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Kelly: Hope Solo’s career reminds us being nice doesn’t matter in sports

In 2007, U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo was dropped to the bench for a semi-final game in the Women’s World Cup. America lost badly. Solo’s veteran replacement, Briana Scurry, was largely to blame.<p>Immediately after the match, Solo gave the interview that would define her reputation as the least …

Hope Solo

Death of Dwyane Wade’s cousin part of uptick in Chicago gun violence

The fatal shooting of NBA star Dwyane Wade’s cousin in Chicago is part of a sharp uptick in gun violence in the nation’s third-largest city this year. Among the other innocent people caught in crossfire have been young children playing outside and a father paying bills at his kitchen table.<p>Wade’s …

Dwyane Wade

Donald Trump’s immigration talk runs into reality at the Mexican border

An American border guard steps out of his vehicle onto a dusty desert road, seeking to chat with the strangers he sees milling about the mesquite bushes a few metres from Mexico.<p>His team catches a dozen migrants crossing here illegally each day, he says. A few dozen others slip through, he figures. …

Latin America

San Francisco quarterback Kaepernick refuses to stand for anthem in protest

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is refusing to stand for the national anthem before games because he believes the United States oppresses African Americans and other minorities.<p>Kaepernick sat on the team’s bench Friday night during the anthem before the Niners played host to the …

San Francisco Bay Area

Two Chicago men charged in shooting of Dwyane Wade’s cousin

Two brothers have been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of the cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade as she was walking to register her children for school, Chicago police announced Sunday.<p>Darwin Sorrells Jr. and Derren Sorrells, 22, also were charged with attempted murder in …

Dwyane Wade

The embrace of life: A story of 2 sisters in Italy’s quake

In the chaos of Italy’s devastating earthquake, an older sister’s embrace allowed a young girl to survive.<p>The heartbreaking story of 9-year-old Giulia Rinaldo and her younger sister Giorgia was recounted Saturday by the bishop who celebrated a funeral Mass for 35 of the 290 people killed by the …

Italy

Women in U.S. plan to go topless in push for equality

Women around the U.S. plan to go topless as they hit the beach or march in parades in celebration of GoTopless Day, focused on promoting gender equality and women’s rights to bare their breasts in public.<p>GoTopless Day is celebrated annually on the Sunday closest to Women’s Equality Day, marking the …

Justice

Turkish army thrusts deeper into Syria, monitors say 35 villagers killed

Turkey’s army and its allies thrust deeper into Syria on Sunday, seizing territory controlled by Kurdish-aligned forces on the fifth day of a cross-border campaign that a monitoring group said had killed at least 35 villagers.<p>Turkish warplanes roared into northern Syria at daybreak and its …

Turkey

Time to bolster Canada’s chronically under funded mental health system: advocates

Canada trails the pack when it comes to mental health funding levels among comparable industrially developed nations - but advocates say a promise from the federal government to improve services means the time is ripe to push for change.<p>“Access to care is abysmal in most places throughout the …

Canada

Clinton invokes father’s memory to hit Trump on business

Hillary Clinton has landed on a very personal counterpunch to what she says is Donald Trump’s checkered business past: her dad.<p>As the Democratic presidential nominee works to undercut Trump’s economic record and promote her plans for small businesses, she is invoking memories of her late father’s …

Business (Canada)

Where key countries stand on Europe’s ongoing refugee crisis

Faced with more than 1 million migrants flooding across the Mediterranean last year, European nations tightened border controls, set up naval patrols to stop smugglers, negotiated an agreement with Turkey to limit the numbers crossing, shut the Balkan route used by hundreds of thousands, and tried …

Italy

Montreal beats Toronto 1-0; snap TFC’s unbeaten streak at seven games

The Montreal Impact stunned one of the hottest teams in MLS on Saturday by blanking Toronto FC 1-0 in the latest edition of the 401 Derby.<p>Ignacio Piatti’s goal in the 73rd minute stood to be the winner. The Impact midfielder picked up a Dominic Oduro feed and beat a sprawling Alex Bono for his 14th …

Montreal

NBA star Dwyane Wade’s cousin fatally shot in Chicago

NBA star Dwyane Wade’s cousin was shot and killed in Chicago while pushing her baby in a stroller near a school where she intended to register her children. Wade lamented on Twitter what he called another “act of senseless gun violence.”<p>Nykea Aldridge, 32, had recently relocated to an area on the …

Dwyane Wade

Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn still atop the leaderboard at Canadian Women’s Open

Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn shot a solid round of 5-under 65 on Saturday to remain atop the leaderboard through three rounds of play at the LPGA’s Canadian Open.<p>Despite bogeying two of her final three holes, Jutanugarn sits alone in first place at 17 under, two shots clear of South Korea’s In Gee …

Asia

Suspected Kurdish militants fire rockets at Turkey’s Diyarbakir airport: report

Suspected Kurdish militants fired rockets at the airport in Turkey’s main southeastern city of Diyarbakir on Saturday, sending passengers and staff scrambling for shelter, Dogan news agency said, but there were no immediate reports of casualties.<p>Four rockets were fired at a police checkpoint …

Airports

Upton leads Blue Jays to 8-7 win over Twins

Melvin Upton Jr. hit the game-tying triple in the eighth inning and then scored the go-ahead run on an error as the Toronto Blue Jays rallied to an 8-7 win over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday afternoon.<p>Kevin Pillar got on base in the inning with a double down the third-base line before Upton came …

Sports (Canada)

Gender-neutral version of O Canada sung at Mauril Bélanger’s funeral

Mourners at longtime Liberal MP Mauril Bélanger’s funeral sang his gender-neutral version of O Canada as his funeral came to an emotional close on Saturday in Ottawa.<p>Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau and his mother, Margaret Trudeau, wiped away tears as Mr. Belanger’s …

Canadian News

The party in Rio is over. Now what?

On the last night of the Rio Olympics, I reported on a colourful, kinetic closing ceremony – one that went on long after your television coverage ended. Organizers in the Maracana Stadium eventually turned up the lights in the hope of herding a diehard crew of samba dancers and athletes out the …

Brazil

Bangladesh police kill Canadian ‘mastermind’ of Dhaka cafe attack

Bangladesh security forces killed three Islamist militants on Saturday, including a Bangladesh-born Canadian citizen accused of masterminding an attack on a cafe in Dhaka last month that killed 22 people, mostly foreigners, police said.<p>The militants were cornered in a hideout on the outskirts of …

Policing

Trump campaign CEO Stephen Bannon made anti-Semitic remarks: ex-wife

An ex-wife of Donald Trump’s new campaign CEO, Stephen Bannon, said Bannon made anti-Semitic remarks when the two battled over sending their daughters to private school nearly a decade ago, according to court papers reviewed Friday by The Associated Press.<p>That revelation came a day after reports …

Ivanka Trump

Rio court to return passports to Irish Olympic officials

A Rio de Janeiro court will return the passports of three members of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) and they will be allowed to leave Brazil, a source in the Rio state security services said on Friday.<p>The passports were seized by Brazilian police, along with computers, mobile phones and …

Olympics

Hull City in the driver’s seat as it meets Manchester United

Hull started the season as the English Premier League’s “crisis club,” regarded by some as the worst-prepared team ever to begin a top-flight campaign.<p>No manager. Owners that want out. Only 13 fit senior players. Not a penny spent in the off-season. One of their best players sold to a lower-league …

Manchester United FC

Ariya Jutanugarn takes the early lead in second round of Canadian Open

No driver, no problem for Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn.<p>Despite not carrying a driver in her bag, Jutanugarn shot a bogey-free eight-under 64 on Friday to take the clubhouse lead after the morning wave of golfers during the second round of the LPGA’s Canadian Open.<p>“I hit my tee shots pretty good and …

Canadian News

Demian Maia wants UFC title shot if he beats Carlos Condit in Vancouver

Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist Demian Maia believes he should be next in line for a UFC welterweight title shot if he beats Carlos Condit in Saturday’s main event at UFC Fight Night in Vancouver.<p>Maia was met with raucous cheers from mixed martial arts fans packed inside a convention hall at the …

Canada

Canada to become a top Western contributor in peacekeeping missions

A new plan to deploy up to 600 peacekeepers in United Nations missions will allow Canada to leap into the front ranks of Western contributors to peacekeeping missions, even though it hasn’t yet figured out where to send the troops.<p>A year after a campaign promise to revive Canada’s long-neglected …

Canada

Calgary Stampeders and Hamilton Tiger-Cats have plenty of history

Taylor Reed has waited patiently to face his former Hamilton Tiger-Cats teammates.<p>The six-foot, 241-pound linebacker spent two seasons in Hamilton before signing with Calgary Stampeders as a free agent this off-season. The Stampeders (6-1-1) play host to the Ticats (4-4) on Sunday night at McMahon …

Canadian Football

Road to Ring of Fire could cost up to $550-million

A road connecting remote First Nations in Northern Ontario’s Ring of Fire region to the south would cost $264-million to $559-million, according to a government-funded study that reviewed a range of options.<p>The All-Season Community Road Study has not yet been made public, but The Globe and Mail has …

Ring of Fire

Minnesota Vikings players stand in awe of new U.S. Bank Stadium

Chad Greenway looked at the camera on the sideline, rolled up his jersey sleeve and flexed his bicep muscle as if he were entered in a bodybuilding competition.<p>The giant image of Greenway’s tough-guy pose, projected on the high-definition video board, engulfed the glass front of Minnesota’s …

Minnesota Vikings

Patrick Reed holds two-shot lead in The Barclays

Patrick Reed had a fast start and hung on against tough Bethpage Black for a three-under 68 and a two-shot lead in The Barclays.<p>His spot on the U.S. Ryder Cup team is looking better with each round, and so are his prospects for getting his first victory of the year. He sandwiched a birdie around …

Jordan Spieth

A Canadian businessman’s fight to get his Mexican hotel back

Graham Alexander was at a morning business meeting when his phone started buzzing with frantic calls and text messages from the staff at his hotel nearby, who said scores of armed men had arrived and were evicting everyone.<p>Mr. Alexander raced back to his 24-room hotel, in the Mexican resort town of …

Hotels