Archive for the ‘Sports/Soccer’ Category

Barcelona suing departed Neymar for $10M bonus

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Barcelona is suing Neymar for the $10 million US bonus it paid the Brazil striker for signing a contract he later broke to join Paris Saint-Germain on a world-record transfer.

Champions League: Napoli’s Mertens sinks under-manned Nice

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
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Dries Mertens started this season where he left off the last, setting Napoli on its way to a 2-0 win over nine-man Nice in the first leg of their Champions League playoff on Wednesday.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s 5-game suspension upheld after appeal

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

The Spanish soccer federation has ratified its decision to suspend Cristiano Ronaldo for five matches.

Champions League: Liverpool gives Hoffenheim rude welcome

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017
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Liverpool spoiled Hoffenheim's debut in European competition by winning 2-1 in the first leg of their Champions League playoff on Tuesday.

7 Canadian cities in running for 2026 World Cup games

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

A preliminary list of 44 potential host cities, including seven in Canada, have been released by the joint North American bid for the 2026 World Cup.

Cristiano Ronaldo banned 5 games after pushing referee

Monday, August 14th, 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo has been banned for five games after shoving a referee following his red card during Real Madrid's 3-1 victory over Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup on Sunday.

North America 2026 World Cup bid getting challenge from Morocco

Friday, August 11th, 2017
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North America has a late challenge from North Africa in the contest to host the 2026 World Cup. Morocco will bid for the tournament, its soccer federation said Friday, with the announcement coming on FIFA's deadline day.

Neymar still awaiting clearance to make PSG debut

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

It's been nearly a week since Neymar landed in Paris, and the world's most expensive player still can't play for his new club in the French league.

Canada’s Jessie Fleming named to top American trophy watch list

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Canadian international Jessie Fleming has been named to the 2017 MAC Hermann Trophy watch lists. The list marks the start of the process of choosing the most outstanding male and female players of the year in U.S. college soccer.

Spanish league blocks Neymar’s 1st getaway attempt

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017
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The Spanish league said Thursday that representatives of Neymar tried unsuccessfully to pay the 222 million euro buyout clause that would release the Brazil star from his contract with Barcelona and clear his signing for Paris Saint-Germain.