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Brazilian officials say canceled IndyCar race was too costly

In this May 5, 2013 file photo, drivers take the track at the start of the IndyCar's Sao Paulo 300 auto race in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Brazilian organizers announced Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 the IndyCar Series opener scheduled for March was canceled after public prosecutors warned the race would cost too much to the government agency in charge and would be a waste of public funds. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File)

SAO PAULO (AP) — The IndyCar Series opener scheduled for March in Brazil was canceled after public prosecutors warned it would cost the local government too much and waste public funds, organizers said on Friday.

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Ecuador names Gustavo Quinteros as new coach

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Gustavo Quinteros has been hired to coach Ecuador to the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

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Brazilian organizers say IndyCar opener has been canceled

SAO PAULO (AP) — The IndyCar Series opener scheduled for March in Brazil’s capital was canceled on Thursday.

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2016 Rio Olympic torch relay to reach 90 percent of people

President of Brazil's Olympic Committee Carlos Arthur Nuzman attends a press conference to launch the Olympic torch relay in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. Organizers of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics say the Olympic torch relay will visit 250 towns and cities, reaching 90 percent of Brazil's 200 million people. Organizers gave few specific details Thursday about the exact route, but the announcement of the on-going preparation is another milestone with the games set to start in 1 1/2 years. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Organizers of the torch relay for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro say it will visit 250 towns and cities across Brazil, reaching 90 percent of its 200 million people.

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Doping case gives unwanted attention to Olympic host nation

In this July 30, 2013 file photo, Brazil's Joao Gomes Junior looks up after finishing a Men's 50m breaststroke semifinal at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Barcelona, Spain. The Brazilian Swimming Confederation confirmed in the third full week of January 2015 that Gomes, a member of three winning relay teams, had tested positive for a banned diuretic, a substance that if often used as a masking agent that can hide the presence of other drugs. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian swimming reached new heights in December when it topped the gold-medal table at the short-course world championships in Qatar.

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