Mike Ganter, Toronto Sun

Mike joined the Sun in November 1988 and flourished both on the baseball and basketball beats. Well-spoken, he has an opinion on most any sport. He was a regular guest on the Grill Room with Gareth Wheeler. Also covers the CFL and NFL in the off-season. Mike lives in Brampton.


Adrian McPherson left the Arena Football League to join the Argos camp this week. (James Paddle-Grant/Argonauts.ca)

Argos bring in former Alouette McPherson

At this stage of the pre-season, Scott Milanovich and the Argos could not have done better than they did in finding some insurance at the quarterback position.

Brandon Banks (pictured) is just one of the weapons Ticats special teams coach Jeff Reinebold has at his disposal. (Ian Kucerak/Postmedia Network)

Tiger-Cats blockers special

Tiger-Cats special teams coach Jeff Reinebold has been around the game of football long enough to know there is one truism: Where football is played adversity and injuries occur.

TIger-Cats receiver Terrence Toliver has been doing well at training camp. (JACOB DEARLOVE PHOTO)

Ticats rookies not 'new' guys

There’s a dorm room on the campus of McMaster University that may hold a number of answers to the Hamilton Tiger- Cats coming season.

Robert McCune (left), star linebacker of the 2012 Grey Cup-champion Argonauts, talks to the Double Blue rookies on Friday at training camp. (DAVE THOMAS, Toronto Sun)

Hammer makes surprise visit to Argos camp

For anyone who has ever doubted how much of a close-knit family affair the CFL is, we present Friday’s third and final day of the Argos rookie camp.

Raptors' DeMar DeRozan knocks the ball from Washington Wizards' Marcin Gortat during Game 3 at Verizon Center in Washington on Friday. (USA TODAY SPORTS/PHOTO)

History not on side of Raptors

The tough talk has all but dried up, replaced with suggestions that the Wizards deserve their due and how good they’re playing.

Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan goes in for a dunk against the Rockets on Monday night. DeRozan had a career-high 42 points in the game. (USA Today Sports)

Will win over Rockets reignite Raptors?

The Toronto Raptors have been talking for the better part of the last month about playing that one complete game that could ignite them, get them back to where they were when they ran roughshod over the league in the early part of the season.

Kentucky Wildcats players celebrate during their game against West Virginia on Thursday. (USA TODAY SPORTS)

Kentucky dominates West Virginia

Give West Virginia credit for its fight, but this was David vs. Goliath and David didn’t have his slingshot.

Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan looks to shoot the ball as Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope defends during Tuesday night’s game in Detroit. (USA TODAY SPORTS)

Raptors lose Lowry during defeat in Detroit

The only thing worse than another porous defensive display by the Toronto Raptors was seeing Kyle Lowry have to leave a game prematurely because of injury.

John Salmons (right) was a key figure in the Raptors’ run last season. Without him, their defence has slipped this season. (AFP)

Raptors really miss John Salmons on the defensive end

For most, John Salmons didn’t move the needle the way Patrick Patterson or Greivis Vasquez did when they came over in that now franchise altering trade with the Sacramento Kings last December.