Canadian third baseman Brett Lawrie was traded by the Toronto Blue Jays to the Oakland Athletics for all-star third baseman Josh Donaldson on Friday. Pitchers Sean Nolin and Kendall Graveman along with shortstop Franklin Barreto were also sent to Oakland in the deal.
Ellis scores 30 as Mavericks snap Raptors' six-game win streak
The Toronto Raptors' feel-good story lost a little of its lustre Friday night, courtesy of the Dallas Mavericks. Kyle Lowry scored 25 points to top the Raptors in a 106-102 loss to Dallas — just their second loss this season at the Air Canada Centre.
MacArthur: Blue Jays acquisition of Donaldson a coup
Apparently, Black Friday knows no borders. Alex Anthopoulos, the Canadian general manager of Major League Baseball’s only Canadian team, spent America’s favourite shopping day putting the finishing touches on a deal with the Oakland Athletics, a trade which set the hot stove ablaze and left the principles involved stunned.
Lewenberg: DeRozan leaves with injury as Raptors fall to Dallas
"I don't believe in luck," DeMar DeRozan told reporters after practice on Thursday, speaking in the context of his team's quick start to the campaign. He was dealt an unfortunate hand just over 24 hours later. Nearly four minutes into the second half of Friday night's tilt with Dallas, the Raptors' All-Star guard drove to his right, something he does routinely every game. As he went to plant his foot, he slipped and crumpled to the floor, where he remained for over a minute.
Raptors' DeRozan exits game against Mavericks with groin injury
Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan suffered a left groin strain in the third quarter of Friday's game against the Dallas Mavericks. He dribbled past Dirk Nowitzki on the right side of the lane, but DeRozan's left leg slipped, causing him to fall to the floor. DeRozan was writhing in pain with 8:23 remaining in the period. He eventually got to his feet and walked off the court gingerly. The Raptors said DeRozan would not return.
Grey Cup: Cohon on the state of football in Toronto
Mark Cohon held his final state of the league address as CFL commissioner on Friday, and many of the questions were regarding the state of football in Toronto.
Santorelli on keys to success, Komarov's contribution
Maple Leafs forward Mike Santorelli joins Leafs Lunch to talk about the transformation of his game over the past season, saying playing with Leo Komarov has been a huge help, and that the Fin has been a key addition to the team both on and off the ice.
Wheeler's Premier League Notebook: Tidbits on 20 ahead of Match-day 13
Gareth Wheeler of TSN Radio 1050 Toronto offers up 20 tidbits ahead of Matchday 13 of the Premiership season.
Three Man Weave: Is it time to pull the plug on the Derrick Rose era in Chicago?
This week, the Three Man Weave invites friend of the program, Meghan McPeak, play-by-play announcer for the Brampton A's of the National Basketball League of Canada, to dominate the paint with the hosts of TSN 1050's 1 On 1 With Will & Duane, Will Strickland and Duane Watson. The trio passes the rock on the Derrick Rose saga in Chicago, the league-leading Raptors, Is itjust what is going on with Lance Stephenson and the Hornets, early MVP picks and an early season clash of young titans.
Siegel: Leafs looking for tenacious (even angry) Kadri more often
Despite a relatively slow start with 10 points in 22 games, Nazem Kadri is producing more offence at even-strength, winning more faceoffs, directing more shots on goal, drawing more penalties and boasting one of the best possession marks on the Leafs. As TSN Leafs reporter Jonas Siegel explains, he's adding a gritty and tenacious side to his play that the Maple Leafs are happy to see.
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