• The Canadian Press

    Canada handles Honduras with ease, advances to CONCACAF Nations League semifinals

    TORONTO — Cyle Larin scored twice early as Canada advanced to the CONCACAF Nations League semifinals with a dominant 4-1 win over Honduras on Tuesday. Jonathan David and Jonathan Osorio added second-half goals for the 53rd-ranked Canadians, who controlled the game from the get-go. Jorge Benguchi scored a consolation goal for No. 81 Honduras. Canada (3-1-0) came into the contest knowing a draw would be enough to win Group C and advance to the tournament final four in Las Vegas in June. Honduras (

  • The Canadian Press

    Lionel Messi surpasses 100 career goals for Argentina

    SANTIAGO DEL ESTERO, Argentina (AP) — Lionel Messi scored a hat trick and surpassed 100 career goals for Argentina with three in the first half of Tuesday's international friendly against Curacao. The World Cup winners beat the Caribbean side 7-0 in their second match since clinching the trophy in December. The 35-year-old Messi opened the scoring against Curacao in the 20th minute with a right-foot shot from the edge of the box to reach the 100-goal milestone. Nico Gonzalez added another three

  • The Canadian Press

    Hervé Renard quits as Saudi Arabia's head coach

    Hervé Renard has quit as coach of Saudi Arabia's national team amid reports he is set to take over France's women's team. The Saudi national team on Tuesday said it had agreed to terminate Renard's contract, ending a four-year spell in charge that was highlighted by a win over eventual champion Argentina in the group stage of the World Cup in Qatar last year. The 54-year-old French coach did not announce his future plans but he thanked the Saudi people and said he was “very proud to have been ab