Flamengo Wins National Basketball Title

By Jayme Monsanto, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - The 2008/2009 season was a period speckled with bad luck and worse timing for the Flamengo basketball team. The team suffered delayed salaries, financial instability, and difficulties in finding a good venue to host important matches. In spite of their troubles, Flamengo managed to claim three important titles, marking a surprise outcome of a rather rocky season.

Flamengo's started their campaign last December with the state championship win against Cabo Frio, despite a one-month delay in the players' salaries. This was the fourth consecutive time Flamengo claimed the state . . .

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