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Sampaoli takes charge of Argentina until 2022, seeks the best Messi

Jun 01 2017

BUENOS AIRES Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli said his greatest challenge was to get the best out of Lionel Messi and reach next year's World Cup finals in Russia as he was officially unveiled on Thursday with a contract through to the 2022 tournament in Qatar.

Tennis: Dolgopolov upsets Nishikori to win Argentina Open

Feb 19 2017

BUENOS AIRES Unseeded Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov upset favorite Kei Nishikori 7-6(4) 6-4 to win the Argentina Open on Sunday and lift his first title in five years.

Fognini ends Argentine resistance to send Italy through

Feb 06 2017

BUENOS AIRES Fabio Fognini made his experience tell to beat Guido Pella in five sets and send Italy into the Davis Cup quarter-finals at the expense of depleted holders Argentina on Monday.

Del Potro unlikely to be fit for Australian Open

Dec 20 2016

BUENOS AIRES Juan Martin del Potro is unlikely to be fit enough to play in next month's Australian Open, the Argentine told a news conference on Tuesday.

Tevez double leads Boca to 4-2 victory at River

Dec 11 2016

BUENOS AIRES A brilliant Carlos Tevez scored twice in the final half hour as Boca Juniors came from 2-1 down to beat River Plate 4-2 at El Monumental in a thrilling Argentine 'superclasico' on Sunday.

Soccer-Brilliant Tevez's double leads Boca to victory at River

Dec 11 2016

BUENOS AIRES, Dec 11 Carlos Tevez scored twice in the final half hour as Boca Juniors came from 2-1 down to beat River Plate 4-2 at El Monumental in a thrilling Argentine 'superclasico' on Sunday.

Messi leads Argentina team ban on talking to media

Nov 16 2016

SAN JUAN, Argentina Lionel Messi led his 26-man Argentina squad in a protest on Tuesday against perceived mistreatment by the media, saying they were boycotting the press until further notice.

Messi magic puts Argentina back on World Cup track

Nov 15 2016

SAN JUAN, Argentina A Lionel Messi masterclass, netting a brilliant free kick before laying on two more goals, put Argentina's World Cup qualifying campaign back on track with a resounding 3-0 win over Colombia on Tuesday.

Soccer-Messi masterclass puts Argentina back on World Cup track

Nov 15 2016

SAN JUAN, Argentina, Nov 15 Lionel Messi opened the scoring with a brilliant free kick and laid on two goals as Argentina put their World Cup qualifying campaign back on track with a resounding 3-0 win over Colombia on Tuesday.

South American game was run for personal gain, says head

Aug 24 2016

BUENOS AIRES South America soccer was run as a fiefdom by a few leading officials for personal gain before they were brought to account by U.S. law enforcement, the head of the regional governing body CONMEBOL said on Wednesday.

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