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September 19, 2018 7:15 PM Plenty of talent in Blue Jays pipeline

Kevin Smith: No one was surprised to see Guerrero on MLB Pipeline’s team of the year, announced earlier this month, but with him on the second team, was shortstop Smith. The Blue Jays’ No. 6 prospect hit .302 with 25 home runs, 93 RBIs and 29 stolen bases between the Class A Lansing Lugnuts and the Class A Advanced Dunedin Blue Jays. Smith, 22, focused 8

September 14, 2018 11:02 PM Delta Prince enters $800,000 Woodbine Mile as the early favourite

Vanish was coming off an allowance win when claimed for $40,000 from the stable of Hall of Fame trainer Mark Casse. The move paid immediate dividends as Vanish rallied to finish second to Mr Havercamp — who’ll start Saturday’s race from the No. 5 post — in the Grade 2 Play the King Stakes turf race at 54/1 odds. “The turf was soft, he was slipping and sliding 15

September 13, 2018 2:48 AM NBA quartet will lead Canada against Brazil in World Cup qualifying

Canada is heading into its most important men’s basketball game since 2015 with a roster chock full of NBA experience. Facing Brazil in Laval, Que., on Thursday night to open the second round of qualification for the 2019 World Cup, coach Roy Rana and his staff have settled on a team with four current NBAers – Indiana’s Cory Joseph, Miami’s Kelly Olynyk 13

September 8, 2018 1:58 AM Achonwa sparks Canada past Japan in women’s World Cup basketball tuneup

BRIDGEPORT, CONN.—Natalie Achonwa had a game-high 16 points and 11 rebounds, helping Canada hang on to beat Japan 76-69 on Friday in a tuneup for this month’s women’s basketball World Cup. Miranda Ayim added 15 points for Canada, while Kia Nurse chipped in 10. Evelyn Mawuli had a team-high 15 points for Japan. Head coach Lisa Thomaidis named her 12-player 8

August 31, 2018 6:43 PM Would-be Hamilton hit men get prison terms for murder plots

Two Hamilton men are heading to prison after Vancouver courts heard they took a Greyhound bus to Vancouver with the goal of becoming underworld hit men. Knowah Truth Ferguson, 21, attempted to carry out a murder while dressed in a loose fitting clothing style sometimes worn by Muslim women, carrying his pistol in a purse. Ferguson pleaded guilty to attempting 14

August 31, 2018 12:16 AM Max Domi anxious to get started on the other side of the rivalry

Max Domi’s skating and training sessions at the BioSteel hockey camp this week helped tune his body and mind toward an upcoming NHL season with a new team. But the 23-year-old Montreal Canadiens forward, who grew up in Toronto as a diehard Leafs fan — especially with his father, Tie Domi, playing for the home side — had a few things to straighten out. Domi, traded 13

August 29, 2018 12:40 AM Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski feels ‘ready’ for return to action

This summer, he arrived at camp without a restructured contract he was seeking. He shrugged that off Tuesday — while also acknowledging the substantial deal given to Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. — “those are great players” — and also the contract extension reportedly signed by teammate Shaq Mason on Monday. “I’m in for the players always — I’m a player 29

August 26, 2018 12:32 PM Woman dead, daughter critically injured after car crash in Oshawa

The woman’s three-year-old daughter was also found with critical injuries. She was rushed to the Hospital for Sick Children in downtown Toronto, where she remains in life-threatening condition, according to the release. The crash involved a grey Toyota SUV, a grey Toyota Corolla and a white Jeep Cherokee. Witnesses at the scene told police the grey SUV was heading 27

August 23, 2018 11:35 PM Canadian star Shapovalov heading into second U.S. Open calm, cool and collected

While the 2017 Rogers Cup endeared Shapovalov to Canadian tennis fans, he feels the U.S. Open helped put him on the map in a more global sense. It also proved he could continue the success he’d enjoyed in Montreal. “It was one thing to play well one week at the Rogers Cup and make the semifinals but the U.S. Open was really a chance to back it up and show it wasn’t 14

August 20, 2018 12:20 PM Republicans must rally behind Donald Trump to survive, ex-aide Steve Bannon says

Bannon said his new venture will focus on rapid response and polling with the goal of framing the election as an “up or down vote” on Trump and impeachment. He is also releasing a movie about the president, Trump@War, geared at Trump supporters. Bannon said he was being backed by private donors, but he did not detail who was funding the effort or how much he had raised 14