“We are at a pivotal moment in time for soccer in Canada ,” said the statement issued by the Canada Men's National Soccer Team Players Association. Part of the issue is Canada Soccer's deal with Canada Soccer Business, which represents all corporate partnerships and broadcast rights related to Canada Soccer's core assets including its national teams. Under the deal, Canada Soccer Business pays Canada Soccer an agreed-on amount each year. The prize money from the men's World Cup - Canada earned US$9 million from the tournament purse plus US$1.5 million to prepare for the soccer showcase - is not part of the Canada Soccer Business deal. “We want to get this resolved, for both of our national teams, and for soccer in Canada ,” Canada Soccer said in its statement.
Bill Barrow, The Associated PressATLANTA (AP) - Former President Jimmy Carter, who at 98 years old is the longest-lived American president, has entered home hospice care in Plains, Georgia, a statement from The Carter Center confirmed Saturday. Jason Carter, the couple's grandson who now chairs The Carter Center governing board, said Saturday in a tweet that he “saw both of my grandparents yesterday. The Carter Center last year marked 40 years of promoting its human rights agenda. That's a staggering drop from when The Carter Center began leading the global eradication effort in 1986, when the parasitic disease infected 3.5 million people. I would not deserve to be your president,” Carter said often as he campaigned.1 month ago CP24
ESPN commentator and former NFL QB Tim Hasselbeck said it's too much to ask officials to suddenly swallow their whistles in crucial moments because fans want to see a more climactic ending to the Super Bowl. I don't want the officials calling it any differently because it's a tie game in the Super Bowl,” Hasselbeck said. The Eagles' pass rushers didn't record a single sack in the Super Bowl after piling up an incredible 78 sacks on the season, including 10 in the playoffs. This time, they kept their footing enough to pull out another 10-point second-half Super Bowl comeback. Somehow that seemed like a fitting end to a Super Bowl Sunday equally filled with cringe-worthy points and memorable moments.1 month ago CP24
The Associated PressCameron Alexander's impressive result in his first world championship race was no surprise to teammate James Crawford. Odermatt won gold by a large margin on Sunday, prompting French veteran Johan Clarey to label him the Roger Federer of skiing. He had also never won a top-level downhill before, though he has finished runner-up in seven World Cup races. Odermatt is the defending overall World Cup champion and is dominating the circuit again this season. Odermatt’s victory made it a Swiss downhill double after teammate Jasmine Flury won the women’s downhill Saturday.1 month ago CP24
Jill Lawless, The Associated PressLONDON (AP) - It was Harry's night at the Brit Awards. Harry Styles won four prizes, including album of the year, at the U.K.'s leading music awards Saturday, while female-led indie rock band Wet Leg took trophies for group of the year and best new artist. He also won for pop/R&B act, song of the year for “As It Was,” and artist of the year. This year's breakthrough acts include Wet Leg, the punky band formed by Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers on England's rural Isle of Wight. Styles opened the show at London's O2 Arena performing “As It Was,” while Wet Leg delivered hit song ”Chaise Longue” on a sylvan set accompanied by whimsical folk dancers.1 month ago CP24
The five officers - Haley, Desmond Mills Jr., Tadarrius Bean, Justin Smith and Emmitt Martin III - have all been fired and charged with second-degree murder. As many as 13 Memphis officers could end up being disciplined in connection with the violent arrest of Tyre Nichols, officials said Tuesday. Haley did not have his body camera on when he stopped Nichols but was on a phone call with someone who overheard the encounter. Audio from a body camera did not capture Nichols using profanity or making violent threats. On a required form, Martin claimed Nichols grabbed his duty weapon before the officers took him to the ground.1 month ago CP24
Jerrel Perez, who lives in Zion, Illinois, but who used to live about 10 miles (16 kilometers) north in Kenosha, Wisconsin, filed the lawsuit Monday. The filing seeks unspecified damages and attorney fees from Guetschow, the city of Kenosha and its school district. Sam Hall, an attorney for Guetschow and the school district, promised to mount a vigorous defense. The Kenosha city attorney, Matthew Knight, declined to comment Tuesday other than to say that the city hadn't been served with the lawsuit yet. Hall, the attorney for the school district and Guetschow, said Guetschow is still recovering from injuries he suffered trying to break up the fight.1 month ago CP24
On Tuesday, the MLS club announced the signing of Norwegian international Sigurd Rosted, an experienced defender who is the latest piece in a rejigged backline. Former New York City FC captain Sean Johnson, a key off-season free agent addition, starts in goal. At close to six foot three, Rosted adds height as well as experience and is a threat at set pieces. Goalkeepers Alex Bono and Quentin Westberg, who shared the starting job in recent seasons, joined D.C. United and Atlanta United, respectively. Toronto, now based in Palm Springs, takes on Los Angeles FC on Saturday and the Portland Timbers on Feb. 15.1 month ago CP24