Stories tagged: Argentina
SATURDAY, NOV. 26, 2016, 7:37 P.M.
Croatia leads Argentina 2-1 in Davis Cup after doubles
Croatia needs one more point to win its second Davis Cup title after winning the doubles against Argentina in straight sets on Saturday. Marin Cilic and Ivan Dodig defeated Juan …
THURSDAY, NOV. 24, 2016, 5:31 P.M.
Healed Juan Martin del Potro hopes to lead Argentina to Davis Cup win
Leaving behind two injury-hit years, Juan Martin del Potro is looking to cap his successful comeback by leading Argentina to its first Davis Cup title.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 29, 2016, 5 A.M.
In Argentina, freedom still distant for Sandra the orangutan
A sign outside Sandra’s cage explains that “orangutan” comes from the Malay expression for “person of the forest.” But she remains in a concrete cell in a Buenos Aires zoo …
MONDAY, SEPT. 26, 2016, 3:15 P.M.
Magellanic penguin mating season begins in Argentina
Thousands of Magellanic penguins are arriving at Argentina’s Punta Tombo peninsula for their breeding season.
MONDAY, SEPT. 12, 2016, 8:32 P.M.
30-ton meteor discovered in Argentina at ancient meteor shower site
A 30-ton meteor – believed to be the world’s second largest – was discovered in northern Argentina, a news report said Monday.
SATURDAY, JULY 2, 2016, 8:57 P.M.
Argentines rally to urge Messi to return to national team
Hundreds of fans of Lionel Messi gathered in the rain in Argentina’s capital on Saturday to ask that the soccer star return to the national team following his shock retirement …
SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2016, 6:31 P.M.
Messi, Argentina face Chile in Copa America final rematch
Another year, another final for Lionel Messi and Argentina.
TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2016, 8:30 P.M.
Lionel Messi leads Argentina over U.S., into Copa America final
Lionel Messi was too much for the United States to contain. The five-time world player of the year set up Ezequiel Lavezzi’s opening goal in the third minute, then scored …
MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2016, 11:05 P.M.
U.S.: Facing Argentina, Messi in Copa semis not overwhelming
American players maintained over and over that playing Argentina and Lionel Messi in a Copa America semifinal on Tuesday night was a big deal, yet not mind-boggling.
THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2016, 6:40 P.M.
Lionel Messi will play against Panama
Lionel Messi is ready to play again. At a key moment, too.
FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2016
Amy Goodman: End impunity for dictators and their backers
These verdicts won’t bring back the tens of thousands they tortured and killed, but, hopefully, they will hasten the end of the modern era of impunity for human-rights abusers and …
SATURDAY, JULY 4, 2015
Copa America: Argentina, Chile trying to end title drought
Not just the Copa America will end when Argentina and Chile meet in the final today. So will decades of disappointment for the champion at the Estadio Nacional in Santiago, …
SUNDAY, NOV. 23, 2014
Tennis for the blind takes off in Argentina
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Accompanied by two women, 9-year-old Felipe Angiono enters cautiously and asks: “Is this where the blind play tennis?” Upon hearing a “yes,” Felipe responds: “OK, I …
SUNDAY, JULY 13, 2014
Alejandro Sabella: ‘Perfect game’ required against Germany
RIO DE JANEIRO – Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella is looking for perfection against Germany in today’s World Cup final. Describing the Germans as “very powerful” physically, mentally and tactically, Sabella …
SUNDAY, JULY 13, 2014
Germany and Argentina face off for World Cup title
RIO DE JANEIRO – The most entertaining World Cup in a generation comes down to a final match that pits the planet’s best player against the tournament’s best team. Lionel …
FRIDAY, JULY 11, 2014
Argentines united in World Cup run
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Soccer has once again emerged as the patriotic touchstone that unites Argentines as they teeter on the precipice, this time threatened by a debt crisis, soaring …
THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014, 10:29 P.M.
World Cup run unites Argentines
Soccer has once again emerged as the patriotic touchstone that unites Argentines as they teeter on the precipice, this time threatened by a debt crisis, soaring inflation and the scandal-plagued …
THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014
John Leicester: Messi missing signature World Cup moment
SAO PAULO – The World Cup can only hope that Lionel Messi is leaving his best for last. In the most important World Cup match to date in his epoch-shaping …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014, 5:40 P.M.
Argentina reaches FIFA World Cup final after penalties
The World Cup’s second semifinal was supposed to put the silky skills of Lionel Messi and Arjen Robben in the spotlight. Instead, a goalkeeper and two rock-solid defenses stole the …
WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014
World Cup notes: Argentina’s Alejandro Sabella says Lionel Messi is the ’best of them all’
SAO PAULO – Normally a reserved man who avoids hype, Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella isn’t shy about declaring Lionel Messi to be the best player in the world. Comparing the …
UPDATED: SATURDAY, JULY 5, 2014, 1:49 P.M.
Gonzalo Higuain sends Argentina to FIFA World Cup semis, Belgium home
For once Lionel Messi didn’t carry Argentina on his shoulders.
TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014
World Cup Round-up: Mexico advances to knockout stage
One of the first things Miguel Herrera did when he became Mexico’s fourth coach in a year was call Rafael Marquez and ask the 35-year-old defender known as “the boss” …
MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2014, 8:50 P.M.
Mexico blasts Croatia to advance
Rafael Marquez’s pivotal goal from a header in the 72nd minute ignited a scoring burst, and Mexico surged into the World Cup’s knockout stage for a sixth straight time with …
SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 2014
FIFA World Cup roundup: Germany draws 2-2 with Ghana
Miroslav Klose rescued a point for Germany, and tied the World Cup scoring record in the process. Germany was held to a 2-2 draw by Ghana on Saturday in Fortaleza, …
MONDAY, JUNE 16, 2014
Relief for France
Karim Benzema scored twice and created a third that was confirmed by goal-line technology as France eased into its World Cup campaign with a 3-0 victory over Honduras on Sunday …
SUNDAY, JUNE 15, 2014
World Cup debut on legendary grounds awaits Bosnia-Herzegovina
Bosnia-Herzegovina will make its World Cup debut against a two-time world champion led by one of the greatest players in the game at the legendary Maracana stadium in Rio de …
SATURDAY, DEC. 7, 2013
Brazil 3-1 favorite, U.S. rises to 150-1 at World Cup
Brazil was made a 3-1 favorite to win the 2014 World Cup it will be hosting. The Brazilians remained at the same odds after Friday’s draw as they held going …
SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 2013
Argentine journey a must for wine lovers
MAIPU, Argentina – Ten minutes in the orchard and already my hands felt raw. How do they do this all day without gloves, I wondered, shuffling my feet for a …
MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2012, 7:17 A.M.
Argentines still want Falklands 30 years later
President Cristina Fernandez’s campaign to force Britain to hand over the Falkland Islands may have reached its high point with Monday’s 30th anniversary of Argentina’s failed occupation of the remote …
SATURDAY, JULY 30, 2011, 8:39 P.M.
Former Vandal, Cougar Hopson finds way to Argentina
Phil and Lauren Hopson’s only son was born in Argentina in 1986, and soon after the new parents had the same thought: Perhaps their boy would return one day to …