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Brett Lawrie’s fine night spoiled, Jays fall 10-8 to Orioles

TheStar.com (Mark Zwolinski - Sports reporter) — Brett Lawrie continues to show signs of all the “positivity” he keeps talking about — but in reality, there’s a lot of patience and coaching behind his...
  • New: 1 hr 6 min ago

Gruesome killings in eastern Ukraine send 'message of terror’

TheStar.com (Mitch Potter - Washington Bureau) — KRAMATORSK, UKRAINE—It is difficult to predict days ahead, let alone an entire month, here in the lawless stretch of eastern Ukraine occupied by masked pro-Russia gunmen. The Russian...
  • New: 2 hr 4 min ago

Ontario’s three party leaders need group therapy: Cohn

TheStar.com (Martin Regg Cohn - Provincial Politics) — A dysfunctional legislature is like a dysfunctional family. It cries out for special treatment. Group therapy, in the form of an election, may be just what the doctor ordered. But to achieve a...
  • New: 2 hr 5 min ago

Construction union linked to firm with alleged Mafia ties

TheStar.com (Robert Cribb - Foreign, Investigations, Tony Van Alphen - News reporter) — Canada’s largest construction union signed an unusual agreement two years ago with a private labour firm connected to what police have described as one of the country’s top organized...
  • New: 2 hr 41 min ago

NHL playoffs: MacLean’s gaffe another nail in Hockey Night’s coffin: Feschuk

TheStar.com (Dave Feschuk - Sports Columnist) — The fallout was as nauseating as the comment was ill-conceived. In the hours after Hockey Night in Canada host Ron MacLean apologized for suggesting a French-Canadian referee shouldn’t...
  • New: 3 hr 22 min ago

Landmark ruling on Senate reform looms large for Stephen Harper

TheStar.com (Tonda MacCharles - Ottawa Bureau reporter) — OTTAWA—The country’s top court hands down a historic opinion Friday that could set Stephen Harper’s plans for an elected, fixed-term Senate in motion at long last. Or stop...
  • New: 4 hr 23 min ago

Why Rob Ford won't win re-election: Hepburn

TheStar.com (Bob Hepburn - Politics) — Take a deep breath and relax, Toronto. That’s because, despite all his bluster about sweeping to victory, Rob Ford won’t be re-elected as mayor when voters go to the polls in...
  • New: 4 hr 41 min ago

Four Seasons soars to new heights of ‘extreme luxury’ with private jet

TheStar.com (Vanessa Lu - Business reporter) — The Four Seasons hotel chain has lofty ambitions: It’s taking its brand to the skies. The Toronto-based luxury hotelier is offering dream tours via a private Boeing 757 jet that will whisk...
  • New: 5 hr 13 min ago

Practical nurse charged with identity theft; already faced 52 similar charges

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — Police say a registered practical nurse at a health care facility in Halton Region is facing a dozen new fraud-related charges. Halton police say a woman who was a patient at the facility where...
  • New: 5 hr 43 min ago

Toronto airport tunnel problems known since 2012

TheStar.com (Zoe McKnight - Staff Reporter) — Just days after the Toronto Port Authority said a harsh winter would push completion of the island airport tunnel into 2015, it was revealed other problems were known as far back as summer 2012...
  • New: 6 hr 4 min ago

Man wanted for murder and decapitation should be extradited, judge rules

TheStar.com (Jacques Gallant - Staff Reporter) — A man wanted for a grisly murder and decapitation in the United States over 15 years ago should be extradited, a Toronto judge ruled Wednesday. But 36-year-old Kai Guo-Huang , who maintains his...
  • New: 6 hr 7 min ago

Georgia gun law allows firearms in churches, bars, government buildings

TheStar.com (Richard Simon - Los Angeles Times) — In Georgia, it will soon be legal to carry a gun in more places — including bars, churches and government buildings — following Gov. Nathan Deal’s signing Wednesday of a bill...
  • New: 6 hr 13 min ago

Making sense of Canada’s middle-class distress debate: Walkom

TheStar.com (Thomas Walkom - National Affairs) — In a weird way, the debate over Canada’s middle class is like medieval angelology. Then, theologians would argue over how many angels could dance on the head of a pin. Today, the...
  • New: 6 hr 16 min ago

Five people rushed to hospital after Caledon crash

TheStar.com (Andrew Nguyen - Staff Reporter) — Five people were rushed to hospital Tuesday evening after a three-vehicle collision in Caledon, according to Peel EMS. Paramedics said they were called to Airport Rd., near King St., around 9...
  • New: 6 hr 18 min ago

The Dish: Chicken pad Thai from Thai Express

TheStar.com (Megan Ogilvie - Health Reporter) — Dish: Chicken pad Thai Restaurant: Thai Express Location: More than 200 in Canada Price: $7.88 The emails began to arrive in March. Why — oh, why — some of you wanted to...
  • New: 6 hr 27 min ago

One person airlifted to hospital after Milton collision

TheStar.com (Leslie Armstrong - Staff Reporter) — One person was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries Wednesday afternoon after a school bus and a vehicle collided in Milton. Halton police got the call at 3 p.m. that a school bus and a...
  • New: 7 hr 7 min ago

Men’s gold medal game big winner for Toronto pubs

TheStar.com (Lisa Wright - Business Reporter) — Toronto pubs claimed a major victory from the Canadian men’s Olympic gold medal hockey game, which drove up food and liquor sales in bars and restaurants by a whopping 877 per cent on Feb....
  • New: 7 hr 20 min ago

Mayor Rob Ford rips travel expenses of politicians, city staff

TheStar.com (Paul Moloney - City Hall Bureau reporter) — Toronto city councillors who receive funding from outside groups for trips abroad should provide financial details, council’s executive committee is recommending. Mayor Rob Ford ...
  • New: 8 hr 6 min ago

Canada sending hundreds of monitors to Ukraine presidential election

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — OTTAWA—Prime Minister Stephen Harper says Canada will send up to 500 people to monitor Ukraine's presidential election next month. He says the Canadian delegation will include up to 338...
  • New: 8 hr 20 min ago

India election: politicians run ‘clone’ candidates to trick voters

TheStar.com (Rama Lakshmi - The Washington Post) — NEWSA, INDIA—Lakhan Sahu, a rice farmer, is running for a seat in India’s parliament. But on a recent afternoon, just days before the election, he was napping bare-chested outside...
  • New: 8 hr 46 min ago
Blog Articles

The Landry Fields Adjustment

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — Dwane Casey rolled the dice by playing little-used Landry Fields for 18 minutes in Game 2. The post The Landry Fields Adjustment appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • New: 8 hr 41 min ago

[Video] RR’s Andrew Thompson (@MarmaladeJacko) Reacts to Late DeMar DeRozan Turnover

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — This was a nerve-racking moment. The post [Video] RR’s Andrew Thompson (@MarmaladeJacko) Reacts to Late DeMar DeRozan Turnover appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network...
  • New: 10 hr 4 min ago

GIF: Jason Kidd really wanted the Nets to switch on this play

Raptors Republic (William Lou) — Life as a coach is stressful. Either that, or he’s doing a soulful rendition of that horrible song by Will Smith. [stolen from: r/NBA] The post GIF: Jason Kidd really wanted the Nets to...
  • New: 10 hr 23 min ago

Post-game Interviews: Raptors 100 Nets 95

Raptors Republic (Sam Holako) — Amir Johnson & DeMar DeRozan Click for more videos Jonas Valanciunas Dwane Casey The post Post-game Interviews: Raptors 100 Nets 95 appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop...
  • New: 11 hr 17 min ago

Raptors vs Nets NBA Playoff Links - Game 2 Recap Edition

SBN: Raptors HQ (Adam Francis) — Mmmm...lunchbox links. All the Raptors vs Nets Game 2 news you can handle while you chow down. Back up the truck, it's link dump time after the Raptors even their first-round playoff series with...
  • New: 11 hr 41 min ago

DeRozan, Raptors Grow Up in Game 2, Tie Series

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — What a game. What a series. The post DeRozan, Raptors Grow Up in Game 2, Tie Series appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 14 hr 25 min ago

Morning Coffee – Wed, Apr 23

Raptors Republic (Sam Holako) — Maybe having Rob Ford in attendance is the key to winning? The post Morning Coffee – Wed, Apr 23 appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 15 hr 14 min ago

DeRozan redeems himself, Raps even series with Nets

SBN: Raptors HQ (Braedon Clark) — DeMar DeRozan scored 17 points in the fourth, Dwane Casey dusted off Landry Fields and the Raptors got themselves back in the series. One of the many great things about an NBA playoff series is...
  • 15 hr 41 min ago

Rapid Recap: Raptors Knot Playoff Series at 1 Thanks to 100 - 95 Win Over Nets

SBN: Raptors HQ (sarahnols) — Toronto ekes out 100-95 win over Brooklyn to tie up their first-round playoff series. It was a must win for the Toronto Raptors tonight against the Brooklyn Nets in game two of their...
  • 22 hr 35 min ago

Unedited Podcast: Game 2 Immediate Reaction

Raptors Republic (Steve Gennaro) — Game 2 is won, series is tied - we react to a raucous affair at the ACC. The post Unedited Podcast: Game 2 Immediate Reaction appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 23 hr 59 min ago

Raptors Survive Game 2

Dino Nation Blog (James Borbath) — Toronto Raptors survived game two is the best way to describe it for me. They shot 2/16 from three point line and had 21 turnovers on the night. The reality is Paul Pierce had to open looks for a...
  • 1 day ago

Quick Reaction: Raptors 100, Nets 95 – Game 2

Raptors Republic (Garrett Hinchey) — Guts = Glory. Series even at 1. The post Quick Reaction: Raptors 100, Nets 95 – Game 2 appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 1 day 1 hr ago

Dwane Casey Ranked 5th in Coach of the Year Voting

Raptors Republic (William Lou) — First crack on the pounding rock of public perception. The NBA announced Tuesday morning that Spurs head coach/grumpy curmudgeon Gregg Popovich has been voted as the Coach of the Year for 2013-14....
  • 1 day 11 hr ago

Dwane Casey: Officiating has been “unusual”

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — Dwane Casey has commented on the officiating. The post Dwane Casey: Officiating has been “unusual” appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 1 day 11 hr ago

Video: Nets vs Raptors Game 2 Breakdown

SBN: Raptors HQ (Adam Francis) — The HQ's Kayla Grey takes a look at the series so far between the Nets and Raptors in anticipation of tonight's matchup. Talk about a drama-filled series. Already we have rappers trading barbs,...
  • 1 day 11 hr ago

Gameday: Nets @ Raptors, Game 2

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — The Raptors look to even the series before it heads to Brooklyn. The post Gameday: Nets @ Raptors, Game 2 appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 1 day 12 hr ago

Talking Raptors Podcast, April 22 – Playoff Talk

Raptors Republic (Nick Reynoldson) — We talk playoff and rip the Nets. The post Talking Raptors Podcast, April 22 – Playoff Talk appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 1 day 14 hr ago

RaptorsHQ Nets vs Raptors Game 2 Playoffs Preview

SBN: Raptors HQ (Kinnon Yee) — It's time for Game 2, a pivotal game in any series, and the last chance for the Raptors to even things up before heading to Brooklyn. We've all had two days to think about that first game, but...
  • 1 day 15 hr ago

Morning Coffee – Tue, Apr 22

Raptors Republic (Sam Holako) — GAME TWO TONIGHT!!!! The post Morning Coffee – Tue, Apr 22 appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 1 day 16 hr ago

Raptors May Need to Pick Up Pace in Playoff Series vs Nets

SBN: Raptors HQ (Adam Francis) — If the Toronto Raptors really want to start treating the Brooklyn Nets like dinosaurs, they need to get their Flintstones feet on... Landry Fields , you're up next. Reports coming from Toronto...
  • 2 days ago