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Police clash with protesters marching on Pakistan PM’s home

TheStar.com (Zarar Khan And Asif Shahzad - The Associated Press) — ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN—Pakistani police charged with batons and fired tear gas and rubber bullets at thousands of protesters marching toward the prime minister’s official residence and...
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Toronto residents upset by unsolicited emails from Rob Ford campaign

TheStar.com (Kenyon Wallace - News reporter) — When Janice Meighan opened her inbox on Saturday, she was surprised to see an email from the Rob Ford re-election campaign soliciting donations in exchange for a variety of Ford Nation...
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Charlie and the Chocolate factory’s secret chapter a sweet surprise

TheStar.com (The Associated Press) — LONDON—An unused chapter of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has been released — 50 years after Roald Dahl ’s much-loved children’s novel was first published. The...
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TIFF overbooks for two world premieres, including Bill Murray’s St. Vincent

TheStar.com (Linda Barnard - Staff Reporter) — It won’t be much of a Bill Murray Day for some Toronto International Film Festival goers, after a computer glitch froze them out of premium tickets they thought they had for the world...
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Suspected Quebec Ebola case tests negative

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — GATINEAU, QUE.—A girl who was put in isolation at a hospital in Gatineau, Que., as a precautionary measure has tested negative for Ebola. Karelle Kennedy, a spokeswoman for Outaouais...
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Surgery room ‘black box’ poised to change medical culture

TheStar.com (Anne-Marie Vettorel - The Canadian Press) — A Toronto surgeon who is working to adapt black box aviation technology to track surgeries and improve patient outcomes says preliminary results are promising. In Dr. Teodor Grantcharov...
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Michael Sam cut by St. Louis Rams

TheStar.com (R.B. Fallstrom - The Associated Press) — ST. LOUIS—The St. Louis Rams have cut Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team. The seventh-round draft pick has been outspoken and confident as his progress was...
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Blue Jays young guns Hutchison, Sanchez shut down Yankees: Griffin

TheStar.com (Richard Griffin - Baseball Columnist) — Jose Bautista homered for the Blue Jays for the fourth straight game. This time, instead of a solo blast, it was a two-run homer into the left-field seats in the first inning that at least gave...
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Milos Raonic reaches U.S. Open fourth round

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — NEW YORK—Canada’s Milos Raonic has claimed a spot in the fourth round of the U.S. Open. The fifth seed from Thornhill, Ont., held off unheralded Victor Estrella Burgos of the...
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EU to slap new sanctions on Russia after incursion into Ukraine

TheStar.com (Juergen Baetz And Jim Heintz - The Associated Press) — BRUSSELS—The European Union on Saturday warned that the apparent incursion of Russian troops on Ukrainian soil pushes the conflict closer to a point of no return, with new economic...
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Three pedestrians’ lives in jeopardy after being hit in separate accidents overnight

TheStar.com (Katelyn Verstraten - Staff Reporter) — It was a dangerous night on Toronto’s roads: Three pedestrians are in critical condition at Sunnybrook Hospital after three separate accidents early Saturday morning. A man believed to be...
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Man found with no vital signs after assault near Ossington Station

TheStar.com (Katelyn Verstraten - Staff Reporter) — A man was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after being assaulted near Ossington Station early Saturday morning. EMS said the accident occurred around 2:30 a.m. in the Bloor...
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Fire at Tim Hortons Field won't affect opening, Hamilton officials say

TheStar.com (Josh Rubin - Staff Reporter) — A small overnight fire at Tim Hortons Field won’t affect the Hamilton stadium’s preparations for hosting the CFL Labour Day Classic, team and city officials say. The fire, whose...
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Scotland's independence vote watched closely around world: Burman

TheStar.com (Tony Burman - Special to the Star) — Quebec’s independence movement may be in disarray, but the same cannot be said about its counterpart in Scotland. On Sept. 18, the people of Scotland will vote on a simple, clear question...
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Franklin Expedition remains still elude searchers in Arctic

TheStar.com (Paul Watson - Star Columnist) — ABOARD THE CCGS SIR WILFRID LAURIER—For generations, searchers have battled frostbite, scurvy, howling storms, exhaustion and gut-churning seas trying to find the remains of Sir John...
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Big Ideas: Three mayoral candidates back police lapel cameras

TheStar.com (Jennifer Bill - Special to the Star) — Many Big Ideas readers believe Toronto Police officers should wear video cameras on their lapels. Proponents say the devices add a new level of accountability to police work by recording...
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U.S. Open live: Eugenie Bouchard match updates

TheStar.com Mobile users click here to follow Jennifer Quinn’s updates from New York during Eugenie Bouchard’s third-round match against Barbora Zahlavova-Strycova.
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Mayoral debate: Rob Ford sticks to claim he is champion of black youth

TheStar.com (Betsy Powell - City Hall Bureau) — A defiant Rob Ford is sticking to his controversial claim that he is an unrivalled champion of black youth days days after the release of embarrassing details about his time coaching a high...
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Jon Bon Jovi out of Buffalo Bills bid group: report

TheStar.com (Star wire services) — Jon Bon Jovi is out of the running to buy the Buffalo Bills, the New York Post reported Friday. The Post, citing unnamed sources, reported that Bon Jovi’s partners — MLSE chairman...
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Mark Buehrle, Blue Jays fall to Yankees

TheStar.com (Richard Griffin - Baseball Columnist) — It seems the curse that continues to haunt Mark Buehrle against the Yankees must have Nexus. Clinging to a slim lead on a Jose Bautista solo home run and pitching in the seventh inning, hoping to...
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Blog Articles

Great start from Drew Hutchison, Jay beat Yankees

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Nice to be on the winning side for a change. Yankees 0 Blue Jays 2 A win. What a novel idea. Drew Hutchison had a terrific start. He allowed just 1 hit over 7 innings. He did have 2 walks...
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Gustavo Pierre Big Fly

Batter's Box (Gerry) — It's playoff hunting season in the minor leagues. Dunedin are in the playoffs and three other teams are chasing a spot. There was mixed news for the affiliates on Friday. Vancouver won to put...
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Game #135 Preview: Blue Jays vs. Yankees

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Scott C.) — The hump game of this three-game series gets underway today at 1:07 pm as Drew Hutchison takes on Michael Pineda . If you'll recall, Pineda started the season pretty amazingly including a...
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Just bad baseball, Jays lose to Yankees

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Yankees 6 (it seemed like so many more) Blue Jays 3 We just played a bad game. I'll recap it, but if I were you I'd just skip to the comment leader board at the end. Mark Buehrle looked...
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Yankees at Jays

Batter's Box (Magpie) — The Derek Jeter farewell tour makes its last stop in Toronto. It is as yet unclear if Ken Huckaby has been invited. Mark Buehrle's major league record of 45 consecutive batters retired has been...
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Blue Jays minor league playoffs hopes and Around The Nest - Week 22

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Minor Leaguer) — Week 22: Is this the end? Summers must have been longer when I was a kid than they are now. I can't believe that this is already the last Friday of the minor league regular season, and thus the...
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Game #134 Preview: Blue Jays vs. Yankees

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Scott C.) — The Yankees come to town this evening as the teams kick off a weekend series at a time when both squads are hanging on the edge of the wild card battle. New York is 6-4 in their last ten games...
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Today in Blue Jays History: Jays trade for Cliff Johnson

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — On August 29, 1985 the Blue Jays sent three minor leaguers, Matt Williams (no not that Matt Williams ), Jeff Mays and Greg Ferlanda to the Texas Rangers for Cliff Johnson. At the time of...
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Diamondbacks claim Nolan Reimold

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — The Arizona Diamondbacks claimed Nolan Reimold off waivers. Waiver claims have Jayson Nix to #Royals and Nolan Reimold to #DBacks today. — Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) August 28,...
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Poll time: Should the Jays trade Jose Bautista?

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Jose Bautista talked to Arash Madani, and said that he would like to finish his career with the Blue Jays . Of course, what else is he going to say "well Arash, I can't wait to get out of this...
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What would you give Derek Jeter as a retirement present?

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — I'm really not a fan of giving retiring players, from other teams, presents. I don't knew when this practice started. I don't remember Carl Yastrzemski getting presents from all the teams he...
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C-Cap Recap - Boise Blowout Before Bounce Back

Batter's Box (#2JBrumfield) — The Vancouver Canadians and Boise Hawks wrapped up their five-game series at Nat Bailey Stadium last week. Here's a look back at the final two games of that series. Zak Wasilewski got the...
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Danny Valencia hits a 3-run home run. Jays win!

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Red Sox 2 Blue Jays 5 We  needed that. Or maybe, I needed that. When you start questioning a life long love affair with baseball, a win is a needed thing. We needed and got a great start from...
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Blue Jays DFA Sergio Santos, Callup Chad Jenkins

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Once again, Chad Jenkins makes the trip from Buffalo. You had to figure the Jays were going to send out Sergio Santos after last night's disaster and they did, he got the DFA treatment again....
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Glenn Close To Damaging Baseballs In Harrisburg

Batter's Box (#2JBrumfield) — Another 3-4 record posted by the affiliates Tuesday. Buffalo and Lansing took another hit to their playoff hopes. Vancouver is still in control of their own destiny as one of their players joins a...
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Jays give up 7 runs in the 11th inning

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Red Sox 11  Blue Jays 7 Wow that was the worst inning of baseball I've ever watched. Casey Janssen looked like the Casey Janssen we know and love, during his perfect 10th. Then came the...
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Dalton Pompey and others headed to the Arizona Fall League

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Minor Leaguer) — Dalton Pompey, Jon Berti, and Dwight Smith Jr. are three of the Blue Jays prospects who will play in the Arizona Fall League this October and November. Despite the Blue Jays ' diminishing...
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MLB denies Rays' formal protest, Blue Jays win!

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Scott C.) — A win! A win! Major League Baseball and Joe Torre announced this afternoon that the Rays ' protest from Saturday was denied meaning the Blue Jays will keep their win. The recap was written up...
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