Archive for the ‘Sports/Basketball’ Category

Canada Basketball president/CEO Michele O’Keefe steps down

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018
Michele O'Keefe

The organization announced Wednesday that Michele O'Keefe is stepping down from her role as president/CEO on June 30. O'Keefe has accepted a position as associate director, athletics and recreation in her hometown of Welland, Ont.

Canada’s Kia Nurse impresses in WNBA debut

Sunday, May 20th, 2018
Kia Nurse New York Liberty

Canadian Kia Nurse had an impressive WNBA debut, scoring 17 points off the bench for the New York Liberty in a 80-76 road loss against the Chicago Sky.

Canadian Elite Basketball League striving to be more than a ‘shoestring business’

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

Frustrated with the National Basketball League of Canada's inability to become more than "a shoestring business," Niagara River Lions owner Richard Petko is aiming to create something better with the help of former CFL receiver Mike Morreale.

Raptors’ Dwane Casey named NBA coach of the year by his peers

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
Dwane Casey

Toronto's Dwane Casey is the NBA's coach of the year, as presented by the National Basketball Coaches Association. The award named for longtime NBCA executive director Michael H. Goldberg is voted on by the league's head coaches.

Canada’s R.J. Barrett leads World team over U.S. at Nike Hoop Summit

Friday, April 13th, 2018
RJ Barrett

Canadian R.J. Barrett had a game-high 20 points to lead the World Select Team to an 89-76 win over the United States on Friday night at the Nike Hoop Summit, a showcase for the top high school basketball players in the world.

Canada’s Kia Nurse picked 10th in WNBA draft by New York Liberty

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Canadian Kia Nurse was selected 10th overall by the New York Liberty at the WNBA draft Thursday night while A'ja Wilson was the top pick of the Las Vegas Aces.

March Madness: Villanova dominates Michigan for 2nd title in 3 years

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

The Wildcats went 31 years between their first title in 1985 and their second one two years ago in Houston. Coach Jay Wright and Villanova didn't have to wait very long for another one.

March Madness: Michigan ends Loyola’s Cinderella run

Saturday, March 31st, 2018

Michigan is moving on to the national championship game for the first time since 2013 after ending Loyola-Chicago's incredible run in the NCAA Tournament.

Canada’s Kia Nurse and top-ranked UConn lose to Notre Dame in Final Four

Friday, March 30th, 2018

Arike Ogunbowale's jumper from the corner with one second left lifted Notre Dame to a 91-89 overtime victory over UConn on Friday night in the national semifinals.

Loyola-Chicago’s Cinderella run shines light on school unnoticed for decades

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

Everything Loyola-Chicago coach Porter Moser envisioned is playing out. A captivating Final Four run has made a celebrity of a 98-year-old nun and shined a light on a program that went mostly unnoticed for decades.