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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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Man U sign Daley Blind for 13.8 mln pounds from Ajax

Daley BlindLondon, Sep 02 - Versatile Netherlands international Daley Blind has moved from Dutch club AFC Ajax to Premier League side Manchester United in a 13.8 million-pound deal.  Read more »

'Excruciating pain' forced Gabriel Batistua to ask for leg amputation post retirement

Gabriel BatistutaLondon, Sep 01 - Former Fiorentina striker Gabriel Batistuta, who called time on his career in 2005, has revealed that he asked a specialist to amputate his legs following his retirement.  Read more »

Moores defends Cook, says skipper can be 'influential' batsman in ODIs

England cricket team coach Peter MooresLondon, Sep 02 - England cricket team coach Peter Moores has insisted that captain Alastair Cook can be an influential batsman in one-day cricket despite former England greats slamming the skipper for his approach.  Read more »

Varun Aaron to work under Glenn McGrath at MRF Pace Foundation

Varun AaronNew Delhi: India's fastest bowler Varun Aaron has started his 10-day training programme under Aussie legend Glenn McGrath at the MRF Pace Foundation as part of a tie-up between the BCCI and company.  Read more »

Miguel Oliveira finishes fourth at British GP in MotoGP

Miguel OliveiraSilverstone: Mahindra rider Miguel Oliveira missed a second top-three podium finish of the season by just five hundredths of a second at the British Grand Prix in Moto3 category of the MotoGP championship, here Sunday.  Read more »

Hamilton might consider quitting Merc due to increasing tension with Rosberg: Reports

Hamilton-RosbergWashington, Aug 26 : Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton is reportedly threatening to quit the team due to the clash that has been building all year between him and teammate Nico Rosberg, which reached its  Read more »