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February 21, 2018 4:24 PM Canadian curling still rock solid despite Homan’s Olympic disaster

Most of the top women's teams in Pyeongchang, including Great Britain, coached by Canadians. PYEONGCHANG, SOUTH KOREA—In making sense of the seismic national sporting catastrophe that was Rachel Homan’s historic early exit from the women’s Olympic curling tournament, you could have come up with any number of culprits. Why, exactly, will Homan go down as the first 9

February 17, 2018 5:24 AM Patrick Chan ends Olympic career with ninth place in Pyeongchang

Chan, the three-time world champion who helped Canada win gold in the team event, triples second quad in shaky skate. Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu and Shoma Uno take gold and silver medals respectively, with Spain’s Javier Fernandez in third. GANGNEUNG, South Korea—Canada’s Patrick Chan finished ninth in his final Olympic appearance. Skating to Jeff Buckley’s 8

February 14, 2018 5:26 PM Chan hopes to end Canadian men's golden drought

Canadian star up against touch competition in U.S phenom Nathan Chen and Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu. PYEONGCHANG, SOUTH KOREA—Here’s a weird factoid: Canada, a figure skating colossus, has never won men’s gold at the Olympics. A dozen world championships, yeah. But at the Games, the lollapalooza of international sports, there’s always been a hitch, an obstacle 6

February 11, 2018 2:01 PM Russian plane carrying 71 crashes near Moscow

Regional jet had disappeared from radar screens shortly after takeoff A Russian passenger plane believed to be carrying 71 people crashed Sunday afternoon near Moscow, shortly after takeoff from one of the city's airports. No survivors were immediately reported. The An-148 regional jet disappeared from radar screens a few minutes after departing from Domodedovo 26

January 31, 2018 4:31 PM Three dead after helicopter crashes into California home

Two others were injured when a helicopter crashed into the house in Newport Beach with such force that it was barely recognizable. NEWPORT BEACH, CALIF.—Three people were killed and two others were injured when a helicopter crashed into a house in a suburban Southern California neighbourhood just a few minutes after taking off, officials said. The helicopter 12

January 16, 2018 6:19 PM ‘My game feels good’: Canadian Mike Weir returns to PGA Tour after worldwide swing

The 47-year-old golfer will return to the PGA Tour for the first time since last year’s RBC Canadian Open. After spending the last year playing golf in such places as Italy, Morocco, Fiji, Australia, and South Africa, Canadian Mike Weir returns to the PGA Tour this week for the first time since last year’s RBC Canadian Open. Weir, of Brights Grove, Ont., is a past champion 15

January 11, 2018 9:59 PM Roger Federer's bid for 20th Grand Slam could include matches vs. Raonic, Djokovic

Canada's Milos Raonic will open the Australian Open against Slovakia's Lukas Lacko on Sunday, while compatriot Denis Shapovalov makes his tournament debut when he takes on Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece. Roger Federer found himself in a slightly awkward position before the Australian Open draw. A few minutes later when the formalities were completed, Federer 14

December 20, 2017 10:40 PM NASA unveils 2 finalists for missions to distant worlds

Winning mission would launch in 2025 NASA's next robotic mission to a far-off world may be either landing on Saturn's largest moon, Titan, or a mission to comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko that would return samples to Earth. The two finalists in the space agency's New Frontiers Program were announced Wednesday afternoon in a teleconference. The Comet Astrobiology 24

December 13, 2017 5:39 PM Blue Origin launches, lands Mannequin Skywalker with upgraded spacecraft

7th flight of New Shepherd suborbital vehicle used new booster, crew capsule with big windows Private space company Blue Origin has successfully launched and landed an upgraded rocket and a new crew capsule that it bills as having "the largest windows in space." The seventh flight of the company's New Shepard suborbital spacecraft at the company's West Texas 57

December 6, 2017 4:58 AM Delta Airlines flight makes emergency bathroom stop in Montana

BILLINGS, Mont. - A Delta flight from New York City to Seattle had to make a stop in Billings after the plane's toilets stopping working and passengers couldn't hold it any longer. The Billings Gazette reports that the direct flight diverted hundreds of kilometres south on Saturday to make the emergency bathroom stop. Delta says that upon landing in Billings 18