Raptors Season Opener on TSN

Home sweet home as Raptors play first game in Toronto in 600 days

The Raptors are finally about to play a meaningful game in Toronto for the first time in almost 20 months. NBA analyst Jack Armstrong joins Kayla Grey ahead of the season opener to discuss what it means to the franchise to return home, and his early impressions of Scottie Barnes.

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Oilers place veteran G Smith on IR

The Edmonton Oilers placed veteran goalie Mike Smith on the injured reserved and recalled Stuart Skinner from the American Hockey League on Wednesday.

Oilers place veteran G Smith on IR

Jets assign F Perfetti to AHL

The Winnipeg Jets have assigned highly touted forward prospect Cole Perfetti to the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League.

Jets assign F Perfetti to AHL

Habs D Edmundson (family matter) to take leave

Montreal Canadiens defenceman Joel Edmundson will be taking an indefinite leave from the team as he attends to a personal matter, general manager Marc Bergevin said Wednesday. Edmundson is with his father, who is suffering from cancer.

Habs D Edmundson (family matter) to take leave

Boucher to play in Raptors' opener vs. Wizards

Chris Boucher is about to make his return to the Raptors lineup, and his timing couldn't be better. Boucher sat out the entire pre-season after dislocating his left middle finger in practice. Boucher said after morning shootaround that he'd been cleared to return for Wednesday night's season opener against the visiting Washington Wizards.

Boucher to play in Raptors' opener vs. Wizards

'Hold On, We're Going Home' - Raptors Season Opener

After nearly 20 months, the Raptors will host a regular season game in Toronto, and the love for the team and the sport is as strong as ever. Drake and Majid Jordan get you set with this opening to the season. Coverage of the home opener begins at 7:00pm ET/4:00pm PT on TSN 1/4


Canadiens winless through four games

Preaching patience, Bergevin says he'd like a new deal

Marc Bergevin's contract with the Montreal Canadiens expires at the end of the current season, but would he like to stay on longer? "In a perfect world, yeah," Bergevin said. The 56-year-old Bergevin spoke at an impromptu media availability on Wednesday afternoon, a day after the Habs were shutout 5-0 by the San Jose Sharks to fall to 0-4 on the season.

Winless Habs juggle lines up at practice

The 0-4 Montreal Canadiens juggled up their line combinations at practice on Wednesday, a day after losing a 5-0 rout to the San Jose Sharks at home.

'We can get out of this pretty quickly': Habs not worried with 0-4 start

Despite the 0-4 start, the Habs aren't panicking and feel that they need to fix a few things to return to the game that they feel they are capable of playing. The Canadiens also say that the leadership has to keep the team focused and not let people go in different directions.

Bergevin feels Habs need to regain confidence

With the Habs off to an 0-4 start, GM Marc Bergevin addressed the media on Wednesday saying that he thought Montreal looked "tight" after falling behind San Jose early on Tuesday, and added that the team lacked confidence. Bergevin also stressed that he wouldn't make a move just to make one, and that he knows the guys can get out of their slump.

MJ cites 'bad defence' as reason behind Habs' fourth straight loss

With winless Montreal off to its worst start to a season since 1995-96, TSN Hockey analyst Mike Johnson pinpoints bad defence against the Sharks as a reason the Canadiens lost their fourth straight game, and explains why the Habs have been unable to find the back of the net.

Kotkaniemi set to return to Montreal with Hurricanes

Jesperi Kotkaniemi and his Hurricanes will be in Montreal on Thursday night for a game that was circled the moment his move was made official. "That was one game on my schedule that I looked out for," he said. "It'll be fun to see old teammates, some fans there. It will be a blast."

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If Canada cracks FIFA’s top 50, English interest in TFC’s Laryea could spike

With FIFA’s October rankings expected to be released on Thursday, an improved ranking for the Canadian men’s team could help players like Toronto FC's Richie Laryea navigate English soccer's complicated work visa system and potentially earn lucrative moves to the English Premier League or second division English Championship.

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Browns to start Keenum at QB vs. Broncos with Mayfield ailing

The Cleveland Browns will start quarterback Case Keenum on Thursday against the Denver Broncos as Baker Mayfield continues to deal with a torn labrum in his nonthrowing shoulder.

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The Tide has Turned

Six points separate them with just six races to go. Max Verstappen leap-frogged Lewis Hamilton for first in the driver’s standings last time out, but as Formula 1 returns to North America for this weekend’s U.S. Grand Prix, things may not be as bright as they seem for the challenger. TSN Racing analyst Tim Hauraney has more.

The Tide has Turned

Is this a make-or-break year for Zion?

David Jacoby lays out the reasons why this is a pivotal season for Zion Williamson.

Pelicans ink Valanciunas to two-year, $30.1M extension

Jonas Valanciunas is sticking around the Big Easy. The New Orleans Pelicans have signed the 29-year-old centre to a two-year, $30.1 million extension, his agency told ESPN.


'Pissed off' Canucks eye redemption after 'unacceptable' performance against Sabres

The Canucks lament their 'soft' and 'unacceptable' performance against the Sabres in a 5-2 loss on Tuesday and, after a tough practice, are ready for redemption against the Blackhawks.

Report: Sens' Murray to make season debut vs. Sharks

Ottawa Senators goaltender Matt Murray will make his season debut Thursday against the San Jose Sharks, according to Postmedia's Bruce Garrioch.

Panthers' Thornton gets max fine for slash on Katchouk

Florida Panthers centre Joe Thornton was fined $1,875 on Wednesday for slashing Tampa Bay Lightning forward Boris Katchouk.

Green on Hughes: 'I don’t expect him to be out long'

The Vancouver Canucks were without defenceman Quinn Hughes for their 5-2 loss to the Buffalo Sabres Tuesday, but it doesn't appear the 22-year-old will be out long-term.

Quebec Indigenous affairs minister: land acknowledgment by Habs may be a mistake

Quebec Indigenous Affairs Minister Ian Lafrenière says a Montreal Canadiens' land acknowledgment that refers to unceded territory of the Mohawk Nation may be a mistake.

Ronaldo, United stun Atalanta with late comeback

Ronaldo, United stun Atalanta with late comeback

Cristiano Ronaldo saved Manchester United again in the Champions League. The greatest scorer in the competition’s history soared to head in an 81st-minute winner as United erased a two-goal halftime deficit to beat Atalanta 3-2 in a wild match at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

Insider Trading: Sharks unable to terminate Kane's contract

TSN Hockey Insiders Chris Johnston and Pierre LeBrun join host Gino Reda to discuss the options the Sharks have with Evander Kane when he returns from his 21-game suspension, but explain why terminating his contract is not one of them. The Insiders also talk about Canucks GM Jim Benning saying he's not looking at the market for a defenceman, and much more.

Insider Trading: Sharks unable to terminate Kane's contract
Morning Coffee: Dodgers, Astros rally late in LCS

Morning Coffee: Dodgers, Astros rally late in LCS

Entering last night’s games, the Atlanta Braves and Boston Red Sox were the betting favourites to reach the World Series. A few hours later, the Dodgers and Astros were once again the favourites to get there.

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Simmons, 76ers Drama Continues

On Second Thought: Life comes at you fast in the NFL

One moment you're on top of the world, the next you're left to pick up the pieces after things come crashing down. Things can change fast in the sports world, especially in the NFL. Jabari Greer has more on that in On Second Thought.

Dropping Back with Dave: Is the Elks next starting quarterback already in house?

It’s not often a team trades away a franchise quarterback, unless they think his replacement is already in the organization. So, when the Elks traded Trevor Harris to the Alouettes, it said a lot about what they hope Taylor Cornelius can be. Dave Naylor has more.

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Around the NHL

Ex-Sens F Anisimov signs one-year deal in KHL

Artem Anisimov is continuing his career overseas. The 33-year-old signed a one-year deal with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the KHL on Wednesday.

Blues' Buchnevich suspended two games for head-butting

St. Louis Blues forward Pavel Buchnevich has been suspended two games for head-butting Arizona Coyotes winger Lawson Crouse.

Kuznetsov scores twice, Capitals beat Avalanche

Evgeny Kuznetsov scored his first two goals of the season, Alex Ovechkin added the 734th of his NHL career into an empty net and the Washington Capitals beat the Colorado Avalanche 6-3 Tuesday night.

Predators score twice in third period, top Kings

Matt Duchene and Tanner Jeannot scored in the third period to give the Nashville Predators a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night.

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CFL Week 11

Vaccinated Harris ready to help Als

Trevor Harris addressed the media for the first time since being dealt to Montreal, and the Als pivot shed some light on vaccine rumours, stating that he is able to play in any game, in any city. Harris also detailed his departure from Edmonton, and says he is comfortable playing in any role the Alouettes need him in.

Stampeders bring back DB Roberson

Tre Roberson is back with the Calgary Stampeders. The Stampeders signed the American defensive back on Monday, bringing back the defensive back after he spent two seasons in the NFL with the Chicago Bears.

Paredes named top performer after making six field goals

Rene Paredes of the Calgary Stampeders and Montreal Alouettes Jake Wieneke and David Menard were named the CFL's top performers Tuesday.

2021-22 NBA Season Is Here

Antetokounmpo, Bucks get their rings in banner ceremony

Watch the entire ceremony as Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks are presented with championship rings for the first NBA title the franchise has won since 1971.

Raptors ready to unleash Anunoby

Coming off his best season as a pro, the Toronto forward is poised to take another leap in his fifth NBA campaign, Josh Lewenberg writes.

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Josh Lewenberg

TSN Takes 5G View Courtside with National Coverage of the Toronto Raptors

TSN announced today the expansion of TSN 5G View, the exclusive in-app feature powered by Bell’s mobile 5G network, for TSN’s coverage of Toronto Raptors home games.

NBA's 75 greatest players of all time: The first 25

The NBA is celebrating its 75th anniversary all season long during 2021-22, and part of that celebration includes the unveiling of the list of the 75 greatest players in NBA history.

Messi scores twice to rescue PSG in win over Leipzig

Lionel Messi scored twice in quick succession, including an exquisite Panenka-style penalty, to rescue Paris Saint-Germain as it rallied to beat Leipzig 3-2 in the Champions League after being dominated for long spells on Tuesday.

Messi scores twice to rescue PSG in win over Leipzig

Anderson on how his mindset in Bellator has changed the way he approaches fighting

Corey Anderson on how his mindset in Bellator has changed the way that he approaches fighting and how he feels champion Vadim Nemkov stacks up against the UFC's top light heavyweights.

Teixeira discusses how his approach has changed over the years

Glover Teixeira discusses how his approach has changed over the years as he attempts to capture UFC gold in his 40s at UFC 267.

Toronto Raptors

Who will shine for new-look Raptors?

With Kyle Lowry taking his talents to South Beach, the Raptors have a new-look leadership core, and a slate of new players. So, who is the most intriguing piece entering the season? TSN NBA analysts Jack Armstrong, Sam Mitchell and Leo Rautins share their thoughts.

Who will shine for new-look Raptors?

Raptors sit at 20th in season-opening Power Rankings

There is some thought the Raptors are about to enter a full rebuild. But if that's going to be the case, it's going to be hard to do that with a remaining core of Anunoby, Siakam and Fred VanVleet, plus Nurse pulling the strings on the sideline.

Raptors sit at 20th in season-opening Power Rankings

The Shift: Georgia Simmerling

Georgia Simmerling, the first Canadian athlete to compete in three different sports in three different Olympic Games, joins The Shift’s Kayla Grey to discuss her starting an all-female sports agency and her passion for uplifting women’s sports as they continue to trend up and flourish.

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Four Days in October

MLB Productions chronicles the 2004 American League playoff series between the Yankees and Red Sox that made baseball history and finally put an end to the "Curse of the Bambino."

Comeback Season: Sports After 9/11

This Sept. 11, ESPN has teamed up with the 9/11 Memorial & Museum to celebrate its newest exhibition, "Comeback Season: Sports After 9/11," which explores how sports helped to unite a nation after the 2001 terrorist attacks.

Project 11: Alex Smith's Final Drive

The final chapter of one of the most incredible comebacks in NFL history, a new extended version of Project 11 - Alex Smith’s Final Drive

Long Gone Summer

It was one of the most memorable and significant seasons in the history of baseball. In the summer of 1998, the St. Louis Cardinals’ Mark McGwire and the Chicago Cubs’ Sammy Sosa embarked on a chase of one of the game’s most hallowed records, igniting the passion and imagination of fans and non-fans everywhere. The drama, excitement, and results would be remembered for generations. If we only knew then just how complex our feelings about it all would eventually become.

A Murder in Memphis

Just over a decade ago, Wright's murder shocked the world. In July 2010, his bullet-riddled body was found in a remote field in southeast Memphis, and the mystery of exactly what happened and who is responsible remains. Eleven years later, the case is still ongoing.

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Masai Ujiri joins the guys on Overdrive

Bryan Hayes, Jamie McLennan and Jeff O’Neill are joined by Raptors President and Vice-Chair Masai Ujiri to talk about the Raptors return home, look ahead to the upcoming season and they discuss where he thinks the team is positioned on the eve of the season opener.

Masai Ujiri joins the guys on Overdrive

Leafs deserved better in loss to the Rangers

Bryan Hayes, Jamie McLennan and Jeff O’Neill discuss the Maple Leafs overtime loss to the Rangers and they breakdown the play of Auston Matthews, Jack Campbell and Igor Shesterkin, who stole the game for New York.

Leafs deserved better in loss to the Rangers

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Back for a 31st season starting on October 15, TSN's Gino Reda, along with our cast of hockey experts from across the country, has the latest news, interviews and analysis of the junior game.

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