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Luka Doncic of the Mavericks scores 48 as Slovenia routs Argentina.

New York Times
Scott Cacciola SAITAMA, Japan — Luka Doncic made his Olympic debut for Slovenia on Monday. He also made sure it was memorable. Doncic, a two-time N.B.A. All-Star with the Dallas Mavericks, erupted for 48 points as Slovenia blew past Argentina, 118-100, in the first game of men’s basketball group play......

Beach Volleyball-Brazil double up over Argentina, Swiss women on top

Reuters
TOKYO, July 24 (Reuters) – The Brazilian men’s and women’s teams got their Olympic beach volleyball campaigns off to strong starts on Saturday by winning their opening pool encounters against South American rivals Argentina in straight sets at Tokyo’s Shiokaze Park. Olympic debutant Alvaro Filho overcame nerves before teaming up......

Argentina Formally Recognizes Nonbinary People, a Latin American First

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here BUENOS AIRES — Argentina has become the first country in Latin America to officially recognize gender nonbinary people, who can now choose to have their gender marked as an X on their national identity documents and passports if......

Argentina creates new ID option for nonbinary people

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Sarah Polus Argentina has created a new gender option on national identification for people who are nonbinary in an attempt to be more inclusive. Argentinian President Alberto Fernandez on Wednesday announced the country will be instating a new National......

Messi overtakes Ronaldo for most-liked IG image

ESPN
An Instagram photo of Lionel Messi holding the Copa America trophy following Argentina‘s win over Brazil has become the most liked sports photo on the social media platform, surpassing a record 20 million likes. Messi celebrated winning his first major title with Argentina as the Albiceleste lifted the Copa America......

Argentina creates fund to help ease pain from drought-hit Parana river

Reuters
A general view of the Puente Nuestra Senora del Rosario (Our Lady of Rosario) bridge, which links the Rosario city in the Santa Fe Province with Victoria city in the Entre Rios Province, over the Parana River, in Rosario, Argentina July 8, 2021. The lack of rain in Brazil, where......

Team USA rights ship with blowout of Argentina

ESPN
LAS VEGAS — Team USA stabilized itself by putting together the most complete game of its Olympic preparation schedule, beating Argentina 108-80 on Tuesday night. After back-to-back losses that saw the Americans struggle with offensive execution and defensive stamina, they showed more traction on both fronts 12 days before their......

How Lionel Messi outplayed everybody at Euro 2020

ESPN
Lionel Messi has long faced criticism for perceived failure to deliver on the international stage, but the 34-year-old finally exorcised those demons by playing an instrumental role in Argentina claiming their first trophy in almost three decades. 1 Related The Barcelona star has won all there is to win at......

Copa America memories: Messi’s moment dominates a unique competition

ESPN
The Copa America ended on Saturday night with glory for Lionel Messi and Argentina, after the legendary forward finally won his first major title at the senior level after nine losing efforts. What will we take away from South America’s flagship tournament after so much turmoil and uncertainty around who......

Argentina’s team effort over Brazil leads Lionel Messi to Copa America glory

ESPN
In the end, Brazil‘s dependence on Neymar was greater than Argentina‘s on Lionel Messi. Argentina’s 12th goal of the tournament was the first and only one not to involve Messi — and it was enough to bring Messi the first senior title of his international career, as well as Argentina’s......

Argentina, Messi, Buenos Aires Celebrate Copa América Title

Sports Illustrated
http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTgyMzQ1MjM0MjE3NzA2ODI0/argentina-title-buenos-aires-celebrations.jpg Joseph Salvador Argentina’s 1–0 win over Brazil on Saturday to win the Copa América is the country’s first major international title since 1993 — the last time it won the Copa América. And with the historic win comes a historic celebration.  This marks Lionel Messi’s first ever title with Argentina ever since......

Messi and Argentina Finally Have Their Peace

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here Avi Creditor It was a moment that would have made any Argentina fan immediately conjure the ghosts of finals past, at least those over the last 28 years.  In the 88th minute of the Copa América final and Argentina leading......

Messi and Argentina Beat Brazil to Win the Copa América

New York Times
Andrew Das Lionel Messi finally ticked the last empty box in his glittering soccer career on Saturday night, leading Argentina past host Brazil, 1-0, in the final of the Copa América in Rio de Janeiro. The trophy was Messi’s first with Argentina after a string of painful, agonizing, maddening failures,......

How to Watch Copa America final: Argentina vs. Brazil

Sports Illustrated
http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTgyMzMzMTI5Mzg4NzI5Njcy/lionel-messi-arg.jpg Andrew Gastelum Saturday’s Copa América final will be one of Lionel Messi’s last chances at a first trophy with Argentina, but a nearly flawless Brazil will be at home at the Maracanã with a chance to defend its title. In search of Argentina’s first Copa América title since 1993,......

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