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July 11, 2018 6:23 PM ‘A tough lesson to learn’: How a missed email put one tennis player in Illinois instead of Wimbledon

WINNETKA, ILL.—Centre court at the A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center in this leafy suburban enclave along Lake Michigan sits nearly 4,000 miles away from Wimbledon’s pristine grass-court setting. Tim Smyczek had planned on competing at the Grand Slam event, but instead he was here on Monday, locked in a three-set match in front of a couple hundred spectators 7

June 26, 2018 5:47 AM Jerusalem and Life After top 2018 Dora Mavor Moore Awards

Jerusalem and Life After were the big winners at the 2018 Dora Mavor Moore Awards with six prizes each. The awards, presented by the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts, honour excellence in Toronto theatre, dance and opera. They were handed out Monday evening at the Winter Garden Theatre. Jerusalem, the Jez Butterworth play about an eccentric outsider 11

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

June 17, 2018 10:46 PM Egypt goalkeeper declines beer-sponsored World Cup award

An Egypt team official has confirmed goalkeeper Mohamed Elshenawy declined to receive a player of the match trophy at the World Cup for religious reasons. The trophy, an artistic red goblet, is sponsored by Budweiser. Islam prohibits the consumption of alcohol. Egypt team director Ihab Leheta told The Associated Press on Sunday that Elshenawy said a "few words" 16

June 17, 2018 10:36 PM Brooks Koepka repeats as U.S. Open champion

28-year-old American 1st to go back-to-back since 1989 One year after Koepka overpowered the wide fairways of Erin Hills in a U.S. Open remembered for low scoring, he navigated his way through the brutal conditions of Shinnecock Hills and closed with a 2-under 68 to become the first repeat champion in 29 years. Curtis Strange, the last player to go back-to-back 12

June 16, 2018 7:30 PM ‘It’s all in the hips’: Moncton realtor’s sales video makes him a dancing sensation

“I’ve always had creative ideas when it comes to marketing houses,” said Dylan Mahaney, 27. “I don’t think anyone in my office is surprised that I’m the one to do this.” Wearing a deadpan expression, Mahaney moves through the rooms of the house performing a dance colloquially known as “The Floss” — fists clenched, his arms swing from side to side, one in front 12

June 13, 2018 11:12 PM Accountant from St. Catharines a World Cup referee

The World Cup is a favourite tournament for Fletcher, who called his experience in Brazil “incredible.” “I got an absolute appreciation for how much the world stops for soccer when that tournament is on,” he said. “Because news and stuff comes in from every part of the globe. Different to any other tournament I ever go to, the World Cup’s the one where 12

June 13, 2018 2:28 AM Marlies are Star-struck as Texas forces Game 7 in Calder Cup final

There’s a lot of talk in the minor leagues that playing hockey in June, and playing in the playoffs, is a great learning opportunity for young prospects. Marlies coach Sheldon Keefe would have none of that after losing Game 6 of the Calder Cup final Tuesday night 5-2 to the Texas Stars. So after squandering an opportunity to win the first Calder Cup in franchise 15

June 11, 2018 9:13 PM Russell Wilson, Seattle defence lead Seahawks past Arizona Cardinals 19-3

SEATTLE — Swarmed by the blitzing rush of the best team in the NFL, Russell Wilson scrambled, slipped, eluded and finally got the Seattle Seahawks in the end zone. Considering the circumstances, it was probably Seattle’s most important drive of the season as the Seahawks handed the Arizona Cardinals their second loss of the season, 19-3 on Sunday 16

June 7, 2018 3:08 AM Blue Jays shut out by Yankees in 13 innings

For the second night in a row against a powerful Yankees lineup, a Blue Jays starter responded with a solid pitching performance in what has been a difficult season for the rotation. However, for the second game in a row a quality start yielded no decision, this time for Jays right-hander Sam Gaviglio. Facing the Bronx Bombers in the second of a two-game 15