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Elite teen soccer team suspended after ‘roughhousing’ video surfaces

TheStar.com (Peter Goffin - Staff Reporter) — An elite youth soccer team was temporarily suspended after video surfaced that appeared to show players beating a teammate. The Vaughan Soccer Club suspended its team of 14- and 15-year-olds...
  • New: 4 hr 8 min ago

Trudeau says his father used connections to help brother Michel avoid criminal record after pot charge

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his younger brother, Michel, was able to avoid a criminal record after he was caught with marijuana because of his father’s connections. Trudeau...
  • New: 5 hr 39 min ago

Better Raptors revert to the Norm: Arthur

TheStar.com (Bruce Arthur - Sports Columnist) — The rituals of spring vary from place to place, tradition to tradition. In Toronto basketball, they have recently become routine: the existential panic, the changing of the starting lineup...
  • New: 6 hr 18 min ago

Raptors pull ahead with Game 5 win over Bucks

TheStar.com (Star staff) — The Toronto Raptors are one win away from advancing to the second round of the NBA playoffs after Monday night’s 118-93 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks at the Air Canada Centre. Game...
  • New: 7 hr ago

Black students hindered by academic streaming, suspensions: Report

TheStar.com (Andrea Gordon - Education Reporter) — Black children in the GTA may start kindergarten feeling confident and excited to learn, but too many are “gradually worn down” by schools that stream them into applied courses...
  • New: 7 hr 40 min ago

Review application process for special arts high schools, trustee urges TDSB

TheStar.com (May Warren - Metro) — A Toronto District School Board trustee is calling for the board to review its application process for special arts high schools, after an OISE study highlighted that kids who attend such...
  • New: 8 hr 38 min ago

Nurse’s lawyer challenges Michael Leblanc’s version of events

TheStar.com (Alyshah Hasham - Staff Reporter) — After nurse Joanna Flynn took Michael Leblanc’s wife off life support on March 2, 2014, she told him she was sorry for his loss and hugged him, Leblanc testified Monday. At the time he...
  • New: 9 hr 48 min ago

NDP-Liberal battle for hearts and votes of progressives: Cohn

TheStar.com (Martin Regg Cohn - Ontario Politics Columnist) — At Queen’s Park, NDP Leader Andrea Horwath unveiled details of an ambitious pharmacare program to provide major prescription drugs for Ontarians Monday. Simultaneously in Hamilton,...
  • New: 9 hr 50 min ago

Toronto cop guilty of assault made Sunshine List while suspended

TheStar.com (Wendy Gillis - News reporter) — An incident where an on-duty Toronto police sergeant assaulted a man in a Scarborough parking lot, searched his vehicle, then drove away leaving the victim collapsed on the ground, came to...
  • New: 10 hr ago

Toronto skateboarders hoping to save Fort York DIY skatepark

TheStar.com (Jackie Hong - Staff Reporter) — A group of skateboarders is hoping the city will spare a small skatepark they’ve built on a walkway beside Fort York, about six months after crews demolished another DIY park in the...
  • New: 10 hr 33 min ago

TTC makes it harder for drivers to enter the Queens Quay streetcar tunnel

TheStar.com (Ben Spurr - Transportation Reporter) — Drivers who end up stuck in the streetcar tunnel at Queens Quay can’t say they weren’t warned. Over the weekend the TTC installed a number of additional deterrents aimed at...
  • New: 11 hr 18 min ago

Scarborough residents, community groups press province to consider an alternative to subway

TheStar.com (Jennifer Pagliaro - City Hall reporter) — Community groups, environmental activists and more than 500 residents are calling on Premier Kathleen Wynne to properly study a subway extension in Scarborough in a letter sent to her office...
  • New: 11 hr 34 min ago

Ottawa won’t take immediate action on new U.S. softwood lumber duties

TheStar.com (Ross Marowits - The Canadian Press) — MONTREAL—Ottawa has talked with provinces about helping Canada’s forestry sector, but won’t act swiftly once the U.S. imposes duties on softwood lumber imports, says a...
  • New: 11 hr 45 min ago

What you need to know about the Raptors and the Bucks in Game 5

TheStar.com (Doug Smith - Sports Reporter) — With the series tied 2-2, the Raptors are looking to use their home court advantage tonight at the Air Canada Centre against Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks. Here’s what...
  • 12 hr 17 min ago

Trump administration issues sanctions on 271 in Syrian chemical attack

TheStar.com (Vivian Salama And Matthew Lee - The Associated Press) — WASHINGTON—The Trump administration issued sanctions Monday on 271 people linked to the Syrian agency responsible for producing non-conventional weapons, part of an ongoing U.S....
  • 12 hr 32 min ago

Trudeau and Trump are watching the vote in France, but for different reasons: Hébert

TheStar.com (Chantal Hébert - National Affairs Columnist) — MONTREAL—It is a sign of the times that a Canadian prime minister and an American president are cheering for different candidates in the upcoming second round of France’s...
  • 12 hr 54 min ago

Toronto police seek help solving slaying of cabbie who tried to stop armed robbery in 2003

TheStar.com (Fakiha Baig - Staff Reporter) — Toronto police are asking the public to help solve a 15-year-old shooting that left a cab driver dead while he was trying to stop a convenience store robbery in Malvern. On April 21, 2003, a...
  • 13 hr 53 min ago

Maple Leafs fan culture gains something new and strange — real hope: Menon

TheStar.com (Vinay Menon - Columnist) — How strange to wake up the morning after the Leafs are eliminated and not feel like taking a long soak in a tub of hydrochloric acid. “There’s always next year,” was...
  • 13 hr 58 min ago

Ontario launches basic income pilot for 4,000 in Hamilton, Thunder Bay and Lindsay

TheStar.com (Laurie Monsebraaten - Social justice reporter) — Ontario’s long-awaited basic income pilot project will include 4,000 low-income people in the Hamilton-Brantford area, Thunder Bay and Lindsay, who will each receive up to $17,000...
  • 14 hr 40 min ago

Venezuelans shut down roads and highways in government protests

TheStar.com (Fabiola Sanchez And Hannah Dreier - The Associated Press) — CARACAS, VENEZUELA—Protesters sprawled in lawn chairs, completed math homework and lined up motorcycles on main roads around Venezuela Monday as part of a sit-in against the...
  • 15 hr 40 min ago
Blog Articles

Slightly More Fun(?) With Numbers

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Gerse) — Describe the below in one word: #content Hello and welcome to the 4th of somewhere between several and many looks at the historical and statistical tidbits that arise from having a W-L record...
  • New: 11 hr 14 min ago

Welcome Flames/Leafs/Habs Fans; Here’s What’s Up with the Blue Jays

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Mike Hannah) — You might have missed a lot of the first 18 games of the season... You may have some questions. Let me catch you up. Well, hello there! There is a good chance that some of you have been out of...
  • 12 hr 12 min ago

More on yesterday’s game

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — On quick pitches and celebrating wins There were some controversies yesterday. Marcus Stroman had some umpiring troubles. I’ll admit, I’m not a fan of quick pitches, I think it should be a...
  • 12 hr 28 min ago

Monday Bantering: Rays’ Tommy Hunter Placed on 10-Day DL

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Mark Colley) — Your morning update for everything Blue Jays. The Tampa Bay Rays have placed reliever Tommy Hunter on the 10-day disabled list with a calf strain, according to a team announcement. While...
  • 17 hr 35 min ago

Reid-Foley, Romano and Maese lead a perfect day for affiliates

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Matt W) — Sunday was a very good day across the organization After a slow start to the weekend in terms of significant pitching prospects on the mound, Sunday was a different story entirely with Sean...
  • 18 hr 7 min ago

When is it not a Small Sample Size?

Batter's Box (Gerry) — Four wins on Sunday made for a good day. The affiliates have played between 15 and 18 games. Some of the hitters have gaudy numbers, when can we say it's for real and not just a hot streak? At...
  • 1 day 8 hr ago

Stroman goes the distance, bats explode late to power 6-2 Blue Jays win

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Matt W) — Blue Jays 6 Angels 2 For seven innings, this game looked to be headed to a spectacularly frustrating conclusion. Then the sun broke through the clouds and the floodgates opened (pardon the...
  • 1 day 9 hr ago

Sunday Bantering: Sanchez “Encouraged” by First Bullpen Session Since Injury

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Mark Colley) — Your morning update for everything Blue Jays. Troy Tulowitzki has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a strained hamstring, the Associated Press reports . Tulowitzki initially left...
  • 1 day 18 hr ago

Blue Jays make it close, fall short 5-4 in Casey Lawrence's first start

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Matt W) — Blue Jays 4 Angels 5 After all the twists and turns and extra innings last night, Saturday night's affair was a lot more subdued (and blessedly, the pace significantly more brisk). The Blue...
  • 2 days ago

Jays put Troy Tulowitzki on DL

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Jays call up Leonel Campos, send down Danny Barnes Troy Tulowitzki has been put on the 10-day DL with hamstring issues. I don’t think that’s a surprise to anyone. I hope he isn’t out for long....
  • 2 days ago

More on last night’s game

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Or was it this morning’s game? Either way it was a win. While waiting for roster news, let’s share more random thoughts on last night’s game. I was so happy to see Jose Bautista hit that...
  • 2 days ago

What was the Jays best Draft

Batter's Box (John Northey) — Looking at the kids on the farm I got to thinking about what draft is the best for the Jays and how one would rate it? I'll do a few methods just for fun.For WAR I'm using BR WAR as they have a...
  • 2 days ago

The Blue Jays beat the Angels 8-7 in 13 bizarre innings

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Jose Bautista hits a 3-run homer Blue Jays 8 Angels 7 (13 innings) It’s late at night, so if you are expecting a real recap.....you’ve come to the wrong place. There are no words to...
  • 3 days ago

Game #16 Jays @ Angels Thread 2: Rally mojo

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Matt W) — Jays and Angels locked at 5-5 going to bottom 9...hopefully we'll need and get some extra inning mojo
  • 3 days ago

Visiting the Angels

Batter's Box (John Northey) — A weekend set against the Angels. A 7-10 team so hopefully the Jays keep them sub-500 this weekend by winning at least 1 of the 4 games.Alex Meyer is their 8th best prospect and goes on the hill...
  • 3 days ago

Jays Call Up Mat Latos, DFA Ty Kelly

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — I was wondering when the Jays were going to make the announcement. Mat Latos has now been called up to make tonight’s start. Ty Kelly loses his active roster spot and his 40-man spot, to...
  • 3 days ago

First Rounders Come Through For Dunedin

Batter's Box (#2JBrumfield) — The affiliates won just one of three Thursday. The Bisons were rained out. New Hampshire Fisher Cats Roemon Fields had two hits, a run batted in and a stolen base. The fleet outfielder is...
  • 3 days ago

Around The Nest - Blue Jays Minor League Podcast - Week 2

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Minor Leaguer) — Now We Have a Twitter Handle! Another Friday means another episode of the Blue Jays minor league podcast Around The Nest ! We now have a Twitter handle, so please make sure you follow...
  • 3 days ago

Fun(?) With Numbers

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Gerse) — Gimme some of that sweet sweet #content Hello and welcome to the 3rd of somewhere between several and many looks at the historical and statistical tidbits that arise from having a W-L record...
  • 3 days ago