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A day after ugly Game 1 loss, Raptors can't wait to get back on court for Game 2

A day after ugly Game 1 loss, Raptors can't wait to get back on court for Game 2

TORONTO — The morning after the Toronto Raptors' ugly overtime loss to Cleveland, Kyle Lowry was decidedly upbeat as he strode to the press conference podium with a jaunty "What's up people?" If there was any stewing or frustration about dropping Gam
Liverpool goes from qualifier to Champions League finalist

Liverpool goes from qualifier to Champions League finalist

ROME — Way back in August when Liverpool was sweating its way through the playoffs just to qualify for the Champions League group phase, going all the way to the final wasn't even on the Reds radar.
Fernando Romero wins MLB debut for Twins, 4-0 over Blue Jays

Fernando Romero wins MLB debut for Twins, 4-0 over Blue Jays

MINNEAPOLIS — Fernando Romero's major league debut for Minnesota carried the extra weight of a Twins team that won only once in its previous 12 games. No pressure, kid. Well, he sure didn't appear to feel any.
Former CFL Jerrell Freeman announces his retirement from football

Former CFL Jerrell Freeman announces his retirement from football

Jerrell Freeman is calling it a career. The former CFL linebacker announced his retirement Wednesday on Twitter following a career on both sides of the border.
Toronto FC to install new grass surface at BMO Field later this month

Toronto FC to install new grass surface at BMO Field later this month

TORONTO — Tired of playing on a "cow pasture," Toronto FC plans to lay a new grass surface at BMO Field later this month. The existing pitch has suffered through a long, severe winter.
Coach Casey has no issue with Drake courtside, says he loves rapper's passion

Coach Casey has no issue with Drake courtside, says he loves rapper's passion

TORONTO — If there's one member of the Toronto Raptors who might be bothered by Drake's noisy presence courtside, it would be Dwane Casey.
Standardbred owner Grant donating Humboldt's earnings to SJHL program

Standardbred owner Grant donating Humboldt's earnings to SJHL program

Last month's tragic crash involving the Humboldt Broncos hockey team struck a chord with Brad Grant.
Calgary Flames, Boston Bruins to play pre-season games in China in September

Calgary Flames, Boston Bruins to play pre-season games in China in September

CALGARY — The Calgary Flames and Boston Bruins will square off in a pair of NHL pre-season games in China in September. The Flames and Bruins will clash Sept. 15 in Shenzhen and Sept. 19 in Beijing.
World champion cross-country skier Devon Kershaw announces retirement

World champion cross-country skier Devon Kershaw announces retirement

CANMORE, Alta. — Cross-country skier Devon Kershaw has retired after producing Canadian breakthroughs in the sport. Kershaw, from Sudbury, Ont.
'Diamonds in the rough' recruited for Olympic sport via Training Ground

'Diamonds in the rough' recruited for Olympic sport via Training Ground

Gavin Broadhead was training hard, but he didn't know what for. The former centre with the Western Hockey League's Medicine Hat Tigers turned to crossfit and weightlifting after hockey before joining the University of Lethbridge track team.