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July 20, 2018 1:19 PM Raptors president Masai Ujiri to talk about DeMar DeRozan-Kawhi Leonard trade at noon Friday

Neither Leonard nor Green are expected to be at the news conference, although the San Antonio Express News reports that both players are scheduled to be in Toronto on Friday for their physicals. DeRozan was reportedly upset after the trade with reports suggesting Toronto brass may have told him he was not going to be dealt. The 28-year-old fan favourite 5

July 20, 2018 10:30 AM Alix Hawley’s Daniel Boone is morally conflicted, in ‘vivid, disturbing’ novel

Alix Hawley is back. Her sophomore novel, My Name is a Knife, picks up where her award-winning debut left off, dipping back into the tale of celebrated frontiersman Daniel Boone. Whereas All True Not a Lie in It traced Boone’s early life — his childhood in a Quaker colony, his push into Kentucky, and his budding romance with wife Rebecca — this sequel 5

July 20, 2018 12:08 AM Jayna Hefford named as Canadian Women’s Hockey League’s interim commissioner

Five-time Olympian and Hockey Hall of Fame inductee Jayna Hefford has been appointed interim commissioner of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League. Hefford will officially assume the role on Aug. 1, but began working with former commissioner Brenda Andress on the transition process on Thursday. “I am honoured and excited to step into this role with the support 7

July 19, 2018 12:45 PM Dodgers land All-Star shortstop Manny Machado from Orioles

And Machado moves from a cellar-dweller to a division-leading club in the middle of a pennant race. Not only that, but Machado likely gets to stay at shortstop, the position he manned this year after previously playing third base for Baltimore. “I love playing short. I mean, I love it,” Machado said last week. “I’m more excited playing shortstop than I’ve ever been. I’m more into the game. This is where 6

July 17, 2018 11:11 PM John Herdman outlines Canada’s 2026 World Cup game plan

“Those four matches give us an opportunity to really start assessing the players,” said Herdman. “It’s not a given that you’re going to qualify for the Gold Cup. Every game is critical to our success in achieving a World Cup qualification berth.” Herdman sees this as an opportunity to engage fans and help draw in top tier players that hold dual citizenship 7

July 17, 2018 8:13 PM Ten golfers who might win the Claret Jug this week

CARNOUSTIE, SCOTLAND—Narrowing down a list of top-10 contenders for the 147th British Open is as demanding as hitting a tee shot into the wind on the 499-yard closing hole at Carnoustie. It makes you wish David Letterman would have rolled out top-25 lists. It wasn’t easy to keep defending champion and three-time major winner Jordan Spieth off the list. Even tougher 7

July 17, 2018 7:47 PM Mickey Mantle is back in the spotlight — for three days

DENVER—The Holy Grail of baseball cards, a pristine 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle valued at several million dollars, was delivered to the History Colorado Center this week via armoured truck for a 72-hour public display. “I want the community to enjoy looking at the card,” said its owner, retired lawyer Marshall Fogel. “It’s the finest card ever made, and it just happens 7

July 17, 2018 7:10 PM Groundbreaking ceremony held for new Gordie Howe bridge between Windsor, Detroit

DETROIT—U.S. and Canadian officials touted the friendship between the two countries while acknowledging the economic benefits a new international bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ont., will bring. A groundbreaking for the advance construction of the Gordie Howe International Bridge was held Tuesday in southwest Detroit. The six-lane, cable-stayed 6

July 15, 2018 4:52 PM Kevin Pillar likely out six weeks with shoulder injury

Pillar left the game in the third inning with a right clavicle injury after making a diving catch on a Brock Holt shallow fly. He rolled on the ground before throwing the ball to second for an inning-ending double play. Gurriel got a foot to the back of his helmet from Red Sox started Eduardo Rodriguez while Gurriel was diving into first base on an infield 7

July 14, 2018 3:55 PM Belgium beats England 2-0 to take third place in World Cup

“When you finish a tournament you carry the feeling of the last game … Every Belgian fan deserves that winning feeling,” Martinez said before Saturday’s match. “For us the way you play is essential, not just for this tournament but for future generations.” Saturday’s victory was the second time this tournament Belgium beat England. In the first round 9