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Masai Ujiri says he's staying with Raptors, hopes to convince Kawhi Leonard to do same

Masai Ujiri calls other teams expressing interest in him a "blessing," but he says he is happy in Toronto, has been able to grow with the Raptors, and his two kids are Canadian.

Transgender hockey pioneer would 'love to see a gay man come out' in NHL

For years, something always felt off when Harrison Browne heard his name announced after scoring a goal. After playing as Hailey Browne early in his career, he is believed to be the first publicly transgender player in professional hockey.
NBA draft

R.J. Barrett expected to lead record number of Canadian selections

Barring any pre-draft trades, the New York Knicks are a good bet to take 19-year-old Duke forward R.J. Barrett of Mississauga, Ont., at No. 3 on Thursday night. Three other Canadians are being talked about as potential first-round picks.

Ex-Jay Happ helps Yankees salvage win in series finale with Blue Jays

Aaron Hicks hit a three-run homer and J.A. Happ worked seven strong innings as the New York Yankees defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 6-2 on Thursday night at Rogers Centre.

Blue Jays make Dasan Brown 1st Canadian taken in 2019 MLB draft

The Toronto Blue Jays have selected the first Canadian in the 2019 Major League Baseball draft, taking Oakville, Ont., outfielder Dasan Brown in the third round (88th overall) on Tuesday.
NBA Finals

Raptors' Lowry willing to play risk-reward game with his body

Taking a charge in the NBA can be an art form. Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry has it down to a science.

Renfroe hits tiebreaking homer in 8th as Padres top Blue Jays

Hunter Renfroe hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the eighth inning as the San Diego Padres extended their winning streak to four games with a 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night.

Jays' Cavan Biggio, Canadian Padre Josh Naylor, make MLB debuts in Toronto

Blue Jays prospect Cavan Biggio, the son of Hall of Famer Craig Biggio, was brought up by Toronto on Friday and set to make his major league debut against San Diego.

Steve Pearce leads Red Sox hit parade in rout of Blue Jays

Ryan Weber threw six strong innings and every Boston starter had at least one hit as the Red Sox clobbered the Toronto Blue Jays 8-2 on Thursday at Rogers Centre.

Red Sox outlast Blue Jays for 13th-inning victory

Boston's Michael Chavis hit a solo homer off Jimmy Cordero in the 13th inning as the Red Sox outlasted the plucky Toronto Blue Jays 6-5 on Wednesday night at Rogers Centre.

Encouraging cancer treatment has snowboarder Max Parrot aiming for August return

Canadian snowboarder Max Parrot has some ambitious plans for the summer once he wraps up chemotherapy treatments in late June.

Twins blast Blue Jays as Montoyo gets ejected for 1st time

Jason Castro, Eddie Rosario and Jorge Polanco hit home runs, Martin Perez recorded a career-best nine strikeouts, and the visiting Minnesota Twins defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 8-0 Monday night.

Canadian tennis star Bianca Andreescu resumes on-court activity

Canadian tennis star Bianca Andreescu, who has rocketed up the WTA Tour rankings after a breakout start to the season, has resumed on-court activity after a five-week break to rest a shoulder injury.

Raptors regroup after worst game of playoffs in loss to Sixers

The Toronto Raptors regrouped Tuesday after an off-night in Game 2 blunted the momentum from a dominant opening performance in their second-round series against Philadelphia.

Timbers put on show for 1st ever win in Toronto

The Portland Timbers scored two highlight-reel goals in a 2-1 victory over Toronto FC on a windswept BMO Field on Saturday afternoon.