Frank Zicarelli, Toronto Sun

Probably Toronto's most knowledgeable basketball columnist, Zicarelli joined the Toronto Sun in 1986 as a high school sports writer. Has covered the Raptors and NBA since the Toronto team's inception. Lives in Toronto.


Back with the Argos this season, Brandon Isaac seems like a changed man and should make a difference on the field. (Dave Thomas/Toronto Sun)

Argos' Isaac older, but better

Everything that endeared Brandon Isaac to the Argos’ coaching staff and players has been on display virtually from the moment he resurfaced with the team, the team-first approach, the ability to take a newcomer aside and teach them the ropes and the swagger.

Mitchell Gale (right) is best known as the Argos’ short-yardage quarterback. (Dave Thomas/Toronto Sun)

Argos' backup QB Gale a class act

For the better part of Mitchell Gale’s brief run as an Argo, he has been best known as the team’s short-yardage quarterback.

Quarterback Blake Sims gets into a brief throwing session on Thursday during the Argos’ training camp at York University. (VERONICA HENRI/TORONTO SUN)

Argos QB hopeful a real raw-raw guy

Quarterback Jay Barker came out of Alabama in the late 1990s amid so much hype and expectation, landing in Toronto, then amounting to virtually nothing.

Former NFLer Adewale Ojomo says he's "just thankful to be playing football." (Getty Images/AFP)

Ex-NFLers making most of Ticats opportunity

Adewale Ojomo and Julian Posey thought they had the football world at their feet, two athletically gifted players who line up on the defensive side of the ball, two skilled athletes who both figured all was good in their sporting universe.

Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan shoots the ball as Wizards forward Drew Gooden (right) and centre Marcin Gortat try to make the block during fourth-quarter action in Game 3. (USA TODAY SPORTS/PHOTO)

Raptors simply not built to win in playoffs

It may end by as early as Sunday evening or the inevitable gets delayed a few days, but one of these days the Raptors will do the unavoidable soul-searching and try to address many of the team’s deficiencies.

Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan (10) shoots the ball over Charlotte Hornets forward Jeff Taylor (44) during the first half at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte on April 8, 2015. (JEREMY BREVARD/USA TODAY Sports)

Raptors end drought in Charlotte

For one night, the Raptors were the kings of the Queen City, ending a streak of futility that dates back five years.

Toronto Argonauts general manager Jim Barker. (DAVE ABEL/Toronto Sun)

Argonauts need to keep GM Jim Barker around

Jim Barker likes Rob Ford, would watch American Sniper tonight if asked to indulge in movie viewing, lists Seinfeld as his favourite TV show and is a bad golfer, even though he enjoys the activity.