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Ben Bishop blanks Edmonton Oilers after Lehtonen pulled, Dallas Stars win 6-3

Ben Bishop shut out Edmonton over the last 39 minutes after Kari Lehtonen was pulled, and the Dallas Stars beat the Oilers 6-3 on Saturday.<p>Bishop made 17 saves after replacing Lehtonen early in the second period with Edmonton leading 3-2.<p>Devin Shore tied the game at 3 with his first goal this …

Edmonton Oilers

Anthony Duclair scores hat trick, including overtime winner, to lead Coyotes over Senators

Anthony Duclair scored in overtime to complete a hat trick as the Arizona Coyotes beat the Ottawa Senators 3-2 on Saturday afternoon.<p>Antti Raanta made 30 saves to improve the Coyotes record to 4-15-3.<p>Mark Stone and Mark Borowiecki scored in regulation for the Senators (8-4-5). Mike Condon stopped …

Erik Karlsson

Manchester United, City continue to win while Arsenal top Spurs

Premier League leaders Manchester City brushed aside Leicester City 2-0 for their 16th successive win in all competitions as Manchester United welcomed back long-term absentees Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic in a 4-1 rout of Newcastle United.<p>With Tottenham Hotspur losing ground after a 2-0 derby …

Soccer

Sean Monahan scores first career hat trick to power Calgary Flames over Philadelphia Flyers

Sean Monahan had the first hat trick of his NHL career and Michael Frolik scored 1:18 into overtime to give the Calgary Flames a 5-4 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.<p>Johnny Gaudreau added a goal and two assists and extended his points streak to a career-high nine games for the Flames, …

Calgary Flames

Ontario legislature in session this weekend to try to end college teachers’ strike

Both Ontario's New Democrats and the governing Liberals conceded that the situation wasn't ideal as the legislature debated a bill on Saturday that would end a five week strike by faculty at the province's colleges.<p>The government had to call the legislature into a rare weekend sitting as the NDP …

Education

Top Afghan government official says Taliban should be included in peace talks

A top official in Afghanistan's government says the Taliban – Islamic extremists who have waged a deadly war in that country – should take part in peace talks when the opportunity arises.<p>Abdullah Abdullah, the chief executive of Afghanistan who is governing in tandem with President Ashraf Ghani, …

Afghanistan

Honda recalling 900,000 minivans, majority found in North America

Honda Motor Co. said on Saturday that it was recalling about 900,000 minivans because second-row seats may tip forward if not properly latched after being adjusted.<p>The Japanese automaker said the recall covered 2011-2017 Honda Odyssey minivans, all but 2,000 of which are in North America, and that …

Honda

AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young dead at 64

Malcolm Young, who founded the Australian rock band AC/DC along with his brother Angus, has died at age 64 after suffering from dementia for several years, the band said on its Facebook page on Saturday.<p>Malcolm Young was a songwriter, backing vocalist and rhythm guitarist for AC/DC, a hard rock and …

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Can rodeo be safer – and still be rodeo?

"The chute door swung open and the bull squatted, leaped into the waiting silence and a paroxysm of twists, belly-rolls and spins, skipping, bucking and whirling, powerful drop, gave him the whole menu."<p>– <i>The Mud Below</i>, by Annie Proulx<p>There are plenty of different ways to feel alone in this world. …

Medicine

After Macron meeting, al-Hariri says will clarify position upon return to Lebanon next week

Saad al-Hariri, who resigned as Lebanon's prime minister this month while in Saudi Arabia, said on Saturday he would clarify his position when he returns to Beirut next week.<p>Mr. al-Hariri's resignation on Nov. 4 threw Lebanon into political crisis and put it center-stage in the Middle East's …

Middle East

Radio silence

How a high-school-based broadcast outlet gave the outport town of Wabana, Nfld., a bingo jackpot and a source of hope and joy for the community's youth, before infighting pulled it all apart. Jessica Leeder explores why things went wrong and how residents are hoping to fix it<p>It was not so long ago …

Education

Thousands march towards Mugabe’s residence calling for ouster of Zimbabwe’s leader

Zimbabweans celebrating the expected fall of President Robert Mugabe began marching towards his residence in the capital Harare on Saturday, live television pictures showed, as the country prepared to oust its leader of the last 37 years.<p>Earlier in the day tens of thousands of people flooded the …

Africa

Raptors cut Knicks down to size, win third game in a row

The Toronto Raptors' plan heading into the game against the Knicks was to harass, harangue and generally try to make life miserable for Kristaps Porzingis, New York's monster centre.<p>In the game's early moments, Toronto's Pascal Siakam set the tone, sticking to the Knicks' 7-foot-3 behemoth like …

Kyle O'Quinn

Somehow, the Blue Jays have extended their losing streak beyond the baseball season

This week at Major League Baseball's general managers' meetings, the Toronto Blue Jays talked up their chances of hitting the off-season's biggest jackpot – Japan's Shohei Otani.<p>If you buy the hype, Otani is the most complete ballplayer to emerge in nearly a century. He both hits and pitches at an …

Shohei Otani

Argos hope to make waves in BMO Field’s playoff debut

The Toronto Argonauts have been working toward this Sunday for a very long time: A day when tailgate grills can fire up at 9 a.m. along with the sale of Caesars and beer, and the team will play host to its first playoff game at BMO Field, expecting its biggest crowd yet in its new home.<p>Hosting the …

Saskatchewan Roughriders

Raptors in a full-court press to advance women

Amanda Joaquim remembers eagerly reading through a job posting for a physiotherapist with the Toronto Raptors, mentally checking off each of the required qualifications.<p>Got that. Got that. Got that, too.<p>The posting seemed to describe her skills and clinical experience perfectly. Working with NBA …

NBA Summer League

Trudeau’s ‘deliverology’ on the verge of becoming a punchline

Before this week, questions about "deliverology" were liable to be met with a shrug by many in and around the federal government. Few could explain what the results-oriented management approach Justin Trudeau promised – complete with the knighted British guru who pioneered it in Tony Blair's …

Determine

Penguins still a nemesis for Senators after playoff defeat

It had been 175 days, yet time had done little to erase the memories or even remove the sting.<p>As Ottawa Senators forward Ryan Dzingel put it: "There's still a little bit of a chip on our shoulder."<p>It was way back on May 25 – traditionally a time of great celebration in the thawing north – that the …

Matt Duchene

Mexico working on compromise on NAFTA rules of origin for vehicles, sources say

The Mexican government is working on a compromise proposal to tighten the so-called rules of origin that govern the content of vehicles made under the North American free-trade agreement, The Globe and Mail has learned.<p>Sources with knowledge of the prospective proposal said Mexico City is trying to …

Chrystia Freeland

With Matthews absent, Leafs lean on Andersen

If the Toronto Maple Leafs' success – despite the absence of Auston Matthews for their past four games – had to be ascribed to one individual, it would be Frederik Andersen.<p>The Maple Leafs goaltender's play ranged from excellent to spectacular in those games (with backup Curtis McElhinney doing …

Morgan Rielly

Tory pit bull Poilievre looks for ‘vulnerability’ in attacks on Morneau

When he goes up against Finance Minister Bill Morneau in the House of Commons, Pierre Poilievre looks for what he calls "vulnerability."<p>That's why the Conservative Finance critic doesn't like to read from a script – so he can deliver a quip as quickly as need be.<p>At the height of opposition attacks …

Canada

Horst Kroll, Can-Am champion at age 50, raced on a shoestring

Horst Kroll, who died on Oct. 26 at the age of 81, won the Can-Am motor-racing championship in 1986 when he was 50 years old, an age when most auto racers have retired. The only other Canadian to win a Can-Am championship was Jacques-Joseph Villeneuve (Gilles Villeneuve's brother), when he was …

Formula Racing

Moscow meeting in June 2017 under scrutiny in Trump probe

Earlier this year, a Russian-American lobbyist and another businessman discussed over coffee in Moscow an extraordinary meeting they had attended 12 months earlier: a gathering at Trump Tower with President Donald Trump's son, his son-in-law and his then-campaign chairman.<p>The Moscow meeting in …

Donald Trump

Inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in Syria to end after Russia again blocks UN renewal

An international investigation into who is to blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria will end on Friday after Russia blocked for the third time in a month attempts at the United Nations to renew the inquiry, which Moscow has slammed as flawed.<p>In the past two years, the joint UN and the …

Syria

Russia casts 11th UN veto on Syria, again blocking chemical weapons inquiry

Russia vetoed on Friday a Japanese-drafted UN Security Council resolution to extend by one month an international inquiry into who is to blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria, just a day after Moscow blocked a U.S. push to renew the investigation.<p>The mandate for the joint inquiry by the UN …

Syria

Not a piece of cake

The Cheesecake Factory is the most anticipated addition ever for Canada's busiest mall, but success for the American giant is far from guaranteed in a crowded and declining casual dining world<p>When The Cheesecake Factory announced last spring that it was launching its first Canadian location at …

Restaurants

Giving home buyers incentives risks creating a house of horrors

There was fresh evidence this week that Canada's once-sizzling housing market is cooling, particularly in the Toronto area.<p>Prices across the country fell 1 per cent in October, and nearly 3 per cent in Toronto, according to the Teranet-National Bank of Canada composite price index. The annual pace …

Mortgages

White House requests $44-billion disaster aid bill, lawmakers slam it as too small

The White House Friday sent Congress a $44-billion disaster aid request that's already under attack from lawmakers from hurricane-hit regions as way too small.<p>The request, President Donald Trump's third since hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria slammed the Gulf Coast and Caribbean, would bring the …

Government

EBay CEO Devin Wenig on the company's strategy in Canada

EBay Inc. is eyeing Toronto as a potential hub for an artificial-intelligence "centre of excellence," as the company looks to gain an edge in an increasingly competitive digital commerce marketplace.<p>"There's really a booming beginning of an ecosystem around AI, and AI is incredibly important to our …

Startups

Longtime politician Paul Quassa chosen as fourth premier of Nunavut

A longtime Inuit politician has been chosen as the fourth premier of Nunavut.<p>Paul Quassa was chosen by his fellow legislature members following a short campaign and vote.<p>Quassa has been a member of Nunavut's legislative assembly since 2013 and most recently served as education minister.<p>He was one …

Canada