Posts Tagged Latin America and Caribbean

Rio mayor unveils controversial Olympic golf course

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro’s mayor has defended the city’s controversial Olympic golf course, which has been criticized by environmental activists and is at the center of complicated legal wranglings.

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Clint Dempsey injures hamstring, out 2-3 weeks

CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. captain Clint Dempsey will miss exhibition games at Denmark and Switzerland because of a strained right hamstring. He is expected to be sidelined two to three weeks.

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Sao Paulo decision to come after release of Olympic schedule

SAO PAULO (AP) — Sao Paulo will not be able to guarantee its participation in the Olympic football tournament by the time the match schedule must be completed next week, local officials said Monday.

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Sepp Blatter faces tough crowd at UEFA meeting

FIFA President Joseph Blatter s attends a news conference  following the FIFA Executive Committee meeting in Zurich, Switzerland, on Friday, March 20, 2015.  Among many topics, the Committee discussed the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.  (AP Photo/Keystone,Ennio Leanza)

VIENNA (AP) — FIFA President Sepp Blatter faces his toughest audience this week in his campaign to be re-elected.

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Spain’s prosecutor calls for trial, jail for Barcelona boss

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s prosecutor has requested the National Court open a trial against Barcelona football club, its current president Josep Bartomeu and his predecessor Alexandre “Sandro” Rosell for alleged tax evasion, including in the signing of Brazil striker Neymar.

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