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Brazil World Cup winner joins US second-tier club

Brazil World Cup winner joins US second-tier clubRio de Janeiro, March 25 - Brazilian World Cup winner Kleberson has signed a two-year deal with US second-tier club Indy Eleven.

The midfielder joins Indianapolis-based outfit from US  Read more »

Botafogo eye Copa Libertadores' second round

Botafogo eye Copa Libertadores' second roundRio de Janeiro, March 25 - Botafogo coach Eduardo Hungaro says his
team's early exit from the Rio de Janeiro state championship will boost
their hopes of progressing to the Copa Libertadores' second phase.  Read more »

Barcos hat-trick fires Gremio to win

Hernan-BarcosRio de Janeiro, March 24 : Argentina international striker Hernan Barcos scored a hat-trick as Gremio beat Juventude 3-0 in Brazil's Rio Grande do Sul state championship.  Read more »

Rio 2016 security a priority: IOC

Rio 2016 security a priority: IOCRio de Janeiro, March 22 - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) insists security at the Rio 2016 Games will not be compromised following a spate of attacks against police in the city's slums.  Read more »

Silva rules out 2014 UFC return

Anderson-SilvaRio de Janeiro, March 21 : Brazilian mixed martial artist Anderson Silva has ruled out a return to the ring in 2014.

The 38-year-old is still recovering from a horrific broken leg suffered  Read more »

FIFA resumes World Cup stadium inspections

World-Cup-stadiumRio de Janeiro, March 21 : FIFA has begun a final operational inspection of Brazil's 12 World Cup stadiums before football's showpiece tournament kicks off in June.  Read more »

Beckham in Amazon TV adventure

Beckham in Amazon TV adventureRio de Janeiro, March 20 - Football star David Beckham has taken part in a two-week expedition through Brazil's Amazon rainforest for a television documentary.  Read more »

Four venues to host Rio 2016 Olympic football

Four venues to host Rio 2016 Olympic footballRio de Janeiro, March 20 - Four stadiums will be used to host football matches during the 2016 Rio Olympics, the organisers announced.

Rio de Janeiro's iconic Maracana, Salvador's Arena  Read more »

Brazil won't feel World Cup pressure: Parreira

Brazil won't feel World Cup pressure: ParreiraRio de Janeiro, March 20 - Hosts Brazil will not be burdened by the pressure of being favourites to win the 2014 World Cup, said assistant coach Carlos Alberto Parreira.  Read more »

Subways in Brazil's World Cup host cities problematic

Subways in Brazil's World Cup host cities problematicRio de Janeiro, March 18 - Subways in Brazil's largest cities, Rio and Sao Paulo, have been facing problems as the FIFA World Cup approaches.  Read more »

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Van Gaal asks Man U fans to keep faith after opening PL fixture home loss

Van-GaalLondon, Aug 23 : Manchester United football team new manager Louis van Gaal has asked the club's fans to keep faith with him after his Premier League debut ended in defeat to Swansea City.  Read more »

Daniel Sturridge in search of 'ambitious lady with inner beauty'

Daniel-SturridgeLondon, Aug 23 : Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge recently took to Twitter to announce that he was looking for love, particularly an " ambitious lady with inner beauty."  Read more »

Ex-NZ skipper Vettori to play for Northern Districts at CL T20 tournament in India

Former New Zealand captain Daniel VettoriJohannesburg, Aug 23 - Former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori will play for domestic side Northern Districts province in next month's Champions League Twenty20 cricket tournament in India.  Read more »

Misbah says Pak-Lanka ODI series 'good chance to assess themselves' for WC

Misbah-ul-HaqKarachi, Aug 23 - With Pakistan and Sri Lanka heading into a three-match ODI series on Saturday, the tourists skipper Misbah-ul-Haq has said that this is a good chance to assess themselves since the World Cup is not too far away.  Read more »

Merc boss says Hamilton-Rosberg needed 'caressing, hard words' to soothe frayed nerves

Toto-WolffLondon, AUG 23 : Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has said that their drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg needed a bit of 'mediating, management, caressing and hard words' to calm the situation between the teammates and rivals in recent weeks.  Read more »

Rosberg says 'learned' from Hamilton team order controversy in Hungary

Nico-RosbergLondon, Aug 22 : Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg has said that he has learned from the controversy over team orders with his teammate Lewis Hamilton in the last race at Hungary.  Read more »