Bruce Arthur: Raptors’ win in DeRozan’s emotional return feels like closure

DeMar DeRozan had already watched his past unfurl with wide, intent eyes, but not much of an expression. When the tribute video ended, DeRozan walked out into the middle of his former life, into the middle of a crowd on [Read entire story]

Bruce Arthur: Positive approach pays off for Olympic champion Christine Girard

Her family was there. Her three children, all 4 or younger, who didn’t really know what it meant. That didn’t matter, though. Her husband, her parents, her friends; her old training partners and coaches. The [Read entire story]

Raptors show some life, but the end is near: Arthur

Well, they tried. That’s all you could really hold on to; the Toronto Raptors hung with the Cleveland Cavaliers for three quarters before they were crushed under a sneaker heel, and maybe that’s all you [Read entire story]

Better Raptors revert to the Norm: Arthur

The rituals of spring vary from place to place, tradition to tradition. In Toronto basketball, they have recently become routine: the existential panic, the changing of the starting lineup — like snow tires, [Read entire story]

This weekend, Toronto’s the centre of NBA universe: Arthur

So the Toronto Raptors are practicing in a university gym in Oakland, Mich., and players are being led by a team trainer to the downstairs workout room, and it’s Jerome Moiso’s turn. He’s a bit [Read entire story]

Canadians try to stay calm as tilt with Russia at world juniors nears: Arthur

The morning of the gold medal game — Canada’s first gold medal game at the world junior championship since 2011, since that cold night in Buffalo — the boys woke up and tried not to get too excited. [Read entire story]

Montreal Canadiens’ goalie Carey Price out of Eastern Final with injury

Montreal Canadiens’ goalie Carey Price out of Eastern Final with injury

MONTREAL—Star goaltender Carey Price is out for the entire Eastern Conference final and possibly beyond with a lower-body injury, Montreal Canadiens coach Michel Therrien told a news conference Monday in Brossard, [Read entire story]