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September 14, 2018 12:49 PM Olynyk leads Canada past Brazil at World Cup qualifying

LAVAL, QUE.—Kelly Olynyk had 20 points and 18 rebounds to lift Canada to a 85-77 victory over Brazil to open the second round of World Cup qualifying on Thursday. Cory Joseph added 16 and 10 assists, while Tristan Thompson grabbed 12 boards. Kevin Pangos had 10 points and eight assists. Canada (6-1) and Venezuela, which improved to 6-1 with an 84-69 win over the U.S. Virgin 13

September 6, 2018 4:12 PM N.B. Greens release homecare plan aimed at improving services and salaries

FREDERICTON—New Brunswick’s Green party has released a homecare plan that focuses on more individualized care and increased salaries for homecare workers. Leader David Coon says a one-size-fits-all, profit-driven model leads to lower in-home care standards and unacceptable wages. Coon says if his party forms government, it would increase training requirements 13

August 31, 2018 10:30 AM Esi Edugyan’s new book Washington Black is a ‘cinematic epic of slavery and freedom’

From Toni Morrison’s Beloved to Lawrence Hill’s The Book of Negroes, the slave narrative has produced many powerful novels. Esi Edugyan offers an inventive spin on the genre in Washington Black, the Victoria author’s follow-up to her 2011 Scotiabank Giller Prize-winning Half-Blood Blues. A cinematic epic of slavery and freedom, it’s also a tale of high adventure 7

August 23, 2018 11:45 PM Buffalo’s Eichel hopes to reel in emotion

“I think it’s good for us, some fresh faces,” Eichel said. “The last few years have been pretty bad, so I think it can bring a bit of a different culture.” They join a team built around Eichel, a swift-skating, hard-shooting six-foot-two, 196 pound centre, who hasn’t yet played to his full potential due to injuries and a lack of top-line talent around 14

August 23, 2018 8:53 PM Williams sisters on early collision course after U.S. Open draw

NEW YORK—Serena and Venus Williams could be headed toward their earliest Grand Slam meeting in 20 years, facing a potential third-round matchup at the U.S. Open. If the sisters do play each other, the winner might face No. 1-ranked Simona Halep in the fourth round. That section of the women’s bracket, and a possible Roger Federer-Novak Djokovic quarterfinal 12

August 23, 2018 12:19 AM Five players to watch at the CP Women’s Open

The defending champion from South Korea has picked up where she left off after an impressive rookie season last year. Park and Ariya Jutanugarn lead all LPGA Tour players with three wins apiece this year. Park’s victory last week bumped Jutanugarn down to second in the world rankings. Park became the fastest player in LPGA history to reach $2 million 14

August 13, 2018 2:16 PM IndyCar leader Scott Dixon signs extension with Ganassi

The New Zealand native has won the Indianapolis 500 and his 44 career victories trail only A.J. Foyt and Mario Andretti on the all-time win list. At 38, he’s leading the series in pursuit of his fifth IndyCar title. Dixon has three wins this season and leads Alexander Rossi by 46 points in the standings with four races remaining. “I think when you mention 15

August 10, 2018 12:46 AM Woodland feels at home in Missouri, leads PGA with 64

ST. LOUIS—Kansas-bred Gary Woodland felt right at home in enemy territory and delivered his best performance in a major Thursday at the PGA Championship. Woodland used his power to birdie the two par 5s on the soft turf of Bellerive, and he relied on a new grip and new confidence in his putter for everything else on his way to a 6-under 64 for a one-shot 15

August 6, 2018 4:24 PM Nova Scotia driver ‘acting like an idiot’ charged after going 232 km/hr on highway

THOMSON STATION, N.S.—Nova Scotia police say it’s one of the fastest speeds they’ve ever clocked: A young Quebec man was allegedly caught driving 232 kilometres an hour on the Trans-Canada Highway. Cpl. Dal Hutchinson says officers were conducting radar enforcement on Highway 104 in Thomson Station, N.S., around noon Saturday when they saw two vehicles 17

August 6, 2018 3:05 PM Brazil party picks presidential backup option for jailed leader Lula

SAO PAULO—Brazil’s Workers’ Party announced Monday that former Sao Paulo Mayor Fernando Haddad will become its presidential candidate if jailed ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who leads in national polls, is barred from running in the October election. Party chairwoman Gleisi Hoffmann said that Haddad will be the vice-presidential candidate pending 18