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Relaxed Sparks ready for Maple Leafs’ back-up goaltending battle

TheStar.com (Kevin McGran - Sports Reporter) — Not only is Garret Sparks a Calder Cup champion and AHL goalie of the year, but he did something else this hat he’s also proud of: He led his summer men’s league team in Vernon Hills,...
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Toronto running out of legal options to challenge city council cuts before election

TheStar.com (Jacques Gallant - Legal Affairs Reporter,Samantha Beattie - Staff Reporter) — Toronto’s fight with Queen’s Park over the province’s move to shrink city council just got a lot tougher , constitutional law experts say. On Wednesday, the Ontario Court of...
  • New: 1 hr 26 min ago

'It’s open season': Tenants fight eviction from longtime Parkdale home

TheStar.com (Rahul Gupta - Toronto.com) — Melissa Bourque is battling a terminal illness and may have only months to live. Soon, she might not even have a place to live. The Parkdale resident faces eviction from her longtime residence...
  • New: 2 hr 38 min ago

Chantal Hébert: Quebec provides a warning that Scheer should be careful about making immigration a campaign theme

TheStar.com (Chantal Hébert - Star Columnist) — MONTREAL—Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives may want to push pause on plans to make immigration a signature federal campaign theme next fall long enough to take stock of the turn in the...
  • New: 3 hr 25 min ago

Bomb exploded at a south-west bank early Wednesday morning: Edmonton police

TheStar.com (Kieran Leavitt - StarMetro Edmonton) — EDMONTON—Police are investigating the explosion of an improvised explosive device at a bank early Wednesday morning in the south-west neighbourhood of Chapelle Gardens. Responding to a call...
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Editor of the New York Review of Books is out amid outrage over Ghomeshi’s #MeToo essay

TheStar.com (May Warren - Staff Reporter) — The editor of the New York Review of Books is out at the magazine days after the publication published a controversial essay by former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi . A spokesperson at the...
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Tories relieved by Court of Appeal ruling that negates need for notwithstanding clause

TheStar.com (Robert Benzie - Queen's Park Bureau Chief) — The relief at Queen’s Park was palpable. Premier Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservative government dodged a constitutional bullet thanks to the Court of Appeal on Wednesday. The court...
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27-year-old man charged with attempted murder in Brampton shooting

TheStar.com (Emerald Bensadoun - Staff Reporter) — Peel police have charged a 27-year-old man with attempted murder in connection with a shooting that took place two weeks ago in Brampton. Police say on Sept. 8 at 2:20 a.m. they were called...
  • New: 4 hr 17 min ago

Edward Keenan: For Doug Ford, fairness means giving him exactly what he wants

TheStar.com (Edward Keenan - Star Columnist) — Catching up on the all-night debate hosted at Queen’s Park earlier this week, one point jumped out at me. “All city council wants to do is build bicycle lanes,” Progressive...
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Police release security images of man wanted in sex assault investigation

TheStar.com (Marjan Asadullah Staff Reporter) — Toronto Police have released security images of a man wanted in a sexual assault investigation. On Monday at approximately 6:50 a.m., a 22-year-old woman was in the area of Bay St. and Gerrard...
  • New: 5 hr 57 min ago

Seth Meyers expects to get a little more personal in Toronto standup show

TheStar.com (Raju Mudhar - Staff Reporter) — Seth Meyers sounds so cheery you can almost hear his smile across the phone line. As he would say: Really ? Really. And why not? As he comes to town this week to perform standup on Saturday as...
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Queens Quay streetcar derails after colliding with ambulance

TheStar.com (Emerald Bensadoun - Staff Reporter) — A TTC streetcar derailed on Queens Quay W. at York St. after a collision with an ambulance Wednesday morning. The collision occurred at 9:55 a.m. Toronto police spokesperson Katrina Arogante said...
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Court of Appeal grants provincial government's request for stay, Toronto election will be a 25-ward race

TheStar.com (Jennifer Pagliaro - City Hall Bureau) — The Court of Appeal has granted the provincial government’s request for a stay of an earlier court ruling, returning Toronto’s election to a 25-ward race. Premier Doug Ford’s...
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Nearly three-quarters of Canadians support taking in refugees, poll shows

TheStar.com (Mitch Potter - Staff Reporter) — Three out of four Canadians support taking in refugees — numbers that place Canada among the world’s most welcoming nations on the question of people fleeing violence and war —...
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Masai Ujiri's messages remain consistent and are growing

TheStar.com (Doug Smith - Sports Reporter) — Summoned to some gorgeous rooftop restaurant yesterday morning in trendy downtown Toronto at some nifty and very chic hotel/residence (think brown shoes at a black-tie affair for of us), there was...
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We went undercover as ticket scalpers — and Ticketmaster offered to help us do business

TheStar.com (Robert Cribb - Investigative Reporter,Marco Chown Oved - Investigative Reporter) — LAS VEGAS—Inside a Caesars Palace conference room filled with some of the world’s most successful ticket scalpers, a row of promotional booths pitch software programs that help harvest...
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Man dead after shooting in Scarborough

TheStar.com (Marjan Asadullah - Staff Reporter) — A man is dead after a shooting in Scarborough Tuesday evening, paramedics say. Toronto police responded to a call about reports of gunshots in the area of Brimley Rd. and Sheppard Ave. E. around...
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Rosie DiManno: At a plowing match in Ford country, the premier is a rock star

TheStar.com (Rosie DiManno - Star Columnist) — THE STICKS—Ahhh — big breath — that fresh country scent. Manure. Honest fertilizing s---. Not to be mistaken for the malodorous stuff that’s been slung around the Ontario...
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Meet the B.C. man who has been banned from the U.S. for 40 years because of a cannabis fine

TheStar.com (Perrin Grauer - StarMetro Vancouver) — VANCOUVER—In 1990, newlywed Leonard Smith approached the American embassy in Bogotá, Colombia, to obtain a waiver for entry to the United States. Having spent the better part of a...
  • 22 hr 36 min ago

Torontonians want more housing, but many don’t want development too close to home, polls shows

TheStar.com (Tess Kalinowski - Real Estate Reporter) — An overwhelming number — 87 per cent — of Toronto-area residents believe that boosting the housing supply would help address the region’s affordability crunch. But many people...
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Blog Articles

Game # 152 Preview: Estrada vs Yacabonis

SBN: Bluebird Banter (erik.t) — Blue Jays (69-82) vs Orioles (43-108) The Blue Jays sadly play their final game against Baltimore this season, looking to finish up the season series with a win and push their record against...
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Wednesday bantering

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Martin Barratt) — Sanchez’s struggles and what to do with Morales Yesterday we were losing 4-0 in the fourth inning, the Jays were being stymied by Dylan ‘ Homer Happy ’ Bundy and some of our fielding was very...
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Jays use late comeback to beat Orioles

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Blue Jays 6 Orioles 4 We are lucky the Orioles can’t play defense. We were down 4-2 going into the 7th and the Orioles decided to hand us the game. Rowdy Tellez started the 7th off with...
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GameThread Game #151: Blue Jays at Orioles

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Kate Stanwick) — Going for the series win in Game 2 against the OrioLOLes. G’mar Tov to all who are celebrating Yom Kippur today. Thanks to Tom for filling and doing the most recent GameThreads so I could enjoy...
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Game #151 Preview: Sanchez vs Bundy

SBN: Bluebird Banter (erik.t) — Blue Jays (68-82) vs Orioles (43-107) The Blue Jays , winners of 3 straight games, try to continue their winning ways in Baltimore tonight in game 2 of their 3 game series. Gametime is at 7:05...
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Tuesday bantering

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Martin Barratt) — Rotation, pitching and guys that throw off a mound Ah, the sweet smell of an all round good team victory. It smells like newly washed fur of a red panda... glorious! With the 5-0 win. Toronto...
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Great start for Borucki, Jays beat Orioles

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Blue Jays 5 Orioles 0 That’s our 3rd win in a row. We haven’t won 3 in a row since our 5 game win streak that run from August 20th to 25th. It was a terrific start for Ryan Borucki . 8...
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Game 150 GameThread: Jays @ Orioles

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — We are getting near the end. 4 series to go. This is the first of three with the Orioles . And Anthony Alford will be on the bench today. Today's Lineups BLUE JAYS ORIOLES ...
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Blue Jays call up Anthony Alford

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — And today’s line up. The day after Shi Davidi wrote about why the Blue Jays didn’t call up Anthony Alford at the start of the month, Alford is up (up from the couch, since Buffalo’s...
  • 2 days ago

Happy Birthday Casey Janssen

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Casey Janssen turns 37 today. Casey was a favorite of mine and a favorite of the site, even before I got here we had an interview with him back in 2008 . Casey was a 4th round draft pick in...
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Game #150 Preview: Borucki vs TBD

SBN: Bluebird Banter (erik.t) — Blue Jays (67-82) vs Orioles (43-106) The Blue Jays wrap up their 3 city roadtrip with a series in Baltimore, which gets underway tonight. Gametime is 7:05 ET. Blue Jays’ Starter Ryan...
  • 2 days ago

Blue Jays at Baltimore

Batter's Box (Magpie) — That was better. The Jays got a terrible start from the 35 year old veteran who'll be a free agent in a few weeks (some pretty iffy defense didn't help, at a time when dear old Marco needs every...
  • 2 days ago

Monday bantering

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Martin Barratt) — Koalas, fruitbats and baseball Hello again dear friends, its been too long... Australia was great - lots of good weather (28c!), too much good food and a good family time. Jake enjoyed his...
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Jays rally late to pull out a 3-2 win from the Yankees

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Matt W) — Reese, Rowdy and Randall were the difference in the 8th Blue Jays 3 Yankees 2 Things did not look good early. Thomas Pannone allowed a solo home run to lead off the game, followed by a...
  • 3 days ago

GameThread Game #149: Jays @ Yankees

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Jays try to make it two in a row in New York. Thomas Pannone gets the start. Today's Lineups BLUE JAYS YANKEES Billy McKinney - LF Andrew McCutchen - RF Justin Smoak - 1B ...
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Game #149 Preview: Pannone vs Lynn

SBN: Bluebird Banter (erik.t) — Blue Jays (66-82) vs Yankees (91-57) The Blue Jays go for the Yankee Stadium series win this afternoon. The game gets underway at 1:05 ET. Blue Jays’ Starter Rookie lefty Thomas Pannone ...
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Jays hold on for a win, thank you Ken Giles

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Good start for Sean Reid-Foley. Blue Jays 8 Yankees 7 God bless Ken Giles . He came in and got a 4-out save when it seems like none of our relievers could get an out. The start of the...
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Game 149 GameThread: Jays @ Yankees

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — So today’s game has to be better than yesterday’s right? Almost couldn’t be worse without a natural disaster of some sort. Sean Reid-Foley makes his 5th MLB start. So far he’s had 1 very good...
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Game #148 Preview: Reid-Foley vs Sabathia

SBN: Bluebird Banter (erik.t) — Blue Jays (65-82) vs Yankees (91-56) The Blue Jays look to put an end to their abysmal play of late in game 2 of their weekend set in the Bronx. Today’s game gets underway at 4:05 ET. Blue...
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Jays thumped by Yankees

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Blue Jays 0 Yankees 11 The Yankees scored 5 runs in the first inning and it went downhill from there. They got 3 more in the third and 1 run in each of the fifth, eighth and ninth. Marco...
  • 4 days ago