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Flamengo still eyeing Adriano return


August 16th, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 16 (IANS) Flamengo president Patricia Amorim says the club could still re-sign former Brazil international striker Adriano.The 30-year-old has been undergoing physiotherapy under the guidance of ... Read more...

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Silva reveals pact with Ibrahimovic


August 15th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 15 (IANS) Brazilian football team's defender Thiago Silva has revealed that he made a pact with striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic before their joint summer move to ... Read more...

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Menezes’ position in jeopardy after Brazil’s Olympic loss


August 13th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 13 (IANS) Brazil's football confederation (CBF) has refused to guarantee the future of under-pressure coach Mano Menezes.Menezes, who is one of the few international coaches to ... Read more...

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10 killed, 99 injured in Brazil accident


August 13th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 13 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed and 99 injured in a highway accident in Brazil' s southeastern state of Parana, a fire brigade official ... Read more...

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Olympic modern pentathlon: Lithuania’s Asadauskaite wins last gold


August 13th, 2012 - 2:23 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Lithuania's Laura Asadauskaite won the last gold medal of the London Olympics in the women's modern pentathlon Sunday.Asadauskaite, the reigning European champion, set an Olympic ... Read more...

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Olympic volleyball: Italy beats Bulgaria for bronze


August 12th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Italy beat Bulgaria by three sets to one to win the Olympic bronze medal in men's volleyball here Sunday.The Italians won 25-19, 23-25, 25-22, 25-21 ... Read more...

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Former Brazilian striker leads Flamengo revival


August 12th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 12 (IANS) Former Brazilian international striker Vagner Love scored his fourth goal in less than a week as rejuvenated Flamengo defeated Nautico 2-0 in Brazil's Serie ... Read more...

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Brazilian beach volleyball veteran eyes Rio Games


August 11th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 11 (IANS) London Olympic beach volleyball silver medallist Emanuel Rego has refused to rule out extending his career to the age of 43 at the Rio ... Read more...

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Scherzinger’s expensive plans to meet Hamilton


August 11th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) Singer Nicole Scherzinger has plans to blow off most of her "The X Factor" fee of 750,000 pounds by chartering private jets to meet boyfriend Lewis ... Read more...

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Olympic volleyball: Russia defeat Bulgaria to reach final


August 10th, 2012 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia ousted Bulgaria in a four-set Olympic men's volleyball semi-final Friday.Bulgaria fought back in the third game after going two games down before a tense ... Read more...

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Olympic football: Pele hoping for historic Brazil victory


August 10th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) Football legend Pele is hoping Brazil will achieve a prize that has eluded him - an Olympics gold medal.Pele, who played in three World Cup-winning teams ... Read more...

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Brazil to see moderate growth in 2012


August 10th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 10 (IANS) Brazil should be able to achieve moderate growth in 2012, while most of the OECD's 34 member economies will lose steam in the coming ... Read more...

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New Brazilian firm to oversee nuclear submarine project


August 10th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 10 (IANS) Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has approved a plan to set up a state-owned company to oversee production of the country's first nuclear submarine.The company, ... Read more...

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China world’s largest beer consumer


August 9th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) The quantity of beer consumed around the globe in 2011 increased for the 27th consecutive year, with China making up 25 percent of the sales.A report ... Read more...

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Olympic beach volleyball: Americans seal third straight gold


August 9th, 2012 - 7:21 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Defending champions Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor won Olympic gold in women's beach volleyball Wednesday, beating fellow Americans Jennifer Kessy and April Ross in ... Read more...

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Olympic gymnastics: Brazil’s Zanetti takes gold


August 6th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Arthur Nabarrete Zanetti from Brazil Monday created a sensation when he won the gold medal bettering China's reigning champion in the men's rings final competition ... Read more...

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Olympic football: Menezes refutes Brazil gold medal pressure


August 6th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 6 (IANS) Brazil coach Mano Menezes has said his team is not feeling the pressure of aiming for the country's first Olympic football gold medal.Brazil will ... Read more...

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Brazil officials deny Manchester United deal for Lucas


August 6th, 2012 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 6 (IANS) Brazil's football confederation (CBF) denied reports that Lucas Moura was granted leave from the country's Olympic team to sign with English club Manchester United.Britain's ... Read more...

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Olympic sailing: Sweden takes star gold as Britain squeezed out (Lead)


August 6th, 2012 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Swedish crew of Fredrik Loof and Max Salminen took Olympic sailing gold in the star class Sunday, winning the medal race as their British ... Read more...

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Olympic sailing: Sweden takes gold


August 5th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Swedish crew of Fredrik Loof and Max Salminen took the Olympic sailing gold in the Star class Sunday, winning the medal race as ... Read more...

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Dutch star Seedorf scores first goal for Botafogo


August 5th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 5 (IANS) Former Dutch midfielder Clarence Seedorf scored his first goal since joining Botafogo as the Rio club rallied to beat Atletico Goias 2-1.Goalkeeper Marcio ... Read more...

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Brazil oil giant announces new find


August 4th, 2012 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 4 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian state-controlled oil company Petrobras has announced the discovery of a new oil find at a deep-water well off the country's northeast coast.Petrobras said ... Read more...

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Olympics: Menezes warns Brazil about complacency against Honduras


August 3rd, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) Brazil coach Mano Menezes has warned his team about the dangers of complacency in Saturday's Olympic football quarterfinal match against Honduras.According to Menezes, Honduras deserves respect ... Read more...

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Armed Brazilian demands bank returns her $25


August 3rd, 2012 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, Aug 3 (IANS/EFE) A 73-year-old retired teacher went to a bank in Brazil and demanded at gunpoint that the financial institution return 50 reais (about $25) that a ... Read more...

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India spurs Facebook growth; 83 mn fake users worldwide


August 3rd, 2012 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) Spurred by growth in Brazil, India, and Indonesia, Facebook increased its user count to 955 million, but the popular social network said over 83 million ... Read more...

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Cielo sets sights on defending 50m freestyle title


August 2nd, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) World record holder Cesar Cielo from Brazil has vowed to make up for a disappointing sixth place in the 100-metre Olympic freestyle swimming final final with ... Read more...

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Former Brazil defender Roberto Carlos retires


August 2nd, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 2 (IANS) Former Brazil and Real Madrid defender Roberto Carlos has announced his retirement from football.The 39-year-old will assume an ambassador's role for Russian club Anzhi ... Read more...

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Olympic TT: Ghosh’s loss ends Indian challenge


July 29th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) Soumyajit Ghosh put up a spirited effort against higher ranked Kim Hyok Bong of North Korea before going down in the men's singles second round at ... Read more...

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Brazilian volleyballers take subway to reach venue


July 29th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) Brazilian women's beach volleyball pair of Larissa Franca and Juliana Felisberta revealed that they took the subway to avoid London's traffic chaos and reach in time ... Read more...

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Judo: Brazilian Menezes wins 48kg gold


July 29th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) World number two Sarah Menezes of Brazil overcame defending champion Alina Dumitru of Romania to win the women's 48kg judo title at the London Olympics here ... Read more...

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Olympics: Rochte claims first gold in London, Phelps off podium


July 29th, 2012 - 3:55 am ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) US swimming sensation Ryan Lochte claimed gold in the men's 400 metres individual medley at the London Olympics while his superstar teammate Michael Phelps failed ... Read more...

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Olympic volleyball: Russia beats Britain


July 29th, 2012 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's women's volleyball team beat Britain in straight sets in their opening Olympic group stage match here Saturday.Russia prevailed 25-19, 25-10, 25-16 against Britain, who ... Read more...

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Galstyan wins first gold for Russia in judo


July 28th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian judoka Arsen Galstyan won his country's first Olympic gold medal in London Saturday, beating Japan's Hiroaki Hiraoka in the 60 kg final.It took the ... Read more...

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Olympic Basketball: Russia survives Canadian scare


July 28th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's women's basketball team narrowly avoided a shock defeat to underdogs Canada in their opening match Saturday, storming back in the fourth quarter for a ... Read more...

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Brazil to invest in individual sports to boost Olympic tally


July 28th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 28 (IANS) Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has outlined plans to focus investments in individual Olympic events to lift the country's medal tally at the 2016 Rio ... Read more...

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