May 8, 2013 |
Toronto pitcher J.A. Happ is responsive and doing well after being struck in the head by a line drive during Tuesday night's game, the Blue Jays said Wednesday morning. The seven-year veteran suffered a head contusion and a laceration to his left ear, but the team said it expects him to be released from Bayfront Medical Center later in the day after further testing. The scary incident occurred at Tropicana Field during the second inning of the Blue Jays' 6-4 win over the Tampa Bay Rays in St. Petersburg, Fla. Happ had no time to react as a line drive by Desmond Jennings hit him in the side of the face.
May 7, 2013 |
There are some people in the world who just don't get it. In their desire to be clever, they don't look at the big picture. The Toronto Maple Leafs have one such fan. Several hundred Maple Leafs fans gathered at Maple Leaf Square outside the Leafs' home arena Monday night as their favorite team took on the Boston Bruins in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series. Most fans were wearing Maple Leafs jerseys and carrying handmade signs supporting their team. But one sign stood out in particular: a sign that said "Toronto Stronger," a play on words off the “Boston Strong” motto that has been used in Boston as a rallying cry after the Boston Marathon bombings.
April 23, 2013 |
An imam in the Toronto area came forward more than a year ago with concerns about one of the two suspects now charged with an alleged terrorism plot, an attorney who handled the tip said Tuesday. Toronto attorney Naseer Syed said the imam, who wants to remain anonymous, first came to him with his concerns about Raed Jaser, 35, who was arrested Monday by Canadian police. “The community has always struggled with, at what point does some behavior or activity or words cross a certain threshold?
April 6, 2013
"Four years from now, if I'm able to sit up and take nourishment, I would. " - Joe Torre, 72, jokingly, on whether he would be interested in an encore as Team USA manager when the World Baseball Classic returns in 2017. "What do you think you could get for me? Pujols? Maybe three years from now, or when he's retired?" - Toronto Blue Jays Manager John Gibbons, on his predecessor, John Farrell, who was traded to the Boston Red Sox for utility infielder Mike Aviles. "Maybe every win isn't important.
March 31, 2013
Pluses There might be playoff games in The Center of the Hockey Universe for the first time since 2004, with the Toronto Maple Leafs having won three straight games and earned points in eight straight. Nazem Kadri and linemate Joffrey Lupul have played big roles, with Lupul collecting five goals and nine points in his last four games and Kadri scoring six goals and 14 points in his last eight. For that, Kadri was rewarded - or should that be punished? - by a kiss on the cheek from Don Cherry on Saturday.
March 29, 2013 |
GALAXY AT TORONTO FC When: 11 a.m. PDT. Where: BMO Field, Toronto. On the air: TV: TWC, TWCD; Radio: 1330. Records: Galaxy 2-0-1, Toronto FC 1-2. Record vs. Toronto FC (2012): 1-0. Update: The Galaxy is likely to play Saturday without captain and star striker Robbie Keane, who strained a calf while on international duty with Ireland last week. The team may also choose to rest defender Omar Gonzalez, who is coming off two monster games with the U.S. national team in World Cup qualifying.