News: Sports

Person of Interest: New Blue Jays infielder Gift Ngoepe

Wednesday  03:36,   22 november 2017
Sportsnet

The Toronto Blue Jays acquired South Africa-born Gift Ngoepe from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday. Here’s a closer look at the infielder with a very intriguing backstory.The Blue Jays acquired infielder Gift Ngoepe from the Pittsburgh Pirates for a [...]

Acknowledging and analyzing the NHL’s top five lines this season

Tuesday  23:39,   21 november 2017
Sportsnet

A quarter of the way through the NHL season, Andrew Berkshire acknowledges who the best five lines have been to this point and analyzes what’s made them successful.When you’re looking for the best lines, there has to be some level of sustainability, [...]

Ray Allen says he was catfished by man pretending to be multiple women

Tuesday  23:39,   21 november 2017
theScore

Ray Allen's legal team says the former NBA star was a victim of catfishing in "an online scheme to extract money and embarrass him by someone who appears to be troubled," lawyer David Oscar Markus told TMZ Sports. Bryant Coleman filed[...]

Down Goes Brown: 2017–18 NHL quarter-season awards

Tuesday  23:38,   21 november 2017
Sportsnet

It’s time again for NHL quarter-season awards. But how do you choose an MVP if the league’s two best players are on the same[...]

Canadiens aim to tighten up defence vs. Radulov, high-flying Stars

Tuesday  23:37,   21 november 2017
Sportsnet

Fresh off two humiliating losses in which the Canadiens allowed a total of 11 goals, and off a six-game homestand that saw the Canadiens go 2-3-1, the emphasis is on defence. “Most of the time, if teams do that well, pucks go in at the other end,”[...]

Matthews and Marner combo only temporary, Babcock tells Leaf fans

Tuesday  23:37,   21 november 2017
Toronto Star

Leafs coach Mike Babcock said Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner playing together regularly is something that “isn’t happening any time soon.”WhenWhen pressed — again — on the subject at the team’s practice Tuesday, Babcock said it’s the[...]

Report: MLB getting set to implement 20-second pitch clock in 2018

Tuesday  23:37,   21 november 2017
Sportsnet

Major League Baseball is getting set to implement a 20-second pitch clock when there are no runners on base for the 2018 season, ESPN’s Buster Olney is reporting. A part of commissioner Rob Manfred’s pace-of-play initiative, should this pass,[...]

Young Raptors handling the NBA learning curve

Tuesday  23:37,   21 november 2017
Toronto Star

The conversations are constant in the cauldron of a Raptors game, chats between coaches and players, players and players, all aimed at making subtle yet vital changes in strategy.Do they switch every pick and roll or just some and do they do it?Do[...]

By the numbers: How Toronto FC fares without Giovinco, Altidore

Tuesday  23:36,   21 november 2017
Sportsnet

Toronto FC will be in tough without Sebastian Giovinco and Jozy Altidore on Tuesday, but history shows that the Reds can still generate offence without their top two scorers.However, the Reds will be without their top two scorers as Sebastian[...]

Grey Cup week kicks off in nation's capital

Tuesday  23:36,   21 november 2017
MSN

OTTAWA - Henry Burris says he's "itching" for this year's Grey Cup championship game on home turf — even if he won't be among the players battling for championship rings. Burris, who led the Ottawa Redblacks to victory last[...]

A tink, a timeout and two golden goals: Marie-Philip Poulin eyes another ‘fairy tale’ Olympic moment

Tuesday  22:38,   21 november 2017
National Post

Scott Stinson: Poulin remembers exactly where she was for one of the indelible hockey plays of Sochi 2014: the tinkMarie-Philip Poulin remembers exactly where she was for one of the other indelible moments of Sochi 2014: the[...]

LaVar: Lakers are 'soft,' don't know how to coach Lonzo

Tuesday  22:38,   21 november 2017
theScore

LaVar Ball says he knows what type of coaching his son, 20-year-old rookie point guard Lonzo Ball, needs to be successful in the NBA, but thinks that isn't what the Los Angeles Lakers are currently providing him "They're soft. They[...]

Edmonton Oilers organization cuts ties with Russian defensive prospect Ziyat Paigin

Tuesday  22:38,   21 november 2017
Edmonton Journal

Breaking news from the Edmonton Oilers: That would be same Ziyat Paigin who was ranked as the Oilers’ #3 prospect in the Cult of Hockey‘s summer prospect series, so this is in one sense a big development and an unwlecome one. Not much in the way of[...]

Bell Media layoffs include veteran sportscasters Lance Brown, Joe Tilley

Tuesday  22:38,   21 november 2017
Metro News

Longtime sportscasters Lance Brown and Joe Tilley are among the casualties of Bell Media’s latest round of job cuts — as is all regular local sports coverage by CTV News Toronto, according to the union representing the company’s workers. The two[...]

Jones' hearing with CSAC over failed UFC 214 drug test pushed to February

Tuesday  22:37,   21 november 2017
theScore

Jon Jones will be in limbo for the next little while. The former light heavyweight champion has been granted a continuance for his hearing with the California State Athletic Commission over his positive steroid test in relation to a rematch with [...]