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A few late-season snowflakes flutter over Fort McMurray, their whiteness contrasting against surrounding forests blackened one year ago by the most destructive wildfire in Canadian history.”You don’t know how it feels until you lose it all”, says Steve…

The All Blacks were Sunday sweating on the availability of captain Kieran Read for the looming British and Irish Lions series after the backrower suffered a broken thumb. Read left the field just before half-time during the Canterbury Crusaders’ 48-21 …

Jonas Blixt and Cameron Smith produced a bogey-free four-under par 68 on Saturday, stretching their lead to four strokes entering the final round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.Sweden’s Blixt and Australia’s Smith have played 54 holes without a b…

Reigning Olympic 110-meter hurdles champion Omar McLeod of Jamaica ignored cold, wind and rain to run the fastest time in the world this year Saturday at the 108th Drake Relays.McLeod defended his title in his specialty with a meet-record 13.04 seconds…

Teenage fly-half Curwin Bosch kicked 18 points as Coastal Sharks of South Africa won 33-25 at Jaguares of Argentina Saturday in a key Super Rugby match.Success gave the Sharks an eight-point advantage in the standings over the Jaguares with six rounds …

Britain’s Anthony Joshua defeated veteran Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko in a world heavyweight title fight epic in front of 90,000 people at Wembley on Saturday, taking victory on an 11th round stoppage.Joshua added the WBA title to his IBF belt but onl…

Australian golfer John Senden said Saturday he’ll take an indefinite break from the game to be with his teenage son Jacob, who has been diagnosed with a brain tumor.”Our son is undertaking the biggest challenge of his life thus far, having been diagnos…

Welsh driver Elfyn Evans was braced for a dogfight at the Rally of Argentina on Sunday’s final stages against fast-charging Thierry Neuville as he targeted a first world championship win.The 28-year-old driver saw his lead of almost a minute at the sta…

Pope Francis on Saturday called for negotiations to resolve tensions surrounding North Korea’s nuclear ambitions.Speaking on board the papal plane on his way back from a two-day visit to Egypt, the pontiff said there was a need for “negotiations with a…

Japan’s Haru Nomura stretched her lead to two strokes at the wind-whipped LPGA Texas Shootout on Saturday, firing a one-over par 72 at Las Colinas Country Club in suburban Dallas.Nomura looked poised to take an even bigger lead into Sunday’s final roun…

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq is expecting his team not fall prey to over-confidence as they seek an historic series-clinching win in the second Test against the West Indies beginning on Sunday at Kensington Oval.Buoyed by a seven-wicket triumph in Ja…

Reigning Olympic 100- and 200-meter champion Elaine Thompson and 4×400 relay runners Fitzroy Dunkley and Janieve Russell anchored impressive Jamaican victories on Saturday at the 123rd Penn Relays.Jamaican and US squads split six races in the USA Versu…