Canada’s victory over Slovakia was rousing, the empty seats are the downer

As expected, the Canadian junior team overwhelmed Slovakia 6-0 to open the 2018 IIHF World Under-20 Championship with back-to-back wins in Buffalo. The victory on Wednesday evening was stress-free, especially after Rhonda and John Bean watched from the stands as their son Jake Bean returned to action in the second period following a violent collision into the […]


Garry Monk: Middlesbrough part company with manager despite victory

Garry Monk left Leeds in the summer to take charge of Middlesbrough Championship side Middlesbrough parted company with manager Garry Monk hours after a 2-1 win at Sheffield Wednesday. The former Swansea and Leeds United boss has been replaced by academy manager Craig Liddle on an interim basis “while a successor is appointed”, the club […]


Nikola Mirotic, Bobby Portis lead Chicago Bulls to victory

CHICAGO — Chicago Bulls forwards Nikola Mirotic and Bobby Portis are making the type of professional transition that many never thought possible two months ago when Portis broke Mirotic’s face and gave him a concussion after a scuffle in practice. The pair combined for 47 points and 12 rebounds as the Bulls knocked off the […]


NBA — Kyrie Irving again rises to challenge in Boston Celtics victory

1:18 Kyrie Irving shines in the Celtics’ victory, going head-to-head with Mavericks rookie Dennis Smith Jr. and proving impossible to guard, in the 97-90 win. BOSTON — Boston Celtics big man Al Horford was assessing his team’s latest rally from a double-digit deficit — No. 7 of the 2017-18 season saw the short-handed Celtics charge […]