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The Jays suddenly look like a team that makes sense: Arthur

TheStar.com (Bruce Arthur - Sports Columnist) — So this is what it feels like, abandon. Sports fans in this city are familiar with the big splash and with the sinking, slow or fast or eternal. The Blue Jays don’t do this. Alex...
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North Korea says Canadian pastor admits to ‘subversive plots’

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — MISSISSAUGA, ONT.—A South Korean news agency is reporting that an Ontario pastor detained in North Korea has confessed to “subversive plots” against the communist state...
  • New: 2 hr 21 min ago

Breaking down the costs of an extended election campaign

TheStar.com (Rob Ferguson - Queen's Park Bureau) — The extended 11-week federal election campaign Prime Minister Stephen Harper will trigger within days is going to ding taxpayers and political parties for a lot more than they budgeted. ...
  • New: 2 hr 49 min ago

Most Ontarians don’t like Hydro sell-off plan, Liberals’ internal poll shows

TheStar.com (Rob Ferguson - Queen's Park Bureau) — The provincial government’s own internal polling suggests almost three quarters of Ontarians don’t like its plan to sell a 60 per cent stake in Hydro One. Polls released under a...
  • New: 3 hr 21 min ago

Jays, manager John Gibbons left with no excuses: Griffin

TheStar.com (Richard Griffin - Baseball Columnist) — When Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos shocked the baseball world by acquiring Troy Tulowitzki on Tuesday, he called it first and foremost a “baseball trade” that would help the team now...
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Tracking the federal party leaders on the days before the election call

TheStar.com (Robin Levinson King - Staff Reporter) — With the country on the brink of an election call, the party leaders are using their last free days to help stoke the fires of their imminent campaigns . Prime Minister Stephen Harper Harper...
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Responsibility falls to doctors to prescribe and dispense controversial abortion drug

TheStar.com (Tara Deschamps - Staff Reporter) — Controversial abortion drug RU-486 might be coming to Canada, but whether you get your hands on it will be left up to a doctor. Under Health Canada provisions for the “safe and effective...
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Gardens sprout in London community mailbox sites as locals oppose Canada Post

TheStar.com (Diana Mehta - The Canadian Press) — Miniature gardens are sprouting at certain locations in London, Ont., where Canada Post plans to install controversial community mailboxes. The fenced-in flower beds, which sit atop concrete pads...
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A look into TIFF’s future, on a single scrap of paper from 1976

TheStar.com (Peter Howell - Movie Critic) — Piers Handling came to this week’s TIFF press conference with a very special piece of paper, one bearing 40 years’ worth of hopes and dreams. The TIFF CEO and director had with him...
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The irritating way Olivia Chow took the plunge: Salutin

TheStar.com (Rick Salutin - Columnist) — The NDP’s Olivia Chow took the plunge in a particularly irritating way this week when she announced she’s running against Liberal MP Adam Vaughn in a downtown Toronto riding. It...
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Ontario launches public consultations into police carding

TheStar.com (Debra Black - Immigration Reporter) — With the Black Lives Matter protest that blocked traffic on the Allen Expressway earlier this week still fresh in the minds of many, the provincial government has announced plans to begin public...
  • New: 4 hr 9 min ago

Police issue 1,735 HOV tickets during Pan Ams

TheStar.com (Sarah-Joyce Battersby - Pan Am and Parapan Am Games Reporter) — Police busted drivers 1,735 times for misusing HOV lanes during the Pan Am Games. Police also issued 2,000 tickets for other Highway Traffic Act violations on the 1,600 kilometre Games Route...
  • New: 5 hr 23 min ago

Data in Clinton’s ‘secret’ emails came from five intelligence agencies

TheStar.com (Marisa Taylor, Greg Gordon, Anita Kumar - McClatchy) — WASHINGTON—The classified emails stored on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private server contained information from five U.S. intelligence agencies and included material...
  • New: 5 hr 59 min ago

TTC to mull hiking cash fares in 2016

TheStar.com (Tess Kalinowski - Transportation reporter) — TTC riders are already being warned to brace for higher fares again next year and transit officials are warning that the long, untouched cash fare is due for a hike if not in 2016, soon after...
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Spending spiked in Toronto during Pan Am Games: report

TheStar.com (Lisa Wright - Business Reporter) — Big spending on tourist attractions, hotels and fast food in Toronto and surrounding event cities turned out to be the unofficial sport of the Pan Am Games, says a new Moneris Solutions Corp....
  • New: 7 hr 7 min ago

Chimps aren’t people, New York judge rules in animal rights case

TheStar.com (The Associated Press) — NEW YORK—A judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to free two chimpanzees from a New York state university by arguing the humanlike animals deserved “personhood” status. ...
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Cecil the Lion killing investigated by U.S. wildlife agency

TheStar.com (Mark Drajem - Bloomberg) — WASHINGTON—The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which enforces the federal endangered species law, says it is investigating the killing of Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe by an American dentist. ...
  • New: 7 hr 14 min ago

Madeleine McCann ruled out as victim found in Australia

TheStar.com (The Associated Press) — ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA—The decomposed remains of a young girl found in a suitcase dumped in Australia do not belong to missing British girl Madeleine McCann, police say. The bones were found...
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Ottawa, Queen’s Park to announce Toyota investments

TheStar.com (Bruce Campion-Smith - Ottawa Bureau, Rob Ferguson - Queen's Park Bureau) — OTTAWA—The federal government will announce a multimillion-dollar investment in Toyota’s Ontario manufacturing plants Friday, an announcement that was moved up ahead of the expected...
  • New: 7 hr 38 min ago

Police arrest two in homicide investigation after fatal Junction fire

TheStar.com (Holly Honderich - Staff Reporter) — Toronto police have arrested two suspects in the fatal fire that killed Paul Ventura, 43, in his Toronto home in May. Ventura was killed on May 17, after a fire erupted inside at 1569 Dupont St.,...
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Blog Articles

Royals @ Blue Jays - July 30-August 2

Batter's Box (#2JBrumfield) — Another series and another new player to add to the roster for the Blue Jays as they acquire lefty David Price from Detroit just before a four-game set against Kansas City and the ...
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Blue Jays get David Price

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — It is official now. The Jays have sent out the press release.   David Price for Daniel Norris , Matt Boyd and Jairo Labourt (as first reported by  Gideon Turk ). The medicals are...
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David Price traded to Blue Jays for Daniel Norris, Matt Boyd, Jairo Labourt

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Minor Leaguer) — To Toronto: David Price To Detroit: Matt Boyd, Jairo Labourt, Daniel Norris I'm not sure what to make of this, but a rumor is a rumor. four main teams in on price are dodgers, giants, blue...
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David Price

Batter's Box (Gerry) — Discuss amongst yourselves.Latest suggestion is it's Norris, Boyd and Labourt for two months of Price.
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BREAKING: Blue Jays Acquire David Price For Norris, Labourt, Boyd

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Kevin Papetti) — Reports indicate the Blue Jays have acquired David Price from the Detroit Tigers . david price is going to toronto. norris is going back in deal. — Jon Heyman...
  • New: 10 hr 26 min ago

Passan: "David Price To Toronto Is Imminent"

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Kevin Papetti) — Jon Heyman reports that the Blue Jays are closing in on a deal for David Price : blue jays are closing in on d. price. would be huge get for them. needed pitching. he's one of best. —...
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Thursday's Trade Deadline Open Thread: David Price, Yovani Gallardo, Tyson Ross

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Kevin Papetti) — Good morning, I hope everyone is ready for a heavy dose of trade rumours today. The day has started with a series of Yovani Gallardo rumours: Yovani Gallardo told Rangers...
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This Is Not a Repeat - Hague Delivers Again

Batter's Box (Gerry) — Five wins for the affiliates. Buffalo used the Hague machine to win again, Scott Copeland, John Diaz and Dalton Pompey also had good contributions. New Hampshire got a lead off home run from...
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View from the other side: Royals questions for Max Rieper of Royals Review

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — We start a four game series with the Royals tonight. The Royals have the best record in the AL, at 61-39 and they've added a couple very good players this week. The Royals are 5th in the AL in...
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Blue Jays one of four teams 'on' David Price

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — I'm not sure what to make of this, but a rumor is a rumor. four main teams in on price are dodgers, giants, blue jays and yankees. all are in contact with detroit. — Jon Heyman...
  • 23 hr 24 min ago

The Troy Tulowitzki appreciation recap

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — A great win. After yesterday we needed that. Phillies 2  Blue Jays 8 I think we are going to love Troy Tulowitzki. All he did was homer in his second at bat, and double in his next two...
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Wednesday GameThread #2: All Tulo all the time

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — This has been a great game:
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Edwin Encarnacion out of tonight's lineup with a 'jammed finger'

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — The hits just keep coming for the Blue Jays. Devon Travis and Jose Bautista come out of yesterday's game, though Bautista is playing today, and today: Edwin Encarnacion scratched from lineup...
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C-Cap Recap - C's 4 Explosive Players Named All-Stars

Batter's Box (#2JBrumfield) — Four members of the Vancouver Canadians are heading to Spokane for the Northwest League/Pioneer League All-Star game in Spokane August 4. First baseman Justin Atkinson is one of two Canadian...
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Tonight's lineup: we have a new leadoff hitter

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — I wonder when was the last time Tulo hit leadoff? Jose Bautista is playing, at DH, likely a good idea, Devon Travis isn't playing. Please be ok Devon. We really need an outfielder...not...
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Blue Jays DFA Felix Doubront

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Well this is a kind of interesting move,,  Felix Doubront gets DFAed to make room for Troy Tulowitzki . Felix had 5 appearances for the Blue Jays . 4 starts after a relief appearance. He...
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After the Tulowitzki trade, what's next for the Blue Jays?

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Kevin Papetti) — The Left Side of The Infield Is Unbelievable One year ago today, it was impossible to imagine the Blue Jays acquiring both Josh Donaldson and Troy Tulowitzki to play on the left side of its...
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Bluebird Banter Mid-Season Prospect Review 11-20

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Working our way to the top of the prospect list, this time we review the 11-20 group of prospects, a pretty good group of players, some of them will end up in our top 10 next year, depending on...
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Francis, Scott Keys To Victories

Batter's Box (#2JBrumfield) — Like the parent club, the affiliates fell a game below .500 in their nine games Tuesday night. The highlights were a couple of shutouts in the upper levels but the lowlights were a doubleheader...
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An unbelievably awful call by the umpires helps the Phillies beat the Jays

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Man that was frustrating. Phillies 3   Blue Jays 2 After Zaun told us that Devon Travis can't hit lead off, it was nice to see Devon start the game with a home run. That was damn near...
  • 2 days ago