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COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil -- At least three World Cup stadiums in Brazil will not be finished by the end of December as FIFA requested. Travis Shaw Brewers Jersey . Soccers governing body said Tuesday the stadiums in Sao Paulo, Curitiba and Cuiaba are unable to meet the deadline because of construction delays. The announcement came after the World Cup organizing committee received updates from the six host cities that still must turn over the venues for next years tournament. The other six were ready for this years Confederations Cup. "Two stadiums will be delivered more in the region of February than in January or December," FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke said. "Curitiba is the one where we are facing the most problems. Clearly, Curitiba will not be delivered before the end of February 2014, so thats a fact." The stadium in Cuiaba also is expected to be ready in February, four months before the World Cup opens on June 12. FIFA said it still doesnt know when it will have the venue in Sao Paulo, where a crane collapse last week killed two workers and damaged part of the stadium. A report on the scale of the damage is expected by the end of the week. "We are in a period of time when the opening game of the World Cup will be played in Sao Paulo," Valcke said. "We are not in a crisis mood where we are looking for an alternative to Sao Paulo. We are confident they can deliver the stadium on time (for the opener.)" The Sao Paulo venue, which will host the opening match, was almost ready when a giant crane buckled while hoisting a 500-ton metal structure that clipped part of the roof and cut through a huge lighting panel that runs across the venues outer facade. FIFA said it would not tolerate the same kinds of delays that plagued the Confederations Cup, when only two of the six venues were completed by the original deadline. Valcke said FIFA is already rearranging plans for the installation of temporary facilities at the venues that also will not be delivered by the deadline. FIFA President Sepp Blatter downplayed the delays. "There are some small delays in construction of stadia, but so small that, with one exception, we can just close our eyes and say everything will be ready," Blatter said. FIFA wants the stadiums ready at least six months in advance mainly so there is time for at least two test events in each host city. It says there is no way of moving games because about 1 million tickets have already been sold for next years tournament. Ryan Braun Jersey . Spieth again showed game well beyond his 20 years with a 9-under 63 on the North Course, giving him a one-shot lead over Stewart Cink going into the weekend at the Farmers Insurance Open. Robin Yount Jersey . 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The Wizards double-teamed Wade right as he crossed the halfcourt line and Beal came up with the swipe before hitting two more free throws to seal the outcome with 3.8 ticks left. The Heat lost their fifth straight at home for the first time since March of 2008 and have dropped eight of their last nine in South Beach overall. Its tough to lose, Miami coach Erik Spoelstra said. It really came down to them making plays. Nene posted 20 points and six rebounds, while Beal added 16 points and seven boards for the Wizards, who have won six in a row. Wade finished with 28 points and eight assists for Miami, which fell to 4-9 at home on the year. The Heat had lost just 13 games over the last two years at American Airlines Arena coming into the season. Miami was without Chris Bosh for a fourth straight game due to a calf injury. Wall netted half of his point total in the fourth quarter. His up-and-under reverse spuun out, but Paul Pierce was there to tip it home and stake the Wizards to a 97-95 advantage with 1:32 to play. Matt Garza Brewers Jersey. Wall then hit a pull-up jumper from the top of the key on Washingtons next trip up the floor to put it up four. Wade got his floater to drop at the other end before Wall split a pair of foul shots to make it 100-97 with 33.8 ticks on the clock. Wade was unable to get his ensuing shot to go, however, and Wall again made 1-of-2 from the stripe to extend the visitors lead to four. Earlier, Wall nailed a step-back jumper at the first-quarter buzzer to give Washington a 29-25 lead going into the second. Mario Chalmers put in the final five points of a 9-2 Heat run during the middle stages of the second, including a triple to cap it and tie the game at 47-47 with 4:53 to go in the period. Miami, which shot a season-best 64.7 percent (22-of-34) in the first half, took a 55-54 edge into the locker room. 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