Poetic reflections on the Rio Games

Aug 22, 2016

Poetic reflections on the Rio Games

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The flame goes out to close this show In which the bar was set real low, With Zika and a toxic bay That doubles as a vast bidet, Recession pounding one and all, A president against the wall, Budget crises that go back years, ...

Neymar finds redemption with gold medal

Aug 22, 2016

Neymar finds redemption with gold medal

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Just two weeks ago Neymar’s commitment to the Olympic team was questioned by Brazil’s fans. Now he’s a national hero — and an Olympic champion. Neymar buried the winning kick of a penalty shootout against Germany on Saturday night at Maracana Stadium, sending all ...

Brazil got its golden moment, but was it worth it?

Aug 21, 2016

Brazil got its golden moment, but was it worth it?

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Remember this moment, Brazil. Nothing feels better than winning. Remember how it felt on that balmy Saturday night in this fabled temple of soccer, the Maracana, when the Selecao held its nerve through 120 minutes and a penalty shootout to gain some small measure ...

Aug 20, 2016

Disgraced Lochte issues apology

U.S. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte apologized Friday for his behavior surrounding an incident at a Rio de Janeiro gas station, saying he should have been more “careful and candid” about how he described what happened after a night of partying with his teammates. But ...

Aug 18, 2016

Neymar scores pair as Brazil makes final

The Brazilian Olympic team has struggled mightily on its home turf during the Rio Games. Maybe Neymar and the crew can salvage something for the hosts. Brazil’s rolled to a 6-0 win over Honduras in the semifinals Wednesday to earn a spot in the ...