March 16, 1996 |
Wendel Clark's return to Toronto could hardly have been scripted better. In his first game since being reacquired by the Maple Leafs, Clark scored the first goal and added an assist last night in Toronto's 3-0 victory over the visiting Dallas Stars. The capacity crowd of 15,700 was chanting his name before and after the game, and Clark took a curtain call to a thunderous ovation as the game's No. 1 star. "This is a great bunch of fans here and I'm as happy or happier to see them I think than they are to see me," Clark said.
April 10, 1996 |
Canada's Jessica DiMauro and Andrew Slater reached the quarterfinals of the World's Open Mixed Doubles Squash Championship after a closely contested four-game match last night at the Cynwyd Club. The Toronto pair prevailed, 15-9, 7-15, 18-15, 15-14, over Liz Irving of Australia and Rob Hill, a former Princeton player. DiMauro, No. 1 on the Penn varsity, and Slater, a Cynwyd Club pro, rallied from 11-13 to gain a lead of two games to one in overtime. Their lead of 14-12 in the fourth game failed to stand up, and they were tied at 14. Slater gambled and declared "no set" for his team - he could have chosen a three-point playoff.
April 29, 2003 |
Alex Rodriguez will be easy to find between the Texas Rangers' three-game series in Toronto that begins tonight. "If you need me, I'll be in my room," Rodriguez said. The All-Star shortstop won't be alone at the team's hotel. "There won't be any going out to dinner or going to the mall this time," catcher Einar Diaz said. Texas players plan to take all necessary precautions during their trip to Toronto because of the dangers of SARS. The Canadian city is dealing with more than 250 cases of severe acute respiratory syndrome and 21 deaths.
March 6, 2012
Dwight Howard had 36 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Orlando Magic past the Raptors, 92-88, Monday night in Toronto. Ryan Anderson also had a double-double for the Magic - who have won five of seven and nine of 12 - tallying 19 points and 13 boards. DeMar DeRozan scored 23 for the Raptors, who have not won back-to-back games since road wins over Phoenix and Utah on Jan. 24 and 25. Toronto has gone 6-13 since. Warriors beat up Wizards Monta Ellis scored 25 points and Klay Thompson added 18 to lead the Golden State Warriors in a 120-100 rout of the Wizards in Washington.
May 5, 1994 |
Toronto picked the right time for its first victory of the season over the San Jose Sharks. Mark Osborne scored a key shorthanded goal in the second period and the host Maple Leafs routed the Sharks last night, 5-1, to tie their Western Conference semifinal series at a game apiece. "We hadn't even had a lead in a game against them very often," Osborne said. "This was a confidence-booster for us. " Toronto beat San Jose for the first time in six games. The Maple Leafs were 0-2-2 against the Sharks during the regular season.
October 15, 1993 |
You've got tickets. Lucky you. Or you're going to Toronto on a wing, a prayer, and standby. Either way, you'll need help getting around. Here's a guide to all you'll need to enjoy your stay, other than a Phillies World Series sweep. GETTING THERE Flight time: 1 hour, 18 minutes. If a travel agent owes you a favor, this is the time to cash in. Flights from Philadelphia to Toronto that don't connect through Tokyo are very, very hard to come by. Driving distance: 495 miles.
October 21, 1986 |
The 76ers won 54 games last season and came within a jump shot of reaching the playoff semifinals. They examined their personnel, then traded away three players and four draft choices, let three fringe guys drift overseas and let a veteran amble off into retirement. "I hated that," Wilt Chamberlain said yesterday. "When I was with the Lakers, we'd win, we'd change two guys and it could change the harmony, the cohesiveness. We weren't the same. "I think the Celtics proved it - you keep guys, teams together for as long as you can. " Maybe, at 50, Chamberlain can't make the moves he once could, but he still can make news.
December 17, 2012
Jose Calderon collected 18 points, 14 assists, and 10 rebounds to lead shorthanded Toronto over the visiting Houston Rockets, 103-96, on Sunday. Calderon started for the third consecutive game in place of Kyle Lowry, who has a tear in his right triceps. Andrea Bargnani also is out with a torn ligament in his right elbow. Calderon held Rockets guard Jeremy Lin to just seven points and two assists the day before Lin faces his former team, the New York Knicks, at Madison Square Garden.
October 3, 1989 |
There are few more predictable events than the day-before-the-series media gathering. Canned questions. Trite answers. Hear no evil, speak no evil - especially about your opponent. The Toronto Blue Jays were predictably boring on the eve of tonight's first game of the best-of-seven American League Championship Series (Channel 3, 8 o'clock), and spent the time dealing out the usual platitudes. The Oakland A's, however, were sort of like, well, the old Oakland Raiders. "It's been a team effort," Toronto manager Cito Gaston said when asked to describe how the Blue Jays came from behind to catch and pass the Baltimore Orioles in the stretch to win the Eastern Division.
March 26, 2000 |
The Toronto Rock rallied in the second half last night to defeat the Wings, 15-13, in a National Lacrosse League game and move into first place. Tom Marecheck scored four goals and added four assists for the Wings (5-3), who played in front of 16,544 fans at the First Union Center. Toronto (6-3) fell behind by 8-4 midway through the second quarter but scored the next five goals.