DeRozan leads renewed Raptors to success over Celtics

Significantly less than 3 minutes into Toronto’s Asian Conference struggle against Ma on Friday, Serge Ibaka swatted away an attempt by Isaiah Thomas subsequently won over a prolonged pullup jumper on Toronto’s next property. The group roared because the ball moved across the side before eventually falling through the ring. Over a nighttime DeMar DeRozan won a vocation-substantial 43 items, Ibaka produced his Toronto introduction a one. The beginner won 15 details Read more [...]

Because he produced the majors, outfielder Billy Burns has received pets by his area

Billy Burns keeps getting allocated to group mascot obligation. If the Oakland Athletics first called-up the outfielder in October, 2014, he'd traveling using a fish within his rookie hazing. “I needed it to all-the clubhouses,” Burns stated. “It was harder to hold that’s, for sure.” The goldfish’s ending was in Kansas City, where Oakland lost a four-function, eighth-inning cause and dropped the AL wildcard game 9-8 in 12 innings. “That was the Read more [...]

Claudio Ranieri was fired by Leicester at airport hotel

Leicester's owners decided to sack Claudio Ranieri before the Champions League game in Seville Ranieri was sacked at the airport hotel after the squad arrived back from Spain Senior players want to see former manager Nigel Pearson reappointed  By Matt Lawton for the Daily Mail and Laurie Whitwell for the Daily Mail The full details of Claudio Ranieri’s sacking by Leicester City emerged last night and Sportsmail can reveal: The club’s Thai owners let him take charge Read more [...]

Europa League draw: Who can Man Utd face, time and TV info

The draw for the last 16 of the Europa League takes place on Friday morning Manchester United qualified on Wednesday night but Tottenham crashed out Ajax, Lyon, Roma and Schalke are also in the hat for the draw in Nyon By Sportsmail Reporter The draw for the Europa League last 16 takes place in Nyon on Friday morning, with Manchester United eagerly awaiting their fate. Henrikh Mkhitaryan's first-half strike in Saint-Etienne on Wednesday night helped added to Zlatan Ibrahimovic's first-leg Read more [...]

MLB’s rule change forgets that baseball takes as long as it needs

Stacey May Fowles is a Toronto-based writer. Her book, Baseball Life Advice, will be available April 11. On Tuesday evening, ESPN’s Howard Bryant reported that Major League Baseball had approved a rule change that aims to replace the four-pitch intentional walk with a signal from the dugout. That means that instead of a pitcher deliberately tossing balls at a hitter deemed likely to do some real scoreboard damage, a simple gesture can instead get him Read more [...]

Arsenal star Santi Cazorla out for rest of the season

Santi Cazorla has been ruled out for the rest of the season with ankle problem  Cazorla has not played since October, and has undergone surgery  He was expected back in March, but has suffered another setback Arsene Wenger confirmed last month that he is not yet able to run  By Sami Mokbel for MailOnline Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla has now been ruled out for the season with a long-term ankle injury, as predicted in Sportsmail last month. Cazorla hasn't played since Read more [...]

Magic Johnson takes over Lakers after GM Mitch Kupchak fired

Magic Johnson is leading the Los Angeles Lakers again after a major shake-up of the struggling franchise’s front office. Lakers owner Jeanie Buss fired general manager Mitch Kupchak on Tuesday and put Johnson in charge of basketball operations. Jeanie Buss also removed her brother, Jim, from his job as the Lakers’ executive vice-president of basketball operations. Jim Buss retains his ownership stake in the team, but Jeanie Buss has final say Read more [...]

Blue Jays’ Smoak aims to overcome struggles, prove his value

Justin Smoak is a good old boy from Goose Creek, S.C., a lanky, laconic sort whose playful sense of humour helps to keep things loose at the Toronto Blue Jays’ spring-training camp. “I’ve seen you around,” the big man has been known to say in his southern drawl when you sidle over to his locker hoping for a word or two. The Blue Jays were conducting infield drills the other day, and Smoak took up his spot at first base. “What’s the Read more [...]

Bookies who corrupted the season’s most romantic game

Wayne Shaw has been sacked by Sutton United after scoffing a pie in the dugout Bookies Sun Bet were offering odds of 8-1 for Shaw to eat a pie during the match  Nobody’s so hungry that they cannot wait until the final whistle, so it was a stunt English football has not done enough to keep gambling industry at arm’s length  The actions of the goalkeeper made National League Sutton look like a pub team At what point do publicity bets stop being fun and start influencing the game?  By Read more [...]

Blue Jays’ Stroman finds happiness, comfort on the mound

Marcus Stroman is normally an ebullient type, bounding around the Toronto Blue Jays clubhouse here during spring training like he doesn’t have a care in the world. His flashy new hair style is usually covered up in a blue do-rag and he seems constantly in a hurry to get to somewhere important, be it the weight room, the dining hall or the baseball field. A large, presumably gold, chain is often dangling around his neck with his HDMH (Height Doesn’t Read more [...]