Canada

Fox analyst’s comments on Toronto amid Kevin Durant trade rumours receive backlash from Canadians fans

Fox Sports pundit Chris Broussard has ruffled feathers this side of the border after comments he made about Toronto in a recent broadcast. “It’s not America!” said Broussard. “And you feel it! Especially as an African-American,” he continued. Canadian fans as well as other sports industry personalities quickly took to social media to share their […]

Japan

Basketball: Japan outguns Taiwan 89-49 in World Cup qualifying

Keisei Tominaga dropped a game-high 17 points Sunday as Japan dominated Taiwan 89-49 in the opening round of Asian qualifying for the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup. The 21-year-old guard for the University of Nebraska Omaha got into the teeth of the defense and was a perfect 5-from-5 from the stripe in his 15 minutes […]

United States

Kevin Durant Reportedly Asks For Trade From Brooklyn Nets

Kevin Durant has requested a trade from the Brooklyn Nets, according to a person with direct knowledge of the seismic decision that undoubtedly will have teams scrambling to put together enormous offers for the perennial All-Star. The Nets have been working with Durant to find a trade partner, and he has multiple teams on his […]

United States

US basketball star Griner due in Russian court

MOSCOW — More than four months after she was arrested at a Moscow airport for cannabis possession, American basketball star Brittney Griner is to appear in court Monday for a preliminary hearing ahead of her trial. The Phoenix Mercury star, considered in some polls to be the United States’ most gifted female athlete, could face […]

United States

‘Rise’ True Story: Giannis Antetokounmpo And His Brothers Get an Inspiring Disney Biopic

If you’re craving another inspiring basketball movie after watching Hustle on Netflix, then Disney+ has you covered with Rise, a new sports drama based on the true story of NBA player Giannis Antetokounmpo and his brothers. The film, which began streaming on Disney+ today, was directed by Nigerian filmmaker Akin Omotoso and written by Arash […]

Canada

Raptors select Christian Koloko with 33rd pick in NBA draft

The Raptors now have a new piece they hope to eventually mould into an NBA player, and he has a connection to their current all-star. Toronto selected Cameroonian Christian Koloko with the 33rd pick in Thursday’s NBA draft, pairing him with countryman Pascal Siakam. A year after having the fourth overall pick and turning it […]

Canada

Blazers in pursuit of Raptors forward OG Anunoby: report

The Raptors may not be in the lottery this year, but they’re still the talk of NBA circles one night before the NBA draft. The Portland Trail Blazers are in pursuit of Raptors forward OG Anunoby, according to a report from Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports. The Blazers are said to be using the No. […]

Japan

Basketball: Japan women trounces Turkey for 2nd day

The Japan women’s national basketball team, ranked eighth in the world, defeated ninth-ranked Turkey for the second straight day on Sunday, 83-57. Five players from Japan, the Tokyo Olympic silver medal-winning team, scored in double digits at Chiba Port Arena. The game was tight at the start before Japan took control with a 39-23 halftime […]

Canada

‘This is history.’ A Toronto women’s basketball league pays its players, and sells hope

A young girl sits on wooden bleachers as basketballs sail across the court a few feet away. She watches intently, with her mother to her left. A large orange banner hangs on the wall: “Invest in a Queen. She makes moves a King can’t.” Inside the Kerr Hall gym at Toronto Metropolitan University, past the […]

United States

Warriors beat Celtics 103-90 to win 4th NBA title in 8 years

BOSTON — The Golden State Warriors are NBA champions once again, topping the Boston Celtics 103-90 on Thursday night for their fourth title in the last eight seasons. Stephen Curry scored 34 points and was named the NBA Finals MVP as the Warriors claimed the franchise’s seventh championship overall. And this one completed a journey […]