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 ...

Former FIFA president Havelange dies at 100

Aug 17, 2016

Former FIFA president Havelange dies at 100

Joao Havelange, who as president of FIFA for two decades transformed soccer’s governing body into a multibillion-dollar business and a hotbed for subsequent corruption that damaged its reputation, has died. He was 100. Havelange, who was suffering from a respiratory infection, died early Tuesday ...

Pokemon craze challenges Olympics for popularity in Brazil

Aug 14, 2016

Pokemon craze challenges Olympics for popularity in Brazil

Forget beach volleyball, soccer or tennis, not to mention the steeplechase or discus. “Pokemon Go” is challenging the Olympics for most popular game among some young Brazilians. Hundreds of them turned out in a Rio de Janeiro park on Saturday holding their mobile phones ...

Aug 10, 2016

Pele wants to attend closing ceremony

Pele hopes to appear at the closing ceremony of the Rio Olympics after missing the opening because of poor health. The Brazilian soccer great tweeted Tuesday: “I am continuing my physiotherapy and focused on joining you for the closing festivities on August 21. I ...

Australia claims women's rugby sevens crown over New Zealand

Aug 9, 2016

Australia claims women's rugby sevens crown over New Zealand

The first Olympic rugby gold medal in 92 years has gone to a group of Australian women that includes a mechanic, an elite former sprinter and a 21-year-old newcomer who has traveled around Rio de Janeiro carrying an inflatable kangaroo. Australia absorbed an expected ...

Japan women down Brazil for second win

Aug 9, 2016

Japan women down Brazil for second win

Japan went a long way to ensuring it would get a Rio 2016 women’s basketball quarterfinal place by beating Brazil to notch its second straight win on Monday. Paced by Ramu Tokashiki and her 23-point, nine-rebound, three-block effort, Japan broke the back of the ...