Stories tagged: Netherlands
SUNDAY, FEB. 5, 2017, 11 A.M.
An orangutan will have a chance to find her mate – through ‘Tinder’
Zookeepers in the Netherlands say they will start using a tablet to show the orangutan pictures of available males from a breeding program, according to the Guardian.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2017, 8:33 A.M.
Tinder for apes? Dutch zoo gives orangutans screen time
How does a primate find a date when they’re confined to an urban jungle? Orangutans in a Dutch zoo may get a high-tech helping hand thanks to a research project …
SATURDAY, DEC. 31, 2016, 1:59 P.M.
Dutch fertility clinic warns couples of possible sperm mix-up
Unable to make babies on their own, more than two dozen couples went to a top-flight fertility clinic in the Netherlands for help. But the clinic has announced it may …
TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2016, 6 A.M.
Netherlands, Latvia lead world for people’s height
If you want to see a tall population of men, go to the Netherlands. Tall women? Latvia. And in the United States, which lags behind dozens of other countries in …
SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 2015
Late rally gives U.S. soccer first win over Netherlands
AMSTERDAM – Danny Williams scored in the 88th minute and Bobby Wood in the 90th, capping a comeback from a two-goal, second-half deficit and leading the United States over the …
SUNDAY, JULY 13, 2014
Netherlands beats host Brazil 3-0 to finish third
BRASILIA, Brazil – When it was all over, it was the Netherlands receiving a standing ovation from the Brazilian crowd. Brazil walked off the field to boos, after another demoralizing …
SATURDAY, JULY 12, 2014
Netherlands, Brazil find importance in third-place game
Dutch coach Louis Van Gaal is trying to motivate his players for the third-place match against Brazil by giving them the mission of becoming the only Dutch squad to finish …
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 …
SUNDAY, JULY 6, 2014
Dutch substitute keeper saves Netherlands in PK shootout
SALVADOR, Brazil – Louis van Gaal made the call, and Tim Krul made the saves. In another move that will only add to his reputation as a tactical mastermind, the …
UPDATED: SATURDAY, JULY 5, 2014, 6:17 P.M.
Louis Van Gaal makes right moves, leads Netherlands into FIFA World Cup semifinals
Louis van Gaal made the call, and Tim Krul made the saves.
MONDAY, JUNE 30, 2014
It’s another painful World Cup exit for Mexico
SAO PAULO – It’s a curse. There’s no other way to explain it. In six consecutive World Cup tournaments, Mexico has made it to the second round. But it has …
MONDAY, JUNE 30, 2014
World Cup players get time to cool off during game
SAO PAULO – The Netherlands’ 2-1 win over Mexico on Sunday, a game played in 90-degee heat and high humidity, was the first World Cup game in which pre-planned cooling …
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 …
SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 2014
Spain defense implodes in heaviest loss since 1950
SALVADOR, Brazil – Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas crawled and scrambled in vain, Gerard Pique was beaten for pace and Sergio Ramos made a series of blunders. Whatever happened to Spain’s …
SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 2014
Big second half propels Netherlands past Spain in World Cup opener
The Netherlands thrashed the world champions 5-1 Friday in Salvador, Brazil, in the World Cup’s first shocker, toying with an aging Spanish team that has dominated global football for the …
FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2014, 3:53 P.M.
Netherlands thrashes Spain in 2014 FIFA World Cup’s first upset
The Netherlands thrashed the world champions 5-1 Friday in the World Cup’s first shocker, toying with an aging Spanish team that has dominated global football for the past six years …
SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 2013
Dutch team gets its country’s attention with WBC success
SAN FRANCISCO – Most of Hensley Meulens’ pitchers for the Netherlands hail from Holland, the position players from three Dutch islands. It has become quite the winning mix in the …
MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2012, 9:20 A.M.
Dutch government resigns en masse
THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The Dutch government, one of the most vocal critics of European countries failing to rein in their budgets, quit today after failing to agree on a …
MONDAY, MARCH 9, 2009
World in brief: Sudan may expel more aid workers
Sudan’s president threatened to kick out more aid groups and expel diplomats and peacekeepers on Sunday during his first trip to Darfur after an international court issued an arrest warrant …
FRIDAY, FEB. 27, 2009
Engine suspected in 737 crash
AMSTERDAM – Engine trouble may have caused the Turkish Airlines crash that killed nine people in the Netherlands, the head of the agency investigating the accident said Thursday. Other officials …
THURSDAY, FEB. 26, 2009
Scores walk away from plane crash in Amsterdam
HAARLEMMERLIEDE, Netherlands – A Turkish Airlines jetliner plummeted out of the mist and plowed into a muddy field Wednesday near Amsterdam’s main airport, but nearly everyone on board – 125 …