Archive for the ‘Sports/Soccer’ Category

Canada’s Kadeisha Buchanan gets ESPY nomination for best female college athlete

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Canadian Kadeisha Buchanan was nominated for best female college athlete at the ESPYs on Wednesday after leading the West Virginia University women's soccer team to the NCAA final.

Cristiano Ronaldo summoned to court on tax fraud accusations

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

A Spanish judge has summoned Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo to court to answer questions after he was accused of tax fraud by a state prosecutor.

Vladimir Putin among huge crowd to see Russia kick off Confederations Cup

Saturday, June 17th, 2017

The Confederations Cup has kicked off with host nation Russia opening the World Cup rehearsal tournament against New Zealand and Russian President Vladimir Putin was among an expected 60,000-plus crowd in a $750 million US new stadium.

Russia unveils deaf, psychic cat ahead of Confederations Cup

Friday, June 16th, 2017

Russia's famed Hermitage Museum has chosen one of its resident cats to predict the results of an upcoming international football tournament.

Canadian soccer goalie Labbé relishes mental health challenges

Friday, June 16th, 2017

Canadian soccer goalkeeper Stephanie Labbé sees her battle with depression as one more challenge to overcome. But it wasn't always that way.

Ronaldo says his ‘conscience is quite clear’ amid tax fraud case

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo appeared to be unconcerned despite being accused by a Spanish state prosecutor of defrauding the government of millions of euros in unpaid taxes.

Teen star Davies, coach Zambrano usher in new start for Canada soccer

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017
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Substitute Anthony Jackson-Hamel scored in the 87th minute, only seconds after teammate Junior Hoilett missed a penalty shot, to lift Canada 2-1 over Curacao before a disappointing crowd announced at 6,026 at Saputo Stadium on Tuesday night.

French fans serenade ‘Don’t Look Back in Anger’ in tribute to terror victims

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

In an emotional show of support for the victims of the recent attacks in Manchester and London, France and England players walked out to the sound of "Don't Look Back in Anger" from Oasis moments before Tuesday's friendly at Stade de France in Saint-Denis.

Draw with Iraq complicates Japan’s path to World Cup

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Japan stumbled in its bid to qualify for the World Cup after being held to a 1-1 draw by Iraq on Tuesday.

Cristiano Ronaldo accused of tax fraud

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

A Spanish state prosecutor accused Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo of defrauding Spain's tax office of 14.7 million euros ($16.5 million US) in unpaid taxes on Tuesday.