News: Sports

Gasol, Messi among athletes to offer condolences to Barcelona

Friday  01:40,   18 august 2017
Sportsnet

<p>A van crashed into a crowd of people in Barcelona’s historic Las Ramblas district on Thursday, leaving at least 13 dead and 100 injured.</p>Spanish police are investigating the bloodshed at the popular tourist spot as a terror[...]

Lions ready for Stampeders after ugly loss to Roughriders

Friday  01:40,   18 august 2017
Sportsnet

The Lions know they will need to be a whole lot better from start to finish when they host the well-rested and high-powered Calgary Stampeders on Friday night.The head coach and general manager of the B.C. Lions told his players as much — candid[...]

Raptors agree to terms with free agent guard K.J. McDaniels

Friday  01:15,   18 august 2017
Sportsnet

The Toronto Raptors have signed free agent guard K.J. McDaniels. The move was announced by his agent Andy Miller and his firm ASM Sports Thursday. KJ McDaniels has agreed to terms with the Toronto Raptors— ASM SPORTS (@ASM_SPORTS) August 17,[...]

John Tavares isn’t stressed, but Islanders fans should be

Friday  01:05,   18 august 2017
Sportsnet

The way John Tavares — who may become the best NHL free agent in more than a decade — has changed his tune when talking contract spells a long winter for Islanders fans.Why your forehead’s a cold-sweat mess, you can hear your heart pulse like it’s[...]

Toronto Maple Leafs’ Frederik Andersen feeling refreshed for 2017-8 season after ‘different’ summer

Thursday  21:37,   17 august 2017
National Post

With a better opening kick in the former Duck's second season in Toronto, Andersen could end up with even better numbers and the Leafs with a higher seed and longer spring. He’s certainly exhibiting a more carefree attitude these days, after[...]

Blue Jays’ Ryan Goins back in lineup after injuring left forearm

Thursday  21:36,   17 august 2017
Sportsnet

Toronto Blue Jays infielder Ryan Goins is back in the lineup one day after leaving a game against the Tampa Bay Rays.Blue Jays manager John Gibbons says Ryan Goins is all good after yesterday's slide; no structural damage, no[...]

Wall starts title defence with win at Paul Lawrie Match Play

Thursday  21:36,   17 august 2017
Sportsnet

Anthony Wall holed a long birdie putt on No. 18 to begin the defence of his Paul Lawrie Match Play title with a 1-up victory over Sam Walker in the first round on Thursday. The Englishman won the European Tour event, his first title in more than 16 [...]

Former CFL player Evraire to donate brain

Thursday  21:36,   17 august 2017
MSN

Ken Evraire will donate his brain to science but the former CFL receiver is fearful about what doctors might find. "They could say, 'We examined his brain and found nothing," the 52-year-old Toronto native said with a chuckle.[...]

Report: Bell to report to Steelers before regular season starts

Thursday  21:36,   17 august 2017
theScore

Training-camp holdout Le'Veon Bell will report to the Pittsburgh Steelers before the start of the regular season, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter, though there's no exact date for Bell's return to team activities. The running back [...]

Azarenka: Custody battle may force me to miss US Open

Thursday  21:36,   17 august 2017
theScore

Victoria Azarenka did all the work to get herself back onto the WTA tour this summer following her pregnancy and maternity leave, but now she finds herself facing an impossible choice that may prevent her from competing in the near term. Azarenka is [...]

Report: Mayweather to open 500 gyms, release workout app

Thursday  21:36,   17 august 2017
theScore

Floyd Mayweather stands to make a fortune from his upcoming clash with Conor McGregor, some of which will go toward opening a boxing gym business with plans for 500 outlets, according to Kurt Badenhausen of Forbes. The undefeated boxer will launch[...]

Alex Smith: 'Crazy' that Kaepernick's still unsigned

Thursday  21:36,   17 august 2017
theScore

Alex Smith and Colin Kaepernick used to battle for the San Francisco 49ers' starting quarterback job. Five years later, Smith is quarterbacking the Kansas City Chiefs, and he wonders why Kaepernick is unemployed. "Crazy to think he's[...]

Durant on ‘legend’ LeBron: ‘He gets to hold the cards’

Thursday  21:35,   17 august 2017
Sportsnet

Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant took to Twitter on Wednesday to give props to LeBron James, calling the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar a “legend.”Among the points discussed was whether or not the Cavaliers should look to trade their leading[...]

Cap comparables: How does Leon Draisaitl’s new cap hit stack up to peers?

Thursday  20:01,   17 august 2017
Sportsnet

here are a handful of players around the NHL with similar contracts that Leon Draisaitl will likely be compared to in the coming years. Steven Stamkos (eight years, $68 million, $8.5 million cap hit)The Tampa Bay Lightning captain is the only[...]

Isaiah Thomas on protesting anthem: ‘I’m not going to do it’

Thursday  20:01,   17 august 2017
Larry Brown Sports

Many professional athletes have chosen to make a political statement over the past year or so by not standing during the national anthem, but don’t expect Isaiah Thomas to be the next.&nbsp;Many professional athletes have chosen to make a[...]