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Canadian Elite Basketball League

Hamilton Honey Badgers clawed past Niagara River Lions in the quarterfinals of the CEBL Summer Series on August 6, scraping their way to an 85-83 victory.

The highest-stakes games in basketball right now are in the Canadian Elite Basketball League, which is heading into its championship weekend. In last night’s quarter-finals, the Hamilton Honey Badgers clipped the Niagara River Lions 85-83, and the Ottawa Blackjacks beat the Guelph Nighthawks 83-75. Read more about those games and watch highlights here. Continue reading

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WNBA players are trying to get a team owner defeated in her election

Before their game on Tuesday, Atlanta Dream players wore shirts backing Dr. Raphael G. Warnock, who is hoping to unseat one of the Dream’s owners, Senator Kelly Loeffler of Georgia, in this fall’s election.

Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler angered a lot of players by opposing the league’s embrace of the Black Lives Matter movement. The Republican is trying to get re-elected to her U.S. Senate seat in Georgia, where the Democratic nominee is a pastor named Dr Raphael G. Warnock. Earlier this week, players from Loeffler’s own Atlanta team, along with others on the Seattle, Chicago and Phoenix franchises, wore “Vote Warnock” t-shirts before their games. Continue reading

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Michael Jordan’s ‘Last Dance’: A celebration of the American nightmare

Michael Jordan

By Danny Haiphong

Michael Jordan embodies the kind of athlete and Black leader that the U.S. ruling class has gone to great lengths to cultivate.

Michael Jordan is perhaps the best player to ever set foot in an NBA arena or any arena for that matter. His achievements have inspired generations of fans and players alike. The Last Dance is a tribute to the greatness of Michael Jordan. In typical Disney fashion, Jordan’s legacy is framed as a tale of perseverance and hardship on the road to the American Dream. The documentary is a reminder that the making of Michael Jordan has always been a celebration of Malcolm X’s American Nightmare, and that this nightmare has come at great cost to Black America and the lives of working people all over the world. Continue reading

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Basketball for blind athletes

A group of biomedical engineering graduates in Argentina designed a board with sound and sensors that gives athletes greater autonomy in the game. It is an open source project that can be freely downloaded and replicated.

Blind athletes play basketball with the new designed board / UNCiencia

May 26, 2020 – Basketball adapted for the blind has some differences with the traditional variant. The teams are made up of three members, the hoop is 45 centimetres lower (2.6 metres), the players must ask the referee to “enable” them to shoot the hoop and the points are not counted as doubles or triples, but in single point goals. Continue reading

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US sports stars train with Israeli military

By Michael F. Brown

American football player Hunter Henry of the Los Angeles Chargers visited Israel and occupied East Jerusalem earlier this year and offered his view on Armageddon | Scott Winters, Sportswire

For the immediate future, major professional team sports are done. There are no live games to watch or attend. Continue reading

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Canadians prominent in NBA Rising Stars event

By RYAN WOLSTAT

CHICAGO (February 15) — It was called the World Team, but with four Canucks on the roster, half of the NBA Rising Stars crop could have been known as Team Canada and Friends. Continue reading

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Backlash after Kobe Bryant’s death illustrates continued resistance to discussing sexual assault

By OLIVIA RIGGIO

In the hours following the helicopter crash that left basketball star Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others dead, social media sites were inundated with mourning fans, commemorating an idol and cultural icon. But as celebrities, fans and players remembered the inspiring and dedicated Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard, thought to be one of the best players in NBA history, one less-uplifting detail of his career went largely unmentioned: the 2003 rape case. Continue reading

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Long before the Toronto Raptors the Edmonton Grads were champions

The Edmonton grads riding a float in the 1920s as part of a celebration of their wins.

Rather than the professionals in Toronto, the exhibit honours a remarkable group of trailblazing women who dominated the game at a time when sport was considered the exclusive domain of men. Continue reading

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Raptors Record Reality Check: The Little White Lie

How a little white lie manufactured by Raptors TV about a winning streak took “on a life of its own” in the mass media

By Our Senior NBA Insider

(February 6, updated February 7, 9, 10, 13) – Congratulations – the Toronto-based  basketball team and defending NBA champion that all the US pundits dismissed this season won a franchise record 15 games in a row.

Last Wednesday night last week (February 5th), the Toronto Raptors came from being down 19 points to beat Indiana Pacers in the last minute 119-118, its 12th straight win. They finished the game on a 11-0 run, their defence forcing Indiana to turn the ball over four times.

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Hoop dreams: Real Madrid president Perez asks for club’s basketball team to be adopted into the NBA

Hoop dreams: Real Madrid president Perez asks for club's basketball team to be adopted into the NBA

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