Just days after the Toronto Raptors won the NBA championship in six games over the Golden State Warriors, coach Nick Nurse said a deal was "just about done" to make him the coach of the Canadian national team. "I'm getting ready to take another situation soon because I think it's going to be make me a better coach," said Nurse, 51, who has extensive experience coaching. Team Canada will play in the World Cup in China on Sept 1 against Australia. Nurse, who was Great Britain's assistant coach at the 2012 Olympics, will presumably also coach Canada in next year's Tokyo Olympics. They have scheduled a warm-up game against Nigeria on Aug 9 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and will also play two pre-tournament games against Australia in Perth on Aug 16 and 17. "I expect we'll have Canada's most talented team ever, with most of our NBA players proudly representing their country," Glen Grunwald, president and CEO of Canada Basketball, said last month. Prospective players for Team Canada are Kelly … [Read more...] about Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse poised to handle Team Canada
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Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse is seeking another title with another team. Just days after the Raptors won the NBA championship in six games over the Golden State Warriors, Nurse said Sunday a deal was "just about done" to make him the coach of the Canadian national team. "I'm getting ready to take another situation soon because I think it's going to be make me a better coach," said Nurse, who has extensive experience coaching internationally. First up: the World Cup this summer. Team Canada will open play in the 2019 World Cup in China on Sept. 1 against Australia. It has scheduled a warmup game against Nigeria on Aug. 9 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and also will play two pre-tournament games against Australia in Perth on Aug. 16 and 17. READ: Seven takeaways from Lakers' reported Anthony Davis trade "I expect we'll have Canada's most talented team ever, with most of our NBA players proudly representing their country," Glen Grunwald, president and CEO of Canada Basketball said in May. … [Read more...] about Raptors’ Nurse poised to coach Team Canada
FRANCE: In the four years since the last Women's World Cup in Canada, the competition and talent among female footballers has gotten stronger - and more global. The stage will be as big as ever when this year's tournament kicks off Jun 7 in Paris.In our latest ESPN FC Rank, we polled our experts to gauge which players will stand out in France.25. SHANICE VAN DE SANDENAnother from the Lyon dynasty, Shanice van de Sanden is best known for two things: her blazing speed and her trademark bright red lipstick. One of the fastest players in the women's game, Van de Sanden is an absolute handful to deal with on the right wing for opposing full-backs due to her pace and skill. A player who debuted for the Oranje at just 16, she was a key member of the Netherlands' victorious European Championship side in 2017 and will be appearing in her second World Cup this summer. Van de Sanden, now 26, has 15 goals in 63 caps for the Netherlands, but it is her ability to get in behind … [Read more...] about Who is the best player at the Women’s World Cup?
By Kevin McGran Sports Reporter Thu., May 9, 2019 Toronto Maple Leafs centre John Tavares suffered an oblique injury while training with Team Canada for the world championships in Slovakia and has left the tournament. “Tavares will return to Toronto for further evaluation by the Leafs medical staff,” the Leafs’ media relations department posted on Twitter on Thursday. The team promised further updates. Tavares scored a team-high and personal-best 47 goals during the 2018-19 regular season and was added to Canada’s roster for the worlds following the Leafs’ loss to Boston in the opening round of the NHL playoffs. Tavares won’t be alone in the Maple Leafs’ health ward. Article Continued Below Auston Matthews had medical hardware removed stemming from surgery in 2014 — the centre suffered a broken femur in 2013 while playing with USA Hockey's under-17 team — and Zach Hyman required surgery to repair a … [Read more...] about John Tavares leaves Team Canada after suffering oblique injury
By Damien Cox Sports Columnist Fri., May 3, 2019 What was already confusing is only more so today. And that’s probably the way it has to be right now with women’s professional hockey in North America. There have been many rumours and much speculation, and certainly a great deal of backroom fighting and disagreement, about what the future should look like. To get beyond that, many of the top players have banded together in what they are touting as an act of solidarity to protect the female hockey industry and its future. It’s admirable, particularly for those of us who have applauded the growth of the women’s game and would very much like to see professional women’s hockey become a viable business. But does this new strategy make any sense? Saying “it is time” for a sustainable league, 200 of the best players have said they won’t play at all until they get “the resources that professional hockey demands and … [Read more...] about Women’s hockey end game might not benefit from a boycott