• September 21, 2021

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France survives Luka Doncic triple-double, to face Team USA for gold medal

France survives Luka Doncic triple-double, to face Team USA for gold medal

Game on the line, final seconds ticking away, and Slovenia’s Klemen Prepelic had nobody between him and a layup that would have sent his country into the gold-medal match at the Tokyo Olympics. Nicolas Batum had…

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Wheelchair Basketball Canada announces men’s and women’s squads for Tokyo Games

Wheelchair Basketball Canada announces men’s and women’s squads for Tokyo Games

Three-time Paralympic champion Patrick Anderson will be making his Paralympic return to Canada’s wheelchair basketball team in Tokyo. The Canadian men’s and women’s teams headed to Tokyo were announced on Friday by the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) and…

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Canada clinches Group A, semifinal berth with commanding win over China

Canada clinches Group A, semifinal berth with commanding win over China

Unselfish basketball, a balanced attack and solid defense were key factors in a commanding Canadian victory against China Wednesday night at the Olympic basketball qualifying event in Victoria. A day after grinding out an opening…

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Canadian women’s basketball team learns tough Olympic lessons after disappointing AmeriCup

Canadian women’s basketball team learns tough Olympic lessons after disappointing AmeriCup

From 16 months without a game to seven contests in eight days, the Canadian women’s basketball team made its return to the court last week at the FIBA AmeriCup. Canada, which collected gold in two…

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Aislinn Konig catches fire from deep to send Canada rolling into AmeriCup semis

Aislinn Konig catches fire from deep to send Canada rolling into AmeriCup semis

Aislinn Konig had a game-high 23 points as Canada crushed the Dominican Republic 90-53 in quarter-final action at the FIBA AmeriCup women’s basketball tournament on Thursday. Canada is now 5-0 at the event. With the…

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Canada Basketball to appeal FIBA sanctions after missing qualifiers during pandemic

Canada Basketball to appeal FIBA sanctions after missing qualifiers during pandemic

Canada Basketball says it is disappointed with sanctions handed down by basketball’s international governing body after the country pulled out of two FIBA AmeriCup 2022 qualifying matches in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. FIBA…

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Kyrie Irving rejoins Brooklyn Nets, says he ‘just needed a pause’

Kyrie Irving rejoins Brooklyn Nets, says he ‘just needed a pause’

Kyrie Irving rejoined the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday after two weeks away from the team. “I’m back, I’m happy to be back,” Irving told reporters. “And we got some great pieces and we just move on and I…

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Canadian wheelchair basketball players ruled eligible to compete at Tokyo Games

Canadian wheelchair basketball players ruled eligible to compete at Tokyo Games

Canada’s wheelchair basketball teams are relieved no more players will be lost to a realigning of eligibility standards. Under orders from the International Paralympic Committee, the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation is reassessing athletes with high…

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Canadian wheelchair basketball player ruled ineligible to compete at Tokyo 2020

Canadian wheelchair basketball player ruled ineligible to compete at Tokyo 2020

Four-time Canadian Paralympian and two-time Paralympic gold medallist David Eng has been ruled ineligible to compete at Tokyo 2020. The conclusion came down on Thursday as a result of the athlete eligibility reassessment process conducted by the International…

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Canada tops Belgium in opener of Olympic women´s basketball

Canada tops Belgium in opener of Olympic women´s basketball

The Senior Women’s National Team opened their campaign at the FIBA Women’s Qualifying Tournament with a hard-fought 61-56 triumph over host team Belgium in front of a sold-out crowd at the Versluys Dôme on Thursday night. Kia…

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Canadian basketball men to face Greece in quest for Olympic berth

Canadian basketball men to face Greece in quest for Olympic berth

The Canadian men’s basketball team may have to get past NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo to get to the Tokyo Olympics. The good news for Canada is it should have the players to do it. Canada drew seventh-ranked Greece, plus…

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Jamal Murray commit to playing for Canada in quest for Olympic berth

Jamal Murray commit to playing for Canada in quest for Olympic berth

Jamal Murray wants to lead Canada’s men’s basketball team to the Tokyo Olympics. The Denver Nuggets star guard said he’s committed to playing for Canada this summer, a big boost for a program that has struggled…

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Canada women’s basketball closes out qualifier with perfect record

Canada women’s basketball closes out qualifier with perfect record

Canada’s women’s basketball team put its depth on display Sunday in a authoritarian 110-60 victory over the Dominican Republic in the final match of the FIBA Olympic pre-qualifying tournament. All 12 players hit the scoresheet,…