Archive for the ‘News/Canada’ Category

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

Q&A | Sexual offences in amateur sport

Thursday, February 14th, 2019
Q&A | Sexual offences in amateur sport

CBC’s Jamie Strashin puts questions to our panellists — Lorraine Lafreniere from the Coaches Association of Canada, Karyn Kennedy from Boost Child and Youth Advocacy Centre, Dawn Smyth of Basketball Canada and Todd Jackson of Hockey Canada

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2018 LIVE (courtesy NBA TV)

Thursday, September 6th, 2018
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2018 LIVE (courtesy NBA TV)

Steve Nash, Jason Kidd and Grant Hill are among the 13-member class that will be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. At this event, each class member is presented with their orange hall of fame jacket

Women abused by ex-national ski coach Bertrand Charest speak out for 1st time

Monday, June 4th, 2018
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Four former elite alpine skiers spoke to CBC's Adrienne Arsenault about the trauma that still haunts them after they were sexually assaulted by a trusted coach — and what they think needs to happen to make sure athletes training today don't suffer similar abuse.