TORONTO—From anti-doping to coaching education to most recently the Canadian team's bold move to withdraw from the Tokyo Olympics amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada has historically been a leader on the global sports landscape.
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TORONTO—Through 15 consecutive victories, the Toronto Raptors have proven fearless in the face of adversity, unfazed by countless injuries.
And they've made Canadian pro sports history in the process.
The Raptors roared to their 15th win in a row last night, beating the revamped Minnesota Timberwolves 137-126.
TORONTO—Terence Davis took a pass from Fred VanVleet with four-and-a-half minutes to play yesterday afternoon, and drilled a three-pointer to propel him over the 30-point mark.
Exactly how VanVleet had drawn it up.
TORONTO—On a night Kawhi Leonard brought fans to the arena early, the former Raptors superstar sent them to the exits early.
Leonard scored 23 points last night to lift the Los Angeles Clippers to a 112-92 rout of his former team, an atrocious game that was decided long before the final buzzer sounded.
TORONTO—Fred VanVleet provided the steady hand. The trio of Terence Davis, Chris Boucher and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson combined for a massive boost of energy.
VanVleet, who started at point guard for the sixth consecutive night in place of an injured Kyle Lowry, scored 24 points to lead the Raptors past the Orlando Magic 113-97 yesterday in a battle between short-handed teams.
TORONTO—OG Anunoby was having an excellent night when Nicolas Batum swung a hard elbow that caught the Raptors forward square in the face.
Anunoby went down clutching his right eye. Again.
The Raptors forward scored 16 of his 24 points in Toronto's big third quarter yesterday, and the Raptors went on to rout the Charlotte Hornets 132-96.
TORONTO—Seven weeks ago, Simon Pagenaud was racing to victory on the wide-open speedway of the Indianapolis 500.
On Sunday, he captured the Honda Indy Toronto title, manoeuvring through the tricky hairpins turns on Toronto's notoriously bumpy road course.
If it takes a complete driver to capture the IndyCar Series title, Pagenaud proved in Toronto he has the full package.
Toronto Mayor John Tory tried to woo Kawhi Leonard by presenting him with the key to the city.
But the Raptors star and MVP of the NBA Finals said he wasn't thinking about his long-term future yesterday. A master of living in the moment, he preferred to soak up the celebrations.
TORONTO—Kyle Lowry took aim and released the ball as the clock's final seconds ticked down.
But Draymond Green's outstretched hand guaranteed there would be no buzzer-beating heroics by the Raptors. And no NBA championship for Toronto and Canada. At least not on this night.
OAKLAND, Calif.—People he'd pass on the streets of Toronto would tell Danny Green to stay positive and keep shooting, keep shooting, keep shooting. Fans filled his Instagram inbox with similar messages. Even Shaq had a few words for the slumping player on Wednesday.