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Raptors hold moment of silence for Flight PS752 victims

Sunday, January 12th, 2020
Raptors hold moment of silence for Flight PS752 victims

The Toronto Raptors held a moment of silence for the victims of Flight PS752, which was shot down in Iran, before the team's game against the San Antonio Spurs.

‘Closing the dream gap’: Dozens hit the ice in Toronto in support of women’s hockey

Saturday, January 4th, 2020
Sydney Kidd and Emma Greco

People of all ages turned out in their numbers in Toronto, Calgary and Montreal on Saturday, in support of the future of women’s hockey in Canada, months after the collapse of the Canadian Women's Hockey League.

Masai Ujiri on winning, changing the Raptors culture, and why he doesn’t feel pressure

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

"If we don't win for the next hundred years, we always think we can win. You always believe that you can. That's what a championship does and that's what it does for the city," Raptors president tells CBC Radio's Metro Morning.

Hundreds gather to watch tennis champion Bianca Andreescu light Eaton Centre Christmas tree

Thursday, November 14th, 2019
Eaton Centre Christmas tree

Joined by hundreds of Torontonians eager to witness the official start of the holiday season, tennis champion Bianca Andreescu hosted an official ceremony to light up Toronto Eaton Centre's iconic Christmas tree.  

Liberal Olympian Adam van Koeverden defeats deputy PC leader Lisa Raitt in Milton, Ont.

Monday, October 21st, 2019
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Four-time Olympic medal winner and Liberal candidate Adam van Koeverden flipped the traditionally blue riding of Milton, Ont., defeating deputy Conservative party leader and incumbent Lisa Raitt.

‘That means a lot’: New Raptors coach Brittni Donaldson happily takes on job of role model

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

New Raptors assistant coach Brittni Donaldson, the tenth female assistant coach in NBA history, says she takes being a role model for young boys and girls seriously.

Mississauga plans big tribute for tennis star Bianca Andreescu today

Sunday, September 15th, 2019

Ten of thousands are expected to gather in Mississauga, Ont., on Sunday to cheer tennis star Bianca Andreescu.

Raptors release team-branded sports hijab inspired by Toronto Muslim athletes

Saturday, September 14th, 2019
Raptors hijab

The Toronto Raptors say a new line of team-branded hijabs is part of a broader effort to be more inclusive to fans of all cultures. 

#ShetheNorth rally for Bianca Andreescu set for Sunday in Mississauga

Friday, September 13th, 2019

The good times for Bianca Andreescu will keep rolling on Sunday, when her hometown of Mississauga holds a public rally to celebrate the tennis star's recent victory.

#SheTheNorth: Bianca Andreescu always dreamed big. Now she’s inspiring others to do the same.

Saturday, September 7th, 2019
Bianca Andreescu

Long before she ever became a household name, Bianca Andreescu had her sights set on greatness — quite literally, with the words "I won" written on her hand before taking to the court.