Archive for the ‘Sports/Basketball’ Category

U19 win points to bright future for Canadian basketball

Monday, July 10th, 2017
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An historic victory at the FIBA under-19 World Cup is further proof that Canadian basketball is on the rise.

Canada downs Angola to reach quarters at FIBA U19 tournament

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Danilo Djuricic scored 22 points and Canada advanced to the quarter-finals of the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup with an 87-65 win over Angola on Wednesday.

FIBA 3-on-3 basketball World Cup: Day 1

Saturday, June 17th, 2017

Watch live action from the FIBA 3-on-3 basketball World Cup in Nantes, France.

North Carolina considered for NCAA events after partial anti-LGBT law change

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017
NCAA Final Four Basketball

The NCAA will consider North Carolina as a host for championship events again after the state rolled back a law that limited protections for LGBT people.

Vanderbilt’s foul fail puts the Madness in March

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

In the dying seconds of their first-round game against Northwestern, Vanderbilt guard Matthew Fisher-Davis made a crucial mistake that won't soon be forgotten.

Kia Nurse on UConn’s win streak, Canadian basketball

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

At just 20 years of age, Kia Nurse is already one of Canada's most decorated basketball players. She led her country to gold at the 2015 Pan Am Games, played in the 2016 Olympics, and is now helping drive UConn's record 93-game win streak.

From downtown: Is high school sharpshooter the next Steph Curry?

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016
Must See

In a holiday classic tournament, 15-year-old La'Melo Ball drained a half-court shot and the internet loves it.

DeRozan destroys Okafor in one dunk

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Toronto Raptors' DeMar DeRozan posterizes Philadelphia 76ers' Jahlil Okafor during the first half of Wednesday's game.

LeBron James chosen Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of Year

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

LeBron James delivered on a promise and ended decades of Cleveland sports misery in 2016. For leading the Cavaliers to an NBA title and ending the city's 52-year title drought, James joins Tiger Woods as the award's only two-time winners since its inception in 1954.

LeBron’s business team is more than a ‘posse’

Monday, November 21st, 2016
LeBron James and Maverick Carter

Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James' recent admonishment of Phil Jackson’s use of the word “posse,” in reference to James' business team, speaks to a racial prejudice many young black people face on a daily basis.