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July 18, 2018 8:53 PM Sky has no limits as cycling team takes over the Tour

LA ROSIERE, FRANCE—British rider Geraint Thomas won the first summit finish of the Tour de France and claimed the yellow jersey on Wednesday with Team Sky asserting its dominance. Four-time champion Chris Froome moved up to second overall, one minute and 25 seconds behind his teammate. Thomas attacked on the last of four climbs over the short but gruelling 10

July 11, 2018 6:23 PM ‘A tough lesson to learn’: How a missed email put one tennis player in Illinois instead of Wimbledon

WINNETKA, ILL.—Centre court at the A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center in this leafy suburban enclave along Lake Michigan sits nearly 4,000 miles away from Wimbledon’s pristine grass-court setting. Tim Smyczek had planned on competing at the Grand Slam event, but instead he was here on Monday, locked in a three-set match in front of a couple hundred spectators 14

June 21, 2018 2:29 PM Intel CEO resigns after company learns of consensual relationship with employee

John Lasseter, co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney’s animation chief, also recently said he was resigning over what he called “missteps” with employees. The abrupt departure of Krzanich, who has been the Intel’s top executive since 2013, overshadowed otherwise positive news for the $246-billion (U.S.) tech company. Intel said Thursday 15

June 14, 2018 1:30 PM Egypt coach ‘very optimistic’ Salah will play opener

Cuper said officials would continue to monitor Salah during their training session Thursday. But he said he was expecting his star striker to be on the field. Salah had been questionable since suffering a left shoulder injury during a collision with Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos during the Champions League final last month in Kyiv, Ukraine. Salah almost 19

June 14, 2018 8:00 AM As World Cup kicks off, Russia looks to show the West it's not isolated

Inside Vladimir Putin's latest attempt to rebrand Russia With Moscow's historic squares, pedestrian malls — and, starting today, soccer stadiums — filling up with foreign tourists, President Vladimir Putin's latest rebranding exercise for Russia is well underway. The first game of the World Cup kicks off at 6 p.m. local time in the refurbished and freshly 137

June 11, 2018 1:01 PM His Scarborough house was wrecked in a fire. He says the contractor left halfway through the $100,000 cleanup

When a freak electrical fire caused a portion of the roof to cave in at Agith Ananthagobal’s Scarborough bungalow in January, his family saw a silver lining amid the ashes — the chance for a fresh start in the form of a full home renovation. But five months later, that plan appears to also have gone up in smoke. Ananthagobal says a contractor abandoned 21

June 8, 2018 11:27 PM Josh Donaldson’s return to Jays now day to day

The third baseman was eligible to come off the 10-day disabled list Friday for the Jays’ second of four games against the Baltimore Orioles this weekend. He has been sidelined since May 29 due to left calf tightness. While Donaldson’s hitting and throwing routines are normal, the Jays want to see him running the bases before he gets back in the lineup 12

May 24, 2018 2:31 PM Canadian meteorologists to reveal what to expect in 2018 hurricane season

U.S. forecasters say 5-9 hurricanes will develop during what they call a near-normal season Environment Canada meteorologists are releasing their predictions for the upcoming 2018 hurricane season today at a news conference in Dartmouth. The Canadian Hurricane Centre is holding the technical briefing to prepare the public for upcoming storms and to provide 26

May 16, 2018 7:13 PM Spacewalking astronauts perform pump swap at space station

Pump named Frosty takes place of pump named Leaky Spacewalking astronauts carried out a high-flying, high-tech version of musical chairs Wednesday, rearranging pumps outside the International Space Station. Popping out early, NASA astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold quickly swapped the positions of two spare ammonia pumps that are part of the space 19

May 9, 2018 8:00 AM Canada's appetite for legal cannabis could be almost as big as it is for wine, CIBC says

Bank pegs value of recreational market at $6.5B in Canada Canadians could soon be spending more on recreational cannabis than they do on liquor, if a report from a major bank is to be believed. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce calculated in a report this week that in the next two years, Canadians will consume 800,000 kilograms of cannabis, the vast majority 35