James Bisson, THE CANADIAN PRESS

Rose's scores 26, Bulls move into eighth in East with 104-88 win over Raptors

TORONTO - In a game that meant everything, the Toronto Raptors did nothing right.Derrick Rose had a game-high 26 points and Joakim Noah narrowly missed his first career triple-double as Chicago cruised past Toronto 104-88 Sunday, overtaking the Raptors for the eighth and final playoff berth in the...

Monday, April 12, 2010, 3:53 AM

Rondo leads balanced attack as Celtics beat Raptors 115-104; Turkoglu injured

TORONTO - Battered faces, twisted ankles and bruised egos are threatening to torpedo the Toronto Raptors' playoff chances.Rajon Rondo had 11 of his 21 points in the third quarter as the Boston Celtics beat undermanned Toronto 115-104. It was a sour day all-around for the Raptors, who discovered...

Thursday, April 8, 2010, 4:32 AM

Maggette's 29 points, Curry's big second half lead Warriors past Raptors 113-112

TORONTO - One of the most entertaining Toronto Raptors games this season came down to a last-second shot from Chris Bosh.And like too many of the Raptors' previous attempts, it didn't go in.Bosh missed the potential game-winning shot at the buzzer as Toronto dropped a 113-112 heartbreaker to the...

Monday, April 5, 2010, 3:54 AM

Big third quarter propels Bosh, Raptors to 114-92 victory over Clippers

TORONTO - The Toronto Raptors were a lively bunch Wednesday, whooping it up after laying a beating on the lowly Los Angeles Clippers.Chris Bosh scored 15 of his game-high 34 points in the third quarter as Toronto strengthened its post-season chances with a 114-92 win over the Clippers.Bosh gave Los...

Thursday, April 1, 2010, 4:10 AM

Williams leads charge as Jazz take control early, ease past Raptors 113-87

TORONTO - One by one, the Toronto Raptors silently funnelled out of the locker-room following their second straight blowout loss at home.The only thing quieter was the way they bowed out against the powerhouse Utah Jazz.Deron Williams led a balanced attack with 18 points, 16 assists and eight...

Thursday, March 25, 2010, 4:42 AM

Bosh hits game-winning shot as Raptors rally to beat Hawks 106-105 (with video)

TORONTO - Chris Bosh was having one of those nights: his shot was off, he wasn't getting to the free-throw line and he found himself in foul trouble for most of the game.With one clutch jumper, the Raptors' star not only erased his own struggles, but also ended Toronto's lengthy losing streak.Bosh...

Thursday, March 18, 2010, 4:31 AM

Jennifer Heil and Alexandre Bilodeau donate $25,000 apiece to charity

VANCOUVER, B.C. - Olympic freestyle skiing champion Alexandre Bilodeau calls older brother Frederic his source of inspiration.Now, Bilodeau is doing his part to return the favour.The gold medallist in moguls announced Wednesday he's donating $25,000 to the Canadian Association of Paediatric Health...

Wednesday, February 24, 2010, 9:53 PM

The making of an Olympic champion: Bilodeau brings home a historic gold

WEST VANCOUVER, B.C. - As a seven-year-old, Alexandre Bilodeau watched freestyle skier Jean-Luc Brassard carve down the slopes in Lillehammer, Norway, and knew where his future lay.Nearly 16 years to the day, Brassard — and the rest of the country — watched Bilodeau make his own Olympic history.The...

Monday, February 15, 2010, 7:21 AM

High-speed crashes? Bold passes? Welcome to the Olympics' newest sport

As the competitors barrel around the course with reckless abandon, fans offer an array of oohs and aahs, marvelling at every bold high-speed pass or spectacular crash.Thinking NASCAR? Think again.The sport of ski cross will make its Olympic debut in Vancouver later this month, and should instantly...

Thursday, February 11, 2010, 6:37 PM

Bosh scores 25, all five starters reach double figures in Raptors' 98-92 win

TORONTO - The NBA's best point guard was no match for the Toronto Raptors' third-stringer.Chris Bosh led a balanced attack with 25 points and 11 rebounds, and the Raptors neutralized Chris Paul on the way to a 98-92 victory over the New Orleans Hornets on Sunday afternoon.All five starters scored...

Sunday, December 20, 2009, 9:49 PM

Wright's big three leads Raptors to third straight win, 94-88 over Timberwolves

TORONTO - Shooting 32 per cent would have been disastrous for the Toronto Raptors a week ago. Thanks to another strong defensive effort, it wasn't an issue on Tuesday night.Antoine Wright hit a critical three-pointer with just over a minute remaining as the Raptors beat the Minnesota Timberwolves...

Wednesday, December 9, 2009, 4:38 AM

Jamison has 30 points, 12 rebounds as Wizards down struggling Raptors 106-102

TORONTO - Antawn Jamison's big fourth quarter silenced the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday.Jamison scored 10 of his game-high 30 points in the final quarter as Washington beat Toronto 106-102, handing the reeling Raptors their fourth loss in a row.With Toronto threatening to reclaim the lead late in the...

Wednesday, December 2, 2009, 6:08 AM

Dementieva beats Sharapova 6-4, 6-3 to capture Rogers Cup women's title

TORONTO - Elena Dementieva's U.S. Open tuneup was an overwhelming success.The No. 4 seed overcame an ugly first set to beat Maria Sharapova 6-4, 6-3 on Sunday in the final of the US$2-million Rogers Cup. Dementieva's largely steady play was too much for an error-prone Sharapova to handle in the...

Monday, August 24, 2009, 2:44 AM

Top-seeded Safina ousted by Rezai in second round at Rogers Cup

TORONTO - World No. 1 Dinara Safina will have plenty of time to prepare for the U.S. Open - and so will many other top-ranked players.Safina committed 17 double faults in a second-round meltdown Wednesday, dropping a 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 decision to 39th-ranked Aravane Rezai of France at the US$2-million...

Thursday, August 20, 2009, 3:33 AM

Aleksandra Wozniak, Venus Williams out of Rogers Cup tennis event

TORONTO - Aleksandra Wozniak's quest to win a WTA Tour title in her home country will have to wait another year.The Blainville, Que., native dropped a 6-4, 6-4 decision to Russia's Alisa Kleybanova in first-round action Tuesday at the US$2-million Rogers Cup. Wozniak's loss means that none of the...

Wednesday, August 19, 2009, 4:13 AM

Franchitti wins Honda Indy Toronto; Tagliani ninth, Tracy crashes out

TORONTO - Facing red-hot temperatures and tempers to match, Dario Franchitti kept his cool - and it paid off with a checkered flag.The Scottish driver overcame a rough early pit stop and took advantage of a late crash between Helio Castroneves and Toronto's Paul Tracy en route to victory Sunday at...

Sunday, July 12, 2009, 11:18 PM

Jones’ rink wins second straight Scotties title

Jennifer Jones had the perfect word to sum up her second straight improbable run to the Scotties Tournament of Hearts title."Unbelievable," Jones said after skipping Canada to an 8-5 win over B.C.'s Marla Mallett in Sunday night's final. "I can't believe that we've now won three, and (third Cathy...

Monday, March 2, 2009, 5:56 AM

Crunch time as playoffs loom at Scotties

To repeat as Canadian women's curling champion, Jennifer Jones will need to take the same gruelling path she did last year - and that suits her just fine.Jones slid a draw to the eight-foot with her final shot in the 10th end Thursday night to beat B.C.'s Marla Mallett 6-5 in the 17th and final...

Friday, February 27, 2009, 7:42 AM

B.C.'s Mallett clinches playoff spot at Scotties Tournament of Hearts

The only thing B.C. skip Marla Mallett knows about her performance at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts is that it has earned her a playoff spot.Where she ends up - and who will be joining her - won't be decided until the end of a crazy Thursday at the Canadian women's curling championship. Mallett...

Thursday, February 26, 2009, 7:29 AM

Bosh hurt, Raps come up short against Lakers

The Toronto Raptors showed plenty of energy in Wednesday night's clash with the Los Angeles Lakers.Unfortunately for them, so did Kobe Bryant - particularly with the game on the line.The reigning NBA MVP scored 10 of his 36 points in the fourth quarter - including a pivotal jumper with 23.6 seconds...

Thursday, February 5, 2009, 10:08 AM