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

    May 21, 2018 9:37 PM 7

    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 8

    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 7

    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 8

    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

  • Angels’ Shohei Ohtani strikes out nine in win over Rays

    May 21, 2018 1:20 AM 11

    ANAHEIM, CALIF.—Shohei Ohtani left the mound to a standing ovation after his longest, deepest start for the Los Angeles Angels. He doffed his cap with a weary right arm, acknowledging the roars for the latest milestone in his remarkable rookie season. The Angels already knew Ohtani had a prodigious talent. He also showed a wealth of tenacity while beating

  • Johnny Manziel has 1st practice with Tiger-Cats

    May 20, 2018 4:01 PM 9

    Former Heisman Trophy winner draws a crowd It hasn't taken long to see Johnny Manziel's impact with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Roughly 200 fans took in the opening day of the CFL team's training camp at Ron Joyce Stadium, which also happened to be Manziel's first practice with the Ticats after signing with the club Saturday. And although the Ticats sold roughly

  • Lightning one win away from eliminating Capitals

    May 20, 2018 3:10 AM 8

    The Lightning, a pre-season favourite to play for the Cup if not win it, reached this point because they continued to play like the team that earned the top-seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs and won eight of the 10 games they played during the first two rounds. Goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy was back to his old, stone-wall-like self. The penalty kill stopped

  • Rookie Aaron Wise taking second run at first victory

    May 20, 2018 1:11 AM 8

    “I love playing really firm golf courses because it brings a lot of thinking in,” Wise said. “I didn’t have quite as many drivers as I had the last couple of days because it was firmer.” With one notable exception: his 402-yard drive on the downwind par-4 ninth. All Wise had left was a flip wedge on the 504-yard hole, and he made the 11-foot putt. “It’s pretty

  • Aaltonen sparks Marlies past Phantoms in AHL Eastern final opener

    May 20, 2018 12:27 AM 7

    It’s safe to say that when centre Miro Aaltonen signed with the Maple Leafs, as a free agent from the KHL last summer, he expected to actually play for the Maple Leafs. “The first couple of months were hard, but I learned how to play here,” said Aaltonen. “Of course, my goal was to play in the NHL, but I didn’t make it this year. It’s fine. I’ve been playing

  • Toronto Wolfpack put down Toulouse in Betfred Championship

    May 19, 2018 9:38 PM 9

    NEWCASTLE, UNITED KINGDOM—Winger Liam Kay had three tries to power the Toronto Wolfpack past the Toulouse Olympique 43-30 on Saturday in the Betfred Championship. Ryan Brierly made 5-of-8 kicks and also scored a try for Toronto, while Matty Russell, Andrew Dixon, Chase Stanley, and Sam Hopkins also touched down. Mourad Kriouche, Anthony Marion, Charles