Steve Buffery, Toronto Sun

Born and raised in Toronto, Steve Buffery grew up around the corner from the Sun's Rob Longley and attended the same high school in Etobicoke - Vincent Massey Collegiate. He studied journalism at Humber College, then worked at the Etobicoke Guardian before joining the Toronto Sun in 1985. Buffery covered Olympic sports for 15 years, winning three Dunlop Awards for sportswriting and, in 1996, was named sportswriter of the year by the Sports Federation of Canada. Also in 1996, Buffery was a National Newspaper Award finalist. Buffery has also covered the Leafs, Toronto Raptors, boxing, mixed martial arts - you name it. He currently writes a humour column (Leave it to Beezer), when he's not pontificating on the state of professional sports in North America. Buffery still lives in Etobicoke.

Stories

Pitcher R.A. Dickey #43 of the Toronto Blue Jays delivers a pitch in the first inning against the New York Yankees during a game at Yankee Stadium on September 5, 2016 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Blue Jays labour in loss to Yankees

The Blue Jays' highly-touted rotation, which has cruised through most of the season, has hit a rather significant pot hole.

Max Kepler #26 of the Minnesota Twins dives but cannot get to a ball hit by Melvin Upton Jr. #7 of the Toronto Blue Jays that would end up being a two-run inside-the-park home run in the eighth inning during MLB game action on Aug. 27, 2016 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Kepler's failed fielding puts Blue Jays over Twins

Blue Jays left fielder Melvin Upton Jr. hit a two-run triple in the bottom of the eighth inning which Minnesota Twins right fielder Max Kepler miss- played, resulting in a dramatic 8-7 comeback victory for Toronto.

J.A. Happ of the Toronto Blue Jays pitches against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning at the Oakland Coliseum on July 17, 2016. (Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Happ puts in solid outing as Blue Jays down Mariners

TORONTO — Starter J.A. Happ gave the Blue Jays six hardscrabble innings in picking up his 13th victory of the season in a 2-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners at the Rogers Centre on Sunday.

Toronto Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion tumbles into second with a double under the tag of Detroit Tigers' Ian Kinsler on July 9. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Thornhill

Jays' Sanchez finally gets called to All-Star Game

The weather was hot, the fans were warm, but the bats were cold as the Detroit Tigers snapped a seven-game Blue Jays winning streak on Saturday with a 3-2 victory over Toronto at the Rogers Centre.

Denis Savard appears to be finding horse racing as gratifying as playing hockey. (Postmedia Network files)

Denis Savard takes horse racing for a spinarama

As soon as tomorrow’s races are over at Belmont Park, ex-Chicago Blackhawks star Denis Savard is going to do his patented ‘Savardian spinarama’ so he can watch one of his former NHL teams play in the Stanley Cup final.

Jockey Eurico Da Silva guided Paso Doble to victory in the $125,000 New Providence Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack. (MICHAEL BURNS PHOTO)

Scary moment at Woodbine Racetrack

Woodbine jockey Jesse Campbell is only three victories away from achieving a major milestone in thoroughbred horse racing.