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Mar 10, 2015

Soccer-Barrientos stunner seals San Lorenzo win at Estudiantes

BUENOS AIRES, March 9 (Reuters) – Pablo Barrientos scored a stunning lob from almost halfway to seal a 2-0 win for San Lorenzo over Estudiantes on Monday, leaving Rosario Central as sole leaders of the Argentine championship.

Midfielder Sebastian Blanco put San Lorenzo ahead in the ninth minute of the match in La Plata with his first goal for the club since arriving last year.

Mar 9, 2015

Delbonis seals Argentina win on fourth day of tense tie

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentina reached the Davis Cup quarter-finals when Federico Delbonis beat Thomaz Bellucci 6-3 3-6 6-2 7-5 on the fourth day of an epic tie against Brazil to seal a 3-2 win on Monday.

Four times finalists Argentina will meet world number one Novak Djokovic’s Serbia, the 2010 champions, in another home tie in the last eight on July 17-19.

Mar 9, 2015

Tennis-Delbonis seals Argentina win on fourth day of tense tie

BUENOS AIRES, March 9 (Reuters) – Argentina reached the Davis Cup quarter-finals when Federico Delbonis beat Thomaz Bellucci 6-3 3-6 6-2 7-5 on the fourth day of an epic tie against Brazil to seal a 3-2 win on Monday.

Four times finalists Argentina will meet world number one Novak Djokovic’s Serbia, the 2010 champions, in another home tie in the last eight on July 17-19.

Mar 3, 2015

Soccer-Lippi up against it with low-budget Argentine club

JUNIN, Argentina, March 3 (Reuters) – Keeping Sarmiento in the top flight will require the sort of nous that served coach Sergio Lippi well while overseeing two promotions in less than three years.

The modest small-town club from Junin deep in Argentina’s pampas farming flatlands were promoted in December with nine other sides into a bloated new 30-team first division.

Mar 2, 2015

Del Potro sees comeback by late March

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Former world number four Juan Martin Del Potro, having drawn confidence from his brief Sydney return in January, said on Monday he was confident of a full comeback “very soon”.

The Argentine giant, who has endured a stop-start career since winning the U.S. Open in 2009, is recovering from a second corrective operation on his left wrist following surgery a year ago.

Mar 2, 2015

Tennis-Del Potro sees comeback by late March

BUENOS AIRES, March 2 (Reuters) – Former world number four Juan Martin Del Potro, having drawn confidence from his brief Sydney return in January, said on Monday he was confident of a full comeback “very soon”.

The Argentine giant, who has endured a stop-start career since winning the U.S. Open in 2009, is recovering from a second corrective operation on his left wrist following surgery a year ago.

Mar 2, 2015

Interview: Nadal wants traditional clay events protected

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Rafa Nadal wants tournament organisers to maintain the tradition of clay courts on the Tour and said the growing number of events switching to harder surfaces could increase the injury risk to players long after they finish their careers.

Nadal, who won his first title of the year with a 6-4 6-1 victory over Juan Monaco in a rain-interrupted Argentine Open on Sunday, said it was also important to maintain variety on the Tour to keep players and spectators interested.

Mar 2, 2015

Nadal wants traditional clay events protected

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Rafa Nadal wants tournament organizers to maintain the tradition of clay courts on the Tour and said the growing number of events switching to harder surfaces could increase the injury risk to players long after they finish their careers.

Nadal, who won his first title of the year with a 6-4 6-1 victory over Juan Monaco in a rain-interrupted Argentine Open on Sunday, said it was also important to maintain variety on the Tour to keep players and spectators interested.

Mar 2, 2015

Tennis-Nadal wants traditional clay events protected

BUENOS AIRES, March 1 (Reuters) – Rafa Nadal wants tournament organisers to maintain the tradition of clay courts on the Tour and said the growing number of events switching to harder surfaces could increase the injury risk to players long after they finish their careers.

Nadal, who won his first title of the year with a 6-4 6-1 victory over Juan Monaco in a rain-interrupted Argentine Open on Sunday, said it was also important to maintain variety on the Tour to keep players and spectators interested.

Mar 1, 2015

Nadal wins first title of year in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Rafael Nadal won his first title of the year with a 6-4 6-1 victory over Juan Monaco in a rain-interrupted Argentine Open final on Sunday.

Nadal, showing marked progress in his comeback from injury and other woes last year, notched his 65th career title and equaled Guillermo Vilas’s 46 on clay with the Argentine great watching from the stands.

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