Larry Millson, THE CANADIAN PRESS

Johnson scores 30 as Hawks pummel Raptors

TORONTO - Joe Johnson equalled his season best with 30 points as the Atlanta Hawks lead nearly all the way in defeating the Toronto Raptors 100-77 on Tuesday.Tracy McGrady added 15 points coming off the bench for Atlanta while Marvin Williams, Zaza Pachulia and Jeff Teague each chipped in with 10...

Wednesday, February 1, 2012, 3:00 AM

Bargnani bags 30 to lead Raptors past Kings 118-112

TORONTO — DeMar DeRozan and Andrea Bargnani are becoming a solid 1-2 scoring punch for the Toronto Raptors.Bargnani led Toronto with 30 points and DeRozan was close behind with 28 points in a 118-112 victory Sunday over the Sacramento Kings at Air Canada Centre.DeRozan, who took over as the Raptors...

Monday, January 10, 2011, 6:53 AM

Carlos Boozer scores 34 as Chicago Bulls beat Toronto Raptors

TORONTO — The youngest lineup in Toronto Raptors franchise history was no match for the Chicago Bulls.Carlos Boozer scored a season-best 34 points and added 12 rebounds to lead the Bulls to a 110-93 win Wednesday over the Raptors, who were playing without starting centre Andrea Bargnani and point...

Thursday, December 16, 2010, 6:37 AM

New Raptors make good impressions in debuts

TORONTO - Jerryd Bayless is just starting to make a name for himself in the NBA, while Peja Stojakovic is in the twilight of his career.On Wednesday, both were set on making a good impression in their debuts with the Toronto Raptors."It's a new opportunity. I love the town and I look forward to...

Thursday, November 25, 2010, 5:16 AM

Blue Jays bats awaken after lineup shuffle in 5-0 win over Cardinals

TORONTO - A lineup shuffle pushing Adam Lind down to fifth and Aaron Hill to sixth put some life back into the Toronto Blue Jays offence on Thursday.Lind was 2-for-4, including his ninth home run of the season, and Hill was 1-for-4 in a 5-0 interleague victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.Vernon...

Friday, June 25, 2010, 5:13 AM

Jays collapse in ninth inning against Rays for second straight night

TORONTO - Once again the Toronto Blue Jays had a chance to gain some ground on the Tampa Bay Rays, and once again their bullpen let them down.Carl Crawford's third career grand slam keyed a six-run ninth inning for the Rays in a 7-3 win over the Blue Jays on Wednesday.The ninth-inning failures by...

Thursday, June 3, 2010, 5:16 AM

Blue Jays pound three more homers, complete sweep of Orioles with 6-1 win

TORONTO - It gets tougher for the Toronto Blue Jays now.They took care of the woeful Baltimore Orioles on Sunday with a 6-1 victory that completed a three-game sweep, leaving them 6-0 for the season against the doormats of the American League East.Ricky Romero (5-2) pitched his second complete game...

Sunday, May 30, 2010, 11:16 PM

Buck, Bautista lead Blue Jays to sweep-clinching 5-2 win over Rangers

TORONTO - They only got three hits, but the Toronto Blue Jays were happy to take quality over quantity Sunday against the Texas Rangers.One of those hits, a fourth-inning double by John Buck, proved to be the difference as the Blue Jays beat the Rangers 5-2, giving them a three-game sweep and their...

Monday, May 17, 2010, 12:14 AM

John Bucks hits three home runs as Blue Jays get past Athletics 6-3

TORONTO - John Buck took some extra batting practice before Thursday's game aginst the Oakland Athletics. It seemed to do the trick.Buck became the first catcher in six years to hit three home runs in a game and Travis Snider added a solo shot as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Oakland Athletics 6-3...

Friday, April 30, 2010, 7:46 AM

Jon Lester strikes out 11 as Red Sox beat Blue Jays 2-0 to complete sweep

TORONTO - Toronto starter Brett Cecil pitched well enough to win on Wednesday night. Unfortunately for him, Boston's Jon Lester was even better.The left-hander struck out 11 and allowed just one hit over seven innings as the Red Sox shut out the Blue Jays 2-0 to complete a three-game sweep of...

Thursday, April 29, 2010, 6:46 AM

Bosh, Bargnani score 20 each, lead Raptors to 108-99 win over Nets

TORONTO - Jarrett Jack woke up on Wednesday feeling so ill he thought he would not be able to play against the New Jersey Nets that night.He ended up scoring 17 points in 39 minutes in the Raptors' 108-99 victory over the Nets before a crowd of 15,222 at the Air Canada Centre. Raptors head coach...

Thursday, February 4, 2010, 4:44 AM

Bosh's double-double leads Raptors to fifth-straight win, 117-102 over Pacers

TORONTO - Losing a key starter early didn't slow down the surging Toronto Raptors on Sunday.Hedo Turkoglu went down just a minute into the game after being elbowed in the face, but the Raptors showed their depth in defeating the Indiana Pacers 117-102 to extend their winning streak to five.Sure,...

Monday, February 1, 2010, 4:33 AM

Bosh has 24 points and 18 rebounds to lead Raptors to 111-103 win over Heat

TORONTO - The Toronto Raptors have climbed to a respectable fifth place in the NBA's Eastern Conference standings, and head coach Jay Triano doesn't see why they can't go even further.Chris Bosh had 24 points and a season-best 18 rebounds as the Raptors moved a half game over Miami in the East with...

Thursday, January 28, 2010, 7:45 AM

Bosh scores 33, Bargnani adds 28 as Raptors beat Bobcats 107-103

TORONTO - The Toronto Raptors turned 23 Charlotte Bobcats turnovers into 33 points, and they needed every one of them.Chris Bosh scored 33 points and Andrea Bargnani added 28 on Wednesday night and the Raptors extended their winning streak to a season-best five games with a 107-103 victory over the...

Thursday, December 31, 2009, 9:09 AM

Bosh scores 27 as Raptors rebound with 101-88 victory over Rockets

TORONTO - Hedo Turkoglu finally showed the Toronto Raptors what he can do.The forward added a season-high 23 points to Chris Bosh's game-leading 27 on Sunday as the Raptors defeated the Houston Rockets 101-88.The Raptors (11-15) found more ways to get the ball to Turkoglu, who responded with a more...

Monday, December 14, 2009, 4:59 AM

Blue Jays rally in ninth to win 3-2 and prevent three-game sweep by Rays

TORONTO - At this point in the season, Toronto Blue Jays manager Cito Gaston will take wins anyway he can get them.Marco Scutaro scored the winning run on a wild pitch after Rays closer J.P. Howell loaded the bases with three walks, and the Blue Jays rallied to beat Tampa Bay 3-2 on Wednesday night...

Thursday, August 27, 2009, 6:35 AM

Carlos Pena homers twice more as Rays beat Blue Jays again

TORONTO - Brett Cecil couldn't keep his pitches down, and Carlos Pena made him pay.Pena hit a pair of two-run homers of Toronto's rookie left-hander as the Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Blue Jays 7-3 on Tuesday. The Blue Jays wasted Aaron Hill's 30th home run of the season and Travis Snider's sixth...

Wednesday, August 26, 2009, 5:43 AM

Rays tag Halladay for seven runs in 12-7 win over Blue Jays

TORONTO - Toronto ace Roy Halladay allowed seven runs for the first time in more than two years and Tampa Bay's Carlos Pena and Ben Zobrist each hit home runs as the Rays defeated the Blue Jays 12-7 on Monday.Halladay (13-7) struggled for the second start in a row as he allowed eight runs, seven...

Tuesday, August 25, 2009, 4:29 AM

Ruiz drives in three runs, Snider homers to help Romero, Jays beat Angels

TORONTO - Ricky Romero not only won for the 11th time this season, but continued to make his case as an American League rookie-of-year candidate in the Toronto Blue Jays 8-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday.Romero (11-5) held the American League West leaders to two runs and eight hits...

Monday, August 24, 2009, 12:15 AM

Ortiz, Bay homer against Halladay as Red Sox beat Blue Jays

TORONTO - David Ortiz and Jason Bay went deep off Toronto ace Roy Halladay and Victor Martinez added a ninth-inning homer as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Blue Jays 6-1 Wednesday.Halladay (13-6) allowed eight hits and five runs - four earned - and was chased after five innings before a crowd of...

Thursday, August 20, 2009, 3:57 AM