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  • Achonwa sparks Canada past Japan in women’s World Cup basketball tuneup

    September 8, 2018 1:58 AM 7

    BRIDGEPORT, CONN.—Natalie Achonwa had a game-high 16 points and 11 rebounds, helping Canada hang on to beat Japan 76-69 on Friday in a tuneup for this month’s women’s basketball World Cup. Miranda Ayim added 15 points for Canada, while Kia Nurse chipped in 10. Evelyn Mawuli had a team-high 15 points for Japan. Head coach Lisa Thomaidis named her 12-player

  • NHLers rate Tavares deal from multiple angles

    September 7, 2018 10:09 PM 7

    “I was hoping he would sign with us,” said Kane, “but I like the fact a big-time free agent left and did something you don’t see too much in the NHL. I think it sets a tone, sets a precedent for players. I like the fact he had the courage to make that move.” It’s fair to say that what other NHLers thought of Tavares’ decision was based, at least a bit, on geography

  • Cleveland Indians remove controversial logo in weekend series with Jays

    September 7, 2018 12:52 PM 7

    Players wore a navy blue cap with a red C on it and the red-skinned, feather-wearing cartoon was removed from its usual spot on the left sleeve of their grey away jerseys as Cleveland took the field against the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. The move comes nine months after Cleveland announced that it would no longer use the logo starting with the 2019 season

  • ‘Bittersweet’ reunion for Rowdy Tellez and dad after first MLB hit

    September 6, 2018 11:39 PM 55

    Rowdy Tellez stood in the arrivals section of Toronto’s Pearson International Airport past midnight, waiting to tell his dad Greg the great news: he’d hit a double in his first major league at bat, driving in a run in the Blue Jays’ 10-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays earlier Wednesday night. The younger Tellez had hoped to surprise his father, but instead

  • Tommy John surgery recommended for Angels star Shohei Ohtani

    September 6, 2018 1:06 AM 15

    In 10 starts on the mound, the right-hander was 4-2 with a 3.31 ERA. He struck out 63 with 22 walks in 51 2-3 innings. Ohtani hit his 16th homer Tuesday night, his first against a left-hander in the big leagues. He had already joined Babe Ruth as the only players ever to hit 15 homers and pitch 50 innings in a season. Ohtani went into Wednesday night’s

  • Jordan Spieth looking to avoid an extra week off

    September 5, 2018 8:33 PM 16

    Woods has finished out of the top 20 in both playoff events and has dropped five spots to No. 25, needing to play well to avoid missing the Tour Championship for the first time when playing a full schedule. Fowler missed the first two events with an injury and is No. 26. U.S. captain Jim Furyk announced three of his four picks for the Ryder Cup on Tuesday

  • Canada’s Cam Lewis making his marathon debut after serious foot injury

    September 5, 2018 6:07 PM 14

    Canada’s Cam Levins will make his marathon debut at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon next month. The 29-year-old from Black Creek, B.C., has battled a serious foot injury that required surgery for a couple of seasons, but believes he’s finally healthy enough to become a force on the global running scene once again. Marathon fans have eagerly

  • Alvin ‘Ab’ McDonald, the first Winnipeg Jets captain, dies at age 82

    September 5, 2018 4:43 PM 12

    “He’s a four-time Stanley Cup winner and was the captain on many teams, and our first captain here in Winnipeg. Just a tremendous guy who was looked up to by many. “And he loved Winnipeg. He came home every summer from playing hockey. He was just a guy who liked people.” McDonald also played with the Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings, Pittsburgh Penguins

  • Rod Spittle’s path to pro golf an impressive tale of perseverance

    September 5, 2018 2:05 PM 16

    Around the time that five-year plan was wrapping up, Spittle popped up and won the 2010 AT&T championship. It was in some ways validation for all those weeks and years he was plodding along, it set him up for the next eight years of his life and he left the way he wanted, playing in his homeland in front of family and friends in Calgary at the Shaw Charity

  • Milos Raonic, Denis Shapovalov give Canada strong 1-2 against Netherlands

    September 4, 2018 9:27 PM 20

    The Netherlands’ top player is No. 49 Robin Haase. The visitors also are bringing Thiemo de Bakker, Scott Griekspoor, Jean-Julien Rojer and Matwe Middelkoop. Raonic, 16-6 in Davis Cup play, is scheduled to play his first tie since 2015. He lost in the fourth round of the U.S. Open on Sunday against American John Isner. Shapovalov, 19, is playing his fifth