Sports Breaking News: Brazil Protests Reach Confederations Cup Final As Demonstrators Clash With Police

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Sports Breaking News: Brazil Protests Reach Confederations Cup Final As Demonstrators Clash With Police
Protesters armed with screwdrivers and slingshots clashed with police near Rio's legendary Maracana football stadium where Brazil defeated Spain to win a third successive Confederations Cup.Earlier in the day, thousands of demonstrators marched toward Maracana, most of them peacefully. Add Serena Williams to the list of big names eliminated early at this wild and unpredictable Wimbledon.The defending champion failed to close out a see-saw third set, dropping the last four games against Sabine Lisicki of Germany to lose 6-2, 1-6, 6-4 in the fourth round and end her career-best 34-match winning streak. The Baltimore Orioles used their most potent weapon ? the long ball ? to complete a satisfying sweep of the New York Yankees. Chris Davis set a franchise record by hitting his 31st home run before the All-Star break, and Manny Machado and Nate McLouth also connected in a 4-2 victory.
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