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FIFPro lauds growth of women’s game but calls for support

A report on the state of global women’s soccer lauded the growth of the game while calling for greater support for players, including better wages and industry labour standards.

Based on surveys of players worldwide, the report released Wednesday by the international players union FIFPro showed club salaries are generally rising but still don’t provide a living wage for many women.

Canucks sign Hoglander to entry-level deal

Nils Hoglander knows the jump to the NHL can be a big one.

Canucks general manager Jim Benning wouldn’t be surprised if Vancouver’s latest signing takes that step at training camp ahead of the 2020-21 season - whenever that might be.

The club announced the signing of the flashy, diminutive winger Wednesday to a three-year, entry-level contract.