July 6, 2013 |
CHIVAS USA at MONTREAL When: 4 p.m. PDT. Where: Stade Saputo. On the air: TV: None; Radio: 690. Records: Chivas USA 3-10-4, Impact 9-4-3. 2012 Record vs. Montreal: 1-0-0. Update: Chivas USA comes in on the heels of its first clean sheet of the season, a 0-0 tie on Thursday at second-place FC Dallas. Chivas USA outshot FC Dallas, 17-6, but couldn't manage to notch its first MLS win since March 30. Next up on its three-game trip is the season's biggest surprise.
June 21, 2013 |
MONTREAL - On a warm fall day in a scruffy suburb of this Canadian city, some familiar sights appear. French-language road signs note estimated distances in kilometers. Beret-wearing soldiers stand guard. A restaurant offers a poutine special. And then, suddenly, some less familiar ones: large sections of the White House, built to scale and scattered across several neighborhoods of the city. The elegant South Portico, fronted by a lawn big enough for a couple of military helicopters.
June 10, 2013 |
Does anyone say no to the Rolling Stones? On Sunday night in Montreal, the veteran rockers welcomed Win Butler to the stage of the Bell Centre, where the Arcade Fire frontman (and transplanted Canadian) helped Mick Jagger sing the early Stones tune "The Last Time. " It wasn't the first time Butler has performed the tune with Jagger. Last year, Arcade Fire backed the singer for a rendition of "The Last Time" on "Saturday Night Live. " PHOTOS: Concerts by The Times And Butler's guest shot probably won't be the last on the Stones' 50 & Counting tour.
April 30, 2013 |
With Tim Tebow now out of a job as an NFL quarterback, many people seem to think that the Canadian Football League would be an ideal place for the former Heisman Trophy winner to resurrect his football career. All three Tribune Co. writers who responded to the question "Where will Tim Tebow play next?" on Monday, the day Tebow was released by the New York Jets, said the CFL would be his best bet. Turns out that might not be much of an option either. The Montreal Alouettes own Tebow's exclusive CFL negotiating rights, and their general manager seems to be in no hurry to make room on his roster for the popular American quarterback.
April 8, 2013 |
Kent Nagano's tenure at the Montreal Symphony Orchestra appears uncertain following reports that the American conductor will depart the orchestra when his current contract as music director expires in 2016. But the orchestra's management has vigorously denied the reports. A report this month from Montreal's La Presse stated that Nagano's contract with the orchestra won't be renewed beyond 2016. The report, written by Claude Gingras, cites sources saying that Zarin Mehta is helping the orchestra find Nagano's successor.
March 21, 2013 |
The Galaxy moved its April 6 home game against the Montreal Impact to Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m. By shifting the Major League Soccer game, the Galaxy said Thursday that the team would not have to play a game in between the two legs of its CONCACAF Champions League semifinal against Monterrey of Mexico. The Galaxy host the first game against Monterrey on April 3 at 7 p.m. at Home Depot Center, then travel to Mexico for the second game April 10. The Galaxy said their season ticket holders would receive the same tickets for the rescheduled game with Montreal on Oct. 16. Other fans with tickets to the April 6 game can transfer their tickets to another regular-season game or receive a refund, the Galaxy said.
March 15, 2013 |
It's the company man against the bad boy. The fitness freak against the unapologetic pot smoker. Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre is as close to the face of the brand as any fighter in the organization. Stockton's Nick Diaz is the black sheep, someone who marches to his own beat, has blown off planned news conferences and tested positive for marijuana after his most recent fight. St-Pierre (23-2) has chafed at how "disrespectful" Diaz (27-8-1)
November 16, 2012 |
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has its most popular fighter back, and his return can set up an even more lucrative event. Welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre (22-2) returns Saturday night from a 19-month layoff prompted by a knee injury and surgery, taking on Carlos Condit (28-5) in a pay-per-view card in Montreal. Condit claimed the UFC's "interim" belt in St-Pierre's absence with a unanimous decision over Nick Diaz in February. Although Condit is a dangerous kicker and aggressor who could pose problems for St-Pierre, who has lost just once since 2006, mixed martial arts fans anticipate a victory by the Canadian whose return home has generated more than $3 million in ticket sales.
June 20, 2012 |
Jorge Villafana's season started with such promise, with the midfielder being selected for the under-23 national team and a shot at the Olympic Games. Then the U.S. failed to qualify for London and Villafana lost his starting job with Chivas USA. Lately he's found himself sitting on the bench next to Juan Pablo Angel, a three-time Major League Soccer All-Star and the highest-paid player on the roster but a player who, like Villafana, has spent more time watching than playing this season.