A naming contest had supplied the owners of Toronto's NBA basketball team with many choices when it came to what to call their franchise.In the end, they went with Raptors — a name distinctly tied to the mid-'90s, post-Jurassic Park era that the team was born in.The Raptors logo quickly made its way onto all kinds of merchandise -- T-shirts, caps and more. (Sunday Report/CBC Archives)John Bitove Jr., then the Raptors' president, described it as "the newest, freshest and hungriest look in the NBA."It Read More
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The Toronto Raptors came within one basket of a momentous win on Monday. But instead of becoming the first Canadian team to win an NBA championship, the party was spoiled by the Golden State Warriors.Down by six entering the final stretch, the Warriors showed their mettle, going on a nine-point run to defeat the Raptors 106-105 on Monday and force a Game 6. The atmosphere inside Scotiabank Arena was electric. With Raptors global ambassador Drake helping to pump the crowd during the anthem, as Read More
Editor's note: This story was originally published in 2017 as part of a series of stories celebrating some of Canada's top sports heroes and moments as the country marked its 150th birthday, and are bringing it back today for our Sunday Read series. A famous story of a famous horse:Shortly after Northern Dancer completed his racing heroics in 1964, a student at the Ontario School for the Blind wrote a fan letter to Windfields Farm, asking to meet his hero. Winifred Taylor, wife of Read More
Editor's note: This story is being resurfaced for our Sunday Read series and was originally published in 2017 as part of a series of stories remembering some of Canada's top sports heroes and moments as the country marked its 150th birthday. Find all of CBC Sports' Canada 150 stories here.Maurice Richard said many times that, in order to understand the events leading up to the riot of March 17, 1955 that forever bears his name, it was crucial to know how violent the National Read More
Editor's note: This story was originally published in 2017 as part of a series of stories celebrating some of Canada's greatest sports heroes and moments as the country marked its 150th birthday. We've revisiting it today for our Sunday Read series. Find all of CBC Sports' Canada 150 stories here.Ferguson Jenkins' pitching delivery, unfurled in slow motion through the lens of David de Volpi, the famed National Film Board cameraman, was a statement of power, form, relaxation and repetitiveness. Nothing ever Read More
Welcome to Wally's World. It's a quirky place, an affectionate one, and a bit of a time trip. It is also, we acknowledge, a departure for CBC Sports. These are not hard and fast stats about a national hero; instead, you'll discover the inner life of the most famous father in hockey. Watch these videos and you will get a unique look at Walter Gretzky. Courtesy of CBC Docs and CBC Sports, we present a special offering, unlike most of the other Read More
After four fillies tied for the fastest time during the April 7 under tack show at Lone Star Park, fillies again took center stage April 10 at the Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale, posting the five highest prices of the day. The auction, sponsored by the Texas Thoroughbred Association and Lone Star Park, was held at the Dallas-area track.
From 110 horses going through the ring, 75 head sold for a total of $1,751,400. The median was $15,000, up 14.5% from last Read More
Sensational colt The Autumn Sun has retired from racing and will join the Arrowfield Stud roster for the 2019 season.
The Autumn Sun's owners, Hermitage Thoroughbreds and Arrowfield, met this week to consider the options for the five-time group 1 winner. After extensive discussions, the opportunity to return the colt to his spiritual home and fill the gap left by the death of Redoute's Choice proved too compelling.
"We backed Redoute's Choice as a sire of sires early in his career," Arrowfield's John Read More
There was no wiggle room for Beautiful Pleasure in the $400,000 Personal Ensign Handicap (G1) Aug. 25. Another loss to Heritage of Gold could have wiped away her chances of repeating as the champion older filly and mare, more than two months before the Breeders' Cup Distaff (G1).
Under a heady ride by jockey Jorge Chavez, John Oxley's champ responded to the challenge, leading every step of the 10 furlongs for a five-length tour de force in 2:03.77.
In conjunction with Tom Read More