Extra, Extra: Coach Drake, the Newest Toronto FC Midfielder, and a Weird Crosstown Name

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Extra, Extra: Coach Drake, the Newest Toronto FC Midfielder, and a Weird Crosstown Name

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  • The 6ix God will coach Canada’s celebrity basketball team as part of the upcoming all-star weekend in Toronto. Drake, who got his start playing basketball star Jimmy on Degrassi, will coach a team that includes Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler, tennis pro Milos Raonic, Blue Jays bat flipper Jose Bautista, one-time Raptor Tracy McGrady, and former NBA MVP Steve Nash. Kevin Hart will coach the opposing team at the annual celebrity all-star game. His squad includes Nick Cannon, Michael B. Jordan, and former Space Jam star Muggsy Bogues.
  • Toronto FC selected midfielder Tsubasa Endoh ninth overall in the annual MLS draft. Born in Japan, Endoh graduated from Maryland and joins a team that has finally made strides after many frustrating years of false starts and a lack of goal scoring.
  • Metrolinx finalized its Eglinton Crosstown station names this afternoon, and settled on a weird compromise. One station will be called “Hakimi-Lebovic”, although we don’t know whether there will be a hyphen. Hakimi Avenue was christened in 2014 to honour the founder of Hakim Optical, and extends north of Eglinton. Lebovic is the family name of two local developers, and goes south of Eglinton. If Metrolinx would like to hire Torontoist‘s copy editors to help them through the next decision, they can get in touch.

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