John ChickAlmost as cynical as a Toronto sports fan can get, John Chick has been around the NBA and other sports in one capacity or another for a decade, working at outlets such as Metro News Canada, Sun Media and TSN. He blogs on the NBA for CBCSports.ca and wishes Charles Oakley still played.
LeBron James scored 31 points and J.R. Smith made eight three-pointers and added 28, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers past the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks 97-89 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals Wednesday night. more »
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry has been fined $5,000 US by the NBA for violating the league's anti-flopping rules against the Houston Rockets in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals. more »
There's at least one person on the planet who can contain Stephen Curry: his two-year-old daughter Riley, who stole the spotlight from the Golden State Warriors star and NBA MVP during his news conference after Tuesday night's 110-106 victory over the Houston Rockets. more »
Anaheim Ducks goalie Frederik Andersen pulled out almost all the stops to steal a win with the help of Simon Despres' first career playoff goal, while Patrick Kane earned his first goal of the series. more »
Many years before becoming the highest-paid coach in hockey, the granite-chinned son of a no-nonsense miner learned the value of hard work, determination and self-improvement — skills he'll need as he prepares to take on his biggest challenge yet. more »
#Babwatch had the Twitterverse abuzz. What would the Triple Gold Club coach do after his contract with the Detroit Red Wings was up in June? Twitter reacted to his decision to sign with the Toronto Maple Leafs, and we bring you that social conversation. more »