Posts Tagged South America

Venezuela rails against portrayal in US spy drama

In this March 11, 2014 file photo, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks on his radio and television program called "In contact with Maduro" at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela. Critics have mostly ignored the new TNT spy drama "Legends," but it's creating a furor in Venezuela. The telecommunications commission opened an investigation on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 into the series over an episode in which a character fingers Maduro and his socialist party as the buyer of chemical weapons. (AP Photo/Alejandro Cegarra, File)

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Critics have mostly ignored the new TNT spy drama “Legends,” but it’s creating a furor in Venezuela.

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Brazilian club Santos fires coach Oliveira

SAO PAULO (AP) — Santos has fired coach Oswaldo de Oliveira after poor results in the Brazilian league following the World Cup break.

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WC finalists Germany and Argentina renew rivalry

Gemany's head coach Joachim Loew , left, talks to Manuel Neuer, center,  and Thomas Mueller during an open training session ahead of the friendly soccer match between Germany and Argentina on Wednesday in Duesseldorf, Germany, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

BERLIN (AP) — Germany and Argentina clash again 52 days after contesting the World Cup final, albeit with less at stake when the sides meet for a friendly in Duesseldorf.

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Maradona among stars in interreligious peace match

Diego Armando Maradona controls the ball as Diego Simeone, left, Gabriel Heinze, second right, and Ivan Zamorano watch him, during an inter-religious soccer match for peace, supported by Pope Francis to promote the dialogue and peace among different religions, at Rome's Olympic Stadium, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

ROME (AP) — Diego Maradona and Roberto Baggio were among a host of former soccer stars who played in an interreligious charity match backed by Pope Francis on Monday night.

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Sports tribunal bans Brazilian clubs

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s sports tribunal on Friday banned Icasa from the Brazilian league’s second division and Botafogo of Paraiba from the third division after they filed lawsuits in civil courts to try to reverse decisions made in the sports sphere.

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