FIFA medical chief dislikes drug testing plans for World Cup in Brazil

...drug-testing plans for the World Cup in Brazil because samples taken from players must...back quickly enough for that to happen in Brazil, he said. That means, at worse, that...our best. But this is a weak point."Brazil is playing host to the World Cup in 12...


...CupTickets for nearly two-thirds of the World Cup matches in Brazil sold out within hours of FIFA opening the final phase of online...Brazilian league match May 17, about three weeks before the Brazil-Croatia opener June 12.

Troubleshooter, task forces to tackle delays threatening 2016 Olympics

...is sending a senior troubleshooter to Brazil next week as part of a series of emergency...manager to oversee construction and urging Brazil to set up a special high-level decision-making...out the Olympics being taken away from Brazil if the delays persist.Asked if he could...

Constructions workers in Rio defy order to end strike

...and confusion surrounding the opening of Brazil's World Cup in two months.The chief of staff for Brazil President Dilma Rousseff met Tuesday with...out the Olympics might be taken away from Brazil if the delays persist.Relocating the...

Business news

...and a modest recovery in the 18 nations that use the euro currency.By contrast, developing nations, particularly Russia, Brazil and South Africa, are now expected to grow much more slowly than the IMF forecast three months ago. Russia's economy will...

E-Z Go, Club Car meet challenges with innovation

...Southeast Asia, South America and some pockets in Europe."Announcing golf as an Olypmic sport, debuting in 2016, down in Brazil does have excitement," he said. "The emergence of some course development down in that region is capitalizing on that swell...

Spurs drop Mavericks to inch closer to top seed in West

...contests with left knee tendinitis. INTERNATIONAL GAMES: Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao will play an NBA game back home in Brazil for the first time when Cleveland takes on the Miami Heat in an exhibition in October.The NBA announced five international...

Abby Wambach says players weren't behind US coach's firing

...penalty kick in the 17th minute. Dortmund closed on goals by Marco Reus in the 24th and 37th minutes. WORLD CUP AIRPORTS: Brazil's World Cup ambassador Pele says he's concerned about the country's outdated airports less than 10 weeks before the tournament...

Will anything fill void left by Ike's Tree?

...hole difficult, but it won't have the same meaning."Gil Hanse, the course architect in charge of the Olympic project in Brazil and the recent redo of Doral, doesn't think there needs to be too much debate."I've always been a proponent on courses...

Even if Brazil wins World Cup, some feel it has already lost

CUIABA, Brazil - Pedestrians tiptoe across a road scarred...The debris in this small city in western Brazil is part of the grand-scale mess of unfulfilled...warm-up tournament last year.After Brazil was awarded the cup in 2007, politicians...