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  • As retirement approaches, will Danica Patrick’s next road lead to the Hall of Fame?

    May 23, 2018 3:37 PM 4

    DETROIT—As Danica Patrick prepares for her farewell at this weekend’s Indianapolis 500, another big event on the auto racing calendar looms earlier in the week: The vote for the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Jeff Gordon is the big name among the nominees for Wednesday’s vote, but as Patrick’s retirement approaches, her own candidacy for an honour like that has become

  • Eugenie Bouchard fails test at French Open qualifying, now ranks 167th

    May 23, 2018 3:29 PM 4

    Now ranked 167th in the world, Bouchard is well outside a spot that would earn her direct entry into a Grand Slam. The 24-year-old native of Westmount, Que., has experienced a steady tumble since reaching No. 5 in the world in 2014, highlighted by an appearance in the Wimbledon final. Meanwhile, Bianca Andreescu of Mississauga upset top qualifying seed Vera Lapko

  • DeMar DeRozan's cryptic Instagram message has Raptors fans worried

    May 22, 2018 6:48 PM 6

    Toronto all-star writes "Dark days, darker nights" on Instagram The Toronto Raptors star, who features in the NBA's mental health PSA, posted on his Instagram story "Dark days, darker nights …" early Tuesday morning. The words, set in type so tiny it was almost unreadable, against a black background, are also the title of a 2014 song by American hip-hop

  • MLB series preview: Los Angeles Angels at Toronto Blue Jays

    May 22, 2018 3:45 AM 7

    If the Jays are going to rebound and head again in the right direction it will be because the Josh Donaldson of 2018 has become the Josh Donaldson of 2015, when he beat out Angels centre fielder Mike Trout in a pair of head-to-head battles that largely won him that year’s MVP. In 2015 vs. the Angels, Donaldson hit .433 with two homers and 12 RBIs in seven

  • Capitals blank Lightning to force Game 7

    May 22, 2018 3:35 AM 8

    The Capitals outhit the Lightning 39-19 and outshot them 34-24, bruising and battering them all over the ice. Orpik separated Cedric Paquette from the puck twice on one shift, Ovechkin levelled rookie Yanni Gourde and Wilson was his usual self, dishing out a handful of crushing bodychecks. With a physical tone set, the Capitals kept testing Vasilevskiy

  • Montreal's Auger-Aliassime moves on in French Open qualifier

    May 21, 2018 9:56 PM 5

    Montreal's Felix Auger-Aliassime defeated South Africa's Lloyd Harris 6-4, 6-3 on Monday in the first round of the men's qualifying tournament of the French Open. He will face Spain's Jaume Munar on Wednesday in the next round of the qualifying tournament. Also, Vancouver's Filip Peliwo lost to France's Constant Lestienne 7-5, 6-2. Denis Shapovalov of Richmond

  • Shapovalov supplants Raonic as Canada’s top-ranked tennis player

    May 21, 2018 9:37 PM 6

    French Open qualifying opened Monday, with Montreal teen Felix Auger-Aliassime beating South Africa’s Lloyd Harris — 6-4, 6-3. The 17-year-old Auger-Aliassime, who fired six aces, will face Jaume Munar of Spain in the next round on Wednesday. Vancouver’s Filip Peliwo lost to France’s Constant Lestienne — 7-5, 6-2. Peter Polansky of Thornhill takes on Slovakia’s

  • GoFundMe started for a LeBron James statue in Akron

    May 21, 2018 8:21 PM 6

    A GoFundMe account has been established with a goal to raise $1 million (U.S.) to sculpt and erect a life-size statue of James in Akron, where he began his basketball career before becoming a superstar with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Aaron Carey, who like James played at Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary High School, began the campaign to raise money to honour

  • Curry sparks Warriors past Rockets in Game 3

    May 21, 2018 2:56 AM 5

    OAKLAND, CALIF.—Stephen Curry got his groove back to score 35 points with five three-pointers, shooting over James Harden and driving past the Houston star as the Golden State Warriors made a second-half statement to beat the Rockets 126-85 on Sunday night for a 2-1 lead in the NBA Western Conference final. Kevin Durant added 25 points, six rebounds

  • Defence optional in Titan’s Memorial Cup win over Pats

    May 21, 2018 2:27 AM 6

    REGINA—Noah Dobson, Jeffrey Truchon-Viel and Ethan Crossman had two goals apiece and the Acadie-Bathurst Titan held off the host Regina Pats 8-6 on Sunday night to earn a berth in Friday’s semifinal at the Memorial Cup. Cameron Hebig had a pair of goals for the hosts, now 1-1. Jared Legein, Matt Bradley, Josh Mahura and Nick Henry rounded out the attack