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Premier League to use vanishing spray from this season

LONDON - England's Premier League referees will use vanishing spray at free kicks from this season after officials saw the benefits during the World Cup finals in Brazil, chief executive Richard Scudamore said on Wednesday.

Soccer-Premier League to use vanishing spray from this season 30 Jul 2014

LONDON, July 30 - England's Premier League referees will use vanishing spray at free kicks from this season after officials saw the benefits during the World Cup finals in Brazil, chief executive Richard Scudamore said on Wednesday.

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I need a hug, says Scolari on Gremio return 30 Jul 2014

SAO PAULO - Luiz Felipe Scolari said he needed a hug and some affection as the former Brazil coach returned on Wednesday to his favourite club Gremio after an 18-year absence. Scolari has endured three miserable weeks after his Brazil side crashed to an unprecedented 7-1 defeat by Germany in front of a home crowd in Belo Horizonte in their World Cup semi-final.

Soccer-I need a hug, says Scolari on Gremio return 30 Jul 2014

SAO PAULO, July 30 - Luiz Felipe Scolari said he needed a hug and some affection as the former Brazil coach returned on Wednesday to his favourite club Gremio after an 18-year absence.

UPDATE 1-Brazil's Cielo sees costs per transaction easing next year 30 Jul 2014

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Workers' Party boss sees Rousseff re-election despite inflation 30 Jul 2014

BRASILIA - High inflation should not keep Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff from getting re-elected in October because wage earners have been cushioned by social gains made during a decade of Workers' Party rule, the party's boss said.

UPDATE 1-Brazil's Cielo misses profit estimates as expenses jump 29 Jul 2014

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Scolari makes quick return to coaching at old club Gremio 29 Jul 2014

SAO PAULO - Luiz Felipe Scolari was named coach of Gremio on Tuesday only three weeks after leading Brazil to their most embarrassing World Cup result, a record-equalling 7-1 defeat against Germany. "

Soccer-Scolari makes quick return to coaching at old club Gremio 29 Jul 2014

SAO PAULO, July 29 - Luiz Felipe Scolari was named coach of Gremio on Tuesday only three weeks after leading Brazil to their most embarrassing World Cup result, a record-equalling 7-1 defeat against Germany.

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Tyson to sell Mexico, Brazil poultry businesses to JBS 29 Jul 2014

- Tyson Foods Inc said on Monday it would sell its Mexican and Brazilian poultry businesses to JBS SA for $575 million and use the proceeds to pay down debt from its pending $7.7 billion purchase of Hillshire Brands Co.

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Gaza toll soars as Israel 'days' from completing tunnel hunt

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israel pressed ahead with its Gaza offensive saying it was days from achieving its core goal of destroying all Islamist guerrilla cross-border attack tunnels, but a soaring Palestinian civilian toll has triggered international alarm. | Video