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Posts Tagged ‘Argentina’

Spain to host USA in Davis Cup match in September

(Flag of Spain from wikipedia commons)

Spain will be hosting the United States in one Davis Cup semifinal in the coastal city of Gijon.

The matches will be played on an outdoor red clay court on September 14-16.

The other semifinal match will be played in Buenos Aires between the Czech Republic and Argentina.

 

Info compiled from Radio, TV & tennis news

Third consecutive year Messi named best player

 

Lionel Messi in 2011 (Photo by Jacoplane via wikipedia commons)

Lionel Messi to some soccer experts, fans and media, is the best soccer player of all-time at 24 years of age. But he has been voted as the world’s best player for the third year in a row.

The Barcelona and Argentina forward has received the FIFA Ballon d’Or Award for the 2011 season. He beat out his club teammate Xavier Hernandez and Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid for the most prestigious honor and individual can earn in the game.

He is the first player in the 21-history of the award to win it three straight years.

In 2011, Messi helped Barcelona win the Champions League, Spanish League and Club World Cup and two other champions.

 

Info compiled from FIFA, Radio & TV news

U.S. field hockey team gets stunning win in Pan Am Games

 

In one of the biggest wins in the history of the United States field hockey team, shook off being the underdogs and upset world power Argentina 4-2 in the women’s field hockey final at the Pan American Games to secure an automatic berth in the 2012 London Olympics.

Field Hockey game in July 2003 (photo by Robert Merkel via wikipedia commons)

The Americans received goals from Paige Selenski scored in the 12th minute, Shannon Taylor added one in the 15th and Katie O’Donnell got on the board as well.

 

Info compiled from Radio & TV news

United States ties Argentina in soccer, 1-1

 

(file photo)

 

Juan Agudelo scored in the 59th minute, and the United States rallied for a 1-1 tie against Argentina and Lionel Messi in a high-profile exhibition game in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Esteban Cambiasso put Argentina, ranked fourth in the world, ahead in the 42nd minute after a run to the end line by Messi, who passed the ball between the legs of U.S. captain Carlos Bocanegra.

Angel DiMaria’s first shot was stopped by goalkeeper Tim Howard, and Cambiasso scored off the rebound.

The United States is ranked 19th and had the majority of the crowd of 78,936 in their favor, started to play better with more vigor and zest.

The 18-year-old Agudelo took control and kept attacking the goal until he scored his second goal in three appearances.

Messi, the two-time FIFA Player of the Year, dominated play throughout the game, but was held scoreless which is a rarity.

compiled from U.S. Soccer news, Radio & TV reports

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS For Thursday March 24, 2011: Almanac & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Thursday, March 24, the 83rd day of 2011. There are 282 days left in the year.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS FOR THIS DATE

* In 1882, German scientist Robert Koch announced in Berlin that he had discovered the Bacillus responsible for tuberculosis.

* In 1934, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a bill granting future independence to the Phillippines.

* In 1958, rock ‘n’ roll singer Elvis Presley was inducted into the Army in Memphis, Tennessee.

* In 1976, the president of Argentina, Isabel Peron, was deposed by her country’s military.

* In 1989, the supertanker Exxon Valdez ran aground on a reef in Alaska’s Prince William Sound and began leaking 11 million gallons of crude oil.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Alyson Hannigan in April 2003 is 37 today. (photo by Patrick Lee via wikipedia commons)

63 LEE OSKAR, harmonica-playing rocker from the group WAR

60 TOMMY HILFIGER, fashion designer

49 STAR JONES, TV personality

38 JIM PARSONS, actor

37 ALYSON HANNIGAN, actress from How I Met Your Mother

35 PEYTON MANNING, NFL quarterback

21 KEISHA CASTLE-HUGHES, actress

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