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August 15, 2018 5:47 PM People are ‘underestimating’ Lakers — even with LeBron, forward Kyle Kuzma says

“Anybody that watched us play last year, we were in a lot of games,” he said, adding that this year’s roster is “hungry” and “competitive.” The Lakers also added some veterans to join forces with James and the young core of Kuzma, Ball, Brandon Ingram and Josh Hart. Those new faces include Rajon Rondo, Lance Stephenson, JaVale McGee and Michael Beasley 6

August 15, 2018 3:38 PM Raptors 905 make history by hiring Canadian Olympian Tamara Tatham

“I think hiring Canadian coaches is what I can do right away,” Mahlalela said last weekend while conducting a coaching clinic in Mississauga. “I was given an opportunity as a young Canadian to work in the professional ranks and I need then to give that back. And that’s what I’m going to do with my staff.” A graduate of the University of Massachusetts 6

August 14, 2018 8:46 PM Tight races and tight collars as MLB hits stretch drive

The biggest prize of the trade deadline, Machado had disappointed in 24 games with his new team through Monday, batting .250 with a .733 OPS and just five RBIs. Machado will get hot, but it needs to be sooner rather than later as the team deals with bullpen problems (closer Kenley Jansen sidelined by an irregular heartbeat) and the struggles of all-star 6

August 13, 2018 12:36 AM Canada’s Bismark Boateng gets some vindication with relay gold at NACAC Championships

LONG JUMP LEGEND: While several top performers missed this weekend’s meet, two-time NCAA outdoor champion Marquis Dendy entered the long jump competition, then won it on his first attempt with a leap of 8.29 metres. Dendy entered Sunday’s competition with a long résumé. Two years ago, he jumped 8.26 to win a world indoor title, and this winter he won world 10

August 10, 2018 8:59 PM DeRozan to make his Toronto return in February

The Raptors will play 12 back-to-backs — down from 14 last season. They will appear on ESPN eight times in the United States and on TNT seven. The 15 U.S. national broadcasts are the most for the franchise since the heyday of Vince Carter in 2001-02. • The annual Nelson Mandela Game on Dec. 5 will be against the Philadelphia 76ers. Game times are all over the map. Weekday 12

August 10, 2018 2:47 PM Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen hospitalized with irregular heartbeat

DENVER—Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen went to the hospital with an irregular heartbeat before a game Thursday against Colorado and will be sent back to Los Angeles for more tests. Manager Dave Roberts said after the Dodgers’ 8-5 win over the Rockies that Jansen was at the hotel earlier in the day and didn’t feel right. Jansen called the trainer and was taken 12

August 9, 2018 5:25 PM Hamilton’s Kia Nurse signs one-year deal with Australian basketball team

The 22-year-old guard from Hamilton is currently playing in her first season with the New York Liberty of the WNBA. She scored 20 points Monday in her first career start. Earlier this season she scored 34 points off the bench in a game against Indiana, setting franchise records for most points in a game by a rookie and most points by a reserve. The six-foot 13

August 9, 2018 1:16 PM Canadian swimmer Taylor Ruck wins 200-metre freestyle at Pan Pacific Championships

“I’m just trying to take it year by year, but I do feel it’s a little bit of a rehearsal for the Olympics since we’re in the same city,” King said. “I’m just trying to get used to the culture and things like that. But the Olympics are always in the back of my mind.” “It’s definitely my baby,” she said. “I don’t know how I would take losing, so I’m just trying 11

August 8, 2018 9:15 PM Bartolo Colon has sights set on Marichal’s innings’ mark

ARLINGTON, TEXAS—Bartolo Colon still has another lofty goal after becoming the top winning pitcher from Latin America. “This year is almost getting close to the end. But there is one thing that I will look for, is Juan Marichal has more innings than me,” Colon said through a translator. But there likely won’t be enough time left in his 21st big-league 11

August 8, 2018 4:27 PM Blue Jays streaker charged, could face prison time

A GoFundMe page set up by “John White,” who claims to be McClearn’s friend, is seeking to raise $4,000 to help with the legal defense. The page says the stunt was spurred by an $80 bet. McClearn could face up to 364 days in jail or a $5,000 fine. Rebecca Hayle, director of public information at Safeco Field, said games are staffed with off-duty police 8