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  1. Patrick Patterson went to the World Cup

    Patrick Patterson

    You know who'll be watching USA vs. Germany? Patrick Patterson. The Toronto Raptors power forward is just back from Brazil, where he took in the World Cup and got a first-hand lesson in fan passion. He kept a journal for ESPN.com. The best thing a...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  2. Toronto Raptors ramp up push to have Phil Jackson as president, s...

    Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne

    The Toronto Raptors, emboldened by the news that the Sacramento Kings apparently won't be moving to Seattle, have ramped up their pursuit of Phil Jackson to be their new team president, according to sources close to the situation.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2013
  3. Toronto Raptors weighing run at Phil Jackson, sources say

    Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne

    Among the options being considered by the Toronto Raptors as they weigh the futures of team president Bryan Colangelo and coach Dwane Casey is making a run at Phil Jackson, according to sources with knowledge of Toronto's thinking.

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 2013
  4. Steve Nash examines options, says staying on Phoenix Suns no long...

    Marc Stein

    Steve Nash sat down with ESPN.com this week to talk about his forthcoming free agency and admitted that, more and more, he pictures himself in a different uniform next season after spending the past eight seasons with the Phoenix Suns.

    Story | Conversation | June 29, 2012
  5. Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors sold to rival telecom giants...

    Canada's largest telecommunication companies have agreed to buy the NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs and NBA's Toronto Raptors in a deal worth about $1.3 billion.

    Story | Conversation | December 09, 2011
  6. Leandro Barbosa considering going overseas

    Henry Abbott

    Catherine Steenkeste/NBAE/Getty Images Leandro Barbosa has until the end of the month to opt-out -- if a lockout looks likely, he may. The Raptors' Leandro Barbosa was all smiles on Wednesday playing soccer in New York at former teammate Steve Nash...

    Blog | June 23, 2011
  7. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Randy Galloway of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: "Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals gave us the answer. Q -- Who stops Dirk for the Oklahoma City Thunder? Let's see now: The Thunder ran Serge Ibaka at him, then Nick Collison, and after that it w...

    Blog | May 18, 2011
  8. Report: Rogers Communications in talks to buy Maple Leafs, Raptor...

    Rogers Communications is declining to address reports that is in talks to buy the Toronto Maple Leafs hockey team and Toronto Raptors basketball team.

    Story | Conversation | December 01, 2010
  9. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Linda Robertson of The Miami Herald: "The announcement was ominous: Dwyane Wade, strained right hamstring. Will not return. That is, the linchpin and soul of the new Miami Heat would not return for Tuesday's preseason opener against the Detroit Pisto...

    Blog | October 06, 2010
  10. Basketball's British Roots Exposed As NBA Games Set For The UK

    Max Nash/Getty Images Back in '08, Vince Carter introduced the concept of using your hands in ball sports to kids in South London. In the next phase of its plans for international domination, the NBA will hold regular season games in London as th...

    Blog | August 10, 2010
  11. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Allen Iverson's wife files for divorce. That's a family under some stress, for sure. A little bad blood between Paul Pierce and Stephen Jackson. These kinds of comparisons can make you go crazy, but how about Evan Turner being part Brandon Roy an...

    Blog | March 04, 2010
  12. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Gordon Monson of The Salt Lake Tribune: "LeBron who? At the end, after the gap closed, it was all Sundiata. A troop of no-names, as it turned out, killed the king. All along, the Jazz knew if they could beat the team with the best record in the leagu...

    Blog | January 15, 2010
  13. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    By Henry Abbott Ron Artest is ready for his close-up. And he's barely clothed. The lengths people will go to for attention. John Krolik of Cavs the Blog, parsing some new 82games.com numbers: "It's still early, but LeBron's jump shot has been r...

    Blog | November 24, 2009
  14. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Wallace of The Miami Herald: "Players and coaches said Alonzo Mourning already is having an impact in his new role as Miami's vice president of player programs. Mourning watched Thursday's practice with other members of the Heat&...

    Blog | October 02, 2009
  15. The Steve Nash Charity Soccer Game in New York City

    Henry Abbott

    It's back on again this year, for the night before the draft. Wednesday, June 24, at 6 p.m., at Sara D. Roosevelt Park Chrystie and Houston streets in New York City. Steve Nash, Tony Parker, Jason Ki...

    Blog | June 17, 2009
  16. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Remembering Detroit's Bill Davidson, one of the best owners in sports. A PG-13 Canadian cartoon case that basketball has always been about the shoes. And a John McPhee New Yorker essay explaining that basketball's roots are really in lacros...

    Blog | March 16, 2009