Posts Tagged Latin America and Caribbean

Hornets take Juan Vaulet with 39th pick in the NBA draft

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets have selected swingman Juan Vaulet from Argentina with the 39th overall pick in the NBA draft.

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Sprinter Asafa Powell dominates 100m heats in Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Former 100-meter world record-holder Asafa Powell dominated heats in the men’s 100 meters at Jamaica’s trials by recording a time of 9.98 on Thursday.

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US faces offensive challenge in defense-minded China

In this July 10, 1999, file photo, the United States' Brandi Chastain celebrates by taking off her jersey after kicking in the game-winning penalty shootout goal against China in the FIFA Women's World Cup Final at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.  The last time the United States played China was at the World Cup final in 1999. The two countries play on Friday in the quarterfinals of the FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada. (Lacy Atkins/The San Francisco Examiner via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The last time the United States played China in the Women’s World Cup was in the 1999 final at the Rose Bowl, when the Americans won on penalty kicks for their second title and Brandi Chastain famously ripped off her jersey.

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Paraguay revokes immunity for soccer headquarters

ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — Paraguay’s president has signed a law repealing the immunity that the headquarters of South America’s soccer confederation enjoyed for nearly two decades.

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Officials: Bolt withdraws from 100m at Jamaica championships

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Usain Bolt has been removed from a list of competitors for the 100 meters at the Jamaica championships, apparently the latest setback for the world record-holder.

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