There were the Greeks, hugging tearfully at midcourt, players who had competed and won with passion and who now saluted the crowd that had cheered them on with equal passion, that continued to chant, “Hellas, Hellas” and wave their blue-and-white flags.By BOB LEVIN5 min
According to the baseball calendar, these should be the dog days of August, when contenders are separated from pretenders, when dreams flourish or wither under the heat of summer sun and pennant pressure. And according to the standings, this should be the season of the Montreal Expos.By JEFF BLAIR4 min
It is the mecca of Canadian sport, Maple Leaf Gardens, where every small boy on a frozen Saskatchewan pond dreamed of playing one day. This is a great occasion. Down in the arena are not simple representatives of a professional hockey team. The athletes are representing all Canada, our lads carrying the Maple Leaf in the world basketball championships.By Allan Fotheringham4 min
Sporting a big golden butterfly pin on her pastel blue suit, Peggy Witte confidently announced last week that she was upping the ante in the betting war for Lac Minerals Ltd. Witte, the 40-year-old chairman of Royal Oak Mines Inc. of Vancouver, increased her bid for Torontobased Lac’s shares by about $2 a share, to about $16.By BRENDA DALGLISH4 min
In a run-down warehouse in Toronto’s west end, a film production company has spent the day trying to create a wet look for Jane, the latest video by the Barenaked Ladies. A giant screen provides a blue backdrop, and a machine spewing out clouds of smoke creates a murky underwater effect.By NICHOLAS JENNINGS4 min
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