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November 19, 2018 3:42 AM Monday NHL preview: Columbus Blue Jackets at Toronto Maple Leafs

Columbus forward Cam Atkinson fired a hat trick in the Blue Jackets’ 4-1 win over Carolina on Saturday, the fifth of his career to tie Rick Nash for the franchise high. Atkinson leads the team with 12 goals, six in his past four games … Leafs defenceman Jake Gardiner had what coach Mike Babcock called his best game of the season Friday in Anaheim. Gardiner 7

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 14, 2018 8:42 PM Juul to keep selling fruit-flavoured e-cigarette pods in Canada

An American e-cigarette maker will continue selling mango, fruit and cucumber flavoured pods in Canadian convenience and vape shops, despite no longer doing so south of the border because they might entice young people to use its products. “The Canadian and U.S. markets are very different,” said an emailed statement from Juul Labs in response to a question 6

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

November 3, 2018 3:12 AM Last-place Argos drop season finale to Redblacks

Backup quarterback Dominique Davis threw for 220 yards and a touchdown as Ottawa downed the Toronto Argonauts 24-9 on Friday in the last regular-season game for both squads. Neither team had anything to play for in the standings. The Argonauts (4-14) will finish last in the East Division, one year after winning the Grey Cup, while the Redblacks (11-7) already 11

November 1, 2018 1:54 PM Towering statue of India’s independence leader unveiled

NEW DELHI—India’s prime minister on Wednesday unveiled a towering bronze statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, a key independence leader being promoted as a national icon in the ruling party’s campaign ahead of next year’s general elections. Patel, who hailed from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s native Gujarat state, was also India’s first home minister 10

November 1, 2018 5:56 AM Virtanen leads Canucks with two goals in win over Blackhawks

Virtanen followed with his second of the night just over 12 minutes into the second period. He scooped up a pass just inside the blue line and fired a quick shot past Crawford to tie the game once again. Gaunce notched the go-ahead goal halfway through the third period after he snatched up a Blackhawks’ pass. The goal was the sixth of the centre’s NHL career 13

October 27, 2018 1:08 AM Saturday NHL preview: Winnipeg Jets at Toronto Maple Leafs

Mark Scheifele stirs the pot on Winnipeg’s offence. With five goals and five assists, he’s producing at the rate of a point a game and is on a three-game points streak … Leafs defenceman Morgan Rielly remains second in team scoring with 14 points and leads in shifts per game (27.5). The Jets had won three in a row until running into the Leafs in Winnipeg 17

October 25, 2018 5:08 PM Ethiopia elects first female president, ‘sets the standard,’ says the chief of staff

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA—Ethiopian lawmakers on Thursday unanimously elected the country’s first female president, days after approving one of the world’s few “gender-balanced” Cabinets. As seasoned diplomat Sahle-Work Zewde takes the largely ceremonial post, many celebrated Africa’s only current female head of state. Africa’s first female president, Liberia’s 17

October 24, 2018 11:28 PM Saskatchewan Roughriders will present the surging B.C. Lions with a solid road test

The Lions opened the season dropping their first five road games before snapping that dubious streak with a 32-14 win over the Montreal Alouettes on Sept. 14. Since then, B.C. has won two of its last three contests away from B.C. Place Stadium. B.C. (9-7) will have its road mettle put to the test Saturday when it visits Saskatchewan (11-6). The Roughriders’ 18