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Raptors' Nick Nurse knows attention to family will be key for players

The Toronto Raptors are two weeks into what could be an unprecedented three-and-a-half-month road trip, and head coach Nick Nurse knows that some of the most difficult challenges his players will face are loneliness and boredom.

Meghan McPeak has better grasp on role of trailblazer as female Black broadcaster

When Meghan McPeak considers where she is in her broadcasting career, against the backdrop of racial unrest and the bleak employment numbers of Black people in her business, the Hamilton native says she feels like Tom Hanks' character in the movie "Castaway." Alone on an island.

Canadian Raptors Brissett, Boucher happy to be back after making most of time off

Oshae Brissett might have been in the thick of another long Raptors playoff run had COVID-19 not shut down sports around the world in mid-March. Instead, he was home to support his pregnant partner Ieesha Callum, there for the birth of their daughter Ellai Aria on May 28, and has watched her grow in the weeks since.

Siakam says he feels safe in Florida, despite explosion of COVID-19 cases

Pascal Siakam has watched the number of COVID-19 cases climb in the United States, particularly in Florida. But the Raptors forward feels that, with the team carefully following the NBA coronavirus protocols, he and his teammates are as safe there as they would be anywhere.

Nick Nurse plans on using platform to get American expats voting in U.S. election

Nick Nurse wants to make sure Americans living outside the U.S. vote in November's presidential election.

Raptors' Nick Nurse impressed by players' fitness level, excited about tough schedule

Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse — who had noticed a few weeks ago how fit Marc Gasol appeared on team Zoom calls — still didn't know what to expect when his team convened last week in Naples, Fla., to hopefully resume their quest for a second consecutive NBA championship.

NBA's social justice focus a positive despite 'terrible timing' of restart, says VanVleet

Fred VanVleet wishes he could wear "everybody's name ever" on the back of his Toronto Raptors jersey in honour of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Masai Ujiri confident in NBA's ability to keep Raptors safe in Florida

The Toronto Raptors' return to basketball has them living in an otherwise empty hotel in the Fort Myers area of Florida, a COVID-19 hotspot that has seen new cases skyrocketing.

Andre De Grasse will get taste of racing with no spectators next month in Florida

Three-time Olympic medallist Andre De Grasse will get a taste of it on July 9 when he races the seldom-run 100-yard dash as part of the Inspiration Games. Organized by Weltklasse Zurich, races will be held in Florida, California and Zurich.

Raptors adviser Embry says NBA can make greater impact on social unrest by playing

Cooped up in his home near Dayton, Ohio, because of COVID-19, the 83-year-old Embry has watched the racial unrest of the past few weeks play out on his TV. The images remind him of the turbulent 1960s.

IOC to begin talks about easing protest ban at Olympics

The International Olympic Committee budging slightly on its position about protest gestures during Olympic Games earned both support and criticism from some Canadian quarters.

Raptors coach Nick Nurse says players, staff in 'constant discussion' about protests

Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse said since the death of George Floyd two weeks ago, and the global anti-racism protests it sparked, basketball has been the last thing on the minds of his coaches and players.

Racial unrest achingly familiar for Fergie Jenkins, other Canadian black athletes

Canadian baseball legend Fergie Jenkins has watched the jarring scenes of racial unrest play out this past week in the U.S., and the images are achingly familiar.

Advocate hopes females aren't forgotten when sports world reopens

As leagues take their first tentative steps back to a sports world brought to its knees by COVID-19, Allison Sandmeyer-Graves hopes women don't get forgotten.

Separated by border, virtual story time the new normal for Justyn Warner, daughter

Every evening at around 7:30, Justyn Warner curls up with a stack of storybooks to read to his three-year-old daughter Parys until she falls asleep. Warner reads from his bedroom in Toronto. Parys is tucked into her bed in New Haven, Conn.