Ryan Wolstat, Toronto Sun

A passionate hoops observer, Ryan Wolstat has covered a variety of sports for Sun Media ranging from the NFL to Toronto FC and the Toronto Rock. But none get the juices flowing quite like basketball. Besides covering the Raptors, Ryan is a keen follower of the NCAA and March Madness. Ryan is a Toronto native and a graduate of Ryerson's School of Journalism and the University of Guelph. He has also written for the National Post and a variety of magazines and websites. Ryan, who joined the Sun in 2005, lives in Toronto.


Warriors’ Stephen Curry reacts in the third quarter against the Cavaliers during Game 5 of the NBA Finals in Oakland on Sunday. The Warriors can close out the series with a win tomorrow. (fAFP)

Warriors ride Curry to Game 5 win over Cavaliers

LeBron James did everything in his power to put his Cavaliers in the same position, but it was a brilliant Stephen Curry instead pushing his side within a win of the NBA title on Sunday night.

Andrew Wiggins against the Raptors on March 18. (Stan Behal/Toronto Sun/QMI Agency)

Wiggins, Bennett credit Canada's pipeline of talent

Growing up, Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett played with or against the best players Canada had to offer. Wiggins teamed with Florida State gunner Xavier Rathan-Mayes at Huntington Prep in West Virginia, for team Canada and for the CIA Bounce AAU team and a number of the Canuck tourney participants are Bounce and/or Canadian national program alum

Raptors’ Jonas Valanciunas battles the Suns’ Miles Plumlee during first-half action at the Air Canada Centre on Monday night. (Ernest Doroszuk/Toronto Sun)

Raptors cool off Suns

Powered by the reigning NBA player of the week and Jonas Valanciunas, the Raptors soared past another team built on impressive depth and athleticism — just barely.

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has reportedly been indicted in a child injury case. (Reuters)

Vikings' Adrian Peterson charged with child abuse

The Minnesota Vikings said on Friday they were looking at the legal situation of star running back Adrian Peterson after media reports in Texas said he has been indicted in a child injury case.

Miami Heat forward LeBron James (centre) drives between San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green (right) and forward Kawhi Leonard (left) during the first half of Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night. (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)

Kawhi Leonard leads Spurs over Heat in Game 3

Through one half of Game 3 of the NBA Finals, it felt like the Miami Heat would be catching a break in only receiving a single loss from a demolition at the hands of the Spurs.

Miami Heat forward LeBron James talks to the media on Friday. (USA TODAY SPORTS)

Leave LeBron James alone

As soon as LeBron James found himself unable to return down the stretch of Miami’s NBA Finals-opening loss to San Antonio on Thursday night, you knew the avalanche of criticism was coming.

Miami Heat forward LeBron James shoots the ball during practice before Game 1 of the 2014 NBA Finals against the San Antonia Spurs. (Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports)

Heat vs. Spurs: NBA Finals preview

San Antonio has waited a long, agonizing year for this opportunity, while Miami continues to try to live up to the sky-high expectations that have been a fact of life ever since the Big Three was formed.

Corbin Potter, with his sisters Brigit and Danika Potter sold lemonade to raise money for Sick Kids (DAVE ABEL, Toronto Sun)

Lemon aid with a twist

A sour incident has turned into “an amazing thing” for the Potter family of Oshawa.