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International, Politics

Professional basketball mixed up in Hong Kong politics

The pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong has spread to North American professional basketball. The recent pro democracy tweet from an NBA manager a seeming counter tweet from a star player, and a word from the National Basketball League itself distancing» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

‘Raptors Way’: Toronto renames street after basketball team historical win

Last week, Toronto’s basketball team, the Raptors, won their first-ever NBA title in game six against the San Francisco Golden State Warriors. Now, a street in Canada’s largest city has been renamed “Raptors way”. The only Canadian team in the» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

Canada history: June 19, 1915, The world’s winningest basketball team

World’s best sports team ever? With the recent hoopla over the Toronto Raptor’s NBA win, one should not forget the start of the what is possibly the world’s best basketball team, and perhaps the winningest team in sports history period.» 

Society

Tens of thousands gather in Toronto for Raptors parade

Tens of thousands of jubilant basketball fans gathered in downtown Toronto Monday morning to take part in a mega-parade celebrating the historic Toronto Raptors’ NBA championship win. Sixteen players and their family members rode on five open-air double-decker buses, with» 

Society

Canadian basketball fans celebrate Toronto Raptors NBA championship win

Thousands of Canadian basketball fans poured into the streets of Toronto and cities across Canada early Friday to celebrate after the Raptors defeated defending champions Golden State Warriors to become the first Canadian team to win an NBA championship. Thousands» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

NBA basketball: U.S. sports blog spreads fake news against Toronto fans

A blog called Barstool Sports has tweeted a video claiming to show sports fans in Toronto cheering wildly at the injury to Warriors player Kevin Durant. The blog founder Dave Portnoy claims it shows fans at “The Toronto Tavern”.  Normally» 

Arts and Entertainment, International

NBA: Drake factor- music banned and Toronto loses game-1

There has been much made about Canadian rap star Drake and his alleged bad luck factor on teams and players he supports. Spotted wearing a particular team logo at a game, or being photographed with a player, whether hockey, soccer» 

Arts and Entertainment, Health, International, Society

One of the best international teams in sport ever: Canadian, female, and virtually unknown.

It’s a Canadian team that holds an undisputed record, 502 wins against 20 losses. For decades, the team beat almost all comers in matches across Canada, the US, and Europe. Headlines of a defeat of the so-called *world champion* US» 

Health, Politics, Society

Road hockey banned in Canada? Really?

Car ! Ca-ar! That was and is the cry heard in cities and towns across much of Canada…since, well, forever it seems.  One or more of the kids playing street hockey or road hockey would spot a car coming down»