• Stephane Labbe's gutsy performance lifts Canada's women into Olympic semifinal
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    Stephane Labbe's gutsy performance lifts Canada's women into Olympic semifinal

    Goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe's comeback performance in penalties rescued Canada from the jaws of defeat, teeing up a semifinal showdown with the Americans.

  • Even with no fans, penalty pressure causes best to miss
    The Canadian Press

    Even with no fans, penalty pressure causes best to miss

    TOKYO (AP) — Just what is it about penalties that even the most prolific of scorers, like Netherlands striker Vivianne Miedema, cannot get the ball in the net? A blunt expletive was her agonizing initial response through the raw pain minutes after the Olympic quarterfinal shootout loss to the United States on Friday. “I’m just gutted to be honest,” Miedema said, gathering her thoughts despite having scored 10 goals in this year's Olympic soccer tournament. “It doesn’t help me whatsoever. It does

  • With legendary core on its way out, USWNT will need guile to win gold in Tokyo
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    With legendary core on its way out, USWNT will need guile to win gold in Tokyo

    If the USWNT is going to win gold in Tokyo, it's going to take strategy and duct tape. Their place in history is secure, but this isn't the same youthful team that won multiple World Cups and an Olympic gold.