July 11, 2011 |
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.
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.
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.
August 4, 2012 |
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.
May 22, 2006 |
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.
September 12, 1986 |
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.
June 29, 2011 |
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.
December 20, 1987 |
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.
June 21, 2012 |
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.
February 15, 1998 |
The U.S. players are doing all the trash-talking. Jeremy Roenick promised that tomorrow's game against Canada would be a "bloodbath. " Team Canada, though, is not getting drawn into the war of words. "Every game is important," Eric Lindros said with a smile after Canada beat Sweden, 3-2, yesterday. "We really haven't thought about" the U.S. game, Canadian coach Marc Crawford said. "We want to savor this victory for a couple of hours, relax a little bit, and then come up with a strategy for the U.S. " The Canadians are acting as if this is a bigger game for the United States than it is for them.