Latest Ontario News

FILE - In this July 17, 2001, file photo, a view of Telluride, Colo. appears nestled in a valley from the top of Mount St. Sophia. The Telluride Film Festival, the annual film retreat held in the Colorado mountains and one of the fall movie season's top launching pads, has been canceled. Festival organizers said Tuesday that its 47th edition, scheduled for Labor Day weekend, has been scuttled entirely due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski/File)

Telluride Film Festival canceled due to pandemic

Jul. 14, 2020 4:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Telluride Film Festival, the annual film retreat held in the Colorado mountains and one of the fall movie season's top launching pads, has been canceled. Organizers said Tuesday that the festival's 47th edition, scheduled for Labor Day weekend, was scuttled entirely due to the...

The Toronto Blue Jays play an intrasquad baseball game in Toronto, Friday, July 10, 2020. (Carlos Osorio/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canadian health official: Long home stretch might help Jays

Jul. 14, 2020 3:00 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — A top Canadian government health official says the Blue Jays might want to consider hosting an extended stretch of home games in order to get approval to play in Toronto amid the pandemic. Dr. Howard Njoo, Canada’s Deputy Chief Public Health Officer, said Tuesday that back and forth...

FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2020, file photo, New York Rangers center Mika Zibanejad (93) skates for the puck during the first period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Carolina Hurricanes in Raleigh, N.C. The Rangers were playing some stellar hockey coming out of the All-Star break to move into playoff contention. After four months away during the NHL’s pause due the coronavirus pandemic, team president John Davidson liked what he saw in the first practice back. Now, Zibanejad and Artemi Panarin look to pick up where they left off as the Rangers have 2 1/2 weeks to prepare for an extended postseason that begins with a five-game series against Carolina in Toronto on Aug. 1. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

Davidson pleased with Rangers' first practice in return

Jul. 14, 2020 2:22 AM EDT

The New York Rangers were playing some stellar hockey coming out of the All-Star break to move into playoff contention. After four months away during the NHL’s stoppage due to the coronavirus pandemic, team president John Davidson liked what he saw in their first practice back. “I feel strong about...

Milwaukee Brewers' Justin Grimm, Devin Williams and Josh Hader watch during a practice session Monday, July 13, 2020, at Miller Park in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Major league teams try to ramp up the competition in camp

Jul. 14, 2020 12:04 AM EDT

Well-traveled Milwaukee Brewers first baseman-outfielder Logan Morrison figures it will be easy for him to adjust to games without spectators this season. “I played for the Rays and the Marlins, so I’m used to it,” Morrison said. The Brewers and other major league teams worked out again...

FILE - In this Friday, July 3, 2020, file photo, Chicago Cubs manager David Ross gestures during baseball practice at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Ross was already stepping into some big shoes when he agreed to replace Joe Maddon as manager of the Cubs. Then the coronavirus pandemic hit. Now Ross is a first-year skipper trying to guide his team through a brand new experience full of testing and protocols and an unforgiving 60-game season. How well he navigates the unprecedented situation is an important slice of the Cubs' hopes for returning to the playoffs. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski, File)

The Latest: Irish rugby players taking pay cut

Jul. 13, 2020 8:05 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Rugby players in Ireland earning more than 25,000 euros ($28,000) a year have agreed to reduce their salary by 10% and defer 10% more until 2021. The Irish Rugby Football Union and Rugby Players Ireland agreed on the pay cut to...

Calgary Flames' players take to the ice during NHL hockey practice in Calgary, Alberta, Monday, July 13, 2020. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)

Pucks and masks prevalent as 24 NHL teams open training camp

Jul. 13, 2020 6:06 PM EDT

St. Louis Blues goalie Jordan Binnington is so accustomed to wearing a mask, he didn’t mind doing so for the past four months during the coronavirus pandemic. “Sometimes, I forgot I’m wearing it while driving,” Binnington said Monday, when the Blues were among the NHL’s 24 teams...

Detroit Tigers' Zack Godley throws during a spring training baseball workout Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Lakeland, Fla. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Tigers give veteran RHP Zack Godley unconditional release

Jul. 13, 2020 1:45 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have cut ties with Zack Godley, giving the right-hander his unconditional release. Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire says the move was made Monday to give the 30-year-old Godley a chance to sign with another team. Godley is 37-30 with a 4.68 ERA in five major league seasons....

DC United scores twice late for 2-2 draw against Toronto FC

Jul. 13, 2020 11:39 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Federico Higuain and Frederic Brillant both scored late in the second half as D.C. United rallied for a 2-2 draw against Toronto FC on Monday in the MLS is Back tournament. D.C. United played the entire second half with 10 men after Junior Moreno picked up a second yellow card...

MLS postpones Toronto-DC United match after positive test

Jul. 12, 2020 8:19 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Major League Soccer postponed a match between Toronto FC and D.C. United shortly before it was scheduled to begin Sunday morning because of one unconfirmed positive test and one inconclusive test for the coronavirus. The unconfirmed positive test was for a D.C. United player,...

FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2020, file photo, Arizona Coyotes' Phil Kessel (81) moves the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins, in Boston. Injuries led to a disappointing first season in Arizona for Phil Kessel. Now that he's had time to heal up during the NHL's pause to the season, the high-scoring forward could help the Coyotes make a deep run once the season resumes. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)

Illness and injury uncertainty abound as NHL camps open

Jul. 12, 2020 5:55 PM EDT

Andrew Copp got a chance to skate in Michigan but isn’t sure how many of his Winnipeg teammates have been on the ice. Voluntary player workouts have been going on for more than a month, but full NHL teams will be together Monday for the first time since March. Mixed with the excitement of hockey being back...