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September 18, 2018 9:02 PM Toronto FC shifts attention to Campeones Cup

Mexican teams hold a 42-8-10 edge against MLS opposition in competitive matches, although MLS sides went 6-4-2 against Mexican foes in CONCACAF Champions League this year. The two clubs have history, with Toronto defeating Tigres on away goals in the CONCACAF Champions League quarter-finals in March. TFC won 2-1 at home and lost 3-2 at Monterrey 8

September 18, 2018 5:41 PM Former DC mayor Marion Barry, who staged comeback after 1990 crack cocaine arrest, dead at 78

WASHINGTON - Divisive and flamboyant, maddening and beloved, Marion Barry outshone every politician in the 40-year history of District of Columbia self-rule. But for many, his legacy was not defined by the accomplishments and failures of his four terms as mayor and long service on the D.C. Council. Instead, Barry will be remembered for a single night 13

September 17, 2018 10:09 PM U.S. cuts number of refugees to 30,000 for next year

The 30,000 ceiling announced Monday by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is the maximum the U.S. will admit during the fiscal year that starts Oct. 1. The actual number allowed could be lower. The U.S. welcomed nearly 85,000 refugees in the final year of the Obama administration. The lower admittance numbers reflect the Trump administration’s opposition 6

September 16, 2018 9:18 PM Poor old Browns boot away late lead in loss to Saints

Marcus Williams’ interception of Tyrod Taylor with just less than five minutes remaining set up Thomas’ leaping five-yard touchdown catch with 2:40 to go, and Alvin Kamara’s run for a two-point conversion put the Saints up 18-12. That conversion made all the difference after Taylor found Antonio Callaway with a 47-yard, all-or-nothing heave on fourth-and-five 9

September 16, 2018 8:51 PM Canadian women fall to France in world basketball preview

“There are a number of things that are completely under our control that we know we can clean up for next time,” Thomaidis said after the game. “It was a great opportunity to play them and get an advanced look before we play for keeps.” Canada jumped out to an early advantage, leading by eight points midway through the second quarter, before France tracked 8

September 16, 2018 3:11 PM Pussy Riot member treated in Berlin for suspected poisoning

Verzilov was first hospitalized in Moscow on Tuesday and had remained in intensive care, Pussy Riot members said this week. Maria Alekhina, a member of the group, told The Associated Press that he regained consciousness Friday. Verzilov, his partner Veronika Nikulshina and two other Pussy Riot members served 15-day jail sentences for running onto field 8

September 14, 2018 12:49 PM Olynyk leads Canada past Brazil at World Cup qualifying

LAVAL, QUE.—Kelly Olynyk had 20 points and 18 rebounds to lift Canada to a 85-77 victory over Brazil to open the second round of World Cup qualifying on Thursday. Cory Joseph added 16 and 10 assists, while Tristan Thompson grabbed 12 boards. Kevin Pangos had 10 points and eight assists. Canada (6-1) and Venezuela, which improved to 6-1 with an 84-69 win over the U.S. Virgin 12

September 14, 2018 12:14 AM Milos Raonic good to go in Davis Cup tie for Canada

The 46-year-old Nestor, ranked 135th in doubles, is playing in his final Davis Cup. Pospisil has been focusing on his singles career so his doubles ranking has slumped to 1,253, but he peaked at No. 4 in 2015. The singles matchups will flip on Sunday, with Raonic playing Haase and Shapovalov taking on de Bakker. Montreal’s Felix Auger-Aliassime, 18, is Canada’s 13

September 11, 2018 7:34 PM Sears Canada’s court monitor opposes priority for pensioners over other creditors

FTI says it’s opposing the pension motion through its role as monitor — a sort of umpire assigned to help a judge sort out conflicting claims — in part because it doesn’t appear any of the other unsecured creditors is in a position to challenge it. It says the other creditors are primarily small businesses and individuals including former employees 10

September 11, 2018 2:58 AM Darnold marches Jets past Lions in NFL opener blowout

DETROIT—Sam Darnold made a stellar debut, despite throwing a pick-6 on his first NFL pass, and the New York Jets intercepted five passes while routing the Lions 48-17 in their season opener Monday night. The 21-year-old Darnold became the youngest quarterback to start a season opener since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger, and he got off to an inauspicious start 9