Archive for the ‘Sports/Soccer’ Category

Chelsea suspends 4 fans following alleged racial abuse

Monday, December 10th, 2018
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Chelsea says four people have been suspended from attending the team's matches amid a police investigation into whether Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling was racially abused at Stamford Bridge.

River Plate wins contentious Copa Libertadores after relocation drama

Sunday, December 9th, 2018
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One of the most anticipated matches in South American soccer finally came to a conclusion in Madrid on Sunday, with River Plate celebrating victory over fierce Argentine rival Boca Juniors in the twice-suspended final of the Copa Libertadores.

Canada draws Netherlands, New Zealand, Cameroon at women’s World Cup

Saturday, December 8th, 2018
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Canada has been drawn with the Netherlands, New Zealand and Cameroon for the opening group round of the 2019 Women's World Cup in France.

Leicester helicopter crash caused by mechanical fault

Thursday, December 6th, 2018
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Leicester players led thousands of fans on a walk from the centre of the city to the club's stadium as soccer returned home for the first time since the death of the owner who oversaw the team's transformation into improbable English Premier League champions.

1st women’s Ballon d’Or winner asked if she ‘twerked’ during ceremony

Monday, December 3rd, 2018
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Even though Ada Hegerberg said she hadn't been offended by the twerking question during Monday's award ceremony, Solveig still apologized on Twitter after his comment caused a social media stir.

Modric wins 1st Ballon d’Or to end Messi and Ronaldo’s reign

Monday, December 3rd, 2018
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Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric won the Ballon d'Or award for the first time on Monday, ending the 10-year dominance of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Canada misses out on bronze with loss to New Zealand at U-17 World Cup

Saturday, December 1st, 2018
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Canada, victimized by two early goals, had to settle for fourth place at the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup after a 2-1 loss to New Zealand on Saturday.

Mexico penalty crushes Canada’s hopes in FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup semis

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018
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Captain Nicole Perez's first-half penalty sent Mexico to the final of the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup with a 1-0 win Wednesday that consigned Canada to the third-place match.

Suspect in attack on German soccer team bus convicted of attempted murder

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018
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A German court on Tuesday convicted the suspect in last year's attack on the Borussia Dortmund soccer team's bus of attempted murder and sentenced him to 14 years in prison.

Canada to play in FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup semis for 1st time

Sunday, November 25th, 2018
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Captain Jordyn Huitema's 83rd-minute goal lifted Canada to a 1-0 win over Germany on Sunday, moving the Canadian women into the semifinals of the FIFA U17 Women's World Cup for the first time ever.