Valcke to visit unfinished World Cup stadiums

Valcke to visit unfinished World Cup stadiums

SÃO PAULO (AP) — FIFA’s top World Cup official is visiting Brazil this week to inspect the three stadiums yet to be completed for the World Cup, including the one hosting the tournament’s opening game in June.

Secretary General Jerome

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Cruzeiro nets late to win Brazilian league opener

Cruzeiro nets late to win Brazilian league opener

SÃO PAULO (AP) — Marcelo Moreno scored in the 90th minute to help a second-string Cruzeiro lineup beat Bahia 2-1 on Sunday to start its defense of the Brazilian league title.

The competition got underway despite ongoing lawsuits filed by

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Benfica clinches 33rd Portuguese league title

Benfica clinches 33rd Portuguese league title

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Benfica clinched its 33rd Portuguese league title by beating bottom side Olhanense 2-0 after two goals by Lima on Sunday, bringing an end to FC Porto’s three-year run at the top.

Benfica won its first domestic

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A business like no other

A business like no other

PAWTUCKET — In the United States, there is only one place where you can go if you want to see the curing process for codfish in action.

“We’re the only place in the U.S. that dries codfish,” said Manuel Rodrigues, … Read Full Story

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Tenor Fernando Guimarães ready to tackle “Ulysses” demands

Tenor Fernando Guimarães ready to tackle “Ulysses” demands

BOSTON — The Odyssey will be coming to life at the Boston Conservatory next week. The only difference is that in this version Ulysses is Portuguese, not Greek, sort of.

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Bill to keep Lajes Air Field operational introduced in the House

Bill to keep Lajes Air Field operational introduced in the House

WASHINGTON — Cong. Devin Nunes (R-CA) has introduced a bill in the House of Representatives proposing to relocate AFRICOM’s headquarters from Germany to the United States and designate Lajes Air Field as AFRICOM’s forward operating base.

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Romeiros make journey of faith

Romeiros make  journey of faith

NEW BEDFORD — United in the simple purpose of faith, hundreds of Romeiros —wrapped in colorful shawls, while praying and singing hymns in Portuguese — took to the streets of New Bedford, Bristol and Pawtucket last weekend, remembering the rites … Read Full Story

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Flamengo scores late to win Rio state title

Flamengo scores late to win Rio state title

SÃO PAULO (AP) — Flamengo scored in stoppage time to draw 1-1 with Vasco da Gama on Sunday and win the Rio de Janeiro state championship for a record 33rd time.

Midfielder Marcio Araujo scored the equalizer in the first

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Benfica wins 2-0 at Arouca to close in on title

Benfica wins 2-0 at Arouca to close in on title

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Benfica won 2-0 at Arouca on Sunday to close to within two points of its first Portuguese league title since 2010.

Forward Rodrigo Moreno scored Benfica’s first goal in first-half injury time, and Nicolas Gaitan sealed

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Sporting beats Gil Vicente 2-0 to stay in 2nd

Sporting beats Gil Vicente 2-0 to stay in 2nd

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Sporting Gijon beat Gil Vicente 2-0 at home on Saturday to close on securing a second-place finish in the Portuguese league and resulting automatic Champions League berth.

Sporting cut league leader Benfica’s advantage to four points

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Injured Ronaldo likely to miss Copa final

Injured Ronaldo likely to miss Copa final

MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is likely to miss Wednesday’s Copa del Rey final against Barcelona due to a leg injury.

Madrid says medical scans Thursday on the Portugal international revealed a muscle injury in his left

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Former Guinea-Bissau president Kumba Yala dies

Former Guinea-Bissau president Kumba Yala dies

BISSAU, Guinea-Bissau (AP) — State media in the tiny West African nation of Guinea-Bissau has announced that former President Kumba Yala has died.

Yala, who was elected in 2000 and later ousted in a military coup three years later, died

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Martinez nets 2, Porto beats Academica 3-1

Martinez nets 2, Porto beats Academica 3-1

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Striker Jackson Martinez scored two goals and set up a third to guide FC Porto to a 3-1 win at home over Academica in the Portuguese league on Sunday.

Martinez gave Porto the early lead in

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Sporting wins 3-1 at Pacos to close on Benfica

Sporting wins 3-1 at Pacos to close on Benfica

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Sporting Lisbon won 3-1 at Pacos Ferreira on Saturday, provisionally cutting into Benfica’s lead of the Portuguese league.

Midfielder William Carvalho opened for Sporting in the 15th minute and Faustino Rojo made it 2-0 in the

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New anthology celebrates Portuguese-American poets

New anthology celebrates Portuguese-American poets

PROVIDENCE — For almost 34 years, Gávea-Brown Publications has been capitalizing on the artistic talents of the Portuguese-American communities. In one of their most recent collections, “The Gávea-Brown Book of Portuguese-American Poetry,” editors Alice R. Clemente and George Monteiro sought … Read Full Story

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Lajes Air Field subject of discussion at the Pentagon

Lajes Air Field subject of discussion at the Pentagon

WASHINGTON — Lajes Air Base was one of the main issues brought to the table as Portuguese Minister of Defense José Pedro Aguiar-Branco was welcomed to the Pentagon by U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel last Tuesday.

Although he declined to … Read Full Story

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Job creation a top priority, says new U.S. ambassador to Portugal: Rhode islanders rub elbows with Ambassador Robert Sherman at meet and greet event

Job creation a top priority, says new U.S. ambassador to Portugal: Rhode islanders rub elbows with Ambassador Robert Sherman at meet and greet event

EAST PROVIDENCE — Social, political and academic leaders were at the Brightridge Club on Saturday afternoon in order to simultaneously welcome and bid adieu to the newly appointed U.S. Ambassador to Portugal, Robert Sherman, a prominent Obama bundler and Boston … Read Full Story

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The late Dr. da Silva to be honored with bust

The late Dr. da Silva to be honored with bust

BRISTOL — Dr. Manuel Luciano da Silva, a well-known physician, historian, author and activist in the Portuguese-American community who passed away in 2012, will become the first person to be memorialized with a bust in the town of Bristol, R.I.… Read Full Story

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