Team Canada fans cheer on the Canadian Olympic men's hockey team at the Shark Club Sports Bar and Grill in Calgary on Feb. 19, 2014. (Stuart Dryden/Postmedia Network/Files)

Small sports bars could be hit hard

One problem with trying to charge establishments that show televised sports more money for those broadcasts is that it leads to a weird philosophical debate: What exactly is a sports bar?

Toronto Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson takes practice swings Monday, March 13, 2017, in Dunedin, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Donaldson to make debut today

With opening day of the 2017 major league baseball season just two weeks away, Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson is ready to return to action.

The Canucks traded Alex Burrows to the Senators on Monday. (Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images/Files)

Canucks literally go viral; also trade Burrows

You've got to give the Canucks credit. Not many teams having such a mediocre season succeed in going viral. But the team went old school with some actual retroviral infection this week, losing a whack of players to the mumps.