After 1,192 days, Brazil mega-event run ends at Paralympics

After 1,192 days, Brazil mega-event run ends at Paralympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – After 1,192 days, Brazil’s run of hosting mega-sports events came to an end Sunday at the Paralympic Games.

It began with soccer’s Confederations Cup in 2013, extended to the 2014 World Cup, ran through IOC … Read Full Story

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Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares win US Open doubles title

Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares win US Open doubles title

NEW YORK (AP) – Jamie Murray of Britain and Bruno Soares of Brazil won the U.S. Open doubles championship Saturday for their second Grand Slam title this year, beating Spaniards Pablo Carreno Busta and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-2, 6-3.

The No. … Read Full Story

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Brazil’s Daniel Dias the Michael Phelps of the Paralympics

Brazil’s Daniel Dias the Michael Phelps of the Paralympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Daniel Dias likes being mentioned in the same sentence as Michael Phelps.

Some Paralympians may feel diminished – even offended – by using an Olympian as a reference to help illustrate their excellence.

Not Dias.… Read Full Story

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Portugal star Ronaldo wins UEFA Best Player in Europe award

Portugal star Ronaldo wins UEFA Best Player in Europe award

MONACO (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo has won UEFA’s award as the best player in Europe last season after helping Portugal to win the European Championship and having another stellar campaign for Real Madrid.
Ronaldo, a favorite for a fourth world … Read Full Story

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Brockton Olympian fighting for Cape Verde goes down kicking

Brockton Olympian fighting for Cape Verde goes down kicking

BROCKTON – The 23-year-old Cape Verdean taekwondo fighter who lived in Brockton and trained in Abington went down kicking during the Summer Olympics on Wednesday.
Maria Andrade lost by a final score of 18-6 to one of her top-ranked competitors, Panipak … Read Full Story

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Pele hopes to make closing ceremony for Rio Games

Pele hopes to make closing ceremony for Rio Games

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Pele hopes to appear at the closing ceremony of the Rio Olympics after missing the opening because of poor health.

The Brazilian soccer great tweeted Tuesday: “I am continuing my physiotherapy and focused on joining … Read Full Story

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Many players to watch outside US in Olympic men’s basketball

Many players to watch outside US in Olympic men’s basketball

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – From Kyrie to KD, DeMar to DeMarcus, many players on the U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team are so well known to NBA fans they can simply go by first names or nicknames.

The Americans have … Read Full Story

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For a child’s dreams, are parents going for gold, or broke?

For a child’s dreams, are parents going for gold, or broke?

The Olympics spark hope in many a child of going for the gold. But in financially supporting those dreams, some parents are going for broke.

For his 15-year old son’s travel hockey team, Tim Richmeier was spending about $5,000 a … Read Full Story

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Big wave legend Garrett McNamara in Portugal to lead free surfer lessons

Big wave legend Garrett McNamara in Portugal to lead free surfer lessons

U.S. surf legend Garrett McNamara will lead a number of free surf classes at Portuguese beaches this summer.
The initiative, entitled ‘Buondi Surf Sessions,’ kicked off Tuesday at Lisbon’s Carcavelos Beach. All lessons begin with a special surf class for … Read Full Story

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2016 New Bedford Day of Portugal 5k Road Race dedicated to the late Noah Fernandes

2016 New Bedford Day of Portugal 5k Road Race dedicated to the late Noah Fernandes

NEW BEDFORD — More than 300 runners are expected to lace up for the Day of Portugal 5K Road Race/Walk on Sunday, June 12 at 10 a.m. Another 150 children are expected to take part in the Children’s Fun Run … Read Full Story

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Euro starts today: All eyes will be on Cristiano Ronaldo, local fans believe

Euro starts today:  All eyes will be on Cristiano Ronaldo, local fans believe

Portugal’s national team has already landed in the French village of Marcoussis, fresh off a resounding 7-0 pounding over Estonia in Wednesday’s final tune up for the 2016 Euro, which kickoffs of today when host France meets Romania. Kickoff, in … Read Full Story

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Messi’s tax fraud case begins with player avoiding court

Messi’s tax fraud case begins with player avoiding court

MADRID (AP) – Lionel Messi’s tax trial began Tuesday with the player deciding not to appear in court for early proceedings.

Messi is facing a prison sentence of nearly two years on charges he failed to properly pay taxes for … Read Full Story

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Sailors’ nightmare in Rio Olympics: plastic bags, trash

Sailors’ nightmare in Rio Olympics: plastic bags, trash

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – If you’re the head of world sailing, this is your worst Olympic nightmare.

A sailor nears the finish line in Rio de Janeiro’s polluted Guanabara Bay, holding the lead with a coveted gold medal in … Read Full Story

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Olympic uniforms: Colorful in shades of red, yellow and blue

Olympic uniforms: Colorful in shades of red, yellow and blue

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Staff and volunteers at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics will be unmissable at venues thanks to their colorful uniforms unveiled on Thursday.

The outfits are in shades of green, blue, yellow, and red, which also … Read Full Story

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Former Brazil great Rivaldo tells tourists to skip Olympics

Former Brazil great Rivaldo tells tourists to skip Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Brazil soccer great Rivaldo is telling tourists to stay away from the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro because of the danger of endemic violence.

Rivaldo posted the warning on his Instagram account and alluded to … Read Full Story

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Carlos Rivas scores in the 90th minute and gives visiting Orlando City a 2-2 draw

Carlos Rivas scores in the 90th minute and gives visiting Orlando City a 2-2 draw

Before the largest home crowd of the season, on Saturday evening the New England Revolution appeared to be headed to their second victory of the campaign but their inability to deal with crosses in their won area struck again and … Read Full Story

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Ethiopians complete 1st-ever sweep of Boston Marathon

Ethiopians complete 1st-ever sweep of Boston Marathon

BOSTON (AP) – Ethiopians nearly swept the Kenyans off the podium at the Boston Marathon on Monday, winning both the men’s and women’s races for the first time in history and taking five of the six spots on the … Read Full Story

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Greek officials: Brazil’s Rousseff cancels Olympic visit

Greek officials: Brazil’s Rousseff cancels Olympic visit

ATHENS, Greece (AP) – Greece’s Olympic committee says Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has canceled a scheduled appearance at this month’s flame-lighting ceremony in Greece for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro this summer.

A committee statement Friday said it had … Read Full Story

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