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July 13, 2018 10:36 PM Wimbledon’s record match prompts call for change

LONDON—John Isner already had won the longest match in Wimbledon — and tennis — history. And now he’s lost the second-longest one ever played at the All England Club. So there’s not much better an authority to weigh in on whether it’s time for fifth-set tiebreakers at Isner and Kevin Anderson, the man who won their Wimbledon semifinal 26-24 in the final 8

July 11, 2018 8:30 PM Series preview: Blue Jays at Boston Red Sox

It’s no secret Kendrys Morales had a tough start to the season, hitting .143 as of May 10. But in the last two months, he’s slashing .304/.355/.529 with an OPS of .884, to go along with seven home runs and 18 RBIs. He comes up against stiff competition in the Red Sox’s J.D. Martinez, the American League’s starting designated hitter at next week’s all-star 9

July 11, 2018 6:23 PM ‘A tough lesson to learn’: How a missed email put one tennis player in Illinois instead of Wimbledon

WINNETKA, ILL.—Centre court at the A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center in this leafy suburban enclave along Lake Michigan sits nearly 4,000 miles away from Wimbledon’s pristine grass-court setting. Tim Smyczek had planned on competing at the Grand Slam event, but instead he was here on Monday, locked in a three-set match in front of a couple hundred spectators 7

July 10, 2018 11:45 PM Canadian lacrosse team was unified by labour standoff

NETANYA, Israel — Canada will begin its defence of its world lacrosse title with precious little preparation time on the field. But players say team unity is already ironclad after joining together in a labour standoff with the Canadian Lacrosse Association. The Canadians didn’t have a full roster playing together until last week’s training camp, but just a couple 7

July 9, 2018 3:10 PM J.A. Happ named Jays’ representative for all-star game

“I have gotten better about handling tough outings but the last couple have hurt, so this is nice,” Happ said. “It kind of helps you turn the page and look forward to my next outing and then the all-star game.” As for what he’s most looking forward to when the festivities roll around, Happ said he will try his best to take it all in. “See the best players 8

July 9, 2018 12:12 AM James Hinchcliffe gets first IndyCar win of season at Iowa

Ed Carpenter threw a curveball at the field when he spun out and got clipped by Sato six laps from the finish, drawing a caution. Newgarden went in for new tires while Hinchcliffe stayed out, with the American hoping to catch Hinchcliffe if the race went green again. It didn’t, and Hinchcliffe cruised past Iowa’s corn-inspired start-finish line in first 8

July 5, 2018 3:44 PM World Cup, Wimbledon men’s final could force tough decisions for fans

“We’ve always known it was going to be there, we knew 18 months ago,” Desmond said. “But I think it’s slightly surprising that FIFA have the kick off at 4 o’clock (11 a.m. Eastern). It’s not something they’ve done in the past but that’s their decision,” he said. “Our tournament (final) always starts at 2 o’clock (9 a.m. Eastern), and we’ll start at 2 o’clock 67

July 3, 2018 10:44 PM Maria Sharapova, Petra Kvitova latest big names to fall in Wimbledon’s first round

“I feel a lot more comfortable on the court,” Bouchard told reporters after the match. “I feel a little bit more like myself. You know, I have always deep down had the belief, and it’s about, in the tough moments of the match, keeping that belief. I have that more and more now. Just trying to keep progressing.” Shapovalov, meanwhile, beat one of the hottest 13

June 20, 2018 9:25 PM Raptors may try to trade their way into NBA draft

Toronto has no pick in Thursday’s draft at Barclays Center in New York, and while GM Bobby Webster remained mum on the Raptors plans on the eve of the big night, he did say trading into the draft isn’t so simple. “It’s always tough,” Webster said Wednesday. “We always say you fall in love with your picks at this time of year so it’s hard to get rid of them. We’ve 8

June 20, 2018 6:23 PM Disney overtakes Comcast with $71-billion bid for Twenty-First Century Fox

If Disney prevails, Avatar and other movies from Fox’s studios would help beef up Disney’s upcoming streaming service. Disney, which already owns Marvel, would get back the characters previously licensed to Fox, setting the stage for X-Men and the Avengers to appear together. If Comcast wins, it would get a larger portfolio of cable channels including 11