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October 13, 2018 8:27 PM Packers legend Jim Taylor dead at 83

Taylor played on the great Packer teams and was the league’s MVP in 1962. He won four NFL titles and scored the first rushing touchdown in Super Bowl history. Taylor played for the Packers from 1958 to 1966 and spent 10 seasons in the NFL. He was drafted by Green Bay in the second round out of LSU in 1958. He played in a backfield that featured Paul Hornung 38

October 12, 2018 4:53 AM Eagles find the Giants are the perfect cure for a losing streak

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.—All the Philadelphia Eagles needed to get over their Super Bowl hangover was a little more urgency, some big plays and a timely game against the New York Giants. Carson Wentz threw a season-high three touchdown passes and the Eagles got an early lift from their defence and special teams in beating the struggling Giants 34-13 on Thursday 8

October 12, 2018 3:02 AM Canucks score 4 goals in third, beating Lightning

TAMPA, FLA. — Elias Petterson and Brock Boeser scored 1:10 apart in the third period and Jake Virtanen and Markus Granlund added empty-net goals in the Vancouver Canucks’ 4-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night. Petterson scored his fourth goal in four games in his rookie season. Anders Nilsson made 33 saves in his season debut 9

October 10, 2018 6:05 PM Skills aren’t all that matter to Raptors coach Nick Nurse

There have been a few times over the course of the pre-season when Nick Nurse has talked about the kind of personalities he likes to have on his roster, putting aside for a moment the ability to shoot, defend or handle the basketball. The Toronto Raptors head coach talks about positive attitudes, smiles, pleasant demeanours for the most part. And given 8

October 9, 2018 9:08 PM Raptors’ Chris Boucher has taken the long way to get a two-way chance

“I feel like I can show a lot of people, a lot of kids, that it’s possible to make it,” Boucher said after the Raptors worked out in Toronto on Tuesday. “A lot of people have been following me and just didn’t have the chance to see me play a lot, so I think that’s the one good thing about this trip is that they’ll be able to see an NBA game and be able to see me, too. “A lot of young 6

October 9, 2018 5:57 PM Leafs veteran Kadri learns to roll with the punches as new season brings new role

He has more followers on Twitter than any other Maple Leaf. His cat, @JazzyKadri, has an Instagram following. A fan recently named her baby boy “Kadri.” “That’s surreal,” said Kadri. “I love the name for a first name. I’m privileged and honoured to try to be a role model for youth. I’m sure his parents are great fans of ours.” Kadri has more than 239,000 followers 9

October 7, 2018 9:39 PM Raptors fans catch sneak preview at open practice

“I just went to set a screen, a split screen on the post,” Powell said. “And then when I went to split, the guy was just trying to fight over it and kneed me in my quad. It’s just a little bruise. I should be fine.” ROSTER UPDATE: Head coach Nick Nurse said he is “not a lot closer” to finalizing the roster, which can include two extra players on two-way 8

October 6, 2018 11:34 PM Alabama, Tua Tagovailoa extend streak of 45-point games

Tua Tagovailoa passed for 334 yards and four touchdowns as No. 1 Alabama ran its winning streak against Arkansas to 12 straight with a 65-31 win Saturday. The Crimson Tide has reached 45 points in six straight games for the first time in program history. It took just one play for Alabama (6-0, 3-0 SEC) to set the tone as Tagovailoa hit tight end Irv Smith 8

October 5, 2018 8:33 PM Saturday NHL preview: Ottawa Senators at Toronto Maple Leafs

Senators goalie Craig Anderson is one of several veterans being called upon to step it up this season. Anderson went 25-11-4 with a 2.28 goals-against average and .926 save percentage when the Senators went to the Eastern Conference final two seasons ago. Last season: 23-25-6, 3.22, .898 … Leafs centre Auston Matthews fired a pair of goals in Wednesday’s 7

October 5, 2018 7:27 PM Ronaldo ready to play for Juventus amid rape allegation

MILAN—Cristiano Ronaldo is available to play for his Italian soccer team on Saturday. Ronaldo, who is facing a rape allegation in the United States, could play when Juventus faces Udinese in the Italian league, according to coach Massimiliano Allegri. However, he would not definitively say Ronaldo will start. “Cristiano’s doing well. I’ve known him for three 5