Sebastian Giovinco scored his 16th goal of the season on a brilliant free kick in the 84th minute Sunday, giving Toronto FC a 2-2 tie that broke a 19-year-old MLS record for points in a season. That edged the previous MLS record of 68 set by the Los Angeles Galaxy in 1998. “It’s rare for an MLS team to go through a season and not hit a down point,” Atlanta defender Michael Parkhurst said. “They just didn’t.”A crowd of 71,874 packed Mercedes-Benz Stadium, eclipsing Atlanta United’s previous single-game record of 70,425 for a September match against Orlando City. For the first — and only — time during this MLS season, the retractable roof on the new $1.5 billion (U.S.) stadium was open for a warm, cloudy afternoon.
October 23, 2017 01:18 UTC
The Maple Leafs have re-signed free agent Roman Polak, the hard-nosed defenceman who endeared himself to coach Mike Babcock for his ability to block shots. Polak broke his right leg in the playoffs against Washington last season, and has been working out with the Leafs since training camp. The 31-year-old had four goals and seven assists for the Leafs last season. Article Continued Below“Playing against a team that’s doing a great job defensively is good,” Rielly said. “He’s a huge part of the Kings,” Leafs winger Patrick Marleau said.
October 23, 2017 01:18 UTC
Blocking shots, running the floor, finishing lobs with dunks — the full Nogueira experience was on display when he had to fill in for the injured Jonas Valanciunas. We all know he’s a guy that would play for any other team,” said Jakob Poeltl, who has supplanted Nogueira as the primary backup to Valanciunas. “Lucas is a quality player, he’s one of our best rollers, catchers, great hands, basketball IQ; it’s good that he’s a luxury for us. “I think it’s an opportunity for us to bond a little bit, take advantage of some good weather out west and play some good teams and see where we are. “At least for me, I’m happy we get to stay in L.A. for a couple of days, that’ll definitely be good.”
October 23, 2017 01:07 UTC
Days after the NFL declined to change its rule on the national anthem, about two dozen players protested around the league Sunday. On Sept. 25, days after President Donald Trump said players should be fired for protesting during the anthem, more than 200 players protested. Seattle defensive end Michael Bennett and seven Seahawks teammates did not stand during the anthem before their game with the New York Giants. As a New York City police officer sang the anthem, Bennett was joined by defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson, defensive end Brandon Jackson, defensive end Marcus Smith, defensive tackle Jarran Reed, defensive end Frank Clark and defensive end Quinton Jefferson. All the Dallas Cowboys stood , but defensive tackle David Irving raised his fist after the anthem ended.
October 23, 2017 00:58 UTC
OTTAWA—Health groups joined forces on Sunday with the Conservative opposition to accuse the Liberal government of trying to raise tax revenue on the backs of vulnerable diabetics. Diabetes Canada was among the groups that joined Conservative politicians to publicly denounce what they say is a clawback of a long-standing disability tax credit to help diabetics manage a disease that can cost the average sufferer $15,000 annually. “His tax department tried to tax the employee discounts of waitresses and cashiers. Article Continued BelowIn May, the revenue department stopped approving a disability tax credit for people with Type 1 diabetes for those who had previously claimed it, he said. The Canada Revenue Agency was also recently forced to withdraw a notice that targeted employee discounts after it caused an uproar.
October 23, 2017 00:56 UTC
But, on Sunday, she found her inspiration from within while becoming the Canadian women’s marathon champion at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. Article Continued BelowTrevor Hofbauer, who said he has never run more than 41 kilometres before, finished as the top Canadian during the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. You can train so hard and know you’re fit and then on the day anything can happen.”Olympic race walker Evan Dunfee warms up before the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. He ran two marathons on Friday, two on Saturday and two on Sunday, with his sixth starting with the rest of the waterfront marathon runners. I don’t really love running right now but I love what running brings out in me.”Michal Kapral was going for world record in joggling with five balls during the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon.
October 23, 2017 00:39 UTC
Compiled by RAHIMY RAHIM, ALLISON LAI and R. ARAVINTHANA STEWARDESS who was alleged to be in an affair with singer Shahir Zawawi says she is prepared to meet his girlfriend Erra Fazira to dispel the rumours, reported Metro Ahad. Mona Syamimi Mohd Samsudin, 27, said she was ready to meet Erra to explain the true nature of their relationship. Erra Fazira (left) and Shahir ZawawiAccording to Mona, she got to know Shahir via Instagram and they grew close a month ago. While admitting that she also often went out with Shahir, Mona hoped to put the issue to rest. Mona also said she was shocked by AF Megastar singer Ewal’s allegation that she tried to “trap” him.
October 23, 2017 00:11 UTC
Toronto FC’s Sebastian Giovinco got a little liquid courage on Sunday during the regular-season finale against Atlanta United FC. After forward Jozy Altidore scored the Reds’ first goal of the match to tie up the game, an Atlanta fan threw a cup of beer at him — which Altidore tried to head. Giovinco then bent down to pick up the beer and finished it off.
October 23, 2017 00:08 UTC
Wilson threw three second-half touchdown passes and the Seahawks limited the Giants’ receiver-depleted offence to season-low 177 yards in a 24-7 win on Sunday. The Seahawks (4-2) limited the Giants (1-6) to 46 yards rushing, 14 first downs and just 24:34 in time of possession. The unit set up the Giants’ touchdown with a forced fumble and a 32-yard return by Landon Collins to the Seahawks 17. On the first play, Wilson pitched the ball to J.D. “What an exciting play,” Wilson said.
October 22, 2017 23:50 UTC
WINNIPEG — The new leader of the Manitoba Liberals says he’s looking forward to changing politics in the province. Dougald Lamont became leader this weekend, beating out Liberal MLAs Jon Gerrard and Cindy Lamoureux. Lamont says in a post on his website that he and the other candidates all ran for the same reason — to build the provincial Liberal party. He says he looks forward to working with everyone in the party to obtain that goal. Lamont’s biography says he has lectured on government-business relations at the University of Winnipeg and taught Canadian literature at the University of Manitoba.
October 22, 2017 23:48 UTC
Canada's Public Safety Minister has told his American counter part to keep a "wary eye" on the travel visas it issues to the United States. In an interview Sunday with CBC News, Goodale said Canadian officials have identified trends where documents issued from certain U.S. embassies and consulates are being misused. While the minister refused to identify diplomatic missions that have been problematic, Nigeria is one place where people obtained visas to visit the U.S. with the intention of heading to Canada. "They're examining what they can do to communicate," Goodale said. This summer, thousands of Haitians streamed into Quebec at an illegal border crossing after the United States announced it would not extend temporary protected status for Haitians who have lived in that country since the devastating 2010 earthquake.
October 22, 2017 23:47 UTC
Darren Mattocks scored early in the second half to give the Portland Timbers a 2-1 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps on Sunday in their regular-season finale. Match Wrap: Portland Timbers axe Vancouver's Western Conference title hopes1:12Portland (15-11-8) won the Western Conference title to earn a bye in the first round of the playoffs. The Cascadia Cup is a trophy created by the fans of Portland, Vancouver, and Seattle awarded to the best team in the Pacific Northwest. "The start of the second half, you saw how badly we wanted this game," Porter said. "I thought our best period of play was the first 10 minutes of the second half."
October 22, 2017 23:35 UTC
— Residents from dozens of homes who had to leave their homes on Sunday after a train carrying crude derailed north of Edmonton were quickly allowed to return. CN Rail says 12 rail cars carrying crude oil derailed Sunday afternoon in Sturgeon County. Two neighbourhoods in Sturgeon County were evacuated as a precaution, affecting about 46 homes, but the county announced several hours later that the evacuation was over. A news release from the county says only a small amount of crude leaked — between 30 and 50 litres. CN spokesman Patrick Waldron says there’s no reports of the oil leaking into a waterway.
October 22, 2017 23:34 UTC
Health groups joined forces on Sunday with the Conservative opposition to accuse the Liberal government of trying to raise tax revenue on the backs of vulnerable diabetics. "His tax department tried to tax the employee discounts of waitresses and cashiers. In May, the revenue department stopped approving a disability tax credit for people with Type 1 diabetes for those who had previously claimed it, he said. Health organizations including Diabetes Canada and the Canadian Medical Association signed a letter to the federal health minister to complain about the change. The Canada Revenue Agency was also recently forced to withdraw a notice that targeted employee discounts after it caused an uproar.
October 22, 2017 23:26 UTC
What if an accused, charged with beating a dog to death, told the court: I didn’t know that was against the law. Bill C-127, which came into effect Jan. 4, 1983, made sexual assault against a spouse an offence under the Criminal Code. A spouse could also be charged with aggravated sexual assault if the crime included a beating. Now, anyone with experience of sex assault trials would instantly recognize the frailty of the case — so long ago, no witnesses, no independent corroboration, he-said she-said accounts. While it should not be lower for sexual assault, it sure as hell shouldn’t be higher.
October 22, 2017 23:26 UTC