Ronaldo earns Portugal 2-1 win vs Ghana, both out

Ronaldo earns Portugal 2-1 win vs Ghana, both out

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo’s first goal of the World Cup earned Portugal a 2-1 win over Ghana but couldn’t prevent his team being eliminated from the tournament along with the Africans on Thursday.

Portugal finished level on four

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Portuguese celebrate heritage, culture with parade

Portuguese celebrate heritage, culture with parade

CAMBRIDGE — The red, green, and yellow of Portuguese pride was on display on Sunday afternoon in Somerville and Cambridge as hundreds celebrated the Portuguese culture with the Day of Portugal parade.

The parade included a variety of colorful floats, … Read Full Story

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Portugal match sets viewership marks in US

Portugal match sets viewership marks in US

NEW YORK (AP) – The United States’ 2-2 World Cup draw with Portugal is a key moment for soccer, ranking as the most-watched non-football telecast in ESPN history.

The Nielsen company said an average of 18.2 million viewers watched Read Full Story

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6-fingered family roots for Brazil’s 6th World Cup

6-fingered family roots for Brazil’s 6th World Cup

AGUAS CLARAS, Brazil (AP) – A family is counting on the fingers of a single hand its hopes for Brazil to win a sixth World Cup championship.

All the members of the Silva family living In Aguas Claras, a town … Read Full Story

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Fans putting on a show during national anthems

Fans putting on a show during national anthems

TERESOPOLIS, Brazil (AP) – Go ahead, FIFA, stop the music if you want. Fans will keep singing anyway.

FIFA limits anthems to 90 seconds so they can get the World Cup games going quickly. But many national songs last much … Read Full Story

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Court orders FIFA to implement water breaks

Court orders FIFA to implement water breaks

TERESOPOLIS, Brazil (AP) – A Brazilian court has ordered FIFA to introduce water breaks in World Cup matches when temperatures reach 32 degrees Celsius (89.6 Fahrenheit).

A labor court in the capital of Brasilia issued a temporary injunction saying the … Read Full Story

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Brazil links setbacks to greater respect from foes

Brazil links setbacks to greater respect from foes

TERESOPOLIS, Brazil (AP) – Goalkeeper Julio Cesar thinks Brazil’s initial World Cup difficulties are a consequence of the team’s convincing victory at last year’s Confederations Cup.

The win in the warm-up tournament for the World Cup marked Brazil’s reawakening after … Read Full Story

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Hydration, nutrition and rest key for US in Manaus

Hydration, nutrition and rest key for US in Manaus

SAO PAULO (AP) – Kyle Beckerman is counting on all his experience playing Major League Soccer games in the heat and humidity to prepare him for what he will face in the World Cup on Sunday.

Hydration and … Read Full Story

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Ronaldo and Portugal take on US at World Cup

Ronaldo and Portugal take on US at World Cup

MANAUS, Brazil (AP) – With Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal still has a chance to reach the second round at the World Cup. Without him, the advantage might just switch to the United States.

Ronaldo has been carrying an injury to his … Read Full Story

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Ronaldo wears knee brace in Portugal team practice

Ronaldo wears knee brace in Portugal team practice

CAMPINAS, Brazil (AP) – Cristiano Ronaldo again wore a brace on his troublesome left knee Friday, triggering a new wave of questions over his health as his Portugal team held it final World Cup training session before departing … Read Full Story

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F. C. da Madalena returns undefeated to Pico

F. C. da Madalena returns undefeated to Pico

During a tour that lasted in excess of three weeks,the team from Futebol Clube da Madalena, from the Azorean Island of Pico, champion of the Azores in the Portuguese third division in the 2009/2010 season and current champion of the … Read Full Story

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NOPA launches the Portuguese American Fellowship Program

NOPA launches the Portuguese American Fellowship Program

WASHINGTON — The National Organization of Portuguese Americans (NOPA) is accepting applications for its recently developed Portuguese American Fellowship Program.

To be eligible, candidates must have completed a bachelor’s degree or are graduate students in a relevant field with one … Read Full Story

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Free fitness classes at Cushman Park offer healthy opportunities

Free fitness classes at Cushman Park offer healthy opportunities

FAIRHAVEN — Sometimes maintaining one’s balance in the crane position can be difficult. “Yoga in the Park” has been able to do so for three years in Fairhaven’s Cushman Park.

“Our reach here just goes so much deeper in the … Read Full Story

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Provincetown turns to ‘Portuguese town’ June 26 to 29

Provincetown turns to ‘Portuguese town’ June 26 to 29

PROVINCETOWN — The weekend of June 26 through June 29, the residents of this town on the Cape will be returning to a time when the Portuguese population was a lot more representative of the town than it is today. … Read Full Story

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Planting the seeds of learning

Planting the seeds of learning

Two New Bedford schools plant vegetable garden

NEW BEDFORD — Students from two New Bedford schools are planning to harvest and consume the fruits of their labors, after planting vegetable gardens at their schools.

Pupils from Brooks School and Hannigan … Read Full Story

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All eyes on Manaus

All eyes on Manaus

U.S and Portugal face off Sunday

NEW ENGLAND — Local bars and restaurants are cleaning themselves up and getting ready for Sunday’s game between Portugal and the U.S.

Walking into Pasha Hookah Bar, on Allens Avenue in Providence, one is … Read Full Story

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FIFA security head: Maracanã lapse ‘embarrassing’

FIFA security head: Maracanã lapse ‘embarrassing’

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — FIFA has acknowledged being embarrassed by a security lapse that let ticketless Chile fans rampage into the Maracanã Stadium.

Fences have been breached by fans at both World Cup matches staged at the country’s biggest

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Altidore to miss World Cup game against Portugal

Altidore to miss World Cup game against Portugal

SÃO PAULO (AP) — Jozy Altidore will miss the Americans’ World Cup game against Portugal on Sunday because of his strained left hamstring and appears likely to sit out next week’s match against Germany.

The U.S. probably needs to advance

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