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.

Stories

Argos running back James Wilder Jr., powers his way through the Winnipeg defence in yesterday's 29-28 win over the Bombers at BMO Field in Toronto. (Nathan Denette, Canadian Press)

Argos survive nail-biter to reclaim first

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.

Toronto Argonauts head coach Marc Trestman surveys the field during an indoor practice at the Ontario Soccer Centre in Woodbridge. (Jack Boland/Toronto Sun)

Trestman and Popp have short time to analyze Argos roster

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.

Kyle Lowry of the Toronto Raptors tries to maintain control of the ball next to Marcus Morris of the Detroit Pistons during an NBA game on April 5, 2017 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Lowry returns to score 26, lead Raptors over Pistons

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.

While head coach Scott Milanovich (left) is stuck for answers to the Argos losing nine of their past 10 and falling out of the playoff race, GM Jim Barker has made things worse with his costly trade for Drew Willy and not surrounding himself with a more experienced support staff. (Brian Blanco, photo)

Argos' demise starts at the top

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.

Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan shoots the ball as Wizards forward Drew Gooden (right) and centre Marcin Gortat try to make the block during fourth-quarter action in Game 3. (USA TODAY SPORTS/PHOTO)

Raptors simply not built to win in playoffs

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.

Jon Cornish runs through a drill during a Calgary Stampeders practice at McMahon Stadium in Calgary. (LYLE ASPINALL/QMI Agency)

Stampeders have huge edge over Tiger-Cats

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.

CFL Commissioner Mark Cohon. (AL CHAREST/QMI Agency)

Argos have most to lose to potential labour disruption

"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.