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Argonauts fall to Tiger-Cats in Labour Day Classic

TheStar.com (Dan Ralph - The Canadian Press) — HAMILTON—Zach Collaros threw a TD pass against his former team to earn the Tiger-Cats a 13-12 win over the Toronto Argonauts in the first-ever game at Tim Hortons Field on Monday. ...
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Montreal bar accused of homophobia after allegedly kicking out two men for kissing

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — MONTREAL - A popular Montreal bar is being accused of homophobia after a bouncer allegedly kicked out two male students for kissing. A student association at the Universite de Montreal is...
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Serena Williams reaches U.S. Open quarter-finals

TheStar.com (JAMES MARTINEZ - The Associated Press) — NEW YORK—Serena Williams reached her first Grand Slam quarter-final of the year with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Kaia Kenepi in the U.S. Open on Monday, keeping her hopes alive for a third...
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LIVE: Argos-Ticats Labour Day Classic updates

TheStar.com Mobile users click here to follow updates from the Argos-Ticats Labour Day Classic at Hamilton's new Tim Hortons Field.
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U.S. Open live updates with Jennifer Quinn

TheStar.com Mobile users click here to follow updates from New York, where Canadians Milos Raonic and Eugenie Bouchard will play for spots in the U.S. Open quarter-finals.
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English clubs line up for Jermain Defoe in wake of Toronto FC upheaval

TheStar.com (Neil Davidson - The Canadian Press) — English clubs are reportedly lining up to sign unsettled Toronto FC striker Jermain Defoe. The Daily Telegraph reports Arsenal has joined the Premier League suitors to sign Defoe, possibly on...
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Pro-Russian rebels would respect Ukraine’s sovereignty in exchange for autonomy

TheStar.com (Vladimir Isachenkov And Jim Heintz - The Associated Press) — MOSCOW— Pro Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine’s sovereignty in exchange for autonomy — a shift that reflects...
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Federal departments duel over economic status of Canada’s middle class

TheStar.com (Dean Beeby - The Canadian Press) — OTTAWA—Finance Canada has issued a rebuttal of a politically embarrassing report on middle-class economic woes that was compiled last fall by experts in another federal department. The...
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Annaleise Carr finishes marathon swim across Lake Erie

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — PORT DOVER, ONT.—Sixteen-year-old Annaleise Carr has completed her marathon swim across Lake Erie, after returning to the water late last night to finish the exhausting final leg of her...
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$2.4 billion Atlantic City casino to close after just two years

TheStar.com (Wayne Parry - The Associated Press) — ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.—The most spectacular and costly failure in Atlantic City’s 36-year history of casino gambling began to play out Monday when the $2.4 billion (U.S.) Revel Casino...
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Residents in rebel-held village in east Ukraine pick up pieces as fighting rages on

TheStar.com (Peter Leonard - The Associated Press) — HRABSKE, UKRAINE—Alexander Bespalko and his son lifted parts from a burned-out Ukrainian armoured personnel carrier in a village ravaged by the past week’s battles. With homes...
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How the 1939 Soviet invasion sealed Poland's fate in WWII — and changed the world forever

TheStar.com (Olivia Ward - Foreign Affairs Reporter) — When Nazi Germany invaded Poland on Sept.1, 1939, the Second World War began. The events that cascaded through the months that followed would resonate through the next 75 years. This is the first...
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What you need to know for Labour Day Monday in Toronto: News, weather and events

TheStar.com (Sean Wetselaar - Staff Reporter) — Weather and traffic: Weather for the last day of the Labour Day long weekend looks to be a mix of sun and cloud, with a daytime high of 27 and a high UV of 7, according to Environment Canada. ...
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Rob Ford email wave extends far beyond Toronto

TheStar.com (Kenyon Wallace - News reporter) — Rob Ford’s bid to remain mayor of Toronto seems to know no geographic boundaries as citizens who live outside the GTA — even as far away as Vancouver — report receiving...
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Toronto rides new streetcars to its urban future: Hume

TheStar.com (Christopher Hume - Urban Issues, Architecture) — At last passengers can feel good about being taken for a ride by the TTC. The Toronto Transit Commission’s new streetcars went into service Sunday morning and though it’s early...
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Back to School: Looking beyond the 3 R's

TheStar.com (Louise Brown - GTA, Education, Schools) — Back in Grade 8 when he was choosing a high school, Nobu Chern-Warwick ruled out one well-known collegiate because he’d heard it was a social pressure cooker. But was it? As he enters...
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Former Canadian Nazi runs for office in Ontario’s cottage country

TheStar.com (Brian Platt - Staff Reporter) — The man who once started the Canadian Nazi Party now lives in a little green house on Newcastle Road, in the cottage-country town of Minden. The Red Ensign flag is raised outside his porch. A...
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Carol Vadnais, ex-NHL all-star defenceman, dead at 68

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — Former NHL defenceman and six-time all-star Carol Vadnais died Sunday at age 68. Vadnais made his NHL debut in 1966-67 with his hometown Montreal Canadiens and went on to play 17 seasons with...
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Search for Franklin’s ships just part of High Arctic juggling act

TheStar.com (Paul Watson - Star Columnist) — ABOARD CCGS SIR WILFRID LAURIER—The Canadian icebreaker in the hunt for the lost Franklin expedition steamed north Sunday, steeled to batter though heavy ice and reach one of the most...
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Meet Mitzie Hunter, Ontario’s minister of retirement

TheStar.com (Adam Mayers - Personal Finance Editor) — It’s a bold government that introduces a go-it-alone program that is expensive, apt to be deeply unpopular in some quarters and a tough sell in others, where the upside won’t be...
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Blog Articles

Raptors Weekly Podcast, September 1, Diametrically Opposed Play

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — The duty is to analyze and over-analyze whatever's happening in Spain and what's going through idle minds. The post Raptors Weekly Podcast, September 1, Diametrically Opposed Play appeared...
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DeRozan scores 6 points in USA’s 114-55 Rout of Finland

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — DeMar DeRozan was in action against Finland. The post DeRozan scores 6 points in USA’s 114-55 Rout of Finland appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
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Jonas Valanciunas With Strong Showing at FIBA vs Mexico

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — Jonas being Jonas. The post Jonas Valanciunas With Strong Showing at FIBA vs Mexico appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
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Dinos & Digits: Which Five Players Had The Best Individual Seasons in Raptors History?

SBN: Raptors HQ (Russell Peddle) — Which five players had the best individual seasons in Raptors history? And how should we go about figuring it out? Russell Peddle explains in part one of this series and gives us a primer on the...
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Numeric Narratives: Jonas Valanciunas and the Primordial Ooze

SBN: Raptors HQ (Ian Levy) — Already making reliable contributions on the interior, the question with Jonas Valanciunas is in exactly what direction would the Raptors like him to continue expanding his game. Here's another...
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Update: The Top 3 Raptors ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Reactions

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge continued its surge through social media this week. As a result, more Raptors' players and management got involved. Today we rank the top three reaction videos. It's...
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Breaking it Down: The Raptors’ Clutch Playbook

Raptors Republic (William Lou) — Tie game with less than a minute left. What play do the Toronto Raptors turn to? Fun fact: The Raptors were a league-best +195 in the fourth quarter last season. That’s 32 points better than...
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Off-Season Review Part 4: Wrapping Up Free Agency

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Hackett) — In the final part of his multi-part series, Daniel Hackett takes a look at the Greivis Vasquez signing and more. Welcome back to the final installment of our look back at the Raptors ’...
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DeMar DeRozan's Work in the Lab Pays Off for Team USA and the Raptors

SBN: Raptors HQ (jykpark) — DeMar DeRozan has been working hard this summer. Dave Zarum at Sportsnet takes a peek into the young Raptor's training regimen. Will it pay off in the coming season? This past year has been...
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The Raptors and The Lean Startup

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — The Raptors model for staying afloat in an increasingly competitive East is similar to what Eric Ries proposed in the Lean Startup. It may also be the only way to survive. The post The Raptors...
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On Jonas Valanciunas and His Patented Pump Fake

SBN: Raptors HQ (John Gaudes) — As a critical element to the team's fortunes next season, Jonas Valanciunas needs to focus on improving the one obvious deficiency in his game. I did a double take  at a certain Jonas...
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New Practice Facility for the Toronto Raptors Approved

SBN: Raptors HQ (ChrisWalder) — Exhibition Place will be the new home for a state-of-the-art practice facility that is expected to be up and running in time for the 2016 NBA All-Star Game. A $30-million practice facility will...
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Podcast: Discussing The History of Raptors Trades

SBN: Raptors HQ (steven_lebron) — The Raptors have been involved in a lot of franchise-changing trades in their history. This podcast episode takes a look back at all of them. Rafael Canton runs an awesome blog called  "NBA...
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Raptors Weekly Podcast, August 25 – Leiweke Hates the 9-to-5

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — Blessed is any news so we thank DeMar DeRozan and Tim Leiweke, who both took different steps to get the headlines on this weeks' Rapcast, which sees Andrew, Will and myself usher in the final week...
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[OFFICIAL]: DeMar DeRozan makes Team USA

Raptors Republic (William Lou) — Despite not playing in Friday’s exhibition game against Puerto Rico, DeRozan survived the final round of cuts. It’s late, so this post will be short. Toronto’s very own DeMar...
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Tim Leiweke's Departure And Why It Matters

SBN: Raptors HQ (steven_lebron) — Tim Leiweke is set to leave his position as President and CEO of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment next year. What does his departure mean to the Raptors? Earlier this week, speculation ramped...
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DeMar DeRozan Shines in Latest Team USA Exhibition

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — After sitting the previous game, the Raptors' DeMar DeRozan took to the floor in Team USA's latest outing against the Dominican Republic. His play prompted many to ask: Is DeRozan still on the...
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Numeric Narratives: Terrence Ross and The Context of Development

SBN: Raptors HQ (Ian Levy) — Returning almost the exact same roster for next season, the Toronto Raptors are counting on improvement from internal development. How does Terrence Ross fit into that equation? We're very...
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Tim Leiweke Plans to Leave MLSE in June 2015

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — After rumours and denials, the news comes out that CEO Tim Leiweke does in fact plan to leave MLSE in June 2015 According to  Mark Zwolinski of the Toronto Star , it appears that after a few days...
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Tim Leiweke to leave MLSE by 2015

Raptors Republic (William Lou) — This time it’s been confirmed by the organization. So much for “100 percent untrue.” As relayed by the Toronto Star, MLSE CEO Tim Leiweke will be leaving his role with the...
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