Brazil sweeps US in 2nd match of USA Volleyball Cup

Brazil sweeps US in 2nd match of USA Volleyball Cup

SAN DIEGO (AP) – Top-ranked Brazil swept the U.S. men’s national team in the second match of the USA Volleyball Cup on Tuesday night with both teams playing their reserves.

The 25-18, 25-22, 25-22 victory comes two days … Read Full Story

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Some US rowers fall ill at 2016 Olympics test event

Some US rowers fall ill at 2016 Olympics test event

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Thirteen rowers on the 40-member U.S. team came down with stomach illness at the World Junior Rowing Championships – a trial run for next summer’s Olympics – and the team doctor said she suspected it … Read Full Story

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IOC to order tests for viruses at Rio’s Olympic water venues

IOC to order tests for viruses at Rio’s Olympic water venues

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – The International Olympic Committee said Sunday it will order testing for disease-causing viruses in the sewage-polluted waters where athletes will compete in next year’s Rio de Janeiro Games.

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Rio 2016 organizers unveil Olympic torch

Rio 2016 organizers unveil Olympic torch

 BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) – Rio de Janeiro organizers unveiled the Olympic torch for the 2016 Games on Friday, saying it brings together “movement, innovation and Brazilian flavor.”

Organizers said the torch’s design was inspired by Brazil’s “nature, and the … Read Full Story

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Olympic bid organizers say far-flung venues exception, not rule

Olympic bid organizers say far-flung venues exception, not rule

Recent announcements of planned Olympic venues in Billerica, New Bedford and Quincy could be an attempt to gain statewide support for Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Games, according to some economists.

“As much as Boston 2024 might like to … Read Full Story

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New Bedford Day of Portugal races/walk another success

New Bedford Day of Portugal races/walk another success

NEW BEDFORD — Three hundred and fifty individuals made their way through the finishing line at the New Bedford Day of Portugal 5k Road Race last Sunday morning.

Andy Sukeforth, 23, of Middleboro, won the race in 15 minutes 26 … Read Full Story

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Racial remarks by Brazilian gymnasts being investigated

Racial remarks by Brazilian gymnasts being investigated

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – The Brazilian confederation of gymnastics opened an investigation this weekend into remarks made by three members of the men’s team toward a black teammate that surfaced in a video last week.

The gymnasts were seen … Read Full Story

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State is requiring background checks for high school officials

State is requiring background checks for high school officials

In response to suggestions from her constituents, State Representative Carole Fiola filed a bill that will have a major affect on high school sports.
Effective this season, the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA), the governing body for all high school … Read Full Story

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Surfing event opens in Rio amid water pollution worries

Surfing event opens in Rio amid water pollution worries

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Many of the world’s top surfers were in Rio de Janeiro for a major surfing competition that kicked off Tuesday amid persistent worries about the city’s polluted waters.

Kelly Slater of the United … Read Full Story

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President Rousseff says she’ll get more involved in Olympics

President Rousseff says she’ll get more involved in Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff says she will get more involved in preparations of the Rio’s 2016 Olympics with the games set to open in less than 15 months.

Rousseff met Tuesday in Rio with Olympic … Read Full Story

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Brazil eyes historic medal haul in 2016 Rio Olympics

Brazil eyes historic medal haul in 2016 Rio Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – China thrived at the Beijing Games in 2008. Britain excelled in London in 2012. Next year, Brazil will try to show it can produce a historic performance at its home Olympics.

The nation is working … Read Full Story

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Desisa wins 119th Boston Marathon; Rotich takes women’s race

Desisa wins 119th Boston Marathon; Rotich takes women’s race

BOSTON (AP) – Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia won his second Boston Marathon on Monday, two years after he donated the medal from his first victory to the city in memory of the bombing victims.

Kenya’s Carolina Rotich was … Read Full Story

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Portugal out of running for 2022 Ryder Cup; 4 countries left

Portugal out of running for 2022 Ryder Cup; 4 countries left

VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) – Portugal has dropped out of the race to host the 2022 Ryder Cup, leaving four countries in the running for the event.

Manuel Agrellos, president of the Portuguese Golf Federation, says Portugal pulled out because … Read Full Story

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Brazilians chase the Chinese soccer dollar

Brazilians chase the Chinese soccer dollar

SAO PAULO (AP) – Most Brazilian players dream of making it to a top European football club. These days, though, some of the country’s most promising players are heading to a very different sporting nation.

China is fast becoming the … Read Full Story

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2016 athletes’ village set to become luxury housing

2016 athletes’ village set to become luxury housing

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Developers brag that the athletes’ village for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics will rival a five-star resort.

The village will be turned into a private condominium complex after the games with some of the … Read Full Story

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Olympic bid group seeks to bolster public support

Olympic bid group seeks to bolster public support

BOSTON (AP) – Organizers of Boston’s effort to host the 2024 Olympics said Monday they would not submit a final bid to for the games unless a majority of Massachusetts residents were supportive.

Boston 2024 ran a full-page ad in … Read Full Story

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Mayer beats Souza in longest Davis Cup singles match ever

Mayer beats Souza in longest Davis Cup singles match ever

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) – Leonardo Mayer defeated Joao Souza in the longest Davis Cup singles match ever, converting his 11th match point to win 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5), 5-7, 5-7, 15-13 and keep Argentina’s hopes alive against Brazil in … Read Full Story

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Algarve Cup matches: United States wins, Portugal loses

Algarve Cup matches: United States wins, Portugal loses

The opening round of the Algarve Cup — the prestigious women’s soccer tournament currently being held in Portugal’s most southern province — began on Wednesday.
Three months away from the 2015 World Cup, this tournament serves as preparation for that … Read Full Story

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