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Female broadcasters make history by being first to call a men’s World Cup game

MOSCOW—The men’s World Cup is notable for women. Fox’s Aly Wagner and Telemundo’s Viviana Vila are the first in-match analysts on U.S. television for soccer’s showcase. BBC’s Vicki Sparks is making a similar breakthrough in Britain and ZDF’s Claudia Neumann in Germany. “It took me 10 years. It was very disappointing that it took so […]

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2 female sports reporters harassed by men at Russia World Cup

For women who work as sports reporters, #MeToo is not just a movement, it is often their everyday reality. In just the past two weeks, two women were harassed while reporting at the World Cup in Russia, the episodes captured in widely viewed videos. One of the women, Julia Guimarães, a reporter with TV Globo […]

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English soccer star Wayne Rooney signs with MLS’s D.C. United

By Stephen WhynoThe Associated Press Thu., June 28, 2018 WASHINGTON—Wayne Rooney is coming to Major League Soccer with D.C. United, the latest star to take his talents across the pond to the United States. Rooney follows the lead of Swede Zlatan Ibrahimovic and retired countryman David Beckham by leaving Europe for MLS later in their […]

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Brazil in unusual territory as it opens World Cup play with draw

By Tales AzzoniThe Associated Press Mon., June 18, 2018 SOCHI, RUSSIA—This is unfamiliar territory for five-time World Cup champion Brazil. The last time it didn’t win its first game in a World Cup, Pele had just retired from soccer. The “Selecao” had won every one of its opening matches since 1978, a year after “The […]

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South Korea swapped practice numbers to confuse Swedish ‘spy’

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, RUSSIA—Sweden coach Janne Andersson makes no bones about spying on South Korea’s training sessions ahead of their game at the World Cup. The South Koreans responded by swapping players’ numbers around to confuse the Swedish “spy” because, in the words of coach Shin Tae-yong, “it’s very difficult for westerners to distinguish between Asians.” […]

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Toronto trailblazer Zanana Akande given Key to the City

Growing up in Toronto’s Kensington Market, Zanana Akande, 80, learned the importance of banding together to build community. Those lessons would ultimately inspire her life’s work in fighting for equality and improving the social, economic, cultural and political status of women, for which she was honoured on Saturday by Mayor John Tory with a ceremonial […]

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Greyhound Bus catches fire on the QEW

A Greyhound Bus was engulfed in flames early Sunday morning on a Mississauga stretch of the Queen Elizabeth Way. Shortly after midnight, the Ontario Provincial Police and Mississauga Fire responded to the call for a vehicle fire near Cawthra Rd. All westbound lanes on the QEW were closed in the area, but have since reopened. […]

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Two people killed in Etobicoke shooting

Two people were fatally shot early Sunday morning in northern Etobicoke, according to a spokesperson for Toronto Paramedic Services. Toronto Police received a call shortly before 2 a.m. on Sunday, and arrived at Lightwood Dr., a residential street in the Kipling Ave. and Albion Rd. area. The two victims, both men in their 20s, were […]

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Woman dead after shooting in North York

A woman has has died after an early morning shooting in North York. Shortly after 2 a.m. on Sunday, Toronto Paramedic Services received a call about a shooting on Replin Rd. in the Lawrence Heights neighbourhood. The victim, a woman in her 30s, was transported to a local trauma centre with life-threatening injuries, where she […]