Category: Canadian Sports

Pelicans could open season in Toronto without injured No. 1 pick

The start of the Zion Williamson era in New Orleans will have to wait. The Pelicans’ No. 1 overall pick will miss a “period of weeks” to start the regular season because of a right knee injury, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Friday. It’s not clear how Williamson suffered the injury, but on Thursday the…

Pascal Siakam deal still hangs in the air

We’re sitting there in the workroom at the Raptors practice facility yesterday afternoon and I turn to My Learned Pal Laura, who’s doing double duty on the day, and say something along the likes of: “The lads got no chance in the big soccer match, right?” In her infinite wisdom, which in things football is…

Aaron Rodgers and his Packers are primed for another Monday night

GREEN BAY, WIS.—Aaron Rodgers loves playing on Monday night. Growing up in Northern California, Rodgers would watch the long-running “Monday Night Football” games, hum the theme song and dream of being a part of the prime-time show. “When you’re also a lover of the game and historian of the game, and you grew up watching…

NBA cuts off media access to players for remainder of China trip

The NBA announced Friday that the Los Angeles Lakers and the Brooklyn Nets will not talk with reporters for the remainder of their stay in China, where they are set to play one last exhibition game on Saturday. “We have decided not to hold media availability for our teams for the remainder of our trip…

Tampa Bay Rays extend Houston Astros to a Game 5 in ALDS

ST. PETERSBURG, FLA.—The Tampa Bay Rays like to do things their own way. Often unconventional. Occasionally daring. Typically, arduously. Tuesday, that all came together in a second straight win over the Houston Astros, 4-1, before another large and loud Tropicana Field crowd of 32,178. And as a result, they’ll be playing again another day —…