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January 19, 2018 3:00 AM Friday NBA game preview: San Antonio Spurs at Toronto Raptors

LaMarcus Aldridge vs. Serge Ibaka matchup to watch at Air Canada Centre. The Spurs big man lit up Toronto for 20 points earlier this season, and was involved in a bit of fracas with Ibaka that preceded the Toronto forward fouling out of the game. A feisty matchup to watch. San Antonio will be without Kawhi Leonard, out indefinitely while trying to deal with a lingering 9

January 18, 2018 11:20 AM Eugenie Bouchard joins Milos Raonic on sidelines of Australian Open

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA—Three of Canada’s top tennis stars have now been eliminated from the Australian Open tennis tournament. The latest was unseeded Eugenie Bouchard of Westmount, Que., who fell to top-seeded Simona Halep of Romania 6-2, 6-2 in their second round match in Melbourne on Thursday. Halep’s gained some revenge from the last — and only — time the pair met in a Grand 10

January 17, 2018 3:00 PM Rufus Wainwright’s Hadrian dominates Canadian Opera Company’s 2018-19 season

As well as COC’s first mainstage world premiere since 1999, season includes Eugene Onegin and return of Cosi fan tutte and La Bohème. With some Ancient Roman history in hand, the Canadian Opera Company is set to produce its first full-length, mainstage world premiere since 1999. The new opera, Hadrian, was the highlight of the company’s unveiling of its 2018-19 season 13

January 16, 2018 4:43 PM Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir named Canada’s flag-bearers for Olympics in Pyeongchang

The ice dancers won gold at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and silver at the 2014 Sochi games in Sochi. Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir will be Canada’s flag-bearers for the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The ice dancers won gold before a home crowd at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and followed that up with silver medals in ice dance and the team event 12

January 16, 2018 1:40 AM Trudeau to unveil Canada’s Olympic flag bearer on Tuesday

Hockey player Hayley Wickenheiser was the flag bearer for the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and members of the Canadian Olympic Committee will announce the flag bearer for the upcoming Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea on Tuesday morning. Joining the Prime Minister will be Kent Hehr, Minister 11

January 14, 2018 4:00 PM Saturday Night Live reveals Bill Murray as their Steve Bannon

In the sketch, Bill Murray emerges from the Grim Reaper’s black cloak as Trump’s former White House Chief strategist. Saturday Night Live returned on Saturday and viewers got quite the surprise during the opening sketch when Bill Murray emerged from the Grim Reaper’s black cloak playing Steve Bannon. In the sketch, Fred Armisen is playing Michael Wolff 13

January 10, 2018 4:08 PM Canada projected to win 33 medals at Pyeongchang Winter Olympics: analytics company

The 33 forecasted medals would wallop Canada’s previous top total of 26 claimed at Vancouver 2010. The projection put Canada third in a virtual medal table behind Germany and Norway. The 33 medals forecasted for the Canadian team (seven gold, 12 silver and 14 bronze) would wallop the country’s previous top total of 26 claimed by the host team at the 2010 Winter 11

January 4, 2018 6:23 PM Trump administration moves to vastly expand offshore drilling: sources

The plan could open new areas of oil and gas exploration off the East Coast in places from Georgia to Maine, where drilling has been blocked for decades. WASHINGTON—Sources say the Trump administration is moving to vastly expand offshore drilling from the Atlantic to the Arctic oceans, including opening up federal waters off the coast of California for the first 9

January 3, 2018 10:31 PM Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy misses practice, listed day to day

McCoy suffered an ankle injury in the second half of the Bills' win over Miami on Sunday. ORCHARD PARK, N.Y.—Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy missed practice Wednesday because of a right ankle injury, and it’s uncertain whether he can play Sunday at Jacksonville in Buffalo’s first playoff game in 18 years. Coach Sean McDermott would only list the Bills’ 14

January 2, 2018 6:07 PM Denis Shapovalov drops opening match of 2018

Canadian tennis star falls in 1st round at Brisbane International Canadian tennis pro Denis Shapovalov lost his first-round match Tuesday at the Brisbane International tennis tournament. The 18-year-old Richmond Hill, Ont., resident won his opening set 7-6 (5) against Britain's Kyle Edmund, but lost the next two 6-7 (4), 4-6. Shapovalov began the tournament 12