Posts Tagged South America

Sabella expected to leave as Argentina’s coach

In this July 1, 2014, file photo, Argentina's head coach Alejandro Sabella signals to his players during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Argentina and Switzerland at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  Sabella reported for several weeks to be ready to resign from the job and is expected to make it official on Wednesday July 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano, File)

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella is expected to resign Wednesday, ending weeks of speculation about his future following his country’s loss in the World Cup final.

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Sailors to navigate dirty water in 1st Rio test

Austria's 49er class Nikolaus Resch, right, and Nico Delle Karth, train on the waters of Guanabaray bay between Niteroi and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 27, 2014. International sailors are gathering for the first test event of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, concerned about water pollution in Guanabara Bay that some have likened to a sewer. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Sailors, coaches and the mayor of Rio de Janeiro acknowledge the problem: Guanabara Bay, the venue for sailing at the 2016 Olympics, is badly polluted. Some liken it to a sewer.

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FIFA fines Argentina for protest banner

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA has reprimanded the Argentine soccer association and fined it $33,000 after its players were pictured with a political banner before a World Cup warmup match.

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Court throws out Chiquita terror payment claims

MIAMI (AP) — A divided federal appeals court on Thursday threw out claims potentially worth billions of dollars against produce giant Chiquita Brands International made by relatives of thousands of Colombians killed during years of bloody civil war.

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