T.O. teams throwback jerseys a hit in Big Apple

GARY LOEWEN, SUN MEDIA

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Alex Kovalev, newly signed with the Ottawa Senators, hopes that whiny winger Dany Heatley remains with the team.

That way, Kovalev might look a little less like a floater.

Cool duds

Flashback Friday is a hit — at least in New York.

The New York Daily News has selected the 28 coolest uniforms in history and the Blue Jays and Maple Leafs both crack the list.

The Jays’ early 1980s powder blue attire ranks 24th. It is “always a welcome sight” when the Jays turn back the clock and put on the old-style duds, the Daily News says.

The Maple Leafs’ traditional uniform was ranked No. 21 ... “a no-brainer.”

The top five: Detroit Red Wings, USC Trojans, L.A. Lakers, New York Yankees and Chicago Blackhawks.

Curiously, none of the uniforms/jogging suits ever stitched together for the Vancouver Canucks cracked the list.

Royal but ancient

With his spirited run for the Claret Jug, Tom Watson is the headliner of a list of new, old news.

Old, as in old guys.

While Watson, at 59, made an unlikely run at Turnberry, there have been some other notable senior moments:

a) Lance Armstrong, pushing 38 and fresh out of retirement, is holding on to second place at the Tour de Pharmaceuticals (The event actually has been remarkably free of drug drudgery this year).

b) Hershel McGriff, 81, finishes 13th at a NASCAR series race.

c) Keizo Yamada, also 81, the winner of the 1953 Boston Marathon, plans to cut back on his running schedule, although he is contemplating running the occasional half-marathon.

d) Brett Favre, 40 in October, is expected to announce, finally, on Friday that he will play for the Minnesota Vikings this season. To a cheesehead, that reeks like Limburger.

Miami Dol-funs

The Miami Dolphins are gathering star power — maybe more so off the field.

Singer Marc Anthony — spouse of Jennifer Lopez — has become a minority owner of the team.

Singer Gloria Estefan bought a minority share last month.

Singer/barman Jimmy Buffett has written a Dolphin ditty, called Fins for the Fish, and the stadium has been renamed Land Shark Stadium after a line of Buffett’s beer.

All they need now are the dancing girls ... oh, they have those already, too.

Turn of phrase

Golf Channel announcers earned a double-bogey by regularly pronouncing “Turnberry” as if it were a fruit ... like strawberry or raspberry.

It’s Turn-burry, not Turn-barry.

Rock ‘em soccer

a) Liverpool star Steven Gerrard displayed “the style and speed of a professional boxer” after losing his cool in a bar brawl, a court heard.

b) David Beckham confronts angry Los Angeles Galaxy fans.

Soccer: It’s the beautiful game, but it’s bellicose, too.


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