Latest Brazil Olympic Team News

USA Basketball picks team for initial 2 World Cup qualifiers

Nov. 15, 2021 13:28 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — USA Basketball has picked its initial team for the opening games of qualifying for the 2023 World Cup. Jordan Bell, who won a title with Golden State in 2018, was among the 12 players announced Monday as the team that will represent the...

UN climate conference urges sports bodies to hit green goals

Nov. 03, 2021 14:51 PM EDT

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The United Nations climate conference on Wednesday urged sports organizations and teams worldwide to meet the environmental targets they signed up to. FIFA, the International Olympic Committee, the NFL, the NBA and the New York Yankees are...

Hu wins horizontal bar, Uchimura shines at gymnastics worlds

Oct. 24, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

KITAKYUSHU, Japan (AP) — China’s Hu Xuwei upstaged Tokyo Olympic champion Daiki Hashimoto of Japan to win the horizontal bar gold medal on the final day of the 50th artistic gymnastics world championships on Sunday. Hu received 15.166 points to edge Hashimoto by just...

Brazilian teen enjoying new life after skateboarding success

Oct. 02, 2021 07:53 AM EDT

Like most 13-year-olds, Rayssa Leal woke up and began preparing for school. It was an important day because English and literature tests awaited. She also had to help out with house chores and look after her 7-year-old brother. At some point, she would also have to take...

The Latest: Djokovic takes Grand Slam bid into US Open semis

Sep. 09, 2021 00:34 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): ___ 12:35 a.m. Novak Djokovic will take his Grand Slam bid into the U.S. Open semifinals. Djokovic beat Matteo Berrettini 5-7,...