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Ambassador or distraction: Raptors superfan Drake walks a thin line

Ambassador or distraction: Raptors superfan Drake walks a thin line

TORONTO — With his team pulling away in the fourth quarter of a pivotal playoff contest, Nick Nurse was standing by the broadcasters' table and applauding the previously struggling Raptors bench players that had given Toronto a 99-82 lead in Game 4 o
Bernard, Pendrith excited for Mackenzie Tour season to begin in Vancouver

Bernard, Pendrith excited for Mackenzie Tour season to begin in Vancouver

It was only when he was sitting alone in a hotel room in Argentina that Hugo Bernard truly appreciated that he was finally a professional golfer.
Emergence of Ibaka, bench good news for Toronto Raptors ahead of Game 5

Emergence of Ibaka, bench good news for Toronto Raptors ahead of Game 5

MILWAUKEE — Early in the second quarter Tuesday, Serge Ibaka got his hands on a rebound, threw down a monster dunk, then swung from the rim in dramatic fashion.

Edmonton Oilers sign goalie Oliver Rodrigue to entry-level deal

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers have signed goaltender Olivier Rodrigue to a three-year, entry-level contract. Rodrigue, 18, has played for the Drummondville Voltigeurs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League the past three seasons.
Raiders WHL championship puts hockey in Prince Albert back on the map

Raiders WHL championship puts hockey in Prince Albert back on the map

HALIFAX — Not long ago, Prince Albert Raiders coach Marc Habscheid would lead his team out to a near empty building for a Western Hockey League game.
FIFA keeps 32 teams for 2022 World Cup, scrapping expansion

FIFA keeps 32 teams for 2022 World Cup, scrapping expansion

FIFA scrapped plans to expand the 2022 Qatar World Cup to 48 nations, deciding Wednesday to stick with 32 countries due to the political and logistical complexities of using another Persian Gulf nation.
Toronto FC coach Greg Vanney sees silver lining in a weekend off for Pozuelo

Toronto FC coach Greg Vanney sees silver lining in a weekend off for Pozuelo

TORONTO — It may be looking for a silver lining, but Toronto FC coach Greg Vanney says Alejandro Pozuelo missing Sunday's visit by the San Jose Earthquakes may not be such a bad thing.
Fans to fill Halifax stadiums, bars on what mayor calls 'glorious' sports day

Fans to fill Halifax stadiums, bars on what mayor calls 'glorious' sports day

Halifax sports fans were gearing up Wednesday for what Mayor Mike Savage called a "glorious" sports day that might require a little tenderness from employers the morning after.
Toronto Raptors star Kawhi Leonard earns all-defensive team spot

Toronto Raptors star Kawhi Leonard earns all-defensive team spot

Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard has been named to the 2018-19 NBA all-defensive second team. Leonard, who has now made the all-defensive team five times, is the first player in Raptors history to receive the honour.
Chamblin back in double blue as Argonauts look to rebound after disastrous 2018

Chamblin back in double blue as Argonauts look to rebound after disastrous 2018

TORONTO — Shawn Lemon remembers the lecture well. And the one after that. And after that.