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.

Latest from Tim Wharnsby

Rangers snap Maple Leafs' 6-game win streak in OT

Tony DeAngelo scored in overtime as the New York Rangers beat the Maple Leafs 5-4 on Saturday, snapping Toronto's win streak at six games.

VanVleet's return buoys ailing Raptors in tight win over Wizards

Guard Fred VanVleet returned to help an ailing Raptors roster with a solid 18 points, nine rebounds and eight assists, pushing Toronto to a 122-118 win against the Washington Wizards on Friday.
Week 20

Argos cast off Redblacks with dominant 2nd half in home finale

Quarterbacks McLeod Bethel-Thompson, Dakota Prukop and Canadian Michael O'Connor combined for five touchdown passes in the Toronto Argonauts' 39-9 win against the struggling Ottawa Redblacks on Saturday.

Bianca Andreescu courtside for Raptors' 1st game in Toronto since NBA Finals

Zach LaVine scored 26 points and his Chicago Bulls hit 18 three-point jumpers in a 105-91 pre-season victory over the defending NBA champion Toronto Raptors on Sunday.

Rays clinch playoff spot after downing Blue Jays

An excellent outing from Tommy Pham helped the Tampa Bay Rays clinch an American League wild-card berth with a 6-2 win against the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday.

Grichuk's 2 homers for Blue Jays backs T.J. Zeuch's 1st MLB win

Randal Grichuk snapped a tie with a three-run blast in the fifth inning for his second homer of the game to give the Blue Jays a 6-4 win over the visiting New York Yankees on Sunday. That was enough support for T.J. Zeuch to post his first major league win.

Brett Gardner, Bronx Bombers bash Blue Jays

Veteran outfielder Brett Gardner knocked in five runs with two homers and a double to help Canadian lefty James Paxton win his ninth start in a row as the New York Yankees blew out the Toronto Blue Jays 13-3 on Saturday.

Bo Bichette hits walk-off homer in 12th as Jays beat Yankees

Bo Bichette led off the bottom of the 12th inning with a towering home run to left field to give the Toronto Blue Jays a 6-5 victory against the mighty New York Yankees on Friday.

Mitch Marner's contract status looms large over Leafs as camp nears

To prepare you for the opening of NHL training camps in mid-September, CBC Sports will do a deep dive on one of the seven Canadian-based clubs every Thursday. The Toronto Maple Leafs are examined in the seventh and final installment.

Ottawa Senators poised to spend season in NHL basement, here's why

The fall from promise to unpleasant was swift after the Ottawa Senators reached the 2016-17 East final. At least they own their first-round pick this season.

Canadiens' playoff hopes will continue to live and die with Carey Price

The Montreal Canadiens appear to be on the upswing. But, as was the case in recent seasons, whether or not they will advance to the playoffs will depend on the play of their prized goalie Carey Price.

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.