Archive for the ‘Sports/Soccer’ Category

Messi’s late dramatics propel Barcelona in El Clasico

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017
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Lionel Messi scored his 500th career goal for Barcelona to give the Catalan club a dramatic 3-2 win over 10-man Real Madrid in the last minute of the "clasico" on Sunday, leaving the Spanish league title race wide open.

How suspected Dortmund bus bomber allegedly planned to make millions

Friday, April 21st, 2017
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The man accused of bombing the bus carrying the Dortmund soccer team allegedly hoped to make millions off an expected slump in the team's share price. German prosecutors say the suspect took out a loan to buy thousands of "put options" against Dortmund's shares on the same day as attack.

Dortmund bus attack suspect acted out of greed, prosecutors say

Thursday, April 20th, 2017
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A 28-year-old German-Russian citizen was arrested Friday in Germany on suspicion of bombing the bus carrying the Borussia Dortmund soccer team in an attack last week that officials alleged was motivated by financial greed.

Champions League: Monaco and Juventus advance to semifinals

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
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Rising teenage star Kylian Mbappe scored early as free-scoring Monaco beat Borussia Dortmund 3-1 to reach the Champions League semifinals. Juventus held Barcelona to a 0-0 draw and advanced to the semifinals on aggregate in Wednesday's action.

Champions League: Atletico ends Leicester’s fairytale run, Real Madrid wins in extra time

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017
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Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid both reached the Champions League semifinals on Tuesday.

Canada’s joint World Cup bid supported by Oceania soccer confederation

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017
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The United States, Canada and Mexico bid to co-host the 2026 World Cup is supported by the 11-nation Oceania soccer confederation. Oceania's FIFA vice-president, David Chung, says it makes sense for 2026 World Cup to return to North America for first time since 1994.

John Terry to leave Chelsea at end of season

Monday, April 17th, 2017
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John Terry will leave Chelsea at the end of the season after spending his entire career with the London club, but the veteran defender is keen to continue playing. The 36-year-old Terry made the last of his 713 appearances for Chelsea in February.

Panama soccer player shot and killed leaving home

Sunday, April 16th, 2017
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Police in Panama say national team soccer player Amilcar Henriquez has been shot dead while leaving his home.

Borussia Dortmund player hurt in attack says blasts ‘hardest 15 minutes’ of his life

Friday, April 14th, 2017
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The Spanish player wounded in an attack on the team bus of German soccer club Borussia Dortmund has called the attack the "hardest 15 minutes" of his life. Marc Bartra underwent surgery following injuries to his wrist and arm after three explosions shattered a window of the bus ahead of Tuesday's scheduled Champions League quarterfinal against Monaco in Dortmund.

Can Canada field a credible World Cup team in 2026?

Thursday, April 13th, 2017
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Canada has a good shot at co-hosting the 2026 World Cup — and getting the automatic tournament berth that comes with it. Is that enough time to field a competitive men's team?