No NHL franchise matters more in Canada than the Maple Leafs (sorry Canadiens), and as Brendan Shanahan and his team of local stars look to end a 51-year Stanley Cup drought, the passion in Toronto feels renewed.
There was a moment in his U.S. Open quarterfinal defeat to Novak Djokovic in which John Millman pushed the favorite and sparked thoughts of a second monumental upset. But Djokovic's talent won out, ending Millman's unlikely run.
He's one of the best college pitchers, a first-round draft talent—and an admitted juvenile sex offender whose crime, if not for a legal glitch, may have stayed secret forever. Watching Luke Heimlich pitch stirs wonder and outrage—and questions about guilt, forgiveness and second chances.