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Chinese organizers cancel NBA fan event amid free speech row

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019
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Chinese organizers on Wednesday cancelled a fan event on the eve of an National Basketball Association exhibition game in Shanghai, the latest fallout in a row over comments by a team official supporting protests in Hong Kong.

Toronto Raptors helped spike Canada’s economy in May, StatsCan says

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019
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Canada's gross domestic product expanded by 0.2 per cent in May, led by predictable sectors such as construction and manufacturing. But the economy also got a bigger-than-usual boost from the Toronto Raptors' run to the NBA championship.

Nike backs down after Kaepernick objects to shoe with slavery-era U.S. flag on it

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019
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Nike is pulling a flag-themed tennis shoe after former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick complained to the shoemaker, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Nike shares sell off after basketball star’s shoe breaks live on TV

Thursday, February 21st, 2019
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Nike's shares sold off today after a pair of the sneaker company's shoes malfunctioned during a live televised NCAA game, injuring the NBA's No. 1 basketball prospect.

The hits, misses, and surprises of this year’s Super Bowl Commercials

Monday, February 4th, 2019
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Here's a look at the best and worst commercials from the 2019 Super Bowl, with views from advertising industry leaders in the U.S. and Canada.

Year of change for Canadian sports fans in 2018 as media rivals stepped up to compete

Friday, December 21st, 2018
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The Rogers deal in 2013 changed the landscape of sports media. 2019 will bring more changes for sports fans as old rivals and new ones compete for fan interest.

Free trade deal gives Canadian broadcasters power to block U.S. Super Bowl ads again

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018
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The new trade pact between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico may make trade freer between the three countries, but that freedom will not apparently extend to Canadians who want to watch American Super Bowl ads.

‘A public relations nightmare’: Ticketmaster recruits pros for secret scalper program

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
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Read about what CBC News and the Toronto Star discovered after sending a pair of reporters undercover to a ticket industry convention in Las Vegas that brings together box-office giants and the world's top scalpers in the same room.

Nike shares hit as Kaepernick ad spurs boycott

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018
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Shares of Nike Inc fell 3 per cent on Tuesday as calls for a boycott of the sportswear giant gained traction on social media following its choice of Colin Kaepernick as a face for the 30th anniversary of its "Just Do It" slogan.

Supreme Court will hear Bell, NFL case on Super Bowl ads

Thursday, May 10th, 2018
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Canada's top court will consider appeals by Bell Canada and the National Football League over whether Canadian viewers can watch American TV commercials during the game,