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  • Jays give up two-RBI singles in ninth, losing 5-4 to Angels

    May 24, 2018 3:17 AM 10

    That trend began with starter Aaron Sanchez, who tossed five clean innings but gave up a handful of walks. Still, Toronto was up 3-0 when he left the game, thanks to solo home runs from Devon Travis, his second of the year and first hit since he was recalled from the minor leagues on Tuesday, in the third and Yangervis Solarte in the fifth. Solarte also added

  • Hinchcliffe no longer pursuing options to run in Indy 500

    May 23, 2018 10:17 PM 12

    The Canadian driver used a Twitter post Wednesday to announce that, “barring unforeseen circumstances,” he would not start Sunday’s race and a decision had been made to stop “pursuing other options” after he failed to make the 33-car field during qualifying last weekend. “There aren’t really words to describe how missing this race feels,” he wrote. “At the end of the day, we simply

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

    May 23, 2018 3:37 PM 8

    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 12

    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

  • Eugenie Bouchard retires in French Open qualifying

    May 23, 2018 12:33 PM 12

    Native of Westmount, Que., was trailing Dalila Jakuopovic 6-0, 2-1 The Canadian tennis star retired after trailing Dalila Jakuopovic of Slovenia 6-0, 2-1 in the first round of French Open qualifying on Wednesday. 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

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

    May 22, 2018 6:48 PM 9

    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

  • Canadian Peter Polansky wins 1st-round qualification match at French Open

    May 22, 2018 4:35 PM 18

    Thornhill, Ont., native looking for 1st Roland-Garros berth since 2014 Canada's Peter Polansky defeated Norbert Gombos of Slovakia in first-round qualifying play Tuesday at the French Open. Polansky, the No. 14 seed from Thornhill, Ont., needed two hours 10 minutes to complete the 6-2, 6-7 (3), 6-2 victory. In early women's play, Montreal's Francoise

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

    May 22, 2018 3:45 AM 12

    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 10

    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 11

    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