• The Canadian Press

    Fans ecstatic after Canada scores first-ever World Cup goal in do-or-die match

    TORONTO — Fans screamed, jumped out of their seats and embraced each other at a sold-out watch party in downtown Toronto as Alphonso Davies scored Canada's first-ever goal at the Men's World Cup on Sunday. The star winger and Bayern Munich player headed the ball home to give Canada a 1-0 lead over Croatia shortly after the first minute of the do-or-die game. Canada must win if it hopes to progress further in the tournament. Nearly a hundred fans at the west-end viewing, most donning Canada's red

  • The Canadian Press

    O'Neil appointed permanent manager at Bournemouth

    BOURNEMOUTH, England (AP) — Bournemouth announced the appointment of Gary O’Neil as its manager on a permanent basis on Sunday. O’Neil signed an initial 1 1/2 year deal with the option of a further 12-month extension. The 39-year-old O'Neil had been interim manager since Scott Parker was fired in August after Bournemouth lost 9-0 at Liverpool, which tied the record for the heaviest defeat in the Premier League’s 30-year history. O’Neil has overseen 11 league games in that time, with Bournemouth

  • The Canadian Press

    Alphonso Davies scores Canada's first-ever World Cup goal

    AL RAYYAN, Qatar — Alphonso Davies scored against Croatia on Sunday to give Canada its first-ever goal at the men's World Cup. A cross from Tajon Buchanan found Davies flying through the air and the Bayern Munich star headed it home to give Canada a 1-0 lead. Canada failed to score or secure a point in its first trip to the tournament in 1986, exiting after three first-round losses in Mexico. Consider that 2,548 goals in total were scored at the 21 previous World Cups, with 132 of those scored a