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Stray dog becomes ‘assistant’ to head coach of football team in Paraguay

• ‘Tesapara’ attends Club Sporting 2 de Mayo games and training• ‘She is the club’s guardian,’ says head coach Carlos SaguierParaguayan second-tier side Club Sporting 2 de Mayo have a secret weapon in their bid to reach the top flight – a stray dog who…

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Brazil World Cup footballer’s mother kidnapped from home – video

The mother of Taison Freda, a member of Brazil’s World Cup squad, was briefly kidnapped in Pelotas in the south of Brazil after a man delivered flowers to her apartment building. She was released by police from a car boot 40 minutes later. CCTV fo…

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Brazil World Cup player’s mother freed after being kidnapped

Rosângela Freda, mother of Brazil’s Taison, taken by armed gang who lured her from homeThe mother of the Brazilian footballer Taison, a member of the World Cup squad who plays for the Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk, was kidnapped on Monday by an armed…

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Bring on England: Colombians believe their team will triumph

Fans following World Cup swing between cautiously and wildly optimistic about chances Colombia does not really do quiet: the need for music, talk and laughter is too deeply ingrained in the national soul. But on Thursday morning its second city, Medell…

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Mexican parade at World Cup cancelled after fears of proximity to Lenin’s grave

A Day of the Dead-themed parade in Moscow was called off after communist lawmakers objectedMexican soccer fans have called off a Day of the Dead-themed parade in Moscow’s Red Square after communist lawmakers objected to the event being held so close to…

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‘Knights of anguish’ – Argentinian media react to World Cup humbling

The country’s pain after La Albiceleste’s 3-0 loss to Croatia percolated through its newspapers and sports magazines It never looked certain for Argentina. There were always questions left to answer but obscured by the euphoria, anxiety and demands of …

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Carlos Sánchez death threats spark investigation from Colombian police

• Defender receives threats in reminder of Escobar murder• Colombian police assign cyber-crime team to investigatePolice in Colombia have launched an investigation into a series of online death threats made against midfielder Carlos Sánchez who was sen…

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Mexican fans set off earthquake sensors celebrating World Cup win

Supporters in Mexico City watching Germany game cause two ‘artificial’ quakes during their team’s surprise winMexicans jumping in jubilation on Sunday shook the ground hard enough to set off earthquake detectors after their team scored a surprise victo…

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After off-pitch upheavals, team colours lose allure for some Brazil fans

The national side’s famous yellow and green shirts have been tainted in some people’s eyes by association with political conflictHistorically, football united Brazil’s 200 million-plus people, who took pride in their national team’s record five World C…

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‘World’s oldest basketball court’: Canadian town fights for its place in history

The court in St Stephen, New Brunswick, was first played on in 1893. Now residents wants its importance recognizedOn a December day in 1893, a team of players descended into a musty Paris basement, weaving carefully around the court’s iron pillars to l…

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The Canadian soccer star spurned by a men’s league: ‘It’s my gender – that’s it’

Stephanie Labbé, an Olympic medallist, qualified for a men’s team before the league rejected her – but she hasn’t given up the fightFor a brief moment, it seemed as though Stephanie Labbé had shattered through the glass ceiling of professional soccer i…

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Brazil World Cup winner Ronaldinho joins evangelical conservative party

The star officially joined the Brazilian Republican party which has links to the Universal Church of the Kingdom of GodBrazilian soccer great Ronaldinho – who shone for Barcelona and PSG and memorably scored from a free-kick to knock England out of the…

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Brazilian football match abandoned after mass brawl and nine red cards

Derby between Vitoria and Bahia called off after a punch-up between players from both sidesA Brazilian football match between Vitoria and Bahia was abandoned with 11 minutes remaining on Sunday after the hosts had six men sent off in a game marked by a…

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Jamaican bobsleighers face Olympic drama after ‘destructive’ coach quits

• Sandra Kiriasis quits as coach of the Jamaican bobsleigh team• Jamaica’s first female Winter Olympians begin campaign next weekSandra Kiriasis has quit as coach of the Jamaican bobsleigh team a few days before the start of their competition and has b…

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Fifa trial: ex-president of Peru soccer acquitted of corruption charge

Manuel Burga wept after jurors found him not guilty of a single racketeering conspiracy charge, in a bribery scandal that saw two officials convicted last weekA former South American soccer official was acquitted Tuesday of a corruption charge stemming…

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Bribes for TV soccer rights allegedly paid with ‘agreement and support’ of Murdoch’s Fox executives

Documents form part of sprawling investigation into football corruptionTestimony in Fifa trial places Fox executives in meetings with corrupt officialsSenior executives at Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox corporation are alleged to have agreed for mil…

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Belichick wary of Patriots return to Mexico due to volcanoes and quakes

New England played Oakland in Mexico City on SundayPatriots head coach says natural hazards are a concern for teamThe New England Patriots got the result they wanted on their trip to Mexico City on Sunday, beating the Oakland Raiders 33-8. Their coach,…

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Fifa corruption trial hears allegations officials took millions in bribes

South American officials face prison time if found guilty in US courtDefendants deny counts of racketeering and wire fraudNew York court told of importance of football around the worldInside a packed New York City courtroom, and under heightened securi…

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New Zealand and Peru battle to 0-0 draw in World Cup playoff

Peru dominate in match of few chancesNZ captain Reid massive in defence for home sideNew Zealand weathered a lack of possession and territory to hold Peru to a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their 2018 World Cup finals intercontinental playoff at Welling…

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‘We used to have a lot of fans’: baseball in a slump amid Venezuela crisis

Venezuela is Latin America’s baseball powerhouse. Even Chávez used to play. But the economic meltdown is squeezing the country’s national sportJuan Gutiérrez can tell something is wrong with baseball in Venezuela every time his team, the Caracas Lions,…