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  1. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    Netherlands v Costa Rica: Watch out for Robben's dives, says Ticos coach

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 05:01am

    ... Robben in Saturday’s World Cup quarter-final against the Netherlands. “We are really worried about Robben’s diving,” Pinto told reporters on Friday. “I would like to ask Fifa and the referees ... of impressive displays and three goals in Brazil, caused a storm when he admitted that he had dived in the first half of Sunday’s last-16 2-1 win over Mexico. The rapid forward went on to win ...

  2. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    Arjen Robben's dive admission misinterpreted, say Netherlands

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 12:32am by Reuters

    ... Agence France-Presse in Fortaleza Statement made after Robben says he tried for a penalty against Mexico – just not the one given Robben: 'I did dive, but not for winning ... The association, the KNVB, said Robben's comments, in which he admitted diving to try and get a penalty in the first half, were interpreted "completely wrong". "KNVB is unpleasantly ...

  3. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    ‘I dived’: Arjen Robben admits he took a tumble as Dutch late show sends Mexico home

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 02:21am

    ... reputation for diving as the Netherlands staged a late comeback to earn victory over Mexico. The Netherlands forward earned an injury-time penalty on Sunday and then watched as teammate Klaas Jan ... not exist,” he said, adding that Robben “dived three times. The referee should have cautioned him.” Throughout his career, Robben has had a reputation for frequently falling and looking for a penalty ...

  4. Sport - Other Sport - AQUATICS

    High diving to make its debut at world swimming titles

    Posted Jul 27th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Barcelona When the sport makes its debut at the world swimming championships, there will be 14 men and five women taking on roles as superheroes High-diving pioneers ... also qualify for superhero status. Rather than leaping buildings, they will be diving from them, or the equivalent at least. High diving will make its entrance in the Fina competition next week ...

  5. Sport - China - DIVING

    He makes it a hat-trick of golds for China

    Posted Jul 27th 2013, 08:34am by Reuters in Barcelona

    ... Reuters in Barcelona China secured a seventh diving gold out of eight contested when He Chong captured a third successive three-metre springboard crown at the world championships on Friday. After leading through the first two of six dives at the spectacular Montjuic hilltop pool, He surrendered the lead to Russia’s Evgeny Kuznetsov with a poor third effort. The 26-year-old ...

  6. Sport - Soccer - TRANSFERS

    James Rodriguez's goal tops World Cup poll as Real Madrid confirms move

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 10:25pm by AFP

    ... of the tournament by more than 4 million voters- three-quarters of those who took part. Robin van Persie's diving header for Netherlands against Spain in group B came second. Rodriguez collected ...

  7. Sport - Soccer

    Happy days for Fifa, but foul play lurks in the rules

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 10:15pm by Reuters

    ... on the halfway line, would earn a certain booking. The referees have no excuse for ignoring this behaviour, even if there seems to be a tacit agreement not to penalise it, but when it comes to diving and "simulation" they have an unenviable task. Arjen Robben was roundly abused for diving to gain the last-gasp penalty that gave the Netherlands a 2-1 win over Mexico in the second round yet his ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - BASEBALL

    Derek Jeter has a blast in farewell All-Star game

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 11:22pm by APSPT

    ... and [Jeter] being my role model, it's pretty special." Jeter showed off in the field, too. In the top of the first, he made a slick, diving stop on Andrew McCutchen's sharp ground ball ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - CYCLING

    Sprint king Kittel wins third stage of Tour de France

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 12:23am by AFP

    ... the belief to try to dive out from behind Kittel to go for the win. Kittel simply led home a procession, turning the final dash to the line into a demonstration of his pace and power. Race leader ...

  10. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    Brazil 0 Netherlands 3: More ignominy for hosts as Dutch finish third

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 09:52am

    ... challenge midway through the second period, the official booked the little midfielder for diving rather than point to the spot, summing up a desperate end to the tournament for the hosts. Blind ...




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