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July 18, 2018 8:53 PM Sky has no limits as cycling team takes over the Tour

LA ROSIERE, FRANCE—British rider Geraint Thomas won the first summit finish of the Tour de France and claimed the yellow jersey on Wednesday with Team Sky asserting its dominance. Four-time champion Chris Froome moved up to second overall, one minute and 25 seconds behind his teammate. Thomas attacked on the last of four climbs over the short but gruelling 7

June 29, 2018 8:17 PM Olympic high jump champ Derek Drouin has ‘confusing nerve issues’ in neck

Drouin’s injury history reads like a med school textbook. He captured bronze at the 2012 London Olympics a year after rupturing two ligaments in his foot, an injury that required surgery to implant two metal screws. Shortly after winning gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics, he revealed he’d competed with two stress fractures in his lower back. Last season 10

June 26, 2018 11:36 PM Canadian Blake Leibel gets life sentence for torturing, killing girlfriend in California

Leibel used a knife in a “prolonged attack” in which Kasian was “alive for the better part of the mutilation and mayhem,” prosecutor Tannaz Mokayef told jurors. She said the crime “followed a script” from his graphic novel. Leibel is the son of Lorne Leibel, a sailor on Canada’s 1976 Olympics team who built a fortune building homes in the Toronto area. Blake 11

June 18, 2018 5:38 PM Advertising giant Procter & Gamble wants female directors on half of product commercials

The world’s biggest advertiser wants female directors for at least half of its product commercials by 2023, up from about one in 10 today. It’s a direct challenge to the male-dominated agency world, from a client that spent more than $7 billion (U.S.) on advertising last year. “Equality drives growth,” said Marc Pritchard, the company’s chief brand officer 9

June 13, 2018 6:02 PM Swim star Oleksiak helps Special Olympics celebrate milestone anniversary

Midway through a 90-minute training session at the University of Toronto, a group of Special Olympians climbed out of the pool to sing happy birthday to Olympic swimming star Penny Oleksiak, who led Wednesday morning’s practice. Oleksiak recently moved her training base to Gainesville, Fla., but returned to Toronto for a densely-scheduled week that included 11

June 9, 2018 9:45 PM Confident Canadian women’s soccer team is deeper than ever

The last time the Canadian women’s national team played in Hamilton was in May 2015, a friendly match against England that came days before Canada began hosting the Women’s World Cup. Canada was ranked eighth in the world then, according to FIFA. England sat at No. 6. Midfielder Sophie Schmidt, who scored the game’s lone goal to give Canada the victory 15

June 8, 2018 4:54 PM Sprinting is a family affair for Pickering track stars Zion and Selah Brookes

It’s a bit cool for sprint practice on a June night at St. Mary’s High School in Pickering, but Zion and Selah Brookes don’t show it. Zion, 16, is zeroed in on preparing for this weekend’s Ontario high school track and field championships at York University, where he’ll be ranked second in the 100 metres and 4x100-metre relay, and third in the 200. In fact, he’s rated 8

May 25, 2018 5:53 PM Daniel Craig to return as 007, Danny Boyle at helm for 25th Bond film

LOS ANGELES—Daniel Craig is back as Bond, the spy series’ producers confirmed, in a Danny Boyle-directed film due for release in 2019. Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli of EON Productions announced Thursday that production on the 25th official James Bond thriller will begin in December at London’s Pinewood Studios. Confirmation of Craig’s 23

May 16, 2018 11:29 PM A new study says Toronto trails only New York as the likeliest spot for Amazon’s new HQ — but that doesn’t count tax breaks

As 20 cities eagerly await signals from Amazon Inc., fresh analysis by a real estate and tourism consultant has both good and bad news for Toronto’s hopes of landing the tech giant’s second headquarters. Resonance, with offices in Vancouver and New York, used its data on cities and Amazon’s “request for proposal” to rank which of the 20 shortlisted cities 18

May 8, 2018 11:23 PM Yankees, Sox will find confines of London stadium hitter friendly

MLB’s top slugging teams expected to put on power display with shallow outfield walls. When the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox visit London for a two-game series in June 2019, the travel may be a hassle and beans and toast for breakfast may prove to be an acquired taste. But two of the best-hitting teams in baseball may find at least one thing 13