Roughnecks hand Rock second straight loss

When asked about his team’s performance on Saturday night, Toronto Rock head coach Matt Sawyer didn’t mince words. “That was the furthest thing from the type of game and performance that we needed to come in and win on a road,” he said postgame. “We got dominated. We got pushed around out there and it…

Black Wolves halt Rock winning streak with 13-11 win

Last weekend, the Toronto Rock pulled out one of their signature wins of the season, killing off a penalty in the final two minutes of regulation to beat the San Diego Seals. On Sunday afternoon, the Rock wound up on the bad end of the same finish, losing 13-11 to the New England Black Wolves….

Rock win sixth straight in last-minute nailbiter against Seals

A late penalty nearly derailed a game that the Toronto Rock led throughout, however, their penalty kill held strong in crunch time and the hosts walked out of Friday’s matchup against the San Diego Seals with a 12-11 victory. The first half was a rarity for the Rock, as Tom Schreiber, Rob Hellyer, and Adam…

Rock, Seals face off in showdown of division leaders

The Toronto Rock will welcome another expansion franchise to Scotiabank Arena for the first time when they play the San Diego Seals on Friday. It’s been a solid start to the campaign for San Diego. They sit at 4-3 on the year, but that’s been good enough to hold down the top spot in the…

Report: Raptors plan on signing McLemore to 10-day contract

The Toronto Raptors are planning on signing guard Ben McLemore to a 10-day contract once he clears waivers, league sources told The Athletic’s Shams Charania. McLemore was taken seventh overall by the Sacramento Kings in the 2013 NBA Draft. He spent his first four seasons in Sacramento before signing a  multi-year deal with the Memphis…

Raptors acquire Marc Gasol from Grizzlies

The Toronto Raptors have acquired centre Marc Gasol from the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for Jonas Valanciunas, Delon Wright, C.J. Miles, and a 2024 second-round pick, the team announced Thursday. Gasol was taken by the Los Angeles Lakers in the second round in 2007. Less than a year later, he was traded to Memphis as…

Maple Leafs sign Auston Matthews to 5-year extension

The Toronto Maple Leafs locked up their franchise centrepiece on Tuesday, signing Auston Matthews to a five-year, $58.17-million contract extension, the team announced. The deal will carry an annual average value of $11.634 million. The Auston Matthews contract will see 93% of the money paid in signing bonuses. — Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) February 5, 2019…

Rock roll over Rush to win 5th straight game

It’s difficult to outclass the Saskatchewan Rush on a given night, but the Toronto Rock managed to do so for much of Friday’s contest. Everything was working for the Rock in the 16-13 victory. Their offence kept the opposition guessing, the defence played fast and physical, they got a few goals in transition, and goaltender…

Rock in for biggest test of the year against defending champion Rush

It’s not easy being at the top, just ask the Saskatchewan Rush. They’ve been the class of the National Lacrosse League for the last half-decade and have captured three championships in the past four years. Heading into this weeks matchup, however, it’s the Rush – and the rest of the league – who are chasing…

Blue Jays sign Freddy Galvis to one-year deal, option for 2020

The Toronto Blue Jays signed infielder Freddy Galvis to a one-year contract with a club option for 2020, the team announced Tuesday. To make room on the 40-man roster, right-handed pitcher Danny Barnes has been designated for assignment. Galvis signed with the Philadelphia Phillies as an amateur free agent in 2006 – he was just…