soared 11 percent after providing an update on its operations in Alberta . Telus Corp. and Rogers Communications Inc. (RCI/B) slipped at least 1 percent after an analyst with Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce lowered his price targets for the nations largest wireless carriers due to regulatory risks. BlackBerry (BB) Ltd. increased 0.7 percent to snap three days of losses after reporting second-quarter earnings. The Standard & Poors/TSX Composite Index (SPTSX) rose 2.46 points, or less than 0.1 percent, to 12,844.08 at 4 p.m. in Toronto. The benchmark Canadian equity gauge has jumped 5.9 percent this quarter, the biggest gain since September 2012, and is up 3.3 percent in 2013. Theres a lot of anxiety going into the weekend, said Andrew Pyle , fund manager with ScotiaMcLeod Inc. in Peterborough, Ontario. He manages about C$210 million ($204 million). Nobody should be naive out there, to think if we get a worst-case scenario with respect to the U.S.

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(Sakchai Lalit/The Associated Press) Related Stories Raonic gets rematch with Gasquet in Thailand Canada’s Milos Raonic is still hoping to improve even as the tennis season draws to a close. Raonic came from a set down to oust defending champion Richard Gasquet 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 on Saturday and reach the final of the Thailand Open. The hard-serving Raonic hit 23 aces and broke Gasquet once in each of the second and third sets, but wants to play even better against top-seeded Tomas Berdych on Sunday. “There are things I must do better for sure tomorrow,” said the 22-year-old Raonic. “I competed well but he played better and had more opportunities in the first set.” ‘There are things I must do better for sure tomorrow. I competed well but he played better and had more opportunities in the first set.’ – Milos Raonic Raonic, from Thornhill, Ont., recovered nicely against Gasquet after dropping the opening set with what he admitted was a less-then-perfect initial effort. The two are familiar opponents Gasquet beat Raonic in a tight U.S. Open fourth-round match lasting five sets and more than four and a half hours. Raonic took a 4-3 lead in the final set on Saturday as he saved a break point with his 19th ace and won the game with his 20th. Gasquet answered with a love game before Raonic broke him to earn victory two games later on the second of three match points. “The first set was not so much about me losing as it was about him playing well. He did a lot to win it and hardly made an unforced error,” said Raonic. “But I kept focus on my serve, which I knew was the way I was going to turn things around.” Berdych needed nearly three hours to outlast Gilles Simon of France 6-7 (5), 6-2, 7-5. Simon saved four set points in the 10th game of the first set and was down 5-3 in the tiebreaker before winning the next four points, clinching it when Berdych sent a forehand into the net. But Berdych took a 3-0 in the second and broke his opponent in the 11th game of the decider to reach his third final of the year. Raonic knows the challenge he faces in world No.

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Undefeated with a record of 5-0, Team Canada will play for the gold medal in Saturday nights tournament finale. Natalie Achonwa (11) of Guelph collected 11 points and 10 rebounds in Canadas victory over Puerto Rico. (Photo: Samuel Velez/FIBA Americas) The Red and White began the match with the same tough defensive effort that they have displayed throughout the first four games of the competition. Canada opened up the contest with a late 12-0 run to lead 26-8 after the first 10 minutes of play. The Puerto Rican offence began to execute in the second period; the team outscored Canada 18-13 in the quarter to cut into the lead. The Canadians held a 39-26 advantage at halftime. Energized by their improved play in the second, Team Puerto Rico continued to apply pressure to the Canadians in the third. The SWNT lead was trimmed to single digits on two occasions, but Team Canada maintained its composure and finished the frame with a 10-1 stretch to go ahead 58-40. The Canadian side closed-out the match by holding the opposition to eight points, while scoring 15. The SWNT was led by veteran Kim Gaucher of Mission, B.C. who recorded a double-double of 14 points and a game-high 11 rebounds. Guelph native Natalie Achonwa, who attended Hamiltons St.