Archive for May, 2019

Draymond Green doesn’t mind beef with Drake: ‘It’s fun for me’

Friday, May 31st, 2019
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One day after a verbal tussle with Drake at the NBA Finals, Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green was playing down the significance of his post-game encounter with the Toronto Raptors' global ambassador.

L.A. Clippers coach fined $50K for comments about Kawhi Leonard

Friday, May 31st, 2019
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The NBA has fined the Los Angeles Clippers $50,000 US for violating the league's anti-tampering rule after head coach Doc Rivers made comments about Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard on a recent television appearance.

Toronto’s Cameroonian community ‘all hyped’ for Pascal Siakam

Friday, May 31st, 2019
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There was little fanfare when the Toronto Raptors chose skinny, unheralded forward Pascal Siakam in the 2016 NBA draft, but the city's Cameroonian community was excited to see one of their countrymen join the team. Now, as Siakam has emerged as a driving force on the Raptors' first-ever run to the NBA Finals

Roger Federer remains perfect after 3 rounds

Friday, May 31st, 2019
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Roger Federer's return to Roland Garros after a four-year absence could not have gone better through three matches. The 20-time Grand Slam champion has not dropped a set so far— keeping his 37-year-old legs fresh for the challenges to come.

Kawhi Leonard ‘King Of The North’ billboard now overlooking Oakland

Friday, May 31st, 2019
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New Balance, the sponsor of Kawhi Leonard, has paid for a billboard in Oakland with a picture of the star and the caption, "The King Of The North is Coming."

Reuters Sports News Summary

Friday, May 31st, 2019

Report: Durant could return for Game 3 Kevin Durant could return from a calf injury as soon as Game 3 of the NBA Finals, Yahoo Sports reported. Durant was hurt May 8, in the fifth game of the Western Conference semifinals against the Houston Rockets. Golf industry upturn is more Trump than Tiger Tiger Woods' Masters' triumph last month was an epic comeback for the former world number one after an 11-year major title drought, but it is Donald Trump who may better symbolize the U.S. golf industry's improving fortunes after a long lean spell.

Watch Raptors-Warriors speak to media the day after Toronto’s Game 1 win

Friday, May 31st, 2019
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Watch live coverage of the Raptors and Golden State Warriors speaking to the media a day after Toronto's Game 1 win in the NBA Finals.

Pacific FC cross the country in search of a winning formula

Friday, May 31st, 2019
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As road trips go, this is a monster. It's a seven-hour flight for Pacific FC from Victoria to meet the Wanderers in Halifax. As Nigel Reed writes, the winless-in-four PFC better make it worth its while.

Raptors’ fans don’t want Paul Pierce’s support

Friday, May 31st, 2019
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Even when Paul Pierce says something good about the Raptors, Toronto fans just can't get behind the former NBA all-star. Pierce, who helping the Washington Wizards sweep the Raptors in the first round of the 2015 playoffs, is now working for ESPN and picked Toronto to win the NBA Finals in six games.

Report: Torn Achilles for Packers coach LaFleur

Friday, May 31st, 2019

New Green Bay Packers coach Matt LaFleur will have surgery Sunday to repair a torn Achilles tendon, according to multiple reports. LaFleur was injured while playing "knockout" on a basketball hoop at the stadium on Wednesday night, reports Mike Silver of NFL.com. Silver suggests LaFleur will coach from a cart during the upcoming OTAs and likely throughout the offseason, but could be ready to patrol the sidelines by the time the regular season starts.