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VanVleet: Timing of restart amid racial unrest "sucks," but he likes BLM focus

VanVleet: Timing of restart amid racial unrest "sucks," but he likes BLM focus

Fred VanVleet wishes he could wear "everybody's name ever" on the back of his Toronto Raptors jersey in honour of the Black Lives Matter movement.

NHL says 26 players have tested positive for COVID-19 since June 8

TORONTO — The NHL says 26 players have tested positive for COVID-19 since Phase 2 of its return-to-play protocol started June 8. The numbers released Monday include four new cases in addition to 11 positive results previously announced June 19.

Toronto FC, Whitecaps say no one has tested positive for COVID-19 at their club

Toronto FC and the Vancouver Whitecaps say no one at their club has tested positive for COVID-19. The Montreal Impact, who announced in mid-April that a club employee had tested positive, did not want to discuss the issue.

Alberta heavyweight Tanner (The Bulldozer) Boser makes US$24,000 for UFC win

Alberta heavyweight Tanner (The Bulldozer) Boser made US$24,000, including a $12,000 win bonus, for his knockout win over Brazil's Philipe (Monstro) Lins on Saturday's UFC Fight Night show in Las Vegas.
Netflix series to dramatize Kaepernick's path to activism

Netflix series to dramatize Kaepernick's path to activism

LOS ANGELES — Colin Kaepernick is joining with Emmy-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay on a Netflix drama series about the teenage roots of the former NFL player’s activism.
COVID-19 pandemic impacting television host Izumi's business and personal lives

COVID-19 pandemic impacting television host Izumi's business and personal lives

The COVID-19 pandemic has left its mark on TV fishing host Bob Izumi's professional and personal life. The affable Izumi resumed filming for his Real Fishing television show about two-and-a-half weeks ago due to the outbreak.
MMA fighter Rory (Red King) MacDonald turns film-maker with digital series

MMA fighter Rory (Red King) MacDonald turns film-maker with digital series

While the Professional Fighters League is on hiatus due to COVID-19, training and family are keeping Canadian MMA fighter Rory (Red King) MacDonald busy.
AP source: Patriots sign QB Cam Newton to replace Tom Brady

AP source: Patriots sign QB Cam Newton to replace Tom Brady

BOSTON — The New England Patriots have reached an agreement with free-agent quarterback Cam Newton, bringing in the 2015 NFL Most Valuable Player to help the team move on from three-time MVP Tom Brady, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Ass
A long-overdue 'Tip of the Cap' to baseball's Black pioneers

A long-overdue 'Tip of the Cap' to baseball's Black pioneers

Barack Obama tipped his cap. So did three other former U.S. presidents and a host of prominent civil rights leaders, entertainers and sports greats in a virtual salute to the 100-year anniversary of the founding of baseball’s Negro Leagues.
Blue Jays name 58 players to club player pool for 2020 season

Blue Jays name 58 players to club player pool for 2020 season

TORONTO — The Toronto Blue Jays have named 58 players to their club player pool for the 2020 season. Toronto made the announcement on Sunday, three days before training camp is expected to begin.