Hockey dispute in Canada: Are young players employees?

Posted by - November 8, 2018

TORONTO (AP) — The commissioner of the Ontario Hockey League believes the players are there for the love of the game and should not be paid. It appears the Ontario government agrees. Commissioner David Branch has written to the provincial government, The Canadian Press reports. He wants the league’s 425 players to remain amateurs and

Young Liverpool fan left in tears after Mohamed Salah hands him his shirt after Reds’ Premier League win over Southampton

Posted by - September 23, 2018

HERO The boy couldn’t believe his luck after Salah – who scored in the Reds’ 3-0 win – gave him his shirt Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah appears to have his mojo back after scoring during Liverpool’s 3-0 victory over Southampton on Saturday. However, his actions after the game eclipsed his good work on the pitch. Salah

Aberdeen sign young Manchester United striker James Wilson on season-long loan

Posted by - August 13, 2018

dons do deal The 22-year-old was once heralded as one of English football’s brightest talents but has seen his career stall Manchester United striker James Wilson has moved to Aberdeen on a season-long loan. The 22-year-old will fill the gap in Derek McInnes’ squad left after Adam Rooney’s switch to Salford over the summer. England

The Wisdom of Jana Novotna Lives On in a Young Czech Player

Posted by - July 10, 2018

WIMBLEDON, England — Jana Novotna sobbed on the shoulder of the Duchess of Kent at Wimbledon 25 years ago. Novotna had held a 4-1, 40-30 lead in the third set of the 1993 final against Steffi Graf, and let her emotions flow freely as she accepted the runner-up plate. Five years later, when Novotna won

David Quinn Comes to the Rangers With a Gift for Developing Young Players

Posted by - May 24, 2018

For the last three years, David Quinn, the men’s hockey coach at Boston University, hardly ever let up on Jordan Greenway, one of his star players. Jordan, move your feet. Jordan, get the puck down low. Jordan, stop lagging. Jordan, watch your grades. Then, in April, after Greenway had signed with the Minnesota Wild after

Young Swimmers May Have to Wait to Dress Like Katie Ledecky

Posted by - May 11, 2018

The baggy suit worn by Yein Tahk, the 8-year-old girl at the California meet, retails for $200, roughly twice the monthly training dues for members of her novice group at Sunnyvale Swim Club. Bob Hill, the team’s head coach, said he advises his families to save their money. He strives to educate his families about

Amanda Anisimova Leads Young Americans With a Deliberate Pace

Posted by - March 15, 2018

“That’s because, in her mind, Amanda’s already been out there before,” said Martin Blackman, the general manager for player development at the United States Tennis Association. “She’s always seen herself competing on the big stages. She’s been preparing for this since she was 8 years old.” Her potential is clear as she prepares to face

At the Paralympics, Sled Hockey Is Not Necessarily a Young Man’s Game

Posted by - March 13, 2018

He manages with what he has, a blend of 30-and-under players who represent the future and spry veterans like Karlsson, who has been playing so long that he won gold for Sweden at the Lillehammer Paralympics in 1994. “Yeah, I know — I’m old,” Karlsson said. He appeared in the next three Paralympics, then missed