Canadian soccer players pledge part of their salaries to Common Goal movement

Erin McLeod

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

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This Day. English football salutes Nazi Germany

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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.

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A victory for baseball

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Rugby eliminated as high school sport in Nova Scotia

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Trump breaks Cuba-US baseball agreement

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.

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IOC knew Russian athletes were clean, but concealed evidence of their innocence – lawyer

2016.06.21.ioc staff dismantle a backdrop after a news conference after the olympic summit on doping in lausanne, switzerland

Staff of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) dismantle a backdrop after a news conference after the Olympic Summit on doping in Lausanne, Switzerland, June 21, 2016 | Reuters / Denis Balibouse

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Journalist in Ghana who exposed soccer corruption shot dead

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