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  • James Hinchcliffe gets first IndyCar win of season at Iowa

    July 9, 2018 12:12 AM 10

    Ed Carpenter threw a curveball at the field when he spun out and got clipped by Sato six laps from the finish, drawing a caution. Newgarden went in for new tires while Hinchcliffe stayed out, with the American hoping to catch Hinchcliffe if the race went green again. It didn’t, and Hinchcliffe cruised past Iowa’s corn-inspired start-finish line in first

  • Qataris considering a 48-team option for 2022 World Cup

    July 7, 2018 9:02 PM 10

    MOSCOW—Qatari organizers of the 2022 World Cup say they’re open to talks about a 48-team tournament, and can see a format to host it alone. FIFA President Gianni Infantino’s wish to add 16 extra teams in 2022 was seen as pushing Qatar toward letting neighbouring states into a co-hosting plan. In Moscow last month, pressure on Qatar was eased when the Infantino-chaired

  • Jays make it a grey day for Yankees starter

    July 7, 2018 2:39 AM 25

    He had a lot of help defensively from centre fielder Kevin Pillar, who jumped a couple of feet off the ground on the warning track to bring down a Greg Bird drive in the second and then caught a liner from Neil Walker in the fifth that left the Yankees second baseman with his hands on his head in disbelief as he crossed first base. Gaviglio, who gave up a solo homer

  • Argos' James Franklin looks to lead Toronto out of early funk after Ricky Ray injury

    July 6, 2018 6:54 PM 28

    The future starts now for the winless Toronto Argonauts, with James Franklin at the helm instead of talismanic veteran Ricky Ray. And as luck would have it, Franklin will make his first start as an Argo this weekend against his former team, the Edmonton Eskimos. Just to add some extra spice, Saturday’s contest at BMO Field is the first half of a home-and-away

  • Siberian town falls silent for World Cup star Golovin

    July 6, 2018 3:49 PM 36

    The remote Siberian coal-mining town is the home of Russia midfielder Alexander Golovin, whose key role in the team’s run to the World Cup quarterfinals has made him a national star. Golovin was tireless when Russia beat Spain on penalties in the round of 16 on Sunday, keeping his opponents under pressure all the way through extra time. “The streets

  • Monfils knocks Querrey out in Wimbledon third round

    July 6, 2018 2:58 PM 35

    Later, Roger Federer and Serena Williams will try to avoid further upsets. Federer was set to play Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany and Williams faced Kristina Mladenovic of France as they continue their quests for a ninth and eighth Wimbledon title, respectively. Williams finds herself the favourite again after defending champion Garbine Muguruza lost on Thursday

  • World Cup, Wimbledon men’s final could force tough decisions for fans

    July 5, 2018 3:44 PM 67

    “We’ve always known it was going to be there, we knew 18 months ago,” Desmond said. “But I think it’s slightly surprising that FIFA have the kick off at 4 o’clock (11 a.m. Eastern). It’s not something they’ve done in the past but that’s their decision,” he said. “Our tournament (final) always starts at 2 o’clock (9 a.m. Eastern), and we’ll start at 2 o’clock

  • Quintero’s hat trick powers Minnesota over Toronto FC

    July 5, 2018 1:50 AM 96

    Quintero got his first goal eight minutes into the match, splitting two defenders and firing into upper left corner for a 1-0 lead. His second goal, in the 52nd minute, was just off the fingertips of Toronto FC keeper Clint Irwin and his third came just five minutes later, bending in a shot from the left side, over Irwin’s fingertips and into the upper

  • LaVar Ball says son Lonzo Ball ‘makes everyone better,’ including LeBron James

    July 4, 2018 5:21 PM 37

    LaVar Ball firmly thinks his son will be the perfect sidekick to the newest Los Angeles Laker, LeBron James. “Lonzo and him gonna fit together like a glove,” Ball said in a recent interview with Overtime, noting that he hasn’t talked with James but “knew he was coming to LA.” The outspoken basketball father, who has been busy running the inaugural season

  • Andersson the understated symbol of post-Zlatan Sweden at World Cup

    July 4, 2018 2:45 PM 13

    ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA—A merry band of about a thousand yellow-clad Sweden fans stayed after the game, singing in a stand behind the goal and ignoring repeated requests from the stadium announcer to make their way out. Their team had just reached a World Cup quarterfinal for the first time in 24 years, and they were going to enjoy the moment. “It feels