Soccer TV woes, too much pucks and, yes, Raptors in the mailbag

Soccer TV woes, too much pucks and, yes, Raptors in the mailbag

Welcome to the last of our off-season mailbags, I’m impressed we kept it going all summer and I can’t wait for the “why doesn’t this guy play more?” and “why doesn’t this guy play less?” questions that’ll start next week.But have fun with this one and we’ll see how the start of the season unfolds […]

Canada hoops, some soccer and, of course, Biancamania

Canada hoops, some soccer and, of course, Biancamania

Kind of all over the map here today, which isn’t a bad thing at all. Maybe it’ll help everyone come down from Biancamania and an emotionally-exhausting Saturday. And a reminder that I might have misremembered the time of Monday’s Canada-Germany game to finish their run at the World Cup. It’s at 8 a.m. ET which […]

Brazil soccer star Neymar accused of rape in Paris

Brazil soccer star Neymar accused of rape in Paris

SAO PAULO — A woman has accused Brazil soccer star Neymar of raping her in Paris, according to a Sao Paulo police report seen by Reuters. Neymar’s representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The Globo website, which first reported the news, said that a representative for Neymar declined to comment, awaiting […]

Teen star Davies, coach Zambrano usher in new start for Canada soccer

Teen star Davies, coach Zambrano usher in new start for Canada soccer

Montreal Impact fans are used to seeing Anthony Jackson-Hamel come off the bench to score goals but now he’s doing it for Canada’s national team as well. Jackson-Hamel’s strike from 20 yards in the 87th minute, only seconds after teammate Junior Hoilett put a penalty shot off a post, lifted Canada to a 2-1 victory […]

Canadian women put on show for soccer fans

Some 40 minutes after Canada’s 6-0 demolition of Costa Rica on Sunday afternoon, young fans lined the west side of BMO Field for a chance to get close to their soccer idols. Squeals of joy escalated as the Canadian women neared, a reminder of just how high John Herdman’s team is regarded by the next […]