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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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Rooney immune to criticism for England's WC failures

Wayne-RooneyLondon, July 26 : Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has said that he is immune to criticism for England's World Cup failure in Brazil.  Read more »

Drogba returns to Chelsea for one year

Didier DrogbaLondon, July 26 - Ivorian star footballer Didier Drogba, who won 10 trophies at Chelsea from 2004 to 2012, has re-signed boss Jose Mourinho's side on a one-year deal.  Read more »

Gower wanted to be game ranger in Africa as a kid

David-GowerLondon, July 26 : Former England captain David Gower has revealed that he wanted to be a game ranger in Africa.

The cricket legend, who captained England in their 1985 Ashes victory over  Read more »

Amla's unbeaten 107 keeps Proteas' hopes alive on third day of second Test

Hashim AmlaColombo, July 26 - South Africa captain Hashim Amla has kept his team's hopes alive in the first innings of their second Test against Sri Lanka as he battles on with just four wickets remaining.  Read more »

Hamilton denies employing 'mind games' against Rosberg in race for F1 title

Lewis-HamiltonLondon, July 18 : Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has said that he is not trying to employ mind games against his teammate Nico Rosberg as both battle for the Formula One championship.  Read more »

Red Bull F1 reserve Felix da Costa to race in Formula E

Antonio-Felix-da-CostaLeicestershire, UK: Amlin Aguri have announced that Red Bull Racing Formula 1 reserve driver, Antonio Felix da Costa, will join the team for the inaugural all-electric FIA Formula E Championship beginning in September.  Read more »