Tim Wharnsby

Tim has covered the hockey landscape and other sports in Canada for more than 25 years for CBC Sports, the Globe and Mail and Toronto Sun. He has been to three Winter Olympics, 11 Stanley Cups, a world championship as well as 17 world junior championships, 13 Memorial Cups and 13 University Cups. The native of Waterloo, Ont., always has his eye out for an underdog story.

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Young Blue Jays hitters grounded by Mariners rookie Yusei Kikuchi

Yusei Kikuchi threw a complete-game shutout, and his Seattle Mariners clubbed four home runs in a 7-0 win against the Blue Jays on Sunday. Off the field, Toronto received good news as an MRI on the left knee of Vladimir Guerrero Jr. revealed no serious damage.

Jets' status as Stanley Cup contenders takes hit with loss of several key players

Even though four months have elapsed since the Winnipeg Jets' quick six-game elimination from the playoffs in the first round to the eventual Stanley Cup-champion St. Louis Blues, the outcome still stings. The Jets still are a playoff-bound team, but their contender status has taken a hit with the loss of several key players.

Bo Bichette chasing more hitting history, easing sting of another Jays loss

Bo Bichette knows where he stands in his chase for history. The Blue Jays' 21-year-old rookie shortstop claims he's not thinking too much about his career-opening on-base streak that reached 17 games Wednesday with a sixth-inning double in a 7-3 loss to the Texas Rangers.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. draws standing ovation for 13-pitch at bat

Masahiro Tanaka silenced the Blue Jays productive offence with a three-hitter and the visiting New York Yankees beat Toronto 1-0 Sunday to split a four-game series.

Blue Jays' Guerrero Jr. rises to occasion with game-winning triple

A two-run triple from Blue Jays rookie Vladimir Guerrero Jr. in the seventh inning propelled Toronto past one of the best teams in baseball, the New York Yankees, for a 5-4 win on Saturday.

Flames' eventful off-season still missing signature from Matthew Tkachuk

The Calgary Flames already have experienced an eventful off-season. There was the approval of a new home, they cut ties with Mike Smith and James Neal and nearly traded T.J. Brodie. But the biggest headline grabber has yet to occur — restricted free agent Matthew Tkachuk remains unsigned.

Soccer runs deep for Chicago Blackhawks forward Brendan Perlini

Chicago Blackhawks forward Brendan Perlini spends a lot of his free time following footy. He is a loyal supporter of Manchester United and England. He always has a moment or two to talk about soccer. His passion runs deep for the beautiful game.

Stars and shambles: Ken Holland's job rebuilding the Oilers has just begun

If Peter Chiarelli can make a bad situation worse in 45 months, new general manager Ken Holland needs time to build the Oilers into a contender. There isn't much of a supporting cast around Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.

Rays turn tables on Jays in series finale

Ji-Man Choi, Guillermo Heredia and Willy Adames crushed late-game homers as the Tampa Bay Rays rallied past the Blue Jays 10-9 on Sunday and spoil a strong start from Toronto's Aaron Sanchez.

Blue Jays' Hernandez caps huge comeback with walk-off homer

Teoscar Hernandez crushed his second home run of the game in the bottom of the 12th inning to give the Toronto Blue Jays a wild 10-9 victory against the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday.

Canucks will be better, but serious work remains for GM Jim Benning

The Vancouver Canucks have enjoyed a sound summer of manoeuvres so far, but by no means is GM Jim Benning on easy street. Benning, in his sixth off-season at the helm in Vancouver, is particularly feeling the heat to get the Canucks back into the playoffs.

NHL free agency: Plenty of talented players still up for grabs

The 2019 free-agent summer turns 22 days old on Monday and there are still plenty of talented players up for grabs.

Blue Jays enter all-star break with 34 wins after avoiding sweep

Rookie Trent Thornton pitched six scoreless innings, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. hit his team-leading 16th home run and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the visiting Baltimore Orioles 6-1 on Sunday to avoid a three-game series sweep.

Orioles crush Blue Jays with 4th-inning outburst

Andrew Cashner pitched seven solid innings, Renato Nunez hit a two-run homer and the Baltimore Orioles silenced the Toronto Blue Jays' bats in an 8-1 victory on Saturday.

Orioles tag Jays starter Sanchez with 11th straight loss

Struggling Blue Jays starter Aaron Sanchez surrendered a two-out home run and then two walks as Toronto fell to the Baltimore Orioles 4-1 on Friday.