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October 18, 2018 8:15 PM The week that was: A Nobel winner got a bike-rack spot and a cobra quashed cricket practice

HONOURED: A Nobel Prize winner in chemistry — with a bike-rack slot. The University of Missouri is honouring George Smith, 77, with a reserved spot on campus, on a standard bike rack with a special sign. The faculty member is not a “bike enthusiast” but says he’s a poor driver and bikes the short distance to work. DISHONOURED: The grandfather of a high school 8

October 11, 2018 3:25 AM 2019 Overwatch League season, with Toronto and Vancouver, to kick off Feb. 14

Toronto and fellow expansion sides Paris, Washington D.C. and Atlanta will join the Atlantic Division, while Vancouver and China’s Chengdu, Guangzhou and Hangzhou will join the Pacific Division. The esports league season starts Feb. 14 with each of the league’s 20 teams playing 28 matches over four five-week stages at Blizzard Arena Los Angeles 13

October 8, 2018 10:28 PM Christine Sinclair up for Ballon d’Or

Last month, the technically gifted Modric won FIFA’s best player award, and is regarded as the front-runner for the Ballon d’Or. The France Football award merged with FIFA’s player of the year from 2010-15, but they split two years ago. In addition to guiding Croatia to the World Cup final, Modric also won the Champions League with Real Madrid 9

October 1, 2018 11:40 PM Patrick Reed goes off on Spieth, Furyk in Ryder Cup vent

NEW YORK—Patrick Reed blames Jordan Spieth for them not playing together at the Ryder Cup and told The New York Times that U.S. captain Jim Furyk was not smart to sit him out twice. Europe won the Ryder Cup 17 1/2-10 1/2 at Le Golf National outside Paris. Europe now has won nine of the last 12 times, and it was the third time in its last five victories 12

September 20, 2018 4:36 PM Emerging markets, trade put a cloud on global economy, OECD says

PARIS—The global economy is shrouded in “high uncertainty” as the outlook for emerging markets deteriorates sharply and trade tensions intensify, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said. The gloomy analysis has pushed the Paris-based institution to cut its global growth forecasts for this year and next with particularly sharp revisions 14

September 10, 2018 3:53 PM Petanque players in Paris praised for ‘courage and reactivity’ in stopping knife attack

PARIS—Petanque players in Paris who helped in the apprehension of a knife-wielding man have been lauded Monday for their bravery as French authorities opened a murder investigation into the attacks that saw seven people injured. According to police, witnesses at the scene of Sunday night’s attacks in the northeast 19th district helped disarm and arrest 14

September 5, 2018 6:02 PM Robert Lepage’s Kanata to go ahead in Paris this December

The theatre says it has Lepage’s support to perform the show, which will be called Kanata — Episode 1 — The Controversy. Lepage and his Ex Machina production company said in a statement in July that Kanata would not be presented in Paris in December after American co-producers withdrew their interest in the project. His announcement came one week after 20

September 1, 2018 1:30 PM There are two It Boys at TIFF, but only one can emerge victorious

Not that he did not thoroughly enjoy himself. The year he was nominated for his Oscar, Hedges has shared, “I went to every party. I went to the Vanity Fair party, the Madonna after party.” But, alas, a cautionary tale — particularly for festival party aspirants. According to Hedges’ memory of that night: “There are no photos allowed at the Madonna after 19

August 23, 2018 10:29 AM Man who killed mother, sister in knife attack west of Paris identified

A long-time friend of the attacker named him as Kamel Salhi, 36. The friend, Said Segreg, said Salhi had no obvious problems, didn’t abuse drugs or alcohol and wasn’t fervently religious. A government official confirmed Salhi’s name and age. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to discuss such details publicly 13

August 20, 2018 3:39 PM Ronaldo, Modric and Salah shortlisted for UEFA’s best player award

NYON, SWITZERLAND—The UEFA award for the best Europe-based player last season won’t be won by a World Cup champion from France. Instead, three-time winner Cristiano Ronaldo was joined Monday by former Real Madrid teammate Luka Modric and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah on a shortlist selected by Champions League coaches and invited journalists across 24