On Saturday, we decided to take a flight to Fernando de Noronha, a 21-island archipelago in the Atlantic, 300-plus miles from Recife for a four-night stay. Noronha’s natural beauty holds its own against any tropical locale in the world.
The moment NBA commissioner Adam Silver drafted Baylor’s Isaiah Austin on Thursday night — the NBA was the true winner of the evening.
We met and made friends with Andrew and his cousin Adam from Baltimore, and Andrew’s father Luciano, at our Boa Viagem area apartment in Recife.
Andrew Wiggins of Kansas was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night. Duke’s Jabari Parker went second to the Milwaukee Bucks, followed by Kansas center Joel Embiid to the Philadelphia 76ers, Arizona forward Aaron Gordon to Orlando and Dante Exum of Australia to the Utah Jazz.
Calm down, Miami Heat fans, LeBron James isn’t going to be rejoining the Cleveland Cavaliers. Well, yet anyway.
The Tampa Bay Rays have taken batting practice against a female high school knuckleballer Evan Longoria, Jose Molina and David Price hit against 17-year-old Chelsea Baker from Durant High School in nearby Plant City.
We are feeling very deflated today from that late goal by Portugal. The bar we watched the game at here in Praia da Pipa was packed with spirited Americans going absolutely crazy.
On Thursday we hopped a cab and met Rey, his girlfriend Carla and his best friend Eduardo at a bar near a university campus in Natal. We watched Uruguay’s Luis Suarez’s two goals put England on the brink of elimination, while a local band busted out the axé genre of music.
Some Japanese fans showed what true sportsmanship really is all about after voluntarily cleaning up their section of the stadium after Ivory Coast beat Japan 2-1 on Saturday.
Survivors of a bomb blast at an illegal World Cup viewing site in northeast Nigeria that killed at least 14 people said Wednesday the force of the explosion blew off limbs and knocked people senseless.