Smith Jr. belts first big league homer

May 24, 2018

TORONTO — A pair of injuries created the opportunity for Dwight Smith Jr., and now the 25-year-old is doing what he can to make the most of it. The Blue Jays outfielder came through with the first home run of his career during the sixth inning of Thursday afternoon’s game against the Angels at Rogers Centre. According to Statcast™, the solo shot to right field was projected to travel 361…

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Darryl Sittler – Toronto Maple Leafs Legend

Darryl Sittler, the most popular player in Toronto Maple Leafs history, captured the imagination of hockey fans everywhere. In his 15-year NHL career, he scored 484 goals, 637 assists, and 1,121 points in the regular season. And although he scored another 29 goals in the playoffs, his most famous tally came in overtime against Czechoslovakia to win the Canada Cup in 1976. Sittler is tied to two of the best remembered and most…

May 23, 2018
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Maple Leafs & Dubas: Surprising but Right Choice

Kyle Dubas was hired as the 17th general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs last week, a promotion from his previous position as assistant GM. The choice to hire him over fellow assistant GM, Mark Hunter, surprised many but it was not only the planned choice, it was the right one. Kyle Dubas Was Shanahan’s Guy from Beginning Since joining the Maple Leafs organization Shanahan and others have spoken of…

May 18, 2018
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Is Maple Leafs’ Nylander a Centre?

One would expect the top priority in the coming weeks for the Toronto Maple Leafs to be finalising an extension for one of their top young talents, William Nylander. Not only is the offensive dynamo in need of a new contract, the Maple Leafs are no doubt eager to get a deal done before Jul. 1, given the fact Nylander will be eligible – and therefore the Leafs at risk…

May 18, 2018
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Sanchez struggles with control in loss to A's

May 18, 2018

TORONTO — Blue Jays manager John Gibbons talked at length on Thursday afternoon about his hope that a recent strong outing by J.A. Happ would create some momentum for his starting rotation. It didn’t happen. Toronto’s starting woes resurfaced yet again, as right-hander Aaron Sanchez was chased from a 10-5 loss to the A’s in the fifth inning. Sanchez displayed erratic command throughout his outing, as he allowed four runs…

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Off the Crossbar: Dubas to Lead Leafs After He’s Done with His Homework

Toronto Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan ushered in a new and radical era for the team by naming twelve-year-old Kyle Dubas as the team’s 17th general manager in franchise history. Dubas, is now the youngest GM in NHL history, a full three weeks younger than the Arizona Coyotes’ John Chayka. He’s 63 years younger than the man he’s replacing, former longtime New Jersey Devils executive Lou Lamoriello. .@MapleLeafs name @kyledubas…

May 17, 2018
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A look at Blue Jays after 1st quarter

May 17, 2018

At the quarter-season mark, the American League East has basically been a clash between traditional heavyweights, New York and Boston. However, there’s a lot of baseball to be played in the summer of 2018. Will the Yankees or Red Sox run away with it? Or will the Blue Jays, Orioles or Rays find a way to fight their way back into contention? Here’s a look at where each of the…

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