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Toronto Raptors honour Kobe Bryant

The news of Kobe Bryant’s death sent shock waves around the world. The Los Angeles Lakers star, Bryant, along with his daughter Gianna, and 7 others passed away in a helicopter accident yesterday. During a game between the Toronto Raptors» 

International, Society

And now for something completely different–sports in 2019

Looking back on 2019–a year lacking Olympics, another year missing a Canadian-based Stanley Cup champion, a year with a less than stellar performance by the Canadians at the Women’s World Cup of Soccer. What are we left with? How about» 

International, Society

Toronto Raptors are CP’s 2019 team of the year

The Toronto Raptors have been voted Canadian Press’s team of the year. The Raptors won 61 of the 67 of the votes cast by writers, broadcasters and editors across the country. Last week, tennis player Bianca Andreescu and Mikaë​l Kingsbury» 

Society

Raptors’ victory makes for a whole new ballgame for Canadian sports fans

When the Toronto Raptors won the NBA championship last month, it set off a celebration the likes of which the country may have never seen before. Oh, Canada has had its share of celebrations with the largest of parades always» 

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» 

International, Society

Basketball and Canada: a love affair heats up

The television ratings are boffo, there are reports that single tickets are selling for $100-thousand apiece and Jurassic Parks are springing up across the country and elsewhere–putting to rest any doubts that professional basketball is the game of choice in» 

International, Society

Toronto Raptors looking to make history in NBA Finals

Maybe it’s because no Canadian team has won a title in any of the big four North American professional sports (hockey, baseball, NFL football or basketball) in a very long time. Those last winners–the Toronto Blue Jays and the Montreal» 

Economy, International, Society

A bus tragedy in Saskatchewan profoundly clouds the year in Canadian sports

Sadly, a look back at sports in Canada in 2018 begins at a wind-swept, icy intersection in the eastern part of the prairie province of Saskatchewan. On April 6, a northbound passenger bus carrying members of the Humboldt Broncos junior» 

International, Politics, Society

Toronto Raptors join anti-Trump ranks

Players on the Toronto Raptors, Canada’s only National Basketball Association team, have joined the growing number of North American professional athletes disgusted by some of U.S. President Donald Trump’s words and policies. Raptors officials confirmed a report Thursday in the»