• The Canadian Press

    Hospitalized Pelé thanks fans during fight against cancer

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian soccer great Pelé thanked fans worldwide on Thursday for the well-wishes he's received since being admitted to a Sao Paulo hospital amid his fight against cancer. The 82-year-old Pelé, who had a colon tumor removed in September 2021, was hospitalized Tuesday to regulate his medication, his daughter said. Messages of support have poured in from around the world including from Brazil coach Tite at the World Cup in Qatar. “It’s always nice to receive positive messages lik

  • The Canadian Press

    Germany's soul-searching begins after another World Cup flop

    AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) — Another World Cup, another flop. Former soccer power Germany is facing another round of soul-searching after going out of the sport’s most important tournament at the first stage for the second time in a row. Germany’s players spoke afterward of good performances and missed chances — as they’ve done before. But no one had any real answers to the team’s problems. “There are 25 experts standing together here. You can all advise each other and then agree on a few details,” Tho

  • The Canadian Press

    McCormack, Da Silva Rondeau echo calls for a national judicial inquiry into sport

    Soccer player Ciara McCormack says she struggled with depression and suicidal ideation in the decade after she and others reported the abusive behaviour of coach Bob Birarda. "It was heavy, dark and everything felt hard. I hated returning to my hometown of Vancouver and I struggled to be around what I once loved the most, the sport of soccer," McCormack said, fighting back tears. The former Vancouver Whitecaps player, along with Olympic boxer Myriam Da Silva Rondeau, gave emotional testimony Thu