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 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 ...

Brazil tops Japan in final Rio tuneup

Jul 31, 2016

Brazil tops Japan in final Rio tuneup

Japan was of no challenge to Brazil as Makoto Teguramori’s side went down 2-0 at the hands of Neymar & Co. in its final Rio Olympic warm-up on Saturday. Brazil cantered to a win behind first-half goals from Gabriel Barbosa and Marquinhos ahead of ...

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 ...

Neymar expected to stay with Barcelona

Jun 3, 2016

Neymar expected to stay with Barcelona

Neymar is set to renew his contract with Barcelona, while Dani Alves is leaving after winning 23 titles in eight years with the Spanish champion. Barcelona director Robert Fernandez on Thursday put an end to speculation about Neymar’s possible departure, saying the Brazil striker ...

Barcelona claims domestic double

May 23, 2016

Barcelona claims domestic double

Barcelona finished its season on a high by capturing the Copa del Rey title to add to its Spanish League trophy won just a week ago. Jordi Alba scored seven minutes into extra time and Neymar sealed the victory late to give Barcelona a ...

Suarez nets four as Barca cruises

Apr 24, 2016

Suarez nets four as Barca cruises

Spain Luis Suarez continued his goal splurge by scoring four times to help Barcelona stay atop the Spanish league on Saturday, while Real Madrid needed a stellar performance from Gareth Bale to remain in the title hunt. Suarez scored his eighth goal in four ...