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July 17, 2018 3:06 AM Bryce Harper the hometown hero in home-run derby

The Nationals outfielder, serenaded by loud “Let’s go Harper! Let’s go Harper!” chants throughout the night, rallied in the final round to win the home-run derby on Monday night in his home ballpark. Harper, the No. 2 seed in the competition and with his father throwing to him, beat the Cubs’ Kyle Schwarber, the fifth seed, 19-18, in the final round 6

July 12, 2018 3:45 PM Ricoh Coliseum is now Coca-Cola Coliseum, the latest in recent GTA stadium name changes

Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment announced its 10-year partnership with Coca-Cola on Wednesday for the Marlies home. The soft drink giant will donate a suite to non-profit community organizations for all Marlies home games and open the rink for several community skate events. The venue has been home to the Marlies since 2004, and was the site of the team’s 10

July 4, 2018 1:23 AM Bryce Harper opts in for MLB home-run derby, unlike most stars

“The past couple years I said that I was going to do it,” Harper said. “Especially it being in my ballpark, our ballpark. But, yeah, I think that if it wasn’t at our ballpark, I probably wouldn’t have done it. I just think I owe it to the fans to do it. I’m looking forward to having it there and doing it there.” It’ll be the second time Harper has participated 17

June 20, 2018 7:17 PM Kevin Spacey film Billionaire Boys Club set for release

Producers aim to give cast, crew 'the chance to see their final product reach audiences' Kevin Spacey was erased from All the Money in the World and booted from House of Cards, but a movie starring the disgraced actor is going forward with a summer release. Vertical Entertainment announced that it will release Billionaire Boys Club on video-on-demand 28

June 15, 2018 8:15 PM AHL championship bodes well for Marlies coach Sheldon Keefe

Toronto Marlies head coach Sheldon Keefe didn’t care to talk about his future moments after winning the Calder Cup. All he wanted was to celebrate his team’s accomplishment before having to think about his own career. “I’m going to party my (butt) off tonight and not think about anything else beyond that,” Keefe said after his Marlies downed the visiting 11

June 15, 2018 1:42 AM Toronto Marlies capture first Calder Cup

That is what winning felt like and looked like when a team that wears blue and white with a maple leaf on their chest raised a championship trophy to the rafters. It was the Toronto Marlies, who claimed the Calder Cup with a 6-1 win over the Texas Stars in Game 7 of the American Hockey League final at Ricoh Coliseum on Thursday night. “Feels good. We’re 13

June 14, 2018 4:26 PM Why signing John Tavares is an idea the Maple Leafs should pursue

The short-term idea fits because the Leafs have plenty of cap space this season, but it’s looking like they will run into trouble starting in the 2019-20 season when Matthews and Marner will be (presumably) on long-term deals. Why would Tavares do that? Well, the one-time payday would make up for the bargain-basement contract he gave the New York Islanders 17

June 13, 2018 2:28 AM Marlies are Star-struck as Texas forces Game 7 in Calder Cup final

There’s a lot of talk in the minor leagues that playing hockey in June, and playing in the playoffs, is a great learning opportunity for young prospects. Marlies coach Sheldon Keefe would have none of that after losing Game 6 of the Calder Cup final Tuesday night 5-2 to the Texas Stars. So after squandering an opportunity to win the first Calder Cup in franchise 15

June 12, 2018 1:44 PM Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson reportedly engaged after weeks of dating

Whatever you call it, Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson are reportedly betrothed after just weeks of dating. People and Us Weekly say that the “No Tears Left to Cry” singer and Saturday Night Live comedian are getting ready to marry after becoming an Instagram-official couple in May. The stars, both 24, haven’t explicitly shared the news, but Grande coyly 12

June 12, 2018 3:31 AM Calder Cup final preview: Game 6, Texas Stars at Toronto Marlies

Texas’ Curtis McKenzie from Golden, B.C., has four goals in the final and a league-leading 10 in the playoffs, inlcuding five on the power play … Toronto’s Andreas Johnsson leads playoff scorers with 20 points (eight goals, 12 assists) in just 14 games. Marlies D Travis Dermott is a game-time decision with an undisclosed injury ... Toronto is 28-0-1 when scoring 9