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January 14, 2019 1:51 AM Saints squeak past Eagles into NFC championship game

Brees had 2-yard touchdown passes to rookie Keith Kirkwood and all-pro wideout Michael Thomas, who had 12 receptions for 171 yards. Philadelphia had ball for more than nine minutes in the first quarter, after which the Eagles had the ball about 13 minutes and never scored. New Orleans, which routed Philadelphia 48-7 in November, gambled on its first 40

January 11, 2019 4:06 AM Taiwan leader appoints new premier following election loss

TAIPEI, Taiwan - Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen has appointed a close political ally as premier during a Cabinet reshuffle following the ruling Democratic Progressive Party’s heavy losses in local elections. Su Tseng-chang takes charge of the Cabinet Friday amid tense relations with China, which threatens to use force to take control of the island 22

January 10, 2019 10:14 PM Postmedia’s Paul Godfrey passes baton to Andrew MacLeod, who takes on CEO’s job

TORONTO - Paul Godfrey is stepping down as CEO of Postmedia Network Canada Corp. but will remain as executive chairman of the company, which owns the National Post, other newspapers and digital publications. Andrew MacLeod, who has been Godfrey’s second in command since 2016, becomes Postmedia’s chief executive officer. The announcements came as the owner 27

January 10, 2019 3:55 PM Maxime Comtois responds to cyber bullying after missed penalty shot

The left winger was stopped on a penalty shot in overtime in Canada’s 2-1 quarter-final loss to Finland Jan. 2, and when Finland subsequently scored, Canada failed to make the medal round for the first time in 21 years. He faced a barrage of hateful messages on social media after the loss, some of which criticized him for missing the penalty shot and others 20

January 7, 2019 2:57 PM New York City firefighter plunges to death from overpass

Pollard is the 1,151st member of the FDNY to die in the line of duty, the statement said. He comes from a family of firefighters including his father, Ray Pollard, of Ladder 102 in Brooklyn, and his brother Ray Pollard Jr., who is a member of Ladder Company 114. Survivors also include his mother. Police Commissioner James O’Neill tweeted early Monday 17

January 7, 2019 3:42 AM Xander Schauffele wins Tournament of Champions with record round

KAPALUA, HAWAII—Xander Schauffele tied the Plantation course record with an 11-under 62 on Sunday, and he needed every shot to beat Gary Woodland by one shot and win the Sentry Tournament of Champions. His fortunes turned quickly, and it got better with every hole. He ran off three straight birdies. He chipped in from the front of the green on the par-5 ninth 16

January 6, 2019 1:30 AM Indianapolis Colts, Andrew Luck handle Houston Texans in NFL wild-card game

The Colts, who opened the season 1-5, continued an impressive run by winning their fifth straight and for the 10th time in 11 games. Saturday was their first playoff appearance since the AFC championship game loss at New England in the “Deflategate” game in the 2014 season. It was another good game in a splendid season for Luck, who grew up in a suburb 22

January 4, 2019 9:48 PM Saturday NHL preview: Vancouver Canucks at Toronto Maple Leafs

Vancouver’s Bo Horvat, with 36 points in 42 games, is on pace to shatter his career high of 52 points from two seasons ago. The 23-year-old centre, drafted ninth overall in 2013, is also the NHL’s top faceoff man ... Leafs centre John Tavares, selected to play in the all-star game for the sixth time, was third in the NHL in goals through Thursday with 26. Vancouver’s 22

January 4, 2019 5:32 PM Leafs’ Andersen returns to practice, but Hutchinson will face Canucks

On Friday, Andersen participated in his first full practice since Dec. 27, when he was sidelined with a groin injury. Andersen won’t be available Saturday, but didn’t rule out returning to the nets early next week. The Leafs host the Nashville Predators on Monday. Sparks, meanwhile, has a concussiont and is no timetable for his return, which means the Leafs 24

January 4, 2019 3:40 PM HBC stock climbs after exec. purchases about 18 million of the retailer’s shares

Baker and Rupert of the Rhine already have a large stake in the company and the purchased shares represent about 9.76 per cent of the issued or outstanding common shares on a non-diluted basis. The purchase caused HBC's stock to climb to $8.52 and comes a month after HBC announced it had a third-quarter net loss of $164 million or 69 cents per share 24