Brazil falls short of medal aims at Pan Am; bad omen for Rio

TORONTO (AP) Brazil is failing to meet medal expectations at the Pan Am Games, placing more pressure on the host country for next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Marcus Vinicius Freire, the head of performance for the Brazilian Olympic Committee, acknowledged Friday that Brazil is likely to fall short of matching its total of 141 medals from the Pan Am Games four years ago. Freire...
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July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Brazilian water polo player sought for alleged sex assault

TORONTO (AP) A Brazilian water polo player who competed in the Pan Am Games is wanted in an alleged sex assault in Toronto, and police believe he has left the country. Thye Bezerra and a friend were visiting a Toronto woman in her home the morning of July 16 when the woman went to sleep, police said. The 27-year-old water polo player then ''entered the victim's bedroom and sexually...
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July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Around the Combat World

  (Welcome to another installment of Around the Combat World, where we chart what happened over the weekend from fighters you know or should know that performed away from your TV screen.)   Gianni Grippo [Won 65kg Black Belt Division, 2015 Abu Dhabi World Pro Championship] Leandro Lo [Won 85kg Black Belt Division, Placed 3rd in Black Openweight Division, 2015 Abu Dhabi World Pro...
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April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Brazil gunning for historic medal haul in 2016 Rio Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) China thrived at the Beijing Games in 2008. Britain excelled in London in 2012. Next year, Brazil will try to show it can produce a historic performance at its home Olympics. The nation is working hard to make sure its athletes can be successful at the Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016, investing record amounts to get them ready to perform well in front of a home...
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Glory 17 and Last Man Standing were triumphs for North American kickboxing

There were many great performances at the Forum in Los Angeles for Glory 17 on Spike TV and their first PPV Last Man Standing. Some of the best were turned in by the fighters from Canada and the United States. Leading the way were two Canadians, new welterweight champion Joseph Valtellini and the winner of the four man featherweight tournament Gabriel Varga. Their countryman, Simon...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Glory 17 Preview: The Spike TV Edition

In less than a year Glory WS has made an impressive impact on the combat sports scene. On June 21 they will put on their first PPV that will feature two title fights and an eight-man Last Man Standing tournament. Before the PPV main event their will be a four-man featherweight contender tournament on Spike TV. With Gabriel Varga and Yodkhunpon Sitmonchai meeting in one semi-final...
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June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

‘World Series of Fighting 7: Karakhanyan vs. Glenn’ Live Results

“World Series of Fighting 7: Karakhanyan vs. Glenn” takes place Saturday inside PNE Agrodome in Vancouver, Canada. Rick Glenn and Georgi Karakhanyan battle for the inaugural WSOF featherweight title in Saturday’s featured attraction. The co-main event features the semifinal middleweight tournament bout between Elvis Mutapcic and Jesse Taylor. NBC Sports Network broadcasts the...
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss
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