TORONTO (April 21, 2014) – The Northern Uprising has swept the nation. Overnight data from BBM Canada confirms the Toronto Raptors opening game against the Brooklyn Nets in the First Round of the NBA Playoffs attracted an average audience of 539,000 viewers – making it the most-watched Raptors game on English television in Canada in 12 years.* Saturdays broadcast ranks as TSNs second most-watched Raptors game ever and the teams most-watched game in Canada since 2002. Overall, more than 2.17 million unique viewers tuned in to TSN to watch the networks exclusive coverage of the Raptors opening playoff game. Audience levels peaked late in the fourth quarter as the Nets secured a 94-87 victory. The Raptors on TSN Canadians can follow the Raptors on Canadas Sports Leader throughout the First Round of the NBA PLAYOFFS. Live coverage continues tomorrow night (Tuesday, April 22) at 7 p.m. ET with Game 2: Brooklyn @ Toronto on TSN, TSN GO, and TSN Radio 1050 in Toronto. Source: BBM Canada *For electronic measurement data that dates back to 1994. Audiences prior to August 31, 2009 are based on BBM Nielsen Media Research Mark II meters. . Giants manager Bruce Bochy told The Associated Press of the decision before NL West-leading San Francisco opened a 10-game homestand Monday night with the first of three games against second-place Arizona. .3 seconds remaining, and No. 7 North Carolina held off a resilient No. 25 Virginia team, 54-51, on Saturday. John Henson contributed a double-double with 15 points to go with 11 rebounds for the Tar Heels (25-4, 12-2 ACC), who have won five straight and 10 of 11. http://www.shoptheofficialsaints.com/El ... ts-Jersey/
. has left the San Jose Sharks to become the Boston Bruins director of player personnel. . An unconventional night for Texas-El Paso nearly led to the Miners getting a huge upset. Down by 14 with 2:21 left, the Miners went on a frantic closing spurt that fell just short, and UTEP was beaten by No. . Coverage on TSN is underway now while action resumes on TSN2 at 7:30pm et/4:30pm pt. TSN GO also offers TSN subscribers bonus online coverage, with live streams of all four venues.VALLADOLID, Spain -- Osasuna beat Valladolid Friday as its second road victory of the season lifted it out of the Spanish league drop zone. Oier Sanjurjos 84th minute header moved Osasuna up the standings to start the 13th round of games, with Valladolids poor home record of just one win in seven games at the Jose Zorilla Stadium leaving it hanging above the relegation area. A frenetic start eventually dissipatted into the home side controlling play, but Osasuna eventually struck on the counter with Oier connecting on Manuel Ortizs cross just when the teams looked set to share the spoils.dddddddddddd Barcelona leads the championship with 37 points before Saturdays game against Granada, with Atletico Madrid on 34 points before its match against Getafe. Real Madrid, which plays at Almeria, has 31 points. ' ' '