Toronto Raptors’ defence an issue in loss to Timberwolves

The pre-season is a time for players to get acclimated to their new teammates and for teams to work out the kinks. That’s exactly what onlookers saw Wednesday at the Air Canada Centre as the Toronto Raptors dropped their preseason home opener 101-89 to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Dwane Casey, working with a roster comprised of mostly […]

Drake makes sense for Raptors rebrand

The Toronto Raptors organization has been starved for national attention since Vince Carter departed from the franchise many years ago. But the powers that be are looking to change that as evidenced by their most recent move, appointing superstar rapper Drake as global ambassador to the team. The Grammy Award-winning Torontonian is an extremely popular figure […]

Chemistry between Nash, Lakers stalled by injury

It wasn’t supposed to start like this. All the fanfare that followed Steve Nash, and subsequently Dwight Howard’s arrival in La-La Land had prognosticators calling this the most talented team “on paper” in the league. Except the game’s not played on paper, and the hardwood of the court has wrought harsh realities; a 1-3 start […]

Athletes and the ACL epidemic

Tom Brady, Derrick Rose, Mariano Rivera, Adrian Peterson and Evgeni Malkin all have something in common. Aside from the fact each of these men have dominated their respective sport, they have all went through a potentially career-threatening injury. The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is located inside the knee joint connecting the femur (thigh bone) and […]

Raptors’ rookies enjoying life in Toronto

For Toronto Raptors rookies Jonas Valanciunas, Terrence Ross, and Quincy Acy, Monday’s Media Day was another step toward settling in with their new city and team. Ross and Acy seem to have formed an especially strong friendship as both players shared stories of hanging out with each other to members of the media. “He’ll either come to […]