June 17, 1998 |
There was only one thing the Moroccans wanted from the Brazilians on Tuesday. Well, OK, make that 11 things. They wanted the shirts off the Brazilians' backs. Ever since the World Cup '98 draw in Marseille in December, every Moroccan player had been waiting for Tuesday evening's game in Nantes. And waiting even more eagerly for the final whistle so that the traditional shirt-swapping could begin. And Brazil will swap a pile of shirts for a 3-0 victory any day.
June 20, 2002 |
*--* Brazil vs. England Tonight, 11:30 PDT, at Shizuoka, Japan TV: ESPN, Ch. 34. Delayed: Ch. 46, noon How they got here: Brazil finished first in Group B and defeated Belgium, 2-0, in the second round. England, second in Group F, scored three times in the first half to defeat Denmark, 3-0, in the second round Brazil update: If you prefer the shorthand, here is the essence of the team Brazil has sent to the 2002 quarterfinals: Three Rs and no D.
June 21, 2006 |
Edwin van der Sar and Phillip Cocu will have time to enjoy their moment today in Frankfurt, Germany. With much of the tension taken out of the Netherlands' game against Argentina because both sides already qualified for the second round, Van der Sar won't have to be nervous during his record-equaling match. The goalkeeper will start in his 112th match, equaling the Dutch record set by defender Frank de Boer.
February 13, 2011 |
Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic stunned Kim Clijsters , 6-4, 6-3, in the final of the Open Gaz de France at Paris on Sunday to win the third title of her career. Clijsters slammed an ace to save a match point, but Kvitova converted her second match point with a forehand winner. "I would like to dedicate this trophy to my grandfather, who passed away last week," Kvitova said. "I played for you. " Clijsters will still unseat Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark as the top-ranked player when the new rankings are released Monday.
June 16, 2006 |
Ronaldo recovered from another injury scare Thursday when doctors cleared him to start Brazil's match against Australia. He had been taken to a clinic at Koenigstein, Germany, a day earlier complaining of dizziness. Brazil doctor Jose Luiz Runco said Ronaldo was examined as a precaution, and Coach Carlos Alberto Parreira confirmed that the striker would be in the team's starting lineup for Sunday's match in Munich.
March 8, 2004 |
What a time for Ronaldo to get injured. Real Madrid goes into its Champions League second-leg showdown with Bayern Munich on Wednesday without its injured top scorer. The Brazilian star suffered a thigh muscle tear while playing Saturday and probably will sit out the Copa del Rey final against Zaragoza on March 17. "It could have been a lot worse," team doctor Alfonso Del Corral said on Real Madrid's website. "If the muscle damage had been bigger, we'd be looking at four to six weeks out."