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Feb 23, 2015

Nadal sees Argentine Open as next step up comeback ladder

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Rafael Nadal, who suffered an upset defeat in the Rio Open semi-finals at the weekend, said on Monday he was confident of taking another step toward recovering his best form in Buenos Aires this week.

The Spaniard, ranked fourth after Saturday’s loss to Fabio Fognini ended a run of 52 consecutive semi-final wins on clay, will make his bow in the second round of the Argentine Open at the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club on Wednesday

Feb 23, 2015

Tennis-Nadal sees Argentine Open as next step up comeback ladder

BUENOS AIRES, Feb 23 (Reuters) – Rafael Nadal, who suffered an upset defeat in the Rio Open semi-finals at the weekend, said on Monday 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 of 52 consecutive semi-final wins on clay, will make his bow in the second round of the Argentine Open at the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club on Wednesday

Jan 26, 2015

Gifted, controversial Riquelme retires

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Juan Roman Riquelme, the supremely talented and sometimes controversial former Boca Juniors and Argentina playmaker, has retired from soccer.

Riquelme’s decision, which he announced on Sunday, came as a surprise since he was weighing up the chance of a move to Paraguayan club Cerro Porteno, having quit Argentinos Juniors after helping them secure promotion back to the first division.

Dec 15, 2014

Soccer-Racing Club seal Argentine league title

BUENOS AIRES, Dec 15 (Reuters) – Racing Club won the Argentine league title when they beat Godoy Cruz 1-0 in their final match of the championship in Avellaneda on Sunday.

Midfielder Ricky Centurion headed the only goal four minutes after halftime to ensure Racing could not be caught by River Plate in the championship race.

Dec 11, 2014

Soccer-River seek double after Copa Sudamericana victory

BUENOS AIRES, Dec 11 (Reuters) – With the Copa Sudamericana now among their many trophies, River Plate go for the double when they look to retain the Argentine league title with a win at Quilmes on Sunday (2330 GMT).

It is a tall order, though, with favourites Racing Club two points clear of River at the top of the standings going into their final match at home to Godoy Cruz at El Cilindro (2330).

Oct 27, 2014

‘People’s Player’ Tevez back in Argentina fold

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentina’s forgotten man Carlos Tevez has been included in the squad for the first time in three years for next month’s friendlies in England against Croatia and Portugal.

The 30-year-old striker, dubbed the ‘People’s Player’ by former coach Diego Maradona, last played for his country at the 2011 Copa America on home soil and missed this year’s World Cup in Brazil despite scintillating form for Juventus.

Oct 27, 2014

Soccer-’People’s Player’ Tevez back in Argentina fold

BUENOS AIRES, Oct 27 (Reuters) – Argentina’s forgotten man Carlos Tevez has been included in the squad for the first time in three years for next month’s friendlies in England against Croatia and Portugal.

The 30-year-old striker, dubbed the ‘People’s Player’ by former coach Diego Maradona, last played for his country at the 2011 Copa America on home soil and missed this year’s World Cup in Brazil despite scintillating form for Juventus.

Oct 6, 2014

River and Boca splash their way to 1-1 draw

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Leaders River Plate were held to a 1-1 draw by Boca Juniors in atrocious conditions on a waterlogged Monumental pitch in Argentina’s “Superclasico” on Sunday.

Playing in a downpour for most of the match, both goals were scored by central defenders, Boca taking the lead through Lisandro Magallan at a 22nd minute free kick.

Oct 6, 2014

Soccer-River and Boca splash their way to 1-1 draw

BUENOS AIRES, Oct 5 (Reuters) – Leaders River Plate were held to a 1-1 draw by Boca Juniors in atrocious conditions on a waterlogged Monumental pitch in Argentina’s “Superclasico” on Sunday.

Playing in a downpour for most of the match, both goals were scored by central defenders, Boca taking the lead through Lisandro Magallan at a 22nd minute free kick.

Aug 14, 2014

Martino vows to keep Argentina in their high position

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – New Argentina coach Gerardo Martino vowed on Wednesday to keep the World Cup runners-up “where they are and deserve to be”.

Martino also said Lionel Messi’s role is that of the world’s best player and Javier Mascherano has been a team leader for a very long time.