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In the twenty-plus years of being a sports fan, I’ve become accustomed to the lulls throughout the year. Most people who relate know that our calendar is based around spring trainings, two-a-days and tip-offs. 194 more words
BILBAO, Spain — Kevin Durant stands front and centre in a billboard that hangs high above the outside of the arena where the U.S. will play its first-round games at the FIBA Basketball World Cup. 638 more words
LONDON — From the World Cup semifinals to a bruising introduction in Britain, Louis van Gaal’s fortunes have changed rapidly inside two months.
The coach who led the Netherlands to a third-place finish at the World Cup enters his fourth match as Manchester United manager still searching for his first win. 766 more words
MONACO — Cristiano Ronaldo has won UEFA’s award as the best player in Europe last season after scoring a record 17 goals in the Champions League. 106 more words
Looking for the Stampeders game on television Sunday night, I happened across the Under-20 Women’s World Cup soccer final. It was being played at Montreal’s Olympic Stadium and, having read about a lawsuit launched against FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association protesting playing upon artificial turf, I hung around to see what the problem was. 768 more words