• The Canadian Press

    Rashford defends his commitment to Man United, asks critics to show 'more humanity'

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Marcus Rashford fired back at critics who have questioned his commitment to Manchester United amid a disappointing season and the forward suggested on Thursday that he's judged more critically than other players. The England international has scored just five goals so far this season — after a career-high 30 last campaign — and has come under scrutiny off the field. Rashford reportedly went to a Belfast nightclub in late January before missing the next day's training b

  • The Canadian Press

    Osvaldo Alonso retires after 15 years in MLS, 10 of those seasons with the Seattle Sounders

    SEATTLE (AP) — Osvaldo Alonso was never a star in the traditional sense despite being one of the most feared players in Major League Soccer during his 15-year career. A four-time MLS All-Star and Seattle's all-time leader in appearances during the MLS era, Osvaldo retired Thursday after signing a ceremonial one-day contract with the Sounders. Nicknamed “The Honey Badger” for his aggressive style of play, Alonso was one of the top defensive midfielders during his career even though he rarely scor

  • The Canadian Press

    Brothers Iñaki and Nico Williams lead Athletic Bilbao to Copa final with rout of Atletico Madrid

    MADRID (AP) — Brothers Iñaki and Nico Williams teamed up with goals and assists to each other as Athletic Bilbao defeated Atletico Madrid 3-0 to reach its third Copa del Rey final in five seasons on Thursday. Gorka Guruzeta also scored for Athletic as it advanced 4-0 on aggregate after having won the first leg 1-0 in Madrid three weeks ago. The Basque Country club will play the April 6 final in Seville against Mallorca, which eliminated Athletic rival Real Sociedad on penalties on Tuesday. There

  • The Canadian Press

    The Portland Timbers have dropped their jersey sponsor

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Timbers have dropped their jersey sponsor, DaBella Exteriors, after just over three months. The team announced that it was immediately terminating its deal with the Hillsboro, Oregon, home-improvement contractor after court documents connected to a former DaBella employee's lawsuit became public. The Oregonian published a report this week on the lawsuit filed by former DaBella chief financial officer Lowell “Greg” Swartz, who claimed he was never paid the money