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  • Canadian lacrosse team was unified by labour standoff

    July 10, 2018 11:45 PM 9

    NETANYA, Israel — Canada will begin its defence of its world lacrosse title with precious little preparation time on the field. But players say team unity is already ironclad after joining together in a labour standoff with the Canadian Lacrosse Association. The Canadians didn’t have a full roster playing together until last week’s training camp, but just a couple

  • NFL Players Association files grievance over anthem policy

    July 10, 2018 5:55 PM 8

    Following those comments, more than 200 players protested during the anthem that weekend before the number of protesters dwindled as the season progressed. “We’re here for a bigger platform,” Raiders tight end Jared Cook said during the spring. “We’re not just athletes. We’re people that live this. It’s people in our neighbourhood, it’s people that we grew up with, it’s people

  • Argonauts’ Wilder Jr. among CFL’s top performers for Week 4

    July 10, 2018 4:26 PM 7

    Winnipeg linebacker Adam Bighill and Ottawa receiver Brad Sinopoli also were honoured by the league Tuesday. Bighill registered six total tackles and two interceptions, including one returned 55 yards for a touchdown, against his former team as the Blue Bombers trounced the Lions 41-19 on Saturday. Sinopoli recorded 148 receiving yards and one touchdown

  • Real Madrid sends Ronaldo to Juventus in $183-million transfer deal

    July 10, 2018 4:07 PM 8

    TURIN, ITALY—Cristiano Ronaldo is leaving Real Madrid to join Italian club Juventus, bringing to an end a hugely successful nine-year spell in Spain. Madrid said Tuesday it has reached an agreement with Juventus after a request by Ronaldo. No financial details were disclosed but Italian media reports Juventus is paying Madrid €105 million euros ($123 million

  • Ukraine Football Federation offers to pay ‘unsporting behaviour’ fine for official

    July 10, 2018 2:58 PM 9

    The video angered some Russian fans, but was welcomed in Ukraine, where both Vida and Vukojevic formerly played for the Dynamo Kyiv club. Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine in 2014 and political tensions remain high. UFF president Andriy Pavelko, wearing a Croatia shirt and scarf, tells Ukrainian broadcaster 112 that he and other members

  • Kerber, Ostapenko to meet in Wimbledon semifinal

    July 10, 2018 2:34 PM 9

    LONDON—Angelique Kerber reached her third Wimbledon semifinal after converting her seventh match point to beat Daria Kasatkina 6-3, 7-5 on Tuesday, setting up a meeting with former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko. Ostapenko became the first Latvian woman to make the last four at the All England Club with a 7-5, 6-4 victory over Dominika Cibulkova

  • Global T20 Canada cricket tourney prepares for second round

    July 10, 2018 12:13 AM 10

    KING CITY, ONT.—The second round of the Global T20 Canada cricket tournament gets underway Tuesday at the Maple Leaf Cricket Club, with a development side from the Caribbean leading the table ahead of teams featuring top cricket talent. It appeared the other teams were caught napping by the young Caribbean side until Jamaican superstar Chris Gayle and the Vancouver

  • Milos Raonic advances to Wimbledon quarter-finals

    July 9, 2018 3:32 PM 10

    Raonic lost to Roger Federer in the quarter-finals last year. In 2016, he lost to Andy Murray in the final. Raonic will face the winner of a match between No. 9 seed John Isner of the U.S., and No. 31 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece in the quarter-finals. It will be Raonic’s first match against a seeded player at the tournament. Meanwhile, Gabriela

  • J.A. Happ named Jays’ representative for all-star game

    July 9, 2018 3:10 PM 11

    “I have gotten better about handling tough outings but the last couple have hurt, so this is nice,” Happ said. “It kind of helps you turn the page and look forward to my next outing and then the all-star game.” As for what he’s most looking forward to when the festivities roll around, Happ said he will try his best to take it all in. “See the best players

  • Sei Young Kim sets record low by going 31 under

    July 9, 2018 2:41 AM 11

    The 25-year-old Kim won by five shots over Lydia Ko when she shot 27 under in the Founders Cup two years ago. Sorenstam won by two shots over Se Ri Pak when she shot her 27 under at Moon Valley at a tournament that no longer exists. Kim began the final round with an eight shot lead and was close to flawless. Amy Yang, who played with Kim in the final