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Topic - Uruguay
For about an hour, much of the planet will come to a dead stop, all eyes and attention glued to four bowls of what look an awful lot like pingpong balls. A lottery that could make someone rich beyond his or her wildest dreams? No, though some would argue this can bring even more happiness.
For about an hour Friday, much of the planet will come to a dead stop, all eyes and attention glued to four bowls of what look an awful lot like pingpong balls. A lottery that could make someone rich beyond his or her wildest dreams? No, though some would argue this can bring even more happiness.
There is one certainty among many possibilities offered by the World Cup draw Friday: Most teams want to be in Switzerland's group.
Ninety seconds from elimination last month, El Tri earned the next-to-last berth in the 32-nation field by defeating New Zealand 4-2 Wednesday night for a 9-3 aggregate win in their home-and-home playoff.
The irrepressible Cristiano Ronaldo scored a dazzling hat trick as Portugal qualified for the 2014 World Cup finals at the expense of Zlatan Ibrahimovic's Sweden on Tuesday, while France advanced by conjuring a remarkable turnaround against Ukraine.
The Argentine woman at the heart of Rep. Mark Sanford’s political downfall said in a first-of-its-kind media interview that she did not commit adultery with the former South Carolina governor – despite his own admission of the affair in 2009.
Washington adopted rules Wednesday for the recreational sale of marijuana, creating what advocates hope will be a template for the drug's legalization around the world.
The United States climbed to 13th in the FIFA rankings, its highest position since July 2010.
Defending champion Andy Murray could face top-seeded Novak Djokovic only in the U.S. Open semifinals, while Nadal and Federer — who have never played each other at Flushing Meadows — might meet in the quarterfinals.
Uruguay's push to legalize marijuana is about halfway there, as one side of the country's congress voted in favor of the proposal just minutes before midnight on Wednesday.
The Associated Press is following events in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday. The Confederations Cup final between Spain and Brazil kicks off at 7 p.m. local time (2200 GMT). Follow this live feed for updates:
Five reasons to watch Brazil play Spain on Sunday in the final of the Confederations Cup, a warmup tournament for next year's World Cup:
Authorities confirmed the death of a protester Thursday, the day after tens of thousands took to the streets and clashed with police as Brazil played Uruguay in the Confederations Cup semifinals. Police said about 20 people were reported injured and about 30 were arrested.
Paulinho and Neymar combined to play a part in Brazil's opener just before half time after Uruguay striker Diego Forlan's penalty was saved.
Spain has acknowledged six of its players were robbed during the first week of the Confederations Cup, but is denying the theft took place at a team party.