MADRID—Canada is heading to the quarterfinals at the inaugural Davis Cup Finals after sweeping a pair of singles matches against the United States on Tuesday. Canada (2-0) has now clinched Group F after winning all four of its singles matches against the Americans and Italy. Canada has lost both doubles matches, with Shapovalov and Pospisil falling in three sets to Italy on Monday. Seven of the nine sets in singles matches went to tiebreaks, with Canada winning six of them. I mean, I was optimistic, but I’m just saying you never know, right?”Pospisil is now 19-18 in Davis Cup play.
November 20, 2019 01:41 UTC
You give Gabby Attieh lemons, and she’ll plant an orchard. The UBC Thunderbirds’ volleyball team’s relentlessly optimistic personality has an enviable ability to see opportunity where others might see only despair and negativity. Attieh used the time to work on her passing, so when she returned, she was that much more of a complete player. Attieh had 19 and 17 kills, respectively, in last weekend’s back-to-back 3-0 sweeps of the Dinos at War Memorial. “I’m so thrilled to look out on the court this year and see them dressed … It’s pretty special to see how far we’ve come,” said Attieh.
November 20, 2019 00:56 UTC
They really didn’t have much,” said Moss of her mother’s family. The boxes were from the Star Santa Claus fund. The Santa Claus Fund’s 2019 fundraising goal is $1.7 million and 100 per cent of donations go to the gift boxes. To this day, Moss’s mother still isn’t sure which neighbour gave the family’s address to the Santa Claus fund. But she’s still grateful, and so is Moss, who has donated to the Santa Claus fund for years.
November 20, 2019 00:00 UTC
The 2002 Real Estate Business Brokers Act (REBBA) is being renamed The Trust in Real Estate Services Act. “The real estate market in Ontario, and quite frankly across Canada, has seen enormous changes since the act was first passed 20 years ago,” she said. “Economically real estate is booming. Between 2005 and 2015, the total value of all residential properties more than doubled in Ontario.”“This will make Ontario a leader again when it comes to having faith in your real estate professional,” said Tim Hudak, CEO of the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA). But Toronto real estate broker John Pasalis of Realosophy suggested the new legislation would benefit realtors more than consumers.
November 19, 2019 23:46 UTC
WASHINGTON - The Senate on Tuesday easily approved a bill to support human rights in Hong Kong following months of often-violent unrest in the semi-autonomous Chinese city. The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act was passed by voice vote. The bill mandates sanctions on Chinese and Hong Kong officials who carry out human rights abuses and require an annual review of the favourable trade status that Washington grants Hong Kong. China has opposed all criticism of the handling of the Hong Kong protests as unwarranted interference in its domestic affairs. Mass protests in Hong Kong started in June over a proposed extradition bill that would have allowed suspects to be sent to mainland China for trial.
November 19, 2019 23:43 UTC
Lose, and the only argument is whether heads should roll or be served on a silver platter. In the era of social media, sports fans can be fickle at the best of times. But Brock Sunderland has another way to describe football fans in the city. But that’s part of the love affair with working here and having a fan base that cares to that level. It’s unique but I don’t necessarily think that’s a negative.
November 19, 2019 23:15 UTC
ARLINGTON, VA.—Garnet Hathaway was ejected for spitting on an opponent and now the Washington Capitals winger may have to swallow more punishment from the NHL. Hathaway was given a match penalty for spitting on Anaheim Ducks defenceman Erik Gudbranson in a brawl during the Capitals’ 5-2 victory Monday. “You never want to sit and leave guys hanging and not be able to help out,” Hathaway said. YOU MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN...“I don’t think anyone needs to step up and be Garnet Hathaway,” forward Travis Boyd said. The Ducks were angry at Hathaway for what they called disrespectful behaviour but didn’t want to speculate what might happen next.
November 19, 2019 22:52 UTC
Wednesday evening at 9 p.m., the major candidates for the Democratic nomination for president will share a stage for a debate. For anyone tuning in hoping for a break from the Trump news with some news from those hoping to replace him, here’s a primer on the state of the primary race. The U.S. general presidential election is in just under a year, on Nov. 3, 2020, when voters will choose between the Republican nominee — presumably Donald Trump — and the Democratic nominee. There will be many votes before then, however, to select the Democratic nominee through a process of primaries or caucuses held in each state. The Democratic National Committee has a criteria for qualifying for televised debates involving polling and fundraising performance.
November 19, 2019 22:41 UTC
Ottawa Senators (8-11-1) at Montreal Canadiens (11-5-4)Wednesday, 7:30 p.m, Bell Centre. In 19 career games against the Habs, Pageau has eight goals and four assists. He has a 3-2-0 record in six career games against the Senators with a 3.19 goals-against average and .894 save-percentage. It was the 600th career victory for Montreal head coach Claude Julien. Ottawa winger Tyler Ennis has 11 goals and nine assists in 30 career games against the Habs.
CALGARY — Normally six degrees — or better yet, minus-6 — is a Grey Cup temperature. In 1999, his interception was a significant play in the Tiger-Cats last Grey Cup win. Steinauer played for the Ticats championship team in ‘99 and then teamed with O’Shea on the Argos Grey Cup team of 2004. They won together in Toronto as players and then won in 2012, as part of Scott Milanovich’s staff, in the 100th Grey Cup. And in case the Grey Cup should come down to a late field goal, well, there’s Justin Medlock kicking for the Bombers.
MADRID — Canada became the first nation to reach the quarterfinals of the revamped Davis Cup on Tuesday after beating the United States for the first time at the 16th attempt. “Canada is really in the best place it’s been in tennis history,” Pospisil told reporters. Canada captain Frank Dancevic said they conceded the doubles to avoid risk of injury. Canada had lost the last four meetings, all played under the old five-rubber system, 5-0. The United States have won a record 32 Davis Cups but none since 2007.
The state Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources announced it will not approve new wells that use high-pressure steam to extract oil from underground. That process is different from fracking, which uses water and other chemicals at high pressure to extract oil. California has 263 pending fracking permits but has not approved any of them since July. That’s when Newsom fired California’s top oil and gas regulator after learning the state had increased fracking permits by 35% since he took office in January, angering environmental groups. Brown was criticized for failing to ban fracking or oil drilling, arguing that the state needed to tackle demand before moving on to supply.
November 19, 2019 22:08 UTC
NASHVILLE - Supporters of Tennessee death row inmate Abu-Ali Abdur’Rahman kicked off a clemency campaign on Tuesday amid uncertainty over whether his death sentence will be upheld. In August, after 32 years on death row and with Abdur’Rahman’s execution date approaching, Nashville’s district attorney agreed to convert the death sentence to life in prison. Less than a month later, Tennessee’s attorney general appealed the agreement. Since both the attorney general and the district attorney represent the State of Tennessee, Abdur’Rahman’s defence attorneys cried foul, arguing that Attorney General Herbert Slatery lacks the power to challenge an agreement with another prosecutor. While they wait for the courts to resolve the issue, Abdur’Rahman’s supporters must prepare for the possibility that his death sentence will be upheld.
November 19, 2019 22:07 UTC
LAS VEGAS — Time for the Maple Leafs to put words into action. Stumbling through a five-game losing streak, the Leafs have held a players-only meeting and a rookie dinner in the past couple of days. When stuff needs to be addressed, it needs to be addressed with the team. From Vegas, the Leafs have stops in Phoenix on Thursday and Denver on Saturday before returning to Toronto. The Leafs are quick to remember their most recent win, a 2-1 decision in overtime against Vegas in Toronto on Nov. 7.
November 19, 2019 22:07 UTC
Toronto police have arrested a Brampton man for allegedly sexually assaulting an international student then threatening both her and her family. Police say the student became friends with the man after he told her he could help her establish bank accounts in Canada. On Friday, police say the woman travelled to Toronto from another province to meet the man in a hotel room. There, police say the man sexually assaulted her, took pictures of her and threatened both her and her family. Gurpinder Singh, 28, of Brampton, was arrested on charges of sexual assault, uttering a death threat, extortion and voyeurism.
November 19, 2019 21:56 UTC