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March 16, 1996 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
SPORTS
April 10, 1996 | By Mayer Brandschain, FOR THE INQUIRER
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.
SPORTS
April 29, 2003 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
May 5, 1994 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
NEWS
October 15, 1993 | by Becky Batcha, Daily News Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
October 21, 1986 | By PHIL JASNER, Daily News Sports Writer
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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
October 3, 1989 | By Dick Jerardi, Daily News Sports Writer
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.
SPORTS
March 26, 2000 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
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.
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August 18, 2016 | By Samantha Melamed, Staff Writer
'I fully understand and appreciate that axes of any size are potentially dangerous objects. " So begins the rather unusual 11-point liability waiver visitors must sign to enter what is, perhaps, the newest sign of gentrification in East Kensington: Urban Axes , the nation's first indoor, competitive, BYOB ax-throwing arena. It's backed by four partners: two Philadelphia men, and a couple who moved from Philadelphia to Toronto in 2013 and encountered a quirky, distinctly Canadian brand of fun they didn't know they were missing.
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July 28, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
Zach Eflin reached for his phone last month as the Phillies bus departed Rogers Center and rolled toward Toronto's airport. He had just allowed nine runs in less than three innings. It seemed as if the afternoon - Eflin's major-league debut - could not have gone any worse. But as he sat on the bus, Eflin tweeted that it "was an incredible day. " He thanked his family and friends, writing that "words cannot describe the emotions I felt on the mound. " And that is how Eflin moved on so quickly from a day that could have sent the rookie spiraling down.
SPORTS
June 17, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
After Jeremy Hellickson threw his 107th and final pitch of a so-so start, the scoreboard graphics on the right-field wall at Citizens Bank Park flickered for a few seconds to accidentally show Hellickson as a member of the Blue Jays. It is almost a guarantee that Hellickson pitches for a new team sometime in July; Toronto is a possible fit. For now, on every fifth day, the Phillies prefer that the 29-year-old righthander improve his trade value. He was not his best Wednesday in a 7-2 loss to Toronto.
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June 14, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
Larry Eflin's cellphone chose an inopportune time to run out of battery power Friday afternoon. The father of Phillies pitcher Zach Eflin, who will make his major-league debut Tuesday in Toronto, was in a meeting at work when his son was trying to call him with the news. Larry Eflin returned to his car, plugged in his phone, and saw a text message from his son's former high school coach. "It just said, 'Hell yeah,' " Larry Eflin said by telephone Sunday afternoon from central Florida.
SPORTS
April 9, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
 Less than 24 hours after a disheartening showdown defeat in Detroit, the Flyers lost to the NHL's worst team Thursday and damaged their playoff hopes.  Toronto 4, Flyers 3.  In overtime.  Jake Gardiner scored on a power-play blast with 2 minutes, 9 seconds left to give the Maple Leafs the win.  The Flyers suffered their third straight loss and their playoff chances took a hit - after the team entered the week in the driver's seat.  The Flyers had a second-period goal negated because of incidental contact, ruled because a sliding Claude Giroux brushed into goalie Jonathan Bernier.
TRAVEL
March 28, 2016
Answer : Florence. Ontario's capital and the capital of Italy's Tuscany region are both at 43.7 degrees north latitude.  
NEWS
March 20, 2016 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
IN THE WEEKS leading up to the 2014 NBA draft, analytics devotees - especially those who follow the Sixers - climbed aboard the Nik Stauskas train. He appeared to fit nicely into the template for the new-age NBA team that cherishes three-point shooting more than ever. His rise from Canadian skate rat to NBA prospect was fascinating. Stauskas loved to skateboard and snowboard as a kid but concentrated on basketball as he grew older, becoming a scoring prodigy. His high school in suburban Toronto nearly lost its basketball program for lack of a coach, so his father coached.
SPORTS
March 4, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
DUNEDIN, Fla. - Vincent Velasquez's fastball consistently touched 96 mph on Wednesday afternoon in his first spring outing as the righthander wasted little time in gearing up his arm. Velasquez pitched two innings of the Phillies' 4-4 tie with Toronto, allowing three runs on three hits. He mixed in a hard slider, curveball, and change-up to strike out three batters. Velasquez cruised through the third before yielding a two-run triple in the fourth. He zipped a 96-mph fastball to his very first batter.
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February 22, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
TORONTO - Maybe they should rename Flyers' overtime games Ghosttime . Twenty-nine seconds into overtime, Shayne Gostisbehere's goal lifted the Flyers to an important 5-4 win over Toronto at the Air Canada Center on Saturday night. It was the speedy defenseman's fourth overtime goal this season, the most in NHL history by a rookie. "Ghost," right winger Wayne Simmonds said, "is an overtime killer. " "He's unbelievable. He's extremely confident and he always wants the puck out there," Brayden Schenn said after the Flyers moved to within three points of a playoff spot.
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February 15, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER
TORONTO - The first time is always special, but this one is at home. Those are Kyle Lowry's sentiments about participating in his second straight NBA All-Star Game. Like last season, the Toronto Raptors point guard was voted as an Eastern Conference starter for the game Sunday night here at the Air Canada Centre. "Now, it's home to me," said Lowry, a Philadelphia native who spent the last four seasons of his 10-year career in Toronto. "It's my hometown, where I play every night," he added.
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