• Delbonis upsets Fognini to reach 2nd round in Argentina

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Federico Delbonis of Argentina upset sixth-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-4 in the first round of the Argentina Open on Tuesday.

  • In this Nov. 5, 2015, file photo, trash floats in the Meriti River, which flows into Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A major Brazilian daily said Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, that the Rio de Janeiro state governor wants to use money earmarked for an environmental fund to cover shortfalls in civil servants’ pensions. The Rio de Janeiro State Environmental Protection Fund has been used to improve sewage treatment centers and begin cleaning lakes, rivers and Guanabara Bay, a water sports venue for the upcoming Olympic games. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo, File)

    Brazil governor wants environmental fund to pay pensions

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Rio de Janeiro state governor wants to use money earmarked for an environmental fund being used to clean up waterways before the upcoming Olympics to cover shortfalls in civil servants’ pensions, a major Brazilian daily said Tuesday.

    Updated: 1:18 pm

  • Workers holds a flag that reads in portugues "Out Zika" as part of a campaign to warn people about the spread of the Zika virus during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

    Kenya planning on track for Rio Olympics; No Zika boycott

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya is preparing as planned for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics while also monitoring the outbreak of the Zika virus in Brazil, the official in charge of the country’s team said Tuesday.

    Updated: 10:41 am

  • This image made available by Flavio Cadegiani shows damage to Royal Caribbean's ship Anthem of the Seas, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. The ship ran into high winds and rough seas in the Atlantic Ocean on Sunday, forcing passengers into their cabins overnight. No injuries were reported and only minor damage to some public areas. The ship is turning around and sailing back to its home port in New Jersey. (Flavio Cadegiani via AP)

    US senator calls for investigation of cruise ship in storm

    MIAMI (AP) — Federal transportation officials might soon be looking into a Royal Caribbean cruise ship that ran into high winds and rough seas in the Atlantic Ocean over the weekend.

    Updated: 7:30 am

  • "Caretas" performers sit next to an elderly woman during Carnival celebrations in Triunfo, Brazil, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. Revelers take to the streets in hand-made costumes that feature huge hats, long whips _ and scowling masks.  (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

    Frowning masks and whips highlight Carnival in Brazil town

    TRIUNFO, Brazil (AP) — Far from the glitz and glamour of Rio de Janeiro’s famous Sambadrome parades, people in this northeast Brazilian town put a frown on their Carnival celebration.

  • Canada soccer head Montagliani to run for CONCACAF president

    TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Soccer Association president Victor Montagliani says he is running for president of soccer’s governing body for North and Central America and the Caribbean, whose past three presidents have been charged with corruption by U.S. prosecutors.

  • Almagro defeats Montanes to reach second round in Argentina

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Nicolas Almagro of Spain advanced to the second round of the clay-court Argentina Open after defeating countryman Albert Montanes 6-3, 6-3.

  • In this July 19, 2013 file photo, Cuba third baseman Yulieski Gourriel warms up prior to an exhibition baseball game against the United States in Papillion, Neb. A baseball official in the Dominican Republic said on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, that Gourriel has abandoned his team at the close of the annual Caribbean series. The 31-year-old was with his younger brother, Lourdes, also a highly sought player. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

    Source: Top Cuban player left team in Dominican Republic

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Star Cuban infielder Yulieski Gourriel and his younger brother slipped away from their hotel in the Dominican Republic early Monday in an apparent effort to launch careers in Major League Baseball.

  • Jesus Esteban Quiroz of Mexico's Venados de Mazatlan, celebrates with his teammates during a Caribbean Series baseball final against Venezuela's Tigres de Aragua, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Roberto Guzman)

    Mexico wins Caribbean Series with HR in 9th inning

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Jorge Vazquez hit a home run to lead off the bottom of the ninth inning Sunday, lifting Mexico’s Mazatlan Venados to a 5-4 comeback victory over Venezuela’s Aragua Tigres for the Caribbean Series championship.

  • Sebastian Munoz wins hometown Club Colombia Championship

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Sebastian Munoz won his hometown Club Colombia Championship on Sunday for his first Web.com Tour victory, two-putting for birdie from 45 feet on the par-5 18th for a one-stroke victory.