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Copa America to be played regardless of fan attendance

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — This year's Copa America tournament will be played “with or without fans,” CONMEBOL President Alejandro Dominguez said Wednesday. Dominguez had said late last yea...

Buenos Aires reopens as virus surge forces Sao Paulo to shut

SAO PAULO (AP) — Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires were a tale of two cities this week, with Brazil’s megalopolis partially shutting down and bracing for possibly the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, while re...

Virus surge forces Sao Paulo to shut as Buenos Aires reopens

SAO PAULO (AP) — A swell of COVID-19 cases is halting samba steps in Brazil's biggest metropolis while Argentina's capital tiptoes its way back to the tango floor. The two biggest c...

Qatar and Australia pull out of Copa America

SAO PAULO, Brazil (AP) — Qatar and Australia will not compete in the next Copa America due to scheduling conflicts, the South American soccer confederation said Tuesday. Other nation...

Argentine health minister resigns amid vaccine scandal

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — President Alberto Fernández asked Argentina's health minister to resign after a well-known local journalist said he had been given a coronavirus vaccination preferential...

Argentina's Velez suspends players charged with sexual abuse

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's top flight soccer team Vélez Sarsfield on Tuesday suspended two players charged with sexual abuse of a woman during a party at the end of 2020. ...

Thousands lining up to farewell Maradona at Casa Rosada

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Impatient fans were confronting police as thousands lined up to say goodbye to Diego Maradona on Thursday at the Argentine presidential mansion staging the funeral of one of footba...

Argentina's soccer fans weep for superhero Diego Maradona

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Argentina's stunned soccer fans sought each other out Wednesday to mourn the death of Diego Maradona, gathering by the hundreds in spots linked to the life of the legendary player....

Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona dies at 60

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Diego Maradona, the Argentine soccer great who was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title before later struggling with coc...

Argentina held 1-1 in qualifying; Bolivia official arrested

SAO PAULO (AP) — Lionel Messi had a goal disallowed and another denied as Argentina was held to a 1-1 draw in South American World Cup qualifying. The draw at La Bombonera stadium pu...

Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay all face injury issues

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay are all facing injury problems ahead of upcoming World Cup qualifying matches. For Brazil, forward Philippe Coutinho is out. Argentina ...

Doctor: Maradona needs time, family support to recover

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Diego Maradona’s psychologist Diego Díaz says the Argentine soccer hero is in a stable condition in a private health clinic where he is recovering from surgery. ...

Maradona to undergo surgery for possible bleeding on brain

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Diego Maradona will undergo surgery Tuesday because of possible bleeding on his brain, his personal doctor said. “He has a subdural hematoma,” Dr. Leopoldo Luque ...

Maradona admitted to a hospital with signs of depression

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Diego Maradona was admitted to a hospital with signs of depression Monday, three days after his 60th birthday. A Maradona staffer told The Associated ...

Maradona turns 60, dreams of scoring another against England

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — 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 f...