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Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe gets first real chance to teach with Toronto

Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe gets first real chance to teach with Toronto

TORONTO — There were times during Sheldon Keefe's first 47 games as head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs where all he wanted to do was teach. The 39-year-old quickly found out that's not really possible in the middle of a hectic NHL season.
Three all-Canadian exhibition games part of NHL's relaunch in Toronto, Edmonton

Three all-Canadian exhibition games part of NHL's relaunch in Toronto, Edmonton

NEW YORK — The NHL has unveiled further details on the schedule for its restart, with each team playing one exhibition game before starting qualifying round and seeding play in Toronto and Edmonton.

NHL says NBC would have been involved in restart, whether in Canada or US

TORONTO — The NHL is defending its decision to have an American television network provide the world feed of its restart in Toronto, a move that isn't supported by Ontario Premier Doug Ford.
Toronto Wolfpack nearing crunch time over visas for Sonny Bill and other imports

Toronto Wolfpack nearing crunch time over visas for Sonny Bill and other imports

TORONTO — The Toronto Wolfpack, who have not played since March 11 due to the global pandemic, may not have New Zealand star Sonny Bill Williams and other marquee players available when the sport returns next month.
Montreal, Toronto look to bounce back against each other after disappointing games

Montreal, Toronto look to bounce back against each other after disappointing games

The Montreal Impact and Toronto FC both disappointed in their opening matches at the MLS is Back Tournament. Now they look to bounce back at the expense of the other Thursday night.
Draisaitl, MacKinnon and Panarin named Ted Lindsay Award finalists

Draisaitl, MacKinnon and Panarin named Ted Lindsay Award finalists

TORONTO — Edmonton Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl, Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon and New York Rangers forward Artemi Panarin are the finalists for the 2019-20 Ted Lindsay Award.

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister thinks Winnipeg could become a good CFL hub

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister is leaving the door open for Winnipeg to be a hub city for the CFL in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Column: What's in a name? Stubborn Snyder about to find out

Column: What's in a name? Stubborn Snyder about to find out

Try to think of a more deserving guy in all of sports than Dan Snyder to get his name-change plans caught in a vise. Go ahead, we’ll wait.
Leafs star Auston Matthews confirms he tested positive for COVID-19

Leafs star Auston Matthews confirms he tested positive for COVID-19

TORONTO — Auston Matthews felt safe in Arizona — until he wasn't. The star centre for the Toronto Maple Leafs confirmed Monday that he tested positive for COVID-19 last month in his home state.

Ontario's top doctor thinks NHL's COVID testing plan works for all parties

TORONTO — Ontario's top doctor doesn't see COVID-19 testing capacity being an issue in the province once the NHL hunkers down in Toronto for its restart. Dr.