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Germans build on Spain's 'tiki-taka' passing game

...charge of Barcelona, including two Champions League crowns. Barcelona inspired Spain's game that brought two European championships and a World Cup title.Loew also adopted the notion of a "false nine" system without a true striker, another...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-07-09/germans-build-spains
Germany is back in World Cup semifinals

...reached the past four in every major tournament it has played ? but remains without a title since winning the European Championships in 1996.While the German team seemed comfortable at this level, the occasion was perhaps too much for a young...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-07-04/germany-back-world-cup-semifinals
Williams reaches quarterfinals

ZURICH, Switzerland -- After a four-day wait, Venus Williams began play in the $1 million European Championships with a 7-5, 6-3 victory over Corina Morariu on Thursday. A qualifier last year, Williams was the No. 2 seed at the European...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/10/16/oth_242077.shtml
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Davenport begins first week as No. 1

...from Martina Hingis on Monday morning at the European Championships, but wasn't motivated to get up and play tennis...Davenport's thoughts will soon turn to defending her European Championships title and solidifying her place atop the rankings...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/10/13/oth_241784.shtml
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Spain's reign ended with loss to Chile

...Six of Spain's players haveplayed at least 100 national team games while winning the 2010 World Cup and the European Championships in 2008 and 2012.NETHERLANDS 3, AUSTRALIA 2In Porto Alegre, Brazil, Ithe Netherlands qualified for the knockout...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-06-18/spains-reign-ended-l
Peers say Russian legend Evgeni Plushenko should be remembered for medals and longevity

...silver in 2002 and 2010 ? the only modern era figure skater to do so. He won three world titles and seven European championships.And Plushenko was the skater to beat for a decade, rivaling only Michelle Kwan in the women's field in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-02-14/peers-say-russian-legend
France must overcome big deficit to qualify for World Cup

...the result, France needs to rediscover its attacking potency as Deschamps - who won the 1998 World Cup and the European championships two years later as a player, must decide who to play up front against a well-organized Ukrainian side.Franck...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2013-11-18/france-must-overcome
Field for World Cup starting to take shape

...Belarus last week. The Spanish, who have won three consecutive major tournaments, including the 2008 and 2012 European Championships, qualified for their 10th World Cup in a row."It may look practically routine, but it's important to remember...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2013-10-15/field-world-cup-star
Odds in Miami's favor for Game 7

...in their rooms. Parker and Boris Diaw discussed a similar situation with the French national team in the 2005 European championships, when they blew a late lead against Greece in the semifinals but then came back to beat Spain for the bronze...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2013-06-19/odds-miamis-favor-game-7
Spain makes it to final against Brazil

...Rio de Janeiro.Sunday is the fourth major final Spain will play in five years, having won the 2008 and 2012 European Championships plus the 2010 World Cup.Inside the Fortaleza stadium, which appeared full, there was overwhelming support...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2013-06-27/spain-makes-it-final