The word is out on one of the Raptors' greatest weaknesses, which did not bode well for their predictable attack against the NBA's best team on Friday. Written on the Warriors' white board in the visiting locker room ahead of tip-off: "Control [DeMar] DeRozan's catch-shoot game. He rarely passes."
Jays' Saunders to return in April
Michael Saunders is electing short-term gain and possible long-term pain over the alternative and his decision should have him debuting in a Blue Jays’ uniform some time in April. As TSN Radio 1050's Scott MacArthur writes, Saunders was expected to walk out of the hospital on Friday night and be ready for big league action by about mid-April.
Clarkson doomed from the start in Toronto
“I think David Clarkson made a mistake and now we pay for it,” said then-Maple Leafs head coach Randy Carlyle after Clarkson leapt off the team’s bench in his third exhibition game with the club. The Clarkson experience in Toronto was doomed to fail even before the 30-year-old rushed to the defence of Phil Kessel that September night in the fall of 2013.
Dreger: Leafs not done making moves
TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger joined TSN Drive to discuss the David Clarkson trade, and what's next for the Leafs at the deadline.
Anthopoulos sees no risk in Santana
As Johan Santana was packing his bags to prepare for the two-and-a-half-hour trek from Fort Myers to Dunedin, general manager Alex Anthopoulos was explaining the rationale for giving the oft-injured veteran another chance. “No-risk deal for us,” said Anthopoulos.
Leafs ship Clarkson to Columbus for Horton
The Toronto Maple Leafs sent David Clarkson and his US$5.25-million cap hit for five more seasons to the Columbus Blue Jackets for injured winger Nathan Horton, who has a similar salary and term but could cost nothing on the cap while on long-term injured reserve.
Free agency the key in MLS labour talks
There are many issues at stake in the current CBA talks between MLS owners and the MLS Players Union, including the league's paltry salary cap and minimum player salary, but these are not the most contentious issue, though. The hill that the players are willing to die on is free agency.
BPL Notebook: Another chance for Falcao
With Robin van Persie on the shelf for a month, Radamel Falcao will be given another chance to produce for Louis van Gaal's Manchester United. Whether or not the opportunity is warranted is irrelevant, as Falcao will be key to United's critical month of March.
Leafs take down Flyers after Clarkson trade
In their first game without the traded David Clarkson, the Toronto Maple Leafs got a stellar performance from Jonathan Bernier to beat the Philadelphia Flyers. Bernier stopped 47 of the 49 shots he faced in the 3-2 victory Thursday night at Air Canada Centre that came mere hours after the Leafs dealt Clarkson.
Jays sign Santana to minor-league deal
The Toronto Blue Jays have signed two-time American League Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana to a minor-league contract with an invite to major-league spring training. Santana, 35, has not appeared in a major-league game since 2012 due to a torn anterior capsule in his pitching shoulder.
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