Archive for the ‘Sports/Basketball/NBA’ Category

Canada’s R.J. Barrett helps Duke dismantle U of T in exhibition rout

Friday, August 17th, 2018

Canada's young basketball star R.J. Barrett scored 35 points, while rookie teammate Zion Williamson added 24, to lead the Duke Blue Devils to a 96-60 pre-season rout of the University of Toronto on Friday.

Canada’s R.J. Barrett shines in pre-season Duke debut

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

Late in the first quarter Wednesday night, Canadian basketball phenom R.J. Barrett veered around a Ryerson defender to throw down an emphatic dunk.

Tamara Tatham 1st Canadian woman on men’s pro basketball coaching staff

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018
Rio Olympics Basketball Women

The Toronto Raptors have named Tamara Tatham as a mentor coach for their G League affiliate, making the two-time Olympian the first Canadian woman to join the staff of a men's pro basketball team.

Leonard-loving Clippers fire analyst who criticized new Raptor for ‘excuses’

Monday, August 13th, 2018
On Basketball Missing Kawhi

Bruce Bowen won't be back as a Los Angeles Clippers television game analyst next season after recently making critical comments about potential 2019 free agent Kawhi Leonard, ESPN reported Monday.

DeMar DeRozan will make Toronto return with Spurs in February

Friday, August 10th, 2018

DeMar DeRozan will make his emotional return back to Toronto as a member of the San Antonio Spurs on February 22, 2019.

Kawhi Leonard doesn’t directly mention Raptors in letter thanking Spurs

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Kawhi Leonard released his first statement since the blockbuster trade that saw the Toronto Raptors land the star forward. Leonard thanked the San Antonio Spurs organization, its fans and head coach Gregg Popovich, but didn't mention the Raptors.

Carmelo Anthony agrees to join Rockets: reports

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

Carmelo Anthony is done in Oklahoma City. A person with knowledge of the details told The Associated Press the Thunder are sending Anthony and a 2022 protected first-round pick to Atlanta in exchange for Hawks guard Dennis Schroder and Mike Muscala.

Raptors sign centre Greg Monroe: reports

Monday, August 6th, 2018

Free-agent centre Greg Monroe, 28, has agreed to a one-year, $2.2 million US deal with the Toronto Raptors, according to a report by Yahoo! Sports.

Trump rips LeBron’s intelligence hours before rally in Ohio

Saturday, August 4th, 2018
Trump LeBron

President Donald Trump congratulated Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys football team, for saying his players will be required to stand for the playing of the national anthem.

L.A.-bound LeBron won’t close door on return to Cleveland

Monday, July 30th, 2018
LeBron Speaks Basketball

LeBron James, who earlier this month ended his second stint in Cleveland by signing a four-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, told The Associated Press on Monday there could be a day when he plays in his home state again.