Posts Tagged South America

Bolt wins 100 meters exhibition race in Rio

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, right, runs against the United States' Ryan Bailey, lane 2, Brazil's Jose Carlos Moreira, lane 1, and Netherlands Churandy Martina, lane 4, during the 'Mano a Mano' challenge at the Jockey Club in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, April 19, 2015. Bolt won the 100m race. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Usain Bolt won a 100-meter exhibition race Sunday in Rio de Janeiro, running a slow time of 10.12 seconds.

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8 people killed at Brazilian soccer team’s fan club

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Police say eight people have been shot dead at a Brazilian soccer team’s fan club in the city of Sao Paulo.

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Spanish language ‘Sabado Gigante’ ends 53-year run

FILE- In this photo taken on Feb. 3, 2012, Chilean born host of the Univision network variety show "Sabado Gigante," Mario Kreutzberger, popularly known as Don Francisco, poses on the set of his show in Miami. Univision announced Friday, April 17, 2017 that the the beloved  show “Sábado Gigante” will end on Sept. 19, 2015 after 53 years on the air. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

MIAMI (AP) — Television’s longest-running variety show is calling it a wrap after 53 years.

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Rio Olympic head says venue with fish die-off will be safe

Small silvery fish called twaite shad float in the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, April 16, 2015. Fish continued to die by the ton Thursday in the Rio de Janeiro lagoon that's slated to host Olympic rowing events, while city authorities and biologists argued about the cause of the die-off. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The head of the Rio 2016 Olympic organizing committee promised that the venue for rowing and canoeing will be safe despite a massive fish die-off in the small lake.

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Bolt: ‘At my best, it’s … almost impossible to beat me’

Jamaican Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt, center, playfully races with youths during a visit to a social sport program at Mangueira slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, April 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Usain Bolt has a few goals left before he retires: He wants to break his own 200-meter world record and do it by running under 19 seconds.

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