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July 19, 2018 12:45 PM Dodgers land All-Star shortstop Manny Machado from Orioles

And Machado moves from a cellar-dweller to a division-leading club in the middle of a pennant race. Not only that, but Machado likely gets to stay at shortstop, the position he manned this year after previously playing third base for Baltimore. “I love playing short. I mean, I love it,” Machado said last week. “I’m more excited playing shortstop than I’ve ever been. I’m more into the game. This is where 5

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 6

July 17, 2018 1:03 PM Anthony Bourdain unloaded on Bill Clinton in one of his final interviews, accusing him of ‘gropey’ behaviour

Anthony Bourdain’s suicide last month sent millions of the television host’s fans into tailspins of mourning. Much of the grief centred on how Bourdain’s voice — edgy and compassionate, candid and big-hearted — had been permanently and suddenly silenced. But now one of Bourdain’s final interviews has been released — a brief reappearance of the honest 5

July 17, 2018 3:06 AM Bryce Harper the hometown hero in home-run derby

The Nationals outfielder, serenaded by loud “Let’s go Harper! Let’s go Harper!” chants throughout the night, rallied in the final round to win the home-run derby on Monday night in his home ballpark. Harper, the No. 2 seed in the competition and with his father throwing to him, beat the Cubs’ Kyle Schwarber, the fifth seed, 19-18, in the final round 6

July 15, 2018 8:38 PM Former NHL goalie Ray Emery drowns in Hamilton Harbour

“Ray was instrumental in our run to the 2007 Stanley Cup Final, and at his best he brought a competitive edge and combative mentality to the game,” Eugene Melnyk, owner of the Senators, said in a statement. “On behalf of our entire organization, I wish to extend my deepest sympathies to Ray's family, friends and loved ones." “My wife and I were just talking 9

July 14, 2018 9:19 PM Defending champion Josef Newgarden wins Honda Indy Toronto pole

Newgarden took advantage of a rapidly drying track on Saturday afternoon, passing Scott Dixon by just 0.1964 seconds to take the best starting position for the IndyCar race. The 27-year-old Newgarden had gambled on a slow start in the final qualifying segment, but a light drizzle made it seem like he’d miscalculated with Dixon getting a sizable lead. However 9

July 14, 2018 1:33 AM Brooke Henderson tied for lead at LPGA’s Marathon Classic

“To finish birdie-birdie was really important, and it’s fun to see your name at the top,” Henderson said. “I’m excited to be in the final group.” Hedwall, who played in the morning on Friday, is looking for her first LPGA Tour victory. This is the first time since the 2015 Handa Australian Open that she has held the lead after 36 holes. “I’ve been in this situation 11

July 13, 2018 10:36 PM Wimbledon’s record match prompts call for change

LONDON—John Isner already had won the longest match in Wimbledon — and tennis — history. And now he’s lost the second-longest one ever played at the All England Club. So there’s not much better an authority to weigh in on whether it’s time for fifth-set tiebreakers at Isner and Kevin Anderson, the man who won their Wimbledon semifinal 26-24 in the final 10

July 12, 2018 6:05 PM Winnipeg Jets sign goalie Connor Hellebuyck to six-year contract after breakout season

The 25-year-old from Commerce, Mich., was a finalist for the Vezina Trophy as the league’s top goalie last season after appearing in a career-high 67 games, setting single-season franchise records for wins (44), shutouts (six), and save percentage (.924). Hellebuyck also posted a 9-8 record in the playoffs with two shutouts, a 2.36 goals-against average 11

July 12, 2018 5:46 PM Fiat workers call for strike after owner buys Cristiano Ronaldo

Spanish soccer giant Real Madrid Football Club agreed on July 10 to transfer five-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo to Juventus after he asked to leave. Juventus will pay 100 million euros ($117 million) for the move and another 12 million euros in additional fees to sign the player to a four-year contract, the club said in a statement. The Agnelli family 11