Steve Simmons, Toronto Sun

The hard-hitting, award-winning sports columnist joined the Sun in 1987 after stints with the Calgary Herald and Calgary Sun. Knows every sport inside out. Has covered 12 Olympic Games and half a dozen Super Bowls as well. Very opinionated. Has just completed a book on former NHLer Mike Danton, who was incarcerated after hiring a hitman to kill his agent, David Frost. Lives in Thornhill.

Stories

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor face to face promoting their upcoming boxing match during an appearance at Budweiser Stage in Toronto on July 12, 2017. (Ernest Doroszuk/Toronto Sun/Postmedia Network)

McGregor the popular guy, Mayweather the aging villain

TORONTO — Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather stood face-to-face — inches apart, both of them staring, both of them shouting insults at each other, neither of them flinching — as Dana White stood in the background, maybe 10 steps away, smiling the whole time.

Edwin Encarnacion and Josh Donaldson of the Toronto Blue Jays celebrate a win over the Kansas City Royals at the Rogers Centre in Toronto on July 5, 2016. (Dave Abel/Toronto Sun/Postmedia Network)

We are watching best Blue Jays team since early 1990s

When the Blue Jays pushed hard and paid a heavy price for Troy Tulowitzki, it was because they had a desperate need at shortstop and saw the opportunity to significantly upgrade at the position.

Toronto Raptors centre Jonas Valanciunas (17) runs into Miami Heat centre Hassan Whiteside (21) during NBA playoff action in Toronto on Thursday, May 5, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

No Jonas Valanciunas means no chance for Raptors

When Jonas Valanciunas crashed hard to the court at the American Airlines Arena in Miami two Saturdays ago, with him went any real chance the Raptors would have to seriously compete against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Joffrey Lupul played for Mike Babcock when they were with the Anaheim Ducks. (DAVE ABEL/Toronto Sun)

Lupul happy to be reunited with Babcock

When Joffrey Lupul was drafted in 2002, he walked to the stage at the Air Canada Centre, put on an Anaheim jersey and shook hands with all the right people.