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Blue Jays could be back in Toronto as early as July 30

Monday, July 5th, 2021
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If you have been eagerly awaiting the return of the Blue Jays to Toronto, you might be in luck — depending on the outcome of a recent proposal, the team could come back to the city as early as July 30. 

Can kids get back on GTA sports fields this summer? Leagues still don’t know the answer

Monday, April 5th, 2021
Paz Family

Parents, kids and sports administrators in the GTA are worried it’s going to be another summer of lost friendships and missed opportunities for young athletes as the pandemic drags on, forcing leagues to restrict activities, or shut down altogether.

‘We have a lot of work to do:’ head of advisory board for Hockey Diversity Alliance

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020
‘We have a lot of work to do:’ head of advisory board for Hockey Diversity Alliance

The Hockey Diversity Alliance, an initiative led by Black NHL players, was instrumental in getting the league to postpone games last week as part of a player-led boycott after the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Chris George, the head of the advisory board for the alliance, played in the Ontario Hockey League years ago and endured racism in hockey himself. Chris Glover spoke with George at the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Blue Jays player, coach refuse to pay rent for Toronto condos blaming COVID-19

Wednesday, June 17th, 2020
Rowdy Tellez and Mark Budzinski

Toronto Blue Jays slugger Ryan “Rowdy” Tellez and first base coach Mark Budzinski are accused of leaving a pair of Toronto landlords on the hook for thousands of dollars in unpaid rents after signing leases for downtown Toronto condos.

Toronto FC’s home becomes a massive kitchen to bolster meal program

Wednesday, May 6th, 2020
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In the first two weeks of the operation, the sports organization's meal program has used almost 25,000 pounds of chicken, 15,000 pounds of potatoes, 10,000 pounds of mixed vegetables and 8,000 pounds of pasta.

Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena turns into giant kitchen as MLSE looks to make 10,000 meals daily

Friday, April 24th, 2020
Chris Zielinski

Scotiabank Arena, home to the Maple Leafs and Raptors, has been turned into a giant kitchen during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Maple Leaf Garden’s Sex offender Gordon Stuckless dead: lawyer

Thursday, April 9th, 2020
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The man at the heart of the Maple Leaf Gardens sexual abuse scandal has died.

COVID-19 forces workers at sports bars, Scotiabank Arena to pay the price as pro leagues shut down

Saturday, March 14th, 2020
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Workers at sports bars, Scotiabank Arena and BMO Field are facing fewer hours and even layoffs as COVID-19 forces the NHL, NBA and Major League Soccer to pause their seasons.

David Ayres’s famous Maple Leafs-beating stick now in Hockey Hall of Fame

Friday, February 28th, 2020
David Ayres

The 42-year-old’s hockey stick, which he used last Saturday night to help the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Toronto Maple Leafs on 'Hockey Night in Canada,' now sits in the Hockey Hall of Fame.

David Ayres all smiles in Carolina after beating Maple Leafs

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020
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Emergency backup goaltender David Ayres is loving the limelight after helping the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Toronto Maple Leafs on Hockey Night in Canada, securing a win in shocking fashion.