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  • Charles Barkley among top athletes to compete at Summer Universiade


    The world's largest multi-sport event outside of the Olympic Games, the Summer Universiade has provided a launching pad for several athletes who went on to achieve fame.

  • Raptors sign Canadian forward Kyle Wiltjer


    The Toronto Raptors have signed forward Kyle Wiltjer, the team announced Tuesday. Wiltjer, a six-foot-10, 240-pound native of Portland, Ore., who holds dual Canadian and American citizenship, appeared in 14 games for the Houston Rockets last season, totalling 13 points and 10 rebounds over 44 minutes.

  • Raptors set to open season on Oct. 19, earliest in club history


    The Toronto Raptors will make their earliest regular-season start in club history in 2017-18. The NBA released its full schedule Monday, and Toronto will start its 23rd season at home against Chicago on Oct. 19 — a week earlier than last season's start.

  • NBA to open mid-October, earliest in 37 years


    The Golden State Warriors will open their title defence by hosting Houston in Chris Paul's Rockets debut on Oct. 17, the NBA's earliest opening night in 37 years.

  • Roy Rana to coach Canadian men's basketball team at FIBA Americup


    Roy Rana has been named head coach of Canada's men's basketball team for the upcoming FIBA Americup 2017 and Canada's first World Cup 2019 qualifying matches.

  • Canada's Andrew Wiggins in line for $150M payday from T-Wolves

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    Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor tells The Associated Press he is ready to give Andrew Wiggins a max contract extension on his rookie deal worth close to $150 million.

  • Steph Curry rebounds from strange start in pro golf debut


    Stephen Curry pumped his right fist, raised his arms in the air with club in hand and gave a firm shoulder bump to caddie Jonnie West, his golf partner on road trips with the Golden State Warriors.

  • Canadian basketball star R.J. Barrett to join 2018 NBA draft class


    Whether it was starring for Canada, or at the prestigious Nike Hoop Summit and the Basketball Without Borders game at the NBA's all-star weekend, R.J. Barrett has proven he can more than hold his own against players years older. Now, the 17-year-old from Mississauga, Ont., is leaping ahead a year to join the Class of 2018.

  • 3,459 kids help Kevin Durant land in the Guinness Book of World Records


    The Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant and 3,459 children from the Reliance Foundation Junior NBA program in India entered the Guinness Book of World Records on Friday after holding the world's largest basketball lesson in multiple venues.

  • Canada squeaks into semis at FIBA U-19 Women's World Cup


    Canada has clinched a spot in the semifinals of the FIBA women's U19 World Cup. Laeticia Amihere of Mississauga, Ont., scored 21 points to lift the Canadians to a 68-65 victory over China in Friday's semifinals.

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