Archive for the ‘Sports/Basketball’ Category

Harvard Crimson basketball team sprinkled with red and white

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019
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When Canadian Danilo Djuricic made the choice to pursue both academics and basketball at Harvard University, the junior forward never thought of a moment where he’d have the chance to represent the Crimson at home.

Canada closes out women’s basketball Olympic qualifier with perfect record

Sunday, November 17th, 2019

Sami Hill led the way with 16 points, three rebounds, two assists and three steals, while 20-year-old Shaina Pellington recorded 14 points. Bridget Carleton and Jamie Scott had 13 points each and Ruth Hamblin had 11 points and five rebounds.

Canada tops Puerto Rico to book spot in women’s basketball Olympic qualifier

Saturday, November 16th, 2019

It had been three years since Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe played in front of her family. She made certain to put on a show Saturday night.

Kia Nurse leads Canada past Cuba to open Olympic pre-qualifying tournament

Thursday, November 14th, 2019
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A balanced offence has the Canadians off to a strong start at the 2019 FIBA women's Olympic pre-qualifying tournament.

Top NBA prospect Wiseman withdraws lawsuit against NCAA

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

James Wiseman and his advisers have decided a legal battle with the NCAA is not the best way to keep the heralded freshman on the basketball court.

Watch the FIBA women’s Olympic pre-qualifying tournament: Canada vs. Cuba

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

Watch live action from the FIBA women's Olympic pre-qualifying tournament match between Canada and Cuba beginning on Thursday at 9:30 p.m. ET.

Canada’s women’s basketball coach tries to see silver lining in new Olympic qualifying rules

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

Canadian women's basketball coach Lisa Thomaidis is undecided on whether she's fan of FIBA's new Olympic qualifying format.

Why a world-beating Canadian team won’t be going to the Olympics

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019
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Canadian women have dominated the new Olympic sport of 3-on-3 basketball this year. But it's not enough to earn them a spot at the Tokyo Games.

Top NBA prospect Wiseman fighting NCAA ruling that he’s ineligible to play for Memphis

Friday, November 8th, 2019

Memphis centre James Wiseman has a temporary restraining order to play while the heralded freshman fights an NCAA ruling that he's ineligible to play for coach Penny Hardaway and the Tigers.

Canadian women’s basketball team reaches program-best no. 4 world ranking

Friday, November 8th, 2019

The Canadian women's national basketball team reached a program-best fourth place in the FIBA world rankings ahead of their Olympic pre-qualifying tournament in Edmonton next week.