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Fiji face Americas challenge in Rio rugby sevens pool


RIO DE JANEIRO Fiji will take on the United States, Argentina and hosts Brazil in the pool stage of the men's rugby sevens at the Rio Games when they begin their quest to land their country's first Olympic medal in August.


Fit-again Federer gets into his stride 28 Jun 2016

LONDON For the Roger Federer fans on Centre Court and the legions watching on televisions around the world it was a reassuring sight as the Swiss swept past Argentina's Guido Pella into the second round of Wimbledon on Monday.


Maradona urges Messi to shelve plans to quit Argentina 28 Jun 2016

BUENOS AIRES World Cup winner Diego Maradona has called on compatriot Lionel Messi not to abandon international football after the Argentina captain announced he was quitting the national side following Sunday's Copa America final defeat.


Messi fails to match Maradona success in Argentina shirt 27 Jun 2016

They were two small Argentina players with the same enormous challenge -- to meet the expectations of a soccer-mad country.


More Argentina players may retire from internationals - Aguero 27 Jun 2016

Sergio Aguero and other Argentina players could follow the lead of captain Lionel Messi and retire from international football after losing the final of the Copa America on penalties to Chile for the second straight year.

Factbox - Profile of Lionel Messi 27 Jun 2016

Factbox on Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi, who said he was quitting international football after Sunday's loss on penalties to Chile in the Copa America Centenario final and failing again to lift a major trophy with his national team.


Chile prove hard nut to crack for South America's best 27 Jun 2016

Chile have never beaten Argentina in open play in 27 Copa America meetings in 100 years yet have twice in 12 months dashed the hopes of Lionel Messi's team of lifting a major trophy.


Messi primed to end Argentina drought in Copa final 24 Jun 2016

Chile face Argentina in Sunday's Copa America final for the right to call themselves South America's dominant team but perhaps an even bigger question for football fans the world over regards whether Lionel Messi can finally win a major international title.


'Noodle' hoping to be 'al dente' for Copa America final 23 Jun 2016

Angel Di Maria is working hard on his fitness for the chance to play a part in Argentina’s Copa America Centenario final against title holders Chile on Sunday after bad luck in two previous finals.


Brumbies' Cubelli starts for Argentina against France 23 Jun 2016

BUENOS AIRES Brumbies scrum half Tomas Cubelli will make his first Argentina start this year as one of three changes in the team to face France in the second test in Tucuman on Saturday.


Islamic State prime suspect after suicide bombers kill 41 at Istanbul airport

ISTANBUL Turkish investigators pored over video footage and witness statements on Wednesday after three suspected Islamic State suicide bombers opened fire and blew themselves up in Istanbul's main airport, killing 41 people and wounding 239. | Video