Eric Koreen

Cool week of penny-pinching firings in Toronto sports.

Paul Jones

Awful..."@blackvoices: #EricGarner's family and friends mourn his death at funeral that "never should have been" huff.to/1Abiq2S"

Eric Koreen

Again, from yesterday, I wondered if Canada would have its stars this summer if they were playing meaningful games: sports.nationalpost.com/2014/07/23/sho…

Greivis Vasquez

Gracias a Dios por levantarme esta mañana, Otro dia mas para seguir trabajando y mejorando. Hoy Es el dia. #Bendecido

Dwight Buycks

Stay blessed and Prayed up..

Michael Grange

Sheldon Keefe says coaching for Kyle Dubas in the Soo helped "transform" how he looked at hockey: sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/kyl…

Doug Smith

#raptors blog: Of Games, Canadian Open golf and a long, hard trip home on.thestar.com/1rxmN4e

Eric Smith

Day 4 of 5 of the @FAN590 morning show co-hosting gig w/ @FAN590Walker ... LOTS on the #BlueJays today (big win last night; 1230pm today)

DeMar DeRozan

...To further support MVP's efforts, I am donating to MVP's foundation to help support recovery efforts. Thanks again for the love, Manila!

DeMar DeRozan

I'm for sure coming back next year and doing clinics, appearances...and hopefully I'm also able to play in a sanctioned game against Gilas!

DeMar DeRozan

...When EWP approached me with partnering with MVP + PLDT for this event, I knew that they were trying to do something great for Manila...

DeMar DeRozan

...and more than anything, helping MVP Sports, PLDT and EWP raise funds to support those effected by typhoon Yolanda.

DeMar DeRozan

...I was really looking forward to working with and playing vs Gilas to help them to get ready for the World Cup...

DeMar DeRozan

I want to thank all my fans in the Philippines for the love they showed me this week and when I was in Manila earlier this summer...

Ryan Wolstat

Cavaliers assistant Phil Handy a good fit with Canada's senior men's squad esp with Wiggins/Bennett still in fold: torontosun.com/2014/07/23/can…

Michael Grange

Really enjoyed my conversation with @SheldonKeefe and the impact Kyle Dubas has on his coaching: sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/kyl…

Payal Doshi

And in the 90th minute this #CopaEuroAmericana match just got exciting. http://t.co/frrG5my95a

Michael Grange

Every time I do this to cold pizza I say a little prayer of thanks to @tim_micallef http://t.co/2I9oRukemQ

Payal Doshi

It's pretty lively at the #CopaEuroAmericana #Miami http://t.co/Zy5KvofgkI

Greivis Vasquez

by @calacnn "Este GRAN amigo será uno de los invitados esta noche. El #NBA orgullo de #Venezuela.… instagram.com/p/qz7es3JA4G/

Eric Koreen

Good for @MelvinEjim, kicking off his pro career with Virtus Roma. Worse things than combining youth, basketball and living in Rome.

Josh Lewenberg

Raptors will hold a portion of training camp in Vancouver, practicing on Oct 3-4, facing Kings on Oct 5. They'll open camp in TO on Sept 29

Eric Koreen

Trying to think of a non-selfish angle to rip Raptors for not going away for entire week of training camp. Struggling.

Ryan Wolstat

There you go, as mentioned this morning, Raptors have announced Vancouver/B.C. camp plans. Play @Nik Stauskas Rudy Gay and Kings Oct. 5

Greivis Vasquez

Esta noche seré el invitado de Ismael Cala @CALA en su programa @CALACNN 9:00 EUA / 8:30 Vzla. - #CNN @CNNEE

Eric Koreen

Tony Dungy hasn't stopped talking yet? Like, he's still talking?

Payal Doshi

People are definitely saddened by the departure of King James in Miami. http://t.co/XorLqH4ziA

Eric Koreen

Zee googles. Zhey do nothing. RT @LottOnBaseball: The versatile #Bluejays vs Boston ... http://t.co/Kvjoez3LxC

Eric Koreen

Line one of CNN columnist's Twitter bio who did eat-dog story: "Rooting for the world's underdogs." twitter.com/jdsutter

Eric Koreen

I asked whether or not Canada's best would be with team if they qualified for Worlds. Answer isn't simple: sports.nationalpost.com/2014/07/23/sho…

Eric Koreen

It's a man-eat-dog world.

Eric Koreen

"We'll See: A Sports Website On The Internet Dedicated To The Fact That We Don't Know Anything."

Eric Koreen

I feel between Russia, plane catastrophes and Gaza, CNN probably shouldn't have to panic and press the let's-eat-dogs button.

Eric Koreen

Just told my brother he did a B- job. We're a pretty good family. B-.

Eric Koreen

Really enjoyed reading about the music of Weird Al's life: pitchfork.com/features/5-10-…

Eric Koreen

Hug a Canadian today. We're really soft, so we need your love.

Eric Koreen

As a fan of chaos, I hope Love goes to the Bulls.

Patrick Patterson

Bad morning world.. Bad morning.

Paul Jones

Great to see @LeoRautins defending Canadians...generalizations can be dangerous. Execs need to understand that too. Dangerous to generalize!

Eric Koreen

And some quotes from Dubas I couldn't jam into my story: sports.nationalpost.com/2014/07/22/tor…

Eric Koreen

Again, my story on the Leafs hiring @kyledubas, and who will need to adapt — and how: sports.nationalpost.com/2014/07/22/new…

Tom Liston

#Leafs #Analytics RT @Michael Grange Again, on Leafs Kyle Dubas and life with a no-limit credit card: sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/sky…

Michael Grange

Again, on Leafs Kyle Dubas and life with a no-limit credit card: sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/sky…

Eric Smith

awesome pic. fire the photographer MT @BradyAndWalker Dom Moore w/ @FAN590Walker & @Eric Smith on the show this AM http://t.co/B86XC4diGR

Michael Grange

Late on this very interesting read about LeBron's 'beautiful mind' by @Brian Windhorst -- espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id… Excellent stuff.

Ryan Wolstat

I would be quite OK with an annual Raptors trip to B.C. (though teams back there and Seattle would be even better

Ryan Wolstat

McKechnie hopes Raptors will hold future camps there as well.

Ryan Wolstat

Raptors will announce more details about training camp shortly. Part of it will be at Alex McKechnie's fancy new facility in Burnaby

Eric Smith

Day 3 of 5 on the @fan590 morning show just started. Tune in and hear me with @FAN590Walker -- we'll talk Booth, Jays, CDN bball & more

Doug Smith

#raptors blog: A group of youngsters off on a European adventure on.thestar.com/WBsq63

Ryan Wolstat

Nash, Triano, Nicholson and Carl English react to talk that Canadian athletes “don’t want it enough” torontosun.com/2014/07/22/can…

Kyle Lowry

Bored as hell on this long flight back home... Scott pilgrim vs the world!! instagram.com/p/qxwCdpF3gh/

Tom Liston

"But Apple struggled (...) sell iPads, with unit sales falling 9.2% after a 16% drop three months earlier." ow.ly/ztmib

Ryan Wolstat

“… and if that is the only thing you have to teach him, you have an easy job … I just think that's a bogus statement," CarlEnglish said.

Ryan Wolstat

"I think Wiggins gets put out because he's not always super aggressive, but the kid is extremely talented ...

Ryan Wolstat

Morey, Presti, Hennigan, McDonough in NBA since 2007, now Dubas, 28, gets plum NHL job with Maple Leafs.

Ryan Wolstat

Seven years later, NHL starts to catch up to NBA with hiring of young Dubas in Toronto: torontosun.com/2014/07/22/map…

Ryan Wolstat

If this goes down, does everyone have to immediately halt all current and future Flip and Babcock jokes?

Ryan Wolstat

As if that proposed Love deal isn’t enough of a heist for Wolves, they’d also unload bad contracts? Baffling.

Eric Koreen

My story on the leafs hiring @kyledubas, and the various people that will have to adapt. ww2.nationalpost.com/m/wp/blog.html…

Ryan Wolstat

Should be noted that English and Estudiantes might not have parted on best of terms, hence Bebe comment.

Ryan Wolstat

"I felt (Estudiantes) didn't put in enough time with him and I feel if he gets with the right coaches and staff here, he has a good upside."

Ryan Wolstat

Carl English played with Bebe Nogueira at Estudiantes. Said offence needs work, "but from a defensive standpoint, he can be very good."

Ryan Wolstat

"Maybe we're picking on the young players before they've had a chance. We've been through a Summer League and they're young.” Triano

Ryan Wolstat

Triano also said Canada’s depth will help get NBA teams on board. Won’t be wearing out their guys. Lots of minutes spread around.

Ryan Wolstat

Triano said long-term, Canada will use depth and athleticism to play high pressure defence and rotate lots of guys. Stay fresh/aggressive

Ryan Wolstat

Andrew Nicholson said he is “going back to basics” trying to get back to solid rookie form. More time in post, etc. Magic deep up front now

Eric Koreen

It should be noted that the best Canadian song of all time is actually the CBC Olympic theme song.

Josh Lewenberg

Lay back and have a listen, Canadians RT @TSN1050Radio @WhitlockJason will join us at 5:02PM EST: tsn.ca/toronto/listen

Paul Jones

Both @MarkJonesESPN & I would like to wish our dad a happy 89th Birthday. #Blessed to have had his… instagram.com/p/qxIfcYyNJY/

Ryan Wolstat

Not Donaghy bad, but why give Whitlock radio time here?

Eric Koreen

And I love that @hockeyesque stood up for Nautical Disaster, SO CLEARLY the best Tragically Hip song.

Eric Koreen

The CBC's 100-best Canadian songs list is debatable, but the endorsements are almost all must-reads: music.cbc.ca/#/blogs/2014/6…

Michael Grange

Shanahan: “I believe we have people in our organization who maybe have been afraid of certain words & certain information." Ah, Leafs.

Eric Koreen

What has a better ring: The Kyle Dubas Era or The David Booth Era?

Michael Grange

My April column on Shanahan's hiring seems to have held up pretty well, all things considered: sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/sha…

Patrick Patterson

"Bend over make your knees touch your elbows".. Wouldn't it b easier for her to make her elbows touch her knees? @LilJon

Patrick Patterson

Beautiful weather brings out the women.. #breakingmyneck

Michael Grange

With Andrew Wiggins & Anthony Bennett both targets in possible Kevin Love deal; no surprise they aren't w Canadian national team summer

Ryan Wolstat

What makes sense in all of this is Wolves leaking that offer to try to get Klay/other big bids for Love. Nothing else does to me.

Ryan Wolstat

It’s like James Dolan took over the Cavs and decided he had to have something. I really don’t get it.

Ryan Wolstat

I must be missing something. Who are Cavs bidding against, why is offer so huge? No Klay from Dubs vs. 2 great defenders from Bulls?

Ryan Wolstat

We’ll know sometime this week site of FIBA Americas Oly qualifying next year. Mexico strong favourite for men, Edmonton for women.

Eric Koreen

Like me, Kyle Dubas grew up a Mariners fan because of Ken Griffey. #TheKid

Ryan Wolstat

Which leads me to believe that is not actually an offer on table. It doesn’t just trump the rival offers, it might be triple the value

Ryan Wolstat

I don’t believe Wolves are ones holding up a Wiggins deal if offer really is Bennett and at least one future No. 1 for guy that is bailing?

Josh Lewenberg

In doing so they've dedicated themselves to basketball in a way most American players don't have to at that age. If thats not motivation...

Josh Lewenberg

Fact Whitlock may be overlooking: most Canadian players leave their families/friends/lives/country as teenagers to attend prep schools in US

Eric Koreen

Dubas said he hasn't talked with Randy Carlyle yet. Take that for what it's worth. I don't know if it means anything.

Eric Koreen

"People, they can’t really say what that truly means, other than one team’s winning and one team’s losing.” - Dubas on culture change

Eric Koreen

Meanwhile, new Leafs AGM Kyle Dubas told us something I've been dying to here re: culture change...

Josh Lewenberg

Straight from the Whitlock playbook: preface your baseless comments with "NBA people believe" and you can say whatever you want

Doug Smith

Does anyone really truly give a rat's ass what Jason Whitlock thinks of Canada. Biggest. Yawn. Ever.

Ryan Wolstat

Successfully bailed from the ACC before the hockey takeover

Eric Koreen

".... But when the game is on the line, I never see him turn away. I always see him turn it up.” 2/2