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Dolgopolov upsets Nishikori to win Argentina Open


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


Argentina's rising grains production strands vessels in river traffic 16 Feb 2017

ROSARIO, Argentina When a boat carrying soy oil destined for India ran aground on the Parana River near Buenos Aires in late January, ships loaded with most of Argentina's grains exports were blocked for hours.


Tucuman inspired to Ecuador win in borrowed Argentina shirts 08 Feb 2017

Atletico Tucuman truly represented Argentina when they overcame a delayed flight, postponed kickoff and lost kit to win a Copa Libertadores preliminary round match in Ecuador in shirts borrowed at the last minute from the Argentina national team.


Fognini ends Argentine resistance to send Italy through 06 Feb 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. Fognini battled back to win 2-6 4-6 6-3 6-4 6-2 in the final and deciding rubber which had been postponed on Sunday due to rain delays and failing light.


GB qualify, but Davis Cup champs Argentina must wait 06 Feb 2017

Britain qualified for the Davis Cup quarter-finals in bizarre circumstances on Sunday but reigning champions Argentina must wait another day to decide the outcome of their tie against Italy following an afternoon of rain delays in Buenos Aires.


Valencia dismiss Kempes as ambassador following criticism 05 Feb 2017

BARCELONA Valencia great Mario Kempes has been sacked from his role as a club ambassador for fiercely criticising the team after their embarrassing 4-0 thrashing at home to Eibar, the former Argentina forward said on Sunday.


Argentina on brink of early exit, Australia through 04 Feb 2017

LONDON Raucous home support for holders Argentina did not make up for the absence of Juan Martin del Potro and Federico Delbonis on Friday as they fell 2-0 behind to Italy in the first round of the Davis Cup.

Argentina's Macri moves to cut labour costs, works with unions 01 Feb 2017

BUENOS AIRES Argentina President Mauricio Macri is racing to cut the country's famously high labour costs in a bid to increase foreign investment, risking a confrontation with powerful unions before congressional elections later this year.

Argentina changes immigration law to limit entry, ease deportation 30 Jan 2017

BUENOS AIRES Argentina changed its immigration law to make it easier to deport foreigners who commit crimes and to prohibit individuals with criminal records from entering the country, according to a post in the government's official bulletin on Monday.

Argentina Jewish centre briefly evacuated after false bomb threat 20 Jan 2017

BUENOS AIRES A Jewish community centre in Buenos Aires was briefly evacuated after a false bomb threat on Thursday, Argentina's Jewish community association AMIA said in a statement, a day after dozens of similar episodes were reported in the United States.


Iraq launches offensive on last Islamic State stronghold in Mosul

BAGHDAD/ERBIL, Iraq U.S.-backed Iraqi forces on Sunday launched a ground offensive to dislodge Islamic State militants from the western part of the city of Mosul, and put an end to their ambitions for territorial rule in Iraq.