Toronto Sports News and Rumors
Oliver, Giles struggle in loss to Blue JaysMLB.com 15 hours agoPhillies left-hander Andy Oliver remains a favorite to win a bullpen job, but the Rule 5 Draft pick has struggled in his last two Grapefruit League appearances. Phillies setup man Ken Giles allowed two hits, four runs, two walks and struck out one in 2/…Share TweetCole Hamels didn't allow a run and surrendered only two hits, but he did walk three batters while striking out four. It was Hamels' fifth outing of the spring with his innings total now sitting at 15 2/3 innings to go along with nine earned runs.Share Tweet
Delabar optioned by Blue Jays; move shocks relieverMLB.com 20 hours agoIn a surprising move, the Blue Jays optioned right-hander Steve Delabar to Minor League camp on Thursday morning. Delabar admitted he was shocked by the news and had been expecting to be with the club on Opening Day. Instead, he'll likely begin the year…Share Tweet
Mark your calendars – the date has been set for the NHL’s most anticipated draft lottery in yearsthehockeynews.com Mar 25 (yesterday)For months now, hockey fans have slowly built their anticipation for one of the most highly-consequential NHL draft lotteries since the process was introduced in 1995. And now it appears the league has settled on a date people can circle on their calend…Share Tweet
Butler, Bulls make it 5 straight over RaptorsESPN.com Mar 25 (yesterday)Jimmy Butler scored 23 points, Pau Gasol had 18 and the Chicago Bulls beat Toronto 116-103 on Wednesday night for their fifth consecutive victory against the Raptors.Share TweetLooking to cement a spot in the Toronto rotation, Daniel Norris allowed one run in six impressive innings as the Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 on Wednesday.Share Tweetyahoo.com Mar 25 (yesterday)With opening day approaching, the Big League Stew crew is here to get you up to speed on the season ahead. We're examining each division over the next two weeks, looking at the big questions, the important players and making our predictions. Our series …Share Tweet
Blue Jays option relievers Jenkins, Schultz to MinorsMLB.com Mar 25 (yesterday)Projections for the Blue Jays' bullpen received some additional clarity on Wednesday when the club optioned right-handers Chad Jenkins and Bo Schultz to the Minor Leagues.Share Tweet
Rumor Roundup: Toronto could keep Kessel if they land McDavidthehockeynews.com Mar 25 (yesterday)Though there’s over two weeks remaining in the NHL regular-season schedule, it can’t end soon enough for the moribund Toronto Maple Leafs and their disappointed fans. The Leafs have slid to 27th overall, entering Thursday’s game against the Florida Pant…Share Tweet
Raptors' Lowry (back) leaves vs. Pistonsnba.com Mar 24 (3 days ago)Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry left Tuesday's game against the Detroit Pistons with back spasms and did not return.Share Tweet
Hunter's 1st Homer Helps Twins Beat Blue Jays 6-5nytimes.com Mar 24 (3 days ago)After Torii Hunter hit his first home run in a Twins uniform since 2007, manager Paul Molitor greeted him in the dugout with a sly message.Share Tweet
Encarnacion could return to lineup this weekMLB.com Mar 24 (3 days ago)Blue Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion is nearing a return to Grapefruit League action.Share Tweet
Among flurry of moves, Twins option Achter to Triple-AMLB.com Mar 24 (3 days ago)The Twins continued to trim their roster toward a final 25 on Tuesday morning, before their Grapefruit League game against the Blue Jays. Right-hander A.J. Achter was optioned to Triple-A Rochester, while five players were reassigned to Minor League cam…Share Tweet
Abysmal Leafs draw smallest crowd in Air Canada Centre’s history; will we see more non-sellouts?thehockeynews.com Mar 24 (3 days ago)As evidenced by the Maple Leafs’ 2-1 loss to Minnesota Monday – their 11th defeat in the past 13 games – they’re staggering to the conclusion of the 2014-15 season. And with news the team failed to sell out the Air Canada Centre for the Wild’s visit wit…Share Tweet
Stewart: Catcher Navarro too expensive for D-backsMLB.com Mar 23 (4 days ago)Rumors of the D-backs' interest in Blue Jays catcher Dioner Navarro persist, but general manager Dave Stewart said once again that it was not going to happen. Navarro is in the final year of a contract that pays him $5 million in 2015.Share Tweet
Maple Leafs honour veteran defenceman Eric Brewer for 1,000-game milestoneNHL.com Mar 23 (4 days ago)TORONTO - In a season with little to celebrate, the Toronto Maple Leafs honoured veteran defenceman Eric Brewer on Monday for reaching the 1,000-game milestone in the NHL. The Leafs and NHL presented the 35-year-old Brewer with a silver stick...Share Tweetyahoo.com Mar 23 (4 days ago)Former Philadelphia Phillies and Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Roy Halladay seems to be enjoying his retirement. Whether it's taking pictures with unsuspecting fans or learning how to fly, Halladay appears to be pretty active these days. That was the case r…Share Tweet
NCAA Frozen Four: Players to watch from every team in the tournamentthehockeynews.com Mar 23 (4 days ago)College hockey’s Frozen Four kicks off this week with 16 teams gunning for a spot in Boston, where the semifinal and final will be held in April. Regionals spread the squads across four cities and there is a lot of firepower at this year’s installment. …Share Tweet
Martin Homers, Blue Jays Blank Raysnytimes.com Mar 22 (5 days ago)At the start of spring training, Blue Jays pitcher Roberto Osuna didn't think he'd have a lengthy stay in the big-league camp.Share Tweet
Get married during the season? Not when Conn Smythe ruled the Maple Leafsthehockeynews.com Mar 22 (5 days ago)If you were a smart player when Conn Smythe ruled Toronto hockey – and he paid your salary – you didn’t mess with the ‘Little Major’ of Maple Leaf Gardens. Smythe had his rules, and woe to those who chose to break them. One of Conn’s canons had to do wi…Share Tweet
Bulls Charge Past RaptorsMar 20Nikola Mirotic came off the bench to score a game-high 29 points in the Bulls' 108-92 win over the Raptors.
Sharks Skate Past Maple LeafsMar 19The Sharks beat the Maple Leafs 4-1 to snap their two-game losing streak.
Rubio's Difficult Pass Through Triangle DefenseMar 18Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio lobbed a seemingly impossible but successful pass to forward Chase Budinger, who finished with deuces.
Raptors Hold Off WolvesMar 18Despite Kevin Martin scoring 37 points, the Timberwolves fell to the Raptors 105-100.
ESPN NowMar 25LSU sophomore Jarell Martin announced that he is forgoing his final two years of eligibility to enter the NBA draft. The 6'10", 235-pound, 1st-Team Al...
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