A worker at a World Cup stadium in Brazil died Thursday in an electrical accident, temporarily interrupting construction at one of the most-delayed venues only five weeks before the soccer tournament.
Rosenil Moraes, head of emergency services in the state of Mato Grosso, said the construction worker received an electric shock at Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba. Muhammad Ali Maciel Afonso, 32, died more than half an hour later. Officials were not clear on what caused the accident.
The eighth construction death comes at a worrisome time as organizers rush to finish the last three stadiums ahead of the opening match June 12.
The accident happened just hours before Brazilian president Dilma Rouseff toured a stadium under construction in Sao Paulo in an attempt to soothe fears over delays.
Andy Murray hit error after error and was ousted from the Madrid Masters in the third round. The Wimbledon champion was overwhelmed by the 46th-ranked Santiago Giraldo 6-3, 6-2, the Colombian's first victory against a top-10 player in 20 tries. The eighth-ranked Murray mentioned his split from coach Ivan Lendl alongside his "inconsistent" play.
Also, defending champions Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams reached the quarterfinals of the clay-court tournament. Nadal beat Jarkko Nieminen 6-1, 6-4, and Williams earned her 650th victory with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Carla Suarez Navarro.
Former NBA star Tracy McGrady will make his first start for the Sugar Land (Texas) Skeeters on Saturday in an Atlantic League game. McGrady, 34, last pitched in an exhibition game against a community college team last month.