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December 10, 2018 9:56 PM Armenian prime minister’s bloc wins parliamentary majority

YEREVAN, ARMENIA—A bloc led by Armenia’s relatively new prime minister trounced its political foes and won an overwhelming parliamentary majority in an early election, according to results released Monday. Nikol Pashinian came to power in May after spearheading massive protests that forced his predecessor to step down. The 43-year-old former journalist 5

December 10, 2018 2:21 PM Canada’s Donna Strickland collects Nobel Prize for Physics

The Nobel committee says Strickland and French scientist Gerard Mourou will each receive a quarter of the $1.01 million (U.S.) prize for their joint work generating high-intensity, ultra-short optical pulses, which have become a key part of corrective eye surgeries. Strickland’s win makes her only the third woman to win the Physics prize, and the first 6

December 10, 2018 5:02 AM Calgary’s Kevin Koe loses Canada Cup curling crown to Team Jacobs

The Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., skip defeated 2015 champion Kevin Koe of Calgary 5-4 in the men’s final Sunday. The 2014 Olympic gold medallist grabbed a point in the final end to seal the victory. Koe trailed 4-2 after the seventh before scoring one in the eighth and stealing one in the ninth to tie the game at 4-4. Earlier Sunday, Winnipeg’s Jennifer Jones 6

December 8, 2018 8:49 PM Raptors’ Kawhi Leonard vs. Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo should be fun to watch

It’s still far too early to start thinking about awards and honours, but fleeting thoughts about all-star and all-NBA and, yes, most valuable player awards aren’t far away. “The guy, he’s talented, man,” Raptors teammate Pascal Siakam said of Leonard. “I think people forgot that a little bit, how talented he is, the things he can do at the level he can do them at. “Not just (score) 5

December 7, 2018 7:50 PM Surging Kevin Koe reels off fourth win in a row at Canada Cup

“I think we’re where we need to be,” Koe said. “I think we’re in a great spot so far; we’ve been in the playoffs in every event and fairly consistent. “We’ve won an event (the inaugural World Cup event in China), been in a couple other finals. Even if it was worse than that, I would still think we’re in a good spot. These events are a good challenge 5

December 7, 2018 5:46 AM Rookie Elias Pettersson scores on first NHL penalty shot in Canucks win against Predators

VANCOUVER—Rookie Elias Pettersson scored on his first NHL penalty shot as the Vancouver Canucks used a 5-3 win over the Nashville Predators Thursday night to snap a four-game losing streak. Pettersson was awarded the penalty shot with 71 seconds left in the second period after being hauled down on a breakaway by Nashville defenceman Mattias Ekholm. On the shot, Pettersson 6

December 4, 2018 10:55 PM Washington Capitals return to Vegas, sight of Stanley Cup triumph

LAS VEGAS—The nostalgia tour started with Sunday night’s flight into McCarran International Airport, the bright Las Vegas Strip coming into focus on the descent. The Capitals could pick out the MGM Grand, where they’d partied into the next morning here six months ago. Then on the short trip to T-Mobile Arena on Monday morning, coach Todd Reirden tried 9

December 4, 2018 2:45 PM Benn’s fifth goal in 6 games helps Stars beat Oilers 4-1

“There’s a lot you can learn, a lot you can work on to make sure you’re ready,” he said. “It was just a matter of me getting my legs under me early and just getting back in the flow.” Edmonton coach Ken Hitchcock said Ritchie’s goal was a difference maker. “When they got their second goal, that took some wind out of our sails. We played a hell of a hockey 14

December 4, 2018 3:36 AM Game Centre: Raptors’ win streak snapped at eight by Nuggets

The Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic played the role of Raptors killer in a battle of NBA conference leaders that went right down to the wire. Denver’s 106-103 victory at Scotiabank Arena snapped an eight-game win streak by league-leading Toronto. Jokic racked up 23 points, 11 rebounds and 15 assists for his second triple-double of the season. He drew a pair of fouls 16

December 2, 2018 2:12 AM Alabama goes back to Jalen Hurts, beats Georgia to stay No. 1

This time, it was Hurts who bailed out the Crimson Tide. When he trotted off the field after the winning TD, Tagovailoa was one of the first ones to greet him on the sideline. Afterward, they stood side-by-side on the podium in the middle of the field while Alabama received its SEC championship trophy. Now, the Crimson Tide is headed back to the College 9