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RIO DE JANEIRO — As crime statistics go, this one is iron-clad. Wealthy residents of Rio de Janeiro have been buying fewer bulletproof cars as violent crime has decreased and shootouts between gangs and police have become less prominent, at...
Grigor Dimitrov stunned Novak Djokovic in the second round of the Madrid Open on Tuesday, beating the top-ranked Serb, 7-6 (6), 6-7 (8), 6-3, for the biggest win of his career. The 28th-ranked Bulgarian saved three set points in the first before...
RIO DE JANEIRO — After 2 1/2 years of renovations, Rio's legendary Maracana soccer stadium reopened to much fanfare in late April. Brazilian legends including Ronaldo played in a test match before an audience composed mostly of the workers who...
This ought to give Aaron Rodgers better memories of the NFL draft. The Green Bay Packers signed their franchise quarterback Friday to a five-year contract extension through the 2019 season, eight years after they stopped his slide down the draft board...
LAUSANNE, Switzerland — With concern mounting about the pace of progress for the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, the IOC warned Brazilian organizers Tuesday that “time is ticking” and they must attack the project “with all vigor&...
USC's Jovan Vavic has been named interim coach of the U.S. men's water polo program, replacing Terry Schroeder, who has returned to Pepperdine. Vavic's staff will include UC Irvine Coach Marc Hunt and USC assistant Marko Pintaric as assistants. Hunt...
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World NowMunicipal elections throughout Brazil on Sunday saw Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes easily reelected, while in Sao Paulo two mayoral candidates faced a second round runoff. Brazilians voted largely to keep the major parties in charge of their cities,...
Valley native and four-time ice hockey Olympic medalist Angela Ruggiero — one gold, two silvers, one bronze — was elected in 2010 by her fellow Olympians to the Athletes Commission of the International Olympic Committee. She's one of 12...
Reporting from London — Never mind the sprints, relays and marathons coming to London this summer. Look at the competition now among the flower vendors of Columbia Road. "Who's got a fiver?" hollers one grizzled man with a fistful of roses....
Los Angeles Times Fashion CriticMissoni is having a moment. Last month, the Italian luxury label's Missoni for Target collaboration was so hotly sought after that it caused the retailer's website to crash. EBay was flooded with resales of the stuff — some 21,000 items at one...
Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky's office released a mildly amusing list of 53 suggestions for surviving "Carmageddon," one for every hour the 405 will be closed this weekend between the 10 and the 101. In the hope that you'll stay off the...
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