Is Danielle Smith’s new Alberta Sovereignty Act actually legal?

CALGARY—At long last, Danielle Smith’s Alberta government has revealed its long-awaited bill to push back against Ottawa — and grant the provincial cabinet sweeping new powers in the process — but so far, there are arguably more questions than answers. Top of the list: Is this legal? So far, what has been known as the … Read more

Lionel Messi World Cup magic pulls Argentina back from brink

LUSAIL, Qatar—Lionel Messi was just standing there, not unlike a shy teen at a party: find a spot you like and stay perfectly still in your oversized shirt and hope nobody notices you’re there. Argentina was playing a very nervous second match at this World Cup. A second loss, after the Saudi Arabia upset, would … Read more

Raptors lean on Anunoby to wear out Doncic, Mavericks

The Raptors ask so much of OG Anunoby because they know he has so much to give. They pile on the assignments — guard the best wing player on the opposing team, carry the offense when so many key pieces are missing — and he kind of shrugs his shoulders and goes about his business … Read more

Marner points streak hits 16 in Leafs’ road win over Penguins

PITTSBURGH—Mitch Marner continued his hot play, and the Maple Leafs continued their hot ways. Marner scored 40 seconds into the first period and set up Pontus Holmberg in the second, leading the Leafs to a 4-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night. For Marner, that’s points in 16 straight games – the longest … Read more

Why designating Putin’s Russia a ‘terrorist state’ could backfire

Long-range missiles and heavy weaponry may be key to breaking the Russian military’s back in Ukraine, but is blackballing Vladimir Putin’s regime as a terrorist state also an essential step in bringing Vladimir Putin to heel? For months, Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelenskyy has been urging the world to deepen Russia’s isolation by branding it with … Read more

Canada-Belgium preview: How Canadians can win World Cup opener

DOHA, QATAR — Here it comes. Just 36 years of waiting has brought Canada’s men’s national team back to the World Cup — the grandest stage in soccer. In the process, and with the luck of the draw, it’s brought John Herdman’s side to the biggest game in the country’s history. The Red Devils of … Read more

Argos beat Blue Bombers to win first Grey Cup since 2017

This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. To order presentation-ready copies of Toronto Star content for distribution to colleagues, clients or customers, or inquire about permissions/licensing, please go to: A pair of touchdowns from AJ Ouellette were the difference as Toronto took down the two-time defending champs from Winnipeg to win the … Read more

Leafs unleash blizzard of offence to bury Buffalo

The Maple Leafs are scoring at even strength, on the power play and short-handed. In short, they are starting to look like the Leafs again. John Tavares got them going, William Nylander scored twice and Mitch Marner extended his points streak to 12 games in a 5-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabers on Saturday night … Read more

Argos reach Grey Cup destination. It might be their destiny

REGINA—One team, laden with award winners, has won consecutive Gray Cups and owns a 29-6 record over the past two years. The other is a band of talented players who have come together after a 4-5 start that threatened to derail their season, amid infighting and a spate of undisciplined penalties. The latter, the Toronto … Read more

2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar: Everything you need to know

If you’ve seen a whole lot of soccer promos on your TV or timeline of late and are wondering what that’s all about, let’s walk you through the essentials and give you the lowdown on why things are only going to get more futbolicious in the coming days and weeks… So, what’s happening? It’s the … Read more