Toronto Raptors beat Milwaukee Bucks to seal NBA Finals place

The Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 100-94 to seal a 4-2 series win and reach the first NBA Finals in their 24-year history. They will now face defending champions the Golden State Warriors in a series which starts in Toronto on Thursday. The Raptors are coached by Nick Nurse, who has extensive experience in the More...

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By SLPundit On Saturday, May 25th, 2019
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Raptors advance to first NBA Finals with Game 6 win over Bucks

TORONTO — The Toronto Raptors will play in the NBA Finals, a Canadian basketball success story 24 years in the making. Kawhi Leonard poured in 27 points and hauled down a game-high 17 rebounds to lead the More...

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Stanley Cup final coaches Craig Berube, Bruce Cassidy have taken a long road

Bruce Cassidy has come a long way from writing his first NHL practice plan on a napkin. Craig Berube hasn’t changed a bit from the moment he was fired from his first NHL head coaching job. Two roads diverged More...

By SLPundit On Saturday, May 25th, 2019
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Bruce Arthur: Success becomes these Raptors after years of playoff heartache

Two years ago, Bebe was enraptured and almost in awe. His teammate, Norman Powell, had just taken over a playoff game against the Milwaukee Bucks — not quite out of nowhere, but he had kept his nerve, his confidence. More...

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Copa del Rey final: Valencia end Barcelona’s double dream

Kevin Gameiro and Rodrigo scored as a valiant Valencia beat La Liga champions Barcelona to win the Copa del Rey. Ernesto Valverde’s men said in the build-up that a win would help More...

By SLPundit On Saturday, May 25th, 2019
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A look at Raptors’ historic journey from outsiders to title contenders

TORONTO — Before we look ahead — and there’s an inherent risk at looking too far ahead — it’s always worth looking back. First, though, this is where we are: On Saturday night in front of the 233rd-straight More...

By SLPundit On Saturday, May 25th, 2019
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We the North — South, East and West: Raptors fans from all nations united on historic run

How does one fall in love with a team? For many fans, the connection is almost decided for them. Where they grew up, who their relatives or schoolyard friends support and the convenience of catching a game on television More...

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Monaco Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton beats Valtteri Bottas to pole position as Ferrari struggle

Lewis Hamilton snatched Monaco Grand Prix pole position from Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas with his last lap of the session. Hamilton, often on the back foot in qualifying, took More...

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Elina Svitolina on facing Venus Williams at French Open, her injury battle and Gael Monfils

World number nine Elina Svitolina, who has won 13 singles titles on the WTA Tour, will be writing columns for the BBC Sport website during the French Open, which runs from 26 May to More...

By SLPundit On Saturday, May 25th, 2019
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Milwaukee Bucks seek spark for do-or-done Game 6

MILWAUKEE—Mired in their worst skid of the season at the worst possible time, the Milwaukee Bucks need an answer in the Eastern Conference final. A lineup change didn’t provide one, so the Bucks have to come More...