Category: Canadian Sports

Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold scores winner in Champions League debut

In the absence of unsettled playmaker Philippe Coutinho, Liverpool turned to an 18-year-old right back making his European debut for some set-piece magic in its Champions League playoff win against Hoffenheim on Tuesday. Trent Alexander-Arnold didn’t disappoint. Talked up at Anfield as a potential star of the future, Alexander-Arnold curled in a free kick from…

Raiders’ Lynch sits during anthem in preseason game

Bob Baum, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Aug 13, 2017 , Last Updated: 10:18 AM ET GLENDALE, Ariz. — In his first game in an Oakland Raider uniform, Marshawn Lynch didn’t play a down. Yet he provided the most vivid image of the night, sitting for the national anthem before the Raiders’ 20-10 preseason loss to the…

Eskimos roll past Redblacks to stay undefeated

OTTAWA—Quarterback Mike Reilly and receiver Chris Getzlaf showed why the Edmonton Eskimos are the only undefeated team in the CFL this season with a pair of plays in the fourth quarter. Reilly found Getzlaf in the end zone for an eight-yard touchdown pass and then ran in the two-point conversion himself for the final score…

Female soccer players accused of being boys after short haircuts

Despite their age, the three young girls have heard it all. They’ve been called boys when they show up at the soccer field. They’ve been heckled and ridiculed, with even referees questioning what they’re doing on a girls’ soccer team. It’s because of their hair. The three girls, who play on a Madison, Wis., under-11…

Canadian Drouin out for world high jump showdown

LONDON—More bad news for Canada at the world track and field championships. Derek Drouin, the reigning world and Olympic champion in high jump, withdrew Saturday with an Achilles tendon injury. “I knew I was dealing with an injury that would make my chances of competing come down to the wire,” Drouin said in a statement.…