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April 24, 2018 5:14 PM Canadian rugby sevens star John Moonlight retires to become a firefighter

The 30-year-old Moonlight leaves as Canada’s all-time caps leader in sevens. A longtime captain and co-captain of the sevens squad, Moonlight is a physical specimen with a seemingly bottomless gas tank. Whether he had the ball in hand or was hunting down an opponent who had it, the six-foot-one, 226-pound Moonlight left a mark. “He would do anything 8

April 23, 2018 1:31 AM Jake Guentzel’s playoff magic clinches series for Penguins

Guentzel scores four straight goals in win over Flyers as Penguins move on to second round “He has the ability to play his best when the stakes are the highest. We have a team that does that,” Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said. “They embrace adversity. They embrace the struggle. Our team doesn’t get rattled. They embrace the challenge.” Guentzel had the third 10

April 22, 2018 9:20 PM Blue Jays’ bats cool in New York

Yankees limit Jays to four hits for second straight day, take three of four games from Toronto. Toronto dropped a second straight game to the New York Yankees on Sunday, a 5-1 decision that ensured the Blue Jays’ first series loss of the season. Jays left-hander Jaime Garcia wasn’t particularly sharp, allowing four runs, six hits and three walks over 5 1/3 innings 10

April 22, 2018 4:49 AM Canadian women's rugby 7s fall in consolation semis

Canucks place 11th in Kitakyushu, Japan Kathy Baker scored a try in extra time as Ireland topped Canada 24-19 in a consolation Challenge Trophy semifinal Sunday at the women's HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Kitakyushu, Japan. Canada, which failed to advance to the Cup quarterfinals for the first time, concluded its tournament with a 33-14 win over Japan 7

April 22, 2018 12:59 AM Toronto FC thumped by Houston Dynamo

Houston snaps winless streak at home with 5-1 victory as Toronto FC saves stars for CONCACAF Champions League final “For a lot of them, it’s little details, being a little less naive in some moments but I think some guys did all right. In the end, I think the game probably should’ve been seven or eight to four, so having said that, we had good moments 7

April 21, 2018 10:52 PM Sunday game preview: Toronto Raptors at Washington Wizards

Raptors need to get more from their bench in Game 4. On paper this ought to favour Toronto. The Raptors, after all, boasted what was arguably the best cadre of backups in the NBA this season. Washington’s reserves ranked 15th on that list. But the absence of Toronto’s most reliable backup, Fred VanVleet, has been a contributing factor to Washington enjoying 6

April 20, 2018 6:40 PM Kadri calls three-game suspension ‘a little harsh’ on eve of return

Maple Leafs hope forward gives them a boost after sitting out for a bodycheck on Boston’s Tommy Wingels. “It’s exciting to get back in,” said Kadri. “I’m champing at the bit the last couple of games. It’s been hard to watch knowing you could be out there trying to help, trying to make an impact. “He’s a good player, and it’s unfortunate for him he missed 7

April 20, 2018 6:18 PM Auston Matthews’ jersey is the NHL’s top seller this season

The Maple Leafs centre edged out superstars such as the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby and the Edmonton Oilers’ Connor McDavid. NEW YORK—Toronto Maple Leafs centre Auston Matthews has the top-selling jersey in the NHL, according to the league’s website. reported Friday that Matthews’ No. 34 jersey was the hottest seller on the Fanatics network 8

April 20, 2018 6:05 PM Blue Jays recall prospect Lourdes Gurriel Jr

Team reinstates DH Kendrys Morales from the 10-day disabled list Friday. The Toronto Blue Jays reinstated designated hitter Kendrys Morales from the 10-day disabled list Friday and recalled infield prospect Lourdes Gurriel Jr. from double-A New Hampshire. The team also optioned southpaw reliever Tim Mayza and infielder Gift Ngoepe to triple-A Buffalo 7

April 20, 2018 12:29 PM Watch Women's World Rugby Sevens Series

Live action begins on Friday at 9:30 p.m. ET from Kitakyushu, Japan Click on the video player above to watch the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series women's tournament from Kitakyushu, Japan beginning on Friday at 9:30 p.m. ET. Canada opens the tournament against Fiji at 9:52 p.m, followed by matches against England on Saturday at 12:36 a.m. and Russia at 3:20 a.m. to close 5