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Canada falls to U.S. for 3rd successive silver at FIBA U-18 women's Americas

For a brief moment it looked like Canada had a chance to capture gold at the FIBA under-18 Women’s Americas Championship. But a strong start quickly burnt out as the United States pulled away in the second quarter en route to an 84-60 victory in the tournament final. It’s the third straight silver for Canada at the event. “I was ...

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Canada beats Chile to advance to FIBA U-18 women's Americas semis

Christina Morra had a game-high 21 points and 10 rebounds as Canada beat Chile 98-52 on Sunday to advance to semifinals at the FIBA under-18 women’s americas championship. Taya Hanson joined Morra with a double-double, finishing with 16 points and 11 rebounds en route to Canada’s fourth straight win at the tournament after finishing the round robin a perfect 3-0. ...

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Kia Nurse Q&A: On growing basketball in Canada and Drake's shoutout

Kia Nurse was destined for superstardom from the moment she led Canada to gold at the 2015 Pan American Games. Nurse exploded for 33 points in a blowout win over Brazil in the semifinal, then helped her team upset the United States with another 33 points in the gold-medal match. The 19-year-old was named flag bearer at the closing ceremony ...

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J.A. Happ praises Toronto and Canada after Jays trade pitcher to Yankees

Former Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ has thanked Toronto, Canada and the team’s fans for their support during his time with the country’s only major-league team. In a message posted to the Blue Jays’ Twitter account on Saturday, the New York Yankees left-hander was full of gratitude in a farewell message. “We will cherish the great relationships we’ve gained with ...

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Canada suffers 1st loss at U17 women's basketball World Cup

Canada dropped to 2-1 at the FIBA U17 women’s basketball World Cup after a 64-48 loss to Australia on Tuesday in Belarus. Merissah Russell of Ottawa led Canada with 17 points, while Aaliyah Edwards of Kingston, Ont., chipped in with 10 points and six rebounds. Australia, the reigning tournament champion, extended a five-point lead after the first quarter to 16 ...

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Canada out of medal contention at U17 women's basketball World Cup

Canada was eliminated from medal contention at the FIBA U17 Women’s Basketball World Cup after a 72-50 loss to Spain in the round of 16 on Wednesday in Belarus. Merissah Russell of Ottawa and Brynn Masikewich of Calgary led Canada (2-2) with nine points apiece. Spain extended a 14-12 lead after the first quarter to 35-18 at halftime. “Unfortunately we ...

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Canada cruises into semis at FIBA U17 Basketball World Cup

Addison Patterson scored 18 points to lead Canada to a 74-70 win over Australia in quarter-final play at the FIBA U17 Basketball World Cup ientina.n Santa Fe, Argentina. With the win, Canada improved to 5-0 at the event. Patterson, a native of Milton, Ont., was one of three Canadians to score in double figures against the Australians. Cashius McNeilly added ...

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Canada routs the Philippines to advance at FIBA U17 Basketball World Cup

Canada defeated the Philippines 102-62 on Wednesday afternoon in the round of 16 at the FIBA U17 Basketball World Cup in Rosario, Argentina. Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe scored a game-high 22 points for Canada and added 11 rebounds. Teammate Benjamin Krikke chipped in with 13 points and Luka Sakota had 10 points. Gerry Abadiano scored a team-high 19 points for the Philippines. ...

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