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IOC has 'more optimism' about readiness of Rio for 2016 Olympics

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - The smooth running of the World Cup has lifted the mood of Brazilians and given them the confidence to overcome delays and deliver...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-07-08/ioc-has-more-optimism-ab
Argentina beats Netherlands in shootout, advances to final

...in Brazil, not winning any of its matches by more than a one-goal margin and recording back-to-back 1-0 wins over Switzerland and Belgium in the knockout stages.The two sides' attacking impotence was highlighted by a 73rd-minute free kick by...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-07-09/argentina-beats-netherlands-shoot
Argentina scores in extra time, knocks off Switzerland

...extra-time winner in a 1-0 win over Switzerland to send Argentina to the World Cup quarterfinals...Argentina struggled to find paths through Switzerland's five-man midfield, and it was...age 81 on the eve of the match, said Switzerland leaves the tournament with "our heads...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-07-01/argentina-scores-ext
Germany's Miroslav Klose becomes World Cup's all-time record scorer

...touts."The Byrom brothers' holding company is the major shareholder in MATCH Hospitality. A 5 percent stake is held by Switzerland-based agency Infront Sports and Media.Infront's president and CEO is Philippe Blatter, is a nephew of FIFA President...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-07-08/germanys-miroslav-kl
Soccer's best dribblers prepare to faceoff Wednesday

...Sergio Aguero has been declared fit after recovering from a similar problem.Di Maria scored the extra-time winner against Switzerland in the second round and set up Gonzalo Higuain's winning goal in the first half against Belgium on Saturday."He's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-07-07/soccers-best-dribblers-prepare-fa
Argentina star Sergio Aguero to miss second-round match against Switzerland

...miss Argen tina's second-round World Cup match against Switzerland because of a muscle injury in his left thigh.Argentina...so it could take several weeks to heal.Argentina faces Switzerland on Tuesday in Sao Paolo. BRAZIL: Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-06-26/argentina-star-sergi
Novak Djokovic defeats Roger Federer in Wimbledon men's finals

...5-7, 6-4 victory after nearly four hours of momentum shifts Sunday to win Wimbledon for the second time ? and deny Switzerland's Federer what would have been a record eighth championship at the All England Club."I could have easily lost my concentration...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-07-06/novak-djokovic-defea
Atlanta Hawks to sign former Thunder player Thabo Sefolosha

...strong defender but his 3-point percentage fell from 41.9 percent in 2012-13 to 31.6 percent.Sefolosha, a native of Switzerland, has averaged 5.8 points in eight seasons with the Chicago Bulls and Thunder. He set career highs with 108 3-pointers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-07-04/atlanta-hawks-sign-former-thunder
Belgium, US set to grab chance to propel game

...of Portugal and Ghana, taking second place in Group G behind Germany.Tuesday's winner will face either Argentina or Switzerland in Brasilia on July 5. With support reaching fever pitch, American players realize the increased attention that comes with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-06-29/belgium-us-set-grab-
US team will have nation's attention for match against Belgium

...week from Air Force One.A victory against Belgium would put the U.S. in a Saturday quarterfinal against Argentina or Switzerland. With kickoff at 4 p.m., people are expected to leave work early, take extended lunch breaks and sneak looks at online...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-06-30/us-team-will-have-na