Posts Tagged Latin America and Caribbean

Silva confirms he will try to compete in 2016 Rio Olympics

Mixed martial arts fighter Anderson Silva jokingly poses for a photo after a press conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, April 22, 2015. Silva announced he will fight for a spot in the Brazilian taekwondo team at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

SAO PAULO (AP) — Mixed martial arts fighter Anderson Silva will fight for a spot in the Brazilian taekwondo team at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

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Olympic sports leaders praise Rio for getting back on track

In this Tuesday, April 14, 2015 photo, a woman shouts at police before she and others are evicted from a building they invaded about a week ago in the Flamengo neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Police dislodged squatters from the building slated for use as a luxury hotel for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — A year after blasting organizers for delays, leaders of summer Olympic sports praised Brazil on Wednesday for getting preparations back on track for next year’s games in Rio de Janeiro.

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Amid optimism, US-Cuba relations challenge baseball players

In this April 1, 2015, file photo, Arizona Diamondbacks' Yasmany Tomas winks at teammates in the dugout after his three-run double against the Cincinnati Reds during the fourth inning of a spring training baseball game in Goodyear, Ariz. Players in Cuba talk openly about wanting to play in the United States, making comments that used to be considered sinful by Cuban authorities who severely punished big league dreams. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Yasmany Tomas took his last practice swings, packed his bat and carried his oversized No. 24 duffel bag toward the clubhouse.

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