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Raptors Toronto victory parade marred by organizational problems

City says barricades lining parade route were ‘quickly ignored’ by exuberant fans Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard takes a selfie holding his playoffs MVP trophy during the team’s championship parade in Toronto on Monday. (Frank Gunn/Canadian Press) A once-in-a-lifetime celebration for Toronto Raptors fans on Monday was not without organizational problems, as millions of people waited to […]

Sports

Raptors announcer credited with calming massive crowd after shooting

Matt Devlin urged fans to remain strong and ‘stay together’ Raptors broadcaster Matt Devlin interrupts championship ceremony to calm spectators after gunshots rang out near the festivities. 2:03   The Toronto Raptors’ seasoned play-by-play announcer is winning widespread praise for calming a jittery crowd after gunfire broke out at a jammed Nathan Phillips Square, convincing fans […]

Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard, centre, holds Larry O'Brien NBA Championship Trophy after defeating the Golden State Warriors basketball action in Game 6 of the NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif. on Thursday, June 13, 2019. Raptors have won their first NBA title in franchise history. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
NBA Sports

Classy Warriors congratulate Raptors on first NBA championship with full-page ad

TORONTO — The Golden State Warriors are showing their championship pedigree even in defeat. The Warriors took out a full-page ad in Monday’s Toronto Star to congratulate the Raptors on their first NBA title. The Raptors beat Golden State in six games to win the championship series and deny the Warriors a third straight Larry […]

Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard, centre, celebrates with the Larry O'Brien NBA Championship Trophy after defeating the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Thursday. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press)
NBA Sports

Kings of the NBA: Toronto Raptors capture 1st crown in thrilling win over Warriors

Franchise wins NBA title 24 years after entering league. The Toronto Raptors are bringing the Larry O’Brien Trophy as NBA champions home to Canada, a brilliant basketball story 24 years in the making. Kyle Lowry had 26 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds to lift the Raptors to a thrilling 114-110 victory over the two-time […]

Golden State Warriors centre DeMarcus Cousins (0) looks to shoot as Toronto Raptors guard Danny Green (14) and centre Serge Ibaka (9) defend as forward Pascal Siakam (43), forward Norman Powell (24) and Warriors forward Jordan Bell (2) look on during second half basketball action in Game 5 of the NBA Finals in Toronto on Monday, June 10, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kyle Terada
Canada Sports

Record average audience of 6.4 million tuned in for Game 5

TORONTO – The Toronto Raptors may have missed a chance to close out their first NBA championship, but they were a winner once again in the ratings. Sportsnet announced Tuesday that it set another Canadian record for an NBA game with an average of 6.4 million viewers for Game 5 of the NBA Finals, a […]

Soccer Sports

First Ever Women’s Football Convention to assemble global leaders in Paris

•The first-ever Women’s Football Convention takes place on 6 and 7 June 2019 •The landmark event will assemble leaders from the worlds of football, politics, business and society •The two-day convention to define the key priorities and practical solutions to further develop women’s football •FIFA.com to live stream Women’s Football Convention With just over a […]