16 June 2019

  • Global champions
    OAKLAND, California—The Canadian flag, soaked in beer and champagne, was waved in the Toronto locker room. Pascal Siakam wore the flag of Cameroon around his shoulders. Marc Gasol was yelling some happy phrase in Spanish. Every team that wins a National Basketball Association (NBA) title calls itself “world champions.” These Toronto Raptors might actually be […]
  • Soccer draws more crowd, but problems rise in Russia
    MOSCOW—A year after hosting the World Cup, Russia is boasting the biggest club soccer crowds since Soviet days and participation at the amateur level is on the rise. Still, there are signs of trouble for the sport. Fans are concerned about efforts to bring tight World Cup security measures to domestic games, and the shiny […]
  • Argentina takes first step in football equality
    LE HAVRE, France—It wasn’t until the messages began flooding in from home that Argentina midfielder Ruth Bravo truly grasped the scale of the team’s achievement at the Women’s World Cup. Argentina, outscored 33-2 in six previous World Cup losses, scored its first point in tournament history when it played to a landmark draw against Japan […]
  • ‘We the champs!’
    By JANIE McCAULEY / The Associated Press OAKLAND, California—Kawhi Leonard raised his arms high in triumph and celebrated Canada’s first National Basketball Association (NBA) championship. “We the North!” is now “We the Champs!” Leonard and the Toronto Raptors captured the country’s first major title in 26 years with their most remarkable road win yet in […]
  • Navo, Burgos top Vermosa triathlon race
    Teenagers Richard Anson Navo and Erika Nicole Burgos swept top honors in the first-ever Vermosa Sports Hub Sprint Tri held recently at the sprawling sports and training facility in Imus City, Cavite. Navo finished the 500-meter swim, 20-kilometer bike and 5-kilometer run event held within the Vermosa Sports Hub complex in one hour, one minute […]

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