Posts Tagged South America

Pele’s son released from jail in Brazil

SAO PAULO (AP) — The 44-year-old son of soccer great Pele has been released from jail and will remain free while he appeals a conviction in a money laundering case that involved a drug gang.

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Firmino scores in Brazil’s victory over Austria

Brazil's Oscar, left, and Austria's Martin Harnik, right, in action during in an International friendly soccer match between Austria and Brazil in Vienna, Austria, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

Roberto Firmino, a substitute making his second appearance for Brazil, scored on a 25-yard shot in the 83rd minute Tuesday to send his country to a 2-1 exhibition victory over host Austria.

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Messi hints he may not end career at Barcelona

Argentina's soccer star Lionel Messi, centre, stretches during a training session with teammates in  Carrington, Manchester England Monday Nov. 17, 2014.  Argentina will play Portugal in a friendly international soccer match at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mike Egerton/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Lionel Messi, who has always planned to end his career at Barcelona, is hinting that might not happen.

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Argentina offers the blind a place to play tennis

In this Nov. 12, 2014 photo, Eduardo Raffetto, director of Argentina Tennis Program for the Visually Impaired, left, has 9-year-old Felipe Angiono feel a special tennis ball made of foam and filled with metal pellets during his first class in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Played on a badminton-sized court with a lowered net and rope, players use junior tennis rackets and a ball that rattles upon impact. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Accompanied by two women, 9-year-old Felipe Angiono enters cautiously and asks: “Is this where the blind play tennis?”

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Germany struggles after World Cup title

Germany's Mario Goetze applauds after a Group D Euro 2016 qualifying match between Germany and Gibraltar in Nuremberg, Germany, Friday, Nov.14, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — From one red carpet to the other, Germany is still celebrating the World Cup title.

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