FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) – Brazil’s Talita Antunes and Larissa Franca won the FIVB World Tour Finals on Sunday, beating Germany’s Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst 21-17, 21-18 to extend their international winning streak to 27 matches.
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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 Storyread more
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 Storyread more
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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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 Storyread more
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 Storyread more
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 Storyread more
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.
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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
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 Storyread more
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 Storyread more
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.
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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 Storyread more
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 Storyread more
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 Storyread more
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 Storyread more
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 Storyread more
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 Storyread more