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11 months ago
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Canada’s most talented basketball lineup ever will be at FIBA World Cup. But can they play togeth...

It will take more than brilliant athletes to compete with the very best in the world and no one knows that better tha...

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11 months ago
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Raptors mailbag: Toronto was worst three-point shooting team in Summer League, what should Masai ...

Readers want our opinion on what we’d do if we were in the shoes of the Raptors president for the remaining off-season.

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11 months ago
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Raptors’ newest guard Dennis Schroder won’t hesitate to be blunt with teammates

The veteran, one of the few grown-ups left in the locker room, levels any criticism with love and respect but he’s un...

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11 months ago
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Raptors’ Markquis Nowell has an admirer in Summer League teammate Moses Brown

Nowell’s two-way contract ensures he’ll have a job; Brown’s future is less certain.

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11 months ago
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Britney Spears. Wemby. Movie stars. NBA Summer League has grown to be part basketball and all sizzle

Annual Las Vegas showcase has become a celebration of the league and the game that few could have ever imagined two d...

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11 months ago
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Raptors mailbag: Fred VanVleet’s farewell message trolls haters, locker-room dissent and Summer L...

Readers ask about the veteran point guard’s goodbye post, the WNBA and surveying the landscape in Las Vegas.

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12 months ago
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Jalen McDaniels had to wait four years for Raptors to say yes

McDaniels’ first workout before the 2019 NBA draft was with the Raptors. They passed.

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12 months ago
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Raptors need to address their roster imbalance. Is a blockbuster trade on the horizon?

A deal could help address the redundancies but an available proven three-point shooter or starting veteran point guar...

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12 months ago
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Can anyone stop Novak Djokovic from making history at Wimbledon? Carlos Alcaraz might have best c...

Plenty of marquee men are in London but the defending champ, bidding to set a record with a 24th Grand Slam title, ha...

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12 months ago
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Raptors mailbag: The Nick Nurse-Canada Basketball breakup and appreciating the talent of Fred Van...

In this week’s edition of Doug Smith’s mailbag, he takes questions on Raptors coaching, free agent mistakes and NBA c...

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12 months ago
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Raptors free agency: Five signings that hit, and five that didn’t

From DeMarre Carroll and Rafer Alston to Fred VanVleet and Bismack Biyombo, the Raptors’ track record shows they aren...

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12 months ago
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Five places Fred VanVleet could end up if he doesn’t return to Toronto

The Raptors hope they can re-sign the accomplished point guard but he’ll be attractive to many teams when free agency...

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12 months ago
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Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has enough talent to turn things around. The Blue Jays season likely depend...

The young slugger is mired in the worst slump of his career, and it has been going on for well over a month. A look a...

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about 1 year ago
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It’s time to give Jose Berrios his due. Former ace has saved the Blue Jays and is on track for a ...

The 29-year-old has allowed three runs or fewer in all but one of his last 12 starts, a stretch Toronto badly needed ...

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about 1 year ago
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Blue Jays fail to cash in as Twins pull out extra-innings victory

Toronto had runners on second and third with nobody out in the ninth inning of a tied game but failed to drive the wi...

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about 1 year ago
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Will LeBron James walk away from basketball while he’s at the top of his game? It seems beyond un...

The idea that basketball’s self-anointed king would walk away from the sport without fanfare while still operating at...

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about 1 year ago
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Blue Jays mailbag: What’s wrong with Alek Manoah, and has shine worn off Pete Walker?

Despite Toronto’s good start, readers are concerned about the starting rotation and second base.

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over 1 year ago
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Raptors Insider: Toronto could benefit from load management as NBA season winds down

Looking at the last 10 days of the regular season, there’s a path to the Raptors catching a lineup break or two as cl...

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over 1 year ago
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Raptors’ next stretch will determine whether NBA playoffs is possible, or if they’re in the draft...

Toronto is clinging precariously to a play-in spot after disastrous road trip and just 14 games left in the season.

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over 1 year ago
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The Raptors spun their wheels on a crucial road trip. It ended with a thud against the short-hand...

After a 1-4 road trip, the Raptors remain barely in ninth place in the East, closer to 11th and the lottery than a be...

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over 1 year ago
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Raptors ‘in disbelief’ over Scottie Barnes’s costly last-minute ejection in loss to Nuggets

Technical assessed by ref Scott Foster put a damper on what was a tremendous game and one of the best all-around perf...

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over 1 year ago
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Raptors Insider: Trent fits best playing off bench but will he leave because of it?

Gary Trent Jr. will be a free agent this summer so he may want to join another team for a bigger role.

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over 1 year ago
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Raptors looking at Will Barton to help with scoring off the bench

NBA veteran decided to sign with the Raptors over potential role as well as familiarity with assistant coach Earl Wat...

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over 1 year ago
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Canada wraps up FIBA World Cup qualifying with an 11-1 record. What next for men’s team?

The next step in moving Canada into the upper echelon of international play will be up to whichever NBA stars suit up...

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over 1 year ago
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Sabres defencemen are good enough to rekindle QEW rivalry with Maple Leafs

Buffalo and Toronto have been going in different directions for years, but that is changing with Dahlin and Power.

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over 1 year ago
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Raptors assistant Adrian Griffin hopes learning process will lead to NBA head coaching gig

In the absence of Nick Nurse — who has been away dealing with a personal issue — Griffin has become the man in charge...

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over 1 year ago
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Bobby Hull was a great hockey player and a miserable human being. His legacy isn’t complicated

The hockey was indelible, but Hull, who died Monday at age 84, had demons behind closed doors, including a long histo...

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over 1 year ago
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Félix Auger-Aliassime’s flaws in his game catch up to him as he falls to upstart Jiri Lehecka at ...

After the Canadian won the opening set, he relied almost completely on his blistering serve but it abandoned him in t...

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over 1 year ago
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Analysis | What went wrong with the first half of the Raptors’ season?

Poor shooting. Little growth. An empty bunch. Quite a bit, as it turns out.

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over 1 year ago
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Scottie Barnes, Thad Young downplay ‘disagreement’ at halftime in Raptors win over Blazers

Cameras caught teammates stepping in between the sophomore and the veteran as the players were warming up Sunday.

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over 1 year ago
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Raptors will need a resurgent Malachi Flynn with Fred Van Vleet’s uncertain status

He’s shot 45 per cent from beyond the three-point arc in the last six games for a Toronto team desperate for long-ran...

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over 1 year ago
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For the Raptors, social media can be a tough opponent: ‘There’s more noise than ever’

Raptors Fred VanVleet and Pascal Siakam know it all too well. The anonymity of social media emboldens people and will...

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over 1 year ago
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The Raptors might have a short answer to their offensive struggles

Backcourt pairing of VanVleet, Flynn gives the Raptors a spark, combining for 52 points against the Nets.

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over 1 year ago
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Raptors do a lot of good things, but Nets’ Irving is better at the buzzer

Toronto shoots better, defends better but still drops three games below .500.

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over 1 year ago
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Raptors Insider: As NBA trade season begins, a move may depend on whether there’s fractures on th...

Ujiri and Webster are deep in due diligence on what they might do to improve the team, whether it’s by addition or su...

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over 1 year ago
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There’s nothing magic about Raptors’ shooting in second straight loss to Orlando

“We just need to figure out a way to will some in,” Nurse says after Toronto goes 6-for-25 from long range.

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over 1 year ago
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Raptors overmatch weakened Lakers

Fred VanVleet puts up 25 points at Scotiabank Arena, where fans didn’t get to see LeBron James and Anthony Davis in L...

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over 1 year ago
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Opinion | The Blue Jays are ready to spend, Mark Shapiro says

The luxury tax has never been a worry in Toronto because the team’s payroll was always well below the limit. That mig...

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over 1 year ago
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Raptors ride early wave to victory over Magic

After desultory losses in New Orleans and Brooklyn, the Raptors took care of their business at Scotiabank Arena on Sa...

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