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July 20, 2018 10:30 AM Alix Hawley’s Daniel Boone is morally conflicted, in ‘vivid, disturbing’ novel

Alix Hawley is back. Her sophomore novel, My Name is a Knife, picks up where her award-winning debut left off, dipping back into the tale of celebrated frontiersman Daniel Boone. Whereas All True Not a Lie in It traced Boone’s early life — his childhood in a Quaker colony, his push into Kentucky, and his budding romance with wife Rebecca — this sequel 5

June 22, 2018 8:50 PM Rating NBA draft winners (nice work, Mavs) and losers (those cruel Sixers)

They got the player many consider the most NBA-ready of them in all in Slovenian wunderkind Luka Doncic and at little cost. They swapped No. 5 with Atlanta for No. 3 and only had to give up a protected first-round pick in the deal. The teenager won the European championship with Slovenia and then was the EuroLeague MVP with Real Madrid — a heady double 12

May 31, 2018 1:29 PM Canadian Denis Shapovalov drops second-round match at French Open

The No. 24 seed, from Richmond Hill, Ont., lost 5-7, 7-6 (4), 7-5, 6-4 to world No. 70 Maximilian Marterer of Germany in the second round of the French Open on Thursday. Shapovalov, 19, was coming off trips to the semifinals and round of 16, respectively, at the past two ATP Masters 1000 events on clay courts. But he couldn’t duplicate those runs in his main draw debut 10

May 30, 2018 2:05 PM Thornhill’s Peter Polansky drops first-round match at French Open

Peter Polansky of Thornhill, Ont., dropped a 6-3, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 decision to Pierre-Hughes Herbert of France in a first-round match that concluded Wednesday. Rain suspended the match after two sets on Tuesday. The loss leaves No. 24 seed Denis Shapovalov of Richmond Hill, Ont., as the lone remaining Canadian in singles. Vancouver’s Vasek Pospisil lost his first-round 8

April 23, 2018 2:28 PM 5 things to know as Prince William and Kate welcome their 3rd child

Princess Charlotte remains fourth in line to the throne, with the new baby fifth. The rules were changed before Prince George was born to give royal daughters the same rights as sons. For generations it was the custom among royals — as among commoners — to give birth at home. Queen Elizabeth II was born at her grandfather’s London house, and gave birth 31

April 22, 2018 12:11 AM Amir Khan drops Canada's Phil Lo Greco in 39 seconds in triumphant return

Former boxing world champion wins 1st fight since 2016 loss to Saul "Canelo" Alvarez Former world champion Amir Khan won his first fight in two years by stopping Phil Lo Greco in 39 seconds on Saturday. Fighting in a British home ring for the first time in five years, Khan sent Lo Greco to the canvas inside 30 seconds. Moments later, he pinned the Toronto 19

April 12, 2018 2:53 PM Sanctions-hit Russian tycoons may have lost $7.5B US

U.S. Treasury imposed sanctions on 7 Russian oligarchs, 12 companies they own or control Three Russian tycoons targeted by a new list of U.S. sanctions may have lost a combined $7.5 billion US since the list was announced, according to Reuters calculations based on price moves in the listed companies the three co-own. The U.S. Treasury on April 6 announced 18

March 29, 2018 1:12 PM Canada’s economy unexpectedly contracted in January

Sharp drops in oil production and real estate activity weighed on the Canadian economy in January. Canada’s gross domestic product unexpectedly shrank in January, as the economy faces a broad slowdown after surging last year. Gross domestic product contracted 0.1 per cent during the month, Statistics Canada reported Thursday in Ottawa, weighed down by sharp 24

March 15, 2018 4:13 PM Chicago leaves North American 2026 World Cup bid day after Vancouver drops out

A spokesperson for Chicago’s mayor was critical of FIFA, saying FIFA’s “inflexibility and unwillingness to negotiate,” contibuted to the decision to leave the bid. Vancouver previously dropped out, citing “unknown costs and unknown risks to the B.C. taxpayers.” Chicago, the home of the U.S. Soccer Federation, has dropped out of the North American bid for the 2026 World 21

March 3, 2018 8:31 PM TFC opens MLS Cup defence with loss to Crew

Toronto won Supporters' Shield, Canadian championship, league title last season Leading into Saturday's Major League Soccer regular-season opener, Toronto FC coach Greg Vanney warned of Columbus midfielder Federico Higuain's abilities with the ball. Vanney's concerns proved valid. Higuain scored the winning goal as the Crew beat Toronto 2-0 at BMO Field 27