Keefe vows to make most of long Leaf layoff — Toronto Sun

What do Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and Sheldon Keefe have in common? All three can’t wait for November. For Maple Leafs coach Keefe, the pain and humiliation will linger from losing a qualifying-round playoff series that was there for the taking. But the first eight months of 2020 have already provided 20/20 hindsight, helping him […]

Keefe vows to make most of long Leaf layoff — Toronto Sun

LeBron James scores 1,500 points for 17th straight season, tying Kareem — LeBron Wire

The Los Angeles Lakers star scored 1,700 points for the 17th straight season, joining fellow Laker Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the only one.

LeBron James scores 1,500 points for 17th straight season, tying Kareem — LeBron Wire

WOLSTAT: Five things we’ve learned about the Raptors in the bubble — Toronto Sun

The Toronto Raptors will conclude their bizarre regular season on Friday afternoon against Denver. The playoffs will begin on Monday. Read More

WOLSTAT: Five things we’ve learned about the Raptors in the bubble — Toronto Sun

TFC resumes season Tuesday with no fans

TORONTO FC SET TO CONTINUE MLS REGULAR SEASON

Toronto FC announced today that the club will continue the 2020 MLS Regular Season beginning on Tuesday, August 18, playing host to Vancouver Whitecaps FC at BMO Field. Toronto FC will play six matches against Canadian rivals, Montreal Impact and Vancouver between August 18 and September 9 in Phase One of the revised regular season schedule. All matches will be broadcast on TSN. In addition, the three matches at BMO Field will be played with no fans in attendance and following strict public health direction to protect the health and safety of both teams.

Toronto FC and Vancouver Whitecaps FC will meet on Tuesday, August 18, with kick-off at 8:00 p.m. ET and Friday, August 21 at 8:00 p.m. ET. Toronto FC’s final home match in the six-match schedule will be on Tuesday, September 1 against the Montreal Impact at 8:00 p.m. ET. TFC will travel to Montreal on Friday, August 28 and Wednesday, September 9 and make one trip to Vancouver on Saturday, September 5.

Toronto FC currently sit second place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 2-0-3 with 9 points.

TORONTO FC SCHEDULE

Tuesday, August 18 – Vancouver Whitecaps FC – 8:00 p.m. ET – TSN

Friday, August 21 – Vancouver Whitecaps FC – 8:00 p.m. ET – TSN

Friday, August 28 – at Montreal Impact – 8:00 p.m. ET – TSN

Tuesday, September 1 – Montreal Impact – 8:00 p.m. ET – TSN

Saturday, September 5 – at Vancouver Whitecaps FC – 9:30 p.m. ET – TSN

Wednesday, September 9 – at Montreal Impact – 8:00 p.m. ET – TSN

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Rockets unsure of Westbrook’s status for playoffs — VOICE OF THE HWY

4:21 PM ET Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook‘s availability for the beginning of the NBA playoffs is uncertain after an MRI revealed a strained muscle in his right quadriceps, the team announced Wednesday. Westbrook will not play in the remainder of the seeding schedule and will be reevaluated before the playoffs begin next week. The […]

Rockets unsure of Westbrook’s status for playoffs — VOICE OF THE HWY

Celtics Have Signed Head Coach Brad Stevens To Contract Extension — NESN.com

Brad Stevens is going to find himself walking the halls of both the TD Garden and the Auerbach Center for years to come. The Boston Celtics signed the head coach to a contract extension Wednesday, the team announced. Terms of Stevens’ contact, however, were not disclosed. Stevens, 43, was named the franchise’s head coach on July…

Celtics Have Signed Head Coach Brad Stevens To Contract Extension — NESN.com

The Masters to be played without fans at Augusta — Press Telegram

The Masters, known as much for the roars as the raw beauty of Augusta National, will be on mute this year. The club decided Wednesday there will be no spectators. That means all three majors in this year of COVID-19 will not have fans, and the silence figures to be most deafening at Augusta National…

The Masters to be played without fans at Augusta — Press Telegram

What Ramón Laureano’s suspension means for the A’s — Times-Standard

OAKLAND — Major League Baseball laid down the hammer on A’s outfielder Ramón Laureano and Houston Astros hitting coach Alex Cintrón following Sunday’s skirmish. By all accounts, it seemed fair. Laureano appealed his six-game suspension, a punishment for charging the Astros’ dugout and causing the benches to clear. Cintrón will serve his hefty 20-game suspension…

What Ramón Laureano’s suspension means for the A’s — Times-Standard

Blue Jays walk it off in extras to avoid botching Buffalo debut — Toronto Sun

BUFFALO — Bo Bichette admitted that when he first came here to the city and specifically to Sahlen Field, his expectations were low for a warm and fuzzy home feeling. Read More

Blue Jays walk it off in extras to avoid botching Buffalo debut — Toronto Sun