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Cubs-loving Raptors coach Nick Nurse channels Harry Caray at Wrigley

Raptors coach Nick Nurse’s summer celebration tour made a surprise stop at Wrigley Field in Chicago on Friday. Nurse, a long-time Cubs fan who took the stage and played with the Arkells after the Raptors’ NBA championship triumph in June, threw out the ceremonial opening pitch before Friday’s Cubs-Padres game, then stuck around to sing…

Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse lands same job with Canada’s men’s team

Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse is the new coach of Canada’s men’s basketball team. Canada Basketball announced the hiring Monday, less than two weeks after Nurse guided the Raptors to their first NBA championship. Gordie Herbert, one of three Canadian head coaches during a successful 12-game Americas qualifying run for this year’s World Cup…

Raptors fans gather in the hometown of the man who invented basketball

Nestled amid farmland in eastern Ontario, the Raptors viewing party in the small town of Almonte feels extra special — that’s because it’s the hometown of basketball inventor James Naismith. “Everyone is very proud and excited,” says Tiffany MacLaren, the main organizer of the outdoor event, which is attracting about 500 in a town of…