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Steve Nash says there are no easy answers to Canada Basketball's player recruitment problem

Steve Nash was twice named NBA MVP. He was an eight-time all-star and played in four conference finals. Still, he called playing for Canada at the 2000 Olympics “the best experience of my career.” So why is Canada Basketball still struggling with player recruitment at the biggest tournaments?
Preview

4 NFL storylines that'll make you do a double take ahead of Week 1

The NFL season kicks off this week with a full slate of games. Here are all the key storylines you need to know for the 2019 campaign.

Why you need to know about Canada's newest world champion

Smooth as butter. That's probably how new world champion judoka Christa Deguchi would describe her first Olympic cycle on the Canadian national team. Deguchi was born in Nagano, Japan, and takes residence in Yamanashi, but her father's Canadian roots makes her eligible to compete for Canada.
Analysis

10 players ready to take centre stage at the Basketball World Cup

As top Americans began withdrawing from the FIBA World Cup, the window of opportunity for other countries burst open. With the tournament set to tip off, here are 10 players ready to make their presence known on the world stage.
FIBA World Cup

After flurry of NBA dropouts, Canada's roster suddenly looks less formidable for World Cup

A full roster of NBA players won't compete for Canada at the FIBA World Cup. So who's left for Canada Basketball to choose from? That's for head coach Nick Nurse, general manager Rowan Barrett and the rest of the Canadian staff to decide. But the list offers no top-end talent.
Timeline

How China's Sun Yang became swimming's most controversial figure

Chinese swimmer Sun Yang has once again found himself at the centre of controversy at the 2019 world aquatics championships in Gwangju, South Korea. He's been shunned by fellow swimmers on the podium. So how did we get here?
The Buzzer

One year later: How the Kawhi Leonard trade still echoes across the NBA

Exactly one year ago Thursday, the Toronto Raptors agreed to trade DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and a first-round pick to the San Antonio Spurs for Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green. Now, the all-in nature of the move has inspired the rest of the NBA to follow suit.
World Aquatics

Taylor Ruck has all the makings of Canada's next superstar swimmer

In 2016, Penny Oleksiak came out of nowhere to win four medals at the Olympics. In 2017, Kylie Masse broke the women’s 100-metre backstroke world record. In 2018, Taylor Ruck tied an all-time world record with eight medals at the Commonwealth Games. It’s 2019. Who’s next? It could still be Ruck.
World Aquatics

'Kick in the butt:' Canada's male swimmers using women's success as launching point

Eleven Canadian swimmers won medals at the 2016 Olympics. None of them were men. None of them were expected. Now, a pair of prominent Canadian coaches say the 2024 Olympics is when we could see Canada’s men follow its women onto the podium.
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.