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Dongfeng bounces back from broken mast in Volvo Ocean Race

ALICANTE, Spain (AP) — Dongfeng Race Team, the Chinese-backed crew whose hopes of victory in the Volvo Ocean Race were rocked when they had to quit the fifth leg because of a broken mast, have bounced back by taking the lead Sunday in the next 5,010-nautical mile stage from Brazil to the U.S.

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Olympic sailing events may be moved from Rio’s polluted bay

In this Feb. 28, 2015 file photo, trash floats on the water along a fence line in the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The world governing body of sailing threaten Friday, April 24, 2015, to move events for the Rio 2016 Olympics out of the city's polluted Guanabara Bay unless "a whole lot more is done very quickly" to clear the venue of floating debris and sewage. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, File)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The world governing body of sailing threatened Friday to move all of its events for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics out of the city’s Guanabara Bay if action isn’t taken quickly to clean the heavily polluted body of water that many sailors have described as an “open sewer.”

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AP Interview: Rio 2016 CEO on corruption, legacy budget

Sidney Levy speaks during an interview, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, April 22, 2015. Levy is probably the most powerful man behind Rio de Janeiro's 2016 Olympics. He's the chief executive officer of the local organizing committee and oversees a staff of 1,300. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Sidney Levy placed his thumb and forefinger about an inch apart to illustrate the size of a book he’d just been reading.

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Silva confirms he will try to compete in 2016 Rio Olympics

Mixed martial arts fighter Anderson Silva jokingly poses for a photo after a press conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, April 22, 2015. Silva announced he will fight for a spot in the Brazilian taekwondo team at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

SAO PAULO (AP) — Mixed martial arts fighter Anderson Silva will fight for a spot in the Brazilian taekwondo team at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

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Olympic sports leaders praise Rio for getting back on track

In this Tuesday, April 14, 2015 photo, a woman shouts at police before she and others are evicted from a building they invaded about a week ago in the Flamengo neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Police dislodged squatters from the building slated for use as a luxury hotel for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — A year after blasting organizers for delays, leaders of summer Olympic sports praised Brazil on Wednesday for getting preparations back on track for next year’s games in Rio de Janeiro.

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