Archive for the ‘Archives’ Category

Dino destiny: How Toronto Raptors clawed their way to this moment

Monday, June 10th, 2019
Kawhi Leonard at practice in Toronto on June 9, 2019

They started from the bottom, now they're here.

The Raptors sought a ‘fresh look’ with their original jerseys

Thursday, June 6th, 2019
Raptor jersey shown off on Feb. 1, 1995

They seemed cool at the time, and they are definitely cool again now.

The loss of Owen Hart and the family, friends and fans who loved him

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019
Owen Hart entering the Kemper Arena on May 23, 1999

Twenty years ago, the wrestling world was in mourning after a tragic accident claimed the life of Owen Hart.

The day the Great One, Wayne Gretzky, announced his retirement

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019
Wayne Gretzky announces his retirement in 1999

All his fans knew the day would come when Wayne Gretzky would hang up his skates.

Larry Walker, the MVP ballplayer who actually wanted to play hockey

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019
Montreal Expos slugger Larry Walker in 1994 file photo

Larry Walker had an all-star career in baseball. But he grew up wanting to play pro hockey.

When the Canadiens played their last game at the Montreal Forum

Monday, March 11th, 2019
Last game at the Forum

Great players of the Montreal Canadiens turn out for an emotional farewell to a storied venue on March 11, 1996.

When Guy Lafleur returned to the ice in Montreal 30 years ago

Monday, February 4th, 2019
Guy Lafleur in his New York Rangers uniform

Fans loved Guy Lafleur enough to pay sky-high ticket prices to see him playing for the other team.

The former MP whose number is being retired by the Detroit Red Wings

Sunday, January 13th, 2019
Red Kelly, at the unveiling of a stamp featuring him as a Detroit Red Wing, Oct. 2, 2014

In 1962, while he still played for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Red Kelly ran for parliament, serving as MP for Toronto's York West riding until 1965.

The Canada-USSR brawl at the 1987 world junior hockey tournament

Friday, January 4th, 2019
1987 hockey brawl

Junior hockey teams from Canada and the Soviet Union fought for 20 minutes before getting ejected from the game.

When Andy Warhol and Wayne Gretzky teamed up for a portrait

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018
Wayne Gretzky and Billy Smith during the 1983 Stanley Cup playoffs

Who knew Wayne Gretzky was an art connoisseur in addition to being Canada's premier hockey player?