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October 17, 2018 11:04 PM Welcome to the season of Kawhi Leonard

Kawhi Leonard looks like an apex predator, because he is one. His shoulders are almost comically broad, in both the amusing and comic-book sense; he has a low centre of gravity and that seven-foot-three wingspan, with arms that stretch to the swooping death of those giant, quick, enveloping hands. Later, you see the quick feet, the skill, and the blank-faced 7

October 17, 2018 6:21 PM ‘I ain’t dead,’ Roseanne Barr retorts after Conners premiere

“While we wish the very best for the cast and production crew of The Conners, all of whom are deeply dedicated to their craft and were Roseanne’s cherished colleagues, we regret that ABC chose to cancel Roseanne by killing off the Roseanne Conner character,” Barr and Boteach said in the statement, which Barr linked to on Twitter. “That it was done through 8

October 16, 2018 11:37 PM Eight games every Raptors fan should circle on their calendar

Wednesday vs. Cleveland: The season opener will give fans a first glimpse at these new-look Raptors, plus the Cavaliers without LeBron James. Does the rivalry persist without the King on the court? This game could give us an answer. Friday vs. Boston: This could be a preview of next spring’s Eastern Conference final. It will be a good early test for Kawhi 6

October 15, 2018 10:43 PM No deal for Raptors’ Wright by contract extension deadline

It was not a surprising move. Wright is seen as a viable part of the team’s future but not having long-term money tied up leaves the luxury-tax-paying franchise with some measure of flexibility next summer. They retain the right to match any offer Wright gets in July, so it’s not as if they are cutting him totally adrift after the season that begins 6

October 15, 2018 10:33 PM Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65

SEATTLE—Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates, has died. He was 65. Allen’s company Vulcan Inc. said in a statement that he died Monday. Earlier this month Allen said the cancer he was treated for in 2009, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, had returned. Allen and Gates founded Microsoft Corp. in 1975. Microsoft’s big break came in 1980, when IBM Corp. decided 8

October 15, 2018 3:26 PM Come From Away to take show to St. John’s

David Mirvish says they decided to return to Newfoundland after realizing there was a gap between the Toronto production’s move from the Royal Alexandra Theatre to the Elgin Theatre this January. The St. John’s shows will run from Jan. 23 to 27 at the Holy Heart Theatre, with proceeds going to the six towns that hosted 7,000 stranded travellers who landed 11

October 13, 2018 11:14 PM Trump prays with American pastor recently freed by Turkey

Trump thanked Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who had resisted the demands of Trump and other high-level U.S. officials for Brunson’s release. Erdogan had insisted that his country's courts are independent, though he previously had suggested a possible swap for Brunson. The U.S. had repeatedly called for Brunson’s release and, this year, sanctioned 41

October 12, 2018 3:32 AM Perron’s hat trick lifts St. Louis Blues over Calgary Flames

ST. LOUIS—David Perron scored his fourth career hat trick, Alexander Steen had a goal and an assist, and the St. Louis Blues beat the Calgary Flames 5-3 on Thursday night. Joel Edmundson also scored and Brayden Schenn had three assists as the Blues won for the first time this season. Jake Allen made 31 saves. James Neal, Derek Ryan and Mikael Backlund 11

October 11, 2018 12:44 PM Severe cyclone hits eastern India; 8 killed

GOPALPUR, INDIA — A severe cyclone damaged homes and blew down trees and power poles Thursday in eastern India, where eight people were killed and about 300,000 forced to move to higher ground. Cyclone Titli, or Butterfly, had winds blowing up to 150 kilometres per hour (95 mph) when it came onshore, the India Meteorological Department said. It spread 11

October 7, 2018 5:56 PM Outcry as Jews create own group in German far-right party

BERLIN—Jewish members of the far-right Alternative for Germany party, or AfD, met in the southwestern German city of Wiesbaden on Sunday to create a Jewish section within the party — a move that drew strong condemnation from other Jews. A leading member of the group, Wolfgang Fuhl, told the German news agency dpa, that only AfD members who were ethnically 9