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Toronto, Ont.
Sports Columnist — Toronto Star

Toronto Star sports columnist, father of four, regular on The Reporters on TSN and TSN Radio. This is my brain in a jar.

Raptors playoff history scarred by silly endings: Arthur — The second Toronto Raptors game I ever covered was in Auburn Hills in 2002, back when that big old building between a swamp and some highways used to fill to the brim, and that was the game where Chris Childs forgot the score. Raptors playoff games are like this.

Maple Leafs’ bloody Sunday solidifies Shanahan’s power: Arthur — The day Brendan Shanahan was hired was weird, frankly. He sat there with his new boss, Tim Leiweke, and listened to Leiweke say that the Toronto Maple Leafs had the wrong culture, and lacked identity and direction. The man responsible for the club's culture and identity and direction, general manager Dave Nonis, was sitting a couple feet to his left, still employed.

Jaromir Jagr’s aura burns bright with Boston Bruins — BOSTON - Jaromir Jagr keeps saying he doesn't want to talk. He will smile and joke as he swoops in and out of the room, wearing his yellow Bruins toque with the pom-pom on top. He will sign autographs for Bruins fans after Game 2 in Pittsburgh.

Hard part starts now for woeful Maple Leafs: Arthur — It was the morning of the end of the humiliation, of Game 82 for these poor toxic deflated Toronto Maple Leafs, and in the visiting locker room P.K. Subban was explaining the playoffs. The Canadiens defenceman was almost bouncing on his feet a little, the way he does when he gets excited.

Colton Orr remnant of NHL’s enforcer past: Arthur — On the first night of Colton Orr's last full season in the NHL he fought George Parros, Montreal's strapping moustachioed Ivy League enforcer, and then fought him again. The second time Parros slipped and banged his head on the ice and tried to get up, his eyes empty; Orr, concerned, motioned for the trainer right away.

Time not the ally of struggling Penguins: Arthur — On Tuesday night in Ottawa, Sidney Crosby was a terror. He scored in 10 seconds flat, a slap shot that he measured for just a fraction of second, nice and easy, precise.

Alex Anthopoulos will do right by Blue Jays: Arthur — Alex Anthopoulos is home. Well, he's in a hotel lobby in Montreal, talking on the phone, before the second game of Toronto's now-annual contribution to the suffusing nostalgic love for the Expos. This is his home city, and he can speak to the loss of Nos Amours in both languages.

Toronto mayor Rob Ford probably should have stuck to his first love - sports — I told LeBron James about Rob Ford Tuesday night, because that's what we do now in Toronto. I didn't bring it up, just as I didn't bring it up with Sidney Crosby at the morning skate of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference final against Boston, back in May.

NFL Picks, Week 14: Rob Ford joins in on Washington Redskins' misery — Big week for the Washingtons, who were mentioned by Rob Ford AND threatened to sue a radio station AND were screwed by NFL officials on national television to get eliminated from the playoffs. Amazingly, only one of those things included the team name and its whole racist vibe, but still, it was pretty eventful, all in all.

Grey Cup 2013: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and brother Doug's football connections run deep at CFL championship in Regina — REGINA - So the most powerful player agent in the CFL was in the lobby of the Regina Radisson, and he was walking out into the Saskatchewan cold with three players in heavy coats, and he stopped for a second, a bemused grin on his face. "You guys hear about Giulio Caravatta?"
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Apr 18, 2015

If Nashville blows this lead, then just turn out the lights

Apr 17, 2015

OK, maybe it was too many men on the Kane goal RT @Maxhaldeman13: Here's a better picture.

Apr 17, 2015

@emmaspan @jay_jaffe beyond love and patience, my advice: eat during the wedding, because people will keep bringing you drinks. Congrats!

Apr 17, 2015

Many, many carps RT @SInow: A flying carp jumped out of the water and attacked Washington University crew practice

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