Raptors Reporter at The Athletic

Title: Raptors Reporter at The Athletic
Date: September 24, 2018 (but really October 18, 2016)
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: After two years of freelancing for The Athletic regularly, I joined them full-time and exclusively for the 2018-19 season. I’ll be primarily covering the Toronto Raptors, filling in any coverage gaps with the Blue Jays, Wolfpack, or Canada Basketball as well. You can find my archive from The Athletic here.

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Freelance Sportswriter

Title: Freelance Sportswriter
Date: March 15, 2007
Original Source: All over the place
Synopsis: You could previously find me all over the place, and I’d post a link to everything on BlakeMurphy.com except for my Raptors Republic and Rotographs work. Since signing with The Athletic full-time, the bulk of my work will be found there, with only occasional, non-basketball content showing up elsewhere.

The Athletic
Sportsnet
Vice Sports and Vice Sports Canada
Various TV/Radio/Podcast outlets
Fangraphs
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The Raptors are eager to find safe harbour from controversy on court

Title: The Raptors are eager to find safe harbour from controversy on court
Date: September 25, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic, I wrote about the Raptors’ desire to flip the page from a dramatic offseason and get back to focusing on actual basketball. Read an excerpt!

The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – S03E02 – Return of the fun guys

Title: The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – S03E02 – Return of the fun guys
Date: September 25, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast, Eric Koreen and I break down Raptors media day.
Read an excerpt!

Podcast Appearance: Detroit Bad Boys

Title: Podcast Appearance: Detroit Bad Boys
Date: September 24, 2018
Original Source: Detroit Bad Boys
Synopsis: I joined the latest edition of The Detroit Bad Boys Podcast to help preview the Raptors’ season and the East in general.
Check out the audio!

Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on Sportsnet 590

Title: Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on Sportsnet 590
Date: September 24, 2018
Original Source: Sportsnet Radio
Synopsis: I appeared on Sportsnet 590 The Fan to tee up Raptors media day.
Check out the audio!

The lighter side of Raptors media day: Kawhi’s laugh, terrible trade ideas and Ibaka’s cooking

Title: The lighter side of Raptors media day: Kawhi’s laugh, terrible trade ideas and Ibaka’s cooking
Date: September 24, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the lighter side of an otherwise serious Toronto Raptors media day. Read an excerpt!

Blake Murphy: How The Athletic is going to take Raptors coverage to the next level in 2018-19

Title: Blake Murphy: How The Athletic is going to take Raptors coverage to the next level in 2018-19
Date: September 24, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: An explanation of my decision to join The Athletic full-time. Read an excerpt!

Raptors Weekly Podcast – Tying up loose ends

Title: Raptors Weekly Podcast – Tying up loose ends
Date: September 24, 2018
Original Source: Raptors Republic
Synopsis: I joined the latest edition of Raptors Weekly Extra to recalibrate ahead of training camp following a long and dramatic offseason.
Read the full article!

Sharpshooters: Bret Hart tweet sparks childhood memories for Borucki brothers

Title: Sharpshooters: Bret Hart tweet sparks childhood memories for Borucki brothers
Date: September 21, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Blue Jays’ starter Ryan Borucki, a tweet of support he received from Bret Hart, and a brotherly bond over wrestling.
Read an excerpt!

World Cup medal for women could be perfect bridge for Canada Basketball

Title: World Cup medal for women could be perfect bridge for Canada Basketball
Date: September 21, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Canada’s chances in the FIBA Women’s World Cup and why a place on the podium could mean so much to the entire program. Read an excerpt!

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