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July 11, 2018 10:46 PM Companies building Eglinton Crosstown LRT sue Metrolinx for breach of contract

In a five-page notice of action filed with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice on Tuesday, Crosslinx claims it’s owed compensation because it has incurred damages and increased costs as a result of Metrolinx’s failure to live up to the project’s contract. The notice doesn’t specify how much the consortium believes it’s owed. Crosslinx is also seeking 7

July 11, 2018 4:01 PM Djokovic powers past Nishikori into Wimbledon semifinals

LONDON—Novak Djokovic shrugged off a second-set slump to reach a Grand Slam semifinal for the first time since 2016 by beating Kei Nishikori 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 at Wimbledon on Wednesday. Djokovic wrested back the momentum for good after coming from 0-40 down at 2-2 in the third set to hold serve, and then breaking his Japanese opponent in the next game. The three-time 8

July 2, 2018 12:49 AM NHL players who moved on first day of free agency

While new Maple Leaf John Tavares was the biggest name to move, veterans Paul Stastny, Jack Johnson, Michael Grabner and Chris Kunitz also changed teams on the opening day of NHL free agency Sunday. Stastny was perhaps the most sought-after centre on the market after Tavares. The Winnipeg Jets were believed to have off-loaded goalie Steve Mason’s salary 10

July 2, 2018 12:10 AM Edmonton Oilers sign free agents Brodziak, Rieder and Gravel

EDMONTON—The Edmonton Oilers brought forward Kyle Brodziak back to Alberta on the opening day of unrestricted free agency Sunday. The 34-year-old centre from St. Paul, Alta., signed a two-year contract with the Oilers, who drafted him in the seventh round in 2003. Brodziak played 175 games for the Oilers before he was traded to Minnesota in 2009. He scored 10

June 28, 2018 6:38 PM Toys ‘R’ Us is closing its last U.S. stores

NEW YORK—Toys “R” Us is closing its last U.S. stores by Friday, the end of a chain known to generations of children and parents for its sprawling stores, brightly coloured logo and Geoffrey the giraffe mascot. But many of the children who happily sang the “I don’t wanna grow up, I’m a Toys ‘R’ Us kid” jingle grew into busy parents who found shopping 14

June 27, 2018 9:31 PM Pro sports making slow progress on homophobia, but it’s happening

If you’re looking for signs the mainstream sports world had made progress on LGBT inclusion, the You Can Play contingent at last Sunday’s Pride parade displayed it. The sport advocacy group brought together reps from the CFL, MLSE and 170 members of the Canadian Olympic committee, which fielded roughly 30 marchers in its first Pride Parade in 2014. On the field 12

June 27, 2018 5:40 PM Global chemical weapons watchdog gets authority to assign blame for illegal attacks

BRUSSELS — Member nations of the global chemical weapons watchdog voted Wednesday to give the organization the authority to apportion blame for illegal attacks, expanding its powers following a bitter dispute pitting between Britain and its western allies against Russia and Syria. The 82-24 vote provided the necessary two-thirds majority to enlarge the purview 14

June 24, 2018 8:16 PM Colombia win knocks Poland out of World Cup

KAZAN, RUSSIA—Radamel Falcao’s first World Cup goal led Colombia to a 3-0 victory over Poland on Sunday and kept the team in the running for a spot in the knockout round. Falcao had been expected to lead the team at the last World Cup in Brazil, but he injured his knee ahead of the tournament and missed Colombia’s run to the quarter-finals. Healthy again 11

June 20, 2018 7:20 PM Instagram unveils new video service in challenge to YouTube

Instagram moving further from its roots as a photo-sharing service as it dives into longer-form video Facebook's Instagram service is loosening its restraints on video in an attempt to lure younger viewers away from YouTube when they're looking for something to watch on their smartphones. The expansion announced Wednesday, dubbed IGTV, will increase 26

June 19, 2018 8:07 PM Wednesday World Cup preview: Ronaldo and Portugal look to eliminate Morocco

That should make it an easier day for Suarez, who has 51 international goals and is Uruguay’s all-time top scorer. This tournament is a chance for Suarez to play controversy-free soccer at this year’s World Cup. He was sent off for a handball against Ghana in the quarterfinals of the 2010 tournament, earning a suspension that had him on the sidelines 9