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Jun 2, 2015

Canada hope to turn home advantage into World Cup glory

By Steve Keating

(Reuters) – Tremendous support and a familiarity with playing on artificial turf give Canada an edge at the Women’s World Cup but the hosts will need to find a way to cope with sky-high expectations that come with staging the tournament.

Having now qualified for six consecutive World Cups and taken bronze at the 2012 London Olympics there is plenty of optimism in Canada that the hosts have a legitimate shot at reaching the July 5 final in Vancouver.

Jun 2, 2015

Soccer-Canada hope to turn home advantage into World Cup glory

June 2 (Reuters) – Tremendous support and a familiarity with playing on artificial turf give Canada an edge at the Women’s World Cup but the hosts will need to find a way to cope with sky-high expectations that come with staging the tournament.

Having now qualified for six consecutive World Cups and taken bronze at the 2012 London Olympics there is plenty of optimism in Canada that the hosts have a legitimate shot at reaching the July 5 final in Vancouver.

May 30, 2015

The show goes on in Canada despite FIFA crisis

HAMILTON, Ontario (Reuters) – Despite the storm raging in world soccer, the show must go on and Canada and England met in a women’s friendly in front of a passionate sellout crowd on Friday that offered hope the game can survive its latest crisis.

Deflated and weary from a week of shocking scandals triggered by a U.S. investigation into allegations of rampant corruption, fans tuned out the controversy and slipped into national team jerseys, filling Tim Horton Field and soaking up the passion of two teams preparing for the Women’s World Cup that will kick off in Edmonton on June 6.

May 30, 2015

Soccer-The show goes on in Canada despite FIFA crisis

HAMILTON, Ontario, May 29 (Reuters) – Despite the storm raging in world soccer, the show must go on and Canada and England met in a women’s friendly in front of a passionate sellout crowd on Friday that offered hope the game can survive its latest crisis.

Deflated and weary from a week of shocking scandals triggered by a U.S. investigation into allegations of rampant corruption, fans tuned out the controversy and slipped into national team jerseys, filling Tim Horton Field and soaking up the passion of two teams preparing for the Women’s World Cup that will kick off in Edmonton on June 6.

May 27, 2015

FIFA tremors rattle Women’s World Cup

By Steve Keating

(Reuters) – Women’s World Cup officials and sponsors expressed concern over the corruption scandal swirling around world soccer’s governing body on Wednesday while trying to keep the focus on the global showcase that kicks off in 10 days across Canada.

Tremors from the arrest in Switzerland of seven of FIFA’s most powerful figures on corruption charges reached across the Atlantic, rattling the build-up to the World Cup, but did not shake confidence in the Canadian Soccer Association’s ability to stage a successful tournament that begins on June 6 in Edmonton.

May 27, 2015

Soccer-FIFA tremors rattle Women’s World Cup

May 27 (Reuters) – Women’s World Cup officials and sponsors expressed concern over the corruption scandal swirling around world soccer’s governing body on Wednesday while trying to keep the focus on the global showcase that kicks off in 10 days across Canada.

Tremors from the arrest in Switzerland of seven of FIFA’s most powerful figures on corruption charges reached across the Atlantic, rattling the build-up to the World Cup, but did not shake confidence in the Canadian Soccer Association’s ability to stage a successful tournament that begins on June 6 in Edmonton.

May 24, 2015

Indy 500 brings Montoya’s career full circle

INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) – A nomadic motor racing career went full circle when Juan Pablo

Montoya returned to Victory Lane at the Brickyard on Sunday, 15 well-traveled years after the Colombian won his first Indianapolis 500.

May 24, 2015

Motor racing-Indy 500 brings Montoya’s career full circle

INDIANAPOLIS, May 24 (Reuters) – A nomadic motor racing career went full circle when Juan Pablo Montoya returned to Victory Lane at the Brickyard on Sunday, 15 well-travelled years after the Colombian won his first Indianapolis 500.

Much has changed since a brash 24-year-old arrived at the sprawling oval in 2000 and won the Indy 500 in his debut.

May 24, 2015

Stirring charge gives Montoya second Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) – Colombian Juan Pablo Montoya came from the back of the pack and outran his team mate over the closing laps to the win the 99th Indianapolis 500 for a second time on Sunday.

Montoya, who won his Indy 500 debut in 2000, survived an early collision that forced him into the pits and dropped him to 30th place before mounting a stirring charge and storming to a one-car length win

May 24, 2015

Motor racing-Stirring charge gives Montoya second Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS, May 24 (Reuters) – Colombian Juan Pablo Montoya came from the back of the pack and outran his team mate over the closing laps to the win the 99th Indianapolis 500 for a second time on Sunday.

Montoya, who won his Indy 500 debut in 2000, survived an early collision that forced him into the pits and dropped him to 30th place before mounting a stirring charge and storming to a one-car length win