Posts Tagged Latin America and Caribbean

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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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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