Posts Tagged Latin America and Caribbean

Cardinals OF Taveras dies in car accident in DR

FILE  - This May 31, 2014 file photo shows St. Louis Cardinals' Oscar Taveras smiling after the Cardinals' 2-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants in St. Louis. Authorities say, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, Taveras has died in a car accident in the Dominican Republic. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, file)

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras, a 22-year-old slugger who was regarded as one of the majors’ top prospects, died Sunday in a car accident in his native Dominican Republic.

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Wambach has 4 goals in 6-0 US win over Costa Rica

Mexico forward Veronica Charlyn Corral (9) attempts to move the ball past Trinidad and Tobago defender Arin King (5) in overtime during a CONCACAF consolation soccer match in Chester, Pa., Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. Mexico defeated Trinidad and Tobago 4-2 in overtime. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Abby Wambach scored four goals and the World Cup-bound United States defeated Costa Rica 6-0 Sunday night for the team’s fifth CONCACAF Women’s Championship title.

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Mexico women beat Trinidad & Tobago 4-2

Mexico midfielder Sandra Stephany Mayor, right, runs toward teammate midfielder Karla Nieto (16) after scoring a goal against Trinidad and Tobago in the first half during a CONCACAF consolation soccer match in Chester, Pa., Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Veronica Charlyn Corral scored twice in overtime to send Mexico to next year’s World Cup with a 4-2 victory over Trinidad and Tobago in the third-place match of the CONCACAF Women’s Championship on Sunday.

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Aldo beats Mendes in UFC 179 to keep his title

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian Jose Aldo beat American Chad Mendes by unanimous decision to successfully defend his featherweight title in UFC 179 at Maracanazinho arena early Sunday.

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Unpaid volunteers worth millions to Olympic Games

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio needs 70,000 unpaid volunteers for the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics, and Brazilian Olympic medalist Ricardo Prado is making a pitch with a deadline for signups just three weeks away.

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