Jamie Strashin


Jamie Strashin is a native Torontonian whose latest stop is the CBC Sports department. Before, he spent 15 years covering everything from city hall to courts and breaking news as a reporter for CBC News. He has also worked in Brandon, Man., and Calgary. Follow him on Twitter @StrashinCBC

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How the 2019 NBA champion Toronto Raptors were built

Sometimes it takes a mad scientist to build a championship team — someone who has a willingness to test untried techniques, to sprinkle in ingredients that others have discounted or discarded.

Take a breath, Toronto fans: Odds still point to Raptors dethroning Warriors

Imagine for a moment Raptor fans if this scenario was presented to you around Christmas: In June you will have three opportunities to beat the defending world champion Golden State Warriors in order to win the franchise’s first-ever NBA title.

Raptors' bandwagon: The more the merrier

By every conceivable metric, from television ratings to merchandise sales, the Toronto Raptors are gaining news fans in droves. Will these bandwagon jumpers show the same passion when next regular season rolls around. Who cares? Just enjoy the ride however long it lasts.
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Kawhi Leonard's suit against Nike over 'Klaw' logo falls into grey zone

The lawsuit filed this week by Kawhi Leonard against Nike, which centres around the Toronto Raptors star's "Klaw" logo, comes down to one key question: Does the sneaker giant's design simply build off of Leonard's or is it a new design?

Watching history: Maybe being there isn't everything

There is no escaping this game, this moment. Toronto Raptors paraphernalia is inescapable, the sound of basketballs bouncing, moments being recreated, seems ubiquitous on Toronto streets. But for most in this city, going to the actual game is out of the question.

A family's dilemma: What's the cost of a memory?

The Toronto Raptors are creating once-in-a-lifetime memories during this historic playoff run to the NBA Finals. But with skyrocketing cost for tickets, can a family justify the expense of the moment at any cost?

Newly formed women's hockey union wants to find a way to play

It has been about a month since 200 of the best female hockey players in the world decided they no longer wanted to play. Liz Knox knew there was risk of walking away after the Canadian Women’s Hockey League folded, but says the fight to create an economically viable professional league is a worthy one.

Canadian paddler alleges he was victim of harassment

An emerging Canadian paddler says he was the victim of harassment by a teammate and was then ostracized from the national team after reporting it to officials, according to allegations in a lawsuit obtained exclusively by CBC Sports.

'The dilemma is the authenticity': What it will take to rebuild Notre-Dame

The rebuilding of Notre-Dame won't be your typical renovation project. It's not often that the restoration of a building whose origin dates back centuries has to be contemplated.

Should pro leagues cut ties with athletes who abuse partners? Some experts say no

The NHL announced this week that disgraced defenceman Slava Voynov's suspension has been extended through the end of next season. But while critics are calling for a lifetime ban, some experts don't think a zero tolerance on domestic abuse is the answer.

A generation waiting to be heard: Massive walkout shows reach of engaged student activists

Thursday's protests against high school cutbacks and other recently successful initiatives have been spurred by a generation of teen activists. Using social media to mobilize, they're bringing forward issues they feel are being ignored and are eager to dismiss the notion they are lazy or apathetic about their futures.

Wilson-Raybould may not have broken the law, but her Wernick tape crossed ethical lines, lawyers say

Lawyers say Jody Wilson-Raybould may not have broken the law but her decision to tape a conversation with the outgoing privy council clerk may have crossed ethical lines.

'I was angry. I was sad': Players and experts on why Canadian Women's Hockey League failed

News that the Canadian Women's Hockey League will cease operations has been met with nearly universal shock and disappointment.

Patience will pay dividends for Blue Jays in long run: Ross Atkins

Ahead of Thursday's season opener, Toronto general manager Ross Atkins spoke about the team's timeline for contention and placed emphasis on patience and the long-term view in evaluation of the Blue Jays.

Video game Fortnite a battleground from kids' dressing rooms to the pros

The video game Fortnite and its hold on players young and old is of increasing concern for coaches and teams.