Follow our CNA LIFESTYLE page on Facebook for more trending stories and videosSINGAPORE: Looking back at the last four weeks as the World Cup Final between France and Croatia takes place this Sunday (Jul 15), one can say it’s been a tournament of a few surprises.England got so much further than anyone expected. Argentina and title- holders Germany shockingly got booted out in the group stages. Yet, sadly there are still some things that unsurprisingly never change: Sexism in football fandom.This writer was watching England beat Sweden during the quarter-finals at a house party when a male acquaintance started “mansplaining” the beautiful game to me.“You know why that’s a foul? Now, they are going to take a freekick. You know who is very well known for freekicks? The very handsome David Beckham,” he said to me, and only me - the lone girl on a couch full of men.“Eh, are you a real football fan or just watching because … [Read more...] about Why are female football fans still victims of sexism in 2018?
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By Steve Milton The Spectator Sun., June 10, 2018 HAMILTON—The scoreboard read as it so often has — a one-goal win for Germany — but there was another kind of victory here. The triumph of entertainment. You’d pay money to watch this kind of sporting spectacle and 22,826 did, cramming into Tim Hortons Field on a sunny, windy Sunday to see the Canadian women’s soccer team’s first game in their home country in six months. It was well-paced, skilled soccer between the 2016 Olympic champions, ranked third in the world, and the Canadians, who are right behind them at No. 4. The lightning strikes of the young German team prevailed 3-2 over the ball control of the more experienced, but still evolving, Canadian side. It was the 15th time the Germans have beaten the Canadians in 16 meetings and in six of the last seven games, the margin has been a single goal. Article Continued Below On Sunday, the Canucks inexplicably sagged early, … [Read more...] about Canadian women let one slip away against third-ranked Germans
By Neil Davidson The Canadian Press Tues., May 29, 2018 Kenneth Heiner-Moller makes his home debut as Canadian women’s soccer coach on June 10 against Olympic champion Germany. And the 47-year-old Dane is bringing his big guns to Hamilton’s Tim Hortons Field. In addition to captain Christine Sinclair and her 267 caps, Heiner-Moller has summoned four others who have a century or more national team appearances: goalkeeper Erin McLeod (116) and midfielders Desiree Scott (133), Sophie Schmidt (169) and Diana Matheson (194). Defenders Kadeisha Buchanan (76), Ashley Lawrence (61) and Allysha Chapman (51), midfielder Jessie Fleming (52) and goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe (50) all have 50 or more caps. The new face, at least to the public, is Heiner-Moller, who was an assistant to John Herman when the Canadian women won bronze at the 2016 Rio Olympics. He was elevated to the top job in January when Herdman took charge of the Canadian men’s program. A bundle of … [Read more...] about Canada to field veteran squad against Germany in women’s soccer friendly
caption James Dolan. source Getty Images Sports is often seen as a playground for the rich and famous. And that is certainly true when it comes to the NHL, where the wealthiest 23 men and women have a combined fortune of $89.92 billion. Using data from Forbes, Canadian Business, The Richest, and NHL salary information previously published on Business Insider, we have put together this list of the 23 richest billionaire NHL franchise owners in the United States and Canada. Here they are in ascending order. 20: Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis — net worth $1 billion source Reuters Ted Leonsis began his first business venture in 1981, when he was 25. He raised $1 million in seed capital for LIST, a technology magazine which he sold to Thomson Reuters for $40 million in 1984. In 1987 he formed Redgate Communications Corporation, which was acquired by AOL in 1994. He worked his way up to vice chairman at AOL. As the CEO of Monumental Sports & … [Read more...] about The 23 richest billionaire NHL franchise owners — and how they made their fortune