France-Croatia final caps a thrilling World Cup from Russia

Once again, yet another soccer World Cup went by so fast. The final goes in Moscow between France and Croatia. The games Croatia have been involved in have been particularly thrilling, with Croatia going to penalties with Denmark, and then going to penalties against Russia, and then beating England in extra time to advance to…

Valencia-Cosmos update

I am currently tuned in to audio feed of the Valencia-Cosmos game online and following what is going on with the match updates on the Cosmos website. I guess the audio is not in Spanish after all, but Valencian. No wonder I can’t comprehend it, then. Honestly, folks, it sounds like the Sask. fans are…

Life in Sask.: Soccer takes over Mosaic Stadium, Regina

Welcome to an increasingly rare “Life in Saskatchewan” post. Obviously, the big story today is supposed to be “Soccer Day in Saskatchewan” as Valencia CF takes on New York Cosmos in an “international friendly” at the new Mosaic Stadium.  I wonder whether there is any real excitement out there for this game. Seriously, all the…

To sports fans still in football withdrawal: MLS returns tonight!

Ahem, Major League Soccer is back. Portland hosts expansion team Minnesota United tonight and there is a big slate of games tomorrow. That’s good, this league ought to be good “NFL replacement programming” to keep me occupied until the major league baseball season starts. Also, I suppose Canadians should be excited about the prospects of…

This is it! Toronto FC vs. Seattle Sounders today for the MLS Cup!

Tonight is the night for the most important soccer game on Canadian soil in years — the MLS Cup final between Seattle Sounders and the host Toronto FC. Seeing the pundits gauge the fan reaction has been interesting. I read this piece in the Guardian that basically treated MLS as if it were fighting for…

News from Latin America dominates the News from Nowhere

I still have my recent trip to Mexico on the brain in this edition of News from Nowhere. Of course, the main news that broke while I was in Cancun had nothing to do with Mexico. It was all about Cuba and the death of Fidel Castro. I am listening to his funeral coverage right now….

Iceland for the win at #Euro2016! They play France tomorrow.

This year’s Cinderella story at Euro2016 is obviously Iceland. The country barely has any people, just over 300,000 of them, and is best known as a popular layover for people taking cheap Icelandair flights to Europe. But they can obviously play soccer there.  The play of the national team has been so good that they…

Today, a Triple Crown-winning edition of Sports News from Nowhere

Welcome again to Sports News from Nowhere — so named because I am located nowhere near any of these sports going on. Such as Belmont Park, New York, where American Pharoah had his date with destiny on Saturday afternoon and ended 37 years of misery for the race fans there. They showed scenes of the…

Sepp Blatter finally walks the FIFA plank today

That didn’t take long, did it?  Embattled FIFA president Sepp Blatter announced today he will be resigning. This is just four days after he was re-elected President of this scandal-ridden organization.  Good. This sport of soccer was on the brink of tearing itself apart if nothing was done about his leadership, with all this recent…

The Premier League is back!!!

Yes, after an off-season that lasted, oh, a few days, the soccer season is back on! A look at the new Barclays Premier League campaign here. And here.

As usual, the finale of the World Cup comes way too soon

A month of lost productivity at work comes to a sudden end this afternoon as Germany and Argentina play at Maracana Stadium in Rio for the World Cup to wrap the tournament in Brazil. That’s right, the home countries of the last two Popes are going head-to-head. Both Francis and Benedict XVI ought to get…

More TSN recovery news: deal inked for 90 MLS games

Keeping you updated on TSN’s ongoing efforts to fill the void now that national NHL rights are gone to Rogers — they have announced they will air 90 MLS soccer games this season. 34 Whitecaps, 23 Toronto FC, 12 Montreal Impact, and 25 US matchups. Keeping in mind the games featuring two Canadian teams head…

FOX SPORTS 1 LAUNCHES ON A BUSY WEEKEND FOR SPORTS FANS

Well, the momentous occasion has finally arrived: the launch happens for Fox Sports 1 tomorrow as they begin their quest to take down ESPN. No doubt, they should benefit by attracting plenty of broadcasting talent who might be repelled by the thought of living in dull and boring Bristol, Connecticut. On board are such famed and heavily-promoted sportscasters as…

WIGAN ATHLETIC: FROM CHAMPS TO CHUMPS IN THREE DAYS

If there’s a group of fans who feel about as bad as Toronto Maple Leafs fans do today, it’s the few, the proud, supporters of Wigan Athletic Football Club. Three days ago, they beat mighty Manchester City 1-0 to win the FA Cup — a game that cost the Man City manager his job. Today, though, Wigan…