Posts Tagged South America

Batistuta asked legs be cut off to relieve pain

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Former star Gabriel Batistuta, Argentina’s record goal scorer for the national team, says he once asked a doctor to amputate his legs to relieve intense pain in his ankles.

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Brazilian club promises to punish racist fans

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian club Gremio has promised to help identify and punish the fans who taunted a player in the latest case of racism to taint the national game.

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Boca Juniors fire coach Carlos Bianchi

In this May 11, 2014 file photo, Boca Juniors' coach Carlos Bianchi leaves the filed after defeating Lanus 3-1 at an Argentine league soccer match in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Carlos Bianchi was fired as Boca Juniors coach a day after the team lost for the third time in four games in the Argentine league.

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Olympics, Paralympics look for volunteers in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Rio de Janeiro Olympics and Paralympics want diversity in the ranks as they begin the search for 70,000 volunteers.

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