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The Buzzer

The Blue Jays are bad: Trade options, the Stroman conundrum, reasons for hope

The Toronto Blue Jays have 35 wins and 60 losses this season. They’re 18.5 games out of the wild card, and 25.5 games back of the AL East-leading New York Yankees. The trade deadline is on July 31. It’s time to take stock of the Jays' 2019 campaign.
World Aquatics

Kylie Masse was once the best ever — now she'll try to do it again

Kylie Masse held the women's 100-metre backstroke world record for 368 days until American Kathleen Baker snatched it away. The upcoming world championships represent Masse's next opportunity to take it back — next to her rival.
World Aquatics

'I don't want to disappoint Canada': Penny Oleksiak's roller-coaster ride continues

Penny Oleksiak didn't quite understand the gravity of her accomplishment after she won four medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Now, after a tumultuous three years, Oleksiak is back in the pool trying to live up to the expectations set by her 16-year-old self.
Analysis

With Kawhi Leonard headed to Los Angeles, what should the Raptors do now?

He (didn't) stay. Kawhi Leonard signed with the Los Angeles Clippers for the maximum four years, $142 million US according to multiple reports on Saturday. The Raptors did all they could to keep their Finals MVP. Now, they're tasked with replacing him. Except, as we just saw, Leonard is pretty close to irreplaceable.
Q&A

NBA champion Danny Green on the Raptors' title, his parade style, free agency and Kawhi

Danny Green came to Toronto as the self-proclaimed “other guy” in the Kawhi Leonard trade. He quickly turned into a crucial member of the NBA champion Toronto Raptors. Green sat down with CBC Sports for an exclusive interview.
NBA FINALS

Accidental champion: Kyle Lowry plays ultimate sidekick on Raptors title team

On one side stood five all-stars. On the other side, just two. By now, you know which side won. Toronto's Kawhi Leonard asserted himself the best star among many on the court for six games, and was rewarded with his second Finals MVP trophy. But none of it would've been possible without Kyle Lowry.
NBA FINALS

Road to the NBA championship: 10 key moments for the Toronto Raptors

Twenty-four years, 228 players, nine head coaches, 947 wins and a national love affair later, the Toronto Raptors are, at long last, NBA champions.
NBA FINALS

Warriors return to their roots as 3-point barrage sinks Raptors

The Warriors went back to their roots to beat the Raptors in Game 5. They say it's a make-or-miss league. On Monday, the Warriors made and the Raptors missed. Golden State shot 20-for-42 on three-pointers to send the NBA Finals back to Oakland.
Preview

What we know about the unpredictable NBA Finals heading into Game 4

If we’ve learned anything through this Raptors' playoff run, it’s momentum doesn’t exist. Every game looks different. Every quarter looks different. Still, three things have remained relatively consistent through three games. How will they affect Game 4?
NBA FINALS

The Raptors are nearly done making history — now the challenge is repeating it

The Toronto Raptors made their first Finals, and won their first Finals game (118-109 over the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors, just to remind you). So how can they do that three more times?
The Buzzer

How Kawhi Leonard's shot reversed years of Raptors history

As Kawhi Leonard's fadeaway jumper hung in the air for what felt like 18 years, every Raptors fan thought back through the team's history. And after four bounces on the rim, the shot fell through the hoop, and Toronto found itself in the Eastern Conference final.
Analysis

Why they brought him here: Raptors' Kawhi Leonard rises to the occasion

A controversial off-season trade and a season's worth of load management was all for this moment: Kawhi Leonard scored 45 points and added 11 rebounds in the Toronto Raptors' resounding Game 1 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday. But a defensive play is what sticks out most.
Preview

Raptors' 2nd-round fortunes lie in the large hands of Kawhi Leonard and Marc Gasol

After an easy Round 1 victory over the Orlando Magic, the Toronto Raptors are preparing for a much tougher challenge against the Philadelphia 76ers. Trade additions Kawhi Leonard and Marc Gasol should feature prominently.
Preview

After '82 practices,' real test for all-in Raptors begins now

The 2018-19 Toronto Raptors season was designed to accomplish two things: make (and maybe win) the NBA Finals, and convince Kawhi Leonard to re-sign in the process. As the playoffs begin, those goals come squarely into focus.

Game of Thrones — NHL Playoffs edition: A song of ice and Stanley

This week, battles for two separate thrones are set to resume. On Wednesday, the NHL playoffs begin as 16 teams jostle for the right to raise the Stanley Cup. On Sunday, the final season of Game of Thrones premieres on HBO. The two wars have more in common than you may think.