Jun 15, 2016

Brazil fires Dunga after Copa exit

Brazil fired Dunga as coach on Tuesday, the national soccer confederation (CBF) said, two days after his side failed to get past the group stages of the Centenary Copa America. The Brazilians drew 0-0 with Ecuador and beat Haiti 7-1 but were beaten 1-0 ...

Peru eliminates Brazil from Copa America

Jun 13, 2016

Peru eliminates Brazil from Copa America

Peru’s recent history against Brazil is marked by lots of losses and a few missed opportunities. That changed in a big way Sunday night — with the help from a fortunate non-call. Peru stunned Brazil 1-0, eliminating the soccer power from Copa America on ...

Jun 11, 2016

Japan spikers fall to Brazil at World Grand Prix

The Japan’s women volleyball team suffered its first loss in the preliminary round at the FIVB World Grand Prix after being whipped in straight sets by host and reigning Olympic champion Brazil on Friday. Thaisa Menezes scored a match-high 19 points as the Brazilians ...

Jun 10, 2016

Pele mementos big hit at auction

The three-day sale of memorabilia belonging to world soccer icon Pele ended in London on Thursday with the artifacts sold for the princely total of £3.4 million ($5 million). The final day of the sale — held in London but under the banner of ...

Ecuador overcomes poor start, earns draw with Peru

Jun 9, 2016

Ecuador overcomes poor start, earns draw with Peru

Miller Bolanos scored the lone second-half goal and Ecuador rallied from a two-goal deficit to tie Peru 2-2 on Wednesday night in the Copa America. Three minutes after halftime, Jefferson Montero and Christian Noboa connected on a give-and-go and Montero got behind the defense ...

Jun 5, 2016

Ecuador holds Brazil to stalemate at Copa America

Neymar showed up at the Rose Bowl for Brazil’s Copa America opener against Ecuador, but was unable to influence his teammates from his luxury suite. Playing without its star attacker, Brazil was held to a scoreless draw with Ecuador on Saturday night in the ...

Pele cashes in on memorabilia

Jun 2, 2016

Pele cashes in on memorabilia

Insisting “everyone needs money,” Pele took a lingering look at a lifetime of medals, trinkets and memorabilia that auctioneers hope will generate around $7 million. Everything from a replica of the World Cup — a 1970 gift from FIFA after winning the soccer showpiece ...

Brazil arrests first suspect after shocking gang-rape video

May 29, 2016

Brazil arrests first suspect after shocking gang-rape video

Brazilian police on Saturday said they had arrested the first of more than 30 suspects wanted over the gang-rape of a 16-year-old girl whose attackers posted a graphic video online showing the aftermath of their brutal attack. The arrest came as some 70 military ...