Posts Tagged South America

Argentina’s Emiliano Grillo leads Canadian Open

Emiliano Grillo from Argentina hits on the 9th fairway during first round of play at the Canadian Open golf tournament Thursday, July 23, 2015,  in Oakville, Ontario. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)

OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) — Argentina’s Emiliano Grillo shot a bogey-free 8-under 64 on Thursday to take the first-round lead in the Canadian Open.

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Top seed Karlovic beats Galan to reach Claro Open quarters

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Top-seeded Ivo Karlovic of Croatia came back to defeat home-crowd favorite Daniel Elahi Galan 6-7 (12), 6-1, 6-3 to reach the quarterfinals of the Claro Open on Thursday.

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Groth beats Pella in 3 sets in 1st round of Claro Open

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Sam Groth of Australia served 26 aces to beat Argentina’s Guido Pella 7-5, 4-6, 7-5 on Wednesday and advance to the round of 16 of the Claro Open.

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Bolivia soccer federation chief jailed in embezzlement case

Carlos Chavez, treasurer of the South American Soccer Confederation and the Bolivian soccer federation, looks out from behind bars at the jailhouse in Sucre, Bolivia, Tuesday, July 21, 2015. A Bolivian judge on Tuesday ordered Chavez be jailed on charges he diverted funds from a charity match, sending him to Bolivia’s notorious Palmasola Prison in the eastern city of Santa Cruz. (AP Photo/Freddy Perez)

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — A Bolivian judge on Tuesday ordered the president of the country’s soccer federation jailed on charges he diverted funds from a charity match.

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Brazil-Argentina friendly canceled as FIFA probe fallout

SAO PAULO (AP) — A friendly between Brazil and Argentina planned in the United States in September has been canceled as part of the fallout from the investigation into alleged corruption involving FIFA.

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