Archive for the ‘News/Canada’ Category

Raptors’ Masai Ujiri on winning, losing Kawhi Leonard, ‘the shove,’ and his own future with the team

Monday, September 23rd, 2019
Masai Ujiri discusses Kawhi Leonard trade on July 20, 2018

In an exclusive interview, Raptors president Masai Ujiri talks about winning, losing Kawhi Leonard, that controversial shove in Oakland, the fallout from the DeMar DeRozan trade, and his perspective on his own future with the team.

Bianca Andreescu’s coach reflects on U.S. Open win

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019
Bianca Andreescu's coach reflects on U.S. Open win

Sylvain Bruneau discusses the 19-year-old Canadian's historic Grand Slam victory and looks ahead to what's next for the burgeoning tennis star.

Government falls short on pledge to better protect kids against abuse in sport

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019
amateur sports

Six months since a CBC investigation revealed widespread problems of sexual offences by coaches in amateur sports in Canada, signs of the promises made by the federal government to deal with it are hard to find.

Understanding Kawhi Leonard is easy — just watch him play basketball

Monday, June 10th, 2019

Kawhi Leonard made it clear from his first news conference as a member of the Toronto Raptors that he would let his on-court play do the talking. Given that Toronto is one win away from its first-ever NBA championship, what more does he need to say?

‘Wait — Toronto has a basketball team?’ The woes of being a Raptors fan in parts of the U.S.

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

The Raptors are Canada's must-see team, setting ratings records at home. But the NBA team still has an oft-dismissed status south of the border, where it can be a challenge in some U.S. markets to even find a bar willing to put the games on with volume.

A bandwagon fan’s guide to the Toronto Raptors

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019
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The Toronto Raptors are playing for a championship for the first time and it's got many new Canadian fans tuning in. So if you count yourself among the bandwagoners, this handy guide should get you get up to speed just in time for the NBA Finals.

Canadian paddler alleges he was victim of harassment

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

An emerging Canadian paddler says he was the victim of harassment by a teammate and was then ostracized from the national team after reporting it to officials, according to allegations in a lawsuit obtained exclusively by CBC Sports.

Threatening to ban rugby punishes players for reporting concussions, officials say

Saturday, May 4th, 2019
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Despite the Nova Scotia education minister's ordering the provincial school federation to reinstate rugby after it was banned on Thursday, the manner in which the initial decision was made alarmed Rugby Canada officials as well as devotees of the sport

Canadian tennis star Bianca Andreescu on Indian Wells win, equality and perseverance

Sunday, April 7th, 2019
Bianca Andreescu

Canadian teen tennis star Bianca Andreescu recently sat down with The National's Adrienne Arsenault to discuss her big win at Indian Wells, her push for equality in the sport and persevering when things get tough.

‘I was angry. I was sad’: Players and experts on why Canadian Women’s Hockey League failed

Monday, April 1st, 2019
Carlee Campbell

News that the Canadian Women's Hockey League will cease operations has been met with nearly universal shock and disappointment.