Khachanov stuns Djokovic to win his 1st Paris Masters title

Novak Djokovic

Jerome Pugmire, The Associated Press Published Sunday, November 4, 2018 6:36PM EST PARIS — Karen Khachanov upset a tired-looking Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-4 to win the Paris Masters title and deprive Djokovic of the chance on Sunday to match Rafael Nadal’s record of 33 Masters titles. Djokovic, a record four-time champion at the indoor event, looked out of energy after an epic three-hour semifinal win against Roger Federer on Saturday. After also being taken to three sets by Marin Cilic in Friday’s quarterfinals, Djokovic’s semifinal finished at around 8 p.m.Read More

Review damns Cricket Australia’s win at-all-costs approach

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MELBOURNE, Australia — Cricket Australia has been described as arrogant and bent on winning at all costs in a review of its culture and governance commissioned after the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa. The review by Simon Longstaff of The Ethics Center, released Monday, said administrators should bear as much blame as captain Steve Smith, vice-captain David Warner and batsman Cameron Bancroft, who were suspended for their roles in the incident at Cape Town in March. The attempt by Bancroft to use sandpaper to alter the condition of the ballRead More

Heading to the big leagues: Moncton kids play flag football for a chance to win trip to Grey Cup

Heading to the big leagues: Moncton kids play flag football for a chance to win trip to Grey Cup

MONCTON, N.B. — A group of young flag football players in Moncton have been selected to participate in an exclusive tournament where the grand prize is an all expense paid trip to Edmonton to watch the 2018 Grey Cup finale. Football New Brunswick was invited by the Canadian Football League to put together a team for the flag football tournament, and the regional qualifier will be held at Mount Allison University on Oct. 28. The group of kids, aged ten and eleven, were hand-picked based on the talent they’ve showcasedRead More

Blazers spoil James’ debut with 128-119 win over the Lakers

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Anne M. Peterson, The Associated Press Published Friday, October 19, 2018 2:22AM EDT PORTLAND, Ore. — LeBron James opened with two thunderous dunks and had 26 points and 12 rebounds in his first game with the Los Angeles Lakers, but the Portland Trail Blazers prevailed 128-119 Thursday night in the season opener for both teams. Damian Lillard had 28 points and Nik Stauskas came off the bench to score 24 for Portland, which won its 18th straight home opener to extend an NBA record. It was the Blazers’ 16th straightRead More

CAQ leader visits rural Quebec in bid to win majority

CAQ leader visits rural Quebec in bid to win majority

With just a few days left before voters go to the polls, François Legault is criss-crossing the province. He abandoned initial plans to campaign in the Quebec City area, choosing instead to focus on traditional Liberal and PQ strongholds further away. On Tuesday he stopped at a dairy farm in the Lac St. Jean riding, part of a last minute blitz to motivate voters and win more enough seats to form a majority government. “I hope to get five wins which would mean that ridings that were at the PQRead More

Yankees rally late, but Blue Jays hang on for 8-7 win


Ben Walker, The Associated Press Published Saturday, September 15, 2018 8:20PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, September 15, 2018 9:05PM EDT NEW YORK — Miguel Andujar’s drive sailed into the seats for a grand slam , the crowd went crazy. But a furious rally quickly fizzled, and the questions remained for the New York Yankees. CC Sabathia got clocked early and the Yankees, despite hitting four home runs during a late comeback, kept wobbling toward a playoff spot Saturday with an 8-7 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. “We have aRead More

Rene Paredes’ field goal lifts Stampeders to 23-20 win over Eskimos

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The Canadian Press Published Monday, September 3, 2018 8:13PM EDT Last Updated Monday, September 3, 2018 8:33PM EDT CALGARY — A Rene Paredes field goal with no time left on the clock preserved the Calgary Stampeders’ string of Labour Day victories. Calgary held off the Edmonton Eskimos 23-20 for a seventh straight win in the traditional Battle of Alberta on the September holiday Monday. The Stampeders remained unbeaten at home this season at 6-0, but paid a price to climb to 9-1 atop the CFL’s West Division. Calgary’s star receiverRead More

Google Teams With China’s Xiaomi to Win a Billion New Users in India

CEO Pichai’s signature project again targets emerging users Xiaomi’s dual-camera Mi A1 will go after mid-range consumers Google is teaming up with China’s Xiaomi Corp. to resurrect its Android One smartphone program for India, revamping a stall…