RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's presidential election Sunday is being contested by 11 candidates but only two stand a chance of reaching a runoff: former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and incumbent Jair Bolsonaro.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro enlisted the help of soccer star Neymar on a campaign stop Wednesday, just four days before the country's general elections.
Bolsonaro visited a non-profit youth institute set up by Neymar in the city of Praia Grande and took a call from the Paris Saint-Germain player, who thanked the far-right leader and said he was proud of him.
HARRISON, N,J. (AP) — Lionel Scaloni will remain as Argentina's national team coach through the 2026 World Cup.
Chiqui Tapia, president of the Argentine Football Association, made the announcement after Tuesday night's 3-0 win over Jamaica in the Albiceleste's next-to-last tuneup match for this year's World Cup.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian police said on Monday that a 39-year-old supporter of former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was stabbed to death in a bar amid rising concern about political violence in a tense presidential campaign.
SAO PAULO (AP) — The second leg of the Brazilian women's soccer final set a new South American record attendance for clubs of the region, in another sign of the growth of the sport.
Corinthians 4-1 win against Internacional in Sao Paulo brought 41,070 fans to the NeoQuimica Arena on Saturday.
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — When Cris “Cyborg” Justino turned 37 this summer, she was in the middle of hundreds of hours of grueling training for her professional boxing debut.
And Justino didn't sweat away the months in this compact gym in a gritty industrial backstreet in Orange County simply for a paycheck.
Here's some great news for Brazil: Neymar is winning everyone over this season with his goals and attitude for Paris Saint-Germain.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday repeated his willingness to foster negotiations to resolve the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, calling for a ceasefire but renouncing sanctions and economic isolation.
The 13 European national teams going to this year’s World Cup will play their last competitive soccer games in the Nations League this week, two months before the tournament starts in Qatar.
For the rest of continent’s teams — with the exception of Russia, which has been suspended because of the war in Ukraine — next week’s final Nations League standings will decide the playoff path some will need to qualify for the 2024 European Championship.
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has taken his reelection campaign on the road, delivering an open-air campaign speech Sunday in London, where he had come to attend the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.
PIRAEUS, Greece (AP) — Former Real Madrid and Bayern Munich attacking midfielder James Rodríguez has joined Olympiakos, the Greek club said Thursday.
The 31-year-old Colombian will be reunited with former Madrid teammate Marcelo, who signed with the Greek champions last week.
SAO PAULO (AP) — A former environment minister and presidential candidate who had broken with Brazil's ex-leader Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva endorsed him for president on Monday as his campaign continued efforts to reach out to centrist voters.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Antônio Luis Durão is a member of a small minority in Brazil: He's an undecided voter with mere weeks until presidential elections.
Had the vote taken place a year ago, the 61-year-old fruit farmer would have supported Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the leftist former president who governed between 2003 and 2010.
RECIFE, Brazil (AP) —
USA Basketball didn’t head home from AmeriCup empty-handed.
Gary Clark scored 18 points, and the U.S. rallied in the final minutes to top Canada 84-80 in the bronze-medal game on Sunday.
RECIFE, Brazil (AP) — USA Basketball won't repeat as AmeriCup champions.
Gabriel Deck scored 30 points, Nicolás Laprovittola added 18 and Argentina topped the U.S. 82-73 in the semifinals on Saturday.
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — A supporter of Brazil’s president used a knife and an axe to kill a backer of the main opposition leader after an argument about politics, weeks ahead of presidential elections, according to police.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil coach Tite has included Flamengo striker Pedro as a new attacking option for the team's pre-World Cup friendlies against Ghana and Tunisia in September.
Pedro is the top scorer in this season's Copa Libertadores with 12 goals and was picked Friday ahead of players such as Arsenal's Gabriel Jesus for the matches in France on Sept.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's Sao Paulo and Ecuador's Independiente del Valle will play this year's final of the Copa Sudamericana, the second most prestigious club tournament in South America.
SAO PAULO (AP) — A pasenger boat operating without proper licenses sank in a bay off the Atlantic in the northern Brazil state of Para on Thursday, and at least 11 people died, authorities said.
A state government statement said 63 people had been rescued from the water after the boat went down near Cotijuba island, which is close to the city of Belem.
RECIFE, Brazil (AP) — Norris Cole made sure that USA Basketball will play for a medal at AmeriCup.
Cole — a two-time NBA champion with the Miami Heat — scored a game-high 20 points, capping it off by making the game-winning runner with 1.4 seconds remaining, and the U.S.
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro skipped a congressional celebration of the country’s independence bicentennial on Thursday, a day after he used the national festivities as a campaign event for his reelection.
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro transformed the nation’s bicentennial Wednesday into a multi-city campaign event, but didn't use his appearances to undermine the upcoming election as his opponents had feared.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Flamengo of Brazil reached its third Copa Libertadores final in four years after a 2-1 home win against Argentina's Velez Sarsfield on Wednesday. The Rio de Janeiro team won the first leg in Buenos Aires 4-0 last week.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Athetico will play the Copa Libertadores final in what could be the last decider in the career of Brazil’s 73-year-old World Cup-winning coach Luiz Felipe Scolari.
The club from the southern Brazil city of Curitiba knocked out defending champion Palmeiras on Tuesday after a 2-2 draw in Sao Paulo.
RECIFE, Brazil (AP) — Halftime took two days, which was about the only challenging part for the U.S. in its final game of group play at the AmeriCup tournament.
Everything else seemed easy.
Craig Sword scored 19 points, Anthony Lamb added 15 and the U.S.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — With Brazil’s presidential election just a month off, President Jair Bolsonaro is feeding concern about the nation’s electronic voting system. He has long insisted that the machines, used for a quarter-century, are prone to fraud, though he acknowledged last year that hasn't been proved.
RECIFE, Brazil (AP) — The plan Alex Jensen laid out for the team USA Basketball sent to the AmeriCup tournament was simple. Get better every day, and let the results take care of themselves.
RECIFE, Brazil (AP) — USA Basketball needed a win Sunday at the AmeriCup tournament and was well on the way to making that happen.
That is, until it rained.
The Americans’ game against Venezuela was postponed at halftime with the U.S.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Two members of the Brazilian Indigenous group known for its forest guardians who combat illegal deforestation have been killed according to the Indigenist Missionary Council, a nonprofit that monitors violence against native peoples.
RECIFE, Brazil (AP) — The only thing that surprised the U.S. AmeriCup team in its tournament-opening matchup was the outcome.
Saturday was a regrouping day for the Americans, who opened AmeriCup — the championship of the FIBA Americas region — with a 73-67 loss to Mexico in Group C a day earlier.
RECIFE, Brazil (AP) — Paul Stoll had 15 points and nine assists, and Mexico defeated the U.S. 73-67 on Friday in the opening game of Group C play for both teams at the FIBA AmeriCup.
Fabian James added 13 points and 10 rebounds for Mexico.
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese club Benfica signed World Cup winner Julian Draxler on a one-year loan deal from Paris Saint-Germain on Thursday.
The 28-year-old midfielder helped Germany win the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
SAO PAULO (AP) — It took nearly a decade of renovations, but finally one of Brazil's most popular museums is reopening as part of the country's bicentennial celebrations.
The Paulista Museum is in the heart of the manicured grounds of Sao Paulo's Independence Park and holds more than 3,000 items, including 2,800 restored since its closure in 2013.
MANAUS, Brazil (AP) — More fires burned in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest this August than in any month in nearly five years, thanks to a surge in illegal deforestation.
Satellite sensors detected 33,116 fires according to Brazil's national space institute.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United took the cost of its recent rebuild to nearly $240 million by completing the signing of Brazil winger Antony from Ajax on Thursday, the final day of the transfer window.
SAO PAULO (AP) — The Copa Libertadores final is set to be an all-Brazilian affair for the third year in a row after this week's first leg of the semifinals.
Flamengo crushed Argentina's Velez Sarsfield away 4-0 on Wednesday.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Patrick McCaw has three NBA championship rings from the start of his career with Golden State and Toronto. Norris Cole was part of two title-winning teams in Miami.
And right now, both have the same plan: Take the USA’s call, while awaiting the NBA’s call.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Brazil winger Antony looks set to complete a move to Manchester United for $95 million, joining Lisandro Martinez in making a big-money switch from Dutch club Ajax to the English giant in the transfer window.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian presidential candidates have squared off in their first debate — with the jousting overshadowed by questions about President Jair Bolsonaro's treatment of women, who may be crucial to his chances.
MIAMI (AP) — For the USA Basketball World Cup qualifying team, there was no time to celebrate after moving into first place in their group.
There was an overnight flight to catch.
A game at Barranquilla, Colombia awaits the Americans on Monday night, the second and final matchup in this two-game qualifying window.
BARRETOS, Brazil (AP) — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro traveled to Latin America’s biggest rodeo — a bubble of staunch support — to connect with voters from the countryside ahead of October’s vote.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva pledged Thursday night to renegotiate household debts of Brazilians if he wins October's election, making another promise seeking to lure support from tens of millions experiencing hardship.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Weeks ahead of Brazil’s presidential election, police carried out search warrants Tuesday targeting several business leaders who allegedly participated in a private chat group that included comments favoring a possible coup and military involvement in politics.
SAO PAULO (AP) — The embalmed heart of the emperor who declared Brazil's independence returned to the South American nation Tuesday for ceremonies worthy of a head of state as the country prepares to celebrate its bicentennial.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who is running to return to the job, said on Monday his rival, incumbent Jair Bolsonaro, is taking the low road against him and his family on the campaign trail.