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Calgary Stampeders star running back Jon Cornish placed on injured list with concussion

By Vicki Hall

CALGARY — Jon Cornish dearly wants to protect the grey matter between his ears. So do the Calgary Stampeders.

And on Thursday, the CFL club assigned Cornish, the reigning most outstanding player on the three-down circuit, to the six-game injured list with an eye to recovering from a nasty concussion suffered in the season-opener against the Montreal Alouettes. 273 more words


Canadian cyclist Nic Hamilton out of track events after crash in practice

GLASGOW — A horrible collision in training will keep Canadian cyclist Nic Hamilton out of the track races at the Commonwealth Games.

The 27-year-old from Victoria suffered a concussion Wednesday when he collided at top speed with a female technical official on the track on the eve of competition. 407 more words


Photos July 23: Top images from around the world

The day’s best photos, as selected by editors at Postmedia News, are a stunning collection of the greatest images from around the world.


Man dies after sand hole he dug collapses on California beach

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. — A young man died after a hole he dug on a Northern California beach collapsed and trapped him in the sand for at least five minutes, authorities said Tuesday. 189 more words


Doh! Simpsons to open season with Family Guy crossover (with video)

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Once upon a time, a crossover episode between Family Guy and The Simpsons would have been unthinkable — if only because The Simpsons is 25 years old and Family Guy is only 15. 606 more words


Canada balks at returning statue believed stolen from world heritage site in India

India is trying to repatriate a “voluptuous” 12th-century statue of a woman with a parrot on her bare shoulder that somehow ended up in the hands of the Department of Canadian Heritage. 705 more words