Brazilian police detained more than 100 football fans ahead of a high-profile match in the Rio de Janeiro state championship on Sunday.
Authorities said supporters of Fluminense and Vasco da Gama were taken into custody after fighting outside the Engenhao stadium.
"The first trouble was something we're used to seeing, fights between fans of Vasco and fans of Fluminense," police commander Lt. Col. Joao Guimaraes told Globo News TV, as reported by Reuters.
"The second fight was a new phenomenon in...
A Brazilian player was taken to a hospital for an anti-rabies shot after being bitten by a police dog during a match.
The incident happened in the second half of a first-division game between Democrata and Tupi in the Minas Gerais state regional championship.
Democrata striker Joao Paulo was bitten on his left arm after running out of bounds and falling too close to a police officer's dog behind one of the goals. The dog was on a leash but the officer was not able to pull it back in time to avoid...
Toronto FC have loaned designated player Gilberto to Vasco da Gama in Brazil, the MLS side announced on Friday.
With the additions of Jozy Altidore and Sebastian Giovinco this offseason, Toronto had four designated players -- one over the MLS limit -- and so needed to unload Gilberto, who signed before last season from Internacional.
The decision to move Gilberto was an easy one as the Brazilian stiker's $1.2 million salary was a fraction of of Toronto's other DPs. Altidore, Giovinco and Michael...