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Panama makes clear statement who it is rooting for in World Cup.

“Good for Argentina. I want Messi to be champion” The history between Mexico and Panama experienced a new chapter today in the World Cup duel between Mexicans and Argentines. Lionel Messi’s albiceleste thrashed El Tri 2-0 and the Panamanians celebrated… “Mexicans turning off their networks for a couple of days due …

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The GLOBE takes a two week hiatus as the World Cup has started.

The ball is already rolling in Qatar. Ecuador and the host country were in charge of launching this soccer party with the opening match this Sunday. With a 2-0 victory, Ecuador, with both goals scored by Enner Valencia, kept the three points of the match, positioning itself so far in first …

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How much death truly associated to the completion of the WORLD CUP???

For those that are soccer fans (like me), there is an interesting documentary on NETFLIX about the awarding of the World Cop of 2022 to QATAR. Indeed it was an odd and curious choice. Much ado of fraud and kickbacks started the investigations into FIFA.  Now other groups are investigating …

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2nd Tennis Legend announces “retirement”.

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/deportes/tenis/220915/roger-federer-retirara-copa-laver?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc Swiss tennis player Roger Federer, former world number one, winner of 20 Grand Slam titles, announced his retirement on Thursday, which will take effect at the end of the Laver Cup, which will be played in London from the 23rd to the 25th of this month. Federer is 41 …

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Universal good advice: Don’t Cheat on SHAKIRA!!! LOL

As a soccer lover I watch every match I can find myself in fron of. For those that are overly familiar with American sports idolatry, bear in it doesn’t come close to that of soccer. Between club and country, these players are paid and treated like literaly royalty. Hard to …

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Tennis greats and Sisters will re-unite for US Open serenade.

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/deportes/tenis/220827/serena-venus-williams-jugaran-dobles-juntas-primera Sisters Serena and Venus Williams received an invitation letter from the US Open on Saturday to participate in the doubles tournament together, marking their return to the courts as a team for the first time since 2018. It was the 2018 Roland Garros the last time Serena and Venus …

Panama Tourism

Surfing and ECO-Sports continue to be under appreciated BOON to Panama Economy.

  https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/economia/220817/cycling-challenge-panamericano-surf-generaron-3-5-millones-panamena?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc   International sporting events such as the Gran Fondo Cycling Challenge and the Panamericano de Surf generated income of $3.5 million to the Panamanian economy, after registering an amount of $1.5 million and $2 million respectively. The tourist areas benefited were Boquete and Pedasí with hotel occupancies of …

Entertainment

Don’t look now, but MLS is more than aging pasture for old Superstars.

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/deportes/futbol/220812/crecimiento-exponencial-major-league-soccer?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc That Major League Soccer (MLS) has had exponential growth in recent years is no secret. Different incidents have made soccer in the United States more enjoyable for fans. The export of young stars, European and experienced players who come to bring quality to the league, state-of-the-art stadiums, multi-million dollar television …

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GREATEST AMERICAN ATHLETE: Announces her Retirement

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/deportes/tenis/220809/williams-anuncia-deja-tenis-sugiere-sera-abierto-eeuu?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc American tennis player Serena Williams, winner of 23 Grand Slam titles, announced Tuesday in a letter published in Vogue magazine that she is prepared to leave tennis in the coming weeks and suggested that it will be after the US Open. The tennis player, who is competing these days …

International Relations

Russian banishment extends to sports, FIFA ousting and owners removed.

FIFA and UEFA jointly decided to suspend all Russian national teams and clubs from participating in each other’s competitions until further notice, which implies the exclusion of Russia from the Qatar 2022 World Cup. These measures were adopted today by the FIFA Council Bureau and the UEFA Executive Committee, respectively, …

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UPDATE: Basketball Legend Kobe Bryant dies at 41.

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/28572984/helicopter-carrying-kobe-bryant-made-climbing-turn-rapid-dive NBA legend Kobe Bryant and one of his daughters were among nine people killed Sunday in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, a source confirmed to ESPN. Bryant was 41. Bryant was on his way to a youth basketball game with his daughter Gianna Bryant, who was 13, when …

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Dominican superstar “Big Papi” being transported to Boston after DR shooting.

The expelotero Dominican David Big Papi Ortiz, who was shot on Sunday, is in stable condition after a surgery of six hours, according to the ESPN . Several versions indicate that Ortiz was shot in the back and the bullet went through the abdomen. Big Papi Ortiz, 43, was operated …

Human Interest

Soccer star Neymar in Brazil to fight rape charges. Cites extortion.

https://www.prensa.com/deportes/Neymar-declara-difusion-intimas-violacion_0_5321467848.html Neymar appeared Thursday night at the police headquarters in Rio de Janeiro to give evidence in the case that investigates him for having disseminated intimate images of a woman who accuses him of rape, in order to show his innocence. The attacker, aged 27, entered the City of Police …

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Soccer world still reeling from MASSIVE Champions League upset of Messi and Barcelona versus Liverpool.

Intractable in the domestic scene, FC Barcelona played again in Europe on Tuesday falling in the worst way against Liverpool in the Champions League semifinals, wasting a three-goal lead in a game that left the Barça team and several of their players. “Right now we are touched”, coach Ernesto Valverde …

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World watches as NFL- Super Bowl Sunday is here.

Tom Brady will pursue the history of football with his sixth Super Bowl title on Sunday , when his New England Patriots face Los Angeles Rams offensive genius Sean McVay in a duel of styles and generations that seeks to rewrite the future of the NFL. Brady, 41, would become …

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Panamanian closer Rivera receives 100% ballot approval for Baseball HALL of FAME

  Mariano Rivera wrote a new story in Major League Baseball yesterday, when in the vote to define the new members of the Cooperstown Hall of Fame he received 100% of the Baseball Writers Association of North America (BBWAA). the votes. The Panamanian pitcher joins fellow Spaniard Rod Carew, who …

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SuperClub MANCHESTER UNITED: Fire Jose’ Mourinho

The story is repeated for José Mourinho : the charismatic Portuguese coach, unable to stay more than three years on the benches of the great European teams, left “with immediate effect” Manchester United, said on Tuesday the prestigious English club, in the midst of an unprecedented sports crisis The richest …

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Swimmer earns First GOLD medal for Panama in Central America and Caribbean Games

The swimmer Edgar Crespo , 29 years old, gave Panama its first gold medal in the Central American and Caribbean Games, which take place in Barranquilla (Colombia), to dominate the 50 meters chest. With an explosive start and a rhythm that did not go down, the Panamanian surprised the favorites …

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Panama comes home after initial World Cup appearance

Tunisia won its first match in 40 years; A 2-1 triumph over Panama, in a clash at the Morrovia Arena in Saransk, Russia. The Panamanians began with vigor. With his mind set on leaving with a triumph in his first World Cup adventure, coach Hernán Darío Gómez sent a team with good …

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Panama ramps up for Sunday clash with England: World Cup 2018

The Panamanian team held its last training session in its base camp at Saransk on Friday morning, hours before traveling to Nizhny Novgorod, where on Sunday it will face England in its second match of Group G of the World Cup in Russia. It was a smooth session in which …

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PANAMA: World Cup in the streets

The debut of Panama in a soccer World Cup interrupted yesterday the coming and going of nurses, workers, vendors, students and other passers-by in the centennial plaza 5 de Mayo, enabled only for the pedestrian crossing on the occasion of the World Cup. His eyes, like that of hundreds of …

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Panamanian success Barrria goes for 5th MLB victory Friday

Panamanian pitcher Jaime Barria returns to the mound Friday, for the Los Angeles Angels , in search of his fifth Major League baseball victory, when they face the Texas Rangers . Barría (4-1) comes to beat the New York Yankees last Saturday and will now climb the hill at home, …

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Spanish legends Torres and Iniesta bid farewell to Club Team play

First it was Fernando Torres, then Andrés Iniesta. The league of Spain ended on Sunday with the farewell of two idols of their respective teams. Torres finished his laureate career with his childhood team, Atlético de Madrid, with two goals in a 2-2 draw against Eibar. Hours later, Iniesta ended …

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Guardiola extends with EPL Champions Manchester City until 2021

Spanish coach Pep Guardiola extended his contract for two seasons with Manchester City , which will lead until 2021, announced on Thursday the Premier League champion. “I’m very happy and satisfied, it’s a pleasure to be able to work here,” said Guardiola, who arrived at City for the 2016-2017 season …

Human Interest

Doctor becomes first ever Panamanian to run Antartctica

Dr. Enitza George became the first Panamanian person to run on the continent of Antarctica , participating in theMarathon of the Great Antarctic Wall , with a distance of 42,195 kilometers , on King George Island. The marathon was held on March 7. George , an athlete who has completed 38 marathons and even a 60-kilometer ultramarathon in New York, commented that participating in this …

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Rookie Panamanian impressing in MLB Debut season in United States

After winning his third game of the Major League baseball season, Panamanian pitcher Jaime Barria impressed Angels coaches and teammates from Los Angeles . Barria worked solid 5.1 episodes, on Wednesday, in the Angels’ 8-0 win over the Colorado Rockies and now in four starts is 3-1. The capital, 21 …

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Real Madrid reaches its third straight final

One of the best matches in the modern history of the Champions League, an emotional classic, which left nothing to the imagination. They were 90 epic minutes, with drama, with suffering and the maximum expression of resistance against the desire to win despite adversity. Real Madrid and Bayern Munich gave …

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Ruiz willing to represent Panama in Central American and Caribbean games

‘Calicho’ is willing to represent the country in the regional fair of Barranquilla 2018 READY The former Panamanian big league Carlos ‘Calicho’ Ruiz said he is willing to wear the shirt of the national team in the XXIII Central American and Caribbean Games 2018, which will be held in Barranquilla, …

Entertainment

Panama Al Brown film to be shown at Cannes Film Festival

One of the most prestigious events in the film world, the Festival de Cannes, will serve as a showcase for the production ‘Panama Al Brown: When the fist opens’, this was announced by the director and film producer, Carlos Aguilar a La Estrella of Panama, this Wednesday. The life of …

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Mexican Liga de Ascenso has Panamanian presence in the finals

The final of the Liga de Ascenso of Mexican football will have a Panamanian touch with the presence of striker Jorlian Sánchez and midfielder Edgar Bárcenas, but only one of the two will be able to lift the cup, which will keep them in the race to ascend to the …