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The Most Stylish Brazilians

In honor of the 2016 Olympics, we're rounding up the most fashionable (and beautiful) people from Brazil.<p>With the Rio Olympics kicking off tomorrow, all eyes are on Brazil. Aside from soccer (or is it football?), Brazil is known for it's exceptionally attractive inhabitants and exports (remember …

Protests mar opening World Cup game

Some 200 protesters had gathered to demonstrate under the banner “<i>Without Rights, There Won’t Be A World Cup</i>,” which had been organized via Facebook.<p>Clashes were also witnessed in Rio de Janiero, Belo Horizonte, Porto Alegre and Brasilia.<p>Armed riot police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at …

World Cup 2014: Neymar hails dream start for Brazil

<b>Neymar claimed Brazil's 3-1 win over Croatia in their opening World Cup match exceeded his dreams.</b><p>Neymar da Silva Santos Junior<p>Age: 22 (Born 5 Feb, 1992)<br>• Born: Mogi das Cruzes, Sao Paulo, Brazil<br>• Height: 5ft 9in (175cm)<br>• Weight: 10st 8lb (67kg)<br>• Career so far: Santos - 225 apps, 136 goals. Barcelona - 41 …

Australia vs. France: 5 Key Battles for Melbourne Test

France enter the second Test of their Australian tour hoping the only way is up.<p>Their dire performance in last week’s 50-23 beating in Brisbane has prompted a deluge of criticism, and coach Philippe Saint-Andre has reacted by ringing the changes ahead of the second clash in Melbourne.<p>Neutral …

Van Gaal: Manchester United is a distraction

The Netherlands coach takes charge at Old Trafford after the World Cup and admits the task ahead may have forced him to refocus attentions - but he is excited by the role.<p>Louis van Gaal has played down speculation his new role at Manchester United has affected his preparations for the World Cup …

Yaya Touré primed to shine for Ivory Coast on the biggest stage of all

In Ivory Coast they call him <i>Ordinateur</i> (Computer) because he performs his calculations internally, feeling no need to dash around the pitch just to demonstrate commitment. Yaya Touré is often spectacular but most of all he is efficient: his game is about the intelligent deployment of awesome …

Sagna agrees to join Manchester City

France defender Bacary Sagna moves to Premier League champions Manchester City on a free transfer from Arsenal.<p>France right-back Bacary Sagna will join Manchester City next season after agreeing a three-year contract, the English premier league champions announced.<p>Sagna, who made his final …

VIDEO: Marian Gaborik ties game after questionable Rangers penalty

Marian Gaborik scored the game-tying goal for the Kings, but it was not without controversy. A questionable penalty call on Mats Zuccarello put the …

US players prepare for anything from referees

SAO PAULO (AP) — Jermaine Jones will use a little extra caution, knowing full well his penchant for drawing cards from referees.<p>Even the slightest of …

World Cup: Netherlands embarrasses defending champion Spain, 5-1

What a blessing that the Spanish comfort food paella is commonly served on extra-large platters. Spain's haughty soccer interests might feel an urge to pig out in search of comfort after watching the harshest defeat ever for a<p>World Cupdefending champion.<p>Netherlands, 5-1. One more goal, which the …