Sport in Portugal http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24906/all en PREVIEW-Soccer-Classico may be decisive for Benfica coach Jesus http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/preview-soccer-classico-may-be-decisive-benfica-coach-jesus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Daniel Alvarenga</p> <p>LISBON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Benfica coach Jorge Jesus does not need to dig out last season's script to know a victory at home to fierce rivals Porto in Sunday's 'Classico' (2015 GMT) could be decisive in his quest to reclaim the Portuguese title and extend his four-season tenure.</p> <p>Jesus needs to avoid a repeat of Porto's thrilling 3-2 triumph in the same fixture in March - a defining moment as the winners went to the top of the table and eventually retained their crown.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/preview-soccer-classico-may-be-decisive-benfica-coach-jesus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in Portugal S.L. Benfica Sport in Portugal Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 23:00:33 +0000 5732907 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Benfica draw with Porto in thrilling Classico http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/soccer-benfica-draw-porto-thrilling-classico <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LISBON, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Benfica and Porto treated fans to an electrifying start with four goals in 20 minutes in a 2-2 draw on Sunday that kept the Portuguese Premier League title chase wide open.</p> <p>The two fierce rivals, undefeated in the league, came into the match with little to separate them and the draw meant Benfica maintained their three-point lead at the top over champions Porto, who have a game in hand.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/soccer-benfica-draw-porto-thrilling-classico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in Portugal S.L. Benfica Sport in Portugal Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 23:15:18 +0000 5733952 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Benfica go top with 2-1 win over Braga http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/soccer-benfica-go-top-2-1-win-over-braga <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LISBON, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Benfica kept cool for a 2-1 win at third-placed Braga on Saturday that sent the team top of the Portuguese Premier League and reduced the championship to virtually a two-horse race between them and Porto in second.</p> <p>The Lisbon club's win means they extend their championship lead to 13 points over third-placed Braga and go three ahead of Porto, who host Gil Vicente on Monday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/soccer-benfica-go-top-2-1-win-over-braga" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in Portugal S.L. Benfica Sport in Portugal Thomson Reuters Sat, 26 Jan 2013 23:00:22 +0000 5740003 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Sporting's board resigns over turmoil http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/soccer-sportings-board-resigns-over-turmoil <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LISBON, Feb 5 (Reuters) - The board of troubled Portuguese Premier League club Sporting led by president Godinho Lopes have resigned under two years after taking over following a string of bad results and strong dissent among club members.</p> <p>The head of the Lisbon club's general assembly told reporters late on Monday that Sporting's board elections were scheduled for March 23.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/soccer-sportings-board-resigns-over-turmoil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in Portugal S.L. Benfica Sport in Portugal Sporting Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 12:15:35 +0000 5746290 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Paciencia leaves Deportivo after just five weeks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/football-paciencia-leaves-deportivo-after-just-five-weeks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Domingos Paciencia was relieved of his duties as Deportivo La Coruna manager on Monday after just five weeks in charge of the La Liga strugglers.</p> <p>"Portuguese coach Domingos Paciencia and his colleagues won't coach the first team any more. Jose Angel Franganillo took charge of training today (Monday)," the Galician outfit announced via their website, two days after an embarrassing 3-0 home defeat to Granada.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/football-paciencia-leaves-deportivo-after-just-five-weeks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Domingos Paciencia Football in Portugal Sport in Portugal Technology AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 17:30:44 +0000 5752885 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters People News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/reuters-people-news-summary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current people news briefs.</p> <p>Lady Gaga needs hip surgery, cancels remainder of tour</p> <p>LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Lady Gaga canceled the remainder of her "Born This Way Ball" concert tour to undergo hip surgery, promoters Live Nation said on Wednesday. The 26-year-old singer announced she was suffering from an inflammation of the joints on Tuesday, but the tour operator said Gaga's injuries were more serious than she realized.</p> <p>In newly released love letters, LBJ's sweet side comes to life</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/reuters-people-news-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Entertainment Football in Portugal Sport in Portugal Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 06:48:47 +0000 5755258 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters People News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/reuters-people-news-summary-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current people news briefs.</p> <p>Lady Gaga needs hip surgery, cancels remainder of tour</p> <p>LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Lady Gaga canceled the remainder of her "Born This Way Ball" concert tour to undergo hip surgery, promoters Live Nation said on Wednesday. The 26-year-old singer announced she was suffering from an inflammation of the joints on Tuesday, but the tour operator said Gaga's injuries were more serious than she realized.</p> <p>In newly released love letters, LBJ's sweet side comes to life</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/reuters-people-news-summary-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Entertainment Football in Portugal Sport in Portugal Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 13:34:55 +0000 5755406 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters People News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/reuters-people-news-summary-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current people news briefs.</p> <p>Lady Gaga needs hip surgery, cancels remainder of tour</p> <p>LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Lady Gaga canceled the remainder of her "Born This Way Ball" concert tour to undergo hip surgery, promoters Live Nation said on Wednesday. The 26-year-old singer announced she was suffering from an inflammation of the joints on Tuesday, but the tour operator said Gaga's injuries were more serious than she realized.</p> <p>In newly released love letters, LBJ's sweet side comes to life</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/reuters-people-news-summary-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Entertainment Football in Portugal Sport in Portugal Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 21:15:48 +0000 5756090 at http://www.globalpost.com FEATURE-Soccer-Chinese players chase their dreams to Portugal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/feature-soccer-chinese-players-chase-their-dreams-portugal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Daniel Alvarenga</p> <p>SINTRA, Portugal, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Dreams of emulating Cristiano Ronaldo have prompted nearly 40 Chinese youngsters to leave home and travel halfway round the world to improve their soccer skills in Portugal.</p> <p>The move is already paying off, says Portuguese coach Carlos Gomes who brought the group to Europe last year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/feature-soccer-chinese-players-chase-their-dreams-portugal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Portugal Sport in Portugal Thomson Reuters Fri, 22 Feb 2013 03:15:37 +0000 5762893 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Too much analysis is 'useless' - Villas-Boas http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/football-too-much-analysis-useless-villas-boas <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Tottenham Hotspur coach Andre Villas-Boas has bucked his reputation as one of the most innovative managers in the game by declaring that he is not an unavowed fan of statistical analysis.</p> <p>The 35-year-old earned his spurs working alongside Jose Mourinho at Porto, Chelsea and Inter Milan, where his role involved producing detailed dossiers on opposition teams.</p> <p>However, the Portuguese says he has always been wary of the kind of empirical statistical analysis.</p> <p>"I don't use it because I don't believe (in it)," Villas-Boas said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/football-too-much-analysis-useless-villas-boas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Andre Villas-Boas Association football Football in Portugal Sport in Portugal AFP Mon, 25 Feb 2013 11:30:52 +0000 5765847 at http://www.globalpost.com PREVIEW-Soccer-Sombre Sporting seek respite against Porto http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/preview-soccer-sombre-sporting-seek-respite-against-porto <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Daniel Alvarenga</p> <p>LISBON, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Troubled Portuguese Premier League club Sporting are banking on youngsters as they desperately seek some respite from one of their worst campaigns when they host leaders Porto on Saturday (1945 GMT).</p> <p>The Lisbon club have lost three of their last four matches and are down in 11th place in the championship, 30 points adrift of Porto.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/preview-soccer-sombre-sporting-seek-respite-against-porto" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in Portugal Jesualdo Ferreira Sport in Portugal Thomson Reuters Thu, 28 Feb 2013 02:15:06 +0000 5769205 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Benfica secure English Premier League rights in Portugal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/soccer-benfica-secure-english-premier-league-rights-portugal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LISBON, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Benfica have reached a deal with the English Premier League for exclusive screening rights in Portugal of the competition over the next three seasons, the Lisbon club said on Thursday.</p> <p>Benfica, who have the largest fan base in Portugal, said in a statement that matches will be screened by the club's tv channel, Benfica TV, but gave no details on how much it was paying for the deal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/soccer-benfica-secure-english-premier-league-rights-portugal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in Portugal Sport in Portugal Sports Thomson Reuters Thu, 28 Feb 2013 18:45:35 +0000 5770082 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Mourinho to have street named after him http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/football-mourinho-have-street-named-after-him <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho is to have a street named after him in Setubal, his Portuguese city of birth, the region's town hall announced Thursday.</p> <p>According to a resolution passed unanimously, the name of the Portuguese manager, who received the keys to the city -- located roughly 50 kilometres south of Lisbon -- in 2009, "must also be eternalised on the local geography". </p> <p>"Jose Mourinho is today, in a fully deserved way, one of the most prestigious and most qualified coaches in the entire world," the statement added.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/football-mourinho-have-street-named-after-him" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Portugal Jose Mourinho Sport in Portugal AFP Thu, 28 Feb 2013 19:16:18 +0000 5770105 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Sports Schedule at 0600 GMT on Thursday, March 7 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130304/reuters-sports-schedule-at-0001-gmt-tuesday-march-5 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Reuters sports schedule at 0600 GMT on Thursday:</p> <p>- -</p> <p>CRICKET</p> <p>New Zealand v England, first test, Dunedin (from 6)</p> <p>New Zealand stun England to take control in first test</p> <p>DUNEDIN, New Zealand - New Zealand's Neil Wagner took three wickets, including two in successive balls, to help reduce England to 81 for five at lunch on the second day of the first test at University Oval. (CRICKET-ENGLAND/ (PIX), lead moved, expect updates, by Greg Stutchbury, 500 words)</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130304/reuters-sports-schedule-at-0001-gmt-tuesday-march-5" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Caroline Wozniacki Coates Entertainment FIFA FIFA World Cup Football in Portugal Indian Wells Masters John Coates National Basketball Association Politics Sport in Portugal Sports Technology Tennis Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Mar 2013 00:31:04 +0000 5773376 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Heart problems force Benfica's Faria to retire at 23 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130308/soccer-heart-problems-force-benficas-faria-retire-at-23 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LISBON, March 8 (Reuters) - Benfica defender Fabio Faria has retired from professional football at the age of 23 because of heart problems, the player said in an emotional news conference on Friday.</p> <p>Faria, a centre back on loan to Rio Ave, struggled to stem the flow of tears as he told reporters that, because of a heart anomaly, he was forced to seek alternative employment.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130308/soccer-heart-problems-force-benficas-faria-retire-at-23" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fabio Faria Football in Portugal Sport in Portugal Sports Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Mar 2013 16:31:00 +0000 5777311 at http://www.globalpost.com