Posts Tagged Latin America and Caribbean

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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Brazilian club promises to punish racist fans

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian club Gremio has promised to help identify and punish the fans who taunted a player in the latest case of racism to taint the national game.

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Boca Juniors fire coach Carlos Bianchi

In this May 11, 2014 file photo, Boca Juniors' coach Carlos Bianchi leaves the filed after defeating Lanus 3-1 at an Argentine league soccer match in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Carlos Bianchi was fired as Boca Juniors coach a day after the team lost for the third time in four games in the Argentine league.

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