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Clay Buchholz, Blue Jays finalize $3M, 1-year contract

Clay Buchholz, Blue Jays finalize $3M, 1-year contract

DUNEDIN, Fla. — Pitcher Clay Buchholz and the Toronto Blue Jays have finalized a $3 million, one-year contract. The 34-year-old right-hander is expected to join a starting rotation that includes Marcus Stroman and Aaron Sanchez. Buchholz can earn $2.
Maple Leafs sign goaltender Garret Sparks to one-year contract worth $750,000

Maple Leafs sign goaltender Garret Sparks to one-year contract worth $750,000

TORONTO — The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed goaltender Garret Sparks to a one-year contract extension. The contract will carry an average annual value of US$750,000 in 2019-20. The 25-year-old native of Elmhurst, Ill.
Buckle Up: NHL general managers focus on safety, pace of play at meetings

Buckle Up: NHL general managers focus on safety, pace of play at meetings

BOCA RATON, Fla. — NHL players minus their helmets, hair flapping in the breeze as they attempt to rejoin the action, could soon be a thing of the past.
Toronto Arrows forwards Mike Sheppard, Peter Milazzo make MLR team of the week

Toronto Arrows forwards Mike Sheppard, Peter Milazzo make MLR team of the week

Toronto Arrows forwards Mike Sheppard and Peter Milazzo have been named to Major League Rugby's First XV for Week 6. The Glendale Raptors, who blanked the Arrows 22-0 in the Colorado chill, won team of the week honours.
Canadian RJ Barrett nominated for NCAA top shooting guard honour

Canadian RJ Barrett nominated for NCAA top shooting guard honour

DURHAM, N.C. — Duke freshman RJ Barrett has been named one of five finalists for the 2019 Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Award. The native of Mississauga, Ont., entered Tuesday's action as the Atlantic Coast Conference's leading scorer at 23.
Smoak hits three-run homer in first inning as Jays down Tigers 5-2

Smoak hits three-run homer in first inning as Jays down Tigers 5-2

LAKELAND, Fla. — Justin Smoak hit a three-run homer and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. added a solo shot as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Detroit Tigers 5-2 in pre-season baseball action Tuesday.
Duke's Williamson out for 4th straight game with knee injury

Duke's Williamson out for 4th straight game with knee injury

DURHAM, N.C. — Duke star freshman Zion Williamson will miss his fourth straight game because of a mild right knee sprain.
Sophie Schmidt tested in defence as Canada warms up for Women's World Cup

Sophie Schmidt tested in defence as Canada warms up for Women's World Cup

Better known as a midfielder, Sophie Schmidt has played in the Canadian backline at the Algarve Cup. The 30-year-old from Abbotsford, B.C.
A look at Canadian tennis highlights in 2019

A look at Canadian tennis highlights in 2019

It's been quite a start to 2019 for Canadian tennis players. Here's a look at some of the highlights heading into the BNP Paribas Open, a top-level event (just below Grand Slams), for women and men starting Wednesday in Indian Wells, Calif.
Strong Season: Canadian tennis scene blossoming with bright future ahead

Strong Season: Canadian tennis scene blossoming with bright future ahead

TORONTO — Nicu and Maria Andreescu were sitting in a meeting room at Tennis Canada headquarters in Toronto recently when a wave of tennis folks came in to give them their best.
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