Posts Tagged South America

Former No. 1 Rios asks for doping check of Korda from 1998

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile officials say they will back a request by former world No. 1 Marcelo Rios to have the International Tennis Federation investigate whether Petr Korda committed a doping violation in the 1998 Australian Open.

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Blatter: Sanctions against racism need to be stiffer

FIFA President Sepp Blatter raises his hands to his temples during a general CONMEBOL congress in Asuncion, Paraguay, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. The 78-year-old Blatter is seeking a fifth, four-year term running football. The countries which make up the South American football confederation have decided to support Blatter in FIFA's presidential elections, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)

ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — FIFA President Sepp Blatter urged South America’s football associations on Wednesday to hand out tougher sanctions for acts of racism by soccer fans.

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No ‘floating rubbish’ collection for Olympic sailing venue

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A program has been halted to retrieve floating rubbish from the sailing venue of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, according to Brazilian media.

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Egypt names Cuper from Argentina to lead its soccer team

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian Football Association has appointed Hector Cuper, from Argentina, as the new manager of its national team.

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Nadal beats Monaco to win 1st title in nearly 9 months

Rafael Nadal, of Spain, returns the ball to Juan Monaco of Argentina during their ATP Argentina Open final tennis match in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, March 1, 2015. Nadal defeated Monaco and won the open. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Rafael Nadal lifted his first title in nearly nine months Sunday after defeating Juan Monaco 6-4, 6-1 at the Argentina Open.

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