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2 hrs ago | Raptors HQ

20Q's: Is It Important For The Raptors To Have A Canadian-Born Player?

As the Raptors continue their rebranding efforts, we wonder: do they need a Canadian player to be known as Canada's team? Leading up to the start of the 2014-15 season, we'll be asking 20 questions about the team. Some of them more serious than others.

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6 hrs ago | Raptors HQ

Greivis Vasquez Back in TO Promoting the Pan Am Games

Greivis Vasquez is on a media blitz this week promoting the Pan Am Games. Yesterday he made an appearance on Canada AM and interacted with fans via a Reddit AMA.

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9 hrs ago | TSN.ca

Mayor: Atlanta offering incentives to potential Hawks owners

Mayor Kasim Reed said Tuesday he has already talked with six potential buyers of the Atlanta Hawks and expects a sale of the team to move quickly after racially charged comments by owner Bruce Levenson and general manager Danny Ferry . Flanked by Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins and other city leaders, Reed said the crisis engulfing the NBA team would be solved "the Atlanta way" and predicted the franchise would come out stronger in the end.

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13 hrs ago | Lake Show Life

Klay Thompson, Kobe Bryant & the Shooting Guard Question

Dec 8, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant drives to the basket against Toronto Raptors shooting guard DeMar DeRozan during the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports Kobe Bryant, the brilliant creator with sublime footwork and an unmatched work ethic, wrestled the mantle of best shooting guard away from an aged Michael Jordan a long time ago.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

TSN.ca

Pressey, Eyen, Madsen added to Lakers' coaching staff

Eyen returns to the Lakers after three seasons as an assistant coach under Pat Riley and Mike Dunleavy from 1989-92. He was on the Sacramento Kings' staff for four seasons until 2013.

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Related Topix: Sports, DeMar DeRozan, NBA Basketball, NBA Players

Los Angeles Times

Raptors star DeMar DeRozan buys sports court estate in Tarzana

If DeMar DeRozan needs a spot to hang his gold medal from the Basketball World Cup, the USA Basketball star has plenty of options to choose from. The former USC Trojans player and Toronto Raptors wing recently purchased a large estate in Tarzana for slightly over $3.75 million.

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Raptors Rapture

Raptors & NBA Western Conference - time to step up

Mar 21, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant is called for a travelling violation as he bumps into Toronto Raptors forward Tyler Hansbrough at Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports Dec 23, 2013; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan shoots against Toronto Raptors forward Amir Johnson during the first half at AT&T Center.

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Raptors HQ

Bruno Caboclo Given Lowest Rating In 'NBA 2K15' Video Game

The aura of being "two years away from being two years away" may have hurt Caboclo's standing in the video game world. His rating of 64 puts him right at the bottom of the barrel.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

BleacherReport

Predicting Roles and Impact of Each New Orleans Pelicans Newcomer This Season

This offseason, the New Orleans Pelicans added several fresh faces to their roster. From signing free-agent shooting guard Jimmer Fredette to dealing for big man Omer Asik, the franchise remained relatively active throughout the course of the summer.

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The Toronto Star

Athletes hype Pan Am Games at ticket launch

Pinball Clemons hosts the kick-off of the 2015 Pan Am Games ticketing program at the Ryerson Athletic Centre in Toronto on Monday. Clemons was joined by sports figures Greivis Vasquez, paddler KC Fraser, Rosie MacLennan, Curt Harnett, Dwayne De Rosario and Wendel Clark.

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Air Alamo

San Antonio Spurs Still in Pursuit of Gustavo Ayon

Feb 12, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Atlanta Hawks forward-center Gustavo Ayon carries the ball past Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas at the Air Canada Centre. Toronto defeated Atlanta 104-83.

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Raptors HQ

CBA 101: An Introduction to the Basics of the Salary Cap

Daniel Hackett starts his CBA 101 series with a look at the basics of the salary cap, including exceptions, Bird Rights and cap holds. Hey all.

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Raptors HQ

Team USA and DeMar DeRozan Bring Home the Gold

After a rocky start, Team USA refocuses to beat Serbia, capping the FIBA Basketball World Cup Tournament with a dominant 129-92 win. As the final seconds of the FIBA World Cup counted down, Mason Plumlee dribbled out the clock and the celebrations began: Team USA were champions again.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Raptors Rapture

DeMar DeRozan - Toronto Raptors MJ

Aug 20, 2014; New York, NY, USA; United States guard DeMar DeRozan controls the ball against Dominican Republic forward James Maye during the second quarter of a game at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports Many lines have been written about DeMar DeRozan, some of them good, some of them not so good.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

TSN.ca

France beats Lithuania to win bronze at Basketball World Cup

France came from behind in the final quarter to beat Lithuania 95-93 and win the bronze medal at the Basketball World Cup on Saturday. Lithuania led by seven points entering the fourth period, and centre Jonas Valanciunas scored five points to put Lithuania ahead by three points with three minutes to play.

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MLSE, heal thyself - rebuild your executive suite this way

Jan 13, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Raptors forward Steve Novak and guard DeMar DeRozan welcome the newest Toronto FC player Michael Bradley as MLSE president and CEO Tim Leiweke introduces him before the game against the Milwaukee Bucks at Air Canada Centre. The Raptors beat the Bucks 116-94.

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USA Today

Serbia won't be threat to stun USA in FIBA final

USA won't stumble vs. Serbia in FIBA World Cup final Team USA has 12 players in the NBA. Serbia has none.

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USA Today

5 things you need to know this weekend

Boxers Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana return to Las Vegas for grudge match These two boxers will be aiming for a TKO this Saturday as these welterweights face off at MGM Grand. The USA basketball team 5 things you need to know this weekend Boxers Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana return to Las Vegas for grudge match These two boxers will be aiming for a TKO this Saturday as these welterweights face off at MGM Grand.

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Raptors HQ

FIBA World Cup: Team USA Steamrolls Jonas Valanciunas and Lithuania

The highly anticipated matchup between Valanciunas' Lithuania squad and DeMar DeRozan's Team USA turned out to be a dud as the Americans continued their streak of blowing out opponents in a 96-68 win. All Raptors ' fans' eyes were on this one, at least on the stat-sheets if not game itself since it was going on smack in the middle of the day.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

BleacherReport

Lithuania vs. France: 2014 FIBA 3rd Place Game Live Stream and Preview

For Lithuania and France, the journey is far from over at the 2014 FIBA World Cup after losses in the semifinals. Saturday, the two sides will meet in the 3rd Place Game for one final fleeting shot at glory on the international stage before the United States takes on Serbia in the final.

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