Jul 22, 2017

Pele's son back in jail for 12-year sentence

A son of Brazilian soccer legend Pele has returned to jail to serve a sentence of more than 12 years on drug trafficking and money laundering charges. A Brazilian court Friday ordered Edson Cholbi do Nascimento returned to jail after turning down his appeal. He is ...

/ Sep 10, 2016

Original idea: Have athlete play Mario

The director of the Japanese portion of the Rio Olympic closing ceremony said Friday that Mario, the video game character that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe played in the event, was initially planned for a distinguished Japanese athlete. Hiroshi Sasaki said he intended to choose someone ...

/ Aug 4, 2016

Pele could light flame

Three-time World Cup champion Pele says he was invited to light the cauldron at the opening ceremony of the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, but sponsorship deals could stop him from performing the prestigious task. Speaking at an event in Rio, Pele said he was ...

Jul 10, 2016

Pele, 75, to get married for third time

Soccer legend Pele is getting married Tuesday for the third time, tying the knot with his girlfriend of six years Marcia Cibele Aoki. Pele, 75, told O Estado de Sao Paulo newspaper that this time, he has found "love forever." Pele and Aoki met in New ...

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 ...

Jun 7, 2016

Pele memorabilia auction begins in London

The three-day sale of more than 2,000 items from world soccer icon Pele's personal memorabilia kicked off on Tuesday, with shirts, souvenirs and medals all going under the hammer. The Brazil legend's collection of items from his extraordinary career, being sold in London by Los ...

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 for ...

May 27, 2016

Longtime soccer coach Dumitru dies at 76

Ted Dumitru, the former South African national soccer team coach whose 40-year career took him from communist Romania to Turkey, Germany, the United States and across Africa, died Thursday. He was 76. The death of the Romania-born Dumitru was announced by the South African Football ...

Jan 15, 2016

Report: Pele has fresh hip operation

Brazilian soccer legend Pele had hip surgery in the United States last month and is still there undergoing physiotherapy, a newspaper reported on Thursday. The Folha de Sao Paulo said surgeons in New York operated on the 75-year-old to fix a loose hip implant he ...