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Pope's role in study of Argentine sex abuse case under scrutiny

Sep 19, 2018

Pope's role in study of Argentine sex abuse case under scrutiny

Pope Francis' role in Argentina's most famous case of priestly sex abuse is coming under renewed scrutiny as he faces the greatest crisis of his papacy over the Catholic Church's troubled legacy of cover-up and allegations he himself sided with the accused. Francis, who at ...

Richie Mo'unga to make first start for All Blacks

Sep 6, 2018

Richie Mo'unga to make first start for All Blacks

Flyhalf Richie Mo'unga will start a test for the first time and scrumhalf Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi could make his debut from the bench for New Zealand in Saturday's Rugby Championship game Argentina in Nelson. The 24-year-old Mo'unga has starred in the Super Rugby for the ...

/ Sep 4, 2018

Patricio Heras receives five-year ban for match-fixing

Argentina's Patricio Heras has been banned from tennis for five years and fined $25,000 for match-fixing and other related offenses. Heras was convicted of contriving the outcome of a match played at the ATP Challenger tournament in Barranquilla, Colombia, in September 2015. He was also found ...

Aug 25, 2018

Iconic stadium changing name

A plaque at the main entrance of the Argentinos Juniors club stadium reads: "The best player of all times made his career debut in this stadium on October 20, 1976." Diego Maradona played his first professional game in this small club in a Buenos Aires ...

Argentine Senate blocks legalizing abortion

/ Aug 9, 2018

Argentine Senate blocks legalizing abortion

Argentina's senators on Thursday voted against legalizing abortion in the homeland of Pope Francis, dashing the hopes of women's rights groups after the bill was approved by the legislature's lower house months earlier. The vote, with 38 against, 31 in favor and two abstentions, capped ...

Argentina hires Mario Ledesma as new national team coach

Aug 2, 2018

Argentina hires Mario Ledesma as new national team coach

Argentina has hired former national-team hooker Mario Ledesma as its new rugby coach on a four-year deal. The Pumas made the announcement on Wednesday, when Ledesma was presented at a news conference at the Argentina Rugby Union headquarters in Buenos Aires as the replacement for ...