Skip to content

National Sports

Maple Leafs sign Auston Matthews to lucrative five-year contract extension

Maple Leafs sign Auston Matthews to lucrative five-year contract extension

TORONTO — The Toronto Maple Leafs got their man and some salary cap certainty. Auston Matthews got rich. The Leafs signed their 21-year-old star centre Tuesday to a US$58.17, five-year contract extension with an average annual value of $11.
Adam Zaruba putting football dream on hold to concentrate on rugby

Adam Zaruba putting football dream on hold to concentrate on rugby

Adam Zaruba is putting his pro football dreams on hold. After attending the Philadelphia Eagles training camp the past two years, the 27-year-old native of North Vancouver, B.C., has shelved his football aspirations to focus on rugby.
Calgary Flames goaltender David Rittich working for his wins, hugs

Calgary Flames goaltender David Rittich working for his wins, hugs

CALGARY — Instead of a celebratory pat, tap or fist bump after a win, Calgary Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk and goaltender David Rittich have been taking celebration to another level.
Edmonton Oilers defenceman Oscar Klefbom ready to return from injury

Edmonton Oilers defenceman Oscar Klefbom ready to return from injury

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers have activated defenceman Oscar Klefbom off injured reserve. The 25-year-old native of Sweden has been sidelined since Dec. 11 with a hand injury.
Canucks summon Ottawa 67's goalie Mike DiPietro on 'emergency basis'

Canucks summon Ottawa 67's goalie Mike DiPietro on 'emergency basis'

Vancouver Canucks goalie prospect Mike DiPietro has been called up to the NHL for the first time. The club says in a statement that the 19-year-old is being summoned from the Ontario Hockey League's Ottawa 67's on an "emergency basis.

Suspensions expected Wednesday after wild university hockey brawl

HALIFAX — A decision regarding automatic suspensions stemming from a wild weekend hockey brawl between the Acadia Axemen and St. FX X-Men is expected to be released Wednesday morning.
Toronto Defiant to show Overwatch League season opener at giant sports bar

Toronto Defiant to show Overwatch League season opener at giant sports bar

TORONTO — The NHL and NBA will share the many screens at Real Sports Bar and Grill with esports on Feb. 15 when the Toronto Defiant play their opening game in the Overwatch League.
Canada's Bridget Carleton one of the most complete players in NCAA

Canada's Bridget Carleton one of the most complete players in NCAA

TORONTO — Mother-daughter time for the Carletons happened under a hoop in a high school gym. Bridget would shoot. Mom Carrie would rebound. They'd talk about their days. The rhythmic swish and bounce provided the soundtrack.
Bay, Dempster, Thomson and Ash headed into Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame

Bay, Dempster, Thomson and Ash headed into Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame

ST. MARYS, Ont. — Former Blue Jays general manager Gord Ash wasn't thinking about a lengthy career when he took a part-time job with the Toronto team's ticket office in 1977. He just wanted to watch some baseball.
Toronto Wolfpack open season with win but York City Knights make it difficult

Toronto Wolfpack open season with win but York City Knights make it difficult

YORK, England — The Toronto Wolfpack made Brian McDermott's debut as coach a winning one Sunday in an 14-0 victory over York City Knights in Betfred Championship rugby league play.