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  • John Herdman outlines Canada’s 2026 World Cup game plan

    July 17, 2018 11:11 PM 7

    “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

  • Ten golfers who might win the Claret Jug this week

    July 17, 2018 8:13 PM 7

    CARNOUSTIE, SCOTLAND—Narrowing down a list of top-10 contenders for the 147th British Open is as demanding as hitting a tee shot into the wind on the 499-yard closing hole at Carnoustie. It makes you wish David Letterman would have rolled out top-25 lists. It wasn’t easy to keep defending champion and three-time major winner Jordan Spieth off the list. Even tougher

  • Mickey Mantle is back in the spotlight — for three days

    July 17, 2018 7:47 PM 6

    DENVER—The Holy Grail of baseball cards, a pristine 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle valued at several million dollars, was delivered to the History Colorado Center this week via armoured truck for a 72-hour public display. “I want the community to enjoy looking at the card,” said its owner, retired lawyer Marshall Fogel. “It’s the finest card ever made, and it just happens

  • Bryce Harper the hometown hero in home-run derby

    July 17, 2018 3:06 AM 6

    The Nationals outfielder, serenaded by loud “Let’s go Harper! Let’s go Harper!” chants throughout the night, rallied in the final round to win the home-run derby on Monday night in his home ballpark. Harper, the No. 2 seed in the competition and with his father throwing to him, beat the Cubs’ Kyle Schwarber, the fifth seed, 19-18, in the final round

  • Kevin Pillar likely out six weeks with shoulder injury

    July 15, 2018 4:52 PM 7

    Pillar left the game in the third inning with a right clavicle injury after making a diving catch on a Brock Holt shallow fly. He rolled on the ground before throwing the ball to second for an inning-ending double play. Gurriel got a foot to the back of his helmet from Red Sox started Eduardo Rodriguez while Gurriel was diving into first base on an infield

  • Toronto FC winless in six after loss in Orlando

    July 15, 2018 3:15 AM 10

    Schuler, a 30-year-old defender, headed home the rebound of a long-range shot by Dom Dwyer from point-blank range in the 34th minute. Dwyer doubled the advantage in the 48th when he blasted a left-footer from the top of the arc past the outstretched arms of a diving Alex Bono. Earl Edwards Jr., making his second career appearance, made three saves in his first

  • Defending champion Josef Newgarden wins Honda Indy Toronto pole

    July 14, 2018 9:19 PM 8

    Newgarden took advantage of a rapidly drying track on Saturday afternoon, passing Scott Dixon by just 0.1964 seconds to take the best starting position for the IndyCar race. The 27-year-old Newgarden had gambled on a slow start in the final qualifying segment, but a light drizzle made it seem like he’d miscalculated with Dixon getting a sizable lead. However

  • Blue Jays fall to Red Sox on Bogaerts walk-off slam in 10th

    July 14, 2018 9:14 PM 7

    The AL East-leading Red Sox had their 10-game winning streak halted Friday. They haven’t lost two straight since June 19 and 20. Boston starter Eduardo Rodriguez had to leave the game with a sprained right ankle after stumbling to the ground when his left foot hit the helmet of Lourdes Gurriel Jr., who was diving into the bag on his infield hit. Betts

  • Brooke Henderson tied for lead at LPGA’s Marathon Classic

    July 14, 2018 1:33 AM 10

    “To finish birdie-birdie was really important, and it’s fun to see your name at the top,” Henderson said. “I’m excited to be in the final group.” Hedwall, who played in the morning on Friday, is looking for her first LPGA Tour victory. This is the first time since the 2015 Handa Australian Open that she has held the lead after 36 holes. “I’ve been in this situation

  • Corey Kluber to miss all-star game with knee injury

    July 13, 2018 11:14 PM 11

    Cleveland’s ace received an injection in his right knee that will force him to miss the all-star game. But, more importantly, the Indians are hoping it will allow the right-hander to continue leading their rotation after the break — and beyond. Kluber got the shot in his knee on Friday, a day after the two-time Cy Young Award winner gave up two runs in the eighth