• Golfer pulls out of Olympics due to Zika

    South African Branden Grace joins a growing list of leading golfers withdrawing from the Rio Olympics on Friday due to concerns about the Zika virus.

  • The female jaguar Juma escaped its handlers after the Olympic torch relay ceremony in Rio

    Brazil ‘Olympic’ jaguar shot dead

    A jaguar has been shot dead shortly after it was used in an Olympic torch relay at a zoo in the Brazilian city of Manaus, the army said.

  • New Brazil coach Tite focused on WC qualification

    New Brazil coach Tite says his immediate priority is ensuring the five-time champions qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

  • 'Tite is reliable'

    Brazil's legendary former striker Pele hails new national coach Tite as a "reliable" pair of hands for the demoralized national team.

  • ‘Brazil's soccer woes stem from my absence’

    Brazil's failure to claim an Olympic soccer gold medal, the one major tournament they have never won, is all because Pele never played in the competition, the soccer great jokes on Thursday.

  • Top swimmer tested positive

    World record holder Etiene Medeiros, one of Olympic hosts' Brazil's top hopes of a medal at the Rio Games, has tested positive for a banned substance.

  • Tite to be new Brazil boss

    Corinthians manager Tite has accepted an offer to coach Brazil, the club's president said on Wednesday.

  • Dunga sacked after Brazil's Copa debacle

    Brazil sack national coach Dunga after their humiliating group-stage elimination from the Copa America Centenario

  • Barca agree to settle tax fraud

    Barcelona agree to pay a fine of 5.5 million euros to the Spanish authorities to settle a tax fraud case over the transfer of Brazil international Neymar in 2013.

  • Brazil crash out

    The Copa America Centenario erupts into controversy on Sunday after a refereeing blunder sends Brazil crashing to a 1-0 defeat against Peru -- and out of the tournament.

  • Brazil knocked out of Copa after Peru upset

    Substitute Raul Riudiaz's hotly disputed goal earned Peru a shock 1-0 win over Brazil in Foxborough, Massachusetts on Sunday, the defeat knocking the five-times world champions out the Copa America at the group stage.

  • Germany battling injuries

    Missing inspirational World Cup-winning captain Philipp Lahm, Germany begin Euro 2016 against Ukraine on Sunday with major doubts over whether they can reach the heights of Brazil two years ago.

  • 'Super bacteria' in Rio's Olympic venues

    Scientists find dangerous drug-resistant "super bacteria" off beaches in Rio de Janeiro that will host Olympic swimming events and in a lagoon where rowing and canoe athletes will compete when the Games start on August 5.

  • Pele memorabilia nets $5 million

    The three-day sale of memorabilia belonging to world football icon Pele ends in London with the artifacts sold for the princely total of £3.4million ($5million, 4.4million euros).

  • Maradona, Pele end feud

    Diego Maradona hails his old rival Pele as an "icon" as the pair are reunited for a "match of friendship" on Thursday.

  • Brazil crush Haiti

    Philippe Coutinho strikes a spectacular hat-trick and Renato Augusto scores twice as Brazil crush Haiti 7-1 in their Copa America Centenario Group B match at the Citrus Bowl.

  • Long jump champ freezes sperm over Zika fears

    Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford decides to freeze his sperm because of fears about the Zika virus at this year's Games in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Loss Tk 1,800cr a year, at least

    The first ever attack of wheat blast in Bangladesh cost the country a financial loss of at least Tk 1,800 crore in terms of lost yield this year.

  • Brazil fire blanks, Peru edge Haiti

    Eight times champions Brazil are held 0-0 by Ecuador in the glamour game as the second day of the centenary Copa America tournament muster up only one, albeit spectacular, goal from three matches on Saturday.

  • WHO to conduct Zika Olympic examination

    The World Health Organization is to conduct an examination into the risks of holding the Olympic Games in Brazil because of the Zika virus.

  • Pele sells off his life in the beautiful game

    It is a conundrum to challenge even the best of hosts. What do you give as a gift to a global football icon who has everything?

  • 'Gabigol' off the mark

    Rising teenage star Gabriel scores on his international debut as Brazil warm up for the Copa America Centenario on Sunday with a 2-0 victory over Panama.

  • 'Mass rape' video shocks Brazil

    Brazilian police are hunting more than 30 men suspected of raping a teenage girl in Rio de Janeiro, and of putting video of the attack on social media.

  • Brazil investigating possible corruption at Olympic venues

    Brazilian investigators expand their probe into possible corruption around the staging of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro this August to include all the venues and services financed with federal funds, a lead prosecutor told Reuters.

  • Deadly wheat blast came from Brazil

    Wheat blast disease, which struck the crop fields in southwestern Bangladesh this year in its first outbreak in Asia, came from Brazil, according to two scientists in Switzerland.

  • Rio artists highlight city's violent underbelly

    As Rio de Janeiro prepares to play Olympic host, one art exhibit is flying a less than celebratory five-ring flag portraying five youngsters shot dead by police in this often deadly city.

  • Kaka highest paid MLS player

    Brazilian veteran Kaka is the highest paid player in Major League Soccer, with a 2016 guaranteed salary of $7.167 million, according to figures released by the Players' Union on Thursday.

  • Extra-strong condoms for Aussie Olympic team

    Australia's Olympians will be issued with free super-strength condoms in Rio to minimise any infection from the Zika virus, officials say on Monday.

  • Brazil’s cabinet “all white and male”

    Brazil's suspended President, Dilma Rousseff, criticises the new interim government created by her former Vice-President, Michel Temer, for being entirely made up of white male politicians.

  • New era for Brazil as Rousseff cedes power to Temer

    Brazil enters a new era as interim president Michel Temer took power from suspended leader Dilma Rousseff, installing a business-friendly government that ends 13 years of leftist rule in Latin America's biggest nation.