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  • George wants to play in '16 Olympics

    The Sports Xchange By Paul D. Bowker, The Sports Xchange George wants to play in '16 Olympics INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana Pacers forward Paul George felt like his leg was on fire. "I felt like gasoline was on my leg and somebody lit a match," the NBA All-...
  • Crucial penalty gives San Lorenzo first Libertadores Cup

    BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Nestor Ortigoza scored the most important penalty in San Lorenzo's 106-year history as the Argentine side won South America's Libertadores Cup for the first time with a 2-1 aggregate victory over Paraguay's Nacional on Wednesday....
  • George wants to play in 2016 Olympics

    George wants to play in 2016 Olympics
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Injured Indiana Pacers forward Paul George said Friday he is not done playing for the USA Basketball Men's National Team. Appearing publicly for the first time since breaking his right leg in the USA Basketball Showcase on Aug. 1 in...
  • Father, son bond over music; reunite for jazz concert

    Father, son bond over music; reunite for jazz concert
    Virtuoso violinist and Brazilian music pioneer and expert Ted Falcon has had several music mentors in his life, but none has a more special place in his heart than his father, Allentown guitarist Marvin Falcon. "I grew up listening to my dad give guitar...
  • Soccer-German Mertesacker quits international stage

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany centre half Per Mertesacker, a member of the World Cup-winning squad in Brazil last month, has quit the international arena in order to focus on club football. The 29-year-old Arsenal player, who won 104 caps and scored four...
  • Factbox - Libertadores Cup champions and runners-up

    (Reuters) - Winners and runners-up in South America's Libertadores Cup: 1960 Penarol Olimpia 1961 Penarol Palmeiras 1962 Santos Penarol 1964 Independiente Nacional Montevideo 1965 Independiente Penarol 1966 Penarol River Plate 1967 Racing Club...
  • At 90, a former Foreign Service officer looks at Gaza then, and now

     At 90, a former Foreign Service officer looks at Gaza then, and now
    Almost 60 years ago, I was a young Foreign Service officer, standing on the Gaza border with my contact from the Israeli Foreign Ministry. The Eisenhower administration had been using all the pressure it could to force Israel to withdraw from Gaza in...
  • U.S. Olympic official gives Rio de Janeiro high marks

    U.S. Olympic official gives Rio de Janeiro high marks
    The head of the U.S. Olympic Committee, on a briefing trip to Brazil, has been encouraged by the prospects for a successful 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. "This trip has afforded me the opportunity to view the impressive progress that has been made in Rio,"...
  • Ten years on, Athens 2004 gives Greece little to cheer

    By Karolina Tagaris ATHENS (Reuters) - It was billed as a chance to transform Greece's image abroad and boost growth but 10 years after the country hosted the world's greatest sporting extravaganza there is little to celebrate at the birthplace of the...
  • Brazil's water crisis amid drought could lead to rationing

    A drought in Brazil has led to a water crisis and the country's largest population center is facing the prospect of rationing. Brazil's Public Ministry, a federal regulatory agency, has recommended that Sao Paulo state immediately commence water...
  • Miss Bubum Competition set to crown best butt in Brazil

    Miss Bubum Competition set to crown best butt in Brazil
    Brazil may have had a letdown in this year's World Cup, but the country has another contest to look forward to this weekend. The Miss Bumbum Competition -- also known as "Miss Butt Brazil" -- will pit 27 contestants (and their backsides) against one...
  • Shedd BLU's Brazilian Festa

    Shedd BLU's Brazilian Festa
    Overlooking dramatic views of Chicago's skyline, the John G. Shedd Aquarium's Auxiliary Board hosted BLU, an annual fundraiser that attracted nearly 800 guests to its lakefront home on July 26. This year, the Brazilian-themed "festa" celebrated Shedd's...