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July 15, 2018 4:52 PM Kevin Pillar likely out six weeks with shoulder injury

Pillar left the game in the third inning with a right clavicle injury after making a diving catch on a Brock Holt shallow fly. He rolled on the ground before throwing the ball to second for an inning-ending double play. Gurriel got a foot to the back of his helmet from Red Sox started Eduardo Rodriguez while Gurriel was diving into first base on an infield 5

July 14, 2018 9:14 PM Blue Jays fall to Red Sox on Bogaerts walk-off slam in 10th

The AL East-leading Red Sox had their 10-game winning streak halted Friday. They haven’t lost two straight since June 19 and 20. Boston starter Eduardo Rodriguez had to leave the game with a sprained right ankle after stumbling to the ground when his left foot hit the helmet of Lourdes Gurriel Jr., who was diving into the bag on his infield hit. Betts 5

July 13, 2018 10:26 PM Bo Levi Mitchell holds no grudge over low hit

The Calgary Stampeders quarterback attended the team’s rundown Friday, one day after its dominant 27-3 road win over the Ottawa Redblacks. But Mitchell only watched as he wore a sleeve on his injured right knee. Mitchell was injured with a little more than five minutes remaining in the second quarter when he was hit low by Ottawa defensive lineman Danny 8

July 12, 2018 12:31 AM There’s no tally of close calls on Toronto streets. So pedestrians are turning to #NearMissToronto

Abigail Pugh had just dropped her 9-year-old daughter off at school in Dufferin Grove when she witnessed a near miss. A driver didn’t see a boy crossing at a pedestrian crosswalk and slammed on the brakes, narrowly avoiding another headline-making tragedy. The experience spurred Pugh to create the hashtag and ensuing campaign #NearMissToronto. “I just decided 6

July 10, 2018 4:53 PM Toronto condo starts hit 30-year high to lead Canadian home surge

The June numbers reveal a resiliency that continues to surprise policy-makers and analysts, particularly since sales in some of the country’s priciest real estate markets have been cooling. Economists forecast annualized housing starts of 210,000 units in June, from 193,902 in May. Demand for condos seems to be high given low levels of inventory, the Ottawa-based 8

July 10, 2018 3:36 AM Two victims injured after shooting and collision in the Annex

Police have found an abandoned vehicle in a nearby location, as well as a firearm. They said the vehicle in the collision hit a tree as well as the pedestrian. They also said two occupants of the vehicle ran south toward an alley. Police arrested one man around 10:30 p.m., but no charges have been laid. They are still searching for the other occupant 7

July 7, 2018 1:39 PM Death toll climbs as heavy rain and flooding hit Japan

TOKYO—Torrents of rainfall and flooding battered a widespread area in southwestern Japan on Saturday, leaving at least 15 people dead and more than 50 missing, according to Japanese media. As the death toll continued to climb from the rainfall, which began earlier this week, Okayama prefecture said a man caught in a landslide was pronounced dead. Kyodo 10

July 7, 2018 2:39 AM Jays make it a grey day for Yankees starter

He had a lot of help defensively from centre fielder Kevin Pillar, who jumped a couple of feet off the ground on the warning track to bring down a Greg Bird drive in the second and then caught a liner from Neil Walker in the fifth that left the Yankees second baseman with his hands on his head in disbelief as he crossed first base. Gaviglio, who gave up a solo homer 23

July 4, 2018 7:37 PM Ottawa reconsidering $420 million in funding for Ontario over its cancellation of cap and trade

Newly elected Ontario Premier Doug Ford has rescinded the previous Liberal government’s regulation that established the cap and trade program in 2017. That has prompted Canada to immediately hit the brakes on Ontario’s portion of the $1.4-billion climate change fund. In April, McKenna and former Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne signed a plan to provide 62

July 4, 2018 5:01 PM Tariff troubles for Germany won’t stay in Germany

Meanwhile, the trade dispute raging between U.S. President Donald Trump and China threatens to engulf Germany. The country’s current-account surplus amounts to some 8% of gross domestic product. Car exports to the U.S., which account for 0.7% of German GDP, according to Citigroup, are a particular bugbear for Mr. Trump. That has shaken investors: The Euro Stoxx 14