Australian Open: Azarenka beats Li Na in dramatic final TheStar.com
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA—Victoria Azarenka has won back-to-back Australian Open titles, beating Li Na 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 in a dramatic final that contained a break for fireworks and two medical timeouts. ...
her left ankle
Obama seems to be closing book on U.S. expansionist policies: Burman TheStar.com
The historic potential of a U.S. presidential inauguration is always amazing to contemplate. Beyond the mood of celebration, it often becomes a genuine transition point in the modern journey of our planet, with its impact — for better or for worse...
his second term
western power and intervention
Review: Soundgarden at the Sound Academy TheStar.com
It wasn’t without a small amount of irony that Soundgarden’s opening salvo at the Sound Academy Friday night happened to be “Been Away Too Long.”
It’s only been a couple of months and change since the Seattle grunge godfathers graced us with their presence...
Concert listings for Jan. 26 TheStar.com
Concert listings for Jan. 26
A thick rhythmic bottom, sassy horns, politically-charged material — this is not your...
Missing Links for Jan. 27 TheStar.com
• Rolling Stone’s 50 Funniest People Now. Well, pretty much exclusively the funniest Americans now. But still. Funny! bit.ly/50haha ...
Sidney Crosby’s hold on NHL’s throne tenuous at best anymore: Feschuk TheStar.com
Some afternoon during the NHL’s lockout-extended offseason, Joffrey Lupul, the Maple Leafs forward, went golfing with an old friend and a famous acquaintance.
Lupul spends much of his time...
Toronto Rock edge Minnesota Swarm TheStar.com
Their last time out, the Toronto Rock staggered to the final whistle, surrendering the final four goals of the game on the way to a heart-breaking one-goal loss before their home fans.
Rio’s mosaic sidewalks inlaid with bar codes for tourists TheStar.com
RIO DE JANEIRO—Rio is mixing technology with tradition to provide tourists information about the city by embedding bar codes into the black and white mosaic sidewalks that are icons of the city.
The first two-dimensional bar codes, or QR codes, as they’re known, were...
about the city
black and white
Missoni disappearance: Special ship to search seabed for fashion tycoon’s plane TheStar.com
CARACAS, VENEZUELA—Venezuela’s government says a ship specialized in deep-water searches will help scan the seafloor for a plane that disappeared carrying the CEO of Italian fashion house Missoni. ...
Struggling dolphin dies in polluted New York City canal TheStar.com
NEW YORK—A distressed dolphin died Friday after wandering into a notoriously polluted New York City canal, according to a marine research group that was monitoring the animal.