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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 15, 2018 10:18 PM Canadian tourists still visiting U.C. despite trade conflict

“All of that being said, we’ve not seen a trade war like this, so that may change,” she said, “but as of now, the U.S. remains a very popular destination.” Florida accounts for the largest number of visitors from the north, typically snowbirds in the winter. New England is also a popular destination, and beaches like Old Orchard Beach and Hampton Beach 7

July 11, 2018 11:31 AM Bank of Canada expected to raise interest rate thanks to strong economic numbers

The central bank’s rate decision arrives as Canada faces significant trade-related uncertainties, including stalled NAFTA talks, U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs and the threat of more duties on the automotive sector. Poloz recently said the impacts of the U.S.-Canada trade dispute would figure prominently in the bank’s decision-making process for today’s 10

July 10, 2018 4:53 PM Toronto condo starts hit 30-year high to lead Canadian home surge

The June numbers reveal a resiliency that continues to surprise policy-makers and analysts, particularly since sales in some of the country’s priciest real estate markets have been cooling. Economists forecast annualized housing starts of 210,000 units in June, from 193,902 in May. Demand for condos seems to be high given low levels of inventory, the Ottawa-based 10

July 10, 2018 2:34 PM MPPs electing new speaker by secret ballot Wednesday

Burlington MPP Jane McKenna, who has returned to Queen’s Park after a four-year hiatus, would like to make history as the first woman to become speaker. McKenna, elected in 2011 then defeated in 2014 before returning after the June 7 vote, said she’s seen the highs and the lows of politics. “I remember how I felt the first time I entered the Legislature 6

July 4, 2018 5:01 PM Tariff troubles for Germany won’t stay in Germany

Meanwhile, the trade dispute raging between U.S. President Donald Trump and China threatens to engulf Germany. The country’s current-account surplus amounts to some 8% of gross domestic product. Car exports to the U.S., which account for 0.7% of German GDP, according to Citigroup, are a particular bugbear for Mr. Trump. That has shaken investors: The Euro Stoxx 14

June 30, 2018 8:05 PM Smoak walk-off homer lifts Blue Jays past Tigers

Justin Smoak homered in the bottom of the ninth as the Blue Jays came back from a three-run deficit to beat the Detroit Tigers 4-3 on Saturday. Smoak sent a 1-0 pitch from Joe Jimenez to the right-field seats to lead off the bottom of the ninth for the walk-off victory, sending the 27,066 fans into a frenzy. Randal Grichuk capped his June hot streak 11

June 26, 2018 10:02 PM Rasmus Sandin ready to listen and learn at Leafs’ prospects camp

Rogle BK still holds his playing contract, but it contains the same North American exit clause that fellow prospect Carl Grundstrom had when he joined the AHL Marlies late this past season and became a force in the club’s Calder Cup championship run. Right now, Grundstrom has to be considered a strong candidate for a fourth-line job with the Leafs next season 9

June 19, 2018 6:15 PM 12-year-old Montrealer, who’s 6-foot-10, catches the eyes of NBA players

Jean-Francois is 6-8, while Rioux’s mom Anne Gariepy is 6-1. Rioux’s older brother Emile, who is 15 and six foot nine, also plays basketball. Shaquille O’Neal, by comparison, was 5-10 at Rioux’s age, but would grow nearly a foot time he turned 16. In Ohio, 16-year-old Robert Bobroczky stands seven foot seven, which is three inches taller than the NBA’s 9

June 18, 2018 6:16 PM Baytex Energy and Raging River Exploration sign $2.8 billion merger deal

Baytex Energy Corp. and Raging River Exploration Inc. have signed a $2.8-billion deal to merge in a bid to boost the companies’ East Duvernay Shale operations in Alberta. The combined company, which will operate under the Baytex name, is expected to have production of approximately 94,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day from a diverse portfolio of oil assets 11