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February 24, 2018 11:04 AM U.S. curling team wins first gold medal with victory over Sweden

The Americans were led by John Shuster, a bronze medalist in the 2006 Olympics, who delivered the game-changing shot. Sweden is the top-ranked team in the world GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA — The U.S. men’s curling team celebrated making Olympic history by raising their brooms aloft and pumping their fists as friends and family filled Gangneung Curling Center 6

February 23, 2018 9:27 PM OG Anunoby gamble pays off for Raptors

Rookie hadn’t been expected to contribute much, but he’s earned a starting role. It might be one of the most daring gambles the Toronto Raptors have ever taken, one that might have been fraught with peril had there been other personalities involved. They have built a team primed for a run at an NBA championship — and years like that don’t come around 6

February 23, 2018 9:23 PM Leafs juggle lines while waiting for news on Auston Matthews’ shoulder

Sophomore centre goes for MRI, will miss games against rival Bruins, Lightning. Two things came to mind at Leafs practice Friday, knowing star centre Auston Matthews will likely miss two important games against division rivals with a shoulder injury. Second: Will the Leafs adjust their game plan for the Feb. 26 NHL trade deadline, should the Matthews 6

February 23, 2018 4:54 AM McDavid scores OT winner as Oilers down Avs

Connor McDavid scored at 2:19 of overtime and added an assist as the Edmonton Oilers came away with a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday. Leon Draisaitl had a goal and set up McDavid's winner while Zack Kassian also scored for the Oilers (25-31-4), who won for just the second time in their last nine games. Samuel Girard and Colin Wilson 7

February 23, 2018 3:34 AM Antti Niemi makes 31 saves as Habs down Rangers

Montreal scores 3 goals to snap 6-game losing skid In spite of Montreal's tumultuous season, which will likely end without the promise of playoff hockey, Brendan Gallagher says it's still "nice to win." The Canadiens snapped a six-game losing streak on Thursday with a 3-1 victory over the struggling New York Rangers — Montreal's first win since Feb. 4. "Regardless 6

February 22, 2018 9:07 PM A remount of Djanet Sears' Othello prequel Harlem Duet opens new Tarragon Theatre Season

The 2018/19 bill also features a new play from Daniel MacIvor, the Toronto debut of Hannah Moscovitch's Edinburgh Fringe hit Old Stock and Kiviuq Returns: An Inuit Epic. A new work by Canadian theatre stalwart Daniel MacIvor, a remount of Djanet Sears’ award-winning Harlem Duet, the Toronto debut of a Canadian-made Edinburgh Fringe hit and an Inuit epic are highlights 10

February 21, 2018 9:12 PM Thursday game preview: New York Islanders at Toronto Maple Leafs

The Leafs are 16-6-2 when James van Riemsdyk scores this season. John Tavares and Anders Lee share the lead for the Islanders with 30 goals apiece; Tavares leads in points with 64. James van Riemsdyk has points (two goals, one assist) in three consecutive games, and the Leafs are 16-6-2 when he scores a goal this season. The Islanders are 4-6-1 since 10

February 21, 2018 3:16 AM Jakub Voracek is overtime hero as Flyers edge Habs

Philadelphia forward scores game-tying goal and OT winner Jakub Voracek scored the tying goal with 1:25 left in regulation and then got the game-winner 1:26 into overtime to lift the Philadelphia Flyers to a 3-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night. Voracek also had an assist and Nolan Patrick had the other goal for Philadelphia, which 16

February 20, 2018 3:44 AM President Trump endorses Mitt Romney in Utah Senate race

The endorsement is significant because Romney had been among the most vocal Republican critics of Trump’s presidential aspirations, once calling him “a phoney” and “a fraud.” U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday night threw his full support behind Mitt Romney’s bid to be the next U.S. senator from Utah, writing on Twitter that he would be a “worthy 14

February 19, 2018 12:09 PM Fergie’s rendition of U.S. anthem at NBA All-Star game confuses, amuses

While Fergie was on pitch, her tempo, musical accompaniment and sexy delivery of the “Star-Spangled Banner” were not exactly typical for a sporting event or a patriotic song. LOS ANGELES—Fergie tried something different with her national anthem at the NBA All-Star Game, and not everybody was cheering. The Black Eyed Peas singer’s slow, bluesy rendition 15