News: Sports

Overmanaging can kill MLB playoff hopes: Griffin

Tuesday  09:36,   17 october 2017
Toronto Star

Hey Joe Maddon, doesn’t it seem that the only time baseball fans pay attention to managerial strategy in the post-season is when you do something really dumb that leads to a key loss for your team? Want some examples of that? Here’s a game to think [...]

Lottery winner gives junior hockey team $7.5 million

Tuesday  07:11,   17 october 2017
MSN

A Calgary man is donating $7.5 million from a lottery win to a junior B hockey team in British Columbia in celebration of his love for family and the game. Mike Gould says the donation to the Junior B Kimberley Dynamiters of the Kootenay[...]

Oilers' numbers troll depths of NHL rankings

Tuesday  06:57,   17 october 2017
Edmonton Journal

If the Edmonton Oilers had this rough patch in December, people wouldn't notice but at the start of a season everybody is paying attention to a 1-3 recordA National Hockey League team is what its record says it is after about 50 games — not just [...]

Blue Jays’ Devon Travis progressing well from knee injury

Tuesday  06:57,   17 october 2017
Sportsnet

Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis has been progressing well from his injured right knee. Travis was a guest on Sportsnet 590 The FAN’s Blue Jay a Day Pre-Game Show Monday and says he’s been improving over the past month.“Every single day [...]

Raptors' revamped offence will be tested early

Tuesday  06:56,   17 october 2017
MSN

The Toronto Raptors are about to find out if their culture reset has been successful. A second-round sweep by the Cleveland Cavaliers in last year's playoffs painted a potentially bleak future for the Raptors. The NBA was trending toward a[...]

Tiger Woods is cleared for unrestricted golf by doctor

Tuesday  06:56,   17 october 2017
Golf

It seems like only yesterday that Tiger Woods was confirming many of his fans' worst fears: He could "definitely" envision a situation in which he does not return to competitive golf. Well, what a difference 19 days[...]

Botchford: Canucks power play needs a jolt. But from where?

Tuesday  06:56,   17 october 2017
The Province

Everyone in Vancouver has an answer for the Canucks power play. Just ask them. Daniel Sedin is convinced there needs to be more movement. KANATA, Ont. — Everyone in Vancouver has an answer for the Canucks power[...]

Marner’s demotion highlights Brown’s importance to Maple Leafs

Tuesday  05:05,   17 october 2017
Sportsnet

It took five games, four of them good ones, for the Toronto Maple Leafs’ right-wing blender to come out and Connor Brown to swap places with Mitch Marner in arguably the scariest top nine in hockey. “I’m going to bring what I bring. It’s a matter of [...]

Former Blue Jays draft pick Daniel Webb dies in ATV crash

Tuesday  05:05,   17 october 2017
Toronto Star

Daniel Webb, a former relief pitcher for the Chicago White Sox, has died in an ATV accident. He was 28.Humphreys County Sheriff Chris Davis says Webb died Saturday night. Davis says Webb’s wife and two other people sustained “significant injuries”[...]

Oilers looking to regroup after rocky start

Tuesday  05:05,   17 october 2017
MSN

The Edmonton Oilers hit the practice ice Monday looking to regroup from a rocky start aggravated by the weight of great expectations. "It might be a matter of guys maybe gripping their sticks a little too tight," winger Milan Lucic said afterward in [...]

Canucks still searching for offence

Tuesday  01:20,   17 october 2017
MSN

A punchless power-play was one of the main reasons the Vancouver Canucks struggled the last two seasons. It's still early, but not much has changed in 2017-18.The Canucks were just 2-for-23 with the man advantage during a four-game homestand to open [...]

Oilers place forward Leon Draisaitl on injured reserve

Tuesday  01:11,   17 october 2017
Sportsnet

The Edmonton Oilers have placed forward Leon Draisaitl on injured reserve, the team announced Monday. The Edmonton Oilers have placed forward Leon Draisaitl on injured reser Draisaitl suffered a concussion last week against the Winnipeg Jets. It[...]

5 players who've struggled out of the gate this season

Tuesday  00:37,   17 october 2017
theScore

The month of October usually has very little effect on how the NHL standings and player stat lines look come the end of the season, but at this point, it's all we have. The month of October usually has very little effect on how the NHL[...]

Jets winger Ehlers named first star of week

Tuesday  00:37,   17 october 2017
MSN

Winnipeg Jets left-wing Nikolaj Ehlers, Toronto Maple Leafs centre Auston Matthews and Washington Capitals centre Nicklas Backstrom have been named the NHL's three stars of the week. Ehlers earned first-star honours. He led the NHL with [...]

Raptors pick up options on Poeltl, Siakam, Wright

Tuesday  00:36,   17 october 2017
MSN

The Toronto Raptors have picked up the third-year team options on the contracts of centre Jakob Poeltl and forward Pascal Siakam and the fourth-year team option on the contract of guard Delon Wright. All three players are on rookie scale[...]