Film prompts discussion on plight of Syrian refugees

Tasneem Fared, clad in a white bridal dress, tells the story of a horrific night in Syria in the documentary The Bride’s Side. That night, she recalled, she danced away, using music to drown out the sound of exploding bombs, occasionally taking off an earplug to check whether her home had been shelled.

Rowdies’ Brown sets sights on Joe Cole partnership

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Deshorn Brown is looking forward to forming a formidable partnership with Joe Cole for the Tampa Bay Rowdies, ahead of the 2017 United Soccer League (USL) season. The 26-year-old has been the Rowdies marquee signing so far in pre-season training and comes with strong pedigree having previously played in Major League […]

Mr. and Mrs. Brenton from Brantford outside Florida Auto Exchange Stadium

Canada comes together as one

From cap to t-shirt, tote bag to earrings, Toronto Blue Jays logos adorned Marilyn Ryerse’s outfit. Ryerse was one of thousands of fans who streamed into the Florida Auto Exchange Stadium on a sunny Tuesday afternoon to watch the Jays take on Team Canada in spring training action. But on this day, the most powerful stories had nothing to do with the boxscore.

Tigers’ fans come together in the spirit of tradition

LAKELAND, Fla. – Most afternoons in March, Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland could easily be mistaken for any number of places in Michigan. Ask most waiting in line for the gates to open and you’ll hear the cities of Grand Rapids, Detroit, and numerous smaller towns roll off their lips.