Posts Tagged Latin America and Caribbean

Egypt names Cuper from Argentina to lead its soccer team

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian Football Association has appointed Hector Cuper, from Argentina, as the new manager of its national team.

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Nadal beats Monaco to win 1st title in nearly 9 months

Rafael Nadal, of Spain, returns the ball to Juan Monaco of Argentina during their ATP Argentina Open final tennis match in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, March 1, 2015. Nadal defeated Monaco and won the open. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Rafael Nadal lifted his first title in nearly nine months Sunday after defeating Juan Monaco 6-4, 6-1 at the Argentina Open.

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Environmental activists disrupt meeting by Olympic officials

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach smiles during a press conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. IOC officials have been in Rio this week monitoring progress on the games. South America's first Olympics open Aug. 5. 2016. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach came to Rio de Janeiro to laud the city’s progress in getting ready for the 2016 Olympics. On Saturday, he came up against another side of the games — activists bursting into his hotel lobby to protest what they call environmental destruction brought on by the games.

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Players’ union head: future spring games in Cuba possible

Former MLB baseball player and current executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association Tony Clark talks with writers after meeting with San Francisco Giants players in the clubhouse on his first stop to meet with players from all the MLB teams Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Major League Baseball is considering playing future spring training games in Cuba.

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Brazilian swimmer Joao Gomes Jr. gets 6-month doping ban

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian swimmer Joao Gomes Jr. has been banned for six months for a “doping rule violation” by swimming’s world governing body FINA.

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