Argentine navy not giving hope of submarine survivors
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's navy says it's not giving up hope that crew members could be alive 11 days after a submarine vanished off the Atlantic coast with 44 people aboard.
Navy spokesman Enrique Balbi told a news conference Sunday that the passage of time doesn't rule out "a situation of extreme survival."
Argentina navy says missing sub was in good condition
MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's navy insisted Saturday that a missing submarine had seemed to be in good condition when it set off on a training mission, despite fears it later exploded beneath the sea with 44 crew members aboard.
Venezuela beats Argentina 3-1 to spoil Messi’s return
MADRID (AP) — Lionel Messi's international return didn't do much to help Argentina regain top form.
Messi was back on Friday for the first time since the 2018 World Cup but couldn't stop his...
Argentina president: Search for missing sub will continue
MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's president said Friday an international search will continue for a submarine carrying 44 crew members that has been lost in the South Atlantic for nine days and that the sub's disappearance will be investigated.
MADRID (AP) — Venezuela coach Rafael Dudamel offered his resignation after the 3-1 friendly win against Argentina on Friday, saying the team was used politically during its trip to Spain.
MADRID (AP) — With Lionel Messi making his first start since the World Cup, Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni hopes the rest of the squad is ready to step up and reach another level.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A South American coalition hoping to host the 2030 World Cup relaunched its bid on Wednesday with the addition of Chile to the group.
Recovery of Falklands war helmets helps heal wounds
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Jorge Altieri runs his hands over old blood stains on a helmet that saved his life in 1982 when Argentina and Britain went to war over the Falkland...
IMF staff concludes third review of Argentina program
WASHINGTON (AP) — An International Monetary Fund mission and Argentine authorities have reached an agreement on the third review of a $56 billion IMF-supported program.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's soccer association announced Saturday that the national women's league will be granted professional status, marking a milestone in a country that is home...
Argentina exhibit shows dictatorship-era abuses to women
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Graciela Garcia Romero says she was in her 20s when a former navy captain turned her into a sex slave in Buenos Aires.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Wisconsin say authorities arrested three men in Argentina suspected of using illegal online pharmacies to import oxycodone and other drugs into the...
Argentina, Colombia set to co-host Copa America in 2020
MIAMI (AP) — Argentina and Colombia have been chosen in principle to co-host the 2020 Copa America despite their capital cities being more than six hours apart by plane.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's Boca Juniors women's soccer team hammered Lanus 5-0 in La Bombonera Saturday in a landmark game that was the first time an official women's tournament...
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Marches and protests were held Friday across the globe to mark International Women's Day under the slogan #BalanceforBetter, with calls for a more gender-balanced...
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Diego Maradona's lawyer says that the former soccer star and current coach of Mexican club Dorados of Sinaloa will legally recognize three children that he fathered...
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Lionel Messi is back with Argentina's national team.
The five-time world player of the year was called up by interim Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni on Thursday...
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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australia clinched the women's Cup of Nations title with a 3-0 win over Argentina on Wednesday.
The Matildas, who won their opening games against South Korea and...
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — New captain Sam Kerr scored twice and former captain Lisa De Vanna once to lead Australia to a 4-1 win over South Korea in a Cup of Nations women's soccer...
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Germany to host Argentina for friendly in October
BERLIN (AP) — Germany will host Argentina for a soccer friendly in Dortmund on Oct. 9.
German soccer federation president Reinhard Grindel says, "It was the express wish of the sporting...
Former Argentine president cleared of meddling in bomb case
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A court absolved former President Carlos Menem on Thursday of charges he tried to interfere with the investigation into Argentina's deadliest terrorist incident —...
Cup of Nations: Australia beats NZ, SKorea thumps Argentina
SYDNEY (AP) — Forward Emily Gielnik scored a minute before halftime and substitute Hayley Raso clinched the match for Australia in the 75th as the Matildas beat New Zealand 2-0 in Cup of Nations...
Attack on Argentine chief rabbi raises fear of anti-Semitism
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — An attack that badly injured Argentina's chief rabbi has alarmed authorities both in the South American nation and in Israel, who raised concerns on Tuesday that it...
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Dramatics: Hearn’s jumper gives US 84-83 win over Argentina
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Reggie Hearn is not going to play in China at the FIBA World Cup this summer.
Van Gundy set for final game of USA qualifying rounds
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Jeff Van Gundy is about to coach his final game for the United States in the qualifying rounds for this summer's FIBA World Cup.
Team USA wrapping up World Cup qualifying
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — The job is done. The United States is going to the FIBA World Cup, which makes its last two qualifying games ahead of that tournament seem irrelevant.
Cecchinato beats Schwartzman in Argentina Open final
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Third-seeded Marco Cecchinato of Italy won the Argentina Open final on Sunday, taking his third career title and disappointing home crowd favorite Diego Schwartzman.
The 26-year-old Cecchinato easily beat fourth-seeded Schwartzman 6-1, 6-2 on the outdoor clay.
Schwartzman had saved a match point to knock out defending champion Dominic Thiem in the semifinals.
Emotional funeral for Sala held in his Argentine hometown
PROGRESSO, Argentina (AP) — Family, friends, supporters and former teammates paid tribute to striker Emiliano Sala in his small Argentine hometown on Saturday, almost four weeks after he died when the plane he was in crashed into the English Channel.
The 28-year-old Sala's body received a hero's welcome in Progreso where much of the grieving population paid their last respects to their soccer idol before the body was taken away for cremation.
In soccer-mad Argentina, women fight sexism and inequality
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Almost 90 years after men's soccer turned professional in Argentina, the women's game is still being played by amateur athletes who get little to no money for their work on the field.
Vatican advances probe of Argentine bishop close to Pope
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The Vatican is proceeding with an investigation into an Argentine bishop close to Pope Francis who has been accused of improper behavior with seminarians and sexual abuse.
In a statement posted to its Facebook page, the Argentine Diocese of Oran said Feb. 5 that the Vatican's Congregation for Bishops had entrusted Tucuman Archbishop Carlos Alberto Sanchez with the next phase of the investigation regarding accusations against Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta.
The Latest: US-China trade talks begin
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on trade talks beginning Wednesday between the U.S. and China (all times local):
U.S. and Chinese negotiators have opened two days of high-level talks aimed at settling a six-month trade war.
Leading the American delegation is U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, who welcomed the Chinese group on Wednesday. The Chinese team is headed by Vice Premier Liu He.
Paris Saint-Germain signs Leandro Paredes from Zenit
PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain has signed Argentina midfielder Leandro Paredes from Zenit St. Petersburg, and can use him in the Champions League.
PSG says Paredes signed a 4½-year contract . The transfer fee was not disclosed.
Champions League clubs can register three January signings, so Paredes is eligible to play against Manchester United in the last 16 on Feb. 12 and March 6.
Bodies of Australian scientist and sister found in Argentina
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine authorities say they've found the remains of two missing sisters and have arrested the son of one of them. Autopsy results released Sunday showed that at least one of the two had been shot.
Nantes coach livid at decision to call off search for plane
Nantes coach Vahid Halilhodzic has called it "a total disgrace" and "disgusting" that the search for the missing plane carrying Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala was called off.
The search for Sala and the pilot of a small passenger plane going from Nantes to Cardiff on Monday was called off after a three-day air-and-sea operation near the Channel Islands failed to locate the aircraft.
Argentina asks Britain, France to resume Sala plane search
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina is asking Britain and France to resume the search for a plane carrying soccer player Emiliano Sala that disappeared from radar over the English Channel earlier this week.
A statement from the office of President Mauricio Macri said on Friday that Argentina's foreign minister would make a formal request to the two European nations.
Host Brazil gets easy path in Copa America draw
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Copa America host Brazil was drawn in a relatively easy group for this year's tournament, where it will face Bolivia, Venezuela and Peru.
The draw was made on Thursday in Rio de Janeiro, and gave Argentina the toughest path of the top-seeded teams as it was placed in a group with Colombia, Paraguay and guest nation Qatar.
In the third group, Uruguay will start its campaign against Ecuador, then play against guest Japan before finishing against defending champion Chile.
Emiliano Sala earned respect through hard work, team ethic
For Emiliano Sala, the move to Cardiff and the Premier League was the kind of chance he'd been waiting for ever since leaving his native Argentina as a 20-year-old to pursue a soccer career in Europe.
Now at the age of 28, he was entering his peak years as a striker and enjoying the best season of his life at French club Nantes. After slowly moving up the ranks for French soccer, he would finally get an opportunity to prove himself in the biggest league in the world.
Chelsea signs Higuain on loan in bid to fix scoring problems
LONDON (AP) — Chelsea signed Gonzalo Higuain on loan from Juventus for the rest of the season on Wednesday, reuniting the Argentina striker with coach Maurizio Sarri in an effort to cure the team's scoring problems.
The deal included an option for Chelsea to extend the loan by another season for 18 million euros ($20.5 million), or buy Higuain outright for 36 million euros ($41 million).
The Latest: Sala’s father ‘beginning to think the worst’
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the search for small passenger plane that disappeared over the English Channel with Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala on board (all times local):
The father of missing Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala says he is "beginning to think the worst" after the small passenger plane that was carrying his son from Nantes to Cardiff disappeared near the Channel Islands.
Cafu to present Copa America draw in Brazil
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Former World Cup winner Cafu will present Friday's Copa America draw in Rio de Janeiro.
Tournament organizers said on Tuesday the Brazilian will be assisted by countrymen Zico, Ze Roberto and Marta, Argentina's Javier Zanetti, Uruguay's Diego Lugano, Colombia's Francisco Maturana and Paraguay's Romerito.
Ex-deputy to Argentine bishop says Vatican knew of misdeeds
ORAN, Argentina (AP) — The Vatican received information in 2015 and 2017 that an Argentine bishop close to Pope Francis had taken naked selfies, exhibited "obscene" behavior and had been accused of misconduct with seminarians, his former vicar general told The Associated Press, undermining Vatican claims that allegations of sexual abuse were only made a few months ago.
Ex-Argentina coach Sampaoli makes winning start with Santos
SANTOS, Brazil (AP) — Seven months ago, coach Jorge Sampaoli was endlessly running up and down the touchline giving instructions to Lionel Messi and his Argentina World Cup teammates.
On Saturday, the 58-year-old marked his first official match in charge of Brazilian club Santos with a 1-0 victory. It was also his first game since Argentina's defeat by France in the last 16 of the World Cup.
Argentina and Brazil presidents criticize Maduro
SAO PAULO (AP) — The conservative leaders of Argentina and Brazil threw more support Wednesday to opponents of Venezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro.
Argentina's President Mauricio Macri became the first head of state to visit Brasilia since the Jan. 1 inauguration of Jair Bolsonaro and the crisis in Venezuela was on their minds.
Argentina says 2018 inflation hits 47.6 percent
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's consumer prices rose 47.6 percent in 2018, the official statistics agency announced Tuesday.
The annual inflation rate is the highest since 1991 and one of the world's highest. President Mauricio Macri has struggled to tame consumer prices, and Argentina's peso currency also lost about half of its value last year.
The economic turmoil led the government to seek a record $56 billion bailout with the International Monetary Fund.