By Doug Smith Sports Reporter Sun., Oct. 28, 2018 Another week in the books, another busy week coming up and this to get through on a damp, dank day here. Have fun. - Q: Hi Doug, Am I the only one who isn't too interested in this World Series? I feel like I can always find a plucky underdog to root for (mostly because I want to), but these teams are just so ... unlikeable. From the massive payrolls, to JD Martinez and his Nazi tweets and Manny Machado turning from forgotten-superstar-on-a-terrible-team to baseball-bad-guy I just don't really want either team to win. Article Continued Below Thanks, A: I have to mention that this was written before the epic game of Friday night but even with that one, and it was special, I agree with you. A couple of reasons: There’s no Cinderella story, no big underdog and while I have great respect and admiration for each manager and I’m a bit of a David Price fan, there’s no compelling … [Read more...] about A mainly boring World Series and the first trade of the year
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By Vjosa Isai Staff Reporter Fatima Syed Staff Reporter Victoria Gibson Staff Reporter Andrea Gordon Education Reporter Sara Mojtehedzadeh Work and Wealth Reporter Michele Henry Staff Reporter Marco Chown Oved Investigative Reporter Jesse McLean Investigative Reporter Wed., April 25, 2018 Sohe Chung is the latest victim of Monday’s van rampage independently confirmed by the Star, as police and the coroner work toward identifying the 10 people killed. Her story joins those of Anne Marie D’Amico, Dorothy Sewell, Munir Najjar, Chul Min “Eddie” Kang, Betty Forsyth and Renuka Amarasinghe — who were all killed when a white rental van rammed pedestrians along a stretch of Yonge St. between Finch and Sheppard Aves. Fourteen others were injured. Here’s what we know about the victims so far. We will add more names and stories in the … [Read more...] about 10 people dead, 14 injured: Sohe Chung the latest victim of the Yonge St. van rampage identified
By Tess Kalinowski Real Estate Reporter Sat., March 31, 2018 It should be an urban paradise — a green expanse punctuated by neighbourhoods of modern, urban townhomes wound along leafy, walkable streets interspersed with bike paths, all offset with open, celebratory public spaces and sheltering woodlands. That’s the vision. It is portrayed in a video by Canada Lands Co., the federal agency that owns and manages the former military property at Downsview. It is also enshrined in the city’s secondary plan for the area. On paper, the 232-hectare, federally owned Downsview Park, near Sheppard Ave. W. and Keele St., is a civic jewel. It attracts 236,000 visitors a year to concerts and cultural events. According to the Canada Lands website, about 1,400 sports teams play at the 485,000 sq. ft. Hangar sports complex. By the time Canada Lands’ plan is fully realized, the government’s property manager says 119 hectares — an area about … [Read more...] about Could Downsview — one of the city’s last remaining blank canvases — be Toronto’s next ‘it’ neighbourhood?
The death of Sir Roger Bannister, the first man to break the four-minute mile barrier, gave us a reminder of the days when a lot of the top sports men and women were amateurs, having regular occupations, and participated in sport in their spare time. In Britain, while football, golf and rugby league were professional for those at the top, other popular sports, primarily athletics, rugby union and tennis (until 1968) were still essentially amateur. Let's first savour Bannister's wonderful achievement on the blustery afternoon of May 6, 1954 at Oxford's modest Iffley Road track in front of 1,500 spectators. Many felt it was impossible to break four minutes which is why it became such a landmark in athletics history. As a kid, that night I saw a newsreel of the race on the BBC's Sportsview. The dramatic scenes of Bannister collapsing in exhaustion in the arms of officials just after crossing the line remained embedded in my mind. He looked like a man who had pushed himself beyond the … [Read more...] about Bannister one of the last great amateurs
After months of enthralling football action and a postseason filled with solid games, we’ve finally made it to the Super Bowl. On Sunday the Philadelphia Eagles will face the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis. One team is looking to further cement its legacy as the greatest dynasty in football history, and the other hoping to bring its first ever Lombardi Trophy home to the City of Brotherly Love. But it’s not just a compelling contest as a football fan – it’s also the greatest gambling day of the year. Through the playoffs, we’ve been betting every game against the spread, plus picking a few props to hopefully pick up a little cash. After a solid week last week, we’re back in the black, and this week we leave every hypothetical dime we have on the line. As a Philadelphia native, I obviously have a dog in this fight, but I vow I’ve done my best to prevent my green-tinted glassed from altering my view of what … [Read more...] about The 27 best bets you can make on the greatest gambling day of the year — Super Bowl Sunday