Sports Are Back, and Canadian Bars Are Happy

The hockey league's gradual return in Canada has brought a sigh of relief not only to sports fans but also to bar owners. There is an NHL bubble city in both Toronto and Edmond, where the NHL is expected to return. These special zones are used to protect the participants from the pandemic.

Head Strong: Fanelli talks life after career-changing check

A routine puck retrieval spun Ben Fanelli’s brain, and life, into an entirely new direction.
He was a 16-year-old defenceman for the Ontario Hockey League’s Kitchener Rangers who had reasonable aspirations of one day playing in the NHL.
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Raptors eager to add Canadians: GM

Keynote speaker Masai Ujiri stole the show at Canadian Interuniversity Sport's Canadian Basketball Speakers forum on Monday night.
Fittingly, at a night that was billed to kick off Canada's top hoops showcase, the CIS Final 8, Ujiri, the Raptors president and general manager, made it clear that he is eager to add some Canadian content to his squad.
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Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman out for season

Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman is out for the season.
GM Alex Anthopoulos said the young right-hander tore his left ACL during a bunt drill and that he is “crushed.
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NHL notes: Sabres' Nolan blasts 'lackadaisical' Grigorenko

Ted Nolan didn't mince words when the topic of Mikhail Grigorenko came up Monday.
The Buffalo Sabres head coach was not pleased with the Russian centre, calling his recent effort "lackadaisical" during a game in Ottawa.
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Leafs' 'motivation is to win'

Fans should be given hard hats to wear on Wednesday night to watch two teams doing messy foundation work.
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Fewer fans watching Maple Leafs on TV

The notion that long-suffering Maple Leafs fans will put up with and blindly support poor and uninspired play finally could be starting to crack.
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An MLB prospect is facing charges after he allegedly hit his girlfriend with rocks.
Cincinnati Reds third baseman Tanner Rahier was arrested over the weekend in Glendale, Ariz.
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We put our finger on the Jozy Altidore bird-flipper

Imagine sitting soaked in another man’s urine for close to an hour.
Toronto FC’s Jozy Altidore — and maybe a few prisoners of war — have suffered though just that.
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The famous shootout goal will forever be David Schlemko’s calling card so long as he’s part of the Calgary Flames.
Considering that Schlemko is yet to suit up for the Flames at the Saddledome, having joined the team during their recent road trip, his highlight-reel skills-contest tally last week against the Boston Bruins created a reputation that precedes him.
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Tigers, D-Backs have interest in Blue Jays' Navarro: Agent

There is a market for Dioner Navarro.
The Arizona Diamondbacks for one team.
And the Detroit Tigers for two.
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From bad to worst for Maple Leafs

It has taken 98 years of celebration and heartache, of angst, agony and jubilation, to reach this place in Maple Leaf history.
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High drama at first day of OFSAA quad-A hoops tourney

To many in high-school basketball circles, the Holy Names Knights were a bunch of no-names, decided underdogs against the established hoops program from Eastern Commerce.
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