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The Virginian-Pilot

Surfing | Brazilian teen carving out space at the top
The Virginian-Pilot
Wood is being mentored by countryman Yufu Penrose, a California-based pro who is from Wood's hometown of Florianopolis. Penrose also is competing in the ECSC. "He helps me a lot," Wood said. "Especially with things in this country. I especially love ...

21 Aug 2014 | 9:15 pm

Amy Winehouse to be commemorated with statue in London neighborhood
British artist Amy Winehouse performs during her show in Florianopolis, Brazil, Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Nabor Goulart). AP. Thursday, August 21, 2014. LONDON, England --. Amy Winehouse is to be commemorated with a statue in the London ...

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21 Aug 2014 | 7:13 am

Online Poker.net

888poker Signs WSOP November Niner Bruno Politano
Online Poker.net
Prior to guaranteeing himself a minimum cash of $730,725 for reaching the ME final, Bruno Politano's biggest live cash was last October at the Brazilian Series Of Poker Florianopolis, where he eventually finished 3rd for R$105,000 (US$47,493). However ...

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21 Aug 2014 | 6:39 am

Champion Cruzeiro regains Brazilian league lead
SAO PAULO (AP) — Bolivian striker Marcelo Moreno scored a first-half goal to help defending champion Cruzeiro defeat Santos 3-0 and retake the Brazilian league lead on Sunday. Cruzeiro also got second-half goals from former Brazil midfielder Julio ...

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17 Aug 2014 | 5:53 pm

Florida Baptist Witness

Winter Park carpenter is building churches, relationships in Brazil
Florida Baptist Witness
Over the years he has learned the intricacies of building In Brazil's varying climates. Construction in Florianopolis, a city near the equator, was very different from the farming country of Quirinopolis, where wooden pre-fab buildings were the norm ...

17 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am

Ready for Prime Time - Bader Turns Back OSP
BANGOR, MAINE, August 16 – It wasn't a fight that will end up on any year-end “Best of” lists, but Ryan Bader's five-round unanimous decision win over Ovince Saint Preux in the main event of the UFC's first visit to the state of Maine Saturday night at ...

17 Aug 2014 | 12:03 am

WSOP November Niner Bruno Politano Joins Team 888poker
Politano's biggest cash before his Main Event run was $47,493 for a third-place finish in the 2013 Brazilian Series of Poker Main Event (BSOP) in Florianópolis. Other notable finishes include an eighth-place result in the Latin American Poker Tour IV ...

20 Aug 2014 | 8:41 am

Thiago Tavares hid knee surgery from UFC before featherweight debut
MMA Fighting
The Brazilian said yes. The knee surgery was kept a secret, and his coaches were the only ones who knew about it. When he stepped inside the cage to battle Peralta, he proved all the secrets were worthy as he finished the dangerous featherweight with a ...

19 Aug 2014 | 7:03 pm