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After Gord Downie’s diagnosis, those touched by glioblastoma share stories of hope, heartache

TheStar.com (Verity Stevenson - Staff Reporter) — It shocked the nation. News that Gord Downie, lead singer of The Tragically Hip, had a rare and terminal brain cancer. Glioblastoma. It drew Canadians together and gave a face to a disease...
  • New: 9 hr 45 min ago

What America’s ‘alt-right’ movement wants and what makes it different

TheStar.com (Daniel Dale - Washington Bureau) — WASHINGTON—The new face of white supremacism is a green cartoon frog. His fans call him Pepe . On Twitter, you can find him dressed in a Nazi uniform, denying the Holocaust,...
  • New: 10 hr 38 min ago

Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar misses Friday’s game with flu

TheStar.com (Richard Griffin - Baseball Columnist) — Centre fielder Kevin Pillar was a late scratch 80 minutes before game time on Friday. Pillar was removed from the lineup with flu-like symptoms and replaced in centre field by Melvin Upton,...
  • New: 11 hr 40 min ago

Man accused of looking up skirts at CNE with hidden camera

TheStar.com (Ebyan Abdigir - Staff Reporter) — A man who allegedly used a camera hidden in a toy owl to peek under women’s skirts at the Canadian National Exhibition Thursday, was arrested and charged by police. Daniel Adler, 28,...
  • 13 hr 36 min ago

Sobeys withdraws appeal of discrimination decision as company faces boycotts

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — HALIFAX — One of Canada’s largest grocery store chains has withdrawn its appeal of a human rights decision that found a Sobeys employee discriminated against a black customer. ...
  • 13 hr 47 min ago

PC leader promises to scrap Liberals’ sex-ed curriculum if elected

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown says if his party forms government after the 2018 election, he would scrap the Liberals’ sex-ed curriculum. The curriculum was updated...
  • 14 hr 18 min ago

Ontario man undergoing treatment after bite from rabid cat

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — HALDIMAND COUNTY, ONT. — Health officials say an Ontario man is undergoing treatment after being bitten by a cat that tested positive for rabies. The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit says...
  • 15 hr 35 min ago

Three Ottawa men, including twins, plead guilty to terrorism-related charges

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — OTTAWA—Three Ottawa men accused of terrorism-related offences have pleaded guilty in Ontario Superior Court. The group, including twin brothers, was arrested in 2015 as part of an RCMP...
  • 15 hr 35 min ago

BlackBerry announces plan to restructure debt to cut interest costs

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — WATERLOO, ONT.—BlackBerry Ltd. announced a plan to restructure its debt and cut its interest costs. Trading in BlackBerry shares had been halted pending the announcement. Under the...
  • 15 hr 44 min ago

Toronto board, high school teachers reach deal

TheStar.com (Kristin Rushowy - Education Reporter) — Just in time for the new school year, the Toronto public board and its secondary teachers have reached a tentative deal. News of the agreement came early Friday morning — months after...
  • 17 hr 4 min ago

More than 100 quakes that shook New Brunswick village a mystery

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — MCADAM, N.B.—A seismologist says the cause of more than 100 earthquakes that shook homes and rattled nerves in a New Brunswick village earlier this year may remain a mystery. Stephen...
  • 19 hr 47 min ago

Liberals pledge 600 soldiers, $450M for UN peacekeeping

TheStar.com (Lee Berthiaume - The Canadian Press) — OTTAWA—The Liberal government is putting the United Nations on notice that Canada is ready to provide money and, more importantly, troops for peacekeeping missions around the world. Up...
  • 20 hr 52 min ago

Prom and counselling for students returning to Fort McMurray

TheStar.com (Chris Purdy - The Canadian Press) — EDMONTON—Brynne Wood tries on her sparkly, champagne-coloured princess gown and smells a hint of smoke. The dress was left hanging in an alterations shop in downtown Fort McMurray when...
  • 21 hr 44 min ago

Top French court overturns burkini ban

TheStar.com (The Associated Press) — PARIS—France’s top administrative court has overturned a town burkini ban amid shock and anger worldwide after some Muslim women were ordered to remove body-concealing garments...
  • 22 hr 2 min ago

3 people killed in crossbow attack

TheStar.com (Wendy Gillis - News reporter) — The screams rang out just before 1 p.m., rising from the yard of a small bungalow in Scarborough and ringing out through the tree-lined residential street. It was clearly an argument, one...
  • 22 hr 34 min ago

Toronto student who survived Dhaka attack kept in Bangladesh ‘judicial custody’

TheStar.com (Diana Mehta - The Canadian Press) — The family of a Toronto university student who was detained in Bangladesh after surviving a terrorist attack says the young man has been transferred to prison. Tahmid Hasib Khan’s...
  • 22 hr 47 min ago

Stephen Harper resigns as MP

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — OTTAWA—Former prime minister Stephen Harper announced today that he is resigning as a member of parliament. Harper issued the statement this morning, 10 months after he lost the...
  • 23 hr 13 min ago

Residents fight to save schoolyard sunshine in condo battle

TheStar.com (Holly Honderich - Staff Reporter) — Canada’s largest school board is fighting a proposed condo development in the downtown core that threatens to leave a local elementary school in the shadows. The 38-storey mixed-use...
  • 1 day 1 hr ago

$15 billion needed to fix Ontario schools

TheStar.com (Oliver Sachgau - Staff Reporter) — Ontario’s schools need $15.4 billion in repairs, newly released data from the Ministry of Education shows. Out of the province’s 4,658 school buildings, 1,666 — over a...
  • 1 day 2 hr ago

Trudeau urges Liberals to guard against complacency: Paul Wells

TheStar.com (Paul Wells - National Affairs) — SAGUENAY, QUE.—“My problem is it’s been nearly a year since the election and I still don’t know about 90 of these people,” I said to a veteran Liberal MP as...
  • 1 day 2 hr ago
Blog Articles

Report: Sim Bhullar signs in Taiwan

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — He'll become the tallest player in SBL history. Report: Sim Bhullar signs in Taiwan originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 20 hr 34 min ago

Jared Sullinger: Offensive Scouting Report

Raptors Republic (Cooper Smither) — What can the new four bring on the offensive side? Jared Sullinger: Offensive Scouting Report originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 22 hr 32 min ago

ESPN Ranks the Eastern Conference Again, Predicts Raptors in Third

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — For what are the dog days of summer, if we don’t let a little rankings-based anger off the leash? There is a time for love in basketball, a time to marvel at the spectacle of a sport played...
  • 1 day 17 hr ago
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Raptors 905 lose two in D-League expansion draft, acquired James Siakam

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — Nothing too gut-wrenching, but Post was an interesting system guy. Raptors 905 lose two in D-League expansion draft, acquired James Siakam originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network...
  • 2 days ago

Report: Raptors to sign E.J. Singler to deal

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — Details are sparse at the moment, but apparently Singler will be with the Raptors for now. Fresh off a stint with the Raptors 905 and Toronto’s Las Vegas Summer League team, E.J. Singler ...
  • 2 days ago

Raptors agree to terms with E.J. Singler

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — Another body to compete for the 15th roster spot. Raptors agree to terms with E.J. Singler originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 2 days ago

Jared Sullinger Scouting Report: Defense

Raptors Republic (Cooper Smither) — How does the new big man size up on the defensive end? Jared Sullinger Scouting Report: Defense originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 2 days ago

Kyle Lowry puts up stud numbers for USA Basketball

SBN: Raptors HQ (John Gaudes) — As a backup point guard, Lowry was a defensive monster, as proved by the final numbers from the Rio Olympics. With gold medals already in their clutches, members of USA Basketball are now...
  • 3 days ago

Raptors unveil two new alternate jerseys for 2016-17 season

SBN: Raptors HQ (Sean Woodley) — The Raptors bring back the Huskies look, while finally getting in on the Chinese New Year jersey trend. The Raptors ended an extended spell of summer silence late Tuesday morning, unveiling a...
  • 3 days ago

Raptors unveil new Huskies, Chinese New Year alternate jerseys

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — These are awesome. Raptors unveil new Huskies, Chinese New Year alternate jerseys originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 3 days ago

Raptors 905 release their 2016-17 D-League schedule

SBN: Raptors HQ (John Gaudes) — The baby Dinos are back, and they're going to play some games this year. In between  reports about big league jerseys , the NBA D-League's Raptors 905 quietly released their 2016-17...
  • 4 days ago

Raptors 905 reveal 2016-17 schedule

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — Season Two gets rolling in mid-November. Raptors 905 reveal 2016-17 schedule originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 4 days ago

Rio 2016: Team USA with Lowry and DeRozan Win the Gold

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — Despite a couple of close games, the Americans (and our favourite Raptors) cruised to the gold against Serbia. The first time Team USA and Serbia met, during group play, the game was close. On...
  • 4 days ago

Raptors Weekly Podcast, Aug 22 – Oh-lympics

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — Will and Zarar question the level of Carmelo Anthony's love for Olympic gold, ponder the "fourth big", discuss Kyle Lowry's new deal, and wonder if Jonas Valanciunas' Olympics will impact his NBA...
  • 4 days ago

Olympic Men’s Basketball Recap: USA d. Serbia

Raptors Republic (Alex Gres) — The United States dominate Serbia 96-66, take home the gold Olympic Men’s Basketball Recap: USA d. Serbia originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 5 days ago

PHOTOS: Lowry and DeRozan celebrate Olympic gold

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — Celebrate with our dudes. PHOTOS: Lowry and DeRozan celebrate Olympic gold originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 5 days ago

Olympic Men’s Basketball Recap: USA d. Spain

Raptors Republic (Spencer Redmond) — USA def. ESP 82-76 | Box Score In the first game of today’s Men’s Olympic basketball semifinal doubleheader, team USA would take on Spain. These two teams without a doubt, have the strongest...
  • 7 days ago
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VIDEO: Giants of Africa recap

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — It's such a good program. Can't wait for TIFF. VIDEO: Giants of Africa recap originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 8 days ago
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Lithuania HC: Valanciunas ‘has to dedicate himself to basketball more’

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — Not a great look. Lithuania HC: Valanciunas ‘has to dedicate himself to basketball more’ originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 8 days ago

Rio 2016: Who’s in and ready for the Semifinals?

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — After four massive games yesterday, let’s take stock of where things are in the Men’s Olympic basketball tournament. The Olympics wait for no man — not even Ryan Lochte — so it should come as...
  • 8 days ago
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