Ben Anderson @BensHoops Collin Sexton has checked in and immediately throws an over the head outlet pass to Lauri Markkanen for a fast break dunk. Then hits a three on his first shot. Safe to say Jazz won the trade. 😉 #TakeNote | @kslsports – 6:25 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen Incoming: Preseason NBA tweets. Also, based on this crowd (and the one on Friday night in Victoria), I don’t want to here “Outside of the GTA, Canadians don’t care about the Raptors” ever again. – 6:08 PM
Michael Grange @michaelgrange Kelly Olynyk get the start for the new-look Utah Jazz vs. Raptors here at Rogers Place in Edmonton where they are very crazy for *their* Raptors. Seriously the love for Toronto’s team outside Toronto is something. – 6:07 PM
Sarah Todd @NBASarah Raptors/Canada national team coach Nick Nurse on NAW: “He’s played very well for us the last two summers, especially this summer he really shot the ball, like, really made the 3-ball… “…. CONT… – 6:06 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps No Otto Porter, no Justin Champagnie for Toronto and the usual suspects — VanVleet, Trent, Barnes, Anunoby, Siakam — will start. Expect them to watch the second half This place, as the young ‘uns say, is lit (If they still say that) – 6:05 PM
Ben Anderson @BensHoops Considering it’s the first preseason game I read wouldn’t think too much into the Collin Sexton not starting decision. But, you can already see the difficulty of having too little size with Sexton/Conley starting, and the redundant skills with Sexton/Clarkson off the bench. – 6:04 PM
David Locke @DLocke09 Jazz going big with starting lineup tonight Mike Conley Malik Beasley Lauri Markkanen Jarred Vanderbilt Kelly Olynyk Raptors starting Fred VanVleet Gary Trent OG Anunoby Scottie Barnes Pascal Siakam – 5:49 PM
Sarah Todd @NBASarah Will Hardy on the Jazz young players ahead of first preseason game:”If they want to play & earn a spot in the rotation, they have to do the dirty work. Those guys have to step up to an NBA level of physicality, play defense, try to do all the little things out there.” – 5:34 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050 Raptors are going with last year’s regular starters for tonight’s preseason opener vs Utah: VanVleet, Trent, Barnes, Anunoby, Siakam. Porter and Champagnie are out. Young, Birch, Koloko available. – 4:54 PM
Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun Raptors going with Fred VanVleet Scottie Barnes Gary Trent Jr. OG Anunoby Pascal Siakam to start preseason tonight. – 4:53 PM
David Locke @DLocke09 Toronto is a unique team on the both ends. Offensively, they run a very low pick and roll volume and more handoffs and isolation. Defensively, they are interchangeable and play with high pressure and enormous amout of switching – 4:40 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen Otto Porter is listed as having a hamstring strain and is out vs. Jazz, as is Justin Champagnie with right hip soreness. – 4:14 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050 Otto Porter (left hamstring strain) and Justin Champagnie (right hip soreness) will miss the Raptors’ preseason opener vs Utah in Edmonton today. Thad Young (left knee soreness) and Khem Birch (rehabbing from offseason knee surgery) are listed as questionable. – 4:09 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP Celtics commit 25 turnovers. Celtics commit 29 fouls. Celtics win by 41. 134-93, Final. Boston 22-47 from 3. Brown 24 points in 24 minutes. C’s host Raptors next on Wednesday. – 3:26 PM
Carl Steward @stewardsfolly Good lord, have the Warriors found yet another diamond in the rough low in the draft? Patrick Baldwin Jr. looks like the real deal. Sweet stroke, hits the boards, plays smart. If he keeps it up, he might get some of those Otto Porter minutes, a guy who also was a Jr. – 12:22 PM
A wolf expert in B.C. is praising a Yellowknife woman for the way she handled an encounter with a pack of wolves near Yellowknife over the weekend. Stephanie Yuill told Lawrence Nayally, the host of CBC's Trails End, she was walking along the shore of Fox Lake on Saturday when she rounded a point and spotted what she initially thought was a group of sled dogs trotting toward her."I probably took another five or six steps, because I was thinking it was a dog team, and then they started howling, a
For much of this year and before 7 October, naval gazers had about four areas to look at. First, the ongoing fight in the Black Sea with the Russian blockade weaponizing hunger despite regular Ukrainian successes there. The Russians were also keeping navies busy in the high north and the North Atlantic.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov faced Western critics while attending international security talks Thursday in Northern Macedonia, where he blamed “NATO’s reckless expansion to the East” for war returning to Europe. Lavrov arrived in Skopje to attend meetings hosted by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. The diplomats of several OSCE member nations, including Ukraine, boycotted the event due to Lavrov's planned attendance amid Russia's war in Ukraine.
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