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It’s time for the GTA to come together, Wynne says

TheStar.com (Robert Benzie - Queen's Park Bureau Chief) — The Greater Toronto Area is at the dawn of a new era of regional co-operation, says Premier Kathleen Wynne. Wynne said the recent election of Toronto Mayor John Tory has triggered “a...
  • New: 1 hr 27 min ago

Magnotta trial judge ‘not amused’ by phoney Twitter account in his name

TheStar.com MONTREAL—The judge in Luka Rocco Magnotta’s first-degree murder trial says he is “flabbergasted” and “not amused” about what he calls a fake Twitter...
  • New: 1 hr 46 min ago

Maple Leafs’ lengthy road trip will be a true test

TheStar.com (Curtis Rush - Sports reporter) — The Maple Leafs got an important gauge of themselves by knocking off the Detroit Red Wings twice, the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings and league-leading Anaheim Ducks in the...
  • New: 2 hr 19 min ago

Kennedy library reissues 1961 letter from president to girl worried about Santa

TheStar.com (The Associated Press) — BOSTON—The Kennedy Presidential Library wants to remind the world that not even the threat of thermonuclear conflict can stop Santa Claus from making his rounds. The library has...
  • New: 2 hr 28 min ago

Raucous Raptors fans at home on road

TheStar.com (Eric Andrew-Gee - Staff Reporter) — Was this how the Visigoths felt when they arrived in fifth-century Rome, flush with dreams of shocking a great city only to find the place sadly reduced, leaving their revelry tinged with pity? ...
  • New: 2 hr 48 min ago

Two New York police officers shot in car, critically injured

TheStar.com (By COLLEEN LONG and JENNIFER PELTZ , Associated Press) — NEW YORK — An armed man walked up to two New York Police Department officers sitting inside a patrol car and opened fire Saturday afternoon, striking them both before running into a nearby...
  • New: 3 hr 25 min ago

Canada must face up to its complicity in torture: Siddiqui

TheStar.com (Haroon Siddiqui - Columnist) — It’s easy to criticize others’ mistakes, difficult to admit one’s own. The recent Congressional acknowledgment of the CIA’s use of torture was widely condemned in...
  • New: 4 hr 3 min ago

Woman struck by TTC bus

TheStar.com (Sam Colbert - Staff Reporter) — A woman was taken to a trauma centre after she was struck by a TTC bus at Yonge St. and Eglinton Ave. Tuesday afternoon. Responders were called to the intersection at 3:10 p.m. According to...
  • New: 6 hr 24 min ago

Spaniards protest proposed security law that would impose hefty fines

TheStar.com (Harold Heckle - Associated Press) — MADRID—Thousands of people protested in Spanish cities on Saturday against a proposed law that would set hefty fines for offences such as burning the national flag and demonstrating outside...
  • New: 6 hr 36 min ago

Possible TTC connection to hit-and-run of 14-year-old girl

TheStar.com (Katherine DeClerq - Staff Reporter) — Police say a TTC bus was involved in a hit-and-run that resulted in the death of a 14-year-old girl in Scarborough. Police were called to Finch Ave. and Neilson Rd around 5:30 p.m. where they...
  • New: 6 hr 44 min ago

Former Argonaut Dick Thornton dead at 75

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — The CFL has lost one of its most colourful characters. Dick Thornton, who starred with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Toronto Argonauts, died Friday night after battling lung cancer. He was 75. ...
  • New: 8 hr 18 min ago

Madonna releases 6 songs in surprise ‘early Christmas gift’ to fans

TheStar.com (Associated Press) — NEW YORK—In a surprise preview of her new album, Madonna released six songs Saturday on iTunes and various streaming services. The songs were released because several in-progress demos...
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Man, 59, arrested in home invasion involving 101-year-old D-Day veteran

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — Ottawa police say they have made an arrest and laid charges in connection with a home invasion involving a 101-year-old D-Day veteran. Police say the vet was tied up in his home Thursday morning...
  • New: 9 hr 21 min ago

Ebola death toll now tops 7,000, WHO says

TheStar.com (Boubacar Diallo - Associated Press) — CONAKRY, GUINEA—The worst Ebola outbreak on record has now killed more than 7,000 people, with many of the latest deaths reported in Sierra Leone, the World Health Organization said as...
  • New: 9 hr 26 min ago

U.S. drone strike kills 5 Taliban fighters, officials

TheStar.com (Munir Ahmed - Associated Press) — ISLAMABAD—A U.S. drone fired two missiles at militant hideout in northwestern Pakistan on Saturday, killing at least five Taliban fighters, two security officials said. In a separate...
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North Korea denies involvement in Sony attack, warns U.S. not to retaliate

TheStar.com (Martin Fackler - New York Times) — TOKYO—Warning of “serious consequences” if the United States retaliates against it, North Korea on Saturday insisted that it was not behind a damaging cyberattack on Sony...
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Is Switzerland getting too crowded?

TheStar.com (Kyle G. Brown - Special to the Star) — GENEVA—The spotless train from Lausanne to Geneva coasts past a glistening Lac Léman and snow-capped mountains in the distance. Anyone looking out at the wooden-beamed houses scattered...
  • 12 hr 3 min ago

Ice storm: One year later, city applies for funding, unveils slew of changes

TheStar.com (Tim Alamenciak - News reporter) — One year after layers of ice brought down trees around the GTA and left hundreds of thousands of people without power, the City of Toronto has applied for $64.2-million in funding from the...
  • 14 hr 3 min ago

Girl’s discredited story of sex assault cost dad chance at job

TheStar.com (Robert Cribb - Foreign, Investigations) — It was a stunning allegation from the mouth of his little girl. Robert Ireland’s foster daughter, whom he cared for in his seaside B.C. home for nearly a decade, made allegations of...
  • 15 hr 3 min ago

LIVE: Maple Leafs-Flyers blog with Mark Zwolinski

TheStar.com Follow updates and check out Star photos from Saturday night's Leafs-Flyers game at the ACC.
  • 20 hr ago
Blog Articles

Weekend 3-on-2: Patterbrough’s defense, Raptors’ historic offense, Hayes stepping to

Raptors Republic (William Lou) — Welcome to the Weekend 3-on-2, a weekly (maybe) feature that looks at three things the Raptors do well, and two things they don’t. That’s love: ‘Patterbrough’ as death to...
  • New: 1 hr 36 min ago

Weekend Poll: What Do You Think of the New Raptors Logo?

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — We've sat with it know for about 24 hours. This is the Raptors' new logo. The question is: what do YOU think of it? In case you've been entombed in amber for the last 24 hours, the Toronto...
  • New: 7 hr 41 min ago

Raptors Beat Pistons, Proceed to Embarrass Them

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — A strong second-half surge which included James Johnson's emphatic slam on Andre Drummond pushed the Raptors through 110-100. The post Raptors Beat Pistons, Proceed to Embarrass Them appeared...
  • New: 11 hr 18 min ago

Raptors Storm the Palace, Win 5th Straight vs. Pistons

SBN: Raptors HQ (James Park) — It wasn't the prettiest game, but the Raptors pulled out the 110-100 win versus the Detroit Pistons in a chippy battle. A rare poor shooting night for Kyle Lowry , and a rare efficient night for...
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Quick Reaction: Raptors Show A Lot Of Heart And Soul Beating Pistons

Raptors Republic (Ryan McNeill) — Raptors rebound from a sluggish start to show a lot of heart and toughness in the second half. The post Quick Reaction: Raptors Show A Lot Of Heart And Soul Beating Pistons appeared first on ...
  • 22 hr 2 min ago

GIF – James Johnson Destroys Andre Drummond + Flagrant Foul

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — This just happened (check out Jonas holding back the bench): Here’s another replay and the Flagrant II Foul: Another angle: The post GIF – James Johnson Destroys Andre Drummond +...
  • 22 hr 22 min ago

GIF – Landry Fields Leaves Pistons Game with Injury

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — Landry Fields has left the game after suffering a very bad fall. He will not return. Let’s hope it’s nothing serious, he did lay on the floor for a while before walking off on his own...
  • 22 hr 48 min ago

GIF – Jonas Valanciunas Dunks Over Everyone

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — The post GIF – Jonas Valanciunas Dunks Over Everyone appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 23 hr 1 min ago

Video – Chuck Hayes with a Great Halftime Interview

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — Chuck Hayes had five points and made the halftime interview, which is about as honest of an interview as you'll find. The post Video – Chuck Hayes with a Great Halftime Interview ...
  • 23 hr 15 min ago

Is This The New Raptors Logo?

SBN: Raptors HQ (John Gaudes) — A new We The North video and Facebook picture has fans curious. The Toronto Raptors re-brand could be coming sooner than expected. Earlier today, the Raptors' Twitter  posted a new "We The...
  • 1 day 6 hr ago

Masai Ujiri: Fans Need to be Patient with Terrence Ross and Jonas Valanciunas

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — Here’s a recap of the interview on TSN 1050 – the interesting quote was about expectation management for fans regarding the development of Terrence Ross and Jonas Valanciunas: On good...
  • 1 day 7 hr ago

Life In The 'Open Gym': Season 3, Episode 3 Review

SBN: Raptors HQ (ChrisWalder) — Here's the lowdown on why Episode 3 of Open Gym is worth your time in our ongoing review of the series. Coaches can't settle. They alter, transform, scheme and reconstruct. They strategize and...
  • 1 day 7 hr ago

VIDEO: New ‘We The North’ ad hints at Raptors logo redesign

Raptors Republic (William Lou) — Could this be a peek into the future of basketball in Toronto? Friday afternoon, the Toronto Raptors Twitter account shared the following link. On the surface, it looks as if the Raptors simply...
  • 1 day 7 hr ago

Gameday: Raptors take on reeling Pistons

Raptors Republic (Scott Hastie) — Pity the Pistons: through a third of their season, they sit at 5-21 with the fourth worst margin of victory, a 13-game losing streak under their belt and are generally not fun to watch. Yet, they...
  • 1 day 11 hr ago

Friday's FanDuel Tournament: A Guide for Toronto Raptors Fans

SBN: Raptors HQ (Russell Peddle) — FanDuel and SB Nation are having another exclusive tournament for SB readers and writers on Friday night! Use the promo code SBNRAPTORS to get a 100% deposit bonus. It's Friday night and we've...
  • 1 day 11 hr ago

Morning Coffee – Fri, Dec 19

Raptors Republic (Sam Holako) — The white squad owns | Butch Carter drops some history | JV needs to rebound more | Raptors vs Pistons The post Morning Coffee – Fri, Dec 19 appeared first on Raptors...
  • 1 day 13 hr ago

Jonas Valancuinas will deliver your package

Raptors Republic (Sam Holako) — Another Raptor moonlighting The post Jonas Valancuinas will deliver your package appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 2 days ago

Views From Section 305: Enjoying the Experience of Drake Night II

SBN: Raptors HQ (Mitch_Robson) — It was hot up in the 6ix last night as the ACC was buzzing. Here's one fan's take on the second annual edition of Drake Night. Having been lucky enough to attend every home game so far this...
  • 2 days ago

The Ressurection of Landry Fields

Raptors Republic (Matt Shantz) — Landry Fields serves a purpose. I know…I’m as surprised as you are, but it’s true.  Landry Fields has started the last five games for Toronto and hasn’t looked terrible.  In fact, he’s looked...
  • 2 days ago

The XX-Files: A Look Back at 20 Years of Raptors Memories

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — In celebration of the Toronto Raptors' 20th season, we'll be taking a look at some key moments in the team's history. What was the context of the moment? What was its significance? And what song...
  • 2 days ago