THERE were so many this year.Sports in 2020 was an unending state of mourning. It was as if every week, sometimes days, another luminary fell, bringing a cascade of condolence and remembrance.It began New Year's Day, a harbinger ...
Dec 30, 2020
NAPLES, Italy - Italian club Napoli renamed its stadium in honor of former captain Diego Maradona on Friday.The Naples city council unanimously approved the change of name from Stadio San Paolo to Stadio Diego Armando Maradona."Napoli is delighted about today' ...
Dec 5, 2020
BARCELONA, Spain - With his country and the world of soccer in mourning for Diego Maradona, Lionel Messi found his own way to mark the passing of the only Argentine player to rival his own greatness on the field.Messi paid tribute on ...
Nov 30, 2020
BUENOS AIRES - Soccer superstar Diego Maradona was buried Thursday (Friday, Manila time) in a private ceremony attended by only two dozen people - a stark contrast to earlier in the day when tens of thousands of weeping fans filed past his coffin for ...
Nov 27, 2020
DIEGO Armando Maradona could've been Filipino. He had our height. He had our frame. He had our hair. He even had our smile.I grew up watching highlights of Maradona. There was no YouTube then. Just grainy videos downloaded off Limewire. ...
Nov 26, 2020
BUENOS AIRES - Argentina's stunned football fans sought each other out on Wednesday to mourn the death of Diego Maradona, gathering by the hundreds in spots linked to the life of the legendary player.They gathered outside the humble home where ...
Nov 26, 2020
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Diego Maradona, the Argentine football great who scored the "Hand of God" goal in 1986 and led his country to that year's World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, has died. He was ...
Nov 26, 2020
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Diego Maradona will undergo surgery Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time) because of possible bleeding on his brain, his personal doctor said."He is awake, understands everything and agrees with the intervention," Dr. Leopoldo Luque told journalists.Maradona has a subdural ...
Nov 4, 2020
BUENOS AIRES - Cheeky as ever, Diego Maradona's wish for his 60th birthday is to score another goal against England - this time with his right hand.The Argentine great's most famous - and most infamous - goal went into the net ...
Oct 31, 2020
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil - Diego Maradona has criticized Argentina after its opening loss to Colombia in the Copa America.Maradona tells the TyC Sports channel in Buenos Aires "even Tonga can beat us."Argentina lost 2-0 on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time), the ...
Jun 18, 2019
ROME - Dries Mertens matched Diego Maradona with his 81st Serie A goal for Napoli and Carlo Ancelotti's squad bounced back from a run of poor results for a 2-0 win at relegation-threatened Frosinone on Sunday.Mertens scored the ...
Apr 29, 2019
MEXICO CITY - The president of the second-tier Mexican soccer club Dorados of Sinaloa says Argentine great Diego Maradona has been hired as the team's coach.Club president Jose Antonio Nunez confirmed Maradona's hiring without providing details of ...
Sep 7, 2018
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Lionel Messi returned to Argentina on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time) and avoided commenting on his abrupt resignation from the national team after losing the Copa America final to Chile.Dozens of emotional fans wearing the white and sky-blue ...
Jun 28, 2016
VATICAN CITY - Diego Maradona says he's Pope Francis' top fan.The Argentine soccer great met with the pope on Thursday (Friday, Manila time) to help promote an education charity that Francis started in Argentina when he was the archbishop ...
Apr 24, 2015
FOOTBALL legends could grace the 60th anniversary celebration of the Asian Football Confederation in Manila, highlighted by the AFC Awards Night on November 30 at the Rizal Ballroom of Makati Shangri-la.Although the Philippine Football Federation has yet to confirm their ...
Nov 11, 2014
NAPLES, Italy - Diego Maradona returned to Italy on Monday in a bid to clear his name in a tax evasion case.The 1986 World Cup winner with Argentina landed in Rome dressed in black and wearing dark glasses before heading straight to ...
Feb 26, 2013
BAGHDAD - The Iraqi Football Association denies it is negotiating with Argentine great Diego Maradona to take over as a coach of the national team.Deputy IFA head Abdul-Khaliq Masoud tells The Associated Press the association isn't in talks with ...
Dec 21, 2012
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