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May 18, 2018 3:32 AM Humboldt Broncos honoured at opening ceremony for Memorial Cup

Music performance, photo tributes and thanks to first responders part of the show Musician Jack Semple strummed along on his guitar to a rendition of "Hallelujah" as the Humboldt Broncos were honoured at the opening ceremony of the Memorial Cup on Thursday night. As Semple performed on stage, images of the Broncos were shown on the video board behind 15

May 14, 2018 9:23 PM Beyond Lois Lane: Margot Kidder’s most notable roles

Kidder won the best performance by an actress in a leading role Genie Award for this comedy that also starred Annie Potts. In her final years, Kidder appeared in several of Toronto entrepreneur Frank D’Angelo’s low-budget crime films. This was her last. Cookie de Varen was Kidder’s six-episode recurring role on this college-set sitcom. Kidder returned 7

May 12, 2018 4:24 PM Canada's Shapovalov falls short of Madrid Open final with loss to Zverev

2nd-seeded German cruises past Canadian 6-4, 6-1 Canada's Denis Shapovalov dropped a 6-4, 6-1 decision to second-seeded Alexander Zverev in semifinal play Saturday at the Madrid Open. The second-seeded German needed 57 minutes to complete the victory. He will play fifth-seeded Dominic Thiem in Sunday's final. "I think he picked up his level," said Shapovalov 11

May 4, 2018 11:51 AM Philadelphia 76ers blow 22-point lead as the Boston Celtics go up 2-0 in series

The Sixers return home for Game 3 after a 108-103 loss to the Celtics. Dario Saric scored on a layup with 5 seconds left to close the gap to 106-103. Boston’s Jayson Tatum was fouled on the ensuing possession, coming out of a timeout. He made both foul shots with 3.4 seconds left to give Boston a five-point victory. Ben Simmons had his worst offensive 16

May 3, 2018 3:13 PM 'Beat it, Spider-Man:' Céline Dion ribs Deadpool in new video

'You'll be laughing your "ashes" off,' singer quips on social media Céline Dion has released a new song and music video for the Deadpool 2 soundtrack that combines heart and humour. Ashes starts off on a sombre note, with the Quebec singer performing at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas about dreams going up in smoke. She's seen onstage at The Colosseum in a flowing 26

April 30, 2018 3:45 PM Grade 8 math scores climb across Canada except Ontario, report finds

The Council of Ministers of Education, Canada report found the province’s students’ performance in math remained the same — middling. That’s contrasted with Quebec, where the report found average scores — the highest in the country — climbed significantly. As a whole, the report says, mathematics scores in Canada climbed slightly. The report also looked 10

April 30, 2018 2:49 PM This Picnic in the Cemetery blurs theatrical lines

Macau-created show at Canadian Stage built on childlike whimsy; drop your expectations for a narrative and savour its many moods, John Terauds advises. It is not a high-concept creation, nor is it something meant to evoke randomness. Instead this strange but cute and fuzzy beast is something like whimsy, conjured into four-dimensional shape for 70 minutes 17

April 29, 2018 11:08 PM Houston Rockets and James Harden tune Utah Jazz in Game 1

Harden, who also had seven assists and eight rebounds, picked up where he left off in the regular season against the Jazz when he averaged 34.3 points, led by a 56-point performance in a 137-110 win in November that set a career-high he has since bested. The Jazz got 21 points each from rookie Donovan Mitchell and Jae Crowder while playing without starting 13

April 28, 2018 10:38 PM Bruins thump Lightning in Game 1

Boston’s top line combines for 10 points in second-round NHL playoff series opener in Tampa. Game 2 Monday night. TAMPA, Fla.—Rick Nash and Boston’s high-scoring line of Patrice Bergeron, David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand are to a flying start in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Nash had two goals and Bergeron, Pastrnak and Marchand combined 24

April 26, 2018 6:20 PM Leafs' Auston Matthews frustrated with playoff performance

Star forward mustered just 1 goal, 1 assist in series loss to Bruins Auston Matthews described scoring in the playoffs like feeling "an earthquake in your feet" following his winner in Game 3 of Toronto's series with the Boston Bruins. Unfortunately for the Maple Leafs and their star centre, there wouldn't be any aftershocks. Matthews could only muster 22