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Michigan Wolverines' Nik Stauskas Declares For 2014 NBA Draft
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"For as long as I can remember I have had a goal of playing in the NBA, whether it was on my backyard court or winning the Big Ten title at Crisler Center," Stauskas said in a released statement. "Following some heartfelt discussions with my family, coach (John) Beilein and the rest of the coaching staff, I am ready to pursue my goals and begin my NBA career. Known primarily as an elite shooter... [Read More]

Michelle Plouffe Becomes Edmonton's First WNBA Player
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Wanna know what's cool? How about this? Edmonton's Michelle Plouffe, a four-year standout at the University of Utah, and a Harry Ainlay grad, was selected 19th overall in the 2014 WNBA Draft on Monday night by the Seattle Storm. Plouffe, 21, becomes the first ever Edmontonian drafted into the women’s pro basketball league. That’s cool. She was the second Canadian chosen in the 2014 draft. Natal... [Read More]

Guelph's Natalie Anchowa selected 9th overall by Indiana Fever at 2014 WNBA Draft
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UNCASVILLE, Conn. "Draft Day" It's a dream come true for Natalie Anchowa. The 6-foot-3 Notre Dame forward and once the youngest member of the Canadian Senior Women's National team (2002) was drafted ninth overall by the Indiana Fever at the 2014 WNBA Draft capping off a glorious collegiate career with the Irish and starting a new chapter after she tore her ACL just minutes before the Irish clin... [Read More]

Celtics Rookie Kelly Olynyk seizes late season opportunity
Image of Celtics Rookie Kelly Olynyk seizes late season opportunity
Olynyk can even experiment. He’s been copying the shots of NBA players ever since he was a teenager in Toronto, with a father (Ken) who was coach of the Canadian national men’s team, and a mother (Arlene) who was a member of the Raptors scoring crew and a basketball referee. He’d watch Raptors games on television and run out to the driveway to try a shot he saw. “When I was younger I did tha... [Read More]

DeMar DeRozan throws massive one-hander over Kyle Singler (VIDEO)
The kid is all grown up now! The Toronto Raptors are putting the final touches on what will be regarded as one of the best seasons in the franchise history. DeRozan exploded for a game-high 30 points on 10-of-19 shots in the Raptors 116-107 win over the Detroit Pistons. [Read More]

Former NCAA basketball player Alwayne Bigby charged in fatal shooting of mom of four
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Bigby captained Toronto’s Eastern Commerce Collegiate Institute high school team for three seasons, winning the provincial championship in 2009. He went on to play college basketball at Northeastern University and at the University of Rhode Island. He was also once a member of Canada’s junior national team. A former NCAA basketball player is one of two young men charged with first-degree mur... [Read More]

SHAUN LIVINGSTON Feature-LIVING FOR THE CITY
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Nets Gain. By TIM DAVID HARVEY Amputation! That was almost the fate for 28 year old NBA player prodigy Shaun Livingston when he suffered a horrific knee injury back in 2007. A harrowing injury to his left cap in the form of a dislocation that still haunts those who saw his career discombobulate to this day. Shaun was a raw and rising star on a young Clippers team that was still trying to... [Read More]

Exploitation in the NCAA: From Four-Time Carleton Ravens Champion Player Perspective
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The study showed that since 2003, the graduation rate for UCONN basketball players is 8%; this means that of the 12 players that will dress for UCONN on Monday night, only one or two of them is likely to graduate. These are staggering numbers, particularly when the NCAA is claiming that part of why it is okay for student-athletes not to be paid is because of the education they receive.... [Read More]

Toronto Raptors Jonas Valanciunas charged for D.U.I
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No organization likes news stories like this! The Toronto Raptors have been in the news for all the right reasons! Trading away an overpaid and under performing NBA All-star in Rudy Gay and finally the team has bought in to Dwane Casey's system of team first, the results have been better than expected, rewarding the starving Toronto Basketball Raptors fanbase with a spot in the 2014 NBA Playoffs. ... [Read More]

Toronto Raptors fans demand better TV coverage, tired of taking backseat to Maple Leafs
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Frustration is growing among Raptors fans who feel their winning basketball team is getting snubbed in favour of the NHL and the Maple Leafs even though they’re out of playoff contention. The Raptors are heading to the NBA playoffs in a few weeks, but the Leafs, NHL and the Blue Jays’ new season are still dominating highlight shows and prime time coverage, fans complain. “We’re being shuffled of... [Read More]

Burlington's Brady Heslip closes out NCAA career by claming 2014 NCAA 3-point championship (VIDEO)
Image of Burlington's Brady Heslip closes out NCAA career by claming 2014 NCAA 3-point championship (VIDEO)
The Baylor Bears put together a late season run in the Big 12 ending with a tough lose to No. 2 Wisconsin Badgers in the Sweet 16. The loss meant the end of the collegiate career for the Canadian sharpshooter Brady Heslip who originally committed to Guelph Gryphons of the CIS only to end up at Boston College and transferring to Baylor for three-seasons. Before saying goodbye to the collegiate g... [Read More]

KEVIN DURANT Feature-WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN
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Points West. By TIM DAVID HARVEY Ok...we've got a problem! Or more like Kevin Durant's got one. A big one! Kevin Durant is on something. He's going off! He has a fever or something because he can't stop. It's more like a problem for the rest of the league however. For almost 40 NBA days and nights the Slim Reaper can't stop his killing. For 39 straight games he's set a new scoring pace a... [Read More]

Notre Dame's Natalie Achonwa: Best Canadian basketball collegian ever?
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Natalia Achonwa:. While you were paying attention to your brackets and whatever, all Achonwa was doing was leading Notre Dame to its fourth straight Final Four appearance, the unbeaten Irish took out Baylor on Monday. And Achonwa provided one of those “moments” that will live forever and was pure sporting drama that anyone should be able to appreciate. The national team stalwart crumpled to... [Read More]