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August 15, 2018 10:52 PM Maryland focuses on safety at practice after football player’s death

Head coach DJ Durkin was placed on administrative leave Saturday after McNair’s death and a subsequent ESPN report revealing that coaches bullied players. While making a point not to criticize Durkin, Canada insisted that the players are in good spirits as they work toward the Sept. 1 opener against Texas in Landover, Maryland. “Our culture right now is awesome 6

August 15, 2018 3:28 PM Federal Court certifies class action lawsuit against obituary site

ST. JOHN'S, N.L.—The Federal Court of Canada has certified a class-action lawsuit against a website that collects obituaries and reposts them. St. John's lawyer Erin Best says the class involves between one and 2.5 million members, based on the number of entries, and includes people who have "authored or received by assignment" the obituaries and photos 5

August 13, 2018 1:55 AM A Rogers Cup roll ends at the feet of Rafa

He high-fived Tsitsipas right back Sunday, first beaming on the sidelines as the young Greek took his speechifying turn before an adoring audience, especially the flag-waving Hellenic contingent. “I had the week of my life. The support I got this week, I never received such a warm welcome from people during competition, so thank you for that.” Nadal 11

August 12, 2018 3:02 PM Slain Fredericton police officer was passionate about helping her community

FREDERICTON—A Fredericton police officer killed in Friday’s shootings was passionate about mental health and helping her community, according to the executive director of a local housing centre for women in crisis. Fiona Williams of Liberty Lane says she knew Const. Sara Burns for most of her life, but the two only reconnected within the past six months 10

August 10, 2018 6:15 PM Ashleigh Barty beats Kiki Bertens to reach Rogers Cup semifinals

The 22-year-old Australian has won her last six hard court matches, including a pair of Fed Cup victories. She is coming off an excellent grass court season in which she won 12 matches, including a tournament title in Nottingham. Bertens fell short of posting a third straight win over a seeded player after ousting Karolina Pliskova and Petra Kvitova 11

August 9, 2018 4:46 PM Court upholds ex-Stanford swimmer Brock Turner’s sex assault conviction

Persky’s sentence sparked nationwide outrage by those who felt it too lenient. The sentence was not part of the appeal and the judges didn’t address it. Turner filed an appeal in December seeking a new trial, arguing that the evidence presented at his trial didn’t support his convictions. The jury convicted him of sexually assaulting an intoxicated victim 9

August 9, 2018 4:25 PM Premier Doug Ford opposes ban on handgun sales in Toronto

Premier Doug Ford says he is against a council-requested ban on the sale of handguns and their ammunition within Toronto’s boundaries. “I wouldn’t support a ban on handguns,” Ford said Thursday. “There’s a lot of legal, responsible handgun owners.” Council made the request of the federal government, which controls gun sales, and the provincial government 9

August 6, 2018 3:05 PM Brazil party picks presidential backup option for jailed leader Lula

SAO PAULO—Brazil’s Workers’ Party announced Monday that former Sao Paulo Mayor Fernando Haddad will become its presidential candidate if jailed ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who leads in national polls, is barred from running in the October election. Party chairwoman Gleisi Hoffmann said that Haddad will be the vice-presidential candidate pending 12

August 4, 2018 11:00 AM Famous legal defender Alan Dershowitz is back in the headlines at almost 80

Sample snark: “I had no idea that ‘McCarthyism’ meant not wanting to meet Alan Dershowitz for a glass of Crémant Rosé on Martha’s Vineyard. My sympathies.” Alas, speaking of Martha’s Vineyard, Dershowitz’s own dinner parties there in the past have — as he once shared with New York magazine — included guests ranging from Yo Yo Ma to Larry David to … Harvey 16

August 3, 2018 12:11 PM Zimbabwe opposition claims ‘unverified fake results’ gave Mnangagwa the election win

HARARE, ZIMBABWE— Zimbabwe’s capital was quiet on Friday hours after President Emmerson Mnangagwa was declared the winner of the tight election, which began with Monday’s peaceful vote but turned deadly when the military fired on protesters 48 hours later. Unease remained after six people were killed when the army rolled in with tanks on Wednesday to disperse 12