World Cup roundup: Messi misses penalty kick as Argentina held by Iceland

World Cup roundup: Messi misses penalty kick as Argentina held by Iceland

Argentina 1-1 Iceland Tiny Iceland made a stunning impact in their first-ever World Cup on Saturday when they held 2014 runners-up Argentina to a pulsating 1-1 draw but Lionel Messi‘s tournament began wretchedly as he saw his penalty saved by Hannes...
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Taxi drives onto Moscow sidewalk as soccer fans crowd streets, 8 injured

Taxi drives onto Moscow sidewalk as soccer fans crowd streets, 8 injured

A taxi drove into a crowd of pedestrians near Moscow‘s Red Square on Saturday, injuring eight people including two Mexicans in the city for the soccer World Cup which Russia is hosting, officials and eyewitnesses said. The incident took place...
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From psychic pigs to clairvoyant cats: Meet the animals ‘predicting’ World Cup results

From psychic pigs to clairvoyant cats: Meet the animals ‘predicting’ World Cup results

The 2018 FIFA World Cup is underway, and in addition to goals and excitement on the field, that also means a host of animals looking to carve out a reputation for themselves as accurate predictors of match results. These creatures...
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N.S. researcher uncovers method that could help golfers improve their game

N.S. researcher uncovers method that could help golfers improve their game

Sasho Mackenzie has nothing against tradition. But as a scratch golfer, and sports professor at Nova Scotia’s St. Francis Xavier University, MacKenzie doesn’t like old ways standing in the way of progress. “There are a lot of uncovered ideas that...
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‘I want my brain fixed’: Former NHL enforcer Nick Boynton talks depression, addiction

‘I want my brain fixed’: Former NHL enforcer Nick Boynton talks depression, addiction

A former NHL enforcer is speaking out about what he says is a dangerous culture in the league that leaves players open to brain damage, mental illness and substance abuse. Nick Boynton, formerly a defenceman with the Boston Bruins, Philadelphia...
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Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona says Canada doesn’t deserve to host World Cup

Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona says Canada doesn’t deserve to host World Cup

Former Argentine footballer Diego Maradona said he did not like the decision that Mexico, Canada and the United States will host the 2026 World Cup, decrying the lack of passion in the countries. Story continues below FIFA decided on Wednesday...
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The 2026 FIFA World Cup will be held in 3 separate countries — expect this to happen again

The 2026 FIFA World Cup will be held in 3 separate countries — expect this to happen again

For the first time ever, the FIFA World Cup will be held in not one, not two, but three separate countries — and experts predict future World Cups will likely be held across national borders as well. The 2026 FIFA...
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Achilles the psychic cat picks Russia to win first match of 2018 World Cup

Achilles the psychic cat picks Russia to win first match of 2018 World Cup

Who do you think will win the home-opener of the 2018 World Cup? According to Achilles the cat, it’s Russia. The home team will play Saudi Arabia on Thursday in Moscow. READ MORE: Canada, U.S. and Mexico will host 2026...
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5 things to know as FIFA votes on whether Canada will host 2026 World Cup

5 things to know as FIFA votes on whether Canada will host 2026 World Cup

On Wednesday, FIFA will announce whether or not Canada will co-host the 2026 World Cup. We would share the hosting duties with the U.S. and Mexico — if team North America wins, it would be the first time three countries...
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Erik Karlsson’s wife alleges partner of Sens forward conducted campaign of harassment

Erik Karlsson’s wife alleges partner of Sens forward conducted campaign of harassment

OTTAWA – The wife of Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson has filed an order of protection against the girlfriend of one of Karlsson’s teammates, alleging harassment and cyberbullying. In an application for a peace bond filed May 4 in an...
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