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Olympics Rio 2016 : Brazil advance; Mexico lose out

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Neymar, left, and Gabriel Jesus celebrate after scoring a goal in an Olympics win versus Denmark. Getty Images



Host nation Brazil finally broke out of an Olympics scoring slump to beat Denmark 4-0 and advance out of the group stages.

Gabriel Barbosa scored for the Selecao in the 26th minute to register the first goal for his country during the tournament thus far.

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Rio 2016: Moroccan boxer held over alleged sex assault

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Hassan Saada was due to fight on Saturday




A Moroccan boxer has been arrested by Brazilian police over allegations of sexually assaulting two female cleaners in the Rio de Janeiro Olympic village.

Hassan Saada, 22, was held on suspicion of committing the assaults on Wednesday, a police statement said.

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Rio Olympics 2016: Brazil football legend Pele will not light flame

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Pele was awarded the Olympic Order last month




Brazil football legend Pele will not light the Olympic cauldron at Friday's opening ceremony in Rio.

The 75-year-old was rumoured to be favourite to perform the duty which has previously been carried out by other sporting greats such as Muhammad Ali and Cathy Freeman.

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Rio brings its samba style to the opening ceremony of the Summer Olympics

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The Opening Ceremony kicks off the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.




RIO DE JANEIRO — The Summer Olympic Games kicked off Friday night in an opening ceremony with a gutted budget but a soaring feel, as a stadium nestled here below a hillside pulsed with lights, fireworks, circus-like acrobats and a samba singalong typical of this nation’s partying style.

Brazil, the first South American country to host the Olympics, used the start of the Games to tell a version of the country’s history — from slavery to mega-cities — that comes as hard economic times are testing its fun-loving style.

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Manny Pacquiao beats Timothy Bradley in 'final' fight

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Manny Pacquiao was fighting for the first time since his defeat by Floyd Mayweather last May



Manny Pacquiao beat Timothy Bradley by unanimous decision in what the Filipino says is the final fight of his career.

All three judges scored Pacquiao winner by 116-110 on Saturday in the match between the pair in Las Vegas.

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