• Canadians Vlasic, Marchand take Twitter jabs at NHL over Olympics
    Sporting News4 minutes ago

    Canadians Vlasic, Marchand take Twitter jabs at NHL over Olympics

    Brad Marchand and Marc-Edourad Vlasic are unhappy they can't represent Canada at the 2018 Olympics, and let the NHL know it.

  • Brazil army deploys in Rio slum as drug-related violence worsens
    Reuters30 minutes ago

    Brazil army deploys in Rio slum as drug-related violence worsens

    Hundreds of Brazilian soldiers poured into Rio de Janeiro's Rocinha slum on Friday in a bid to help the cash-strapped state government quell the drug-related violence that authorities blamed for at least four deaths and several injuries there this week. The army deployed 950 troops in the sprawling

  • Brazil's army deploys in Rio after favela shootout
    AFP2 hours ago

    Brazil's army deploys in Rio after favela shootout

    Brazilian soldiers deployed by armored vehicle, truck and helicopter Friday to reinforce police after heavily armed drug traffickers rampaged through the country's biggest favela, spraying bullets and terrifying locals.

  • Brazil's army returns to Rio favela amid clashes between gangs and police
    The Guardian2 hours ago

    Brazil's army returns to Rio favela amid clashes between gangs and police

    A police officer takes a position during an operation in the Rocinha favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Friday. After almost a week of intense gun battles between rival drug gangsters and the police, Brazil’s army has been deployed to encircle the sprawling Rocinha favela in Rio de Janeiro. Piles

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