Blake Murphy

Basketball

The World's Best Middle School Basketball Player is Toronto's Elijah Fisher

The 14-year-old hoops phenom headlines the class of 2023 and wants to be the greatest Canadian basketball player since Steve Nash.
Blake Murphy
10.10.18
nba

DeMar DeRozan's Loyalty to the Toronto Raptors Was Admirable

DeRozan, traded to the Spurs for Kawhi Leonard, was Toronto basketball. He put the city on his back, became an All-Star, and did it all with class. He'll be missed.
Blake Murphy
7.18.18
nba

Chris Boucher, a Raw 25-Year-Old, is on a Mission to Prove He's NBA Worthy

Boucher got his start in basketball late and is older than most longer-term projects, but the lanky Canadian teases with game-changing upside.
Blake Murphy
7.13.18
nba

Meet Tryggvi Hlinason, Iceland's Sheep Farming NBA Prospect

The 20-year-old 7-footer, who didn't start playing basketball until he was 16, is trying to become the second player from Iceland to make the NBA.
Blake Murphy
7.12.18
new japan pro wrestling

Kenny Omega Beat Kazuchika Okada in One of the Best Wrestling Matches Ever

The fourth installment of this rivalry was legendary, with Omega becoming New Japan Pro Wrestling's IWGP World Heavyweight Champion.
Blake Murphy
6.11.18
nba

The Toronto Raptors Shouldn't Blow it Up

Masai Ujiri isn't going to tank and he shouldn't try to, either. At least not this offseason. There's value in sticking with this core.
Blake Murphy
5.10.18
NBA playoffs

The Toronto Raptors Played Everyone for Fools

In hindsight, it almost seems silly to think Toronto had any chance of beating LeBron James and the Cavaliers.
Blake Murphy
5.8.18
NBA playoffs

We Shouldn't Label Them the Same Old Raptors Just Yet

Game 1 was a deflating loss that felt out of place with the 2018 version of this team. How the Raptors respond against Cleveland in Game 2 will go a long way in showing us how much they've really changed.
Blake Murphy
5.2.18
NBA playoffs

The Raptors Have a Legit Shot at Dethroning LeBron and the Cavaliers

Cleveland has LeBron and has ousted Toronto from the playoffs the last two years. But the Raptors are different this time around and have been the better team all season.
Blake Murphy
4.30.18
nba

Toronto Raptors' Culture Shift Clear as Day in Playoff Opener

The Raptors trusted what worked so well for them during the regular season and exorcised their Game 1 demons with a win over the Wizards.
Blake Murphy
4.16.18
new japan pro wrestling

Jericho-Omega Deliver on the Hype at a Near Flawless Wrestle Kingdom 12

New Japan Pro-Wrestling did its best to attract a larger global audience, producing one of the best top-to-bottom cards in memory.
Blake Murphy
1.4.18
WRESTLING

Chris Jericho Will Never Stop Reinventing Himself

Jericho's upcoming match in Japan against wrestling sensation Kenny Omega is the latest arc in a storied career that has always seen him stay one step ahead of where the industry is going.
Blake Murphy
12.14.17
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