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Canadian race walker Evan Dunfee ready for 'insane' late-night challenge in Qatar

Evan Dunfee would normally be sleeping at the time he'll be stepping up to the start line at the world track and field championships.

Sacrificing rest for FIBA World Cup after NBA title win 'worth it' for Marc Gasol

The Spanish national team has occupied a huge space in Marc Gasol's heart for the better part of 20 years. It's why he reported for national team duty shortly after the Toronto Raptors' NBA title win. And now he's one win away from appearing in the FIBA World Cup final.

Nick Nurse busy formulating plan to help Canada clinch Olympic basketball berth

Coach Nick Nurse has barely had time to pause and digest the Toronto Raptors' first-ever NBA title. Days after their victory, he was handed the reins of Canada's national men's team, and now he's confident he can get Canada to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

Canadian men turn focus to Olympic qualifier next June after disappointing FIBA World Cup

Canada's men's basketball team ended the FIBA World Cup with a 82-76 loss to Germany on Monday, but will still finish high enough to get a second chance at qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Canada sets record for 3-pointers in rout of Jordan at FIBA World Cup

Kyle Wiltjer had seven three-pointers and 29 points to lead Canada's men's basketball team to a 126-71 rout of Jordan at the FIBA World Cup on Saturday.

Canadian men earn 1st FIBA World Cup win in 17 years

Canada's men's basketball team finally has a World Cup victory. Sacramento Kings guard Cory Joseph scored 24 points to lift the Canadians to a 82-60 victory over Senegal at the FIBA World Cup, Canada's first victory at the global tournament in 17 years.

Nick Nurse to play bigger role in recruiting NBA players for Canada

Nick Nurse believes he can play a bigger role in building Canada's basketball team. Nurse was still soaking up the Toronto Raptors' historic NBA championship run when he was named head coach of the Canadian team in June, and tasked with securing an Olympic berth for the first time in what will be 20 years. He had no idea he'd have to do it with one hand tied behind his back.

Canadian men eliminated at FIBA World Cup by Lithuania

Drawn into arguably the World Cup's toughest group, the Canadian men's basketball team clutched slim hopes of an improbable upset in China. That hope died with a 92-69 loss to Lithuania on Tuesday.
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Canada's coach Nurse to face old friend Valanciunas in do-or-die game vs. Lithuania

There are few coaches — or maybe no coaches — on the planet who know Jonas Valanciunas's basketball game better than Nick Nurse. Now, as the star centre for Lithuania, Valanciunas stands in the way of Canada's chances at reaching the second round of the FIBA World Cup. The two teams will meet Tuesday night in a must-win game for Canada.
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Canada facing uphill battle after loss to Australia in FIBA World Cup opener

Canada's men's basketball team opened the FIBA World Cup with a 108-92 loss to Australia on Sunday in Dongguan, China — and now face a massive task in its goal of advancing out of the preliminary round.
FIBA World Cup

Cory Joseph joins Team Canada in China on eve of World Cup

Cory Joseph has joined Canada's men's basketball team ahead of the FIBA World Cup.

Kelly Olynyk to miss week with bruised knee as Chris Boucher exits Canada camp

Kelly Olynyk will miss about a week of the Canadian men's basketball camp with a bruised knee. Meanwhile, Raptors forward Chris Boucher has withdrawn from the pre-World Cup camp citing personal reasons.

Nurse guides promising Canadian squad to victory in national team coaching debut

Canada's men's basketball team beat Nigeria 96-87 in an exhibition game on Wednesday, earning Nick Nurse a victory in his Canadian coaching debut.
FIBA World Cup

Canada suffers more blows as Murray, Gilgeous-Alexander won't play in China

The Canadian men's basketball team was missing several big names when its pre-FIBA World Cup training camp opened on Monday.
Canadian Nationals

Aaron Brown wins 200m for another title, DeBues-Stafford rolls to 1,500m victory

Aaron Brown won the 200 metres for his second victory at the Canadian track and field championships. The 27-year-old from Toronto crossed in 20.03 seconds, two days after he edged Andre De Grasse by three thousandths of a second in the 100 metres.