Category: the Fan 590 in Toronto

Alex Anthopoulos Didn’t Feel It Would Benefit Blue Jays To Keep John Farrell If He Wanted Out

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

One of the worst kept secrets in all of baseball was the Boston Red Sox desire to have John Farrell become manager of the team after the club wasn't doing too well with Bobby Valentine by the time the MLB All-Star break hit. Farrell, a former pitching coach with Boston ...

Jon “Bones” Jones Stands By His Decision to Not Fight at UFC 151

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

At UFC 151, Jon “Bones” Jones was scheduled to fight Dan Henderson. Unfortunately, about one week before their fight, Henderson pulled out with a knee injury that he sustained during training. UFC President Dana White went scrambling for a new opponent and was hoping he could save the card. White ...

Martin Brodeur Flirted With Idea of Signing with Maple Leafs, Extra Year in his Contact Brought Him Back To New Jersey

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Devils fans can breathe a sigh of relief. Martin Brodeur is staying put in the only home he has ever known. The 40-year-old goaltender agreed to a two-year, $9 million deal that will keep him in the Garden State for what the organization hopes to be the rest of his career. Marty ...

Jose Bautista on Blue Jays 2012 Season: “With the combination of our pitching and offense and new bullpen, everybody is really excited.”

Monday, February 20th, 2012

Jose Bautista had his coming out party in 2010, smashing 54 home runs and driving in 124 runs. Last season many baseball officials were wondering if Bautista could duplicate his 2010 success and not just be a one-year wonder. The Blue Jays right fielder sure put all the doubters to ...

The Cardinals Have Now Entered the Mike Matheny Era in St. Louis

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Mike Matheny spent 13 years in the majors and he was known for his great work behind the plate. Not only was he a four time Gold Glove catcher, but he called a very good game behind the dish and was considered by many to be a very good teammate ...

Bills Rookie Marcell Dareus Has 2.5 of Buffalo’s 9 Sacks against Redskins in 23-0 Week 8 Shutout

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

John Beck had no where to run in Toronto during the Washington Redskins' 23-0 loss against the Bills. Buffalo had registered just four sacks in the first six games of the season, but nine sacks of Beck bumped their season total up to 13 just like that. The Bills felt ...

Stu Grimson: “Quite simply I accept his apology. As far as I’m concerned this matter is settled between Don Cherry and myself.”

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

It all comes back to Brendan Shanahan at the start of this NHL season and the new rules he has instituted in his attempts to limit fighting and hard hitting in the game of hockey. Don Cherry elected to dedicate his first "Coach's Corner" of the season to rip and ...

Dana White Calls Canada the “Mecca for Mixed Martial Arts”

Friday, October 14th, 2011

The President of the UFC, Dana White, has always talked about how much love he has for mixed martial arts in Canada. Just eight months ago, he brought UFC 129 to Toronto for the first time ever. After a record breaking showing in Toronto, White is bringing his organization back ...

2011-2012 NHL Previews: Washington Capitals Still Unsure About Goalie Situation, Banking on Alex Ovechkin Having Monster Season

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

The Washington Capitals went 3-3-1 in the preseason and are set for the new 2011-2012 NHL season as they try to put yet another disappointing postseason showing last year behind them. One of the primary question marks surrounding the Capitals is whether Tomas Vokoun or Michal Neuvirth gives the team ...

Brendan Shanahan: “I understand the passion in the game, but it’s time that unfortunately James Wisniewski had to get the message.”

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Brendan Shanahan sure has been put to work in the preseason. Shanahan is the senior vice president of the NHL's newly formed department of player safety and also the chief disciplinarian for on-ice offenses. In terms of being in the headlines for laying down the law, Shanahan, handed down a gruesome ...