By Kevin McGran Sports Reporter Fri., Jan. 18, 2019 The Maple Leafs won on Thursday night. Beat a pretty good team in a fairly entertaining game. Frederik Andersen was terrific. Nazem Kadri looked like himself. Patrick Marleau scored. More importantly — if my Mailbag emails are the barometer — William Nylander looked okay too. Most important of all, Jake Gardiner gave away the puck in the third period of a close game and everyone lived to tell the tale. The calm after the storm? The Leafs are by no means out of their doldrums. One game won’t do it. If they can ride their momentum into tonight in Florida – Garret Sparks is in net — then maybe they will have turned the corner. Article Continued Below That’s certainly what they want. Frederik Andersen put it best: “Hopefully we can put a few together now. I think we showed that we’re a pretty good hockey team when we work this hard. It’s what we … [Read more...] about MAILBAG: More Jake Gardiner … and what’s up with Kadri, Babcock?
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By Joseph Pisani The Associated Press Anne D’Innocenzio Fri., Nov. 23, 2018 NEW YORK—Retailers are offering much of their Black Friday deals online, but shoppers still showed up at malls and stores around the country looking for discounts — and also to take in the scene. Kati Anderson said she stopped at Cumberland Mall in Atlanta Friday morning for discounted clothes for her husband as well as “the people watching.” Her friend, Katie Nasworthy, was also hoping to score clothing deals, but said she went to the mall instead of shopping online because she likes to see the Christmas decorations. Black Friday is expected to be the busiest shopping day of the year, according to ShopperTrak, a technology company. And analysts say Black Friday sales should be even bigger than a year ago. They are expected to hit $23 billion (U.S.) on Friday, up from $21 billion during the same year-ago period, according to MasterCard SpendingPulse, which … [Read more...] about U.S. stores fighting for Black Friday sales aim for convenience
Sun., Sept. 23, 2018 Must be Media Day Eve, you’ve got all kinds of good questions here in a rather full mailbag. And before I do something on the women’s game and a couple of Raptors/NBA setup pieces, a load or eight of laundry and clean this joint, here it all is. - Q: Hello Doug: I quite agree that it is probably past time for The Star to set up a pay wall. Just wondering though, how many of your blog readers are like me from outside of Toronto (way outside for me) and are mainly accessing the site to view your blog. I currently pay for my local daily (paper edition) and and also online access to it. When I head to The Star site, it is to view your blog/articles, although I certainly might view a few other articles that catch my interest. I will be interested to see how the pay wall is set up – will everything be behind the wall or will there be limited free access. I wouldn’t mind even paying a reduced fee for limited access but suspect … [Read more...] about Swiss cheese burgers, a lot of Kawhi all the weekend mail
caption Challenge yourself to lead a better life. source Strelka Institute/Flickr/Attribution License It’s time to challenge yourself and improve your life. In order to make a positive change, you’ll likely need to overcome obstacles and bad habits. Check out these life-changing tweaks that might seem hard to adopt at first, but will ultimately pay off. Challenge yourself to lead a better life. Making a change for the better isn’t always easy, but it’s worth the effort all the same. So what tough-but-worthwhile tricks can you start applying to your life today? The posters on this handy Quora thread had some excellent suggestions. Business Insider also scoured the web for other ways you can challenge yourself to live a better life. Here are some uncomfortable habit changes that could ultimately help you improve your life: Wake up extremely early source Phalinn Ooi/flickr Ekin Öcalan said he loves to wake up before sunrise … [Read more...] about Doing these 24 uncomfortable things will pay off forever