More explosive, more powerful, more dominant, there is nothing James Wilder Jr., has done that should now surprise anyone.
Frank Zicarelli, Toronto Sun
Probably Toronto's most knowledgeable basketball columnist, Zicarelli joined the Toronto Sun in 1986 as a high school sports writer. Has covered the Raptors and NBA since the Toronto team's inception. Lives in Toronto.
The Argos held on by the thinnest of margins, an ending one sees only in the CFL, a field goal that goes wide on the final play, the ensuing punt out of the end zone that sealed the deal.
Bear Woods looked around at his new Argos teammates lining up in the huddle and then watched as they ran to the ball.
There are no shortages of unknowns in Argoland, no way of knowing the quality of depth on one side of the ball, what changes will ultimately have to be made, what kind of season will be in store for a franchise that hit rock bottom last season.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — On the last night the Raptors would ever visit the Palace, the same night Kyle Lowry would make his long-awaited return, Toronto played the style of basketball that should serve them well in the post-season.
The basketball enigma better known as Terrence Ross returns to Toronto for the first time Monday night.
This time, the Raptors were able to withstand the Heat -- not only beat the Heat -- but also exact some revenge.
TORONTO — When the season finally wraps up for the Raptors and the post-season begins, no one is going to look back on this moment and recall how a win was produced.
As of Friday afternoon, roughly 500 seats remained unsold for Sunday’s Grey Cup, a paltry number that now sets the stage for a sold-out show.
Ricky Ray hasn’t played since Labour Day, a night when he got drilled by a rush end unblocked with a clear path to the backfield.
There's nowhere for the Argos to turn and no reason to be optimistic about any late-season push when they continue to play like pushovers as they did in Sunday's 38-11 defeat here to the Alouettes.
It was a Labour Day classic in every sense of the word, a night of big plays, a night when the Argos imploded, a night when the Tiger-Cats exploded.
It may end by as early as Sunday evening or the inevitable gets delayed a few days, but one of these days the Raptors will do the unavoidable soul-searching and try to address many of the team’s deficiencies.
VANCOUVER — So close and yet so far away, the Ticats had a chance to win their first Grey Cup since 1999, a game coincidentally played at BC Place against Calgary.
A positional breakdown of Sunday’s Grey Cup pitting the Stamps and Ticats, two teams on the losing end of the CFL’s past two championship games. Calgary lost to the Argonauts in Toronto in 2012, while Hamilton fell to Saskatchewan in Regina last year.
The hoopla, the hype, the theatrics, the staged war of words to draw attention, the noise, they quickly and neatly disappear once game day arrives.
HAMILTON — The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are heading back to the Grey Cup.
Another day, another opportunity for players to speak their minds on the new deal the CFLPA verbally agreed to when some within the membership were prepared to strike.
"As a long-term CFL/Argo fan, I am extremely concerned that the present impasse in contract negotiations will do irreparable damage to the entire league in general and, more specifically, to the Argos, unless a swift resolution is forthcoming.
The dream football matchup is now in place, a rare opportunity for football in southern Ontario to celebrate the uniqueness and charm of three-down football.