TFC burning questions: Where does Chapman go from here?

Some burning questions came to my mind after Toronto FC’s 1-1 draw against the Colorado Rapids at home on Saturday night… Was this a missed opportunity by TFC? Oh my, yes it was. Toronto came into this contest sporting one of the best home records in Major League Soccer, having won its previous seven games at BMO Field, where it is undefeated this season. Colorado, meanwhile, is one of the worst road clubs in the league – before Saturday the Rapids lost all seven of their away matches this MLS campaign, and lost eight in a row dating back to 2016. Jay Chapman’s first MLS goal in the sixth minute… Read More

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Vancouver Canadians win Northwest League first-division pennant

The Vancouver Canadians are going back to the playoffs. The C’s held off a late surge from the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes Saturday night in Keizer, Ore., and recorded a 7-6 victory that clinched them the Northwest League’s North Division first-half pennant. The Northwest League splits its 76-game schedule into two halves. The two-round, best-of-three playoffs are slated to start Sept. 5. The C’s, who are the Toronto Blue Jays’ short-season, single-A affiliate, won three straight Northwest League crowns from 2011-13. They lost in the league final in 2014. Last year, Vancouver put together its worst record since joining the Northwest League in 2000, with a combined 29-45 mark. For comparison, the… Read More

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Jordan Eberle gets the Oilers’ band back together at his wedding

While Jordan Eberle’s seven years with the Edmonton Oilers have come to an end, he isn’t done making memories in Alberta. Eberle tied the knot with now-wife Lauren Rodych and the newlyweds brought the old band back together… literally. Name your fav oiler/former oiler slash karaoke party. #becomingmrseberle A post shared by Dean Van De Walle (@dvandewalle) on Jul 22, 2017 at 9:41pm PDT Along with the group of current and former Oilers, country star Brett Kissel took the stage and even shared a song with the bride and groom. Congratulations Lauren and Jordan! #becomingmrseberle A post shared by Karen Rodych-Roberts (@kr2_designs) on Jul 22, 2017 at 11:18pm PDT To… Read More

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BYU expecting ‘special’ season in Year 2 under Sitake

PROVO — As BYU enters its second year under coach Kalani Sitake, and its seventh year as an independent, the Cougars are, as always, looking to put together a blockbuster season. BYU hasn’t posted double-digit wins since 2011. Starting with 2012, the Cougars have won either eight or nine games every year. With another schedule front-loaded with high-profile opponents, they’ll have another chance to make a big splash in September. BYU opens fall camp Thursday. “We want this year to be a special year and we feel that it can be,” said junior quarterback Tanner Mangum. “But we’ve got to work hard to make sure it happens. The strength and… Read More

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Westworld's Season 2 Trailer Is Blood-Drenched, So Brace Yourself

Comic-Con has descended on San Diego and given us the gift of the first look at season 2 of Westworld. While we have to wait until 2018 for the second season of HBO’s hit show about a futuristic theme park to drop, we can now view the trailer and man, it’s a doozy. While the first season was punctuated by a large amount of sexual violence, the second seems to be full of straight up violence, blood, and gore. Basically, the trailer is filled with dead bodies. It opens with bloody footprints on the music sheet of a player piano and continues with images of various hosts looking around at… Read More

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The 10 US states where kids are most at risk of ‘stolen childhoods’

On May 31, a day recognized as Children’s Day in the US, international NGO Save the Children released its “End of Childhood Index 2017.” Using eight criteria, including factors like childhood mortality and rates of child labor, the organization ranked the best and worst places for kids to grow up around the world. Now it has released the complement to the global list: a state-by-state ranking of where US kids are at risk for “stolen childhoods,” or being forced to grow up quickly due to intensely negative life factors. Save the Children measured each state according to five childhood “enders”: mortality rates, food insecurity rates, delayed high school graduation rates,… Read More

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Philipp Lahm voted Germany’s top player in his final season

BERLIN — Former Germany and Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm has been voted the country’s top player for the first time in his final season before retiring. The 33-year-old Lahm, who ended his playing career in May, topped the poll of sports journalists by Kicker magazine. Lahm was honoured for helping Bayern to a fifth successive Bundesliga success, giving the defender eight titles overall. In an illustrious career, Lahm also won the Champions League once, the German Cup six times and led Germany to World Cup glory in 2014. Kicker says Lahm received 242 votes, 50 more than Toni Kroos, who helped Real Madrid to the Champions League and Spanish… Read More

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These tips will make your summer road trip more fun

In much of the USA, school’s out for the summer and vacation plans are in full swing. With gas prices still at low levels, Americans are going to be taking to the road for trips both short and long. That means getting the car in shape for the rigors of travel. Here are some tips that will make your summer roadtrip a breeze: SEE ALSO: VW used a simple technology to solve the problem of dirty backup cameras Oil change time. I usually change my oil twice a year, in the spring and fall, but summer is always a good time to check your oil levels and get some fresh… Read More

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‘Dunkirk’ rules the weekend box office while ‘Valerian’ bombs

Warner Bros. is having one heck of a summer. Its latest movie from the DC Comics Extended Universe franchise, “Wonder Woman,” has surpassed Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” for the top-grossing title of the summer, and now Christopher Nolan’s latest ambitious film for the studio, “Dunkirk,” has won this weekend’s box office — and exceeded all expectations in the process. Taking on an estimated $50.5 million domestically, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the intimate war epic proves that dramatic titles catered for the 30-year-old and older crowd (and Harry Styles fans) can earn coin within the blockbuster-filled summer slate. Playing on over 3,700 screens, and fueled by the… Read More

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