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Third time’s the charm: The Winnipeg Sea Bears are the city’s newest basketball team – Winnipeg

The prospect of building up a team from scratch hasn’t deterred Mike Taylor. On the contrary, he’s embraced the excitement and the enthusiasm that comes with it. As the head coach of Winnipeg’s newest basketball team, the Sea Bears, Taylor said he’s ready for the team to leave its mark …

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WNBA lands in Toronto for first game ever on Canadian soil

On Friday, at the OVO Athletic Centre in Toronto, basketball players from the Minnesota Lynx could be seen practicing hard, gearing up to make history. Come Saturday, this team and their opponents, the Chicago Sky, will face off at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto for the first-ever WNBA game to be …

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Masai Ujiri wants to change Raptors’ culture

TORONTO – Masai Ujiri believes that change has to start at the top. That includes him, the Toronto Raptors team president. Ujiri was insistent that the Raptors have to refresh their culture after a disappointing season led to the firing of head coach Nick Nurse on Friday. Ujiri said that …

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Toronto Raptors fire head coach Nick Nurse

Descrease article font size Increase article font size The Toronto Raptors have fired head coach Nick Nurse, the team announced on Friday. Nurse joined the Raptors organization in 2013 as an assistant coach before being named the ninth head coach in team history in June 2018. He guided the Raptors …

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Zach LaVine powers Bulls past Raptors 109-105

TORONTO – Inconsistency plagued the Toronto Raptors all season and it undid them again with their post-season hopes on the line. Zach LaVine took over in the second half as the Chicago Bulls rallied past Toronto 109-105 on Wednesday to win their single elimination play-in game. LaVine scored 30 of …

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Raptors host Bulls in NBA play-in tournament

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted April 12, 2023 5:00 am Updated April 12, 2023 8:24 am Descrease article font size Increase article font size TORONTO – Win, or go home — that’s what the Toronto Raptors are up against. The No. 9 seed Raptors (41-41) host the No. 10 …

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Raptors lock in on Bulls for play-in game

TORONTO – It’s almost a luxury for Fred VanVleet and the Toronto Raptors to have several days to prepare for just one opponent. VanVleet and his teammates are spending two days at the OVO Centre, the Raptors practice facility, strategizing as Toronto gets ready to host the Chicago Bulls in …

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Gary Trent Jr. leads Raptors past Bucks 121-105

TORONTO – Everything the Toronto Raptors did Sunday was geared toward playoff preparation. Gary Trent Jr. scored 23 points as Toronto downed the Milwaukee Bucks 121-105, with both teams resting key players ahead of the NBA’s post-season. The Raptors finished the regular season ninth in the Eastern Conference and will …

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Tailgating space to return for Toronto playoffs

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted April 10, 2023 9:01 am Descrease article font size Increase article font size TORONTO – Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment says it’s bringing back its tailgating parties for the NHL and NBA post-seasons. The owner of the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs and NBA’s Toronto …

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Toronto Raptors clinch NBA play-in birth

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted April 2, 2023 6:06 pm Updated April 2, 2023 6:27 pm Descrease article font size Increase article font size The Toronto Raptors have clinched a spot in the NBA’s play-in round. Toronto’s 128-108 win over the Charlotte Hornets earlier Sunday, coupled with the Brooklyn …

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