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November 30, 2018 5:09 PM Canadian women lose to New Zealand in final of Dubai Rugby Sevens

Canada opened the day with a 24-7 win over Ireland in the Cup quarterfinal before edging defending Series champion Australia 15-10 on a last-ditch Farella try. Benn and Landry scored the other tries for Canada, which led 10-5 at the half. That set up the final showdown with New Zealand, which advanced by blanking Russia 31-0 and the U.S. 22-0 in the knockout 138

November 30, 2018 4:22 AM Game Centre: Raptors knock off Warriors in overtime despite Durant’s 51

In the first battle of the season between the best of the East and the cream of the West, the Raptors came out on top against defending champion Golden State Warriors, but needed overtime to pull it off. The home team played down the possibility of a finals preview heading into the 131-128 win, but the electric atmosphere at Scotiabank Arena told another 100

November 28, 2018 8:19 PM Partisanship clouds PM, opposition leaders meeting on ‘Francophonie’ issues

OTTAWA—A meeting between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his counterparts from the four other main federal parties Wednesday is being pushed as a non-partisan effort to help Canada’s francophone population — even as the clouds of partisanship hang over the gathering. Trudeau will meet with Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, the NDP’s Jagmeet Singh 179

November 28, 2018 1:42 PM Williamson, Barrett lead Duke to easy win over Indiana

DURHAM, N.C.—Last week’s loss to Gonzaga cost Duke the nation’s top ranking but the Blue Devils showed Tuesday night they are more than capable of earning it back. No. 3 Duke took control of its game against Indiana early building a 24-point halftime lead and coasting to a 90-69 win over the Hoosiers at Cameron Indoor Stadium. After suffering their first 130

November 28, 2018 4:04 AM Sabres win 10th straight by beating Sharks in overtime

The Sharks, coming off a 6-0 loss at Vegas on Saturday, earned a point to move into a tie with idle Calgary for the Pacific Division lead. “We got shut out the other night, but all in all that game wasn’t us. Tonight was better,” Pavelski said. It’s been a night-and-day season for the Sabres, who suddenly find themselves atop NHL’s overall standings 137

November 28, 2018 1:32 AM Seven more teams off to Champions League knockout stage

Manchester City twice came from behind in Lyon after Maxwel Cornet delivered a man-of-the-match performance and scored a brace. Cornet, who has not been used much this season, had plenty of chances and put the hosts ahead in the 55th with a strike in the top corner. Aymeric Laporte equalized in the 62nd with a header from a set-piece. Sergio Aguero earned 143

November 26, 2018 4:25 AM Monday NHL preview: Boston Bruins at Toronto Maple Leafs

Two of the game’s most dynamic wingers will be on display. Boston’s David Pastrnak is among the league leaders with 17 goals, including a hat trick against the Leafs on Nov. 10, but has been cold of late — a lone assists in his last five games. Mitch Marner leads the Leafs with 30 points, half of them (two goals, 13 assists) since Auston Matthews (shoulder) 163

November 26, 2018 12:22 AM Canadian women reach first under-17 World Cup semifinal

The only Canadian team, male or female, to do better at a FIFA world championship was in 2002 when Canada lost 1-0 after extra time to the U.S. in the inaugural FIFA U19 championship (now the FIFA U20 championship). Canada had 58 per cent of the possession in a tight first half Sunday that saw only half-chances at Estadio Charrua. Neither team ventured 123

November 25, 2018 4:35 AM Jets’ Patrik Laine buries five goals in win over Blues

Joe Malone, who played in the early days of the NHL with the Montreal Canadiens, scored seven for the Quebec Bulldogs in one game in January 1920. He also had a six-goal game and three five-goal efforts. Laurent Brossoit allowed four goals on 27 shots for his first career win against St. Louis. He improved to 4-1-1. Chad Johnson allowed six goals on 25 shots 116

November 24, 2018 11:49 PM Stampeders lose receiver Markeith Ambles for Grey Cup

“At the end of the day, everybody knows when I signed, we were in a good position to take first place and ... if you take first place you are a win away from this game so that played a big part in it.” Injuries have made for a revolving door at receiver this year in Calgary. Kamar Jorden, Marken Michel and Reggie Begelton all went down with season-ending 136