By Marcelo SousaRIO DE JANEIRO - Lionel Messi scored a stunning free kick, repeatedly dribbled through the Chilean defense and created opportunities regularly for his Argentina teammates.Despite Messi's intense performance, Argentina was held 1-1 by Chile in its Copa ...
Jun 15, 2021
BRISBANE, Australia - Gael Monfils secured France's first victory at the ATP Cup, rallying from a break down in the second set and saving three breakpoints as he served for the match in a 6-3, 7-5 win over Cristian ...
Jan 4, 2020
THE month-long wait for Jerwin Ancajas is over.And no one can blame him if he unleashes his fury on Chilean challenger Miguel Gonzales.The 27-year-old Ancajas stakes his International Boxing Federation (IBF) super-flyweight crown on Saturday in ...
Dec 7, 2019
SÃO PAULO - For a match that didn't mean much, there was a lot going on as Argentina defeated Chile, 2-1, to finish third in the Copa América on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time).Lionel Messi was sent off ...
Jul 7, 2019
SALVADOR, Brazil - Despite another ankle injury, Alexis Sanchez led Chile to the quarterfinals of the Copa America.Playing in pain after getting hurt in the first half, Sanchez scored a second-half winner to give Chile a 2-1 victory over Ecuador ...
Jun 22, 2019
SAO PAULO - Chile's experienced Copa America team proved too good for Japan's young squad.The two-time defending champions opened their Copa America campaign with a 4-0 win over the Asian guests on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time), ...
Jun 18, 2019
Mike Tyson sent back to the US after Chile denies entrySANTIAGO, Chile - Chilean authorities say they've denied former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson entry to the country and are sending him back to the US.Chile's equivalent of the ...
Nov 10, 2017
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - Germany's experimental young side overcame street-wise Chile to win a bruising Confederations Cup final 1-0 on Sunday, vindicating Joachim Loew's decision to leave most of his world champions at home.The only goal ...
Jul 3, 2017
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - Alexis Sanchez says he won't reveal his decision about his Arsenal future until after Sunday's (Monday, Manila time) Confederations Cup final.Speaking in Russia as Chile prepares to take on Germany in the final, Sanchez ...
Jul 1, 2017
KAZAN, Russia - Claudio Bravo made three penalty saves as Chile crushed Portugal, 3-0, in a penalty shootout to reach the Confederations Cup final on Wednesday.Bravo, who missed the first two cup games in Russia because of injury, stopped penalties by ...
Jun 29, 2017
MOSCOW - Chile salvaged a 1-1 draw against a tenacious Australian side on Sunday (Monday, Manila time) to ensure progress to the last four of the Confederations Cup.The Australians took the lead in the 42nd minute when James Troisi delicately chipped ...
Jun 26, 2017
KAZAN, Russia - Alexis Sanchez became Chile's all-time leading scorer as they were held by Germany to 1-1 in the Confederations Cup on Thursday (Friday, Manila time). Both teams were in a good position to make the semifinals.Sanchez ...
Jun 23, 2017
MOSCOW - Alexis Sanchez came off the bench to set up both Chile's goals in a 2-0 Confederations Cup win over on Sunday (Monday, Manila time) - but the video assistant referees were the real stars.Crowded in front of screens ...
Jun 19, 2017
MOSCOW - Alexis Sanchez has sprained his ankle in training and may miss Chile's Confederations Cup opener against Cameroon.Chilean coach Juan Antonio Pizzi says the Arsenal forward hurt his left ankle in training Thursday and has only done light training ...
Jun 18, 2017
ZURICH - Brazil has taken over at the top of the FIFA rankings for the first time since 2010.After losing Lionel Messi to a four-match ban, Argentina lost 2-0 at Bolivia last week and dropped to No. 2.World Cup ...
Apr 7, 2017
ARGENTINA beat Chile, 1-0, thanks to a penalty scored by Lionel Messi on Thursday (Friday, Manila time) in South America's World Cup qualifying group, and managed to stay in the chase for a spot in the tournament, going third ...
Mar 24, 2017
ZURICH - African champion Cameroon has moved up to No. 33 in the FIFA rankings, rewarded with a 29-place jump for winning the continental title over the weekend.Africa's top-ranked team is No. 25 Egypt, which lost in the ...
Feb 10, 2017
SANTIAGO, Chile - Alexis Sanchez has picked up a leg injury in training and will miss Chile's World Cup qualifier against Colombia on Thursday (Friday, Manila time).Instead of traveling to Colombia's Caribbean city of Barranquilla, the Chilean football ...
Nov 9, 2016
ZURICH - European champion Portugal has risen two places to No. 6 in the FIFA rankings. The United States has jumped six spots to No. 25 after its semifinal finish at Copa America.Argentina remains No. 1 despite losing to Chile in the ...
Jul 15, 2016
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Lionel Messi still awaits his first title with Argentina's national team.Messi put his penalty kick over the crossbar, Francisco Silva converted Chile's shootout finale and La Roja won their second straight Copa America ...
Jun 27, 2016
EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey - Another year, another final for Lionel Messi and Argentina.They made it to the championship match at the 2014 World Cup - and lost 1-0 in extra time to Germany. They made it to the 2015 Copa America ...
Jun 26, 2016
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