English soccer star Wayne Rooney signs with MLS’s D.C. United

By Stephen WhynoThe Associated Press Thu., June 28, 2018 WASHINGTON—Wayne Rooney is coming to Major League Soccer with D.C. United, the latest star to take his talents across the pond to the United States. Rooney follows the lead of Swede Zlatan Ibrahimovic and retired countryman David Beckham by leaving Europe for MLS later in their […]

The newest way to check the time: on your wrist

If Stacy Crawford wants to know the time, she — like many others — pulls out her phone. But in the Eaton Centre’s Michael Kors shop, she points to the case of large-faced wristwatches. “I like the look of these. It’s jewelry. I suppose if I had one, I could make myself do this,” says […]

Former Canadian ’keeper Karina LeBlanc has bigger goals in mind

Former Canadian women’s national team goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc laughs when asked how it is that she retired from professional soccer three years ago but seems more involved in the game than ever. “It’s been crazy,” she said. “It’s been about reinventing who I am. I knew myself as Karina LeBlanc the soccer player, but what […]

Palestinian teen activist Ahed al-Tamimi released from Israeli prison

By Erin CunninghamThe Washington Post Sun., July 29, 2018 NABI SALEH, WEST BANK—Palestinian youth activist Ahed al-Tamimi was released from an Israeli prison on Sunday after serving an eight-month sentence on assault and incitement charges and arrived home to a hero’s welcome. Tamimi, whose December arrest drew international attention, tearfully embraced relatives as a crowd […]