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Toronto Raptors founder Bitove proud of team's success, praises fans

Toronto Raptors founder Bitove proud of team's success, praises fans

TORONTO — One of the founding owners of the Toronto Raptors says he feels like a proud parent as the basketball team prepares for the biggest game in the history of its franchise.
Small blast in French city of Lyon wounds 7; cause unclear

Small blast in French city of Lyon wounds 7; cause unclear

LYON, France — An explosion Friday on a busy pedestrian street in the French city of Lyon injured seven people, local officials said.
Toronto FC entertains San Jose Earthquakes and MLS goal king Chris Wondolowski

Toronto FC entertains San Jose Earthquakes and MLS goal king Chris Wondolowski

Toronto FC is looking for goals. San Jose has Major League Soccer's goal king. Shut out in three of its last four matches, Toronto (5-5-2) hasn't scored in 219 minutes.

Drake passions heat up with Raptors' run as crucial game approaches

TORONTO — By now, Drake's relentless grandstanding on behalf of his beloved Toronto Raptors is to be expected. And so too, then, is the wrath of Milwaukee Bucks' fans now excoriating the Canadian rapper for a series of escalating taunts.

Canada ready for world hockey championship semifinal against Czech Republic

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — Damon Severson had a funny feeling he'd score in Canada's quarterfinal against Switzerland at the world hockey championship. "(Thursday) morning, I woke up and I just thought 'I feel like I'm going to score tonight.

Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime upsets top seed to advance to Lyon Open final

LYON, France — Canadian teen Felix Auger-Aliassime is heading to the final of the Lyon Open. The No.

Toronto FC entertains San Jose Earthquakes and MLS goal king Chris Wondolowski

Toronto FC is looking for goals. San Jose has Major League Soccer's goal king. Shut out in three of its last four matches, Toronto (5-5-2) hasn't scored in 219 minutes.
Proctor back chasing running records after cross-Canada speed attempt

Proctor back chasing running records after cross-Canada speed attempt

CALGARY — Dave Proctor's attempted speed record across Canada last summer was foiled by a bad back, so the ultramarathoner's comeback plan is chasing a pair of quirkier running benchmarks. The 38-year-old from Okotoks, Alta.

O Canada: Hockey hotbed now produces tennis players, too

ROME — It's typically Canadian that Denis Shapovalov, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Bianca Andreescu are each children of immigrants.
No sleep? No problem. Raptors guard VanVleet continues to amaze since birth of son

No sleep? No problem. Raptors guard VanVleet continues to amaze since birth of son

MILWAUKEE — Fred VanVleet's breakout performance in Game 5 of the NBA Eastern Conference final had the city of Toronto buzzing, but for the Raptors point guard it was just another crazy night in a whole string of them.