Archive for the ‘Sports/Soccer’ Category

Impact forced to share spoils after blowing 3-goal lead to FC Dallas

Saturday, August 17th, 2019
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Ryan Hollingshead scored in stoppage time as FC Dallas came from three goals down to tie the Montreal Impact 3-3 in MLS action on Saturday night. 

Referee applauded for halting match because of fans’ homophobic chanting

Friday, August 16th, 2019
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French sports minister Roxana Maracineanu has congratulated a referee for interrupting a French second division game due to apparent homophobic chants from fans.

FIFA bans ex-Nigeria coach for life over match-fixing bribes

Friday, August 16th, 2019
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FIFA has banned former Nigeria coach Samson Siasia for life for receiving bribes to fix soccer matches.

Swedish women hockey players boycott training, tournament over pay

Thursday, August 15th, 2019
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The top female hockey players in Sweden refused to attend training camp Thursday or play in an upcoming international tournament in Finland, the latest such move by a women's national team to get better compensation.

As equal pay talks break down, U.S. women’s soccer team looks forward to court

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019
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Players for the World Cup champion women's national team say mediation talks with the U.S. Soccer Federation in their dispute over equal pay are over.

TFC downs Fury to reach 4th straight Canadian Championship final

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019
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Nick DeLeon scored a pair of goals in the opening half and Patrick Mullins also scored for Toronto, which will play for the Voyageurs Cup for the fourth consecutive year.

Toronto FC defeats Ottawa in 1st leg of Canadian Championship semis

Wednesday, August 7th, 2019
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Drew Moor and Tsubasa Endoh scored as Toronto FC went on the road Wednesday and took the opening leg of the Canadian Championship semifinal with a 2-0 win over the Ottawa Fury.

Swiss indict 4 over payment linked to German 2006 World Cup

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019
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Swiss prosecutors on Tuesday charged former members of the German soccer federation (DFB) and a former FIFA official with fraud over the true purpose of a 6.7 million euro ($7.5 million US) payment before the 2006 World Cup in Germany.

Injured Lionel Messi to miss pair of friendlies in U.S.

Monday, August 5th, 2019
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Barcelona says Lionel Messi has strained his right calf and will not travel to the United States this week for pre-season games in Miami and at the University of Michigan.

Lionel Messi slapped with 3 month ban for Copa America corruption allegations

Friday, August 2nd, 2019
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Soccer body CONMEBOL has suspended Lionel Messi from international matches with Argentina for three months because of accusations of corruption he made at the latest Copa America.