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July 21, 2018 11:29 PM Dozen teams, including Raptors, passed on Kawhi Leonard in 2011 NBA draft

With the benefit of hindsight, every team would likely want a do-over. While some of the picks developed into solid rotation players, Irving and Thompson are the only other top-tier superstars to emerge from that group. In the final days leading up to that draft, then-Raptors president and GM Bryan Colangelo seemed to have narrowed his list to four: Biyombo 6

July 20, 2018 6:25 PM Humboldt community is seeking a permanent memorial

REGINA—A community foundation set up after the fatal Humboldt Broncos bus crash is hoping for a permanent memorial at the site. Team spokesperson Grant Bastedo said Friday that no decision has been made by the Humboldt Strong Community Foundation on a potential roadside marker. “Basically it’s something that’s under discussion and I think it’s something 7

July 20, 2018 3:24 PM NFL puts national anthem policy on hold until further discussion with NFL Players Association

As part of the agreement, the new rule requiring players and league personnel to stand for the national anthem has been put on hold pending further discussions between the NFL and NFLPA over the course of the next several weeks. The joint statement comes only hours after it was reported the Dolphins implemented a “Proper Anthem Conduct” policy for the coming 7

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 12:03 PM Thai soccer team prays for protection, honours fallen diver at temple after rescue

Ekapol said the trip was meant to last one hour, simply because “each of us wanted to see what was inside.” When the hour was up, they were pretty deep inside and already had swum through some flooded areas in the spirit of adventure. But in turning back, he discovered the way was not at all clear, and he swam ahead to scout the route, attaching a rope to himself 6

July 18, 2018 8:53 PM Sky has no limits as cycling team takes over the Tour

LA ROSIERE, FRANCE—British rider Geraint Thomas won the first summit finish of the Tour de France and claimed the yellow jersey on Wednesday with Team Sky asserting its dominance. Four-time champion Chris Froome moved up to second overall, one minute and 25 seconds behind his teammate. Thomas attacked on the last of four climbs over the short but gruelling 7

July 18, 2018 12:01 PM Trudeau poised to shuffle cabinet with focus on Liberals’ team for 2019 election

The shuffle appears designed to ensure deft communicators are well-placed to spell out the government’s positions and defend policies on hot political issues leading up to the 2019 election campaign. Insiders have indicated there’s a possibility Ottawa will appoint a minister dedicated to seniors, a post that once existed in past federal cabinets 8

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 15, 2018 8:38 PM Former NHL goalie Ray Emery drowns in Hamilton Harbour

“Ray was instrumental in our run to the 2007 Stanley Cup Final, and at his best he brought a competitive edge and combative mentality to the game,” Eugene Melnyk, owner of the Senators, said in a statement. “On behalf of our entire organization, I wish to extend my deepest sympathies to Ray's family, friends and loved ones." “My wife and I were just talking 9

July 13, 2018 10:26 PM Bo Levi Mitchell holds no grudge over low hit

The Calgary Stampeders quarterback attended the team’s rundown Friday, one day after its dominant 27-3 road win over the Ottawa Redblacks. But Mitchell only watched as he wore a sleeve on his injured right knee. Mitchell was injured with a little more than five minutes remaining in the second quarter when he was hit low by Ottawa defensive lineman Danny 12