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Scolari out of a job, without many supporters in Brazil

In this July 9, 2014 file photo, Brazil's coach Luiz Felipe Scolari gestures during a press conference in Teresopolis, Brazil. Almost a year after the loss to Germany on what he called the "worst day" of his career, Scolari still hasn't regained the trust of local fans. He failed in his first job after the World Cup debacle: a stint with Gremio that ended with his resignation on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, just two matches into the Brazilian league season. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, File)

SAO PAULO (AP) — Not long ago, Luiz Felipe Scolari was seen as an indisputable hero in Brazil. Most agreed he was the perfect coach to lead the national team at the home World Cup.

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Scolari out of a job, without many supporters in Brazil

In this July 9, 2014 file photo, Brazil's coach Luiz Felipe Scolari gestures during a press conference in Teresopolis, Brazil. Almost a year after the loss to Germany on what he called the "worst day" of his career, Scolari still hasn't regained the trust of local fans. He failed in his first job after the World Cup debacle: a stint with Gremio that ended with his resignation on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, just two matches into the Brazilian league season. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, File)

SAO PAULO (AP) — Not long ago, Luiz Felipe Scolari was seen as an indisputable hero in Brazil. Most agreed he was the perfect coach to lead the national team at the home World Cup.

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Brazil suspends 3 gymnasts for comments to black teammate

In this May 2, 2015 photo, Angelo Assumpcao of Brazil competes during the Gymnastic World Challenge 2015 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The Brazilian confederation of gymnastics is investigating racial remarks made by members of the men's team toward a black teammate seen in a video that surfaced early May 2015. The gymnasts were seen telling fellow athlete Assumpcao that a smartphone's screen is white when it works and black when it doesn't; that supermarkets' bags are white and trash bags black. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

SAO PAULO (AP) — The Brazilian gymnastics confederation has suspended three athletes for comments made to a black teammate that were caught on video.

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Fan violence interrupts 2nd-division match in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A second-division match in Rio de Janeiro was suspended for nearly an hour because of fan violence that reportedly caused one spectator to lose his hand when a firecracker exploded near him.

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Five Olympic rings light up a northern Rio de Janeiro Park

Fireworks explode behind the Olympic rings during their inauguration at the Madureira Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, May 20, 2015. The rings are a gift from the city of London. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — This is a sure sign the 2016 Olympics are getting close.

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