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December 12, 2017 4:16 PM Lithuania basketball team signs LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball to pro contracts

A basketball club from Lithuania says it has signed LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball to pro contracts, making LaVar Ball’s two younger sons ineligible for college basketball. The move comes after LiAngelo left UCLA, where he was suspended after being arrested for shoplifting during the team’s season-opening trip to China. LaVar Ball pulled 16-year-old LaMelo 4

December 9, 2017 11:33 PM Russia's Yuskov makes history at speed skating World Cup

Canada fails to win medal at Salt Lake City, Utah event Russia's Denis Yuskov broke the men's 1,500-metre world record Saturday in the World Cup speed skating event at the Utah Olympic Oval. Yuskov finished in 1 minute, 41.02 seconds to break the mark of 1:41.04 set by American Shani Davis on the same ice in a World Cup race on Dec 11, 2009. Dutchman 8

December 9, 2017 10:18 AM Virtue, Moir denied gold by French rivals at Grand Prix Final

Canadian pairs skaters Duhamel, Radford, as well as ladies skater Osmond take home bronze Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir finished second at the Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in Nagoya, Japan, on Saturday. Despite a season's best free dance, the duo were unable to unseat the leaders after the short dance, Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume 10

December 7, 2017 12:14 PM Lego wins first China copyright case against imitators

HONG KONG -- Danish toy maker Lego says it has won a major legal victory in China, where a court ruled in its favour in a copyright case against companies making knockoffs of its famous colored bricks. The company said Thursday that it was the first time it has won an unfair competition case against imitators in China. It said the Shantou Intermediate 9

December 7, 2017 11:27 AM Virtue, Moir trail after short dance at Grand Prix Final

Canadian ice dancers 2nd to French duo Papadakis and Cizeron Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are in the unfamiliar territory at the Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in Nagoya, Japan. Rather than leading the pack following Thursday's short dance competition, the duo are in second place heading into Friday's free dance. French skaters 9

December 6, 2017 6:23 PM Star’s Tanya Talaga on RBC Taylor prize longlist

Seven Fallen Feathers among group of 10 Canadian books up for $30,000 non-fiction prize The Star’s Tanya Talaga has been named as one of the nominees for the $30,000 RBC Taylor prize for her book Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death, and Hard Truths in a Northern City. She joins nine other authors on the list for the well-regarded non-fiction prize 10

December 3, 2017 11:18 PM Toy company, strangers pitch in to help woman find special gift for disabled brother

BALTIMORE -- A toy company and strangers are pitching in to help a Maryland woman find a particularly important Christmas gift for her disabled brother. Max Gretschel, 25, has cerebral palsy and severe scoliosis, and Cassie Gretschel wrote that the truck, made in 2000 and modeled after a blue police Hummer, is "the only thing he wants for Christmas 12

December 2, 2017 5:16 PM Hong Kong-based company to spend $350M to expand capacity in Ontario, premier says

HONG KONG -- Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says Johnson Electric will invest more than $350 million in new equipment and capacity in Ontario, which she says is expected to create 326 new jobs. Wynne, who is on a trade mission to China and Vietnam, made the announcement from Hong Kong, where Johnson Electric is based. She says the company, which makes 9

November 29, 2017 6:06 PM Disney chooses Chinese actress Liu Yifei to play Mulan

LOS ANGELES - It took a year of searching and nearly 1,000 candidates, but the Walt Disney Studios has found its Mulan. The studio says Wednesday that Chinese actress Liu Yifei will play the warrior in the live-action epic from director Niki Caro. The 30-year-old actress, who is also known as Crystal Liu, is well known in China as a model, actress and singer 11

November 28, 2017 4:01 AM Canada falls to Dominican Republic in hoops World Cup qualifier

The Canadians will next play on the U.S. Virgin Islands on Feb. 22. SANTIAGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC—Philip Scrubb scored 22 points and pulled down seven rebounds in Canada’s 88-76 loss to the Dominican Republic on Monday in their second game of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas qualifiers. Dyshawn Pierre had 15 points and five rebounds for Canada 8