• Paschoalotto Bauru guard Carioca (2) loses the ball with Washington Wizards center Josh Harrellson (55) and guard Ish Smith (5) nearby, in the second half of a preseason NBA basketball game, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, in Washington. The Wizards won 134-100. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Gortat scores 19 points, Wizards beat Paschoalotto Bauru

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Marcin Gortat scored 19 points and Bradley Beal added 17 to help the Washington Wizards rout Brazil’s Paschoalotto Bauru 134-100 on Sunday night.

  • Argentina's Lucas Noguera scores a try during the Rugby World Cup Pool C match between Argentina and Namibia at the Leicester City Stadium, Leicester, England, Sunday , Oct. 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

    Argentina finishes off pool stage with 64-19 win vs Namibia

    LEICESTER, England (AP) — Argentina concluded Pool C with a nine-try, 64-19 win over Namibia on Sunday in a contest that served more or less as an opposed training run for the Pumas ahead of the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals.

  • England crushes Uruguay before inquest into RWC failure

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — England thrashed Uruguay 60-3 in its last Rugby World Cup pool match on Saturday, ending an otherwise miserable campaign that raised questions about its ability to compete at the highest level.

  • In this May 24, 2013 file photo UEFA President Michel Platini reacts as he speaks to members of the media at the end of the 37th Ordinary UEFA Congress in London. On Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 photo FIFA provisionally banned Platini for 90 days. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

    Platini appeals against FIFA ban, backed by South America

    Michel Platini lodged an appeal Saturday with FIFA against his 90-day suspension and was backed by the South American confederation, which called for the European soccer leader to be allowed to stand in the presidential election to succeed Sepp Blatter.

  • Argentina's Sergio Aguero is carried off the filed after an injury during a 2018 Russia World Cup qualifying soccer match against Ecuador in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

    Argentina forward Aguero may miss next World Cup qualifier

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Sergio Aguero will miss Argentina’s World Cup qualifier against Paraguay next week with a left-leg injury.

  • Chile's Matias Fernandez, left, Arturo Vidal, center, and Eduardo Vargas celebrate after Vargas scored against Brazil during a 2018 World Cup qualifying soccer match in Santiago, Chile, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. (AP Photo/ Luis Hidalgo)

    Brazil loses without Neymar; Argentina falls with no Messi

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil showed Thursday it can’t win against the best without Barcelona star Neymar, losing 2-0 at Chile as qualifying in South America opened for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

  • 2016 Olympic equestrian events may not be held in Brazil

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The equestrian events for next year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro might have to take place outside Brazil, the head of the country’s equestrian confederation has warned.

  • 2016 Olympic equestrian event may not be held in Brazil

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The head of the Brazilian Equestrian Confederation has warned that equestrian events at next year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics might have to take place outside Brazil.

  • Ecuador's coach Gustavo Quinteros attends a training session in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. Ecuador will face Argentina for a 2018 World Cup Russia qualifier soccer match in Buenos Aires on October 8. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

    No Messi, Neymar, Suarez and Rodriguez as qualifying opens

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Lionel Messi, Neymar, Luis Suarez and James Rodriguez will all be missing when 2018 World Cup qualifying gets underway in South America on Thursday.

  • Sao Paulo says Osorio resigns to coach Mexico national team

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Juan Carlos Osorio of Colombia has quit as coach of Brazilian club Sao Paulo FC to take over Mexico’s national team.