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Thunder sign forward Gabriel Deck

Apr. 13, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Thunder have signed Gabriel Deck to a multi-year contract. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released. Deck, a 6-foot-8 forward who played for Argentina at the 2016 Olympics, spent the last three...

MLS 2021: Newcomers to MLS lack star power of previous years

Apr. 13, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

Whether it was the ongoing financial implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, the delay to the start of the season due to negotiations over the collective bargaining agreement or challenges in bringing players in from overseas, the newcomers joining Major League Soccer for the 2021 season lack...

AP PHOTOS: Argentine elderly make do during virus isolation

Apr. 07, 2021 19:24 PM EDT

TANDIL, Argentina (AP) — For many at the Reminiscencias home for the elderly, the pandemic has been 15 months of isolation from those they love — of children kept at a distance, of human touch always at least a layer of plastic away. Eighty-six year-old Víctor...

Putin calls Argentine leader with COVID despite Sputnik shot

Apr. 05, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin on Monday called his Argentine counterpart, who has tested positive for COVID-19 despite receiving a Russian vaccine. The Kremlin said in its readout of the call that Argentine President Alberto Fernández told Putin that he only...

Argentine leader's test shows COVID; awaits confirmation

Apr. 03, 2021 16:15 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine President Alberto Fernández says he had an initial positive test for COVID-19, despite having been vaccinated in January. Fernández sent a tweet early Saturday saying he took a quick antigen test for the virus after feeling a...

In Pope's homeland, ex-priest leaves church over gay unions

Mar. 18, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A former priest and LGBTQ activist who has blessed same-sex unions in Pope Francis’ home country, Argentina, is leaving the Roman Catholic Church after the Vatican issued a pronouncement this week that priests may not perform such blessings. ...

Vatican bars gay union blessing, says God 'can't bless sin'

Mar. 15, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The Vatican declared Monday that the Catholic Church won't bless same-sex unions since God “cannot bless sin.” The Vatican’s orthodoxy office, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, issued a formal response to a question about whether Catholic...

MLS investigating Beckham's Miami team over Matuidi signing

Mar. 05, 2021 11:35 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Soccer announced Friday that it is investigating whether David Beckham’s Inter Miami violated salary budget and roster guidelines by its signing of French midfielder Blaise Matuidi. The 33-year-old Matuidi, a member of France’s 2018...

Buenos Aires reopens as virus surge forces Sao Paulo to shut

Mar. 04, 2021 15:03 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires were a tale of two cities this week, with Brazil’s megalopolis partially shutting down and bracing for possibly the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, while residents of Argentina’s capital were stepping out to movie theaters and restaurants. ...

Virus surge forces Sao Paulo to shut as Buenos Aires reopens

Mar. 03, 2021 22:31 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — A swell of COVID-19 cases is halting samba steps in Brazil's biggest metropolis while Argentina's capital tiptoes its way back to the tango floor. The two biggest cities in each of the neighboring South American countries are headed in opposite...