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April 18, 2018 10:13 PM Trump cites ‘very big deficit’ with Japan during Abe visit

During Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s two-day visit, Donald Trump appeared to be seeking to reassure him of the pair’s close alliance as the president prepares for a historic summit with North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un. The Trump-Abe summit has played out amid growing tensions between the two countries over North Korea and trade. Japan has raised 13

April 18, 2018 2:48 AM Hellebuyck, Jets bar the door to take 3-1 series lead over Wild

Mark Scheifele scores both goals as Winnipeg heads home with chance to end it in Game 5 Connor Hellebuyck made 30 saves for his first career playoff shutout and Mark Scheifele scored twice as the Winnipeg Jets beat the Minnesota Wild 2-0 on Tuesday night to take a 3-1 series lead in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Hellebuyck, who was named a Vezina Trophy 10

April 7, 2018 10:00 AM This man's climb up the CN Tower is a journey back to health after devastating illness

Condo stairwell becomes a training ground for Julian Backhouse, 65, who has Wilson's Disease Julian Backhouse grabs the handrail at the foot of a flight of stairs in his 11-storey condo building in Mississauga. "Ten of these flights," says Backhouse, "is the height of the CN Tower," and with that, he pulls himself up for his daily climb. His condo stairwell 12

April 6, 2018 11:08 PM Saturday game preview: Montreal Canadiens at Toronto Maple Leafs

Carey Price recently eclipsed the legendary Jacques Plante for most games played by a Canadiens goalie, a rare memorable moment in a season of lows in Montreal. Auston Matthews is on a season-ending, eight-game points streak (five goals, six assists). Ex-Leaf Kerby Rychel, sent to the Canadiens with defenceman Rinat Valiev in the trade for Tomas Plekanec 10

April 5, 2018 8:33 PM Canada’s Brad Gushue heading to playoffs at world curling championship

Gushue was idle in Thursday morning’s draw, but China’s loss to Sweden assured the defending champions of a top-six finish in the preliminary round. The Scots and the Swedes were 8-1, while Gushue was 7-1 entering his afternoon game against China’s Dejia Zou (3-6). Gushue, from St. John’s, N.L., was scheduled to play Greg Persinger of the United States 14

April 4, 2018 3:29 PM Sean Burke sets his sights on building Canada’s roster for hockey worlds

After handling Canada’s Olympic hockey team without any NHL players, Burke and fellow co-GM Martin Brodeur should have plenty of information on possible candidates for worlds littered across NHL rosters. “We put in a lot of time and a lot of travel,” the former goalie told The Canadian Press in a phone interview this week. “I went over to Europe numerous 12

April 2, 2018 2:10 AM Notre Dame rallies to win women’s NCAA championship over Mississippi State

Arike Ogunbowale, already a hero in win over UConn, delivers another winning 3-pointer in final “It’s Easter Sunday, and all the Catholics were praying for us,” said coach Muffet McGraw, who was wearing floral shoes in honour of the holiday. This version of McGraw’s squad refused to lose, and the run was even more improbable because the Irish lost four players 14

April 1, 2018 2:10 AM Jets tops Leafs in battle of playoff-bound Canadian teams

Toronto won only previous meeting in season-opener Josh Morrissey and Dustin Byfuglien scored 1:10 apart in the second period as the Winnipeg Jets defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1 on Saturday night. Andrew Copp had the other goal for Winnipeg (48-20-10), while Connor Hellebuyck made 28 stops in a battle of the only two Canadian NHL teams heading 16

April 1, 2018 12:36 AM Juventus extends Serie A lead with win over AC Milan

AC Milan’s Leonardo Bonucci scores against former team, but late goals seal win for Juventus Andre Silva headed wide from six yards and Milan levelled in the 28th minute when Bonucci got between his former teammates Andrea Barzagli and Giorgio Chiellini to head in. It was Bonucci’s first match at Juventus since his surprise exit in July after seven years 13

March 26, 2018 7:56 PM Tuesday game preview: Denver Nuggets at Toronto Raptors

It’s Toronto’s last game against a Western Conference opponent this season, unless they reach the NBA final. Denver centre Nikola Jokic is one of the least-known great players in the league. He’s had eight triple-doubles since Jan. 1 and leads Denver in points (17.7 per game heading into Monday), rebounds (10.5) and assists (6.0). Jonas Valanciunas will be run all over the court 7