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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. Air Force 1 Outlet . 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. Air Force 1 Wholesale . The freestyle skier from Calgary finished sixth in the qualification round with a total of 82.00 points. Groenewoud won a silver medal at the X Games last month, just over five weeks after undergoing double knee surgery. Air Force 1 China . Week 2s biggest games include Florida facing Miami and Notre Dame travelling to the Big House to conclude their rivalry against Michigan in primetime on TSN2 and TSN 1050. https://www.cheapairforce1outlet.com/ . Ferguson told Uniteds in-house TV channel on Saturday that he has no immediate plans to walk away from the game, and that he still hungers for more trophies even after 25 years in charge of the club. TORONTO -- When Drew Hutchison got to the dugout after striking out David Ortiz to end an easy first inning, the Blue Jays starter had nine strikes on 10 pitches and every reason to believe he had his best stuff. Some of his worst followed. Hutchison unravelled quickly from there as he and his Toronto teammates got shelled by the Boston Red Sox in a 14-1 loss Monday night at Rogers Centre. "Just, I guess you could say, one of those nights," Hutchison said. "It wasnt good, it was bad. It was probably more than bad." Not only was it bad, it was the Blue Jays worst loss of the season and one that dropped them 3 1/2 games back of the American League East-leading Baltimore Orioles, who played on the West Coast against the Los Angeles Angels. The Blue Jays defeat, their 10th in 14 games, snapped their brief winning streak at two. Hutchison (6-9) allowed six earned runs in less than three innings of work, including a three-run homer by Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew. Meanwhile, the meek offence mustered only three hits, reliever Brad Mills gave up two home runs to David Ortiz and little else went right for the Blue Jays (51-49). "Best thing about it is its over with," manager John Gibbons said. Red Sox starter John Lackey allowed one run on two hits in seven innings to pick up the victory, his 11th of the season. Third baseman Juan Francisco drove in Torontos only run off Lackey with a double in the third, and the Blue Jays at one point went 19 straight batters without a base runner. "Theres no at-bats off, pitches off," said catcher Erik Kratz, who scored after breaking up Lackeys perfect game with a double in the third. "You cant just go up there and just swing to swing. I hope thats not what anybody on this team does, I know its not what I do, its not what the guys I see in our lineup doing." Gibbons understood that falling so far behind made it difficult on his hitters to do much against Lackey, who finished with just 76 pitches. Hutchison threw almost that many in his 2 1/3 innings of work. "I put us in a terrible position and didnt really give us a chance to win," the right-hander said. "Just a lack of execution and not getting the job done." For a fleeting few minutes, Hutchison was in control. In 10 first-inning pitches he threw nine strikes and sat down Brock Holt, Dustin Pedroia and Ortiz with ease. In the second, Hutchison went off the rails. Within his first 10 pitches he allowed three hits and a run and gave up another to make it 2-0 Red Sox before the inning was over. If he were able to stop the bleeding there, the Blue Jays mightve had a punchers chance against Lackey. Instead, Hutchison came one strike away from getting out of the third inning before falling apart. Boston first baseman Mike Napoli, wwho started the second-inning rally as well, singled to mark the beginning of the end of Hutchisons outing. Air Force 1 On Sale. Drews three-run shot, a single by Xander Bogaerts and an RBI double by Jackie Bradley Jr. chased Hutchison with two outs in the third. "Its hard to look out and see your pitcher struggling, see him throwing strikes, seeing him getting ahead and not putting guys away," Kratz said. "Thats very frustrating." Gibbons pointed to Hutchison being unable to get his slider over for strikes as a reason the Red Sox knocked him around the park. "I thought Hutch looked really good and then from there on they didnt miss him," Gibbons said. "He really had a tough time getting anything going with his breaking ball, spiking a lot of them, yanking a lot of them." By giving up six runs on nine hits -- each stat a career high -- Hutchisons earned run average rose from 4.16 to 4.54. His home ERA reached 7.71 in his eighth start at Rogers Centre in 2014. "Hes really struggled at home for whatever reason," Gibbons said. "Thats a mystery." Mills managed to get a fly out from Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez to end the third. By the time he returned to the mound, the Blue Jays had broken up Lackeys perfect game with back-to-back doubles from Kratz and Francisco but couldnt string anything else together. And by the time Gibbons took the ball from his hand in the fifth, Mills actually fared worse than Hutchison. The lefty long man gave up a two-run homer to Ortiz in the fourth that tied the Red Sox slugger with Carl Yastrzemski for 36th on Major League Baseballs all-time list. An inning later Ortiz hit another off Mills for No. 22 of the season and No. 453 of his career to take sole possession of the 36th spot. Ortiz, who on Sunday said he was about to get "hotter than Jamaica in the middle of August" did just that. "Put it down like this: Im on my way to Jamaica," he said. Ortizs second blast made the Blue Jays deficit 12 runs at 13-1. Napoli, who finished a triple short of the cycle, hit a solo shot to make it 14-1. Notes -- Jose Bautista served as the designated hitter for the third straight game as the Blue Jays continue to be cautious with his hamstring. Anthony Gose started in right field. ... Rob Rasmussen, who replaced Sergio Santos on the 25-man roster, allowed just one hit in his 2 1/3 innings of work. Santos was placed on waivers after being designated for assignment, though Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopolous said he hopes the 31-year-old can pitch out of his struggles with triple-A Buffalo. Cleveland Cavaliers forward and Brampton, Ont., native Tristan Thompson threw out the ceremonial first pitch. ... The paid attendance was announced as 27,905. ... Every Red Sox starter had at least one hit except for Pedroia. ' ' '

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