Posts Tagged Latin America and Caribbean

Maradona among stars in interreligious peace match

Diego Armando Maradona controls the ball as Diego Simeone, left, Gabriel Heinze, second right, and Ivan Zamorano watch him, during an inter-religious soccer match for peace, supported by Pope Francis to promote the dialogue and peace among different religions, at Rome's Olympic Stadium, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

ROME (AP) — Diego Maradona and Roberto Baggio were among a host of former soccer stars who played in an interreligious charity match backed by Pope Francis on Monday night.

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Wlodarczyk’s world record provides ISTAF highlight

Anita Wlodarczyk from Poland celebrates winning the women's hammer throw competition at the ISTAF Athletics Meeting in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. Wlodarczyk set a new world record with 79.58 meters. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

BERLIN (AP) — Olympic champion Robert Harting delighted home fans by winning the discus at the ISTAF athletics meet Sunday, only to be overshadowed by Anita Wlodarczyk’s world record in the women’s hammer throw.

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Sports tribunal bans Brazilian clubs

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s sports tribunal on Friday banned Icasa from the Brazilian league’s second division and Botafogo of Paraiba from the third division after they filed lawsuits in civil courts to try to reverse decisions made in the sports sphere.

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Batistuta asked legs be cut off to relieve pain

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Former star Gabriel Batistuta, Argentina’s record goal scorer for the national team, says he once asked a doctor to amputate his legs to relieve intense pain in his ankles.

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Indians sign Russell Branyan to minor deal

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians have reunited with slugger Russell Branyan, signing him to a minor league deal for the remainder of the season.

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