• The Canadian Press

    Barcelona sells more assets to clear Lewandowski for opener

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Working against the clock, Barcelona sold off even more of its club assets on Friday so it could meet the Spanish league’s financial rules and clear Robert Lewandowski and other summer signings to play in its season opener. The troubled Spanish club was only able to ensure that its star signing will be available against Rayo Vallecano on Saturday after it sold 24.5% of its Barça Studios production hub to Orpheus Media in a deal worth 100 million euros ($103 million). That

  • The Canadian Press

    Learning from past failures, PSG decides to look local

    PARIS (AP) — Known for splashing the cash on superstars, Paris Saint-Germain is changing its strategy as a 16-year-old midfielder became the youngest player in the club’s history. Warren Zaire-Emery impressed on tour in Japan last month, showing great composure and a smart reading of the game. PSG coach Christophe Galtier gave Zaire-Emery his French league debut against Clermont last week by sending him on for Italy international Marco Verratti in the 82nd minute. PSG won its league opener 5-0 a

  • The Canadian Press

    Olivia Moultrie proud of stand she took to play in NWSL

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — It's been a little more than a year since Olivia Moultrie signed with the Portland Thorns after suing to join the National Women's Soccer League at just 15 years old. For Moultrie, the lasting lesson of her legal odyssey is that women should have the same opportunities to reach the top tier of U.S. professional soccer as men — even if they're still teenagers. “The message was, first of all, that men and women should have equal opportunities. I was fighting for it because th

  • The Canadian Press

    Tudor starts at Marseille with 4-1 league win against Reims

    PARIS (AP) — Marseille coach Igor Tudor silenced his critics as his team beat Reims 4-1 in the French league on Sunday. Tudor was booed by fans when the stadium announcer read out his name. Tudor has big shoes to fill after replacing Argentine coach Jorge Sampaoli, who left Marseille this summer reportedly because of a disagreement with the club’s recruitment strategy. The hosts took the lead in the 13th minute when Reims defender Wout Faes turned a cross from new signing Jonathan Clauss into hi