Archive for the ‘News/World’ Category

Japan official says Olympic Games must be held next year ‘at any cost’

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

The rearranged Tokyo Games must be held "at any cost" in 2021, Japan's Olympic Minister Seiko Hashimoto said on Tuesday.

U.K. soccer star gets Boris Johnson to commit to free student meals during COVID-19

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has made an abrupt about-face and agreed to keep funding meals for needy students over the summer holidays, after a campaign headed by Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford.

Tokyo Olympics seem sure to happen — but in 2021, not 2020

Monday, March 23rd, 2020
APTOPIX Virus Outbreak Olympics Tokyo 2020

The Tokyo Olympics are going to happen — but almost surely in 2021 rather than in four months as planned

Kobe Bryant’s widow sues helicopter company after fatal crash

Monday, February 24th, 2020
APTOPIX Kobe Bryant Memorial Basketball

A wrongful death lawsuit filed by Vanessa Bryant in Los Angeles says the pilot was careless and negligent by flying in cloudy conditions on the day of a helicopter crash that killed nine people — including her husband Kobe Bryant and their 13-year-old daughter, Gianna.

Sports reporter killed in plane crash en route to Peach Bowl

Saturday, December 28th, 2019
Louisiana plane crash

A small plane en route to a college football game crashed into the parking lot of a post office in Louisiana shortly after takeoff on Saturday, killing five people, including a well-known sports reporter who was the daughter-in-law of one of the team's coaches.

‘I don’t have a home right now’: Turkish NBA player Enes Kanter talks activism, basketball

Wednesday, December 25th, 2019
Enes Kanter December 24

Compared to the real-life dangers Turkish NBA player Enes Kanter contends with for speaking out against his home country's authoritarian regime, boxing out seven-footers for rebounds may seem inconsequential by comparison.

Police clash with protesters outside Barcelona-Real Madrid soccer match

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

Riot police clashed with protesters in the streets Wednesday night outside a soccer match between Barcelona and Real Madrid, as authorities sought to keep Catalonia's separatist movement from disrupting the game viewed by 650 million people worldwide.

Pete Frates, ALS patient who helped create ice bucket challenge, dead at 34

Monday, December 9th, 2019
Ice Bucket Inspiration

Pete Frates, a former college baseball player whose determined battle with Lou Gehrig's disease helped inspire the ALS ice bucket challenge that has raised more than $200 million worldwide, died Monday. He was 34.

World Anti-Doping Agency imposes 4-year ban on Russia

Monday, December 9th, 2019
Breaking News

The Russian flag and national anthem were banned from the Olympics and other major sports events for four years by the World Anti-Doping Agency on Monday.

‘We are gathered. We are here.’ Welcome to Black Girl Hockey Club

Saturday, November 30th, 2019

Welcome to Black Girl Hockey Club, a community of hockey fans from a demographic that is under-represented in hockey. These women of colour say Don Cherry's comments show a "culture change" is needed in the sport.