Archive for the ‘Sports/Soccer’ Category

Soccer star Griezmann deletes blackface photo after social media uproar

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann has apologized after posting an image of himself on social media in blackface as part of an NBA party costume on Sunday.

Kadeisha Buchanan named top Canadian female soccer player

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Defender Kadeisha Buchanan capped a remarkable campaign overseas Thursday with a domestic triumph, earning Canadian female soccer player of the year honours for the second time in three years.

Atiba Hutchinson ‘honoured, proud’ to win 6th Canadian soccer honour

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
Atiba Hutchinson Besiktas Canada Soccer Men's

Atiba Hutchinson has been named Canadian male soccer player of the year for a record sixth time after helping Besiktas to its second straight Turkish league title in 2016-17. Hutchinson and Besiktas have also reached the round of 16 of the Champions League.

Ronaldo vs. Neymar highlights Champions League round of 16

Monday, December 11th, 2017
Ronaldo Neymar UEFA Champions League

Two-time defending Champions League winner Real Madrid was drawn Monday to play Paris Saint-Germain, the tournament's standout team so far, in the last 16, made possible because the 12-time champions finished second in their group while PSG won its group.

Russia’s 2014 World Cup squad among 34 potential doping cases

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Players from Russia's 2014 World Cup squad are among 34 potential soccer cases arising from Richard McLaren's investigation, which detailed a doping conspiracy across Russian sports.

Hope Solo running for president of U.S. Soccer

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Former national team goalkeeper Hope Solo has announced that she's running for president of the U.S. Soccer Federation.

Champions League: Liverpool becomes record 5th English club to make knockout stage

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

England has become the first country to have five teams in the knockout stage of the Champions League after Liverpool completed a sweep for Premier League clubs with a 7-0 thrashing of Spartak Moscow on Wednesday.

Champions League: Man U rallies to beat CSKA, advances to knockout stage

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017
Romelu Lukaku

Manchester United advanced to the Champions League knockout stage after rallying to beat CSKA Moscow 2-1 on Tuesday to remain unbeaten at Old Trafford for a club record-equaling 40 successive games.

World Cup draw: Portugal, Spain to meet in group stage

Friday, December 1st, 2017

Portugal and Spain will meet in the group stage at next year's World Cup. The rivals will play in Sochi, Russia on June 15, the second day of the tournament.

Vladimir Putin hopes World Cup will cleanse Russia’s scandal-clad image

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Vladimir Putin welcomes soccer luminaries to the Kremlin on Friday for a World Cup draw that provides a global audience for the Russian president to attempt to burnish the image of a country scandalized by sports corruption.