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September 19, 2018 7:17 PM U.S. Supreme Court candidate Brett Kavanaugh thrives by mixing sports and politics

Last week Christine Blasey Ford gave an interview to the Washington Post alleging that Brett Kavanaugh, the U.S. Supreme Court nominee now undergoing confirmation hearings in the U.S. senate, sexually assaulted her at a house party when they were both teenagers. Ford, a psychology professor at Palo Alto University, has been invited to testify before 7

September 15, 2018 3:56 PM ‘We have to move forward:’ Humboldt station hires new play-by-play voice

HUMBOLDT, SASK.—A plan to bring hockey broadcasters in from across the country to call Humboldt Broncos games this season will not go ahead. Instead, local radio station CHBO Bolt FM has hired an up-and-coming Winnipeg broadcaster to take over for Tyler Bieber, its play-by-play voice who was killed along with 15 others in last April’s Broncos bus crash 12

September 4, 2018 2:10 PM Nike decides a Kaepernick deal is worth the backlash

The backlash started just hours after Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who sparked controversy for kneeling during the national anthem, tweeted that he’s starring in Nike’s iconic “Just Do It” ad campaign. Following the announcement, the hashtags #BoycottNike and #JustBurnIt started trending on Twitter. Some angry consumers 12

August 30, 2018 6:18 PM Michigan St. says NCAA cleared school of rules violations in Nassar scandal

Nassar pleaded guilty to assaulting girls and women while working as a campus sports doctor for Michigan State athletes and gymnasts in the region. Separately, the university says the NCAA found no violations in how the football and basketball teams responded to assault allegations against players. Beekman’s statement was released Thursday, the same day former 8

August 25, 2018 11:50 PM Ronaldo blanked in his Juventus home debut

TURIN, ITALY—Two games, zero goals. Cristiano Ronaldo is finding life in Serie A harder than he might have expected. The Portugal forward again drew a blank as Juventus beat Lazio 2-0 on Saturday thanks to goals from Miralem Pjanic and Mario Mandzukic. Ronaldo left Real Madrid in the off-season in a Serie A-record $131.5-million (U.S.) deal, but has yet to fully 12

August 15, 2018 10:52 PM Maryland focuses on safety at practice after football player’s death

Head coach DJ Durkin was placed on administrative leave Saturday after McNair’s death and a subsequent ESPN report revealing that coaches bullied players. While making a point not to criticize Durkin, Canada insisted that the players are in good spirits as they work toward the Sept. 1 opener against Texas in Landover, Maryland. “Our culture right now is awesome 12

August 8, 2018 8:53 PM Browns’ Baker Mayfield spikes nerves as NFL spotlight awaits

CLEVELAND—Baker Mayfield played on a big stage at Oklahoma, so he’s not scared of stepping onto football’s biggest one. The Browns rookie quarterback — and perhaps their QB of the future — will make his NFL exhibition debut Thursday night as Cleveland visits the New York Giants in a game that will feature the top two overall picks in this year’s draft 17

August 3, 2018 4:53 PM Influential coach Bev Priestman leaves Canada Soccer

Bev Priestman, a key coaching figure in Canadian women’s soccer, is leaving the program to become an assistant coach with the English women’s team. England’s Football Association said Priestman, an English native, will serve as head coach Phil Neville’s No. 2 with the Lionesses. Priestman’s many roles in Canada Soccer included director of the so-called 16

July 12, 2018 5:46 PM Fiat workers call for strike after owner buys Cristiano Ronaldo

Spanish soccer giant Real Madrid Football Club agreed on July 10 to transfer five-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo to Juventus after he asked to leave. Juventus will pay 100 million euros ($117 million) for the move and another 12 million euros in additional fees to sign the player to a four-year contract, the club said in a statement. The Agnelli family 18

July 11, 2018 3:34 PM World Cup organizing committee chairman laments apparent lack of fans for semis, final

Travel agents have reported a late surge of interest from fans in Britain and Croatia, although getting match tickets and visas could be tricky. Arkady Dvorkovich says “The teams that had most fans in Russia left early. Latin American teams, Germany, some other teams left, and we’re left in the semifinals with the teams that have the least number of supporters 17