• The Canadian Press

    Zapata double helps Torino beat misfiring Atalanta in Serie A

    TURIN, Italy (AP) — Torino moved into the top half of Serie A after beating visiting Atalanta 3-0 on Monday. Atalanta, winless in its last four league games, remained eighth, one point ahead of Torino, which moved up to 10th. Atalanta beat the home side on its last four visits to the Olympic stadium but Torino took the lead midway through the first half. Duván Zapata reacted quickest to a low cross from the left and, with the defense static, he had time to twist and fire in a low shot. Antonio S

  • The Canadian Press

    US players are excited about a fresh start under new coach Emma Hayes after a difficult year

    Although Emma Hayes hasn't yet assumed her new role as coach of the U.S. women's national team, she's been involved behind the scenes as the team wraps up a turbulent year and looks forward to an eventful 2024. Hayes is currently coaching Chelsea in the Women's Super League and won't join the United States until May, a short time before the Americans play in the Paris Olympics. She visited the team last week as they prepared for a pair of exhibition matches against China. The U.S. defeated the S

  • The Canadian Press

    Canada captain Christine Sinclair: As special off the field as she is on it

    VANCOUVER — Appointed head coach of the Canadian women's soccer team in October 1999, Even Pellerud recalls essentially being handed a blank piece of paper. "It was a baby program. It was really nothing to inherit," he said. So after arriving in Canada from his native Norway in early 2000, he left his family in Toronto to scout talent. With help from local coaches, he had three practice games set up in three cities. One player immediately caught his eye at the game in Vancouver. "On the right si

  • The Canadian Press

    Copa América semifinals in New Jersey and Charlotte, among 14 U.S. cities hosting next summer

    ATLANTA (AP) — Fourteen U.S. cities will play host to Copa América next summer, with the semifinals at East Rutherford, New Jersey, and Charlotte, North Carolina, ahead of the July 14 championship in Miami Gardens, Florida. The governing bodies of South America and of North and Central America and the Caribbean made the announcement Monday, filling in the cities that will be part of the 16-team tournament. The quarterfinals will be held July 4 at NRG Stadium in Houston; July 5 at AT&T Stadium in