• The Independent

    Chelsea manager Emma Hayes responds to Joey Barton’s comments on women in football media

    Chelsea manager Emma Hayes has responded to Joey Barton’s comments on women working in men’s football. The former midfielder was heavily criticised for comments he made on social media suggesting that women “shouldn’t be talking with any kind of authority” on the men’s game. Hayes hit back at the comments during her press conference on Friday 8 December, ahead of Chelsea’s fixture against Arsenal.

  • The Canadian Press

    Nto scores 11th goal of the season and Notre Dame beats Oregon State to reach College Cup final

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Eno Nto scored his 11th goal of the season, Bryan Dowd recorded his 11th shutout of the season and No. 2 Notre Dame beat unranked and shorthanded Oregon State 1-0 on Friday to reach the College Cup championship game for the first time since 2013. Notre Dame (13-2-6), which has lost once since September, will play Clemson in the national championship game on Monday. The Irish, making their third College Cup appearance, lost to eventual national champion Clemson in 2021, and

  • The Canadian Press

    US and Mexico submit joint bid to host 2027 Women's World Cup

    CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. Soccer Federation and Mexico Football Federation submitted a joint bid Friday to host the 2027 Women’s World Cup, competing against an expected proposal from Brazil and a joint Germany-Netherlands-Belgium plan. No proposed stadiums were announced by the USSF and Mexico’s governing body. The USSF said the bid envisioned taking advantage of efficiencies from the 2026 men’s World Cup, which will be co-hosted by the U.S., Mexico and Canada. “The U.S. and Mexico are in a uniqu

  • The Canadian Press

    Andema records 4th straight shutout of the NCAA Tournament and Clemson advances past West Virginia

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Shawn Smart scored his second goal of the season, Joseph Andema recorded his fourth straight shutout of the NCAA Tournament and No. 9 seed Clemson advanced to its sixth national championship match in school history with a 1-0 victory over No. 5 West Virginia on Friday night. Clemson (14-3-5) has reached the championship game for the second time in three seasons — after winning the trophy in 2021. Last Saturday, the Tigers downed Stanford 2-0 to earn the program’s 10th Coll