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Spain and Italy Advance to Quarters

Spain needed a late goal from substitute Jesus Navas to reach the European Championship quarterfinals with a 1-0 win over Croatia on Monday. Andres Iniesta passed to Navas inside the area after Spain broke through an offside trap, and the…

Russia’s Shock Exit Meets Press Fury

(AFP) Russia’s media on Monday spared no mercy for national team manager Dick Advocaat and his players after what they said was a “disgraceful” defeat against Greece to send them out of the Euro 2012 championships. “You broke our hearts,”…

Brave Italy Able to Hold Spain

(Ben Smith – BBC Sport, June 11, 2012) Cesc Fabregas salvaged a point for Spain as the champions began the defence of their European title in a pulsating encounter in Gdansk. The Barcelona midfielder fired in after a clever pass…

Euro 2012 Set to Kick Off

(AFP – June 8, 2012) Host nation Poland is set to meet Greece in Warsaw’s National Stadium in the inaugural match of the 2012 Euro tournament. Poland is hoping for an opening win on home soil while opponents Greece is…

Race Tightens Across Europe

ENGLAND Manchester United all but sealed a 20th English title as they opened up an eight-point lead over Manchester City with just six games left to play. United beat Queens Park Rangers 2-0 at Old Trafford while Mikel Arteta’s goal…

Boca Takes Superclasicos From River

Great atmosphere in Mendoza greeted the second and final summer encounter between Boca and River. The Argentine champions reaffirmed their current supremacy over their crosstown rivals with a 1-0 triumph at the Malvinas Argentinas stadium in Mendoza on Sunday, which…

Liverpool Completes Magical Week

Liverpool gave its long-suffering, passionate supporters a massive dose of euphoria, eliminating eternal rival Manchester United from the FA Cup just a few days after eliminating Man City in the Carling Cup. This is as positive a moment as ever…

Xavi: Madrid Bad Losers, Animals

Associated Press Sports updated 10:45 a.m. ET Jan. 27, 2012 BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez has labeled Real Madrid’s players bad losers and animals after his club won their latest ill-tempered matchup. Barcelona eliminated cup holder Real Madrid…