Archive for the ‘Sports/Basketball/NBA’ Category

Celtics to retire Paul Pierce’s No. 34

Friday, August 18th, 2017
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The Boston Celtics will retire Paul Pierce's No. 34 during their Feb. 11 game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

LeBron James calls out ‘so-called president’ Trump

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017
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LeBron James swiped at President Trump on Tuesday, calling him the "so-called president" while calling for unity in light of the Charlottesville tragedy.

Raptors sign Canadian forward Kyle Wiltjer

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017
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The Toronto Raptors have signed forward Kyle Wiltjer, the team announced Tuesday. Wiltjer, a six-foot-10, 240-pound native of Portland, Ore., who holds dual Canadian and American citizenship, appeared in 14 games for the Houston Rockets last season, totalling 13 points and 10 rebounds over 44 minutes.

Raptors set to open season on Oct. 19, earliest in club history

Monday, August 14th, 2017
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The Toronto Raptors will make their earliest regular-season start in club history in 2017-18. The NBA released its full schedule Monday, and Toronto will start its 23rd season at home against Chicago on Oct. 19 — a week earlier than last season's start.

NBA to open mid-October, earliest in 37 years

Thursday, August 10th, 2017
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The Golden State Warriors will open their title defence by hosting Houston in Chris Paul's Rockets debut on Oct. 17, the NBA's earliest opening night in 37 years.

Canada’s Andrew Wiggins in line for $150M payday from T-Wolves

Monday, August 7th, 2017
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Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor tells The Associated Press he is ready to give Andrew Wiggins a max contract extension on his rookie deal worth close to $150 million.

Canadian basketball star R.J. Barrett to jump a year ahead to enter college next year

Monday, July 31st, 2017
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Whether it was starring for Canada, or at the prestigious Nike Hoop Summit and the Basketball Without Borders game at the NBA's all-star weekend, R.J. Barrett has proven he can more than hold his own against players years older. Now, the 17-year-old from Mississauga, Ont., is leaping ahead a year to join the Class of 2018.

Canada to play for 1st-ever bronze at FIBA U19 Women’s World Cup

Saturday, July 29th, 2017
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Canada will play for a first-ever bronze medal at the FIBA under-19 women's World Cup after a 65-41 semifinal loss to Russia on Saturday.

3,459 kids help Kevin Durant land in the Guinness Book of World Records

Saturday, July 29th, 2017
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The Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant and 3,459 children from the Reliance Foundation Junior NBA program in India entered the Guinness Book of World Records on Friday after holding the world's largest basketball lesson in multiple venues.

Canada squeaks into semis at FIBA U-19 Women’s World Cup

Friday, July 28th, 2017
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Canada has clinched a spot in the semifinals of the FIBA women's U19 World Cup. Laeticia Amihere of Mississauga, Ont., scored 21 points to lift the Canadians to a 68-65 victory over China in Friday's semifinals.