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Former Gonzaga teammates Kelly Olynyk and Kevin Pangos lead Canada past Brazil

Former Gonzaga teammates Kelly Olynyk and Kevin Pangos played key roles as Canada defeated Brazil 85-77 on Thursday in a FIBA World Cup Americas qualifier at Place Bell in Quebec.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 10:51 p.m.

Brazil’s da Silva names successor, but will voters follow?

In a letter from his jail cell, former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva called on tens of millions of supporters to vote for the man he named to …


Neymar leads Brazil past U.S. before sparse crowd

Neymar and Roberto Firmino scored first-half goals, and Brazil overwhelmed the United States 2-0 before a sparse crowd of 32,469 at MetLife Stadium. Firmino scored in the 11th minute off …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 2:07 p.m.

Stabbing of candidate shakes Brazil’s presidential race

The stabbing of a leading Brazilian presidential candidate jolted an already wildly unpredictable campaign to lead Latin America’s largest nation, with doctors saying Friday that Jair Bolsonaro will be hospitalized …


Brazilian candidate Jair Bolsonaro stabbed during event

Jair Bolsonaro, a leading presidential candidate in Brazil, was stabbed on Thursday during a campaign event, though officials and his son said the injury is not life-threatening.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 7:12 p.m.

Fragments found in Brazil museum fire provide some hope

Firefighters found bone fragments from a collection in the still-smoldering National Museum, an official said Tuesday, raising hopes that a famed skull might somehow have survived a massive blaze that …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 3, 2018, 9:56 p.m.

Recriminations fly after fire roars through Brazilian museum

Firefighters dug through the burned-out hulk of Brazil’s National Museum on Monday, a day after fire roared through the building, as the country mourned the irreplaceable treasures lost and pointed …


Brazil health ministry says 4 million kids need vaccinations

Brazil’s health officials say more than 4 million children still need to be vaccinated against measles.


7.1-magnitude quake rattles Peru/Brazil border

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.1-magnitude struck eastern Peru, close to its borders with Brazil and Bolivia, early Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.


Brazil party names jailed leader as presidential nominee

The Workers’ Party in Brazil named jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Saturday as its nominee for the country’s top job.


U.S. women defeat Brazil 4-1 to clinch Tournament of Nations title

Julie Ertz, Tobin Heath and Alex Morgan scored second-half goals and the United States took control to beat Brazil 4-1 for the Tournament of Nations title. Heath’s curling goal in …


Measles infects more than 1,000 in Brazil; 5 reported deaths

Brazil’s Health Ministry says more than 1,000 people have been infected and five have died in a measles outbreak linked to cases imported from neighboring Venezuela.


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 8:18 p.m.

Brazil coach Tite extends contract until 2022 World Cup

Brazil coach Tite has extended his contract until the end of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Tite is the first Brazil coach to extend his deal after a World …


Group says activist murders keep rising, with 2017 deadliest yet

Killings of land and environmental activists rose in 2017 as Mexico and the Philippines registered worrying increases in such murders and Brazil saw the most ever registered in a single …


UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 3:54 p.m.

Belgium eliminates Brazil from World Cup, wins 2-1 in quarterfinal thriller

Belgium reached the World Cup semifinals for the first time in 32 years by holding off five-time champion Brazil 2-1. The result sends Neymar home without living up to the …


UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 5:19 p.m.

World Cup kickoff: First quarterfinals feature familiar foes

The first day of quarterfinals at the World Cup includes several teammates from top clubs playing against each other. The France-Uruguay match features Antoine Griezmann playing against Atletico Madrid squadmates …


UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 4:37 p.m.

Brazil coach Tite not a fan of penalty shootouts at World Cup

Brazil coach Tite isn’t a fan of penalty shootouts. He just doesn’t have any better ideas. Tite said “a football match should never end by taking penalties.” Brazil will face …


UPDATED: Wed., July 4, 2018, 5:51 p.m.

Brazil superstar Neymar urged to stop acting, win titles to get FIFA award

Neymar needs Brazil to win the World Cup before he can be voted the world’s best player. That’s according to the world champion who first won FIFA’s top individual award. …


Neymar leads Brazil past Mexico, into World Cup quarterfinals

Flaunting his flair and his finishing touch wasn’t enough. Neymar put his theatrics on show, too. What became clear in Brazil’s 2-0 victory over Mexico on Monday is that the …


U.S. judge orders immediate release of detained Brazilian boy

A federal judge in Chicago on Thursday ordered the immediate release from detention of a 9-year-old Brazilian boy who was separated from his mother at the U.S.-Mexico border.


UPDATED: Wed., June 27, 2018, 2:54 p.m.

Brazil advances to round of 16 at World Cup, tops Serbia 2-0

Paulinho and Thiago Silva scored a goal each to give Brazil a 2-0 victory over Serbia and first place in their World Cup group. Brazil won Group E and will …


Brazil and Germany try to salvage World Cup and advance

Two of the best teams in international soccer go into their final group matches in danger of being bounced from the World Cup. Germany and Brazil were early favorites for …


UPDATED: Fri., June 22, 2018, 8:45 a.m.

Brazil scores late to beat Costa Rica 2-0 at World Cup

Philippe Coutinho and Neymar scored injury-time goals to help Brazil beat Costa Rica 2-0 at the World Cup. Coutinho poked the ball past goalkeeper Keylor Navas in the first minute …


UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018, 10:47 a.m.

Neymar leaves Brazil training session limping

Neymar has limped out of Brazil’s training session at the World Cup because of pain in his right ankle. The Brazilian soccer confederation says the injury is not serious. It …


Brazil held to 1-1 draw by Switzerland at World Cup

Brazil joined the list of big teams struggling to win their opening matches at the World Cup in Russia.


Michel Platini says 1998 World Cup draw ‘trickery’ helped France

France soccer great Michel Platini insists “a little trickery” in the 1998 World Cup draw ensured his home country would avoid playing Brazil until the final which it won in …


Brazilian surfs record-breaking 80-foot wave in Portugal

A Brazilian surfer rode a monster wave off Portugal to set a world record.


UPDATED: Mon., April 16, 2018, 10:16 a.m.

Protesters take apartment that put Brazil ex-leader in jail

More than 100 members of a homeless movement on Monday took over the beachfront apartment that sits at the center of the corruption case against former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio …


UPDATED: Tue., April 10, 2018, 5:56 p.m.

Boeing, Embraer near ‘marriage,’ Brazil defense chief says

Boeing and Embraer are likely to reach a deal after months of talks, Brazil’s new defense chief said, opening the door to the second alliance between major planemakers in six …


UPDATED: Sat., April 7, 2018, 8:02 p.m.

Brazil’s da Silva in police custody after tense showdown

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was taken into police custody Saturday after a tense showdown with his own supporters, the capstone of an intense three days that …