Archive for the ‘News/World’ Category

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

Friday, February 8th, 2019
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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
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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
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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.

Ronaldo pleads guilty to tax fraud, fined $28 million

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019
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Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo was fined almost 19 million euros ($28.7 million Cdn) for tax fraud but will avoid serving a 23-month prison sentence after agreeing to a deal.

‘I didn’t feel safe’: NBA star Enes Kanter skips London game over Turkey assassination fears

Saturday, January 19th, 2019
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A day after Turkish prosecutors issued an international warrant for his arrest, NBA star Enes Kanter skipped a game in London, citing fears he could be killed by the Turkish government.

Chinese marathon organizers promise action against 258 cheats

Friday, November 30th, 2018
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The organizers of a half-marathon in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen have vowed that 258 participants caught cheating during last weekend's race will not be able to run away from punishment.

Former head of Michigan State University charged with lying in Larry Nassar investigation

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018
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Former Michigan State University president Lou Anna Simon has been charged with lying to police conducting an investigation of Larry Nassar's sexual abuse.

Thai cave boys take in Manchester United soccer match

Sunday, October 28th, 2018
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Wearing red-and-white United scarves and with a look of excitement on their faces, the boys from Thailand's Wild Boars team took their seats in the directors' box at Old Trafford for Manchester United's home match against Everton.

Escalator collapse in Rome subway station injures Russian soccer fans

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018
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At least 20 people were injured after an escalator in the Rome metropolitan system collapsed.