Monthly Archives: May 2016

Biyombo shines as Raptors battle to hang on to lead in Game 4, tie series



Toronto Raptors Coach Dwane Casey said Jonas Valanciunas could make his highly-awaited return to the court in Monday’s Game 4. Instead the seven-foot starting centre remained on the bench as his team tied up their Eastern Conference Finals series 2-2 with a 105-99 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. read more

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Tony Gwynn’s family sues tobacco industry over star’s death



Tony Gwynn’s widow and two children filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to hold the tobacco industry accountable for the Hall of Famer’s death. read more

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A look back at 99 years of the Indy 500

The 100th running of America’s iconic car race starts at 12:19 pm Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Photos show the cars, drivers, fans and crashes of previous years.

 
  • Ray Harroun drives his No. 32 Marmon Wasp race car to victory in the inaugural Indianapolis 500 auto race May 30, 1911.

    (Associated Press)
  • Early arrivals at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway lounge in the infield of the oval Brickyard May 30, 1953.

    (Associated Press)
  • Thirty-three competitors approach turn one of the Indianapolis 500 May 31, 1954.

    (Associated Press)
  • Pat Flaherty, driving a Zing Special, crosses the finish line first May 30, 1956 to win the 40th Indianapolis 500.

    (Anonymous/Associated Press)
  • Sam Hanks wins the 41st Indianapolis 500 May 30, 1957.

    (Anonymous/Associated Press)
  • Pat O’Connor’s car is airborne over the car driven by Jimmy Reece May 30, 1958 during the 42nd running of the Indianapolis 500.

    (Anonymous/Associated Press)
  • A.J. Foyt (10) passes a crash between drivers Mike Magill, top, and Chuck Weyant May 30, 1959.

    (Anonymous/Associated Press)
  • Danny Ongais suffers broken limbs and internal injuries after he hits the wall May 25, 1981.

    (Anonymous/Associated Press)
  • Jack Brabham sits in a Cooper Climax as the pit crew practices changing tires in preparation for the 1961 Indianapolis 500.

    (Charles Knoblock/Associated Press)
  • Al Unser waves from the cockpit of the Johnny Lightning 500 Special May 30, 1970 as he crosses the finish line.

    (Associated Press)
  • Winner, Pat Flaherty, gets a kiss from actress Virginia Mayo as his wife looks on May 30, 1956.

    (Anonymous/Associated Press)

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Eugenie Bouchard says she’s overcome eating disorder



Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard says she has overcome an eating disorder brought on by “a lot of pressure” and the added expectation that followed her breakthrough year in 2014. read more

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Toronto FC not happy with Giovinco’s exclusion from Italy’s Euro squad



Toronto FC’s coach and players have expressed surprise and more than a little irritation at teammate Sebastian Giovinco being left off the Italian team for the European Championship. read more

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NFL selects Atlanta, South Florida, Los Angeles for future Super Bowls



The National Football League on Tuesday announced that Atlanta will host the Super Bowl in February of 2019, followed by South Florida in 2020 and Los Angeles in 2021. read more

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Tribune rejects Gannett’s latest offer



Tribune Publishing Co., the owner of the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune, rejected Gannett Co. Inc.’s latest takeover offer but said it would allow Gannett to access some confidential corporate information. read more

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Behind Trump’s trade rhetoric lies some truth about lost jobs



At a rally in upstate New York last month, it didn’t take long for Donald Trump to arrive at a favourite topic. “We are being decimated on every deal we make,” Mr. Trump said. The North American free-trade agreement “cleaned out the country,” while trade with China is “the single greatest robbery in the history of the world.” The proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade accord is “a disaster.” read more

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Try It Now Executive Insight


Elon Musk doesn’t really need any more publicity for his much ballyhooed electric-car maker, Tesla Motors, and its drive toward mass production. But the auto industry’s old guard is handing it to him anyway, thanks to a deepening diesel emissions scandal that has rocked leading European and Japanese manufacturers, put a serious dent in their reputations and hammered their market value. read more

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Best Buy forecasts profit below estimates, CFO to step down



Best Buy Co Inc’s earnings beat expectations on Tuesday and the company registered strong online sales growth, but a lower-than-expected outlook for current-quarter profit sent its shares down more than 5 per cent in early trade. read more

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