'Magnitogorsk, you are in my heart': NHL star Malkin pays touching tribute after hometown tragedy

Russian ice hockey star Evgeni Malkin, who plays for the Pittsburgh Penguins in the NHL, has sent a message of support to his hometown following a New Year’s Eve apartment explosion in which dozens of people lost their lives. Prior to the Penguins’ game with the New York Rangers on Wednesday, Malkin revealed his skates […]

Ajit Pai gets message from his hometown ISP: Don’t hurt us small ISPs

Enlarge / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai speaks about improving rural connectivity during an Agriculture Department forum on April 18, 2018 in Washington, DC. (credit: Getty Images | Alex Wong ) A broadband provider from FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s hometown says one of his latest plans could prevent it from purchasing spectrum needed to bolster its […]

John Tavares joins hometown Maple Leafs on 7-year deal

Star forward John Tavares celebrated Canada Day on Sunday by announcing he's coming home to realize a boyhood dream of playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs. The crown jewel of this summer's free-agent class, the Mississauga, Ont., native has agreed to a seven-year contract worth $ 77 million US, with an average annual value of $ 11 […]

Messi’s hometown turns white & blue ahead of World Cup (VIDEO)

The hometown of Argentine football superstar Lionel Messi – Rosario – has been painted in the Argentinian national colors ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which kicks off next week in Russia. Rosario is Argentina’s third-largest city, which has more than 1.35 million inhabitants. It is also the hometown of Argentina’s famous revolutionary leader, […]

Sanctions forgotten in St. Petersburg as Putin attracts global big-hitters to his hometown

After a few lean years following Russia’s estrangement from the West in 2014, Russia’s most famous business showpiece has come roaring back. This week proves how talk of “isolation” was pure blather. ST. PETERSBURG – Longtime Russia hands often remark that there are two Russias: the one presented by the Western media and the other, […]

Hometown heroes: Brother-sister duo leads U of Alberta sweep of curling nationals

LEDUC, ALTA. — It had been everything Selena and Karsten Sturmay dreamed about while growing up in Leduc — playing in a national curling championship to earn the right to wear the maple leaf at an international event. Within minutes of each other inside the Leduc Recreation Centre on Wednesday afternoon, the hometown curling siblings realized their dreams.  The […]

Numbers stack up for a hometown victory

LEADING bush trainer Danny Williams is relying on sheer weight of numbers to dominate the $ 150,000 Country Championships Qualifier (1400m) at Goulburn on Saturday. In a remarkable feat, Williams will saddle-up nine of the 16 starters in the feature race, plus he has one of the emergencies. Just a week after trainer Jenny Graham’s […]

Through adversity to the stars: Hometown hero Rachel Homan headed to Olympics

OTTAWA — It was an embrace that seemingly lasted a lifetime.  Chelsea Carey just missed a double in the final end to force an extra end allowing Rachel Homan and her team to clinch an Olympic berth for Canada after a 6-5 win. Homan, Emma Miskew, Joanne Courtney and Lisa Weagle raced to one another and […]

UFC London: Jimi Manuwa reveals plans to fight in his hometown in 2018 – EXCLUSIVE

The world number four looked set for a title shot until he lost his last fight against Volkan Oezdemir in July. After spending a few months recovering from his latest defeat, Manuwa claims he is now ready to step back into the octagon and work his way to the top. The Londoner wants his next […]

‘I want to liberate my city’: Syrian fighters return to their hometown of Raqqa to oust ISIS

© AFP DELIL SOULEIMAN Khalil al-Hussein fled the Islamic State group’s Syrian stronghold Raqa 18 months ago, but now he is back and fighting to help oust the jihadists from his hometown. The 25-year-old is one of several members of a Kurdish-Arab alliance fighting IS who are originally from the northern city. The US-backed Syrian […]