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Storm ends girl’s bid to cross Lake Ontario less than 300 metres from shore

TheStar.com (Jesse Winter - Staff Reporter) — Less than 300 metres from shore, with thunder and lightening crashing around her, 14-year-old Maya Farrell was forced to abandon her attempt to be the youngest swimmer ever to cross Lake...
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City of Toronto investigating removal of trees on North York property

TheStar.com (David Rider - City Hall Bureau Chief) — The “clear cut” of about 30 trees, including a towering 150-year-old Linden, from a controversial development site on leafy Bayview Ave. has enraged neighbours and the local city...
  • New: 3 hr 27 min ago

Nova Scotia family angered by Air Canada’s treatment of teen travelling alone

TheStar.com (Christopher Reynolds - Staff Reporter) — The family of a 15-year-old boy who was bumped from an Air Canada flight and left to sleep alone overnight on the floor of Pearson airport while travelling solo is calling on the airline for a...
  • New: 3 hr 28 min ago

Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for Toronto

TheStar.com Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the City of Toronto. The warning was issued at around 6 p.m. on Wednesday and is also in effect for Vaughan, Richmond Hill and...
  • New: 4 hr 30 min ago

Canadian weightlifter in line for London 2012 gold medal after doping revelations

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — Canadian weightlifter Christine Girard’s bronze medal from the London Olympics could be upgraded to gold after the two women who finished ahead of her were nabbed in doping retests. ...
  • New: 4 hr 49 min ago

Obama tasked with getting Democrats to work together

TheStar.com (Robin Levinson King - Staff Reporter) — After days of jeering from “Bernie-or-Bust” supporters, it remains to be seen whether U.S. President Barack Obama can unite the Democratic Party to back his one-time rival ...
  • New: 4 hr 50 min ago

Const. James Forcillo to be sentenced for attempted murder of Sammy Yatim

TheStar.com (Alyshah Hasham - Staff Reporter) — Three years and one day after Const. James Forcillo shot and killed Sammy Yatim on an empty Dundas streetcar, he will be sentenced for attempting to kill the dying teenager by firing another...
  • New: 5 hr 14 min ago

Dozens of women raped by South Sudan soldiers near UN camp: witnesses

TheStar.com (Jason Patinkin - The Associated Press) — JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN—South Sudanese government soldiers raped dozens of ethnic Nuer women and girls last week just outside a United Nations camp where they had sought protection from...
  • New: 6 hr 31 min ago

Blue Jays loss to Padres can be traced back to Martin’s sauna mishap: Griffin

TheStar.com (Richard Griffin - Baseball Columnist) — In some convoluted, twisted way, the genesis of Wednesday’s ugly 8-4 Blue Jays loss to the Padres with R.A. Dickey on the mound can be traced to catcher Russ Martin’s...
  • New: 7 hr 17 min ago

More markets join CMHC’s overheated housing list

TheStar.com (Tess Kalinowski - Real Estate Reporter) — Canada's housing agency says there is evidence of increasingly "problematic conditions" in the national home market, prompting it to upgrade its assessment of the country's troubling...
  • New: 7 hr 33 min ago

Formula 1 chief Ecclestone’s mother-in-law missing in Brazil

TheStar.com (Mauricio Savarese, Peter Prengaman - Associated Press) — RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilian police say they are investigating the apparent disappearance of the mother-in-law of Formula 1 chief Bernie Ecclestone. A police official speaking on the...
  • New: 7 hr 51 min ago

Scientists in desperate hunt for antibiotics see potential breakthrough – in your nostril

TheStar.com (Jennifer Yang - Global health reporter) — Scientists hunting for new antibiotics have scooped them from soil. They have searched in oceans and caves. And now, they are picking them out of your nose. In a new paper published...
  • New: 9 hr 47 min ago

Donald Trump wants Russia to find Hillary Clinton’s ‘missing’ emails

TheStar.com (Jill Colvin, Jonathan Lemire - Associated Press) — MIAMI— Donald Trump has a message for Russia: find Hillary Clinton’s missing emails! The Republican presidential nominee, holding a Wednesday press conference, said that the...
  • New: 9 hr 52 min ago

Ontario man pleads guilty to cheating lottery group out of $7M prize

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — ST. CATHARINES, ONT.—An Ontario man has pleaded guilty in a lottery fraud where he tried to cheat his regular prize-playing group out of a $7-million win. Ontario Provincial Police say...
  • New: 9 hr 53 min ago

Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly vouches for White House slave builders’ living conditions

TheStar.com (Erik Wemple - Washington Post) — PHILADELPHIA—On Monday night in a widely praised speech at the Democratic National Convention, First Lady Michelle Obama made a poignant observation about her life and race in...
  • New: 10 hr 9 min ago

Why does Toronto’s east end hate everything?

TheStar.com (May Warren - Staff Reporter) — Over the years, residents in the east end neighbourhoods of Leslieville and the Beach have complained about everything from breweries to music festivals and even a mysterious hum only some can...
  • New: 10 hr 31 min ago

Democratic National Convention, Day 3, Obama’s legacy depends on getting Clinton elected

TheStar.com (Josh Lederman - Associated Press) — WASHINGTON—U.S. President Barack Obama acknowledged Wednesday that his hopes for a new tone in politics, embodied in the rousing Democratic convention speech he delivered 12 years...
  • New: 10 hr 51 min ago

Canadian woman arrested in California with 38 kg of heroin

TheStar.com (Associated Press) — MODESTO, CALIF.—Police in Central California say they arrested a Canadian woman allegedly carrying 38 kilograms of heroin after a police dog alerted his handler to drugs inside her...
  • New: 11 hr 41 min ago

Boy charged with criminal negligence after girl dies in Caledon crash

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — A boy has been charged with criminal negligence causing death after a girl died in a single-vehicle crash in Caledon early Tuesday. Ontario Provincial Police said the boy and the girl were...
  • New: 11 hr 48 min ago

Freddie Gray case comes to an end as prosecutors drop all remaining charges

TheStar.com (Juliet Linderman - The Associated Press) — BALTIMORE—Prosecutors dropped the remaining charges Wednesday against three Baltimore police officers awaiting trial in the death of Freddie Gray, bringing an end to the case without a...
  • 12 hr 11 min ago
Blog Articles

Bad start for Dickey, Jays lose

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Padres 8 Blue Jays 4 Things start out great for R.A. Dickey . In the first he gave up a walk, but quickly picked Wil Myers off first. In the second, he had a quick, clean inning. After...
  • New: 7 hr 7 min ago

More on last night’s game

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — That was a very enjoyable game last night. A reminder, for me at least, why I watch baseball. There were lots of great moments. Donaldson following a Bautista leadoff walk with a home run, just...
  • New: 10 hr 53 min ago

Blue Jays Musings: Sanchez, Benoit, Today’s Lineup

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Kevin Papetti) — A walk off victory allowed the Jays to gain some ground on the Orioles and Red Sox last night, and a pair of trades is generating plenty of buzz in Toronto. Some early morning thoughts ahead...
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Blue Jays News and Rumours at the 2016 MLB Trade Deadline

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Minor Leaguer) — Bookmark this page for all the Blue Jays trade rumours and news as we move towards the August 1 MLB trade deadline! After a day of rumours while the Padres were visiting the Blue Jays , it...
  • 22 hr 41 min ago

Blue Jays Acquire Joaquin Benoit For Drew Storen

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Kevin Papetti) — The Blue Jays have acquired right-handed reliever Joaquin Benoit in a late night trade with the Seattle Mariners . Drew Storen , who was recently designated for assignment, heads the other...
  • 23 hr 9 min ago

Blue Jays win on a walk-off wild pitch

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Padres 6 Blue Jays 7 (12 innings) The bottom of the 12th was the best inning of baseball I can remember. Russell Martin started things with a single.  Kevin Pillar traded with him,...
  • 23 hr 37 min ago

Tuesday GameThread #2

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — A walk-off it will just have to be.
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Blue Jays A Clear Winner of Melvin Upton Jr. Trade

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Kevin Papetti) — Who Doesn't Like A Good Bargain? Melvin Upton Jr. is like the ice cream cone you purchase from Costco. Sure, you weren't expecting to treat yourself, but for that price? You'll take it. With a...
  • 1 day 7 hr ago

How to acquire Melvin Upton Jr. in 8 easy steps

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Matt W) — A blueprint for general managing The Blue Jays have acquired Melvin Upton Jr., a nice move that bolsters a playoff run this year while preemptively adding a piece next year, without taking on...
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Maximo Effect

Batter's Box (#2JBrumfield) — A blowout loss, an extra-innings loss, a walk-off loss and a shutout loss. Only the boys from the Gulf Coast prevented Monday from being a total disaster. Buffalo's game in Moosic, Pennsylvania...
  • 1 day 9 hr ago

Blue Jays get Melvin Upton for Hansel Rodriguez

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — It looks like the Jays are getting Melvin Upton (plus cash) for Hansel Rodriguez. Rodriguez was a international free agent signing back in 2014. The Jays spent $330,00 on him. He’s a 6’2"...
  • 1 day 12 hr ago

Blue Jays trade rumours: Melvin Upton Jr. reportedly traded from Padres to Toronto

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Minor Leaguer) — After a day of rumours while the Padres were visiting the Blue Jays , it appears that outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. will be switching clubhouses today at the Rogers Centre as FOX Sports’ Ken...
  • 1 day 15 hr ago

Great start from Aaron Sanchez, Jays best Padres

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Padres 2 Blue Jays 4 I’m going to be so sad if the Jays decide to move Aaron Sanchez into the bullpen. I so much like watching his starts. starts. Tonight’s was terrific. Aaron went 7...
  • 2 days ago

Monday GameThread #2: Sanchez appreciation thread

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Man....Aaron is so good. If I had a nickel for everytime someone told me he couldn’t make it as a starter.....I’d have a pile of nickels. Lots. Maybe $5 worth.
  • 2 days ago

View from the other side: Padres questions for Darklighter from Gaslamp Ball

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — I sent questions off to Darklighter of  Gaslamp Ball , SB Nations San Diego Padres blog. Then I went for a bike ride, so I'm slow in posting. I guess the obvious question is ‘what do...
  • 2 days ago

July 25-27: Scratch The Last One Off The List

Batter's Box (Eephus) — This series was only 40 years in the making...Tonight marks the very first time the San Diego Padres will play a game in Toronto, the last MLB team to have never visited every other MLB city...
  • 2 days ago

Pitching Prospect Rundown, July 19-23: Jon Harris debuts in Dunedin

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Matt W) — Jon Harris was finally promoted to Dunedin after countless solid starts in Lansing in which he managed contact very well against low-A pitchers, but outside of a handful of starts did not dominate...
  • 2 days ago

Monday Bantering: Jose Bautista returns

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Jose Bautista will be back today. The Jays haven’t announced who is on his way to Buffalo to make room but I’m betting his name sounds a lot like Junior Lake. He didn’t have the greatest stat...
  • 2 days ago

Keeping Up With The Jones's

Batter's Box (Gerry) — The affiliates were 2-4 on Sunday and were 6-14 over the three days of the weekend, not very good. Jose Bautista brought very little to Buffalo, except some spectators. They, Dunedin and...
  • 3 days ago