Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics/Canada Rising’ Category

Groups set for final men’s Olympic basketball qualifier

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

The Canadian men’s basketball team will play in Manila, Philippines in Group A along with Turkey and Senegal in early July in hopes of qualifying for the Rio Olympics tournament this summer.

Canada’s men’s basketball team has last chance for Rio Olympics

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016
Kelly Olynyk

Canada's men's basketball team will have a final chance to qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics at one of three tournaments to be held in Italy, Serbia and the Philippines from July 4-10.

Canadian basketball phenom Jamal Murray shining at Kentucky

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Kentucky basketball freshman Jamal Murray is leading his team with an average of 17.6 points per game. He's also looking like Canadian basketball's next big thing.

Nash thinks NBA all-star weekend will be special for Canada

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

Former basketball star Steve Nash sees the upcoming NBA all-star weekend as chance for Canada to show their passion for the game.

Canada rises in basketball world rankings

Monday, November 16th, 2015
BKO Pan Am 20150720

Canada has climbed two spots to seventh on the FIBA combined men's and women's world basketball rankings.

Andrew Wiggins, Timberwolves forward, scratched with sore knee

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015
Andrew Wiggins

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins was a late scratch for the game on Tuesday night against Charlotte because of a sore right knee.

Andrew Wiggins ties career high as Timberwolves end Hawks’ streak

Monday, November 9th, 2015
Andrew Wiggins

Andrew Wiggins tied a career high with 33 points, Karl-Anthony Towns added 17 and the Minnesota Timberwolves blew a 34-point lead before snapping the Atlanta Hawks' seven-game winning streak with a 117-107 victory on Monday night.

Steve Nash says Raptors have ‘lifted the spirits of basketball fans’ in Canada

Friday, November 6th, 2015

Steve Nash is among those impressed with the Toronto Raptors 5-0 start to the season.

Raptors rally to stun Thunder, remain perfect

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

DeMar DeRozan scored 10 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter, and the Toronto Raptors overcame an eight-point deficit in the final 6 minutes to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 103-98 on Wednesday night and remain undefeated.