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Vol. 5 Num 990 Wed. March 14, 2007  
   
Sports


Oliveira's sister released


The sister of AC Milan striker Ricardo Oliveira has been released by her kidnappers in Brazil, the Italian Serie A club said on Tuesday.

Maria de Lourdes Silva de Oliveira was abducted from her Sao Paolo home by hooded men in October last year.

In a statement posted on their website, AC Milan said Oliveira's sister was "alive and well".

Oliveira, 26, joined AC Milan from Spanish club Real Betis last August.

He helped Brazil win the Copa America in 2004 and the Confederations Cup in 2005, but was not included in last year's World Cup squad.