Canadian snowboarder Mark McMorris gives a thumbs up in hospital while recovering from multiple injuries following a crash while snowboarding in B.C.'s backcountry over the weekend. (Craig McMorris/Instagram)

Injured McMorris eyes 2018 Games

Craig McMorris realizes that people might write off his little brother when it comes to competing for Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Maple Leafs centre Auston Matthews (right) talks with William Nylander (29) as they prepare for the Panthers Tuesday night in Toronto on Monday, March 27, 2017. (Jack Boland/Toronto Sun)

Leafs could contend for years

There are many numbers that underscore the surprising rebound of the Toronto Maple Leafs from dead last in the NHL to, as of now, inside the playoff picture.

Local sports briefs

Should a Game 6 be needed for the OMHA C-CC juvenile final, it will be played in Port Dover Sunday at 4:30 p.m. The contest between the Port Dover Pirates and Schomberg Red Wings (if needed), was originally set for 2 p.m. but a scheduling conflict forced officials to push back puck drop. The Pirates hold a 5-3 lead in the 'first to six point' serie

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?

Fans gather at Real Sports Bar beside the Air Canada Centre in Toronto to watch Team Canada's men's hockey team win the gold medal against Sweden on Feb. 23, 2014. Telecommunications giants Bell and Rogers are increasing fees to bars that broadcast sports channels TSN and Sportsnet. (Michael Peake/Toronto Sun/Files)

Bell, Rogers tell sports bars: Pay up, or else

If I know anything about the kids these days, what with their beards and their ball caps and their hoppy beers, it's that they do not pay for cable. I'm told that many of them don’t even own a television, the rascals.