Archive for the ‘Sports/Soccer’ Category

Champions League: Ronaldo held scoreless in Madrid as Atletico beats Juventus

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019
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Atletico Madrid kept Cristiano Ronaldo in check on Wednesday, defeating Juventus 2-0 in a first-leg match in the round of 16 of the Champions League.

Barcelona’s attacking stars disappoint in 0-0 draw at Lyon

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019
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Barcelona's attacking stars were held in check by Lyon on Tuesday in a 0-0 draw in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16, leaving the French side's hopes of causing a big upset very much alive.

FIFA keeping vote of women’s 2023 World Cup host a secret

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019
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FIFA will still decide the host of the Women's World Cup in secret, unlike the new open vote held last year for host of the 2026 men's tournament. The 2023 bidding process was launched Tuesday, and FIFA adopted many of the rigorous checks and scrutiny prospective men's hosts now have to go through.

Canada coach Herdman says Bayern experience benefiting Alphonso Davies

Monday, February 11th, 2019
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Canada coach John Herdman says Canadian teenager Alphonso Davies is already making strides at Bayern Munich despite limited appearances.

Ex-Man United manager Mourinho accepts sentence for tax fraud but won’t serve time

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019
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Former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho received a one-year suspended sentence after reaching a guilty plea for tax fraud in Spain on Tuesday. The 56-year-old will not have to serve time after admitting he defrauded Spanish authorities in 2011 and 2012.

Refs train with VAR ahead of approval for Women’s World Cup

Monday, February 4th, 2019
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Women's World Cup referees are undergoing training with VARs over the next two weeks, The Associated Press has learned, paving the way for the FIFA council to approve the use of video reviews at the tournament in France.

Neymar out 10 weeks with foot injury

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019
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Neymar is expected to be sidelined for about 10 weeks with a right foot injury, ruling the Paris Saint-Germain striker out of the Champions League matchup against Manchester United. PSG travels to play United in the last 16 of the Champions League on Feb. 12, with the return leg in Paris on March 6.

Alphonso Davies makes league debut for Bayern Munich in win

Sunday, January 27th, 2019
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Canadian teenager Alphonso Davies made his Bundesliga debut Sunday, coming off the bench in the 86th minute of Bayern Munich's 4-1 home win over VfB Stuttgart.

FIFA bans former referee for life for bribery, match-fixing

Thursday, January 24th, 2019
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An international soccer referee who has long been implicated in fixing matches has been banned for life for taking bribes. FIFA says its ethics committee judges found Ibrahim Chaibou guilty of taking bribes and also fined him 200,000 Swiss francs ($267,940 Cdn).

Christine Sinclair moves closer to history with 178th international goal

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019
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Captain Christine Sinclair, chasing history, scored the 178th goal of her international career Tuesday to give the Canadian women's soccer team a 1-0 win over Norway in its first full international of 2019.