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Province says Jays cleared to play at home, but final decision lies with feds

Province says Jays cleared to play at home, but final decision lies with feds

TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford says he's looking forward to the Toronto Blue Jays playing at Rogers Centre this season after a member of his government said the Major League Baseball team has been given the green light to play games at home.
Ryan, Lindblom, Johns named finalists for 2020 Bill Masterton Trophy

Ryan, Lindblom, Johns named finalists for 2020 Bill Masterton Trophy

NEW YORK — Ottawa Senators forward Bobby Ryan, Philadelphia Flyers forward Oskar Lindblom and Dallas Stars defenceman Stephen Johns are the finalists for the 2020 Bill Masterton Trophy.
Powell angry at NBA for limiting players to "cookie cutter" list of slogans

Powell angry at NBA for limiting players to "cookie cutter" list of slogans

Norm Powell is angry at the NBA for limiting players to a "cookie-cutter" list of social justice messages.
Alberta heavyweight Tanner (The Bulldozer) Boser signs UFC contract extension

Alberta heavyweight Tanner (The Bulldozer) Boser signs UFC contract extension

TORONTO — Alberta heavyweight Tanner (The Bulldozer) Boser, who is fighting on short notice as an injury replacement on the UFC's July 25 card in Abu Dhabi, has signed a contract extension covering four more fights with the UFC.
Matthews, MacKinnon, O'Reilly named finalists for NHL's Lady Byng award

Matthews, MacKinnon, O'Reilly named finalists for NHL's Lady Byng award

NEW YORK — Toronto Maple Leafs centre Auston Matthews, Colorado Avalanche centre Nathan MacKinnon and St. Louis Blues centre Ryan O'Reilly are the three finalists for the 2019-20 Lady Byng Memorial Trophy.
Trash talk part of soundtrack of competitive Raptors practices at Disney

Trash talk part of soundtrack of competitive Raptors practices at Disney

Trash talk has become the soundtrack of Toronto Raptors practices at Walt Disney World. Four months after the NBA was forced to shut down due to COVID-19, the Raptors are making up for lost time with their fierce fight at practice.
Used to playing through aches and illness, NHLers know COVID-19 is different

Used to playing through aches and illness, NHLers know COVID-19 is different

Dave Tippett remembers keeping injuries from trainers on numerous occasions during his playing days. A cracked bone? Good to go. What about a sore shoulder? No problem. It's well-known NHLers battle through aches, pains and even illness.
Wolfpack won't play in Toronto this season due to travel and other restrictions

Wolfpack won't play in Toronto this season due to travel and other restrictions

TORONTO — The Toronto Wolfpack will start and finish the 2020 Super League season in England.
Jaime McMillan, a veteran TFC executive, joins Columbus Crew as vice-president

Jaime McMillan, a veteran TFC executive, joins Columbus Crew as vice-president

TORONTO — Jaime McMillan, who became a key member of Toronto FC's front office after coming on board in 2010, has joined Columbus Crew SC. Columbus announced Thursday that it has named McMillan vice-president, soccer administration and operations.
Struggling boutique gyms navigate unique COVID-19 pandemic challenges

Struggling boutique gyms navigate unique COVID-19 pandemic challenges

TORONTO — Amy Aldrich-Witt peered up at the threatening clouds on a recent early morning in Toronto. "Hopefully the rain holds off," she said.