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December 14, 2018 2:42 PM Spanish prosecutors file tax evasion charges against Shakira

MADRID—Spanish prosecutors are charging pop music star Shakira with tax evasion, alleging she failed to pay more than 14.5 million euros ($16.3 million U.S.) between 2012 and 2014. The charges published Friday allege Shakira listed the Bahamas as her official residence for tax purposes during those years but was in fact living in Spain with her partner 8

December 10, 2018 9:49 PM Toronto FC sets stage for player acquisition in allocation deal with San Jose

Major League Soccer uses the allocation process as its way of acquiring select U.S. internationals, elite youth U.S. internationals or former MLS players returning to MLS after joining a non-MLS club for a transfer fee greater than $500,000. The allocation ranking is set by taking the reverse order of the club’s standings at the end of each MLS Season 7

December 3, 2018 3:46 PM Mark Hughes sacked as Southampton manager

Southampton, which has been in the Premier League since 2012, is paying the price for having its squad slowly dismantled by the country’s richest clubs each off-season. The club’s envied academy system — which brought through players like Gareth Bale, Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Luke Shaw — and scouting strategy meant Southampton has been one of English 10

November 30, 2018 5:13 PM Canadian Joe Fletcher voted Major League Soccer assistant referee of the year

Alan Kelly, slated to officiate this year’s MLS Cup, was voted referee of the year for the third time in four years. The awards were announced by Major League Soccer and the Professional Referee Organization. Fletcher, who worked the 2014 and ‘18 World Cups, reached a milestone with his 100th MLS match on Aug. 25. His resume also includes two MLS Cups (2014, 2016), CONCACAF 13

November 29, 2018 9:07 PM The week that was: A girl named Abcde gets mocked, and a ping-pong miracle shot is for naught

MOCKED: A Texas girl by a Southwest Airlines employee. Traci Redford told a TV station (an ABC affiliate ...) her 5-year-old was made fun of for her name, and a gate agent even posted a picture of the daughter’s boarding pass on social media. The name is Abcde, pronounced “ab-si-dee.” Southwest apologized. PRAISED: An egg hoarder. As a child, his lawyer 14

November 27, 2018 9:06 PM Three Canadian soccer players among semifinalists for MAC Hermann Trophy

KANSAS CITY, MO.— Three Canadians have made the list of semifinalists for the 2018 MAC Hermann Trophy, awarded annually to the top men’s and women’s U.S. college soccer players. North Vancouver defender Alex Comsia, a senior at North Carolina, and Victoria defender Callum Montgomery, a senior at the University of Charlotte, were among 15 men’s semifinalists 19

November 17, 2018 8:27 PM Millar at epicentre of Canadian soccer youthquake

The 19-year-old Canadian — born in Toronto, raised in Brampton — is a third-generation pro. Grandfather Malcolm plied his trade at Sunderland AFC on the northeastern coast of England. Dad Alan played for Charlton Athletic, southeast of London. Today, Millar is continuing that tradition with the under-23 side at Liverpool in northwestern England. When the rising 17

November 15, 2018 11:47 PM NFL provides University of Calgary $12M for concussions research

Emery says research will evaluate risk factors, look at how to predict recovery and gauge effectiveness of concussion prevention across multiple sports including hockey, rugby, football, lacrosse, wrestling, soccer, basketball, volleyball and cheerleading. “We will recruit over 6,000 high school students across 60 schools nationally and we will follow 13

October 15, 2018 9:35 PM Thanks to Doug Ford, the sky’s the limit for marijuana in Ontario

Come Wednesday, marijuana will waft across our parks, jogging trails and beaches with impunity. For better or for worse, the pungent odour will float in the open air — while weighing down our public spaces. If you have forgotten the stale aroma of cigar or pipe smoke in our past, brace yourself for a trip back in time as the smell of cannabis wends its way into your nostrils 23

October 14, 2018 11:13 PM Canadian women lock up World Cup soccer berth in style

The Canadian women’s soccer team booked its spot in next summer’s Women’s World Cup with a 7-0 win over Panama in Sunday’s CONCACAF Women’s Championship semifinal in Frisco, Texas. A six-goal second half, after captain Christine Sinclair opened the scoring the in 44th minute, ensured Canada will qualify for the seventh time in France next summer. Sinclair 22