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November 20, 2018 3:23 PM Jays prospect Conine admits ‘utmost embarrassment’ for failed drug test, won’t appeal

Toronto Blue Jays prospect Griffin Conine will not challenge a 50-game suspension he was handed on Monday after a failed drug test. Conine, 21, the son of former major-league outfielder Jeff Conine, will miss the first month and a half of the 2019 season after he tested positive for the banned stimulant ritalinic acid under the minor-league drug program 8

November 19, 2018 2:10 PM Here’s how to trade Canadian stocks hit by tax-loss selling

The Canadian S&P TSX is down more than 6% year-to-date and has created opportunities for investors to consider several stocks that have probably been hit by tax-loss selling, according to Canaccord Genuity’s Canadian Research team. The companies on the list are mainly energy and materials stocks, since the main sectors contributing to the year-to-date 6

November 19, 2018 3:40 AM Hutchinson sparks Canada past St. Kitts in CONCACAF Nations League qualifying

As expected, the well-organized Sugar Boys proved to be a tougher test than the U.S. Virgin Islands and Dominica, whom the Canadians dispatched by a combined 13-0 in their two previous matches. Canada, ranked 76th in the world compared to No. 133 for St. Kitts, had more chances as the game wore on at Warner Park, but could not breach the St. Kitts defence 8

November 19, 2018 1:45 AM Joe Theismann feels Alex Smith’s pain

LANDOVER, MD.—Alex Smith seemed to know immediately this was bad. Really, really bad. He covered his face with both hands, then a white towel, before his fractured right leg was placed in an air cast and he was carted off the field. One of his predecessors as quarterback of the Washington Redskins, Joe Theismann, was at Sunday’s game and sensed the same — all-too-familiar 4

November 17, 2018 7:13 PM Cyclone kills 33 in India with thousands in relief camps

They were evacuated from areas in the path of Cyclone Gaja, which struck six districts of Tamil Nadu state on Friday with heavy rains and winds that reached 90 kilometres per hour (55 miles per hour). Relief workers found 13 bodies Friday and an additional 20 on Saturday, said Edappadi Palaniswami, the state’s top elected official. Most deaths were caused 8

November 15, 2018 3:35 PM Newfoundland woman’s search for missing California couple comes to difficult end

LEWISPORTE, N. L.—A Newfoundland woman who launched a desperate bid to find family members missing thousands of kilometres away in a fire-ravaged California town says the search has come to a difficult end. Megan Janes says her aunt and uncle, Paradise residents Paula and Randy Dodge, are no longer missing but also “no longer with us.” In a post on Twitter 7

November 14, 2018 12:08 PM Loblaw Q3 profit down from a year ago as tax court ruling hits bottom line

Loblaw Companies Ltd. reported its third-quarter profit fell compared with a year ago as it was hit by a one-time charge related to a tax court ruling that it plans to appeal. The retailer says it earned a profit attributable to common shareholders of $106 million or 28 cents per share for the quarter ended Oct. 6. The quarter included a $367-million 4

November 13, 2018 3:24 AM Canucks lose to Rangers on a career night for Henrik Lundqvist

The 20-year-old Howden got the game-winner with 8:41 left in the third when he snapped a wrist shot past Markstrom. Jimmy Vesey and Jesper Fast assisted on the play. Howden missed one game earlier in November for precautionary reasons after a scary collision with the end boards against Buffalo. Goldobin gave the Canucks a 1-0 lead at 3:16 of the second 11

November 9, 2018 10:15 PM Music publisher backs Rihanna against Trump

Rihanna is strengthening her resolve against President Donald Trump and now has the backing of performing rights company Broadcast Music Inc., which has notified the Trump campaign that it should discontinue use of her music at events. BMI has removed the Barbadian singer’s work from a blanket licence agreement used for campaigns. In this case, the so-called 25

November 7, 2018 5:39 AM R.J. Barrett leads Duke rout over Kentucky in season opener

Kentucky trailed 11-8 when Duke scored the game’s next nine points in less than two minutes. Reddish hit another 3-pointer, Jones and Bolden hit layups and Barrett ended a fast break with a slam dunk to give Duke a 20-8 lead. When Barrett scored inside at 11:47, Duke had made 11 of its first 19 shots and six Blue Devils had scored to build a 27-10 lead. The Blue Devils 13