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January 14, 2019 9:00 PM U.S. Senator Rand Paul scheduled to have hernia surgery in a private Ontario hospital

LOUISVILLE, KY.—U.S. Sen. Rand Paul plans to undergo hernia surgery at a private hospital in Canada because of injuries he suffered when a neighbour tackled him while he was doing yard work at his Kentucky home. The Republican lawmaker is scheduled to cross the border for outpatient surgery scheduled sometime during the week of Jan. 21 at a hospital 5

January 12, 2019 12:59 AM New Toronto Raptor Patrick McCaw keeping things in perspective

Patrick McCaw, the free-agent guard who officially signed with the Toronto Raptors on Thursday night, knows that better than most. The 23-year-old former Golden State Warrior suffered a particularly scary bone bruise when he was undercut by Vince Carter in a game against the Sacramento Kings last April. McCaw landed hard on his back and was stretchered 13

January 10, 2019 9:10 PM Baby sitter ordered to have no contact with victim’s family

Tietsort, who is pregnant with her sixth child, also would not have to pay child support for one of her children while she’s in jail, under a stipulation filed Thursday. A criminal complaint alleges Tietsort caused the baby’s death in October, then put him in a snowsuit and car seat and returned him to his mother — without telling her the child was dead. Tietsort 5

January 9, 2019 8:01 PM Injured Broncos player returns to the ice for first time since bus crash

COLONSAY, SASK.—A defenceman who suffered a brain injury in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash last spring was back on the ice for the first time this week. Layne Matechuk, 18, was injured in April when a transport truck and the bus carrying his junior hockey team collided at a rural intersection in Saskatchewan. Matechuk’s father, Kevin, posted an online 12

January 4, 2019 9:48 PM Saturday NHL preview: Vancouver Canucks at Toronto Maple Leafs

Vancouver’s Bo Horvat, with 36 points in 42 games, is on pace to shatter his career high of 52 points from two seasons ago. The 23-year-old centre, drafted ninth overall in 2013, is also the NHL’s top faceoff man ... Leafs centre John Tavares, selected to play in the all-star game for the sixth time, was third in the NHL in goals through Thursday with 26. Vancouver’s 10

January 3, 2019 9:21 PM Ontario father-daughter duo continue cross-continental row across Atlantic

Cheryl Beeden says her husband was ready to "hang up his oars" after becoming the first person to row solo non-stop from North America to the Australian mainland in 2015, but Libby convinced him to get back in the boat for a father-daughter row across the Atlantic. The Beedens, who take turns at the oar and sleep in shifts for nearly round-the-clock 11

January 2, 2019 8:02 PM Bob Einstein, known as Super Dave Osborne, dead at 76

But for Canadian fans Einstein will forever be known as inept stuntman Super Dave. Einstein was born in Los Angeles, Calif., on Nov. 20, 1942, but he spent a dozen years in Toronto appearing first on Bizarre and then his own talk series, The Super Dave Osborne Show. Writing about Bizarre for the Star in 2015, freelance writer Adam Proteau said Einstein 9

January 2, 2019 5:49 PM Schumacher family asks for privacy before his 50th birthday

GLAND, SWITZERLAND—Michael Schumacher’s family has asked for understanding as it continues to keep details of his health private ahead of the seven-time Formula One champion’s 50th birthday. In a statement published on Facebook on Wednesday, one day before his birthday, the family says: “You can be sure that he is in the very best of hands and that we are doing 7

December 29, 2018 3:56 PM Insurgents suspected in fourth day of south Thailand attacks

Drive-by shootings, roadside ambushes and bombings of utility poles have been common tactics used by Muslim separatists who since 2004 have been engaged in an insurgency that has wracked Thailand’s deep south and left about 7,000 people dead. The insurgency has mostly affected the three southernmost provinces of Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat, which have Muslim 10

December 28, 2018 5:22 PM De Grasse has swapped coaches, training bases in hopes of turning around career

De Grasse was forced to withdraw just days before the 2017 world track and field championships in London with a hamstring injury, and then shut down last season early when he suffered another hamstring strain to the same leg at the Canadian championships in Ottawa. The 24-year-old from Markham, Ont., burst onto the international scene when he won double 12