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  • Calgary Stampeders hold off Hamilton Tiger-Cats in potential Grey Cup preview

    September 16, 2018 1:01 AM 9

    Hamilton’s Dean, rookie returner Shakeir Ryan and defensive back Delvin Breaux Sr. scored for the Ticats, who failed to record an offensive touchdown. Calgary kicker Rene Paredes was 3 for 3, hitting from 13 and 24 yards twice. Hamilton kicker Lirim Hajrullahu missed a 43-yard attempt on the Ticats’ first drive of the game, but hit from 37, 28, and 13 yards

  • Floyd Mayweather Jr. says a rematch with Manny Pacquiao is coming

    September 15, 2018 8:24 PM 9

    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

  • Kyle Dubas won't let Nylander deal 'set records'

    September 15, 2018 1:40 PM 9

    NIAGARA FALLS -- Leafs GM Kyle Dubas shed a bit of light on the stalemated contract talks with restricted free agent William Nylander in a Saturday morning question-and-answer sessions with students from his alma mater, Brock University. Dubas said his hard line -- trying to keep salaries as low as possible to keep his young core together fora long run -- is what's

  • Delta Prince enters $800,000 Woodbine Mile as the early favourite

    September 14, 2018 11:02 PM 12

    Vanish was coming off an allowance win when claimed for $40,000 from the stable of Hall of Fame trainer Mark Casse. The move paid immediate dividends as Vanish rallied to finish second to Mr Havercamp — who’ll start Saturday’s race from the No. 5 post — in the Grade 2 Play the King Stakes turf race at 54/1 odds. “The turf was soft, he was slipping and sliding

  • Olynyk leads Canada past Brazil at World Cup qualifying

    September 14, 2018 12:49 PM 13

    LAVAL, QUE.—Kelly Olynyk had 20 points and 18 rebounds to lift Canada to a 85-77 victory over Brazil to open the second round of World Cup qualifying on Thursday. Cory Joseph added 16 and 10 assists, while Tristan Thompson grabbed 12 boards. Kevin Pangos had 10 points and eight assists. Canada (6-1) and Venezuela, which improved to 6-1 with an 84-69 win over the U.S. Virgin

  • Milos Raonic good to go in Davis Cup tie for Canada

    September 14, 2018 12:14 AM 14

    The 46-year-old Nestor, ranked 135th in doubles, is playing in his final Davis Cup. Pospisil has been focusing on his singles career so his doubles ranking has slumped to 1,253, but he peaked at No. 4 in 2015. The singles matchups will flip on Sunday, with Raonic playing Haase and Shapovalov taking on de Bakker. Montreal’s Felix Auger-Aliassime, 18, is Canada’s

  • Nylander stays away as Maple Leafs open camp

    September 13, 2018 3:30 PM 11

    “This is a part of our business,” said coach Mike Babcock. “Any time you’re the player and you’re not here today, it’s hard on you as a player. You want to be here. The guys would like you here and I’d like you here. Babcock chose to look on the bright side of not having Nylander around as 40 forwards vie for jobs. “We get to find another player,” said Babcock

  • NBA quartet will lead Canada against Brazil in World Cup qualifying

    September 13, 2018 2:48 AM 12

    Canada is heading into its most important men’s basketball game since 2015 with a roster chock full of NBA experience. Facing Brazil in Laval, Que., on Thursday night to open the second round of qualification for the 2019 World Cup, coach Roy Rana and his staff have settled on a team with four current NBAers – Indiana’s Cory Joseph, Miami’s Kelly Olynyk

  • L.A. Kings’ Ilya Kovalchuk begins his NHL second act in Hollywood

    September 12, 2018 11:05 PM 10

    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

  • Jon Gruden’s return to coaching off to rough start in Oakland

    September 11, 2018 11:06 PM 19

    After almost a decade in the broadcast booth, Gruden returned to the sidelines this season with one of his old teams, the Raiders. So eager was Oakland that it signed him to a 10-year, $100-million contract. With nine years and 15 games to go, the deal is not looking brilliant so far. In Gruden’s first game back with the Raiders, his team was soundly