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July 17, 2018 3:06 AM Bryce Harper the hometown hero in home-run derby

The Nationals outfielder, serenaded by loud “Let’s go Harper! Let’s go Harper!” chants throughout the night, rallied in the final round to win the home-run derby on Monday night in his home ballpark. Harper, the No. 2 seed in the competition and with his father throwing to him, beat the Cubs’ Kyle Schwarber, the fifth seed, 19-18, in the final round 6

June 18, 2018 2:44 AM Fast lane to major leagues can bypass Triple-A

Just about everyone now knows Hicks can throw hard. He touched 105 m.p.h. twice on the speed gun on May 20, the only pitcher in the past decade to do that. Hicks actually made the jump all the way from A-ball to the majors. He was brought to the Cardinals’ major-league camp this spring and threw 100 m.p.h. consistently. Just as important, he showed marked 12

June 16, 2018 2:07 AM Blue Jays edge Nationals for fifth straight home win

Perhaps it was Adam Eaton’s lack of familiarity with Rogers Centre sightlines. Perhaps it was the fact that he was making just his fifth appearance in right field since 2016. But in the late evening twilight on Friday, the Nationals outfielder lost sight of a high fly ball by Blue Jay Teoscar Hernandez to the warning track that bounced over the fence 13

June 1, 2018 3:53 AM Wild-card triumph: Little-known speller wins Scripps spelling bee

Karthik Nemmani outlasts better-known spellers before winning with 'koinonia' Karthik Nemmani didn't win his regional spelling bee. He didn't even win his county spelling bee. But he was still good enough to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Throwing everything he had into his one shot at glory, 14-year-old Karthik outlasted better-known spellers 36

May 29, 2018 9:45 PM St. Louis Cardinals rookie pitcher Jordan Hicks lighting up radar guns

“I was afraid he was going to try and hit 112, but he came out and probably had his best outing,” Matheny said. “And it was under control, but it still wasn’t holding back, but it was in the zone. Those are the things that we need. He can throw as hard as he wants to but control counts and have a purpose of why you’re making a pitch and not to just ‘wow’ 12

May 16, 2018 10:11 PM Talks stall between Canadian Lacrosse Association, players` association

The NLTPA also informed the CLA that until their conditions were met, they would not play for Canada in any tournament. The men’s field world championships is the first tournament on the calendar since the strike began. Although the CLA has made an offer to the NLTPA, it is only for the 34 players in the top tier of the senior men’s field team pool. Those 18

March 29, 2018 2:47 PM Rusty Staub, original Montreal Expos superstar, dies at 73

Rusty Staub, an original member of the Montreal Expos and one of the team’s first superstars, has died. He was 73. Nicknamed “Le Grand Orange” by Montreal fans for his shock of red hair — which also earned him the handle Rusty — the right-fielder was traded to the Expos in 1969, before the start of their first season in the majors. He went on to become 20

March 15, 2018 9:53 PM Hawks’ Nofuente hits game-winning shot to overcome Mount Saint Vincent in opening game at nationals

Ceejay Nofuente finished with 23 points and 13 rebounds. Humber advances to the semifinals of the eight-team tournament Friday night. Ceejay Nofuente sank a jumper with 0.8 seconds remaining as the top-seeded Humber Hawks overcame a slow start to defeat Atlantic champion Mount Saint Vincent 71-69 in their opening game at the CCAA women’s basketball nationals 21

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 20

January 7, 2018 2:48 PM Crew of 32 missing after oil tanker and freighter collide off China coast

The oil tanker caught fire after the collision off China’s east coast, leaving the ship’s entire crew missing. BEIJING—An Iranian oil tanker collided with a bulk freighter and caught fire off China’s east coast, leaving the tanker’s entire crew of 32 missing and causing it to spill oil into the sea, authorities said Sunday. Chinese authorities dispatched 33