Category: Canadian Sports

Akim Aliu set for pro hockey return in Czech league

Akim Aliu will reportedly resume his professional hockey career with HC Litvinov of the Czech Extraliga. According to Sports Illustrated, the 30-year-old former NHL forward will join his new team Wednesday and play the rest of the season, starting with Friday’s game. Aliu, drafted 56th overall by the Chicago Blackhawks in 2007, went public in…

Raptors rely on backcourt to sweep weekend back-to-back

Weeks of getting creative and relying on unusual playing combinations during an injury crisis looked well behind the Raptors as they pulled off a second win in as many nights, beating the Timberwolves 122-112 in Minnesota on Saturday. Fred VanVleet returned to Toronto’s starting lineup after missing five games because of a hamstring injury. He…

Toronto FC officially parts ways with French winger Nicolas Benezet

Toronto FC officially parted ways with French winger Nicolas Benezet on Tuesday, sending his rights to the Colorado Rapids in exchange for $ 50,000 U.S. general allocation money. Toronto will get another $ 50,000 in GAM depending if Benezet starts 75 per cent of all games in 2020. The deal, which had been reported in…

So long, Super Bowl favourites — Titans stun Lamar Jackson’s Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens, the top seed in the AFC playoffs and favourite to win the Super Bowl, were upset Saturday night by the Tennessee Titans, 28-12, losing at home after several costly mistakes by star quarterback Lamar Jackson. The Titans, who have won nine of their last 12 games including the post-season, are the lowest-seeded…