• "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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Victor Estrella Burgos retains his Ecuador Open title

    QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Victor Estrella Burgos of the Dominican Republic rallied from a set down to beat Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2 on Sunday to retain his title on clay in the Ecuador Open in Quito.

  • Malaga beats Getafe 3-0 in the Spanish league

    MADRID (AP) — Venezuela midfielder Juan Anor scored a goal and was involved in another as Malaga beat Getafe 3-0 in the Spanish league Friday.

  • Laurinaldo Alves adjusts the pacifier of his daughter Luana Vitoria, who suffers from microcephaly, during a physical stimulation session at the Altino Ventura foundation, a treatment center that provides free health care, in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. Brazil is in the midst of a Zika outbreak and authorities say they have also detected a spike in cases of microcephaly in newborn children, but the link between Zika and microcephaly is as yet unproven. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

    Brazil considers reforming biosecurity law amid criticism

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian officials will soon decide whether to amend the South American nation’s rigid procedures for sharing Zika samples, the Cabinet chief’s spokeswoman said Friday, as officials announced that they were sending a set of samples to U.S. researchers amid complaints of hoarding.

  • In this Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016 file photo, a health workers stands in the Sambadrome spraying insecticide to combat the Aedes aegypti mosquito that transmits the Zika virus in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Inspectors begin to spray insecticide around Sambadrome, the outdoor grounds where thousands of dancers and musicians will parade during the city's Feb. 5-10 Carnival celebrations. Brazil's health minister says the country will mobilize some 220,000 troops to battle the mosquito blamed for spreading a virus linked to birth defects. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, File)

    Historian: Zika won’t stop Olympics; only war has done that

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The world’s best known Olympic historian said Friday it will take something more destructive than the Zika virus to cancel the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

  • Brazilian Army soldiers distribute flyers with information on how to combat the Aedes aegypti during the "Burial of the Mosquito" carnival block parade in Olinda, Pernambuco state, Brazil, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. The parade that happens every year during carnival informs residents and tourists about the dangers of the Aedes aegypti and teaches them how to combat the mosquitoes. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

    The Latest: Colombia official attributes 3 deaths to Zika

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Latest on efforts to battle the Zika virus (all times local):

  • A couple kisses during the "Carmelitas" block party, during Carnival celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. Top Brazilian Health officials said this Friday that the active Zika virus has been found in urine and saliva samples, cautioning that further study is needed to determine whether the mosquito-borne virus in those body fluids is capable of infecting people. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

    In Brazil, pregnant women urged to be cautious with a kiss

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — In a sign of mounting global concern over the Zika virus, health officials on Friday warned pregnant women to think twice about the lips they kiss and called on men to use condoms with pregnant partners if they have visited countries where the virus is present.