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September 20, 2018 1:51 AM Defenceman Erik Karlsson looks to fit in on 1st day with Sharks

Wilson started that process even before the deal. He and DeBoer flew to Toronto to meet with Karlsson with Ottawa’s permission before the trade was finalized. Owner Hasso Plattner also talked to Karlsson. “We were given some opportunity to spend some quality time,” Wilson said. “I was truly blown away just by him as a person, sitting with him, how he sees the game, how he talks 8

September 19, 2018 8:05 PM It’s no slam dunk, but Glen Grunwald has high hopes for Canada Basketball

Having already played a significant role in one chapter of Canadian basketball history, Glen Grunwald has his eyes set on another. One of the first employees of the Toronto Raptors, coming on board long before the team played its first game, Grunwald was instrumental in negotiating a rocky first few years for the now well-established franchise 6

September 19, 2018 7:17 PM U.S. Supreme Court candidate Brett Kavanaugh thrives by mixing sports and politics

Last week Christine Blasey Ford gave an interview to the Washington Post alleging that Brett Kavanaugh, the U.S. Supreme Court nominee now undergoing confirmation hearings in the U.S. senate, sexually assaulted her at a house party when they were both teenagers. Ford, a psychology professor at Palo Alto University, has been invited to testify before 7

September 19, 2018 7:15 PM Plenty of talent in Blue Jays pipeline

Kevin Smith: No one was surprised to see Guerrero on MLB Pipeline’s team of the year, announced earlier this month, but with him on the second team, was shortstop Smith. The Blue Jays’ No. 6 prospect hit .302 with 25 home runs, 93 RBIs and 29 stolen bases between the Class A Lansing Lugnuts and the Class A Advanced Dunedin Blue Jays. Smith, 22, focused 7

September 18, 2018 9:02 PM Toronto FC shifts attention to Campeones Cup

Mexican teams hold a 42-8-10 edge against MLS opposition in competitive matches, although MLS sides went 6-4-2 against Mexican foes in CONCACAF Champions League this year. The two clubs have history, with Toronto defeating Tigres on away goals in the CONCACAF Champions League quarter-finals in March. TFC won 2-1 at home and lost 3-2 at Monterrey 9

September 18, 2018 6:03 PM Raptors president Masai Ujiri won’t change things up for Kawhi Leonard

Confident as always in the man he is, the personalities of the men and women around him and the culture he has built around his basketball team, Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri knows of only one way to face one of the trickiest situations of his professional career: Stay true to himself and what he stands for. “There is nothing we are going to do different 9

September 17, 2018 6:28 PM Ford heads to Washington to talk trade amid NAFTA negotiations

He and Economic Development and Trade Minister Jim Wilson will meet with negotiators to get an update on discussions to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement, as a Sept. 30 deadline looms. “I’ll be accompanying the premier to Washington to talk to our negotiating team — Canada’s negotiating team first-hand and Ontario’s people that are there 7

September 17, 2018 5:45 PM Salesforce billionaire Benioff to buy Time magazine, boosting influence

Marc Benioff, the billionaire co-founder of software maker Salesforce.com Inc., is making a play to project his influence far beyond Silicon Valley with the purchase of Time magazine. The 53-year-old entrepreneur and his wife, Lynne, agreed to pay $190 million in cash to Meredith Corp. for the venerable but struggling print publication, stoking comparisons 7

September 16, 2018 11:57 PM Bills cornerback retires at halftime in blowout loss to Chargers

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y.—As if Bills head coach Sean McDermott didn’t have enough to worry about, trailing the Los Angeles Chargers 28-6 at halftime, he had to contend with veteran cornerback Vontae Davis quitting on the team. “Pulled himself out of the game. He communicated to us that he was done,” McDermott revealed after Sunday’s 31-20 loss. He provided 7

September 16, 2018 8:59 PM Raonic seals Canada’s Davis Cup win over Netherlands

Raonic, No. 20 on the ATP Tour, was the highest-ranked player in the tie. Despite being a lopsided matchup on paper, Griekspoor came out strong, taking a 3-1 lead in the first set. Raonic leaned more and more on his big serve, firing nine aces to Griekspoor’s one to battle back and take the set. Raonic took firm control of the match in the second set. He added 8