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June 24, 2018 1:38 PM Canadian peacekeepers arrive in Mali as yearlong mission begins

The Liberal government committed two large Chinook transports and four smaller Griffin escorts for medical evacuations and transport, but the Canadian Forces is sending one more of each as spares in case any of the others break down in the harsh desert heat and dust. The total force will include about 250 Canadian service members who will call a German-run 6

June 24, 2018 4:39 AM Pearce blast lifts Blue Jays past Angels in Stroman’s return

ANAHEIM, CALIF.—Steve Pearce hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning and the Blue Jays ended a five-game road losing streak with a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night. Marcus Stroman threw five scoreless innings for the Blue Jays, who had lost 10 of their last 11 on the road. Stroman, who had not started since May 8 because of shoulder 5

June 24, 2018 2:42 AM Argonauts lose Ricky Ray and home opener to Stampeders

The Argonauts had more than a loss to the Calgary Stampeders on their minds after Saturday night’s Grey Cup rematch at BMO Field. Argos star quarterback Ricky Ray was taken to hospital after he was carted off the field with a suspected neck injury in the third quarter. Ray faked a handoff when Stampeders defensive linemen Ja’Gared Davis and Cordarro 6

June 23, 2018 10:05 PM Syrian children's choir not to attend festival over fears about U.S. travel

Tang says most of the choir members immigrated to Canada within the last two years, and some parents worried that travel documents from their home country would raise red flags under a U.S. policy that bans travellers from five majority-Muslim countries: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. It also affects two non-Muslim countries, blocking travellers 5

June 23, 2018 4:34 PM Ilya Kovalchuk returns to NHL with L.A. Kings in $18M deal

After five years back home in Russia, Ilya Kovalchuk is ready to resume his Stanley Cup chase with the Los Angeles Kings. The high-scoring forward agreed to a three-year, $18.75 million deal with the Kings on Saturday, choosing Los Angeles over several interested teams for his return to the NHL. The 35-year-old Kovalchuk scored 816 points in 816 career 6

June 22, 2018 2:21 AM Hundreds attend funeral for fashion designer Kate Spade

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Hundreds of mourners braved drizzling rain to attend the funeral for fashion designer Kate Spade on Thursday, many of them carrying her iconic purses as they flocked to a church in her hometown of Kansas City, Missouri. Her family released a statement shortly before the funeral began, saying her father had died the night before at his home. The statement 8

June 21, 2018 12:16 AM Trudeau urges Canadians to travel and buy Canadian in the face of U.S. trade dispute

OTTAWA—As a Canada-U.S. trade dispute threatens to grow nastier, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is encouraging Canadians to travel and spend at home though he stopped just shy of urging a boycott of American goods and destinations. Asked by reporters how Canadians should respond to the ongoing trade actions of the U.S. administration of President Donald 8

June 20, 2018 2:18 AM It’s all fun and big-league games as Canadian Mike Soroka returns to Toronto

For Mike Soroka, the Atlanta Braves’ 20-year-old right-hander, it was going to be a tough act to follow. The Calgary native on Tuesday became the second Canadian pitcher to start a game at Rogers Centre in 2018. The first, Seattle left-hander James Paxton, from Richmond, B.C., tossed a no-hitter May 8, something accomplished just once previously by a Canadian 7

June 19, 2018 7:24 PM Drew Moor’s journey back from injury nears its end as he takes field for TFC practice

Moor had played 10 of Toronto FC’s first 12 matches in a crammed opening to the schedule before the injury occurred. He was rested for the other two games, which preceded Champions League contests. Moor says the injury was likely the result of a combination of factors, including a short off-season, lots of travel, changes in altitude and playing on different 7

June 19, 2018 6:03 PM Open-net goal lifts Senegal to a win over Poland at the World Cup

Senegal President Macky Sall was in the stands to watch his nation’s first World Cup match since 2002, when the team reached the quarter-finals before losing to Turkey. Poland returned for the first time since 2006. Poland fans in red and white were about three-quarters of the crowd, and they chanted and clapped throughout. Lewandowski topped the Bundesliga 6