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June 29, 2011 | From Inquirer Wire Services
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.  
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July 11, 2011 | Associated Press
AUGSBURG, Germany - Lotta Schelin scored one goal and set up another Sunday as Sweden beat Australia, 3-1, to reach the semifinals at the women's World Cup. After setting up Therese Sjogran for the opening goal in the 11th minute, Schelin pushed the lead to 3-1 in the 52d to set off the players' traditional Swedish dancing celebrations. The result means Sweden also qualifies for the London Olympics next year. Japan upset host Germany in a quarterfinal on Saturday and will play Sweden on Wednesday.
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August 4, 2012 | By Louise Nordstrom, Associated Press
STOCKHOLM - Sweden said Friday that Belarus had expelled its ambassador for "being too supportive of human rights. " Belarus countered that it merely chose not to extend the envoy's accreditation, calling his activities destructive. The dispute was the latest in a series of diplomatic spats between Belarus and Western nations, especially European Union states that have taken steps against the ex-Soviet country and its longtime leader, President Alexander Lukashenko, over its stifling of human rights.
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May 22, 2006 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Sweden shut out the defending champion Czech Republic, 4-0, yesterday in Riga, Latvia, to win hockey's world championship, becoming the first country to win that title and Olympic gold in the same year. It was the eighth world title for Sweden, which had eight Olympic champions on its roster. In the Winter Olympics, Sweden beat Finland in the final. "It's fun to be part of hockey history," coach Bengt-Ake Gustafsson said. "I think we played more or less a perfect game today.
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March 13, 2013
Welsh-born Princess Lilian of Sweden, 97, whose decades-long love story with the king's uncle was one of the better-kept secrets of the royal household, died Sunday. A brief statement on the Royal Palace's website said Princess Lilian died at her home in Stockholm. It didn't give a cause of death, but she had Alzheimer's disease and had been in poor health for several years. Lilian Craig met Prince Bertil in 1943, but the prince's obligations to the throne and Lilian's status as a divorced commoner prevented them from making their love public, and it would take more than 30 years before they could marry.
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September 12, 1986 | By Steve Twomey, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Nordic Museum was closing one afternoon last week, but that was no problem for Henrique Ruiz. His black, chauffered Mercedes arrived just as the last tourists were leaving at 4 p.m., and he popped inside for a private, after-hours tour led by the museum director himself. In fact, that personal touch awaited the diminutive, mustachioed Nicaraguan everywhere he traveled during a weeklong visit to Sweden. There was a room at the elegant Grand Hotel on the harbor. There was a limousine available to whisk him where he wanted.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 10, 2014 | By Ellen Gray
* WELCOME TO SWEDEN. 9 p.m. tomorrow, NBC10. * WORKING THE ENGELS. 9:30 p.m. tomorrow, NBC10. LENA OLIN is going to be funny on NBC this summer. I didn't expect to write that sentence any more than you probably expected to read it, but encountering the unexpected is one of the joys of this job, and of "Welcome to Sweden," which is already a hit in Sweden and premieres tomorrow night on NBC. With occasional subtitles. Created by, and starring, Greg Poehler, whose sister Amy Poehler - maybe you've heard of her?
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June 29, 2011 | Associated Press
LEVERKUSEN, Germany - Jessica Landstrom scored in Sweden's labored, 1-0 win over Colombia in hot conditions at the Women's World Cup yesterday. Landstrom scored from close range in the 57th minute, set up by a fine cross from Lotta Schelin on the right wing. "We won our opening match. It's been a while since that last happened," Sweden coach Thomas Dennerby said. Colombia, playing in its first World Cup game, had a player suspended before the match when reserve goalkeeper Yineth Varon failed a drug test taken on Saturday.
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December 20, 1987 | The Inquirer Staff
Sweden won its doubles match over India yesterday to clinch the Davis Cup for the host nation. Mats Wilander and Joakim Nystrom defeated the Amritraj brothers, Anand and Vijay, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, giving Sweden a 3-0 lead in the best-of-five series in Goteborg. Sweden, playing its fifth consecutive final, had won the opening singles Friday in straight sets. Wilander, ranked third in the world, easily beat Ramesh Krishnan, and Anders Jarryd beat Vijay Amritraj. It was the fourth victory in six final appearances since 1975 for Sweden in the premier men's team tennis competition.
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June 21, 2012 | The Inquirer Staff
England's Wayne Rooney returned from a two-match suspension to head in the lone goal on Tuesday and give his team a 1-0 win over cohost Ukraine in Donetsk, clinching a spot in the European Championship quarterfinals. Needing a win to advance, the Ukrainians thought they had equalized in the 62d minute when Marko Devic's looping shot appeared to cross the line before it was hooked clear by England defender John Terry. But the goal was not awarded by the referee or his extra assistant, who was half-standing on the field only a few meters from the post.
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July 10, 2014 | By Ellen Gray
* WELCOME TO SWEDEN. 9 p.m. tomorrow, NBC10. * WORKING THE ENGELS. 9:30 p.m. tomorrow, NBC10. LENA OLIN is going to be funny on NBC this summer. I didn't expect to write that sentence any more than you probably expected to read it, but encountering the unexpected is one of the joys of this job, and of "Welcome to Sweden," which is already a hit in Sweden and premieres tomorrow night on NBC. With occasional subtitles. Created by, and starring, Greg Poehler, whose sister Amy Poehler - maybe you've heard of her?
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November 20, 2013 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
ALL YEAR long, Flyers defenseman Nick Grossmann has been among the league leaders in blocked shots, which is laudable given that a concussion caused him to miss the final 18 games last season. Most of the world would see this as somewhat insane. But to his teammates, particularly the goaltenders, Grossmann's eagerness to put himself in harm's way elicits admiration. "There was one instance this year," goalie Steve Mason recalled, "he made three blocks in a row and I told him afterward, 'I might as well get off the ice, because you don't need me out here.' " Grossmann said the Flyers' missing the 2013 playoffs was a personal blessing because the loooong summer allowed him to rest and recover.
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October 18, 2013 | By Helen Ubinas, Daily News Columnist
PRESIDENT OBAMA told reporters this week that once the government shutdown is over, he'll start pushing for immigration reform again. "Once that's done, you know, the day after, I'm going to be pushing to say, call a vote on immigration reform," he said. Super. Too bad it will be too late for Jesper Olsson, an undocumented immigrant from Sweden. When 37-year-old Olsson boarded the 9:30 p.m. Norwegian Air flight to Sweden last night, there was no turning back. He left behind his business, his 13-year-old daughter and the life he has built since leaving his small Swedish town in search of opportunity in 1996.
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September 17, 2013 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Coming off an outstanding performance that helped Sweden win the IIHF World Championships in May, Flyers defenseman Erik Gustafsson has a new lease on his NHL life. Unlike any other point in his young career, Gustafsson feels he belongs in the big leagues. Entering the World Championships, "I didn't know what they expected of me there, and they really gave me a lot of responsibility, and I felt I played really well, and the team played really well when we needed it," said Gustafsson, a fleet puck-mover who led Sweden by averaging nearly 24 minutes per game and was not on the ice for any even-strength opponent goals.
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July 20, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Female TV cops have come a long way since Angie Dickinson's Police Woman and that 1980s staple Cagney & Lacey . Witness Irene Huss, a detective in the Violent Crimes Unit in the Swedish city of Gothenburg. Sure, she's a dependable wife and mom - she's married to a chef and restaurateur with whom she has twin teenage girls. But she's also a former European jujitsu champion who can disarm, take down, and restrain a muscle-bound biker in the blink of an eye. Based on a series of novels by Helene Tursten, Detective Inspector Irene Huss is a brilliant Swedish TV series produced by the same company that brought us Wallander and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo . Each feature-length episode is a mini-saga with several narrative lines, embroiling Huss in complex, sometimes horrific crimes.
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June 9, 2013 | By Malin Rising, Associated Press
STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Swedish Princess Madeleine fell in love in the Big Apple. Now she has said "yes" to New York banker Christopher O'Neill in a lavish and emotional wedding ceremony in Stockholm. Madeleine, 30, was wearing a stunning silk organza dress with a lace top and 13-foot trail, designed by Valentino Garavani, when she tied the knot with British-American O'Neill on Saturday. In addition to celebrities and New York socialites, the guests included the United Kingdom's earl and countess of Wessex, Prince Edward and Sophie; Princess Takamado of Japan; and princes and princesses from Norway, Denmark, Greece, Luxembourg, and Monaco.
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May 20, 2013
Serena Williams won her fourth consecutive title of the year in dominating fashion Sunday, beating third-seeded Victoria Azarenka of Belarus, 6-1, 6-3, in the Italian Open final in Rome. Rafael Nadal of Spain controlled the men's final from the start in defeating Swiss star Roger Federer , 6-1, 6-3, for his seventh Italian Open title. The meeting was the 30th between the tennis greats. HOCKEY: Sweden became the first home team in 27 years to win the world championship, beating Switzerland, 5-1, in Stockholm for its ninth title.
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May 20, 2013 | Daily News staff and wire reports
FLYERS DEFENSEMAN Erik Gustafsson scored to help Sweden become the first home team to win the world hockey championships in 27 years, beating Switzerland, 5-1, yesterday in Stockholm for its ninth title. Vancouver Canucks star Henrik Sedin had two goals and an assist, and Buffalo Sabres goalie Jhonas Enroth made 26 saves to help Sweden become the first team to win the title on home ice since the Soviet Union in 1986. Switzerland earned its first medal in 60 years. "It was a tight game," Sedin said.
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March 13, 2013
Welsh-born Princess Lilian of Sweden, 97, whose decades-long love story with the king's uncle was one of the better-kept secrets of the royal household, died Sunday. A brief statement on the Royal Palace's website said Princess Lilian died at her home in Stockholm. It didn't give a cause of death, but she had Alzheimer's disease and had been in poor health for several years. Lilian Craig met Prince Bertil in 1943, but the prince's obligations to the throne and Lilian's status as a divorced commoner prevented them from making their love public, and it would take more than 30 years before they could marry.
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January 12, 2013 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
At 25, Matt Read was considered an "old" rookie when he led all first-year NHL players with 24 goals last season. Now the unflappable Flyers winger is hoping his experience and relatively old age for a second-year player will help him avoid the proverbial sophomore jinx. "Hopefully being more mature and older than most [in this position], I can withstand the pressure and try to be a top player in this league," Read, now 26, said after taking part in the Flyers' informal practice Thursday at their Voorhees training facility.
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