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Federer downs del Potro to capture second Rotterdam titleupdated: Sun Feb 19 2012 18:58:00

World No. 3 Roger Federer ended a seven-year wait for a second World Tennis Tournament title after beating Juan Martin del Potro in the Dutch city of Rotterdam.

Federer fights off Davydenko to reach Rotterdam finalupdated: Sat Feb 18 2012 18:29:00

Roger Federer is through to the final of the World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam after a hard fought semifinal victory over Nikolay Davydenko on Saturday.

Federer downs Nieminen to make Rotterdam semisupdated: Fri Feb 17 2012 17:19:00

World No. 3 Roger Federer moved into the semifinals of the World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam after a narrow victory over Jarkko Nieminen.

Federer eases past Mahut in Rotterdamupdated: Wed Feb 15 2012 16:28:00

Roger Federer made light work of his opening match at the ATP Tour 500 event in Rotterdam on Wednesday beating Nicolas Mahut 6-4 6-4.

Troicki safely through first round in Rotterdamupdated: Tue Feb 14 2012 18:45:00

Seventh-seed Viktor Troicki from Serbia is safely through to the second round of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam after beating Thiemo de Bakker from Netherlands 7-6 (8-6) 6-0.

MLB player killed in Netherlandsupdated: Tue Nov 22 2011 10:15:00

A Seattle Mariners outfielder was found dead Monday in Rotterdam, and police have arrested the victim's brother.

Farm in the city could be supermarket of the futureupdated: Sat Oct 29 2011 09:13:00

Big cities are rarely home to thriving farmlands, but a group of Dutch architects hope to change that with the "Park Supermarket" -- an urban farming project that will attempt to grow and sell all the food of a modern supermarket in one place.

Robotic sailboats built to clean up oil spillsupdated: Thu Oct 20 2011 15:07:00

In April of last year the Deepwater Horizon semi-submersible Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 men, injuring 17 others and triggering what is generally recognized as one of the greatest human errors ever made and officially the largest unforeseen marine oil catastrophe since people started drilling for oil. By the time the leak was capped in July 2010, enough oil to fill 4.9 million barrels covered the Gulf in a toxic slick.

SI.com: Grant Wahl: 'Les Blues' won every trophy that mattered and did it with styleupdated: Wed Jul 20 2011 12:42:00

SI.com asked several current and retired SI writers to offer reflections on the best team they ever covered as sports journalists. Here's Grant Wahl on the French national soccer team that won the 1998 World Cup and 2000 European championship: The man behind the hotel desk in Rotterdam got right to the point. "Did you come for a sex-and-drugs tour?"

United Airlines plane makes emergency landing in Nebraskaupdated: Thu Jun 30 2011 00:12:00

A United Airlines plane made an emergency landing in Omaha on Wednesday night after the crew discovered a fuel leak, an airport spokesman said.

Murray crashes out in Rotterdam; Clijsters wins Paris openerupdated: Wed Feb 09 2011 16:46:00

Australian Open finalist Andy Murray suffered his second successive defeat as he was bundled out of the World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam on Wednesday.

Injured Djokovic out of Rotterdam eventupdated: Fri Feb 04 2011 17:56:00

Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic has announced his withdrawal from next week's ATP Tour event in Rotterdam because of a shoulder injury.

People.com: Usher Walks Off Stage During Berlin Concertupdated: Fri Jan 14 2011 16:49:00

The performer, who is suffering from an upper respiratory illness, will reschedule his European shows in March

Firefighters gain control of Netherlands chemical factory blazeupdated: Wed Jan 05 2011 21:12:00

About 150 firefighters worked overnight before gaining control Thursday morning of a fire that had erupted Wednesday in a chemical factory in the Netherlands, spreading plumes of thick, black smoke and widespread concern about the health of nearby residents.

Factory fire sparks toxic smoke worriesupdated: Wed Jan 05 2011 21:12:00

An enormous fire breaks out at a plant in the Netherlands that handles both toxic and flammable chemicals.

12 Somalis detained in Holland last week are releasedupdated: Thu Dec 30 2010 12:37:00

Twelve men of Somali origin arrested in the Netherlands last week on suspicion of planning a terrorist attack have been released, but three of them are still being treated as "suspects," a government official said on Thursday.

Dutch arrest 12 on suspicion of terrorismupdated: Sun Dec 26 2010 07:42:00

Dutch authorities have arrested 12 men of Somali origin they believe were about to carry out a terrorist attack, authorities said Saturday.

SI.com: Brian Cazeneuve: The year's eight great female athletes of Olympic sportsupdated: Thu Dec 23 2010 19:19:00

Here are some of the most outstanding female athletes of the year in Olympic sports, listed in alphabetical order with a nod to the Korean and Chinese whose family names appear first. Next week, we'll look at some of the top males.

Architecture's man of the yearupdated: Thu Oct 28 2010 08:37:00

Icon meets the La Biennale man of the year, Rem Koolhaas and looks back at some of his achievements.

SI.com: Brian Cazeneuve: Swimmer Fran Crippen remembered; more Olympic notesupdated: Tue Oct 26 2010 11:35:00

After the World Championships in Rome last summer when he won a bronze medal in the 10-kilometer open water swim event, Fran Crippen talked glowingly about how the open-water event essentially revived his career.

SI.com: Brian Cazeneuve: Q&A with U.S. women's gymnastics national team coordinator Marta Karolyiupdated: Fri Oct 22 2010 22:20:00

In 1981, Marta Karolyi defected from Romania with her husband, Bela, beginning what evolved into a coaching dynasty that transformed gymnastics in the United States. Having guided Nadia Comaneci to an Olympic all-around title in 1976, Bela opened a gym in Houston and later coached several world and Olympic gold medalists, including Mary Lou Retton, Julianne McNamara, Kim Zmeskal, Dominique Dawes and Kerri Strug. In 2000, with the U.S. program sputtering, Marta assumed the position of Olympic head coach, while Bela took over the newly formed position of national team coordinator. The following year, Marta replaced Bela as the coordinator, bringing a disposition to the task that was seemingly more acceptable to personal coaches, who often clashed with her husband. Since then, U.S. women have won multiple medals at every world and Olympic competition, something that once would have seemed impossible. On Saturday, Marta Karolyi spoke from the World Gymnastics Championships in Rotterdam,

SI.com: Brian Cazeneuve: Brazilian men's volleyball confirms its supremacy; other Olympic notesupdated: Tue Oct 12 2010 13:07:00

The powerful Brazilian men's volleyball team confirmed its supremacy by winning the world championship in Rome on Sunday. Brazil downed the young, eighth-seeded Cubans in the finals 25-22, 25-14, 25-22 to avenge a loss to Cuba in the preliminary round of play. Serbia defeated host Italy to win bronze, three games to one.

Cancellara wins Tour de France prologue as Armstrong claims fourthupdated: Sat Jul 03 2010 14:59:00

World time-trial champion Fabian Cancellara has won the opening yellow jersey of the Tour de France for the third time in six years as cycling's premier event began with a prologue in the Netherlands on Saturday.

'Sea monster' fossil found in Peru desertupdated: Thu Jul 01 2010 13:47:00

Researchers scanning the Peruvian desert for whale fossils have stumbled upon the remains of a "sea monster" three times the size of a modern day killer whale.

Golf in a bubble but will it float or burst ?updated: Fri May 28 2010 06:57:00

A Dutch entrepreneur is hoping to construct the biggest indoor golf center in the world in the Netherlands which he believes will revolutionize the sport's leisure industry.

Soderling and Dementieva claim titlesupdated: Sun Feb 14 2010 20:55:00

Robin Soderling shrugged off his poor form this season to win the ATP tournament in Rotterdam as final opponent Mikhail Youzhny was forced to retire hurt on Sunday.

Russian Youzhny dumps out Djokovic in Rotterdam semifinalsupdated: Sun Feb 14 2010 01:38:00

World No. 2 Novak Djokovic suffered a shock defeat by sixth seed Mikhail Youzhny in the semifinals of the World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam on Saturday.

Djokovic eases through to quarterfinalsupdated: Thu Feb 11 2010 14:14:00

World number two Novak Djokovic is through to the semifinals of the ABN AMRO tournament in Rotterdam after a comfortable straight sets victory over Marco Chiudinelli of Switzerland on Thursday.

Soderling survives scare in Rotterdamupdated: Mon Feb 08 2010 17:49:00

Robin Soderling came from behind to earn his first victory of 2010 on Monday, defeating Florent Serra 4-6 6-4 6-1 in the first round of the World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam.

SI.com: Braves join race for Cuban defector Chapmanupdated: Mon Nov 02 2009 18:39:00

Add one more team to an already long list of suitors for Cuban lefthander Aroldis Chapman. The Atlanta Braves are the latest team seeking to meet with Chapman's agent, two sources told SI.com.

SI.com: Top Cuban pitching prospect Aroldis Chapman defects during tournamentupdated: Fri Jul 03 2009 23:28:00

A highly regarded Cuban pitching prospect has defected from the national team while playing in a tournament in Rotterdam, Netherlands. His next stop could be in the major leagues, possibly with the New York Yankees.

Gunman kills 1, wounds 3 at Dutch cafeupdated: Sat Apr 11 2009 05:17:00

A man with a pistol killed one person and wounded three others at a cafe in the Dutch city of Rotterdam on Saturday morning, a police spokesman said.

Band blows own horns. Really.updated: Mon Mar 23 2009 11:01:00

Members of the group Naturally 7 use their voices to impersonate instruments. They talk to CNN's Shanon Cook.

Nadal to face Murray in Rotterdam finalupdated: Sat Feb 14 2009 15:41:00

World number one Rafael Nadal will lock horns with second seed Andy Murray in the final of the ATP tournament in Rotterdam on Sunday.

Battling Nadal edges Tsonga in Rotterdamupdated: Fri Feb 13 2009 17:32:00

World number one Rafael Nadal again showed his amazing battling qualities as he held off Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in three tough sets to reach the semifinals of the Rotterdam men's Open.

Nadal pushed all the way by teenagerupdated: Fri Feb 13 2009 07:52:00

World number one Rafael Nadal was taken to a deciding third set by Bulgarian teenager Grigor Dimitrov before reaching the quarterfinals of the ATP tournament in Rotterdam.

Murray struggles into Rotterdam quartersupdated: Thu Feb 12 2009 13:27:00

Second seed Andy Murray battled his way into the quarterfinals of the ABN AMRO tournament in Rotterdam, but the world number four was far from his best as he struggled to beat Italian Andreas Seppi on Thursday.

Nadal reaches second round in Rotterdamupdated: Wed Feb 11 2009 17:55:00

Australian Open champion Rafael Nadal was made to fight through three sets on Wednesday before beating Italian Simone Bolelli 4-6 6-2 7-5 to reach the second round of the Rotterdam Open.

Murray rediscovers touch in Rotterdamupdated: Tue Feb 10 2009 15:47:00

Andy Murray left his Australian Open disappointment behind as he moved into the second round of the Rotterdam Open with a 6-3 6-2 win over Ivan Ljubicic on Tuesday.

Are we heading for a human-powered future?updated: Tue Jan 13 2009 14:20:00

Would you still watch your favorite television program if you had to cycle for an hour before you could view it?

Sculptor creates treehouse-like tentupdated: Mon Jan 05 2009 08:16:00

It is probably the most unusual tent you'll ever see.

Rotterdam start for 2010 Tour de Franceupdated: Thu Dec 11 2008 10:29:00

The 2010 Tour de France will return to the Netherlands for the first time in 14 years with the award of the opening stage to the port-city of Rotterdam.

2010 Tour de France to start in Rotterdamupdated: Thu Nov 20 2008 14:28:00

The 2010 Tour de France will start from the Dutch port city of Rotterdam -- race organizers organisers ASO confirmed on Thursday.

Time.com: Science in Search of the Top Bananaupdated: Tue Nov 04 2008 12:00:00

It's not easy to keep a banana yellow

In-form Bent lifts Spurs to Rotterdam successupdated: Sun Aug 03 2008 16:40:00

English club Tottenham won the pre-season Feyenoord Jubileum Tournament after crushing German side Borussia Dortmund 3-0 on Sunday.

Record as Lel wins a 3rd London Marathonupdated: Sun Apr 13 2008 10:21:00

Kenyan Martin Lel won the London Marathon for the third time in four years in a course record time on Sunday when Irina Mikitenko of Germany took the women's race.

Llodra wins Rotterdam Open titleupdated: Sun Feb 24 2008 12:02:00

Michael Llodra of France won the Rotterdam Open title by defeating Swede Robin Soderling 6-7 6-3 7-6 in Sunday's final.

Karlovic powers through in Rotterdamupdated: Fri Feb 22 2008 16:21:00

World number 24 Ivo Karlovic booked his place in the semifinals of the ABN AMRO tournament in Rotterdam on Friday with a 6-3 6-1 victory over German qualifier Mischa Zverev.

Nadal tops casualties as all seeds fallupdated: Thu Feb 21 2008 14:50:00

World number two Rafael Nadal slumped to a shock defeat at the Rotterdam Open on Thursday when the top three seeds were all shown the exit door.

Dutch defeat for Marseille winner Murrayupdated: Wed Feb 20 2008 17:23:00

Andy Murray's hopes of a third ATP title of a seesaw season were destroyed by Dutchman Robin Haase 7-5 6-3 in the World Indoor Tournament first round in Rotterdam.

Swede Soderling advances in Rotterdamupdated: Tue Feb 19 2008 17:41:00

Robin Soderling of Sweden upset eighth-seeded Marcos Baghdatis 6-3 3-6 6-4 Tuesday to advance to the second round of the ABN Amro tournament.

Vitesse dent Ajax's Dutch title bid updated: Sun Jan 27 2008 15:14:00

Ajax lost ground on Dutch league leaders PSV Eindhoven after being held to a 2-2 draw at Vitesse Arnhem on Sunday.

3 held on Dutch violence fearsupdated: Mon Dec 31 2007 13:27:00

Dutch police raided five homes in Rotterdam early Monday, arresting three men suspected of planning an imminent act of violence, according to a spokeswoman for the Netherlands' Justice Department.

PSV in Dutch lead ahead of breakupdated: Sun Dec 30 2007 15:53:00

Dutch champions PSV Eindhoven will head into the winter break at the top of the table after Feyenoord were held to a draw at Heerenveen on Sunday.

Police strike wrecks Dutch programupdated: Sat Dec 15 2007 10:48:00

A police strike has wrecked the Dutch league program this weekend, forcing the postponement of involving the top three teams of Ajax Amsterdam, PSV Eindhoven and Feyenoord.

Ajax-PSV game hit by police strikeupdated: Sat Dec 15 2007 10:18:00

Sunday's top Dutch match between league leaders Ajax Amsterdam and PSV Eindhoven has been postponed because of a police strike.

Rampant Ajax top Dutch standingsupdated: Sun Nov 25 2007 13:51:00

Ajax returned to the top of of the Dutch standings with a 4-1 thrashing of Vitesse Arnhem on Sunday.

Christmas to goupdated: Tue Nov 13 2007 12:37:00

When I learned 10 years ago that my husband's job would be moving us from New York to Munich, I had the usual worries -- schools, friends, how to say "bathroom" in German. But what actually kept me awake at night was Christmas. Having always observed the holidays with hallowed traditions, we suddenly realized we were going to be a long way from over the river and through the woods.

Feyenoord swoop for striker Makaayupdated: Thu Jun 28 2007 08:51:00

Dutch international striker Roy Makaay has left Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich to sign for Feyenoord.

Bronckhorst returns to Feyenoordupdated: Wed Jun 27 2007 07:53:00

Giovanni van Bronckhorst is returning to Feyenoord.

Djokovic sinks second seed Robredoupdated: Fri Feb 23 2007 12:10:00

Serbian Novak Djokovic ousted second seed Tommy Robredo 4-6 6-4 7-5 to reach the semifinals of the World Indoor Tournament in Rotterdam on Friday.

Hewitt pulls out of Rotterdam Openupdated: Tue Feb 20 2007 08:18:00

Lleyton Hewitt, the 2004 winner, pulled out of the Rotterdam Open on Tuesday because a strained hamstring had failed to heal in time for his opening match.

Delta force holds back rising tideupdated: Thu Jan 18 2007 09:59:00

At the end of August 2005 Hurricane Katrina swept up through the Gulf of Mexico battering the coastline of the southern United States.

Eindhoven cruise to four-goal winupdated: Sat Dec 23 2006 16:32:00

PSV Eindhoven hit three goals in the opening 22 minutes to ease to a 4-0 win over Willem II Tilburg on Saturday, their 12th consecutive victory in the Dutch league.

Feyenoord face UEFA fan ban threatupdated: Fri Dec 15 2006 08:05:00

Feyenoord's UEFA Cup match with Tottenham Hotspur could be played behind closed doors following a UEFA decision to appeal against the Dutch club's recent punishment for crowd trouble.

Feyenoord on a UEFA Cup tight-ropeupdated: Tue Dec 12 2006 05:34:00

Feyenoord will be walking a tight-rope in more ways than one when they face Wisla Krakow of Poland in their decisive UEFA Cup Group E match in Rotterdam on Wednesday.

PSV victory is marred by injuriesupdated: Sat Sep 23 2006 16:43:00

Second half goals from Diego Tardelli and Edison Mendez handed PSV Eindhoven a 2-0 win at Den Haag in the Dutch league.

Alkmaar leading on goal differenceupdated: Sun Sep 10 2006 11:57:00

AZ Alkmaar and Ajax enjoyed comfortable wins in the Dutch Premier Division on Sunday to stay on maximum points after three rounds.

AMRO ONE takes Rotterdam Volvo winupdated: Sun Jun 11 2006 10:17:00

Dutch Volvo Ocean Race entry ABN AMRO ONE recorded a home victory at the Rotterdam in-port race on Sunday, hanging on to an early lead in light, gusting winds.

Van Nistelrooy hits Dutch winnerupdated: Sat May 27 2006 17:11:00

Ruud van Nistelrooy struck midway through the first half to seal a 1-0 victory for the Netherlands over Cameroon in a World Cup warm-up match in Rotterdam on Saturday.

Lokhoff appointed Excelsior coachupdated: Mon Apr 10 2006 10:47:00

Ton Lokhoff has agreed a two-year deal to coach promoted Dutch side Excelsior Rotterdam -- the club have confirmed.

Arveladze goal puts Alkmaar secondupdated: Sun Mar 19 2006 15:39:00

Shota Arveladze's goal gave AZ Alkmaar a 1-0 win over Feyenoord and moved them above the Rotterdam side into second place in the Dutch Premier Division.

Quick brace sees PSV beat Alkmaarupdated: Sun Feb 26 2006 15:25:00

Dutch leaders PSV Eindhoven struck twice in the first six minutes to secure a 2-1 victory at AZ Alkmaar on Sunday.

Stepanek powers to first ATP titleupdated: Sun Feb 26 2006 11:24:00

Radek Stepanek thrashed Christophe Rochus 6-0 6-3 in 45 minutes in the Rotterdam World Tennis final to clinch his maiden ATP title.

Rusedski makes date with Davydenkoupdated: Mon Feb 20 2006 14:21:00

Greg Rusedski beat Robin Vik of the Czech Republic 6-3 7-5 in the first round of the injury-ravaged Rotterdam indoor tournament on Monday.

Late Breda double stuns Feyenoordupdated: Sun Feb 12 2006 11:16:00

NAC Breda scored two late goals to draw 3-3 with Feyenoord in the Dutch Premier Division.

Fortune: Steely Competitionupdated: Tue Feb 07 2006 05:52:00

In late January the world's largest steel producer, Mittal Steel of Rotterdam, launched a $23 billion hostile bid for Luxembourg's Arcelor, the world's current No. 2 in steel. The Arcelor board has...

Denneboom strike sinks sorry Ajaxupdated: Sun Nov 06 2005 15:13:00

NEC Nijmegen striker Romano Denneboom struck directly after the break to give his side a stunning 1-0 win Dutch league win over Ajax.

Oil holds below $60 markupdated: Mon Oct 31 2005 22:56:00

Oil prices held below $60 on Tuesday as mild temperatures in the U.S. Northeast and Japan limited demand for heating fuel.

Limo beats compatriots in Chicagoupdated: Sun Oct 09 2005 13:15:00

Kenyan Felix Limo has won the Chicago Marathon in his debut appearance on the course, beating holder and compatriot Evans Rutto.

Van Persie held on rape charges updated: Tue Jun 14 2005 04:49:00

Arsenal's Dutch striker Robin van Persie has been arrested in Rotterdam on suspicion of rape, a spokeswoman for the public prosecutor said on Tuesday.

Human mad cow case in Netherlandsupdated: Fri Apr 22 2005 08:25:00

A patient in the Dutch city of Utrecht has been diagnosed with variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, a human form of mad cow disease, the Dutch Health Ministry said.

Feyenoord appeal UEFA stadium banupdated: Fri Apr 08 2005 12:51:00

Dutch side Feyenoord have appealed against a UEFA ruling which would see them play their next European match at the De Kuip stadium behind closed doors.

Feyenoord's closed door punishmentupdated: Tue Apr 05 2005 07:50:00

Feyenoord will have to play their next match in European competition behind closed doors after crowd trouble during an UEFA Cup match against Sporting Lisbon.

Federer in fresh great escape act updated: Thu Feb 24 2005 14:45:00

World number one and defending champion Roger Federer survived two match points in the deciding set tiebreak before squeezing past Spain's Juan Carlos Ferrero to reach the quarterfinals of the Dubai Open.

Feyenoord ease pressure on Gullitupdated: Wed Dec 01 2004 17:15:00

Dutch club Feyenoord beat Germans Schalke 2-1 to make the last 32 of the UEFA Cup and ease the pressure on under-fire boss Ruud Gullit.

Fortune: Lean, Mean--And Green? Environmental "efficiency" can be a plus for a stock. Really.updated: Mon Jul 26 2004 00:01:00

Mutual fund managers that focus on "socially responsible investments" have long talked up the value of owning shares in environmentally conscious companies. But could investing green really be the ...

Striker Kezman all set for Chelseaupdated: Fri Jul 02 2004 10:41:00

Striker Mateja Kezman looks set to join former PSV Eindhoven team mate Arjen Robben at Chelsea after the English side agreed a fee with the Dutch club.

Business 2.0: The Dismal Science Measures The Meaning of Lifeupdated: Tue Jun 01 2004 00:01:00

Does Money Really Buy Happiness? Not In Japan, Apparently. Even the United States, the alleged capital of materialism, is not nearly as happy as its per capita income suggests it should be. Colombi...

Fortune: For VIPs, this implant is a mustupdated: Mon May 17 2004 00:01:00

Have you gotten "chipped" yet? All the beautiful people are doing it. Well, actually, only six have done it so far, but give a new idea a chance.

France can smash world win recordupdated: Tue Mar 30 2004 12:10:00

France will set an international record of 15 successive wins if they triumph in their friendly against the Netherlands in Rotterdam on Wednesday.

Zidane is latest French withdrawalupdated: Mon Mar 29 2004 07:42:00

France playmaker Zinedine Zidane has pulled out of their friendly international against the Netherlands in Rotterdam on Wednesday with a groin injury.

Ajax and PSV both suffer defeatsupdated: Sun Feb 29 2004 14:08:00

Dutch title rivals Ajax and PSV Eindhoven both suffered league defeats on Sunday.

Henman beats Federer in Rotterdamupdated: Fri Feb 20 2004 11:54:00

Tim Henman knocked out Roger Federer 6-3 7-6 in their ABN Amro tournament quarterfinal, and improved his record against the world's top player to 6-1.

Deportation decision divides Dutchupdated: Fri Feb 20 2004 10:51:00

A decision by the Dutch government to deport 26,000 failed asylum-seekers is continuing to make waves across the country.

Srichaphan dumped out in Rotterdamupdated: Tue Feb 17 2004 03:04:00

Thai Paradorn Srichaphan has stumbled out of the 842,000 euro World Indoor Tournament.

Ivanisevic to make final comebackupdated: Mon Feb 09 2004 08:38:00

Goran Ivanisevic is to make one final attempt at returning to competitive tennis this week after being sidelined for eight months through injury.

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