Posts Tagged Latin America and Caribbean

Future of Olympic golf course in hands of court

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Brazilian court is set to decide the future of the golf course for the 2016 Olympics, a layout that is being carved out of a nature reserve with luxury high-rise apartments planned around the edges.

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Review: Mendes spreads joy of Brazil’s music

This CD cover image released by Sony Masterworks shows "Magic," by Sergio Mendes. (AP Photo/Sony Masterworks)

Sergio Mendes, “Magic” (Okeh)

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FIFA audit panel member stood down from duty

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA has removed a member of its financial monitoring panel who has been implicated in corruption.

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Cookson calls women’s uniforms ‘unacceptable’

AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) — The president of the International Cycling Union says the flesh-colored uniforms worn by a Colombian women’s cycling team are “unacceptable.”

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Brazil beats Spain 3-1 in Davis Cup playoff

Thomaz Bellucci, of Brazil, returns the ball to Roberto Bautista Agut, of Spain, during the Davis Cup World Group play-off of their singles tennis match in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

SAO PAULO (AP) — Thomaz Bellucci defeated Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 to give Brazil an unassailable 3-1 lead over Spain in a Davis Cup World Group playoff on Sunday, dropping the five-time champions to the zone groups for the first time since 1996.

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