Archive for the ‘News/Canada/Toronto’ Category

Raptors superfan and Toronto mayor launch petition to get Kawhi Leonard to stay

Saturday, June 22nd, 2019
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Raptors’ superfan Nav Bhatia and Toronto Mayor John Tory are asking Torontonians to leave Kawhi Leonard alone as he decides his basketball future, but sign a petition to encourage him to consider staying in the city.

Trump considers inviting Toronto Raptors to White House after NBA championship win

Thursday, June 20th, 2019
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U.S. President Donald Trump says he would "think about" inviting the NBA championship Toronto Raptors to the White House. He made the comment at a news conference Thursday following a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Washington.

Toronto Raptors coach says no word from White House but meeting with Trudeau in the works

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019
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Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse says a meeting is in the works with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, but he hasn't heard from Washington about a congratulatory visit to the White House.

3 men arrested after shootings at Raptors celebration ID’d by police

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019
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Police have released the names of three men who were arrested after the shootings at Monday's celebration of the Toronto Raptors' NBA Championship.

The Toronto Raptors NBA Championship victory parade in pictures

Monday, June 17th, 2019
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Check out the scenes from the Toronto Raptors NBA Championship victory celebration after the team made history against the Golden State Warriors. Hundreds of thousands of ecstatic Raptors fans packed the streets of Toronto for the parade that culminated in a rally in Nathan Phillips Square.

2 people shot near Raptors rally at Nathan Phillips Square

Monday, June 17th, 2019
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Two people were shot at a rally celebrating the Toronto Raptors' first NBA championship on Monday afternoon, according to police, amid a celebration that saw thousands of fans crowd into the city's downtown core. 

‘I’ll probably tear up a little bit’: Raptors victory parade to take over Toronto

Monday, June 17th, 2019
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Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse and some of the top Raptors players say they're excited to celebrate the historic win with a parade and rally in downtown Toronto on Monday.

‘It’s a whirlwind’: Raptors head coach, players discuss NBA Finals win and upcoming draft

Sunday, June 16th, 2019
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Head coach Nick Nurse, centre Marc Gasol, point guard Fred VanVleet and forward Pascal Siakam took from the media at the Raptors' training facility.

Everything you need to know about the Raptors’ victory parade Monday

Friday, June 14th, 2019
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Toronto Raptors fans may still be celebrating — albeit quite sleepily — their team’s first NBA championship, but they will have another chance to party Monday during the official championship parade and rally.

6ix in Six?: Raptors fans gear up for possible NBA championship in Game 6

Thursday, June 13th, 2019
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Toronto Raptors fans are gearing up for a big night of basketball as the team takes a second shot at winning its first NBA Finals title.