An unexpected loss derailed the Toronto Maple Leafs from their hottest stretch of the season, but a return home could again right the ship. The Maple Leafs look for their NHL-leading 15th home win when they face the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night. Goaltender Jonathan Bernier will get the nod in net for the Maple Leafs.
Raptors unveil controversial look of the future ahead of fifth straight win
As the Raptors continued their historic start to the campaign, the basketball world got a glimpse of the franchise's future with the release of the team's new logo on Friday, a look that has been introduced to mixed reviews. The Raptors followed up the announcement with their fifth straight win, a 110-100 decision over the Detroit Pistons. Josh Lewenberg has the details from Detroit.
Russia beats Canada in overtime in first pre-tournament game
Canada's world junior team dominated the play in its first pre-tournament game Friday night against Russia. But players on the bubble did little to distinguish themselves and forwards Jason Dickinson, Michael Dal Colle, and Rourke Chartier, along with defenceman Haydn Fleury were cut after the game. First-liners Anthony Duclair and Max Domi were the best players on the ice in a 2-1 overtime loss to Russia at Air Canada Centre.
Raptors hand Pistons 12th straight home loss; Fields leaves after hard fall
Jonas Valanciunas scored 17 points to lead a balanced offence as the Toronto Raptors beat Detroit 110-100 on Friday night, handing the Pistons their 12th straight home loss. Brandon Jennings scored 22 points to lead Detroit, which extended its single-season franchise record for consecutive home losses.
Ferraro: What should Leafs do with Gardiner?
TSN Hockey Analyst Ray Ferraro joins Leafs Lunch to discuss Jake Gardiner's continued inconsistency and asks whether the Leafs need to decide if it's time to move on from him. Ray says he can't envision the Leafs being able to afford both Franson and Gardiner, and thinks that Franson is the better choice for the team.
Ujiri: Goal is to build sustained success
Raptors GM Masai Ujiri joins Macko & Cauz to chat about what the Raptors have to do to build a perennial playoff contender and reflects on his journey to the NBA.
Raptors unveil sleek new logo in short video
The Toronto Raptors' basketball-dribbling dinosaur logo will soon be extinct. The NBA team has unveiled a sleek new logo that's a silver basketball, ripped by dinosaur claw marks, inside a red circle. The current dinosaur logo will be retired after this season.
McCarthy: Leafs quick to turn page on loss in Carolina
Following a somewhat predictable letdown in Carolina on Thursday night – a 4-1 loss that snapped a season high six-game winning streak, it was clear that the team’s focus was solely pointed at rebounding on Saturday night against the Philadelphia Flyers.
Blue Jays sign Canadian LHP Albers
The Toronto Blue Jays have signed left-hander Andrew Albers to a minor league contract. Albers, a native of North Battleford, Sask. last picthed in the majors in 2013 as a member of the Minnesota Twins.
Defoe the distraction as Toronto FC lays out its future plans
While the media sat patiently throughout a 90-minute presentation from Tim Bezbatchenko and Greg Vanney on Toronto FC's future vision, the moment the meeting went into "added time" and a question period, the only topic anyone wanted to talk about was Jermain Defoe. Only once this Defoe soap opera ends, one way or another, can any kind of vision for success in 2015 be taken seriously.
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