Messi, Aguero, Higuain in Argentina squad for matches in US

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina coach Gerardo Martino has named Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero and Gonzalo Higuain in a squad to face El Salvador and Ecuador in international friendlies later this month in the United States. Martino announced the 22-player squad on Tuesday, and included a first-time call up for Real Sociedad goalkeeper Geronimo[…]

Delbonis wins, sends Argentina to Davis Cup quarterfinals

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina advanced to the quarterfinals of the Davis Cup on Monday, beating Brazil 3-2 after Federico Delbonis defeated Thomaz Bellucci 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, 7-5 in a match that took two days to complete. The match had been suspended because of darkness on Sunday with Delbonis leading 1-0. It started late[…]

Mayer beats Souza in longest Davis Cup singles match ever

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Leonardo Mayer defeated Joao Souza in the longest Davis Cup singles match ever, winning 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5), 5-7, 5-7, 15-13 to keep Argentina’s hopes alive against Brazil in their first round series on Sunday. Mayer needed 6 hours, 42 minutes to beat Souza, which is also longer than the[…]

Brazil takes 2-1 lead over Argentina in Davis Cup

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Brazil took a 2-1 lead over Argentina in their Davis Cup first-round tie with the doubles pair of Marcelo Melo and Bruno Soares defeating Diego Schwartzman and Carlos Berlocq 7-5, 6-3, 6-4. Brazil can advance to the quarterfinals for the first time since 2001 by winning one of Sunday’s reverse[…]