Canada goalkeeper Erin McLeod waves to fans after defeating Switzerland 1-0 in a FIFA Women’s World Cup round of 16 soccer match in Vancouver on June 21, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
By Neil Davidson
TORONTO (CP) May 21 — Canada will be helping others while going trophy-hunting at this summer’s Women’s World Cup.
Canada captain Christine Sinclair and 13 other national team players have followed veteran goalkeeper Erin McLeod’s lead in joining Common Goal, pledging one per cent of their salaries to the football-based charity movement. Continue reading
On this day, 14 May 1938, the players of the England football team raised their arms to give the Nazi “Heil Hitler” salute before a match in Berlin. They had been ordered to do so directly by the British Foreign Office. Reportedly the players at first refused, until the British ambassador and Football Association secretary intervened and ordered them to do so. At the time the British government had signed an agreement with Hitler permitting his annexation of parts of Czechoslovakia, and much of the British ruling class supported the dictatorships of Hitler, Mussolini and Franco as bulwarks against communism.
Filed under Baseball, Cuba
Note: Since this story was published, rugby has been reinstated Continue reading
It is not news that the Trump administration has canceled the agreement signed by the MLB and the Cuban Baseball Federation, on December 19, after three years of hard work by both parties.
And it is not because the agreement sought to end the human suffering of Cuban athletes. Continue reading