Lisbon easy on the eyes -- and wallet

LISBON, Portugal --- Lisbon is not only one of Europe's cheapest and sunniest capitals; it's...the Tejo) as it rolls toward the Atlantic. The most memorable Lisbon experiences can be absolutely free: strolling beneath freshly laundered...

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Real Madrid to play defending champ Bayern Munich in Champions League semifinals

...two years ago. Real will be home for Bayern the next day.The return matches are April 29 and 30. The final is May 24 in Lisbon, Portugal."We are the teams who are playing the most attractive football right now," former Bayern and Real Madrid great...

Saramago wins Nobel literature prize

LISBON, Portugal -- Portuguese novelist Jose...poor family in Azinhaga, a small town near Lisbon. He never finished university but continued...In the 1989 The History of the Siege of Lisbon, a Lisbon proofreader mischievously inserts...

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Sampras beats Safin at Masters Cup

LISBON, Portugal -- Making no secret he was out for revenge, Pete Sampras showed...said Sampras, who didn't play a match between the U.S. Open final and Lisbon. Attacking Safin's second serve, Sampras broke for a 3-2 lead in the...

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Euro should provide better play than Cup

LISBON, Portugal - The display of talent is daunting. There's David Beckham of...Steven Gerrard and Paul Scholes can all recapture their form. Two games in Lisbon - France-England and Germany-Netherlands - will also be good tests of...

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France jolts England 2-1 in Euro 2004

LISBON, Portugal -- Defending champion France surged back in stunning fashion with...game, English and French fans took over the streets and squares of central Lisbon, kicking soccer balls, singing and chanting. The French were vastly outnumbered...

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Euro 2004 gives Beckham chance to mend his fences

LISBON, Portugal - The fashion, the marketing, the big money, the rock-star...Now, with England to open against defending champion France on Sunday in Lisbon, he's trying to play down the ankle injury. "The first thing someone...

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Great Wall, Colosseum, Taj Mahal among new 7 wonders of the world

LISBON, Portugal - The Great Wall of China, Rome's Colosseum, India's Taj...audience of 50,000 people at a soccer stadium in Portugal's capital, Lisbon. Many jeered when the Statue of Liberty was announced as one of the candidates...

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Agassi and Safin reach semifinals

LISBON, Portugal -- Andre Agassi relied on his game and some help from the others to reach the semifinals of the Masters Cup. Marat...

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Beckham says media attention is distracting

LISBON, Portugal -- David Beckham admits constant media scrutiny about his personal life has distracted him and is a burden to his family...

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