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Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray gestures to the crowd that he is shooting a "blue arrow" after hitting a 3-point basket against the Orlando Magic late in the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, April 4, 2021, in Denver. The Nuggets won 119-109. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Canadian men’s basketball team suffers big blow as Jamal Murray suffers torn ACL

Canadian men’s basketball team suffers big blow as Jamal Murray suffers torn ACL

 

South Carolina forward Laeticia Amihere (15) grabs a rebound as Auburn forwards Romi Levy (11) and Unique Thompson (20) defend during second half NCAA college basketball action, in Auburn, Ala., Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. Laeticia Amihere is part of an impressive group of Canadians in the NCAA women's basketball tournament. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Butch Dill

Canada’s Amihere chasing NCAA title with top-seeded South Carolina

Canada’s Amihere chasing NCAA title with top-seeded South Carolina

 

Gonzaga guard Andrew Nembhard shoots during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Saint Mary's in Spokane, Wash., on February 18, 2021. Canada's Andrew Nembhard could be part of NCAA basketball history. His Gonzaga Bulldogs are undefeated this season, and no NCAA team has gone unbeaten and won the national title since the Indiana Hoosiers in 1976. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Young Kwak

Canada’s Nembhard key part of undefeated Gonzaga team that has history in its sights

Canada’s Nembhard key part of undefeated Gonzaga team that has history in its sights

 

Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry (7) drives past Atlanta Hawks' Kevin Huerter during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 11, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

Snell’s 3-pointer at buzzer lifts Hawks over Raptors 121-120

Snell’s 3-pointer at buzzer lifts Hawks over Raptors 121-120

Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry (7) drives past Atlanta Hawks' Kevin Huerter during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 11, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)
Los Angeles Lakers guard Dennis Schroeder, right, defends against New Orleans Pelicans guard Nickeil Alexander-Walker during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game on January 15, 2021, in Los Angeles. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Ashley Landis
Los Angeles Lakers guard Dennis Schroeder, right, defends against New Orleans Pelicans guard Nickeil Alexander-Walker during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game on January 15, 2021, in Los Angeles. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Ashley Landis
Seattle Storm guards Sue Bird, right, and Jordin Canada pose for photos Wednesday, March 3, 2021, on the roof of the Space Needle in Seattle after they raised a flag with the team's new logo on it. Bird re-signed with the Storm earlier in the week. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Sue Bird staying busy with 20th Seattle season on horizon

Sue Bird staying busy with 20th Seattle season on horizon

Seattle Storm guards Sue Bird, right, and Jordin Canada pose for photos Wednesday, March 3, 2021, on the roof of the Space Needle in Seattle after they raised a flag with the team's new logo on it. Bird re-signed with the Storm earlier in the week. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
FILE - Cameron Forte (right) and his Fraser Valley Bandits are 2-0 at the Canadian Elite Basketball League Summer Series after being the Saskatchewan Rattlers. (CEBL photo)

CEBL releases 14-game 2021 schedule, hopes to see fans attend games in person

Season will kick off with the Edmonton Stingers and the Fraser Valley Bandits

FILE - Cameron Forte (right) and his Fraser Valley Bandits are 2-0 at the Canadian Elite Basketball League Summer Series after being the Saskatchewan Rattlers. (CEBL photo)
Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo drives past Toronto Raptors’ Fred VanVleet during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, in Milwaukee. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Morry Gash
Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo drives past Toronto Raptors’ Fred VanVleet during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, in Milwaukee. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Morry Gash
Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet (23) is fouled by Washington Wizards forward Rui Hachimura (8), of Japan, during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021, in Washington. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Nick Wass

Road Warriors: Toronto Raptors will have to complete home schedule in Tampa

Decision made because of border restrictions and public safety measures in Canada

Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet (23) is fouled by Washington Wizards forward Rui Hachimura (8), of Japan, during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021, in Washington. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Nick Wass
FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 file photo, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, left, talks with guard Jeremy Lin during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies in Los Angeles. For the G League Ignite, it was a beginning. For Jeremy Lin, it may be a new beginning. He’s one of the former NBA players in the G League bubble at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida this month, as part of the Santa Cruz Warriors. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

The Gubble opens: G League’s bubble season begins

Season started Wednesday inside a bubble at Walt Disney World in Florida

  • Feb 11, 2021
FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 file photo, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, left, talks with guard Jeremy Lin during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies in Los Angeles. For the G League Ignite, it was a beginning. For Jeremy Lin, it may be a new beginning. He’s one of the former NBA players in the G League bubble at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida this month, as part of the Santa Cruz Warriors. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley high fives players before an NCAA college basketball game against Alabama Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

FIBA holds draws for Olympic basketball tournaments

U.S. men will open the Olympics against France on July 25

  • Feb 2, 2021
South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley high fives players before an NCAA college basketball game against Alabama Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
Fans cheer during the second half of an NBA basketball game between the Miami Heat and the Milwaukee Bucks, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, in Miami. A limited number of family and friends are in attendance by invitation. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Analysis: Amid a pandemic, a blowout epidemic also happening

Games are turning into runaways far more than usual

  • Jan 12, 2021
Fans cheer during the second half of an NBA basketball game between the Miami Heat and the Milwaukee Bucks, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, in Miami. A limited number of family and friends are in attendance by invitation. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) scores past San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan during the first half of an NBA basketball game in San Antonio, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Hammon first woman to coach NBA team; Lakers beat Spurs

Hammon first woman to coach NBA team; Lakers beat Spurs

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) scores past San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan during the first half of an NBA basketball game in San Antonio, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Toronto Raptors forward OG Anunoby (3) and Miami Heat forward KZ Okpala (4) batle for a rebound during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. The Raptors are playing their home games in Tampa as a result of Canada’s strict travel regulations stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

Fultz, Isaac, White, Kennard and Anunoby get extensions done

Teams had until Monday to get new deals done

  • Dec 22, 2020
Toronto Raptors forward OG Anunoby (3) and Miami Heat forward KZ Okpala (4) batle for a rebound during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. The Raptors are playing their home games in Tampa as a result of Canada’s strict travel regulations stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)
Stanford head coach Tara VanDerveer huddles with her team during a timeout againt Pacific during the firs half of an NCAA college basketball game in Stockton , Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. With a win over Pacific, VanDerveer will become the winningest women's coach in history breaking Pat Summitt's record of 1,098. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Tara VanDerveer becomes winningest women’s basketball coach

Tara VanDerveer becomes winningest women’s basketball coach

Stanford head coach Tara VanDerveer huddles with her team during a timeout againt Pacific during the firs half of an NCAA college basketball game in Stockton , Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. With a win over Pacific, VanDerveer will become the winningest women's coach in history breaking Pat Summitt's record of 1,098. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
FILE - Miami Heat's Goran Dragic, bottom left, Jae Crowder, top left, and Jimmy Butler (22) defend as Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) shoots during the first half of an NBA basketball conference semifinal playoff game inin Lake Buena Vista, Fla., in this Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, file photo. Bucks Khris Middleton, right rear, looks on. Having the NBA’s best regular-season record and the league’s MVP each of the last two years hasn’t paid off for the Bucks in the playoffs. They’re hoping an offseason overhaul of their roster will help them earn the title that has eluded this franchise since 1971 and make sure two-time reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo stays in Milwaukee for years to come.(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Giannis Antetokounmpo agrees to extension with Bucks

Giannis Antetokounmpo agrees to extension with Bucks

FILE - Miami Heat's Goran Dragic, bottom left, Jae Crowder, top left, and Jimmy Butler (22) defend as Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) shoots during the first half of an NBA basketball conference semifinal playoff game inin Lake Buena Vista, Fla., in this Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, file photo. Bucks Khris Middleton, right rear, looks on. Having the NBA’s best regular-season record and the league’s MVP each of the last two years hasn’t paid off for the Bucks in the playoffs. They’re hoping an offseason overhaul of their roster will help them earn the title that has eluded this franchise since 1971 and make sure two-time reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo stays in Milwaukee for years to come.(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

LeBron considers load management, maps future with Lakers

LeBron considers load management, maps future with Lakers

Canada’s Nembhard scores 11 points off the bench in Gonzaga debut

Canada’s Nembhard scores 11 points off the bench in Gonzaga debut

Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet (23) brings the ball up court against Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) during the first half of NBA basketball action in Toronto on January 28, 2020. The Raptors officially annoucned that VanVleet has agreed to a multi-year contract with the team. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Raptors guard Fred VanVleet says contract negotiations were “easy”

Raptors guard Fred VanVleet says contract negotiations were “easy”

Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet (23) brings the ball up court against Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) during the first half of NBA basketball action in Toronto on January 28, 2020. The Raptors officially annoucned that VanVleet has agreed to a multi-year contract with the team. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Sacramento Kings' Alex Len (25) collects a rebound against Brooklyn Nets' Jarrett Allen (31) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Ashley Landis

Raptors continue to shore up frontcourt, signing Alex Len to one-year deal

Raptors continue to shore up frontcourt, signing Alex Len to one-year deal

Sacramento Kings' Alex Len (25) collects a rebound against Brooklyn Nets' Jarrett Allen (31) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Ashley Landis