Search / 222849 results found

from
to
  • Updated

More than 120 million Brazilians will vote Sunday in a highly polarized election that could determine if the country returns a leftist to the helm of the world’s fourth-largest democracy or keeps the far-right incumbent in office for another four years. The race pits far-right President Jair Bolsonaro against his political nemesis, leftist former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Recent polls have given da Silva a commanding lead, pointing to a chance that he may be able to win the first round outright, without need for a run-off. Da Silva would have to get more than 50% of the votes cast Sunday, topping the total vote for Bolsonaro and the other nine candidates.

  • Updated

Violence, tear gas and a deadly crush that erupted following a domestic league soccer match Saturday night marked another tragedy in Indonesian football. Emotions often run high for sports fans, and Indonesia is no stranger to soccer violence. Saturday's chaos occurred when a disappointing loss led to fans throwing objects and swarming the soccer pitch, then to police firing tear gas, which led to a crush of people trying to escape. It ended with over 170 people dead. Indonesia’s soccer association has banned host team Arema from hosting matches for the remainder of the season.

  • Updated

Debutant Amos Kipruto, a world bronze medallist in Doha in 2019, has won the men’s race at the London Marathon. The 30-year-old Kenyan finished in a time of 2 hours, 4 minutes, and 39 seconds to beat Ethiopia’s Leul Gebresilase in second place. Bashir Abdi of Belgium was third. Yalemzerf Yehualaw of Ethiopia recovered from a fall to win the women’s race. The 23-year-old appeared to trip on a speed bump with six miles remaining but recovered to rejoin the leading pack and came home in 2 hours, 17 minutes, and 25 seconds, the third fastest time at the event. Defending champion Joyciline Jepkosgei of Kenya had to settle for second.

  • Updated

Panic after police fired tear gas at an Indonesian soccer match to drive away rampaging fans has left at least 174 dead, most of whom were trampled upon or suffocated, in one of the deadliest sports events in the world. Attention immediately focused on police using tear gas, which is banned at soccer stadiums by FIFA. President Joko Widodo expressed shock at the tragedy and ordered an investigation of security procedures. Violence broke out after the game ended Saturday evening with host Arema FC of East Java’s Malang city losing to Persebaya of Surabaya 3-2. Disappointed with their team’s loss, thousands of supporters of Arema flooded the soccer field. Police responded by firing tear gas, causing panic and the deadly crush.