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September 18, 2018 3:19 PM FIFA president averse to Spanish League games in U.S

ZURICH—FIFA President Gianni Infantino is still not persuaded about playing Spanish league games in the United States. Infantino says on Tuesday he would “prefer to see a great MLS game in the U.S. rather than La Liga being in the U.S.” His statement repeated comments made last month in Washington DC after the Spanish league announced its 15-year, brand-building 8

September 17, 2018 7:58 PM Alberta private schools coming around to gay-straight alliances: minister

Alberta’s public, Catholic and francophone school boards along with charter schools are complying. Gay-straight alliances are support groups set up by students to help LGBTQ students feel accepted and reduce bullying or abuse. It is a political wedge issue in Alberta. The Opposition United Conservatives say while all children must be treated fairly and equally 8

September 16, 2018 1:50 AM Tory suggests he wants Queen’s Park to pass Bill 31 as soon as possible

On Thursday, Tory joined a majority of council colleagues in voting to have the city fight Bill 31 and the charter override to the Supreme Court, if necessary. The mayor, who is running for re-election, told council that working together to stop the legislation showed council’s “commitment to democracy.” On Saturday, Tory spokesman Don Peat denied the mayor 8

September 15, 2018 8:24 PM Floyd Mayweather Jr. says a rematch with Manny Pacquiao is coming

Pacquiao, 39, has fought four bouts since battling Mayweather, 41. He defeated Lucas Martin Matthysse by technical knockout for the welterweight title in July and also has wins over Timothy Bradley Jr. and Jessie Vargas. His lone loss came against Jeff Horn by unanimous decision in 2017. After defeating Matthysse, Pacquiao called out Mayweather, who said his boxing 9

September 14, 2018 7:11 PM Trump wants $200 billion in China tariffs despite talks, sources say

U.S. President Donald Trump instructed aides on Thursday to proceed with tariffs on about $200 billion more in Chinese products despite his Treasury secretary’s attempt to restart talks with Beijing to resolve the trade war, according to four people familiar with the matter. But an announcement of the new round of tariffs has been delayed as the administration 11

September 12, 2018 11:05 PM L.A. Kings’ Ilya Kovalchuk begins his NHL second act in Hollywood

No one recognized him at the airport when he arrived in Los Angeles on Sunday. But Kings fans would like his face to be ubiquitous, preferably in goal-scoring celebrations and wins. How much Kovalchuk, 35, has left is one of the tantalizing questions of the upcoming NHL season. He’s returning from a five-year break from the NHL during which he played 10

September 10, 2018 12:19 PM Mail disruptions possible by Sept. 26 if Canada Post workers approve strike mandate

“There is no limit as to how long they could hold these vacancies and use temporary employees to cover these positions,” the statement said. The urban offer would also reduce vacation time and eliminate pre-retirement leave for future employees, CUPW said. The union said another offer to rural carriers would not settle key issues including job security 8

September 9, 2018 11:30 AM Tabloids: Meghan and Kate face off in a royal rumble

Cover: The tease headlines make this article about George and Amal Clooney sound almost ... instructional. “How she humiliates him in front of his friends!” Oh, DO go on, Life & Style! Wait. Let me get a pen! OK. I’m listening! Oh, just some stuff about how he works too hard and she wants him to relax, but also cool it with the motorcycle accidents now that he’s a father 8

September 7, 2018 7:53 PM Boy-band Brockhampton cancels Toronto show, citing Exhibition Place lockout

More than 400 stagehands and technical employees in IATSE Local 58 have been locked out since July 20. The union claims that the city, which owns the facility, wants to contract out IATSE jobs and let Exhibition Place tenants bring in their own workers. The city says it is trying to modernize the venue’s collective agreement to become more competitive 8

September 7, 2018 1:48 PM Iran, Russia and Turkey presidents meet for summit to discuss Syria’s future

“The fires of war and bloodshed in Syria are reaching their end,” Rouhani said, while adding that terrorism must “be uprooted in Syria, particularly in Idlib.” Each of the three nations has its own interests in the years-long war in Syria. Iran wants to keep its foothold in the Mediterranean nation neighbouring Israel and Lebanon. Turkey, which backed 8