ARGENTINA

  • Rafael Nadal crushes Federico Delbonis to reach Argentina Open semi-final 16 hours 5 minutes ago

    Buenos Aires: Rafael Nadal, working his way back to top form after wrist problems last year, screamed with delight on reaching the Argentina Open semi-finals with a 6-1 6-1 rout of Federico Delbonis on Friday. Nadal, who went down to a first defeat in 53 consecutive semi-finals on clay at the...
  • Tommy Robredo beats Renzo Olivo to reach quarters in Argentina Open Yesterday

    Buenos Aires: Second-seeded Tommy Robredo of Spain defeated Renzo Olivo of Argentina 6-1, 6-2 to advance to the quarter-finals of the Argentina Open on Thursday. Robredo cruised to victory against the 186th-ranked Olivo, breaking the Argentine's service twice in each set to win the match in just over an hour. The 18th-ranked...
  • Rafael Nadal advances to the quarter-finals of Argentina Open 2 days ago

    Buenos Aires: Top-seeded Rafael Nadal beat local qualifier Facundo Arguello 6-4, 6-0 on Wednesday to reach the quarter-finals of the Argentina Open. Nadal has yet to reach a final in three tournaments this season and was beaten in the semi-finals last week in Rio de Janeiro, ending his 52-match unbeaten run...
  • Brazil call up Joao Souza for Davis Cup tie 3 days ago

    Brazil Davis Cup captain Joao Zwetsch has called up Joao Souza for his team's tie against Argentina next month. Souza, ranked 77 in the world, impressed Zwetsch by making the semi-finals of the Brazil Open and quarter-finals of the Rio Open earlier this month, reports Xinhua. The 26-year-old, known locally by his...
  • Rafael Nadal sees Argentina Open as next step up comeback ladder 4 days ago

    Buenos Aires: Rafael Nadal, who suffered an upset defeat in the Rio Open semi-finals at the weekend, said on Monday that he was confident of taking another step towards recovering his best form in Buenos Aires this week. The Spaniard, ranked fourth after Saturday's loss to Fabio Fognini ended a run...
  • China assisted Pakistan to build 6 nuclear reactors February 9, 2015

    Beijing: China has assisted Pakistan to build six nuclear reactors with a total installed capacity of 3.4 million kilowatts, a top Chinese official said on Sunday as Beijing plans to build two 1100 mw reactors in Karachi with USD 6.5 billion assistance. Outlining China's nuclear technology exports, Wang Xiaotao, vice...
  • Fed Cup: US defeat Argentina; advance to World Group playoffs February 8, 2015

    Buenos Aires: Venus Williams defeated Maria Irigoyen of Argentina 6-1, 6-4 on Sunday to advance the United States to the Fed Cup playoffs in April and a chance to return to the World Group, which comprises the top eight teams. Williams' victory on outdoor clay gave the United States an unassailable...
  • Mahesh Bhupathi-Jurgen Melzer pair crashes out of Australian Open January 22, 2015

    Melbourne: Mahesh Bhupathi and Jurgen Melzer crashed out of the men's doubles event of the Australian Open after suffering a straight-set defeat against Argentine team of Diego Schwartzman and Horacio Zeballos on Thursday. Bhupathi and his Austrian partner lost 4-6 3-6 in the first round, which lasted only 67 minutes....
  • Cristiano Ronaldo's rivalry with Messi useful: Portuguese coach January 14, 2015

    Lisbon: Portugal's national football team coach Fernando Santos has said that Cristiano Ronaldo's rivalry with Argentina's Lionel Messi over the Ballon d'Or award has proved to be "useful". Ronaldo left Barcelona forward Messi in the shade after he won the Ballon d'Or award for the second successive time at the FIFA...
  • Carlos Tevez does not intend to extend Juventus contract January 1, 2015

    Buenos Aires: Argentina striker Carlos Tevez, quizzed over the chances of him returning to Boca Juniors, has no plans to sign a contract extension with Juventus. The Italian champions reportedly want to offer Tevez, whose contract runs until June 2016, a deal to stay in Turin to 2018. 'I said I wanted...
  • Lionel Messi is the best footballer of all time: David Silva December 18, 2014

    Manchester: Spanish midfielder David Silva had said that Argentine forward Lionel Messi is part of his dream team as he is the best footballer of all time. "He's the best of all time, although I haven't had a chance to watch some other greats of the past," he was quoted as...
  • Angel Di Maria wins Argentina's player of the year award December 18, 2014

    Manchester United's Angel Di Maria has been voted Argentina's foreign-based player of the year by the country's sports journalists. The winger won the Olimpia de Plata (Silver Olimpia award) at a ceremony on Tuesday, where striker Lucas Pratto of Velez Sarsfield won the equivalent for best player in the Argentine league. Di...
  • Champions Trophy: Netherlands beat Argentina 4-1, finish fifth December 14, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: The Netherlands salvaged a fifth place finish at the Hockey Champions Trophy with a 4-1 win over Argentina, scoring four times in the final quarter to turn things around at the Kalinga Stadium on Sunday. The first quarter saw very few scoring opportunities for either side with the Dutch mostly...
  • Netherlands to play Argentina for 5-6th place match in Champions Trophy December 13, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: World Cup and Olympic silver medallists the Netherlands will face Argentina in the fifth-sixth place play-off match after registering wins in their respective classification games of the Hero Champions Trophy hockey tournament here on Saturday. While the Netherlands beat Belgium 4-2 in a penalty shoot-out after both the teams were...
  • Champions Trophy hockey: Australia beat Argentina 4-2 to secure semi-final place December 11, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: World champions and holders Australia finally got their mojo back and defeated Argentina 4-2 to secure their place in the semi-finals of the Champions Trophy hockey tournament at the Kalinga Stadium on Thursday. After a not-so-impressive outing where they won one, lost one and drew one game, the Kookaburras got...
  • Champions Trophy Hockey: England top Pool A, Argentina topple Germany December 9, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: England continued to enjoy their stay here in the capital of Odisha as they went on to top Pool A after a 1-1 draw with Belgium on Tuesday at the FIH Men's Champions Trophy. Amaury Keusters was on the mark for the Belgians as early as the 9th minute and...
  • Determined to put our best show on Tuesday: V R Raghunath December 8, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Bruised and battered by back-to-back defeats in the Champions Trophy hockey, India's experienced drag-flicker V R Raghunath said the hosts are keen to put up their "best show" in their last Pool B tie against World Cup silver medallist the Netherlands on Tuesday. After the narrow 0-1 loss against Olympic...
  • We lost the match in 3rd quarter: Roelant Oltmans December 8, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: India's High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans on Sunday held his defenders responsible for their second consecutive defeat in the Champions Trophy stating that the hosts' backline just crumbled under Argentina's counter-attacks in the final 15 minutes of the game. India squandered a goal lead twice to go down 2-4 against...
  • Champions Trophy Hockey: Argentina fight back to beat India 4-2 December 7, 2014

    Despite being in the lead twice, India failed to press on and in the end succumbed to a 4-2 defeat against Argentina on Sunday for their second loss in two days at the FIH Champions Trophy in Bhubaneswar. An attacking game of hockey saw six goals being scored, mostly in the...
  • As it happened: India vs Argentina, Champions Trophy Hockey December 7, 2014

    After a painful 1-0 defeat against Germany in their campaign opener, India would be desperate for a win against Argentina. But for that to happen, India's forwards will have to convert their chances into goals, something they miserably failed to do against the Germans who scored in the last minute through...
  • Netherlands thrash Argentina 3-0 in Champions Trophy hockey December 6, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: The Netherlands produced a fine 3-0 win over Argentina in the opening match of Pool B of the Hero Hockey Champions Trophy at the Kalinga Stadium here. The Dutch team was awarded five penalty corners in the first quarter but only scored on one occasion. Mink van der Weerden's drag-flick...
  • Belgium stuns Germany 4-0; Australia blanks Argentina 2-0 December 4, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Belgium notched up a stunning 4-0 win over Germany in their first practice match, while Australia blanked Argentina 2-0 in another warm-up game ahead of FIH Men's Champions Trophy on Thursday. The opening goal for Belgium came through the stick of Sebastien Dockier, followed by Tanguy Cosyns who scored the...
  • Champions Trophy warm-up: Pakistan beat Argentina, England draw with Netherlands December 3, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Pakistan thrashed Argentina 3-0 in the first practice match, while England held Netherlands 1-1 in another warm-up game ahead of the FIH Champions Trophy that begins here on Saturday. Muhammad Irfan opened the account for Pakistan in the first quarter, followed by goals from Muhammad Arslan Qadir and Muhammad Rizwan...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Manuel Neuer up for Ballon d'Or December 1, 2014

    Zurich: The goalkeeper who won the World Cup will be challenging Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for the Ballon d'Or. While the footballer of the year prize has switched between the world's top scorers since 2008, Manuel Neuer of Germany is the first goalkeeper to make the Ballon d'Or top three...
  • Raphael Guerreiro scores as Portugal beat Argentina 1-0 November 19, 2014

    'Cristiano Ronaldo v Lionel Messi' got top billing at a packed Old Trafford but it was a lesser light who scored as Portugal scraped a 1-0 friendly win over Argentina on Tuesday. Raphael Guerreiro headed the winner in added time after a second half riddled with substitutions and missing the excitement...
  • Neymar on track to surpass Messi: Romario November 18, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Brazilian striker Neymar is on track to surpass Argentine goal-poacher Lionel Messi in football's list of all-time greats, according to former Barcelona and Brazilian star Romario. Now a senator in Brazil, Romario predicted the 22-year-old would remain at the top until at least his mid-30s, reports Xinhua. "He has...
  • Lionel Messi penalty gives Argentina 2-1 win over Croatia November 13, 2014

    Lionel Messi's penalty earned Argentina a 2-1 win over Croatia after a fortunate equaliser that stood despite an unintentional handball by Sergio Aguero in a friendly at West Ham United's Upton Park ground on Wednesday. Messi scored from the spot in the 57th minute after Aguero had been brought down by...
  • Lionel Messi wide right, Carlos Tevez could be number nine: Gerardo Martino November 12, 2014

    Argentina coach Gerardo Martino kept his cards close to his chest on Tuesday over his lineup for Wednesday's friendly against Croatia and whether Lionel Messi and the recalled Carlos Tevez would start together. Martino, who took charge when Alejandro Sabella stepped down after leading Argentina to the World Cup final in...
  • Carlos Tevez back for Argentina after three-year absence October 28, 2014

    Buenos Aires: Juventus striker Carlos Tevez was on Monday called up by Argentina after a three year international hiatus. The 30-year-old was named in manager Gerardo Martino's squad for upcoming friendlies against Croatia and Portugal after being frozen out during Alejandro Sabella's time as coach between 2011 and 2014. The last time...
  • Lionel Messi had nothing to do with tax affairs, father insists October 16, 2014

    Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi had nothing to do with his own tax affairs and should not be included in an investigation into an alleged fraud, his father Jorge has insisted. Messi and his father, who have denied wrongdoing, have been accused of defrauding the Spanish state of more than...