Archive for the ‘Sports/Basketball’ Category

Psych! Canada has game-winning buzzer-beater overturned, loses to Dominican

Monday, February 24th, 2020

The Canadian men's national team, for a brief moment, believed they had come away with a victory on Monday.

Canada cruises past Dominican Republic to open men’s basketball AmeriCup qualifier

Friday, February 21st, 2020

Former NBA player Andrew Nicholson had 16 points and seven rebounds to lead Canada's men's basketball team to an 89-72 win over the Dominican Republic on Friday in the opener of their FIBA AmeriCup 2021 qualifying tournament.

Canada tops Belgium in opener of Olympic women’s basketball qualifier

Thursday, February 6th, 2020
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Canada's women's basketball team survived a scare and held on for a 61-56 win over host Belgium on Thursday at an Olympic qualifying tournament.

Can the team-first culture within Canada Basketball convince its WNBA stars to keep coming back?

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

It is cliché for athletes to say the logo on the front of their jerseys is more meaningful than the name on the back. But you’ll never hear that from a woman on the Canadian national basketball team. They don’t require cliché to explain the importance of playing for their country.

Canada’s women’s basketball team commanding attention as serious Olympic medal threats

Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

Through three generations, Canada's women's basketball team has fought battles on and off the court. Funding and exposure were long considered insufficient. But with those issues slowly being won, the fourth-ranked squad can finally focus on one long-standing goal: the Olympic podium.

Plying their trade in Siberia, Canadian basketball players bring resilience to women’s national team

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

Ruth Hamblin, Jamie Scott, and Miah-Marie Langlois were on a train bound for Hungary a few weeks ago. They were supposed to disembark in the Czech Republic. The best in Canadian women's basketball are accustomed to plying their trade at outposts around the world.

Canadians Kia Nurse and Kayla Alexander applaud WNBA’s landmark new labour deal

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020
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The women's pro basketball landscape experienced a seismic shift Tuesday with news of the WNBA's landmark collective bargaining agreement.

WNBA union touts ‘historic’ pay raises in new labour deal

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020
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The WNBA and its union announced a tentative eight-year labour deal Tuesday that will allow top players to earn more than $500,000 US while the average annual compensation for players will surpass six figures for the first time.

Free agency could prevent Kelly Olynyk from playing Olympic qualifier for Canada

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019
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Free agency could throw a wrench into Kelly Olynyk's plans to play basketball for Canada this summer.

Raptors’ Chris Boucher, Oshae Brissett, plan to play for Canada in last-chance Olympic qualifier

Friday, November 29th, 2019
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Centre Chris Boucher and forward Oshae Brissett of the Toronto Raptors have said they intend to play for Canada at an Olympic men's basketball qualifying tournament next year in Victoria.