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  • Rams run Cowboys out of the NFL playoffs

    January 13, 2019 4:26 AM 198

    LOS ANGELES—C.J. Anderson rushed for 123 yards and two touchdowns, and Todd Gurley rushed for 115 more and another TD in the Los Angeles Rams’ first playoff victory in 14 years, 30-22 over the Dallas Cowboys in the divisional round on Saturday night. Gurley and Anderson punished the Cowboys’ normally sturdy run defence and sent the second-seeded Rams (14-3) to the NFC championship

  • At least 5 dead in crashes after massive winter storm dumps snow on Midwest

    January 12, 2019 11:45 PM 195

    In Kansas City, where the Chiefs were hosting the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday, about 8 inches of snow had fallen by early afternoon. The snow had tapered off by the time the game started midafternoon, but stadium crews worked for hours before the game to clear the stadium’s lot, field and seats in anticipation of a full house for the playoff game. At least

  • Raptors’ reserves are finally settling into their roles

    January 12, 2019 11:07 PM 191

    It was a stellar night that included 22-of-44 shooting from the field, six three-pointers in 15 attempts, 16 rebounds and only two combined turnovers. The combination of VanVleet and Wright seems to be rounding into the same form that made them so dangerous last season. They had 22 points and eight assists between them but, most important, they were flying

  • California town launches ‘Goat Fund Me’ to prevent wildfires

    January 12, 2019 9:35 PM 215

    NEVADA CITY, CALIF.—The threat of catastrophic wildfires has driven a California town to launch a “Goat Fund Me” campaign to bring herds of goats to city-owned land to help clear brush. Nevada City in the Sierra Nevada began the online crowdsourcing campaign last month with the goal of raising $30,000 for the project. The campaign’s website explains

  • Elizabeth Warren makes first campaign trip to New Hampshire neighbours

    January 12, 2019 9:10 PM 179

    MANCHESTER, N.H.—Sen. Elizabeth Warren is bringing her populist platform and likely presidential campaign to her neighbours in New Hampshire, who will hold the first primary of the 2020 cycle. The Massachusetts Democrat spoke to about 450 people at Manchester Community College on Saturday, taking aim at the “wealthy and well-connected” and championing

  • French yellow vest protests hit ninth week, clash with police

    January 12, 2019 7:26 PM 185

    PARIS—Thousands of yellow vest protesters marched Saturday through Paris and other French cities for a ninth straight weekend to denounce President Emmanuel Macron’s economic policies, and repeated tensions broke out with police. Sporadic violence broke out during protests in Paris, Bourges, Bordeaux, Rouen, Marseille and Toulouse. Protesters walked

  • Young Saudi woman expected to land in Toronto following global Twitter campaign to grant her asylum

    January 12, 2019 2:56 PM 214

    Justin Trudeau told a press conference in Regina Friday that the United Nations High Commission for Refugees asked Canada to grant the 18-year-old Alqunun asylum as a refugee, and Canada agreed. The prime minister brushed aside suggestions the move might further complicate already strained relations with Saudi Arabia. Canadian diplomats in the Thai capital

  • New Toronto Raptor Patrick McCaw keeping things in perspective

    January 12, 2019 12:59 AM 253

    Patrick McCaw, the free-agent guard who officially signed with the Toronto Raptors on Thursday night, knows that better than most. The 23-year-old former Golden State Warrior suffered a particularly scary bone bruise when he was undercut by Vince Carter in a game against the Sacramento Kings last April. McCaw landed hard on his back and was stretchered

  • Sask. RCMP say missing girl found alive, face-down in the snow, just in time

    January 11, 2019 10:45 PM 160

    RCMP, a conservation officer, highway patrol and local volunteers started scouring the area, trudging through snow looking for any hint of the missing girl. About two hours in, a local volunteer spotted a set of footprints just outside the search area. The volunteer followed the tracks through an open field, into some light bushes and towards a frozen

  • New York Yankees agree to deal with Gold Glover D.J. LeMahieu

    January 11, 2019 10:21 PM 192

    The 30-year-old LeMahieu spent the previous eight seasons with Colorado at hitter-friendly Coors Field and won the NL batting title in 2016 with a .348 average. He hit .276 last year with 15 homers and 62 RBIs, and he won his second straight Gold Glove and third overall. New York was seeking infielders in the absence of shortstop Didi Gregorius, who is recovering