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NBA fines Spurs guard DeRozan $25,000 for ball toss

Apr 22, 2019 - 10:43 AM

DeMar DeRozan flips the ball in frustration after a foul call in the Spurs' loss to Denver in Game 4

RECKLESS. DeMar DeRozan throws the ball at a referee during the playoff loss. Photo from NBA Twitter

Kawhi steals the show as Raptors spoil DeRozan's homecoming

Feb 23, 2019 - 1:15 PM

Former Raptors star DeMar DeRozan gets a warm welcome in Toronto but Kawhi Leonard reminds them who's the new go-to guy

SWAPPED STARS. Kawhi Leonard and the Toronto Raptors get one up on DeMar DeRozan and the San Antonio Raptors. Photo from NBA Twitter

Raptors head sorry for DeRozan deal 'miscommunication'

Jul 21, 2018 - 10:17 AM

Team president Masai Ujiri regrets indicating that franchise player DeMar DeRozan won't be traded

NEW HOME. Former Toronto star DeMar DeRozan heads to San Antonio after getting swapped with Kawhi Leonard. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Spurs coach Popovich on Kawhi trade: ‘Time to move on’

Jul 19, 2018 - 8:46 AM

The San Antonio tactician wishes Kawhi Leonard well, but says he's focused on the arrival of former Raptors cornerstone DeMar DeRozan

SEPARATE WAYS. San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich and Kawhi Leonard part ways, just two weeks after the Spurs let go of veteran Tony Parker. Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images/AFP

Kawhi Leonard to Raptors, DeMar DeRozan to Spurs – reports

Jul 18, 2018 - 9:52 PM

San Antonio also sends Danny Green to Toronto for Jakob Poeltl and a protected 2019 first-round pick

SWITCH. Top NBA stars Kawhi Leonard and DeMar Derozan switch teams and conference. Leonard photo by Ronald Cortes/AFP and Derozan photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP​


NBA begins to address mental health among athletes

Apr 30, 2018 - 3:20 PM

Despite being busy with the playoffs, Toronto Raptors star DeMar DeRozan and Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love are helping jump start the NBA's program

MORE THAN BASKETBALL. The NBA goes beyond basketball as it tackles mental health.


Raptors rout Celtics, Pistons knocked out of playoff race

Apr 05, 2018 - 2:00 PM

The Raptors now have a 3-game cushion over the Celtics for first place in the Atlantic Division and the Eastern Conference

BATTLE FOR SUPREMACY. DeMar DeRozan leads the Raptors with 16 points on their road to the top of the East. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

The NBA Finals contender no one talks about

Mar 16, 2018 - 8:43 PM

Quietly and methodically, the Raptors have established dominance over the league this season, leaving broken records in their wake

FIRST. The Toronto Raptors are the first NBA team to claim a ticket to the playoffs. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

How DeMar DeRozan became an NBA champion without a ring

Mar 09, 2018 - 7:24 PM

A Tweet by DeRozan opens the door to more admissions that some NBA stars are going through depression

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Raptors rebound from loss with 3-point explosion

Feb 03, 2018 - 2:09 PM

Damian Lillard reaches 10,000 career points with 32 points against the Raptors

CAREER-HIGH. DeMar DeRozan matches a career-high of 6 triples to tally 35 points. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Raptors snap losing run vs Spurs at home

Jan 20, 2018 - 6:22 PM

The Toronto Raptors beat the Spurs after two years

SNAP. Kyle Lowry scores 24 points to lead the Raptors in beating the Spurs

DeRozan fined $15,000 for ref rant

Jan 17, 2018 - 9:09 AM

"I mean, it's frustrating being out there feeling like you playing 5-on-8."

FINED. DeMar DeRozan critiizes the officiating which slapped him with a fine after. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Warriors hold off charging Raptors to continue road excellence

Jan 14, 2018 - 1:49 PM

DeMar DeRozan's 42 point-performance goes for naught as the Warriors notch their league-best 19th road win of the season

ROAD WARRIORS. Klay Thompson leads the Warriors in scoring with 26 points. File photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images/AFP

DeMar DeRozan delivers career-best performance with 52 points

Jan 02, 2018 - 2:24 PM

The Raptors are on their 12th straight home game victory

CAREER-BEST. DeRozan scores a team record of 52 points in an overtime victory over the Bucks. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

DeRozan once again lights up 76ers in Raptors win

Dec 24, 2017 - 12:39 PM

The Raptors have won 6 in a row and 12 of their past 13 games while the 76ers have lost 5 in a row and 9 of their past 10

ON FIRE. The 76ers didn't fare any better against DeMar DeRozan and the Raptors in their second meeting in the past few days. File photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Raptors rally to beat Lakers, spoil Lonzo Ball's birthday

Oct 28, 2017 - 5:21 PM

The Raptors erase a 17-point deficit to defeat the Lakers

SPOILED CELEBRATION. Lonzo Ball was held to just 5 points on 2-of-7 shooting on his 20th birthday. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

The 5 worst superstar performances so far in the NBA playoffs

May 12, 2017 - 7:06 PM

Ever athlete has a bad day once in a while even the greatest

FIZZLED. James Harden's Game 6 performance against the San Antonio Spurs is possibly the most pathetic playoff performance from a superstar in the modern era, the writer opines. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

DeMar DeRozan is the NBA's worst superstar

May 04, 2017 - 1:44 PM

DeRozan remains a scoring threat but has stagnated in other facets of his game the columnist opines

BARNEY.  DeMar DeRozan, considered the future of the Toronto Raptors, is basically a one-dimensional and ineffective ball-hog with itching allergies to offensive improvement and defensive effort. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Raptors knock Bucks out of playoffs in Game 6

Apr 28, 2017 - 2:09 PM

DeMar DeRozan scores 32 points as the Raptors deliver the knockout blow to the Bucks season

ADVANCING. The Toronto Raptors blew a 25-point lead but still had enough to put away the Bucks. File photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

DeRozan stars as Raptors level series, Hawks hammer Wizards

Apr 23, 2017 - 11:31 AM

The visiting Raptors pulled level with the Bucks at 2 2 in the best of 7 Eastern Conference first round series while the Hawks cut the Wizards series lead to 2 1

BOUNCE BACK. DeMar DeRozan bounces back from a dismal performance last game to lead Toronto in a win over Milwaukee. File photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Raptors beat Knicks, clinch at least third seed in East

Apr 10, 2017 - 4:20 AM

The Raptors can be ranked no lower than third as the playoffs draw near

HOT HANDS. DeMar DeRozan scores 35 points while becoming just the second Raptor (after Vince Carter) to score over 2,000 points in a season. File photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

DeRozan's 42 helps Raptors gore Bulls in heated clash

Mar 22, 2017 - 12:27 PM

DeMar DeRozan s masterclass sees Toronto end an 11 game losing streak in matches against the Bulls including two losses already this season

BRUISING BATTLE. DeMar DeRozan and the Toronto Raptors prevail over the Chicago Bulls. Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFP

Suns burn Raptors, Timberwolves rally past Nuggets

Jan 23, 2017 - 12:30 PM

The Suns are riding a modest two game win streak while the Timberwolves improve to 16 28 on the season and have won 5 of their past 7 games

40-POINT EXPLOSION. Eric Bledsoe gives the Phoenix Suns their second straight win with a big 40-point game in another victory over the Toronto Raptors. File photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Raptors get physical to blast Knicks

Jan 16, 2017 - 12:45 PM

The Raptors third win in a row improves their record to 27 13 in the Eastern Conference standings

PHYSICAL. A more physical Toronto side effectively seals the victory in the third quarter, outscoring New York, 27-8. DeMar DeRozan leads the way with 23 points. File photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images/AFP

Deadly DeRozan nets 41 as Raptors maul Celtics

Jan 11, 2017 - 1:00 PM

DeRozan scores 41 points with 13 rebounds to help the Raptors improve to 25 13 at the Air Canada Centre

41. Raptors' DeMar DeRozan, seen here in a different Celtics match in December of 2016, nets 41 points to batter Boston. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Bulls rally to beat Raptors behind Butler's 42 points

Jan 08, 2017 - 1:48 PM

The Chicago Bulls come back from a 19 point deficit to beat the Toronto Raptors in overtime

LATE RALLY. The Chicago Bulls' third straight win pulls the team above .500 at 19-18. File photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

Harden's 36 sees streaking Rockets past Nets

Dec 13, 2016 - 12:32 PM

The Houston Rockets extend their winning streak to 7

36 POINTS. James Harden drops 36 to lead Houston. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Raptors pummel Hawks, extend win streak to 6 games

Dec 04, 2016 - 2:09 PM

Toronto moves into a tie with Cleveland for first place in the Eastern Conference

WIN STREAK. DeMar DeRozan (pictured) and Kyle Lowry combined for 38 points in the Toronto Raptors' win. File photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

DeRozan pours in 33 as Raptors hold off Knicks

Nov 13, 2016 - 2:33 PM

DeRozan continues his hot start to the NBA season leading the Raptors past Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks

HOT HAND. DeMar DeRozan, seen here against the Pistons, has scored 30 or more points in the first 5 games of the Toronto Raptors. Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images/AFP

Cavs' LeBron James becomes youngest to 27,000 points

Nov 12, 2016 - 2:19 PM

UPDATED LeBron James 31 years and 317 days old scores 11 in the first quarter to surpass former Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant

27,000 POINTS. LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers dunks against the Washington Wizards during the first half at Verizon Center on November 11, 2016 in Washington, DC. Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

DeRozan buries Thunder; Harden leads Rockets past Spurs

Nov 10, 2016 - 3:04 PM

The Charlotte Hornets also continue their hot early run by defeating the Utah Jazz

DeRozan keeps up torrid pace as Raptors down Heat

Nov 05, 2016 - 7:14 PM

According to the Elias sports bureau DeMar DeRozan is the first player since league icon Michael Jordan to score 30 or more points in the first 5 games of a season

HOT HAND. DeMar DeRozan, seen here against the Pistons, has scored 30 or more points in the first 5 games of the Toronto Raptors. Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images/AFP

Team USA players think they’re going to a spa, end up in brothel instead

Aug 06, 2016 - 1:53 PM

The lesson from the incident: don t believe everything you hear over the phone

NBA free agency 2016: winners and losers (so far)

Jul 04, 2016 - 2:15 PM

Free agency has already seen its share of eye brow raising moves Take a look back at some of the best and worst moves so far

RE-SIGNED. Jordan Clarkson was one of the bright spots for the Lakers' difficult last season. His re-signing has also been a bright spot during a head-scratching free agency period so far. Photo by Paul Buck/EPA

'Linsanity' returns to New York as free agency opens

Jul 02, 2016 - 12:02 PM

Jeremy Lin returns to New York after signing with Brooklyn while Joakim Noah heads to the Knicks and Dwight Howard joins the Hawks

AND ONE. Jeremy Lin was feeling it in Charlotte against the 76ers. File photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

Lowry, DeRozan star as Raptors stun Cavs to tie series

May 24, 2016 - 11:43 AM

The win continues a remarkable transformation in fortunes for Toronto who had lost the opening two games of the series heavily to trail 2 0

TIED. Kyle Lowry, #7 of the Toronto Raptors handles the ball in the 4th quarter against J.R. Smith #5 of the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2016 NBA Playoffs at the Air Canada Centre on May 23, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. File photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images/AFP

INFOGRAPHIC: Things to know about the Raptors vs Cavaliers series

May 17, 2016 - 11:56 PM

LeBron James and his Cavs look to get past DeMar DeRozan and the Raptors in order to make a second straight NBA Finals appearance

DeRozan shines as Raptors take 3-2 series lead over Heat

May 12, 2016 - 2:34 PM

DeMar DeRozan tallies 34 points as the Toronto Raptors seize a 3 2 lead in their Eastern Conference series with a 99 91 win

RAPTORS WIN. DeMar DeRozan did his part to put the Heat on the edge of elimination. Photo by Warren Toda/EPA

Raptors break even with Heat in Game 2

May 06, 2016 - 1:40 PM

The series swings to Miami for Game 3 with the Raptors and Heat tied at 1 1

HEATING UP. DeMar DeRozan, DeMarre Carroll and the Toronto Raptors pulled out a Game 2 win in overtime. Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images/AFP

Playoff-bound Lowry, DeRozan praise retiring Bryant

Apr 11, 2016 - 11:40 PM

While Bryant will miss the playoffs for just the 5th time in his career the Toronto Raptors led by Lowry and DeRozan will most likely enter with the second seed in the Eastern Conference

Dirk Nowitzki drops 40 as Mavs beat Blazers

Mar 21, 2016 - 10:53 AM

Nowitzki becomes the fourth player in NBA history to score at least 40 points at age 37 or older joining Michael Jordan Kareem Abdul Jabbar and Karl Malone

STILL GOT IT. Dirk Nowitzki may be nearing 40, but he can still shoot for 40 on the court. File photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images/AFP

DeRozan scores 42 as Raptors bring down Rockets

Mar 31, 2015 - 11:39 AM

Demar DeRozan also pulls down 11 rebounds as Toronto take down Houston who lost defensive guard Patrick Beverley to injury for the rest of the season

Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan (L) celebrates after making a basket with teammate Kyle Lowry (R). File photo by Warren Toda/EPA

Westbrook notches another triple-double in win over Raptors

Mar 09, 2015 - 5:10 PM

Russell Westbrook registered his fifth triple double in his last six games as the Thunder overcame the Toronto Raptors

Russell Westbrook has been feeling it as of late. Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images/AFP

Raptors beat Spurs to deny Popovich 1000th win

Feb 09, 2015 - 2:02 PM

Trailing 82 79 with 1:49 remaining Toronto scored the last eight points of the game to end a run of seven straight losses to the Spurs

DeMar DeRozan scores 18 points in the Raptors win over the Spurs. Photo by Dave Sandford/Getty Images/AFP

Is Team USA's final 12 good enough to win the FIBA World Cup?

Aug 27, 2014 - 2:47 AM

With Team USA set to defend its FIBA world championship in Spain the question on everyone s mind is whether their squad is up to the task against the world s best

TITLE DEFENSE. Kyrie Irving (L) and James Harden (R) will fortify the wings for Team USA in Spain. Photo by Jason Szenes/EPA

Team USA announces final roster after beating Puerto Rico

Aug 23, 2014 - 3:18 PM

Damian Lillard Kyle Korver Gordon Hayward and Chandler Parsons were cut from the lineup

COURT GENERAL. Derrick Rose takes a shot against Puerto Rican defenders. He leads the final 12 of Team USA that will compete in the FIBA World Championship in Spain. Photo by Jason Szenes/EPA

Lillard, DeRozan release similar tweets on 'Last Home Stand' cancellation

Jul 24, 2014 - 4:54 PM

NBA stars DeMar DeRozan and Damian Lillard released nearly identical statements via Twitter regarding the cancellation of Last Home Stand leading to suggestions that their agent had prepared them

LAST HOME STATEMENT. NBA stars DeMar DeRozan (L) and Damian Lillard (R) both tweeted the exact same statement regarding the Last Home Stand cancellation. Was it a coincidence or was there coordination? Photos from Agence France-Presse

MVP, PLDT take responsibility for Last Home Stand disaster

Jul 23, 2014 - 11:32 AM

As fallout from the Gilas Last Home Stand continues PLDT chairman and top Gilas Pilipinas patron Manny V Pangilinan has taken responsibility for the disaster

NBA players Tyson Chandler, James Harden and DeMar DeRozan prepare to run drills at the Last Home Stand. Photo by Josh Albelda

IN PHOTOS: NBA stars arrive in Manila for Gilas Last Home Stand

Jul 21, 2014 - 9:18 PM

View photos from Monday s press conference featuring the NBA All Stars who will challenge the Philippine national men s basketball team at Gilas Last Home Stand

From left: Kyle Lowry, Kawhi Leonard, Damian Lillard, Brandon Jennings, James Harden, DeMar DeRozan and Terrence Ross at the NBA Cafe in Taguig. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

DeMar DeRozan, Wes Johnson in PH for NBA 3X

Jul 06, 2014 - 4:51 PM

Rappler talks to Toronto Raptors All Star guard DeMar DeRrozan and swingman Wesley Johnson as they visit the Philippines for NBA 3X

NBA 3X. Wesley Johnson (L) and DeMar DeRozan (R) visit the Philippines for the NBA 3X weekend. Photo by Rappler