Posts Tagged Latin America and Caribbean

The US defeats Italy in 4 sets

United States players, from left to right, Tetori Dixon, Jordan Larson-Burbach (10), Molly Kreklow, Karsta Lowe (25), Kelsey Robinson (23) and Tamari Miyashiro celebrate their win over Italy in a women's FIVB World Grand Prix volleyball match in Omaha, Neb., Thursday, July 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Lauren Gibbemeyer and Christa Dietzen combined for 23 kills to lead the United States to a four-set victory over Italy Thursday at the FIVB World Grand Prix Finals.

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US seeks extradition of Paraguayan soccer official

ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — U.S. prosecutors in New York have asked Paraguay to extradite Nicolas Leoz, the former president of South America’s soccer confederation and one of those charged in a corruption scandal being investigated by the U.S. Justice Department.

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Argentina’s Emiliano Grillo leads Canadian Open

Emiliano Grillo from Argentina hits on the 9th fairway during first round of play at the Canadian Open golf tournament Thursday, July 23, 2015,  in Oakville, Ontario. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)

OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) — Argentina’s Emiliano Grillo shot a bogey-free 8-under 64 on Thursday to take the first-round lead in the Canadian Open.

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Top seed Karlovic beats Galan to reach Claro Open quarters

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Top-seeded Ivo Karlovic of Croatia came back to defeat home-crowd favorite Daniel Elahi Galan 6-7 (12), 6-1, 6-3 to reach the quarterfinals of the Claro Open on Thursday.

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Panama FF calls Gold Cup semifinal refereeing ‘insulting’

Panama's Luis Tejada (10) argues with an official during the first half against Mexico in a CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer semifinal, Wednesday, July 22, 2015, in Atlanta.  (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

PANAMA CITY (AP) — The Panamanian Football Federation has demanded the removal of CONCACAF’s referee selection panel after describing the officiating in the Gold Cup semifinal loss to Mexico as “insulting and embarrassing.”

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