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Cavaliers sign Canadian guard Kevin Pangos to two-year deal

Cavaliers sign Canadian guard Kevin Pangos to two-year deal

The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to a two-year $3.5 million deal with Canadian point guard Kevin Pangos, according to ESPN’s Bobby Marks. Marks also reports that Pangos’ first-year salary of $1.67 million is fully guaranteed. According to Blake…

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Kyle Lowry era over in Toronto as Raptors great signs with Miami Heat

Kyle Lowry era over in Toronto as Raptors great signs with Miami Heat

Raptors star guard Kyle Lowry is headed to the Miami Heat. Lowry put out a social media post to his more than 907,000 Twitter followers saying, “Miami Heat X Kyle Lowry” and “Let’s Goo!!” followed by…

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Canada’s Penny Oleksiak brushes off latest 4th-place finish, looks to set medal record on Sunday

Canada’s Penny Oleksiak brushes off latest 4th-place finish, looks to set medal record on Sunday

Five years ago at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Penny Oleksiak won gold in the women’s 100-metre freestyle with a time of 52.70 seconds.  In Tokyo on Friday morning, she set a Canadian record…

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Blue Jays announce July 30 return to Toronto after receiving government approval

Blue Jays announce July 30 return to Toronto after receiving government approval

It’s been nearly 22 months since Toronto Blue Jays fans have been able to see Vladimir Guerrero Jr., tear the cover off a fastball down the middle at Rogers Centre. They haven’t seen lefty ace…

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Toronto FC, CF Montreal get green light to play at home in front of fans

Toronto FC, CF Montreal get green light to play at home in front of fans

Toronto FC and CF Montreal have been given the green light to play at home this weekend, with a limited number of fans in the stands. Wednesday’s update from Major League Soccer on Canadian home-market…

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Penny Oleksiak beats stacked field in 100-metre freestyle at Canadian Olympic trials

Penny Oleksiak beats stacked field in 100-metre freestyle at Canadian Olympic trials

Penny Oleksiak admits the post-Rio pressure after her four-medal performance at the 2016 Games was intense and detracted from the usual enjoyment she experiences in the pool. The pandemic break gave a good opportunity for…

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Bansley, Wilkerson come out on top in all-Canadian beach volleyball duel at Ostrava Beach Open

Bansley, Wilkerson come out on top in all-Canadian beach volleyball duel at Ostrava Beach Open

Heather Bansley and Brandie Wilkerson came out on top versus fellow Canadians Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes by a score of 2-1 (25-23, 14-21, 15-9) at the Ostrava Beach Open on Thursday. Bansley (Toronto) and Wilkerson…

LPGA Tour’s Canadian stop cancelled for 2nd straight year due to pandemic

The LPGA Tour’s lone Canadian stop will not take place for the second year in a row because of border restrictions and logistical challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. Golf Canada revealed Wednesday the CP Women’s…

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Toronto’s long Stanley Cup drought continues after another early exit

Toronto’s long Stanley Cup drought continues after another early exit

Chicago’s Al Yellon knows the pain that Toronto Maple Leafs fans were feeling Tuesday after the team’s Stanley Cup drought was extended to 54 years and counting. He became a Cubs fan as a youngster…

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Howard’s hat trick helps Toronto hurdle past Calgary in Secret Cup

Howard’s hat trick helps Toronto hurdle past Calgary in Secret Cup

Brittany Howard produced a hat trick and Jamie Lee Rattray added a pair of goals as Team Sonnet downed Team Scotiabank 8-3 on Wednesday at the Secret Cup women’s hockey tournament in Calgary. Victoria Bach,…

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Kyle Lowry says family, winning will impact decision on if he stays in Toronto

Kyle Lowry says family, winning will impact decision on if he stays in Toronto

When asked about his highlight of a crazy NBA campaign, Kyle Lowry rattled off a laundry list of virtually every player on the Toronto Raptors and their high notes. From all-star Pascal Siakam to newcomer…

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Raptors’ playoff hopes dim further after close loss to Kawhi Leonard, Clippers

Raptors’ playoff hopes dim further after close loss to Kawhi Leonard, Clippers

Paul George and Marcus Morris scored 22 points each, and the Los Angeles Clippers rallied for a 105-100 triumph over the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night to snap a three-game skid. Reggie Jackson added 18…

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Canadian Olympic swimming trials pushed back to June, may move from Toronto

Canadian Olympic swimming trials pushed back to June, may move from Toronto

Canada’s Olympic swim trials have been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation in Ontario. The primary means of selection for Canada’s team bound for Tokyo this summer has been pushed back almost a month…

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Raptors sputter to finish as Kevin Durant sparks East-leading Nets to victory

Raptors sputter to finish as Kevin Durant sparks East-leading Nets to victory

Kevin Durant scored seven of his 17 points in the fourth quarter, Jeff Green had 22 points and the Brooklyn Nets defeated the Toronto Raptors 116-103 Tuesday night and clinched a playoff spot. Durant, who…

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Siakam powers Raptors past depleted Cavaliers

Siakam powers Raptors past depleted Cavaliers

Pascal Siakam scored 25 points, rookie Malachi Flynn added 18 and the Toronto Raptors pulled away in the second half for a 112-96 victory over the depleted Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night. Kyle Lowry contributed…

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World champions Pavan, Humana-Paredes fall in Cancun beach volleyball final

World champions Pavan, Humana-Paredes fall in Cancun beach volleyball final

Canada’s top-ranked beach volleyball team of Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes came up just short in their first tune-up tournament ahead of the Tokyo Olympics. Pavan, of Kitchener, Ont., and Toronto’s Humana-Paredes fell 2-1 to…

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Toronto Raptors trade Norman Powell to Portland Trail Blazers

Toronto Raptors trade Norman Powell to Portland Trail Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday attained guard Norman Powell from the Toronto Raptors in exchange for Gary Trent Jr. and Rodney Hood. In addition, center Jusuf Nurkic tweeted that he is returning from a right wrist fracture and will be in the Blazers’ lineup versus…

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Raptors drop 9th straight with loss to Rockets

Raptors drop 9th straight with loss to Rockets

Stephen Silas walked off the court at halftime thinking he’d seen a sign. Danuel House Jr. swished a 51-footer at the buzzer, sending the Rockets to the locker room on a high after 20 consecutive…

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Raptors get full squad back at practice on heels of 6th straight loss

Raptors get full squad back at practice on heels of 6th straight loss

The Toronto Raptors seem to have put their health troubles behind them — finally. Raptors coach Nick Nurse had his full roster at practice on Thursday for the first time in two weeks, which is…

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RBC Canadian Open cancelled for 2nd straight year due to pandemic

RBC Canadian Open cancelled for 2nd straight year due to pandemic

The RBC Canadian Open has been pulled from the PGA Tour calendar for the second consecutive year, marking one of the first cancellations of a major annual Canadian sports event in the summer of 2021.…

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5 Raptors ruled out for rescheduled game vs. Pistons due to COVID-19 protocols

5 Raptors ruled out for rescheduled game vs. Pistons due to COVID-19 protocols

A greatly reduced Raptors team will host the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday in Toronto’s temporary home of Tampa, Fla. The team stated Tuesday that starters Fred VanVleet, Pascal Siakam and OG Anunoby are out as…

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Raptors’ COVID-19 issues worsen, forcing postponement of Sunday game against Bulls

Raptors’ COVID-19 issues worsen, forcing postponement of Sunday game against Bulls

After dodging COVID-19 for almost half of the NBA campaign, the Toronto Raptors have been dealt a big blow. The NBA called off Toronto’s game versus the visiting Chicago Bulls on Sunday night due to…

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Minnesota Timberwolves fire coach Ryan Saunders, hire Toronto Raptors assistant Chris Finch as replacement

Minnesota Timberwolves fire coach Ryan Saunders, hire Toronto Raptors assistant Chris Finch as replacement

The Minnesota Timberwolves hired Toronto Raptors assistant Chris Finch as the franchise’s new coach Monday. Timberwolves president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas fired Ryan Saunders on Sunday, clearing the way for Minnesota to eschew an interim coach and move…

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Powell drops 29 as Raptors beat Bucks to sweep 2-game series

Powell drops 29 as Raptors beat Bucks to sweep 2-game series

Norman Powell’s efficiency ensured the Toronto Raptors would extend the Milwaukee Bucks’ longest skid in four years. Powell matched a season high with 29 points, Pascal Siakam had 27 and the Raptors defeat Milwaukee 110-96…

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VanVleet carries Raptors to victory over Bucks after Lowry leaves with injury

VanVleet carries Raptors to victory over Bucks after Lowry leaves with injury

Fred VanVleet scored 33 points, Pascal Siakam added 23 and the Toronto Raptors withstood the loss of Kyle Lowry to defeat the slumping Milwaukee Bucks 124-113 on Tuesday night. Lowry exited with a sore left…

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Raptors sign GM Bobby Webster to multi-year extension

Raptors sign GM Bobby Webster to multi-year extension

The Toronto Raptors have signed general manager Bobby Webster to a multi-year contract extension, the team informed on Thursday. The extension for Webster has been in the works for some time, as president Masai Ujiri has discussed…

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Raptors still searching for 1st win after blowing another lead in loss to 76ers

Raptors still searching for 1st win after blowing another lead in loss to 76ers

The Toronto Raptors have carved out a reputation over the past few years of being a mentally tough and adaptable team that’s excellent at making modifications down the stretch. Three games — and three losses…

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Raptors top Hornets in pre-season opener

Raptors top Hornets in pre-season opener

If Malachi Flynn was feeling any nerves in his NBA debut, they were gone by the time the Raptors rookie guard knocked down back-to-back three-pointers in the third quarter on Saturday. Matt Thomas had 16…

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Nurse, Powell believe Raptors rookie Malachi Flynn has drive to thrive in NBA

Nurse, Powell believe Raptors rookie Malachi Flynn has drive to thrive in NBA

Malachi Flynn sits with Fred VanVleet every morning, peppering the veteran guard with questions about the NBA game. Since he was drafted 29th overall just three weeks ago, Flynn hasn’t had the luxury of casual…

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Raptors arrive in Tampa as preparations begin for season away from home

Raptors arrive in Tampa as preparations begin for season away from home

On the Toronto Raptors’ first full day in their temporary home away from home, the state of Florida hit an inglorious milestone, surpassing one million COVID-19 cases. Concern around the pandemic itself is just one…