June 29, 2011 |
LEVERKUSEN, Germany - Jessica Landstrom scored to give Sweden a labored, 1-0 win over Colombia on a sweltering day at the Women's World Cup on Tuesday. Colombia reserve goalkeeper Yineth Varon failed a drug test taken on Saturday and was suspended before the match. Sweden kept Colombia's 17-year-old star, Yoreli Rincon, in check, but her coach, Ricardo Rozo, said he expects her to have an impact in the tourney. He refused to comment on Varon's suspension.
December 14, 1989 |
Despite concerns about the violence of the drug war in Colombia, the White House announced yesterday that President Bush would spend the day - but not the night - at a four-nation drug summit there on Feb. 15. "Sure, security is a concern," said one White House official, noting that the trip, once envisioned as a two- or three-day meeting, had been reduced to merely hours in Cartagena, on Colombia's northwest coast. The official said the short stay was not dictated by concerns for Bush's well-being but for the safety of the large number of staff and news personnel traveling with Bush.
June 18, 1987 |
At least 32 soldiers died when guerrillas stopped a convoy with land-mine explosions and then blasted it with mortar and rifle fire and grenades, the government said yesterday. The four-truck convoy was carrying 55 soldiers to a jungle road construction site in the southern Caqueta province when it hit the mines, said Col. Eduardo Arevalo of the Defense Ministry. "It was the worst guerrilla attack on the army in 15 years," he said. "The guerrillas tried to finish off victims lying on the road injured.
September 17, 1986 |
When authorities recently peeled back the cover of a fashion magazine that had been mailed from Bogota, Colombia, to a post office box in Pennsauken, they found more than a preview of the latest fall apparel - they found more than a pound of cocaine, with a street value that authorities estimated at $50,000. The discovery led to the arrest of three men yesterday at the Benjamin Franklin Bridge toll plaza in Camden, according to authorities, who said the men were charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute.
June 4, 2016 |
Group Stage, Friday, 9:30 p.m. at Santa Clara Stadium, Santa Clara, Calif. TV: FS1; Univision. Streaming: Fox: FoxSports.com/Go. Free with participating TV provider authentication; FoxSoccer2Go.com. With paid subscription no TV provider necessary. Univision: Univision.com/Deportes. Free with participating TV provider authentication. FIFA Rankings: Colombia 4; USA 29. How they will play it United States: The Americans will look to get Clint Dempsey involved early.
June 5, 2016 |
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - There was little surprising in the United States' 2-0 loss to Colombia that opened the Copa América Centenario on Friday night. Faced with the powerful attacking threat posed by Colombian stars James Rodriguez, Juan Cuadrado and Carlos Bacca, U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann opted for conservatism. In the midfield, Jermaine Jones provided an extra layer of defensive steel alongside Michael Bradley. Clint Dempsey, whose natural role is a withdrawn forward, was asked to lead the line, with strikers Bobby Wood and Gyasi Zardes cast as wide men on either side of him. Young playmakers Darlington Nagbe and Hershey native Christian Pulisic, meanwhile, were left on the bench until the latter stages of the second half.
February 10, 2016 |
Over the past three weeks in Colombia, which has the second-highest number of Zika infections in the world, Philadelphia Ob/Gyn Jack Ludmir noticed something interesting: No fear. "I haven't seen, 'Oh, my God! I'm not going to go in there' because of that [Zika-infected] patient," said Ludmir, chairman of obstetrics and gynecology at Pennsylvania Hospital, who has been working to improve health care in Colombia for 16 years. "That strikes me the most. " There have been other surprises, too, in a nation where more than 3,100 pregnant women are infected with Zika.
April 12, 2016 |
After last year's World Cup championship, the U.S. women's soccer team appears even hungrier as it approaches this summer's Olympic Games. The Americans continued their dominance Sunday with a 3-0 win over Colombia in an international friendly before 17,275 at Talen Energy Stadium, home of the Union. Defender Julie Johnston, who is engaged to Eagles tight end Zach Ertz, scored twice for a U.S. team that applied relentless pressure. Johnston, who has seen the passion of fans at Eagles games, said playing in the Philadelphia area was a big deal.
November 14, 2014 |
U.S. DISTRICT Judge Luis Felipe Restrepo, a native of Colombia, was nominated yesterday by President Obama to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit. Restrepo, 53, has served as a U.S. district judge in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania since June 2013, having been a U.S. magistrate in the Eastern District from 2006 to 2013. Restrepo has taught at Temple University's Beasley School of Law since 1993. Restrepo was 2 when he moved to the U.S. He earned a bachelor's degree in 1981 from the University of Pennsylvania and a law degree in 1986 from Tulane University Law School in New Orleans.
July 3, 2011 |
The United States backed up its No. 1 ranking Saturday, advancing to the Women's World Cup quarterfinals with a convincing, 3-0 victory over Colombia on goals from Heather O'Reilly, Megan Rapinoe, and Carli Lloyd in Sinsheim, Germany. The two-time World Cup champions will meet Sweden, which earlier beat North Korea, 1-0, on Wednesday in Wolfsburg to determine the Group C winner. "I'm just really proud of this team," O'Reilly said. "I think we did some great stuff today. " In a first week which has seen plenty of good goals, O'Reilly's was one to remember for its sheer force, which left goalkeeper Sandra Sepulveda helpless as the ball flew past her. It brought the sellout crowd of 25,475, including many Americans from nearby military facilities, to its feet.