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June 25, 2017 2:41 AM Statistically Speaking: Flames pay the price for Hamonic

The second day of the NHL Draft didn’t have a whole lot of wheeling and dealing, but the Calgary Flames did make a significant move, acquiring a rough-and-tumble physical defenceman from the New York Islanders. Statistically Speaking breaks down the deal sending Travis Hamonic to Calgary. Hamonic, 26, is a hard-hitting right-shot defenceman who has taken 6

June 25, 2017 1:43 AM Royals’ Vargas stretches Jays’ slide to three games

Tulowitizki homers off college teammate but Toronto can't manage much more. KANSAS CITY—In their salad days, they were college teammates and pals. They have always wished each other well — just not against one another. Troy Tulowitzki and Jason Vargas: The latter, who came away Saturday with his majors-leading 11th win; the former who ripped a home run off the Royals 6

June 24, 2017 11:56 PM Hamonic's contract is financial value in today's NHL

CHICAGO - What the Maple Leafs learned on Saturday afternoon: James vanRiemsdyk may not be the trade chip they believed him to be. Lou Lamoriello was taking a run at Travis Hamonic, the rather affordable yet certainly expensive right-handed shooting defenceman with the New York Islanders. The Leafs figured him to be a pretty sound compliment to the young 5

June 24, 2017 11:01 PM Jays' Osuna reveals struggle with off-field anxiety

KANSAS CITY - When he’s at his best, Roberto Osuna gives the impression that he is as sharp mentally as he his physically, required tools of the trade for one of baseball’s best relief pitchers. But life has become significantly more complicated for the talented 22-year-old Blue Jays reliever as he grapples with issues that go far beyond his ability 5

June 24, 2017 10:51 PM Four-year-old boy is dead after being hit by car

Edmonton Police say a four-year-old boy died in hospital after he was hit by a vehicle on 44A Avenue near 35 Street around 8:15 p.m. on Friday. Traffic section officers are investigating, but no charges are pending. Paramedics treated the boy, but he was pronounced dead in hospital, according to a police news release. The street was taped off for hours 6

June 24, 2017 9:44 PM Royals topple Blue Jays

KANSAS CITY - It wasn’t the bullpen that took down the Blue Jays on Saturday afternoon at Kauffman Stadium. It wasn’t the starting pitcher either, as Marco Estrada went seven terrific innings as he snapped back into solid form. That would be Royals starter Jason Vargas, who was brilliant in recording his major-league leading 11th win of the season, a 3-2 victory 5

June 24, 2017 9:21 PM Toronto police invite to NYC Pride parade 'a slap in the face' to those demanding change

Some who supported ban on uniformed officers at Pride 'are not happy' about trip, police admit ​Banned from marching in uniform in this year's Pride parade, a group of about 100 Toronto police and union representatives travelled to New York City this weekend to participate, in uniform, in that city's festivities. But the force's own LGBT liaison officer 5

June 24, 2017 8:18 PM Leafs hope Rasanen can maintain his crushing ways

CHICAGO - Doug Gilmour has a warning for those opposing forwards who cut into the middle against hulking 6-foot-6 Kingston Frontenacs defenceman Eemeli Rasanen, drafted by the Maple Leafs in the second round Saturday. “He hits hard,” the Frontenacs GM and NHL Hall of Famer told Postmedia. “And when he does, guys just bounce off him.” Obviously, the Maple 6

June 24, 2017 7:34 PM NHL draft produces little fireworks beyond 1st pick

Flames, Islanders trade was the hot topic on Saturday Most of the drama at the first ever draft in Chicago was gone after only one pick. After weeks of buzz around the Vegas Golden Knights, so-called protection lists, the expansion draft and a flurry of interesting trades, the draft at United Center came and went with only the occasional flurry. Of highest 6

June 24, 2017 7:25 PM Leafs stick with plan through draft

Liljegren looking forward to joining young Leafs “Trust the process” has become a buzzy phrase around sports, but it’s exactly how the Leafs approached the 2017 National Hockey League Entry Draft, which wrapped up rounds two through seven on Saturday afternoon. They were in on at least one blockbuster trade that was consummated, but refused to go over the price 5