• Argentina’s Emiliano Grillo leads Web.com Tour Finals finale

    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Emiliano Grillo holed out from the fairway for an eagle on the par-4 18th hole Friday to take the lead in the Web.com Tour Finals-ending Web.Com Tour Championship.

  • FC Barcelona's Neymar, from Brazil, left, holds the net during a Spanish La Liga soccer match against Las Palmas at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

    Neymar to miss 2 qualifiers after court rejects appeal

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Sport’s highest court has rejected Brazil’s attempt to overturn Neymar’s ban from two World Cup qualifiers.

  • Brazil’s lower house approves visa waiver tied to Olympics

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s lower house voted Thursday to give a 90-day waiver to foreigners who normally need a visa so they can come to the country next year for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The bill is expected to be approved by the Senate and signed by President Dilma Rousseff.

  • In this July 28, 2015 file photo, children play in a water fountain next to Olympic rings at Madureira Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Some foreign ticket buyers for next year's Rio Olympics are paying higher prices than they should, failing to benefit from the steep decline in the value of the Brazilian currency against the dollar. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo, File)

    Brazil currency tumbles, but Olympic ticket prices stay put

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Some foreign ticket buyers for next year’s Olympics are paying higher prices than they should, failing to benefit from the steep decline in the value of the Brazilian currency against the dollar.

  • In this Friday, Sept. 18, 2015 photo, Juan Carlos injects heroin into his arm after receiving a kit with clean syringes from social workers from the Cambie program in Dosquebradas, Colombia. Social workers of the program supported by the Open Society Foundation and government agencies tour the streets of the town every night in search of heroin addicts to swap out their used syringes so they don’t end passing from arm to arm, increasing the risk of transmitting HIV or hepatitis. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

    AP PHOTOS: Clean needles provided to Colombia heroin users

    DOSQUEBRADAS, Colombia (AP) — As night falls, heroin addicts walk toward a white truck distributing rubber tubes, syringes and sterilized water.

  • Rio’s sewage-filled waters a health threat for surfers, too

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio’s sewage-filled waters are not only a problem for next year’s Olympics.

  • This Sept. 22, 2015 photo released by Yum! Brands shows singer Christina Aguilera, left, and Jonathan Blum, Chief Public Affairs Officer of Yum! Brands, serving food to children in Ecuador through the United Nations World Food Programme's (WFP) school feeding program.  Aguilera was on a humanitarian trip in Ecuador last week filming a new PSA for Yum! Brands World Hunger Relief effort that raises awareness, volunteerism and funds for WFP and other hunger relief agencies. (Robb Dipple/Hilton Media Group via AP)

    Aguilera connects with roots on Ecuador hunger relief trip

    NEW YORK (AP) — Christina Aguilera has visited Haiti, Rwanda and Guatemala on relief effort trips, but last week in Ecuador she not only offered support to struggling and hungry children — she also connected with her roots.