Paraguay blanks Costa Rica in Copa America action

...86th minute Thursday night, lifting Paraguay over Costa Rica 1-0 at Copa America...first half, but two-time champion Paraguay came on in the second when Santos replaced defensive midfielder Jorge Britez. Paraguay leads Group C, with Chile playing Brazil...

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Paraguay, Spain reach World Cup quarterfinals

...PRETORIA, South Africa --- The last thing Paraguay wanted was to wind up in a shootout with...or have any success when they do.Yet Paraguay took the most difficult route to its...World Cup that went to penalty kicks.Paraguay will play Spain in the quarterfinals...

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Pope brings 'church for the poor' to S. America's poorest with Ecuador, Bolivia, Paraguay trip

...5-13 visit to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay, while Francis' own Jesuit order will...notoriously violent Palmasola prison and tour Paraguay's flood-prone Banado Norte shantytown...to study. He'll celebrate Mass at Paraguay's shrine to the Madonna of Caacupe...

United States beats Paraguay

...three-game winless streak by beating Paraguay 2-0 in an exhibition game Sunday on...against El Salvador at Foxboro, Mass. Paraguay is getting ready to play Peru on Sept...ended a 448-minute shutout streak for Paraguay's defense. "I'm always complaining...

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U.S. men's soccer can't find win, settle for tie

...three-game scoreless stretch against Paraguay on Saturday. But the Americans couldn't produce a victory. Paraguay's Francisco Arce spoiled the U...defenders near the right of the goal. Paraguay couldn't capitalize in the ninth...

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Unconventional golfer breaking records

ASUNCION, Paraguay -- Chickens scratch under a mango tree...poor kid now known as "the pride of Paraguay." None of it came easy for Franco, starting with his choice of sports. Kids in Paraguay play soccer, not golf. The country...

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Eventful Copa America puts an end to Chilean suffering

...Peru finished third for the second straight time after beating Paraguay in the third-place match.Brazil, coming off the humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany at the World Cup, was eliminated by Paraguay. The five-time world champions were without Neymar, who...

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...being nonpoliticians, why elect someone who is not one of us? GOD DOESN'T CATER to political groups. Should the pope? PARAGUAY'S CATHOLIC bishops invited a married homosexual to a bishops' conference. That's got to be anti-Bible, anti-Jesus...


...Olympic soccer tournament with a 1-0 loss to Paraguay in South American qualifying. Brazil has won...Defender Jose De Vaca headed in the winning goal for Paraguay in the 33rd minute. Paraguay's appearance in the Athens Games will be its...

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Unhappiness with coach, referees at World Cup

...despite losing to the hosts 2-1 and Paraguay upset Nigeria to move on with the Africans...and remains hospitalized in a coma. Paraguay 3, Nigeria 1 Considered the weakest team in the Group of Death, Paraguay was scoreless for two games. But Celso...

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