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Canadian Rookie Lance Stroll Goes off Track for Second Day in a Row of F1 Testing

BARCELONA — Canadian rookie Lance Stroll has gone off the track for a second day in a row of Formula One pre-season testing. The Mont-Tremblant native appeared to lose control of his Williams car on Turn 3 in the final seconds of the morning session at the Catalunya track on Wednesday. Television replays showed the 18-year-old climbing out of the cockpit …

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Waldorf Astoria Hotel Closing for Transformative Makeover

NEW YORK—The word “grand” matched few hotels in the world better than New York City’s Waldorf Astoria, but this bastion of gilded splendour is now closing for two to three years for a transformative makeover. The last guests were checking out by noon Wednesday after enjoying the rich Art Deco style of the old Waldorf one last time. When the …

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Raptors Aim to Manage Expectations for Newly Arrived Ibaka

Rex Kalamian noticed that Serge Ibaka was the most vocal Raptor on the floor during his first practices in Toronto this week. The power forward was quite different, the assistant coach reflected, from the Congolese rookie he had first coached in Oklahoma City some seven seasons ago, one who barely spoke English. The Raptors assistant was happily reunited this week …

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