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LeBron James, left, and Drake at the premiere of the STARZ original series “Survivor’s Remorse” on Sept. 23, 2014 in Los Angeles. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Matt Sayles - Invision

LeBron James joins Drake in Canadian sports media deal

Rapper and Lakers forward join forces to bring Uninterrupted platform to Canada

LeBron James, left, and Drake at the premiere of the STARZ original series “Survivor’s Remorse” on Sept. 23, 2014 in Los Angeles. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Matt Sayles - Invision
Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse, left, shares a laugh with Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) while playing against the Golden State Warriors during second half NBA basketball action in Toronto on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. Twenty-nine players were invited to Canada’s training camp ahead of the FIBA Basketball World Cup and the head coach — fresh off of leading the Toronto Raptors to their first NBA title — has to prepare his group for a long six week of tough basketball. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse preparing Canada for long FIBA World Cup run

Playing in the World Cup amounts to a six-week commitment from players

Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse, left, shares a laugh with Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) while playing against the Golden State Warriors during second half NBA basketball action in Toronto on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. Twenty-nine players were invited to Canada’s training camp ahead of the FIBA Basketball World Cup and the head coach — fresh off of leading the Toronto Raptors to their first NBA title — has to prepare his group for a long six week of tough basketball. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Serbia’s Novak Djokovic kisses the trophy after defeating Switzerland’s Roger Federer in the men’s singles final match of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Sunday, July 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

Djokovic edges Federer in 5 sets for 5th Wimbledon trophy

This triumph also earned Djokovic his 16th Grand Slam trophy

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic kisses the trophy after defeating Switzerland’s Roger Federer in the men’s singles final match of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Sunday, July 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
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Don Cherry blasted the Carolina Hurricanes for going beyond the traditional raised-stick salute to their fans after home wins, saying they were “a bunch of jerks.” (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Don Cherry denies suggestion he may not return to Hockey Night in Canada

Toronto Sun columnist Steve Simmons had written Cherry’s return next season hadn’t been confirmed

Don Cherry blasted the Carolina Hurricanes for going beyond the traditional raised-stick salute to their fans after home wins, saying they were “a bunch of jerks.” (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
VIDEO: Toronto Raptors fans anxiously watch for #KawhiUpdate

VIDEO: Toronto Raptors fans anxiously watch for #KawhiUpdate

Leonard helped the Raptors win their first NBA Championship in franchise history

VIDEO: Toronto Raptors fans anxiously watch for #KawhiUpdate
Anna Prchal, left, and Genevieve Simard attend a news conference in Montreal, Monday, June 4, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)

Former skiers reach out-of-court deal with Alpine Canada in sex assault lawsuit

Governing body apologized for its actions related to the sexual abuse by coach Bertrand Charest

Anna Prchal, left, and Genevieve Simard attend a news conference in Montreal, Monday, June 4, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)
St. Louis Blues head coach Craig Berube along with his son Jake Berube carry the Stanley Cup during a visit to his home town of Calahoo, Alta., on Tuesday July 2, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

St. Louis Blues coach brings Stanley Cup home to Alberta

Head coach Craig Berube grew up in the tiny community of Calahoo, northwest of Edmonton

St. Louis Blues head coach Craig Berube along with his son Jake Berube carry the Stanley Cup during a visit to his home town of Calahoo, Alta., on Tuesday July 2, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
FILE - In this April 21, 2019, file photo, Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant, top, dunks as Los Angeles Clippers guard Landry Shamet defends during the second half in Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Los Angeles. Rarely relevant at the same time on the basketball court, the Knicks and Nets are front and center in the free agency race, two of the teams best positioned to make a splash when the market opens. Both can afford two top players, with hopes of landing not only a Kevin Durant or Kyrie Irving, but possibly even both. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Kevin Durant to leave Golden State Warriors, sign with Brooklyn Nets

A ruptured right Achilles tendon could keep him out the entire next season

FILE - In this April 21, 2019, file photo, Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant, top, dunks as Los Angeles Clippers guard Landry Shamet defends during the second half in Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Los Angeles. Rarely relevant at the same time on the basketball court, the Knicks and Nets are front and center in the free agency race, two of the teams best positioned to make a splash when the market opens. Both can afford two top players, with hopes of landing not only a Kevin Durant or Kyrie Irving, but possibly even both. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
Swedish players run to their goalkeeper celebrating at the end of the Women’s World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Sweden and Canada at the Parc des Princes in Paris, France, Monday, June 24, 2019. Sweden won 1-0. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Canadians crash out of Women’s World Cup in 0-1 loss to Sweden

Canada missed a chance to tie the game on a penalty shot

Swedish players run to their goalkeeper celebrating at the end of the Women’s World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Sweden and Canada at the Parc des Princes in Paris, France, Monday, June 24, 2019. Sweden won 1-0. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry hoists the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy during the 2019 Toronto Raptors Championship parade in Toronto on Monday, June 17, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn)

‘This is unbelievable:’ Raptors dazzled by massive crowds at downtown Toronto parade

Mayor John Tory declares it ‘We The North Day’ after team’s historic NBA title win

Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry hoists the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy during the 2019 Toronto Raptors Championship parade in Toronto on Monday, June 17, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn)
Toronto Raptors center Serge Ibaka, middle, celebrates with Larry Tanenbaum, left, and George Cope after the Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of basketball’s NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, June 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Toronto Raptors and their diverse team celebrated worldwide

Team is made up of players from the U.S., Canada, Cameroon, the Republic of Congo, and Spain

Toronto Raptors center Serge Ibaka, middle, celebrates with Larry Tanenbaum, left, and George Cope after the Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of basketball’s NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, June 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse speaks to reporters before a team practice in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, June 12, 2019. The Raptors are scheduled to play the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of basketball’s NBA Finals on Thursday. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

VIDEO: Raptors say they’re simply staying in the moment as Game 6 approaches

Golden State’s 106-105 victory in Game 5 sent the series back to Oracle Arena

Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse speaks to reporters before a team practice in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, June 12, 2019. The Raptors are scheduled to play the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of basketball’s NBA Finals on Thursday. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) walks off the court after sustaining an injury as he’s consoled by Toronto Raptors centre Serge Ibaka (9) as Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (9) and Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) look on during first half basketball action in Game 5 of the NBA Finals in Toronto on Monday, June 10, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) walks off the court after sustaining an injury as he’s consoled by Toronto Raptors centre Serge Ibaka (9) as Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (9) and Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) look on during first half basketball action in Game 5 of the NBA Finals in Toronto on Monday, June 10, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Toronto Raptors centre Serge Ibaka (9) consoles Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) as he leaves the game with a leg injury during first half basketball action in Game 5 of the NBA Finals in Toronto on Monday, June 10, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn)

‘Classless’: Warriors react after Raptors fans cheer Durant’s injury

Kyle Lowry, Serge Ibaka and Danny Green waved to try to get the fans to stop

Toronto Raptors centre Serge Ibaka (9) consoles Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) as he leaves the game with a leg injury during first half basketball action in Game 5 of the NBA Finals in Toronto on Monday, June 10, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn)
Toronto Raptors fans line up outside the Scotiabank Arena, in Toronto on Monday, June 10, 2019, to gain access to the fan area known as ‘Jurassic Park’ ahead of game five of the NBA Finals between the Toronto Raptors ad Golden State Warriors. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Fans pumped for potentially championship-clinching Raptors game tonight

It’s the first time a Canadian team has had a chance at winning the NBA finals

Toronto Raptors fans line up outside the Scotiabank Arena, in Toronto on Monday, June 10, 2019, to gain access to the fan area known as ‘Jurassic Park’ ahead of game five of the NBA Finals between the Toronto Raptors ad Golden State Warriors. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Canada’s Kadeisha Buchanan, centre, reacts after scoring Canada’s first goal during the Women’s World Cup Group E soccer match between Canada and Cameroon in Montpellier, France, Monday, June 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

Buchanan goal helps Canada defeat Cameroon 1-0 in World Cup opener

Canada now heads 295 kilometres northeast to Grenoble where it faces New Zealand

Canada’s Kadeisha Buchanan, centre, reacts after scoring Canada’s first goal during the Women’s World Cup Group E soccer match between Canada and Cameroon in Montpellier, France, Monday, June 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) jumps with the ball as Golden State Warriors centre DeMarcus Cousins (0) and Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) defend during first half basketball action in Game 4 of the NBA Finals in Oakland, California on Friday, June 7, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Raptors remain all-business on eve of what could be historic victory

The Raptors can clinch the title with a victory over two-time defending champion Golden State

Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) jumps with the ball as Golden State Warriors centre DeMarcus Cousins (0) and Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) defend during first half basketball action in Game 4 of the NBA Finals in Oakland, California on Friday, June 7, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) battles Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) during second half basketball action in Game 4 of the NBA Finals in Oakland, California on Friday, June 7, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) battles Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) during second half basketball action in Game 4 of the NBA Finals in Oakland, California on Friday, June 7, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Canada downed Ireland 28-12 on Sunday in the Challenge Trophy final. (Canada Sevens)
Canada downed Ireland 28-12 on Sunday in the Challenge Trophy final. (Canada Sevens)
Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard smiles during a team practice for the NBA Finals in Toronto on Saturday, June 1, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

What, them worry? Warriors confident despite NBA finals hole

Golden State had won 12 straight Game 1s before falling 118-109 on Thursday to the Toronto Raptors

Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard smiles during a team practice for the NBA Finals in Toronto on Saturday, June 1, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)