Archive for the ‘News/World’ Category

Prince Harry, Meghan give MLB’s 1st game in Europe a royal launch

Saturday, June 29th, 2019

Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, took part in the ceremonial first pitch before Major League Baseball's first game in Europe.

If the Raptors pull off an NBA championship, would Canada’s team get a White House welcome?

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

Would the most famous residence in the United States preserve tradition by opening its doors to the NBA champions, even if the winners are a Canadian team? Six experts on presidential protocol and White House event planning weigh in.

What the Kyle Lowry shove tells us about tensions between NBA players and owners

Friday, June 7th, 2019
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The shove of Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry by Golden State Warriors minority shareholder Mark Stevens during Game 3 of the NBA Finals not only set off a debate about courtside behaviour, it's also put the spotlight back on simmering tensions between players and owners.

How Drake found the ‘ultimate troll jersey’ for Game 1 of the NBA Finals

Friday, May 31st, 2019

The owner of a Brooklyn store selling vintage sports jerseys helped Canadian rapper Drake find just the one he needed to get in the heads of the Golden State Warriors for Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

Red Sox to visit White House — minus manager, MVP and others

Thursday, May 9th, 2019

World Series champs the Boston Red Sox are poised to visit the White House on Thursday, but without nearly a dozen players and manager Alex Cora, who has criticized the Trump administration's efforts to help his native Puerto Rico recover from a hurricane.

Caster Semenya’s lawyer ‘deeply disappointed’ with appeal loss

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019
Caster Semenya's lawyer 'deeply disappointed' with appeal loss

Two-time Olympic champion Caster Semenya lost her appeal against rules designed to decrease naturally high testosterone levels in some female runners.

Fire at Brazilian soccer team’s training centre kills 10, including young athletes

Friday, February 8th, 2019

A fire tore through the sleeping quarters of a sprawling training complex of one of Brazil's biggest soccer clubs Friday, killing 10 — among them young athletes — and leaving three other teens injured in Rio de Janeiro, firefighters said.

U.K. police confirm Argentine soccer player’s body recovered from plane wreckage

Thursday, February 7th, 2019

Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala, who had just signed with Premier League club Cardiff, and pilot David Ibbotson were the only people onboard the small aircraft that disappeared over the English Channel last month.

Investigators spot body in wreckage of plane carrying missing soccer player

Monday, February 4th, 2019

Air-accident investigators say they have spotted a body inside the wreckage of a missing plane carrying Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala and his pilot.

Football coaches struggle to recruit young players as more parents heed warnings about brain injury risks

Friday, January 25th, 2019
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Two moms whose late sons suffered from a degenerative brain condition associated with the type of head impacts common in collision sports are suing the biggest youth football league in the U.S. But one neurologist says there is still a lot scientists don't understand about brain injury in sport.