• The Canadian Press

    Real Sociedad without Méndez but with Oyarzabal for Champions League game at Inter Milan

    MADRID (AP) — Real Sociedad will make the trip to Inter Milan in the Champions League without Brais Méndez but with Mikel Oyarzabal. Sociedad can secure first place in Group D with a draw against Inter in Milan on Tuesday. Both teams are tied on 11 points from five matches, but the Spanish club is ahead on the tiebreaker. The group winner will be seeded in the round of 16 draw next Monday. Méndez, one of the team’s best players this season, broke his right forearm on Saturday in a 3-0 win at Vil

  • The Canadian Press

    1 in 5 players at Women's World Cup abused online, FIFA says

    ZURICH, Switzerland (AP) — Players at the Women's World Cup were 29% more likely to receive online abuse than those at the men's tournament in 2022, said a report published on Monday. One in five players (152) at the Women’s World Cup received “targeted discriminatory, abusive or threatening messaging,” according to FIFA and global players’ association FIFPRO. They released data from FIFA's Social Media Protection Service (SMPS), which tries to help shield players, teams and officials from onlin

  • The Canadian Press

    Empoli draws with Lecce in Serie A game of costly defensive errors

    ROME (AP) — Empoli drew at home to Lecce 1-1 and extended the visitor's winless run to 10 matches in Serie A on Monday. It was the fourth game in a row Lecce drew and it moved to 17 points, five ahead of Empoli, which sat one place above the relegation zone. It could have been different for Lecce after it took the lead in the 64th minute thanks to a goalkeeping error by Etrit Berisha. Zambian winger Lameck Banda tried his luck from almost 30 meters out, and although the shot appeared to pose lit

  • Kansas City Star

    Now 1st in the East, KC Comets hold big season goals: ‘Competing for a championship’

    The Kansas City Comets soccer team ranks first in the MASL Eastern Conference standings. Here’s an update on the squad.