Baseball Grows in Brazil

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Eric Pardinho, a 16-year-old Brazilian, is ready to play professional baseball in the US. It could possibly happen as soon as this year, when he could be offered a record-setting signing bonus for a Brazilian teenager. The international signing period starts July 2, and the best baseball players from around the world receive offers of millions of dollars More...

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On January 11, 2017
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Cowboys in Brazil’s Interior

“We dress like cowboys in these parts,” said Cuiabanno Lima, explaining his clothes as he was eating a big steak in Goiânia, the capital of the state of Goiás. “I can’t just walk in here wearing shorts More...

Neymar's penalty kick
On August 26, 2016
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Olympic Endings

The Olympics are over. Now it’s time to reflect and celebrate. Brazilians were hoping for a higher total medal count as the host country, which placed Brazil among the top 14 nations. However, it was the More...

Isaquais and Brendel
On August 18, 2016
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Olympic Hero

The Rio Olympics have produced many heroes from around the world. Here’s a look at one of them from Brazil. While few of us can even imagine winning an Olympic medal, almost no one has surmounted the adversity More...

JR
On August 17, 2016
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Rio Rises to the Olympic Occasion

The Olympics are coming to a close this weekend, and I will be sorry to see them go. Every day for the past two weeks, I’ve turned on the TV to enjoy a few dozen channels of the world’s finest athletes More...

Opening 5
On August 9, 2016
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Rio Welcomes the World

We did it! That’s what creative director Fernando Meirelles must be thinking with the opening ceremonies of the Rio 2016 Olympics behind us. The evening came off without a hitch, a minor miracle considering More...

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On August 3, 2016
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Olympic-Size Contradictions

About 150 years ago, Charles Dickens wrote, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times . . . . ” Today his words still ring true. He must have known the power of his words since he chose them as the More...

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On June 6, 2016
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Badminton Comes to Brazil

Brazilian teenager Ygor Coelho knows that Olympic medals are practically out of reach, but he smiles from ear to ear because his participation in the upcoming Rio Summer Olympic Games is already a victory. Ygor More...

Fabiana Claudino in Brasília
On May 18, 2016
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Olympic Torch Arrives in Brazil

While preparations for the Rio 2016 Olympics have been ongoing for years, for many the official start of “Olympic fever” begins with the Olympic Torch. The Torch travels every four years from Greece, the site More...

Blats
On November 28, 2015
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FIFA Ethics Committee

When they checked into their rooms at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in São Paulo, just before Brazil’s 2014 World Cup, global football officials were greeted with leather gift bags from the CBF, Brazil’s football More...