The Brazil squad's preparations for a World Cup on home soil got underway Monday amid chants of protests instead of support.
The players selected by coach Luiz Felipe Scolari reported to the national team as a few hundred demonstrators loudly protested against the money being spent by the local government on the World Cup.
The protesters surrounded the bus carrying the players from their hotel in Rio de Janeiro to the training camp in the mountain city of Teresopolis, about 55 miles away.
The demonstrators slowed down the bus as it tried to leave and then got close enough to attach dozens of stickers with slogans against the World Cup on the vehicle, including the windows. They also chanted and held anti-World Cup banners, including one that read: "There will be no World Cup, there will be a strike."
The tournament begins June 12.
Bruce Allen has been promoted to Washington's president and general manager. Previously, Allen held the G.M. title but was an executive vice president.
Allen was hired by the team in December 2009, after spending time with the Buccaneers and Raiders in the NFL, as well as USFL clubs. Last week, Allen said in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid that the team's nickname is "respectful" toward Native Americans. That followed half the U.S. Senate publicly urging NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to change the club's name, saying it is a racist slur.
Todd Pletcher became thoroughbred racing's leading money winning trainer when Jack Milton rallied from last to win the $300,000 Poker Stakes at Belmont Park. Pletcher's runners have won $268,502,284. He moved past D. Wayne Lukas, Pletcher's former mentor, who is now second with $268,467,262.
Quarter horse earnings by Lukas are not included in the figures.
"I think it's a product of inflation to be honest, and I don't think anyone is going to match Wayne's accomplishments in the business," Pletcher said. "That said, it's still a satisfying milestone for the team, and a record to be proud of."
Lindsay Whalen scored 22 points and Seimone Augustus added 17 to help the Minnesota Lynx beat the Chicago Sky 75-72 in a showdown of unbeaten WNBA teams. Maya Moore, who came into the game averaging nearly 34 points, scored 14 for the Lynx.