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

Bar hasn’t been set high for Rio Olympics: Arthur

thestar.com — In one week, the Rio Olympics will be underway. We presume, anyway, barring a catastrophe. That's all we've been hearing about for what seems like years when it comes to Rio: the catastrophes. At this point, if the Games don't skid all the way into the ditch they will be deemed a success.

IOC passes the buck on banning Russian cheats: Arthur

thestar.com — It's not so much that the International Olympic Committee cut the baby in half as they gave the baby to somebody else, and asked them to decide whether to cut it in half. They knew they would, of course. But still, it's easier when it's somebody else's decision.

Russian doping scandal has IOC wandering into uncharted territory: Arthur

thestar.com — You have to hand it to Russia: they earned it. They erected and maintained a state-sponsored doping system that hid the positive tests of athletes from track and field to hockey to swimming to table tennis to curling. They doped everywhere from the Olympics to the Paralympics to the world university games.

DeMar DeRozan was never going to leave the Raptors: Arthur

thestar.com — Kevin Durant was never coming to Toronto. Well, that's not entirely true. There was a brief flicker a few years ago when he very quietly signalled a willingness to keep the door open, just a crack. And then it closed. In the end, there was no better option for the Raptors than DeMar DeRozan.

Oilers trade Taylor Hall to Devils for Adam Larsson

Eric Lindros’ unique career finally garners Hall recognition: Arthur

thestar.com — The day before they drafted Eric Lindros - the already-legendary Eric Lindros, an 18-year-old the size of a bear with a square jaw, frosted tips, a smooth skating stride and whisper-soft hands - he held a press conference because he was the biggest thing in the sport, more or less.

Sports Talk: Lowry the latest Raptor going to Games

guelphtoday.com — So Kyle Lowry will be an Olympian, as will DeMar DeRozan. They will go to Rio and they will dodge the Zika virus and they will stay on a boat, because USA Basketball is staying on a boat. A Toronto Raptor hasn't been on a Team USA roster since Vince Carter dunked over the Frenchman.

Drafting Auston Matthews just one step in Leafs’ long journey back to respectability: Arthur

thestar.com — BUFFALO-Mats Sundin strolled the red carpet at the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2014. He looked good. He looked relaxed. And when asked how he was doing, the retired captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs sighed and smiled. He was so happy, he said, that the pressure was off.

Lowry the latest Raptor headed to the Olympics: Arthur

thestar.com — So Kyle Lowry will be an Olympian, as will DeMar DeRozan. They will go to Rio and they will dodge the Zika virus and they will stay on a boat, because USA Basketball is staying on a boat. A Toronto Raptor hasn't been on a Team USA roster since Vince Carter dunked over the Frenchman.

LeBron makes his case for greatness: Arthur

thestar.com — There may never have ever been a player under more pressure than James. He dumped Cleveland on national TV and won his titles in Miami, and then came back to Ohio to do the same with players who had never won in a city that felt like it would never win again.
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