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'I love it': Raptors president Masai Ujiri says he is happy in Toronto

Tuesday  20:21,   25 june 2019
msn

TORONTO — Masai Ujiri says he appreciates the interest from other NBA clubs, but his roots are in Toronto. The Raptors president held an end-of-season press conference today, in which he talked about his future in Toronto, winning an NBA... >>>

Nurse, Team Canada are the perfect pairing at the right time

Tuesday  18:57,   25 june 2019
thescore

Excellence. That was the word used by Rowan Barrett, general manager of the Canadian men's national basketball team, to explain why a coaching search led the program to hire Nick Nurse to lead it through the next phase. Canada Basketball, ready to... >>>

Gardiner, McElhinney should top Canadiens’ list of UFAs to pursue

Tuesday  18:57,   25 june 2019
sportsnet.ca

Getting a defenceman like Jake Gardiner, a 28-year-old pending unrestricted free agent, signed would be a huge coup for Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin. The post Raptors GM Masai Ujiri confirms ‘long term future’ in Toronto appeared first on >>>

What went wrong for Canada at Women's World Cup?

Tuesday  18:57,   25 june 2019
thescore

Expectations, at least internally, were high for Canada coming into the Women's World Cup. They were measured - this is Canada, after all - but there was a quiet confidence in the Canadian camp that something special could be brewing in France.... >>>

What are the Blue Jays' options with Stroman?

Tuesday  18:17,   25 june 2019
thescore

Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Marcus Stroman has one more year of arbitration remaining before becoming a free agent following the 2020 season. With his name increasingly popping up in trade rumors and the July 31 deadline quickly approaching, it's >>>

Maple Leafs have eight RFAs to qualify today

Tuesday  18:17,   25 june 2019
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Qualifying offers are due by 5 p.m. The Leafs have to issue qualifying offers to all of their unsigned RFAs, including Mitch Marner. The deadline to submit these basic contract offers is today at 5 p.m. For a player like Mitch Marner, this is a... >>>

Player Review: Pascal Siakam has solidified his position as a star for the Raptors

Tuesday  17:52,   25 june 2019
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In his third season, Pascal Siakam rose through the ranks of the Raptors’ roster, quickly becoming the team’s most reliable offensive weapon outside of Kawhi Leonard — while providing an exciting blueprint for the future. When the Raptors’... >>>

PGA Tour Power Rankings: U.S. Open run keeps Koepka on throne

Tuesday  17:52,   25 june 2019
thescore

The U.S. Open provided another opportunity to watch golf's best compete on the biggest stage. The week at Pebble Beach - along with a couple of other notable tournaments over the last month - also reshuffled the power rankings, with two new names... >>>

Buss admits being caught 'off guard' by Magic's resignation

Tuesday  17:02,   25 june 2019
thescore

Los Angeles Lakers governor and controlling owner Jeanie Buss spoke publicly for the first time since Magic Johnson abruptly resigned before the club's final game of the season, admitting that his decision caught her "off guard" while expressing... >>>

5 most head-scratching moves of the NFL offseason

Tuesday  17:02,   25 june 2019
thescore

Shocking moves have transpired in the NFL since the New England Patriots captured Super Bowl LIII in February - some more justifiable than others. Here are the five most head-scratching decisions of the offseason: Jets fire GM Mike Maccagnan 2 weeks >>>

Raptors president Masai Ujiri to hold news conference Tuesday

Tuesday  16:55,   25 june 2019
thestar

Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri is holding his annual year-end news conference this morning at 11 a.m. at OVO Athletic Centre. It’s the first time Ujiri will be available to answer the media’s questions since the Raptors won the franchise’s... >>>

Five Big Questions Surrounding Kawhi Leonard's NBA Free Agency

Tuesday  16:55,   25 june 2019
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Kawhi Leonard holds all the cards in NBA free agency. Will the NBA champion return to Toronto or will he head home to Los Angeles? The Crossover analyzes these questions and more ahead of his big... >>>

Raptors fan creates Lego version of Kawhi Leonard’s historic buzzer-beater shot

Tuesday  16:05,   25 june 2019
globalnews.ca

"It was something where I just knew, as soon as the moment happened I was like, 'I've got to make that in Lego,'" Jacobs told Global News. On Monday, he posted his stop-motion Lego re-creation of the shot on social media, where it has already... >>>

Stroman on Yanks trade speculation: 'I love bright lights'

Tuesday  12:41,   25 june 2019
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NEW YORK — Blue Jays right-hander Marcus Stroman likes pitching in the Bronx, and he'd love it even more if he wasn't facing the Bombers. Asked Monday at Yankee Stadium about trade speculation connecting him and New York, Stroman stopped short of... >>>

Three takeaways from 2019 NBA awards show

Tuesday  12:41,   25 june 2019
sportingnews

Current NBA players, basketball legends and others received recognition for their efforts on and off the court. Here are three takeaways from the 2019 NBA Awards: There were no real surprises Monday's events went like most people expected them to.... >>>