• Brazil defeats US men 3-1 in the USA Volleyball Cup

    IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Ricardo Lucarelli’s ace for match point gave top-ranked Brazil a 3-1 victory over the United States on Saturday night in the final match of the USA Volleyball Cup.

  • Fish carcasses litter the Jacarepagua lagoon shore in front of Olympic Park, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. Thousands of tilapia, sea bass and mullets started washing up Friday. Brazilian environmentalist and biologist Mario Moscatelli says the fish most likely died because of insufficient oxygen due to pollutants and untreated human waste flowing into the lagoon from nearby condominiums and sprawling shantytowns. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

    Activist: thousands of fish dead near Olympic Park in Brazil

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian environmentalist and biologist Mario Moscatelli says sewage has killed at least a ton of fish in a lagoon next to the Olympic Park that will host many Rio 2016 events.

  • Judge releases Argentine businessmen held in FIFA scandal

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Two Argentine businessmen who were arrested in connection with the FIFA corruption scandal have been released from prison until an ongoing extradition proceeding to the United States is resolved.

  • Pearland, Texas' Caleb Low, right, hits the game-winning two-run home run off Bonita, Calif.'s Jacob Baptista during the eighth inning of a United States elimination baseball game at the Little League World Series tournament, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, in South Williamsport, Pa. Pearland won 9-7. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Fernando-admiring lefty leads Mexico into LLWS title game

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — The title round at the Little League World Series is flush with second chances.

  • Mexico's Daniel Zaragoza delivers during the first inning of an International elimination baseball game against Venezuela at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Mexico advances to International title game at LLWS

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Left-hander Daniel Zaragoza gave up only three hits and doubled home a pair of runs Thursday, leading Mexicali Baja California, Mexico, to an 11-0 victory over Barquisimeto, Venezuela, and a berth in the International championship game at the Little League World Series.

  • Judge throws out Leoz request to halt extradition to US

    ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — A judge in Paraguay has thrown out a request that proceedings for extradition to the United States be dropped against Nicolas Leoz, the former head of the South American football confederation.

  • Lewisberry, Pa.'s Adam Cramer reacts after striking out Pearland, Texas' Jarrett Tadlock during the third inning of a U.S. double-elimination baseball game at the Little League World Series, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, in South Williamsport, Pa. Lewisberry won 3-0. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Japan in LLWS International title game with 2 big comebacks

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — The closest thing to a home team at the Little League World Series is headed for the final of the U.S. bracket. And Lewisberry can expect a full house when it goes for the title.

  • Japan's Kabu Kikuchi delivers during the first inning of an International pool play baseball game against Venezuela at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Japan beats Venezuela, reaches LLWS bracket title game

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Tokyo got down to its final strike before tying it in the bottom of the sixth inning with a single, then rallied again to overcame a two-run deficit in the eighth for a 5-4 victory over Venezuela on Wednesday and a berth in the International bracket title game at the Little League World Series.