Posts Tagged Latin America and Caribbean

Athlete tries for record-breaking swim in Bahamas

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — An Australian endurance athlete has started an attempt to achieve a world-record 128-kilometer (roughly 80-mile) swim in the open waters of the Bahamas.

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Morgan hurts ankle again as US beats Guatemala 5-0

United States' Alex Morgan is checked by team trainer during the first half of a CONCACAF Women's Championship soccer game against Guatemala on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in Bridgeview, Ill. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Star forward Alex Morgan left the game after spraining her left ankle in the 37th minute, a blow to the United States in its 5-0 win over Guatemala in the CONCACAF Women’s Championship on Friday night.

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Wambach scores, US beats Trinidad and Tobago 1-0

United States' Abby Wambach (20) is congratulated by teammates Carli Lloyd (10) and Christen Press (14) after scoring a goal as Trinidad and Tobago's Liana Hinds (15) walks behind during the second half of a CONCACAF Women's Championship soccer matchWednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, in Kansas City, Kan. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Abby Wambach scored in the 54th minute to help the United States beat Trinidad and Tobago 1-0 on Wednesday night in their opening Women’s World Cup qualifying game.

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Rio’s Olympic golf course grass under threat

This June 27, 2014 file photo shows an aerial view of the Rio 2016 Olympic golf course under construction in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The public prosecutor's office is taking on the city government and the golf course developer in a lawsuit that contends environmental rules were breached in building the course. Public prosecutor Marcus Leal told The Associated Press on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 that the two sides are in a 30-day negotiation period aimed at resolving their differences. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, File)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The decision to put down grass on the contested 2016 Olympic golf course amid continued legal wrangling could prove to be a costly mistake, a Rio de Janeiro public prosecutor warned on Wednesday.

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