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Sep 5, 2013

Argentine boxing champion weighs in for Madrid bid

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Cities looking to add glamour and sporting weight in support of their bids to hold the Olympic Games have turned in the past to the likes of Pele and David Beckham.

Former England soccer captain Beckham helped London win the right to organize the 2012 Games and Brazilian great Pele was part of Rio de Janeiro’s successful bid for the 2016 Games.

Sep 5, 2013

Olympics-Argentine boxing champion weighs in for Madrid bid

BUENOS AIRES, Sept 5 (Reuters) – Cities looking to add glamour and sporting weight in support of their bids to hold the Olympic Games have turned in the past to the likes of Pele and David Beckham.

Former England soccer captain Beckham helped London win the right to organise the 2012 Games and Brazilian great Pele was part of Rio de Janeiro’s successful bid for the 2016 Games.

Sep 4, 2013

Falcao in doubt as Colombia look to go top

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Colombia could be without striker Radamel Falcao when they try to edge closer to ending a 16-year absence from the World Cup finals with a home victory over Ecuador in Barranquilla on Friday.

Falcao, Colombia’s top scorer in the qualifiers with seven goals, suffered an ankle injury playing for Monaco on Sunday and has been unable to train normally with coach Jose Pekerman set to wait until the last minute hoping he will be fit.

Sep 4, 2013

Soccer-Falcao in doubt as Colombia look to go top

BUENOS AIRES, Sept 4 (Reuters) – Colombia could be without striker Radamel Falcao when they try to edge closer to ending a 16-year absence from the World Cup finals with a home victory over Ecuador in Barranquilla on Friday.

Falcao, Colombia’s top scorer in the qualifiers with seven goals, suffered an ankle injury playing for Monaco on Sunday and has been unable to train normally with coach Jose Pekerman set to wait until the last minute hoping he will be fit.

Aug 30, 2013

Southampton’s Pochettino backing English talent

LONDON (Reuters) – Southampton’s Argentine manager Mauricio Pochettino likes what he sees when he surveys the talent in the English game.

Six months after taking on the challenge of developing a competitive top-flight squad in England, the 41-year-old is in a position to assess the strength of the sport in a country with arguably the strongest domestic league in the world.

Aug 30, 2013

Soccer-Southampton’s Pochettino backing English talent

LONDON, Aug 30 (Reuters) – Southampton’s Argentine manager Mauricio Pochettino likes what he sees when he surveys the talent in the English game.

Six months after taking on the challenge of developing a competitive top-flight squad in England, the 41-year-old is in a position to assess the strength of the sport in a country with arguably the strongest domestic league in the world.

Aug 25, 2013

Argentina not so far from first championship win as feared

LONDON (Reuters) – A mauling of the kind Argentina suffered in Soweto eight days ago might have led to critics wondering if it was such a good move to invite the Pumas into The Rugby Championship.

But South Africa coach Heneke Meyer, whose side inflicted that big 73-13 wound, had no doubts Argentina are where they should be after the Springboks narrowly escaped defeat to win 22-17 in Mendoza on Saturday.

Aug 25, 2013

Rugby-Argentina not so far from first championship win as feared

LONDON, Aug 25 (Reuters) – A mauling of the kind Argentina suffered in Soweto eight days ago might have led to critics wondering if it was such a good move to invite the Pumas into The Rugby Championship.

But South Africa coach Heneke Meyer, whose side inflicted that big 73-13 wound, had no doubts Argentina are where they should be after the Springboks narrowly escaped defeat to win 22-17 in Mendoza on Saturday.

Aug 20, 2013

Real Sociedad and Zenit win, Milan held by PSV

LONDON (Reuters) – Real Sociedad scored two brilliant goals to win 2-0 against a stunned Olympique Lyonnais side who finished with 10 men while AC Milan held PSV Eindhoven to a 1-1 draw in Champions League playoff first legs on Tuesday.

Zenit St Petersburg midfielder Roman Shirokov netted a hat-trick as the Russian team made light of the absence of Brazil striker Hulk to thump Pacos de Ferreira 4-1 away in Porto.

Aug 20, 2013

Soccer-Real Sociedad and Zenit win, Milan held by PSV

LONDON, Aug 20 (Reuters) – Real Sociedad scored two brilliant goals to win 2-0 against a stunned Olympique Lyonnais side who finished with 10 men while AC Milan held PSV Eindhoven to a 1-1 draw in Champions League playoff first legs on Tuesday.

Zenit St Petersburg midfielder Roman Shirokov netted a hat-trick as the Russian team made light of the absence of Brazil striker Hulk to thump Pacos de Ferreira 4-1 away in Porto.

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