News: Sports

Despite Champions League loss TFC's reputation remains big winner

Thursday  14:40,   26 april 2018
cbc.ca

There is no hiding place in professional sport. Nor should there be. If your day job is to entertain the public, criticism comes with the territory and judgment follows every performance. The record books will show that Toronto FC came up short[...]

Winnipeg fans hit the streets in playoff-hungry city

Thursday  12:11,   26 april 2018
MSN

WINNIPEG - At first, it was just a few thousand people braving the cold to cheer on the Winnipeg Jets in a street party. Then the numbers grew. And, with each game, the crowd got bigger. Organizers say that by Game 5 of the first round of the NHL[...]

Kevin Koe rebounds with 6-5 win over Kurt Balderston at Champions Cup

Thursday  12:11,   26 april 2018
cbc.ca

Calgary's Kevin Koe rebounded with a 6-5 victory over Kurt Balderston of Grand Prairie, Alta., on Day 2 of the Champions Cup in Calgary on Wednesday. Koe, who was the runner-up at the 2017 event, fell behind 4-2 after five ends, but rallied by[...]

Round 2 NHL playoff schedule released: Predators first face Winnipeg whiteout on May 1

Thursday  08:21,   26 april 2018
cbc.ca

The whiteout will return to Winnipeg in full force on Tuesday, May 1, and Thursday, May 3, as the Jets face the Nashville Predators at home. After Toronto was knocked out of the playoffs on Wednesday night , the Winnipeg Jets remain the lone[...]

Inside the confidential NFL meeting to discuss national anthem protests

Thursday  08:12,   26 april 2018
Toronto Star

NFL owners, players and league executives, about 30 in all, convened urgently at the league’s headquarters in New York City in October, nearly a month after U.S. President Donald Trump began deriding the league and its players over protests during[...]

Leafs' Gardiner shoulders blame for Game 7 loss: 'I didn't show up'

Thursday  08:12,   26 april 2018
theScore

Jake Gardiner held himself accountable for Toronto's Game 7 loss to the Boston Bruins. The Maple Leafs defenseman saw a team-high 24:01 of ice time in the series decider, recording one assist,The Maple Leafs defenseman saw a team-high 24:01 of[...]

Bruce Arthur: Leafs find new ways to blow Game 7 in Boston

Thursday  08:11,   26 april 2018
Toronto Star

It wasn’t 4-1 this time, but that didn’t matter. The Toronto Maple Leafs didn’t have a trap door open beneath their feet and swallow them all at once: this time, the annihilation came step by step. Last time, the Leafs blew a 4-1 lead. This time,[...]

Wright heeds advice, shoots the ball

Thursday  08:06,   26 april 2018
MSN

Toronto's Delon Wright heard it from everyone going into Game 5 against the Washington Wizards. Stop hesitating and just shoot the ball. "I had people all on my Twitter, Instagram. My family," said Wright, when asked exactly who had been[...]

Betts blasts burn Blue Jays in Boston win

Thursday  06:11,   26 april 2018
MSN

Mookie Betts led off the game with a home run and added a two-run shot in the seventh inning to power the Boston Red Sox to a 4-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday night at Rogers Centre. Betts took the third pitch from Toronto starter[...]

Maple Leafs bounced from NHL playoffs

Thursday  06:11,   26 april 2018
MSN

Jake DeBrusk scored his second goal of the game on a great individual effort in the third period as the Boston Bruins stormed back to defeat the Toronto Maple Leafs 7-4 on Wednesday in Game 7 to advance to the second round of the Stanley Cup[...]

Blue Jays’ spring training facility upgrades approved by board

Thursday  03:55,   26 april 2018
Sportsnet

The city of Dunedin and State of Florida have approved an agreement for renovations to the Toronto Blue Jays’ spring training complex, according to a statement released Wednesday afternoon.A statement was posted to Facebook[...]

Mats Sundin gives advice for young Leafs, predicts outcome of Game 7

Thursday  03:41,   26 april 2018
Sportsnet

On the night they sent Mats Sundin’s banner into the rafters at Air Canada Centre, he spoke from the heart. He talked about how much he came to miss the spirit of Torontonians after retiring back home in Sweden. And he pointed out that the immense[...]

Simmonds played entire season with torn pelvis

Thursday  03:21,   26 april 2018
theScore

Those Philadelphia Flyers are a tough bunch. Shortly after defenseman Ivan Provorov revealed he lost feeling in his arm and continued playing in Game 6 of the club's playoff series versus the Pittsburgh Penguins, forward Wayne Simmonds said [...]

Paralyzed Humboldt Broncos player recalls bus crash

Thursday  03:06,   26 april 2018
MSN

A Humboldt Broncos player who was paralyzed in a bus crash that killed 16 people has vivid memories of the accident but is focusing on regaining his health and hopefully being able to walk again. Ryan Straschnitzki, 19, sat in a wheelchair[...]

Breaking down the second round of the NHL playoffs

Thursday  03:06,   26 april 2018
Toronto Star

The two best teams aren’t supposed to meet until the Stanley Cup final, but no matter. In the wonky world of the NHL’s divisional playoff format, the Presidents’ Trophy winning Nashville Predators, will meet the runner-up Winnipeg Jets in a second[...]