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Canadian Elite Basketball League looking at potential June start

Posted on 11 May 2020

CEBL Commissioner Mike Morreale released the following statement on Wednesday:           “During this time of unprecedented challenge our hearts go out to all who have been impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak through separation from loved ones, loss of income, illness or death. We are extremely grateful to the courageous health care workers and service providers w ...

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Canadians in the NBA: Nickeil Alexander-Walker

Posted on 11 May 2020

Canada set an NBA record for most non-American players on opening day rosters this season. There were 16 in all, as well as four more on two-way contracts, meaning they could split time between the NBA and its development league, the G League. Two more Canadians got called up during the year. In the coming weeks, we’ll continue to take a look at how the b ...

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Canadian Justin Jackson becomes first NBA pick in CEBL after signing with Hamilton

Posted on 11 May 2020

HAMILTON — The Hamilton Honey Badgers of the Canadian Elite Basketball League have signed forward Justin Jackson. The six-foot-seven, 225-pound Toronto native is the first player drafted by an NBA team to join the CEBL. Jackson was selected by the Denver Nuggets in the second round (43rd overall) of the 2018 draft. Traded on draft day to Orlando, Jackson played 10 games in the G Leag ...

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THE NBA'S BEST CANADIANS: RJ Barrett

Posted on 11 May 2020

Canada set an NBA record for most non-American players on opening-day rosters this season. There were 16 in all, as well as four more on two-way contracts, meaning they could split time between the NBA and its development league, the G League. Two more Canadians got called up during the year. In the coming weeks we’ll continue to take a look at how the brightest lights of this golde ...

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Jalen Green's decision could have ripple effect in Canada

Posted on 11 May 2020

Jalen Green may have forever changed the future of college basketball today. The 18-year-old Green is a five-star basketball prospect and decided to forgo college next year and enter the NBA G-League with the hope of getting selected in the 2021 NBA draft. Green is one of an increasing number of young basketball prospects who have decided to spurn the NCAA to play professionally befo ...

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Cancelled CFL season or 8-game schedule: both would need big federal support

Posted on 11 May 2020

At the start of the week it seemed the CFL and the league’s players’ association could discuss a number of possible scenarios for the 2020 season. But the tall forehead of this corner had long ago reduced the real options to three, in this order: 8-games, 10 games and absolutely no season at all. By the end of the week, we’d further sliced it to two and reversed the order. Th ...

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Hamilton MP Bob Bratina: CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie ‘wasn’t interested in my advice’

Posted on 11 May 2020

CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie didn’t want to seek any guidance from member of parliament for Hamilton East-Stoney Creek, Bob Bratina. Bratina was a radio play-by-play voice for the Tiger-Cats and Argonauts in the CFL prior to his career in Canadian politics. The Hamilton native could have provided wise words on how Ambrosie was going to approach the standing committee on finance. ...

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Ennis, Pangos among Canadian basketball players weathering pandemic abroad

Posted on 11 May 2020

Dylan Ennis posted a video on social media on Sunday of his young daughter Amiyah, toddling at full speed toward the camera, giggling with delight. In Spain, where Ennis lives with his wife Megan and their daughter who recently turned one, it was the first time in nearly two months that children were permitted to play outdoors as the country began to methodically ease the lockdown fro ...

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Is this the CFL's last gasp or a cash grab?

Posted on 11 May 2020

It was late-November in Calgary and the Grey Cup Festival was in full swing. The mood around the Canadian Football League was upbeat, positive and almost teetering on the edge of being boastful about how good things were going. CFL resumes talks on potential contingency plans with season in jeopardy Regina braces for impact of likely Grey Cup cancellation ...

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Former Nordiques Players Encourage Quebec Fans to Keep Fighting for NHL Team

Posted on 11 May 2020

The Nordiques left Quebec City following the 1994-95 season, moving to Denver to become the Colorado Avalanche. Since that time, there have been many efforts to bring the NHL back to town. All have failed. Blame Gary Bettman, blame the Canadiens, blame the Canadian dollar, blame whomever you wish. The fact is Quebec City is still without NHL hockey and that’s simply not right. Jimmy ...