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Iheanacho boosted by encouragement from suspended Aguero


Sergio Aguero's words of encouragement are ringing in Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho's ears as the 20-year-old striker prepares to fill the massive boots of the suspended Argentina international.


Boca's Gago out to end River Plate Achilles jinx 06 Dec 2016

BUENOS AIRES Boca Juniors midfielder Fernando Gago will be hoping for a lucky break when he faces River Plate on Sunday, having ruptured his Achilles tendon in both his previous two appearances in Argentina's "superclasico".


Hughes, Yarde to start for England against Australia 01 Dec 2016

LONDON Nathan Hughes and Marland Yarde will start England's final test of the autumn series against Australia at Twickenham on Saturday in two forced changes to the lineup that beat Argentina last weekend.


Belgian brewing secures spot on global culture list 30 Nov 2016

BRUSSELS Belgian beer-making and drinking put itself on a par with French gastronomy and Argentina's tango on Wednesday when it secured a place on a global list of traditions worthy of protection.


Argentina beat Croatia to clinch maiden Davis Cup title 28 Nov 2016

ZAGREB Argentina lifted their first Davis Cup title after Juan Martin Del Potro and Federico Delbonis won Sunday's reverse singles to complete the South American nation's spectacular comeback in a 3-2 victory over hosts Croatia in the final.

England's Vunipola set to miss Six Nations with knee injury 27 Nov 2016

LONDON England number eight Billy Vunipola is likely to miss the Six Nations after the RFU ruled him out for at least three months with a knee injury sustained in Saturday's win over Argentina.


Hourcade burns fingers trying to keep Pumas pot boiling 27 Nov 2016

LONDON Argentina coach Daniel Hourcade did not have enough lids to keep all the pots boiling in his team at the same time in a season with few dishes to savour.


Croatia win doubles to take 2-1 lead over Argentina 26 Nov 2016

ZAGREB Hosts Croatia took a 2-1 lead over Argentina in the Davis Cup final after an inspired Marin Cilic and Ivan Dodig beat Juan Martin Del Potro and Leonardo Mayer 7-6(2) 7-6(4) 6-3 in Saturday's doubles.


Fourteen-man England still too strong for Argentina 26 Nov 2016

LONDON England showed great determination, organisation and experience to overcome a fifth-minute red card for Elliot Daly and grind out an impressive 27-14 victory over Argentina on Saturday to make it 12 wins in a row under Eddie Jones


Jones heaps praise on 14-man England 26 Nov 2016

LONDON Coach Eddie Jones broke the habit of a lifetime to pour praise on his players after England showed tremendous application to overcame the fifth-minute dismissal of Elliot Daly and beat Argentina 27-14 in an incident-packed match on Saturday.


CIA says Russia intervened to help Trump win White House

WASHINGTON The CIA has concluded that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help President-elect Donald Trump win the White House, and not just to undermine confidence in the U.S. electoral system, a senior U.S. official said on Friday.