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Brazil struggles with its World Cup preparations

SAO PAULO (AP) — Although expectations are high for Brazil's football team at the World Cup, it's already clear the country didn't do a very good job preparing for the tournament.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 April 2014

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Rookies grab early Masters lead, Scott in the mix

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A pair of Masters rookies grabbed the early lead at Augusta National on Thursday, while defending champion Adam Scott was off to a strong start in his quest to keep the green jacket.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 April 2014

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NBA to play preseason games in China, Brazil

NEW YORK (AP) — 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.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 April 2014

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Bach: IOC sending troubleshooter to Rio next week

BELEK, Turkey (AP) — The International Olympic Committee is sending a senior troubleshooter to Brazil next week as part of a series of emergency measures to tackle the delays threatening the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 April 2014

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A look at the NBA playoff picture

A look at where things stand in the NBA playoff picture, with seven days remaining in the regular season:

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 April 2014

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