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July 14, 2018 9:14 PM Blue Jays fall to Red Sox on Bogaerts walk-off slam in 10th

The AL East-leading Red Sox had their 10-game winning streak halted Friday. They haven’t lost two straight since June 19 and 20. Boston starter Eduardo Rodriguez had to leave the game with a sprained right ankle after stumbling to the ground when his left foot hit the helmet of Lourdes Gurriel Jr., who was diving into the bag on his infield hit. Betts 5

July 11, 2018 8:30 PM Series preview: Blue Jays at Boston Red Sox

It’s no secret Kendrys Morales had a tough start to the season, hitting .143 as of May 10. But in the last two months, he’s slashing .304/.355/.529 with an OPS of .884, to go along with seven home runs and 18 RBIs. He comes up against stiff competition in the Red Sox’s J.D. Martinez, the American League’s starting designated hitter at next week’s all-star 9

July 9, 2018 3:10 PM J.A. Happ named Jays’ representative for all-star game

“I have gotten better about handling tough outings but the last couple have hurt, so this is nice,” Happ said. “It kind of helps you turn the page and look forward to my next outing and then the all-star game.” As for what he’s most looking forward to when the festivities roll around, Happ said he will try his best to take it all in. “See the best players 8

July 3, 2018 7:29 PM Leafs trade Matt Martin to Islanders for minor-league goalie

Martin signed a four-year, $10-million deal (U.S.) with the Leafs prior to the 2016 season. After playing every game in his first season with the Leafs, Martin suited up for just 50 games this past season and did not dress for Toronto’s seven-game playoff series against the Boston Bruins. In 132 games for the Leafs, the 29-year-old Martin had eight goals 10

July 3, 2018 4:17 PM Tyler Bozak says goodbye to Toronto

That was Kessel, who would become Bozak’s roommate. The two were, in fact, so close, they became the object of some chirping in the Leafs’ dressing room, where the pair were quickly dubbed “Bert and Ernie,” a reference to the Sesame Street characters. “I can still see Ron Wilson’s handwriting on the whiteboard in my mind from January 12, my second ever NHL game,” Bozak 9

June 26, 2018 7:35 PM Willie O’Ree, Martin Brodeur, Gary Bettman top Hockey Hall of Fame class

O’Ree was the first Black player in the NHL and will be the third Black player in the Hall of Fame, joining Edmonton Oilers goalie Grant Fuhr and Canadian women’s national team captain Angela James. Playing for Boston, he had four goals and 10 assists in 45 NHL games during the 1957-58 and 1960-61 seasons despite being 95 per cent blind in his right 7

June 26, 2018 1:55 AM Dwane Casey wins NBA’s coach of the year award

SANTA MONICA, CALIF.—Dwane Casey won the NBA Coach of the Year award on Monday night despite getting fired by the Toronto Raptors earlier in the off-season. Casey beat out Quin Snyder of the Utah Jazz and Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens for the honour. The 61-year-old Casey was the most successful coach in Raptors history, but was fired on May 11, five days after 11

June 23, 2018 4:34 PM Ilya Kovalchuk returns to NHL with L.A. Kings in $18M deal

After five years back home in Russia, Ilya Kovalchuk is ready to resume his Stanley Cup chase with the Los Angeles Kings. The high-scoring forward agreed to a three-year, $18.75 million deal with the Kings on Saturday, choosing Los Angeles over several interested teams for his return to the NHL. The 35-year-old Kovalchuk scored 816 points in 816 career 10

June 21, 2018 12:57 PM U.S. universities quiet on ties to team doctor in sexual abuse inquiry

The resume says he was a medical resident at Rutgers from 1974-75; a research fellow in medicine at Harvard Medical School and Boston’s Peter Bent Brigham Hospital from 1975-77; and a fellow in sports medicine at Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Boston before becoming an Ohio State assistant professor. The resume also lists him as a “physician for university 10

June 17, 2018 11:04 PM Summer of LeBron is about to heat up

“It’s crazy,” notes Wade, “because in this league you never know what will happen.” In Act 1, in 2010, he instantly made Miami the centre of the hoops universe with one Decision. Act II, in 2014, found him playing the Homecoming King as the kid from Akron, Ohio, returned to Cleveland. Act III, about to roll out, will find LeBron joining the Los Angeles 15