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SAO PAULO, Brazil -- A subway strike in Sao Paulo that threatened to disrupt the opening of the World Cup was averted Wednesday night even as airport workers in Rio de Janeiro declared a 24-hour work stoppage in the main destination for soccer fans travelling to Brazil. Alvin Kamara Womens Jersey . Some 1,500 subway workers in Sao Paulo voted against going back on strike in a pay dispute. They had suspended the walkout Monday amid a popular backlash and government pressure to end the transportation chaos in Brazils biggest city. "We thought that right now its better to wait," union president Altino Prazeres said, but added that he wouldnt rule out resuming the strike sometime during the monthlong soccer tournament. "We get the feeling that maybe we arent as prepared for a full confrontation with police on the day the World Cup starts." The union said its members would hold a march Thursday morning demanding that 42 workers fired during the five-day work stoppage are rehired. World Cup organizers are counting on Sao Paulos subway system to carry tens of thousands of fans Thursday to Itaquerao stadium, where Brazil will play Croatia in the tournaments first game far from the hotel areas where most tourists are staying. Even as tensions eased in Sao Paulo, labour conflicts heated up in Rio, where fans were arriving ahead of Sundays match between Argentina and Bosnia-Herzegovina. On Wednesday, check-in counter clerks, baggage handlers and janitorial staff who have been demanding raises of at least 5.6 per cent for several months voted to strike starting at midnight. The work stoppage will affect the citys Galeao international airport as well as the Santos Dumont airport that connects Rio to other Brazilian destinations A union representative said only 20 per cent of workers would stay off the job for 24 hours, abiding by a labour court order that threatened to fine unions more than $22,000 if staffing fell below 80 per cent of normal levels. The official agreed to discuss specifics of the walkout only if not quoted by name because he wasnt authorized to speak publicly. The airport workers strike is the latest unrest to hit Brazil as workers battered by several years of high inflation take advantage of the spotlight from the World Cup to pressure for pay raises from employers and the government. In the northern city of Natal, where the United States plays its first game Monday against Ghana, bus drivers will stay home Thursday for at least 24 hours to press their demands for a 16 per cent pay increase. Teachers remain on strike in Rio and routinely block streets with rallies, and subway workers in that city briefly threatened a walkout. Police in several cities have also gone on strike in recent weeks, but are back at work now. There also has been a steady drumbeat of anti-government protests across Brazil criticizing the billions spent on hosting the World Cup and demanding improvements in public services. The protests that began last year have diminished in size but not in frequency, and they also have disrupted traffic at times. ------ Associated Press writers Stan Lehman in Sao Paulo and Bradley Brooks in Rio de Janeiro contributed to this report. Alvin Kamara Saints Jersey .com) - Semyon Varlamov more than earned his third shutout of the season as he made a career-high 54 saves to lift the Colorado Avalanche to a 2-0 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday. Alvin Kamara Jersey . Gough finished in fourth, 0.433 seconds behind American Erin Hamlin, who took the bronze medal at the Sanki Sliding Center in Rzhanaya Polyana.PITTSBURGH -- Justin Verlanders sore right shoulder will likely force him to miss at least one start, the latest setback for the reeling Detroit Tigers. Detroit manager Brad Ausmus is thrilled, however, the news isnt worse. Ausmus said an MRI on Verlanders shoulder Tuesday revealed inflammation "in a number of different areas" but no major structural damage. "Its not a surgical injury and as of right now it doesnt seem like hell have to go on the DL," Ausmus said. Verlander left Monday nights 11-6 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates after labouring through a first inning in which he surrendered five runs. He complained of discomfort in the shoulder afterward and added he "didnt feel great." While the initial prognosis is encouraging, hell almost certainly wont pitch for 10 days, the latest in a series of setbacks for the reeling Tigers. Detroit, which led the AL Central by 7 1/2 games a month ago, fell into second place on Monday night behind streaking Kansas City. Still, Ausmus remains encouraged simply because the prognosis could have been so much worse. "It was definitely good news," Ausmus said. "Any time youre talking about a pitcher and his arm, its a very fragile area to be talking about. It was certainly a ray of light in a stormy sky." Ausmus said its &quoot;unlikely" Verlander would make his next start on Sunday against the Seattle Mariners.Marcus Williams Jersey. Rookie Robbie Ray, the scheduled starter for Tuesday nights game in Pittsburgh, would fill in on Sunday if Verlander cant go. "I dont think it would be in Justins best interests (to pitch)," Ausmus said. "I imagine a little bit of rest would be part of the prescription." The 31-year-old Verlander is just 10-11 with a 4.76 ERA this season for Detroit and has ceded his spot as the teams ace to fellow Cy Young winners Max Scherzer and newly acquired David Price. Verlander is the second member of Detroits starting rotation to be sidelined in the last week. Anibal Sanchez is on the 15-day disabled list after straining his right pectoral muscle in a loss to Toronto last Friday. Tigers will send out rookie Buck Farmer to the mound on Wednesday night when their interleague series with Pittsburgh moves to Detroit. Its not exactly the way Ausmus drew it up. Then again, it could be worse. Barring anything "weird" coming up in the next few days, the Tigers should have Verlander back sooner rather than later. Considering how grim things appeared Monday night, Ausmus will take it. "Im glad this isnt a bigger issue than we thought it was 18 hours ago," he said. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '
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