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Raptors dispatch Pacers in Game 7, Heat await

TheStar.com (Doug Smith - Sports Reporter) — DeMar DeRozan finished his pre-game warm-up Sunday evening with a couple underhanded flip layups and some free throws and, as he walked off the Air Canada Centre court, he spotted Wayne Embry...
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Woman killed in car shooting was 'a brilliant, beautiful mind ... taken too soon'

TheStar.com (Evelyn Kwong - Staff Reporter) — “A brilliant, beautiful mind was taken from the world too soon,” Alex Ferro, best friend of the woman killed in a fatal double shooting in Scarborough Friday night, told the...
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Ontario opens access to more stem-cell transplants

TheStar.com (Diana Zlomislic - News reporter) — Yesterday they were lost causes, left to die. Today there is hope. Health Minister Eric Hoskins introduced a critical policy change on Sunday that will make an entire group of cancer...
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Justin Bieber gets a night at the opera at Toronto party

TheStar.com (Trish Crawford - Music) — It’s probably one of the most civilized Saturday nights Justin Bieber’s had in ages. The pop star attended a glitzy fundraiser at the Bridle Path home of philanthropists Andy...
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Proposed court fee hike ‘done on the backs of the poorest litigants,’ says lawyers’ group

TheStar.com (Alyshah Hasham - Staff Reporter) — A proposed hike in court fees by an average of 36 per cent and newly added fees are raising concerns about the affordability and accessibility of the justice system. One particularly...
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Erosion could cause Gibraltar Point to split in two, says Toronto conservation authority

TheStar.com (Dan Taekema - Staff Reporter) — The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority is betting on a breakwater to stop one of the city’s most popular summer destinations from washing away. The Toronto Islands have long...
  • New: 5 hr 36 min ago

May Day protesters single out Pearson in fight for better jobs

TheStar.com (Sara Mojtehedzadeh - Work and Wealth reporter) — There were no water cannons or riot police to greet protesters at Pearson International Airport — just grey Toronto drizzle. But according to the flag-waving workers who gathered...
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Toronto Raptors fans on edge as team heads into Game 7 against Indiana Pacers

TheStar.com (Robin Levinson King - Staff Reporter) — As the Toronto Raptors prepare to take on the Indiana Pacers in Game 7 , fans find themselves in familiar territory. Once again, supporters are crossing their fingers and saying their...
  • New: 5 hr 54 min ago

Winning draft lottery bittersweet for Maple Leafs GM

TheStar.com (Kevin McGran - Sports Reporter) — Winning the first pick in the NHL lottery is one thing, fixing what’s wrong with the Maple Leafs is quite another. Those that bleed blue and white may walk a little taller knowing a...
  • New: 6 hr 23 min ago

Long ball gets job done for Blue Jays against Rays

TheStar.com (Mark Zwolinski - Sports reporter) — ST. PETERSBURG, FLA.—Ever since he became a Blue Jay last July, Troy Tulowitzki’s presence has been underscored by incredible defence and leadership. He’s arguably the...
  • New: 6 hr 54 min ago

Rape jokes and cheap housing for his mistress: The man who could be Philippines' president

TheStar.com (Julie Makinen, Sunshine De Leon - Los Angeles Times) — MANILA—Gina Lopez is hardly the kind of person you’d expect to support a presidential candidate who has endorsed vigilante death squads, made disturbing comments about rape, and...
  • New: 7 hr 37 min ago

Long-form census makes its return as StatCan begins mailings

TheStar.com (Jordan Press - The Canadian Press) — Call it the start of the government’s biggest big data push. Monday marks the start of mailings from Statistics Canada of census surveys, including the return of the mandatory,...
  • New: 8 hr 48 min ago

Dino-bytes: Game 7 will come down to turnovers when Raptors take on the Pacers

TheStar.com (Doug Smith - Sports Reporter) — If there is one pertinent statistic to look for tonight when the Toronto Raptors and Indiana Pacers decide their NBA playoff series – outside of the final score, of course –...
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Man shot near the Annex Sunday morning

TheStar.com (Nick Westoll - Staff Reporter) — A man was rushed to a downtown trauma centre after he was shot Sunday morning. According to a Toronto Police spokesperson, emergency crews were called to the Bathurst and London Streets area,...
  • 13 hr 1 min ago

She made a daring escape but her 12-year-old daughter remains 'married' to a Daesh fighter

TheStar.com (Bruce Campion-Smith - Ottawa Bureau) — DUHOK, IRAQ—It has been just 10 days since Hanif found freedom from Daesh. Freedom from a long ordeal of sexual abuse, beatings and forced labour at the hands of Islamic extremists as...
  • 14 hr 38 min ago

Canada’s spies in spat over privacy breach reporting

TheStar.com (Alex Boutilier - Ottawa Bureau Reporter) — OTTAWA—Canada’s electronic spies are concerned reporting too many details about serious privacy breaches could reveal too much about the agency’s highly secretive...
  • 16 hr 38 min ago

This Windows wallpaper was a real photo — and here’s the guy who took it

TheStar.com (Patty Winsa - News reporter) — In January 1998, photographer Charles O’Rear was driving from his home in Napa Valley to his girlfriend’s house north of San Francisco when he stopped to take a photograph....
  • 16 hr 38 min ago

Justin Bieber, booze and bouncers: Inside Drake’s release party

TheStar.com (Sabrina Maddeaux - Special to the Star) — No rap album release is complete without a wild party to match. On Friday night, Drake and his OVO crew took over Toronto nightclub La Vie Complex to celebrate the launch of VIEWS . From...
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Obama jokes about Trudeau at White House Correspondents’ Dinner

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — WASHINGTON—U.S. President Barack Obama squeezed in a Justin Trudeau joke at his final White House Correspondents’ Dinner roast. Obama made a few cracks about how he’d...
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Brett Cecil’s season goes from bad to worse in loss to Rays

TheStar.com (Mark Zwolinski - Sports reporter) — ST. PETERSBURG, FLA.—If you are Brett Cecil, you don’t look at your stats line and you don’t want to check out social media. After a disastrous ninth inning here Saturday...
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Blog Articles

Santos and Rios Strong on the Mound

Batter's Box (Gerry) — Only two games were played on Sunday. Buffalo were rained out and Dunedin had a scheduled day off. New Hampshire won behind stellar pitching from Luis Santos. Lansing also won with Francisco...
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Marcus Stroman's career-high nine strikeouts on birthday lead Blue Jays to 5-1 win as Rays bullpen blows it

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Scott C.) — Blue Jays 5  Rays 1 A career-high nine strikeouts on his 25th birthday was enough to get Marcus Stroman the win as a big ninth inning against the Rays bullpen blew the game open for the...
  • New: 7 hr 30 min ago

Rays Walk-Off Blue Jays In Ninth

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Kevin Papetti) — Rays 4 Blue Jays 3 Although the Jays lost, at least Toronto sports fans can watch hours of Auston Matthews highlights all night. The game got off to an interesting start, as both teams failed...
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Blue Jay of the Week: Ezequiel Carrera

SBN: Bluebird Banter (eelliott29) — In a week of relative turmoil for the Toronto Blue Jays, Ezequiel Carrera managed to have himself one of the best seven days of his career. There really isn't any doubt about it: this week was...
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Aaron Sanchez outduels Drew Smyly in 6-1 win

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Matt W) — Blue Jays 6 Rays 1 Tonight's matchup was a study in contrasting young pitchers: the extreme fly ball pitcher against the extreme ground ball pitcher. The lefty with a decent fastball who...
  • 2 days ago

How much improvement can we expect from the Blue Jays offense?

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Matt Gross (RhodeIslandRoxfan)) — Toronto's offense hasn't lived up to expectations so far, but things should get a little better. Let's play a quick and simple game (feel free to play along in the comments if you disagree with...
  • 2 days ago

Around The Nest Blue Jays Minor League Podcast - Week 4: Bye Bye Berti

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Minor Leaguer) — TGIF! Today, Bluebird Banter's official Blue Jays minor league podcast Around The Nest, hosted by the Voice of the Lansing Lugnuts Jesse Goldberg-Strassler will be broadcasting live starting at...
  • 2 days ago

View from the other side: Questions for Daniel Russell of DRaysBay

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — We start a weekend series with the Tampa Bay Rays tonight, in Tampa (or really St. Petersburg). The Rays are 10-11, sitting in 3rd in the AL East, a game ahead of the Jays. They sit last him the...
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Jays at Rays, 29 Apr-1 May

Batter's Box (Magpie) — The Jays have now guaranteed that they will come out of April with a losing record. This is not unusual, of course. So off to Tampa Bay, to play the team formerly known as the Devil Fishies....
  • 2 days ago

Discussion time: What would you do to try to 'spark' the Blue Jays?

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — So if you were in charge, if you were Gibby or Mark Shapiro what would you try to spark the Blue Jays ? I'm not a big fan of firing the manager just to fire the manager. I don't see it as...
  • 3 days ago

Lobby of Numbers: Giants of New York & San Francisco

Batter's Box (Magpie) — It's been a long time since I did one of these, but the incomparable   baseball-reference.com   has eliminated much of the heavy lifting that used to be required. (It used to take...
  • 3 days ago

Walk-Off's and Almost No-No's

Batter's Box (Gerry) — Is it OK to bunt to break up a no-hitter? Ian Parmley did that in the sixth inning. Having been no hit in the previous game it was the 15th no hit inning for New Hampshire over two days. It...
  • 4 days ago

Blue Jays Strikeout 13 Times, Swept By White Sox

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Kevin Papetti) — White Sox 4 Blue Jays 0 Marco Estrada held the White Sox to just one-hit through six, but a seventh inning rally was more than enough to hand the Blue Jays a third consecutive loss on...
  • 4 days ago

Poll Time: Do you approve of the job John Gibbons is doing?

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — I figure it is about time we did one of these. We aren't off to the start that we expected, and, generally the manager takes the blame for things like that. The offense hasn't been great, though...
  • 4 days ago

Happy Birthday Willie Upshaw, Frank Catalanotto and Chris Carpenter

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Former Jay first baseman, Willie Upshaw, turns 59 today. Willie was a very successful rule 5 draft pick up from the Yankees . The Yankees drafted him in the 5th round in 1978. He moved up the...
  • 4 days ago

Jays call up Ryan Tepera, send Pat Venditte to Buffalo

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Well this one surprises me. Pat Venditte is being shipped back to Buffalo, Ryan Tepera takes his place on the Blue Jays roster and in the bullpen. Venditte hasn't been good, 7.36 ERA in 5...
  • 4 days ago

Should Jays Drop Dickey From Rotation?

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Jake Sinclair) — When the Jays acquired Dickey from the Mets before the 2013 season, many expected him to continue to be the Cy Young pitcher he was. As a result, many have been disappointed with the production...
  • 4 days ago

Diamond Rios Unbelievable

Batter's Box (#2JBrumfield) — If you were already in a bad mood after the parent club's Tuesday night debacle, the news down on the farm won't help. There was a no-hitter, an extra-innings setback after a blown lead in the...
  • 4 days ago

That was one awful game, Jays lose to White Sox

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — White Sox 10 Blue Jays 1 There isn't much good to say about that. Chris Sale was terrific. 8 innings, 4 hits allowed, 2 walks and 6 strikeouts. I'm just happy he didn't throw a no-hitter. ...
  • 5 days ago