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Jian Ghomeshi story shouldn’t have gotten this ugly: DiManno

TheStar.com (Rosie DiManno - Columnist) — If you didn’t believe one woman, do you now believe nine? Even the most ardent defenders of media darling Jian Ghomeshi — those who worshipped at the altar of his popular CBC...
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Attorney general reinstates murder charge against Toronto lawyer

TheStar.com (Alyshah Hasham - Staff Reporter) — In a rare move, Ontario’s attorney general has ordered a Toronto lawyer to stand trial for the first-degree murder of his husband despite a judge finding there was not enough evidence to...
  • New: 3 hr 10 min ago

Maple Leafs down Blue Jackets minus Lupul

TheStar.com (Kevin McGran - Sports Reporter) — COLUMBUS, OHIO—Injuries create opportunities. That’s the mantra of every NHL coach, and it certainly was the theme on Friday night when the Maple Leafs — who suddenly find...
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TCHC holdout could stay put another month, lawyer argues

TheStar.com (Alex Ballingall - News) — A single mom of two teens who is refusing to leave a crumbling Regent Park community housing building that’s slated for demolition should be allowed to stay put for at least another month,...
  • New: 4 hr 18 min ago

Ottawa to cap number of foreign caregivers in Canada

TheStar.com (Nicholas Keung - Immigration reporter) — Starting in December, Ottawa will replace the decades-old live-in caregivers program with two new labour streams and restrict the number of foreign nannies it accepts. While these caregivers...
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GO looks at a quieter ride on Montreal’s electric commuter train

TheStar.com (Tess Kalinowski - Transportation reporter) — The 35-minute journey to the suburb of Lac des Deux Montagnes, Que., starts off like all trips from Montreal’s Central Station — downstairs on an underground platform. But the...
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Racist Olivia Chow cartoon tests Canada: Mallick

TheStar.com (Heather Mallick - Columnist) — Two days before the election, the Toronto Sun ran a cartoon of mayoral candidate Olivia Chow, a famous and storied politician in this city, a fixture in Canadian life. And there she was with...
  • New: 7 hr 17 min ago

Maple Leafs playing it smart with prospects: Cox

TheStar.com (Damien Cox - Sports Columnist) — Sixteen years ago, Vincent Lecavalier and David Legwand waged the same kind of battle to become the NHL’s first overall draft pick that Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel are involved in now....
  • New: 7 hr 18 min ago

Newly elected mayor John Tory needs to unify Toronto: Editorial

TheStar.com She was the election night face of Ford Nation — a distraught woman tearfully declaring that John Tory becoming mayor was “like ISIS coming to Toronto .” In obvious despair,...
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CBC fired Jian Ghomeshi after seeing ‘graphic evidence’: internal memo

TheStar.com (Alyshah Hasham - Staff Reporter) — The CBC fired Ghomeshi after seeing “graphic evidence” for the first time last Thursday that Jian Ghomeshi had “caused physical injury to a woman,” the CBC said an...
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The upside of Stephen Harper’s fatally flawed child-benefit scheme: Walkom

TheStar.com (Thomas Walkom - National Affairs) — Stephen Harper’s latest tax and spending measures make for good politics. That is a given. When the governing Conservatives head into the next election, the child and family breaks just...
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Jian Ghomeshi showed CBC video of bondage, beating: Sources

TheStar.com (Kevin Donovan - Investigations) — Videos of bondage and beating during sexual activities involving Jian Ghomeshi were presented by the former CBC host to his bosses late last week, sources say. “CBC viewed scenarios where...
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LIVE: Leafs-Blue Jackets updates with Kevin McGran

TheStar.com Follow Kevin McGran’s updates from Friday night's Leafs-Blue Jackets game in Columbus, Ohio.
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Toronto comparable to New York when it comes to street harassment, advocate says

TheStar.com (Laura Armstrong - Staff Reporter) — A viral video capturing a woman being catcalled more than 100 times in 10 hours while walking the streets of New York City could have been filmed in Toronto with similar results, says the head...
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Man dies after being shot near Downsview Park

TheStar.com (Diana Hall - Staff Reporter) — A 26-year-old man died in hospital after he was shot Thursday night near Downsview Park in North York, according to Toronto Police. Officers responded to a call reporting the sound of gunshots in...
  • New: 8 hr 49 min ago

Checkout charity campaigns can backfire: Roseman

TheStar.com (Ellen Roseman - On Your Side) — When making a retail purchase, are you annoyed when asked about donating to charity? Or are you happy to add a few cents or dollars to your bill? If you don’t mind charitable pitches in...
  • New: 8 hr 55 min ago

Jian Ghomeshi dumped by agent

TheStar.com (Jacques Gallant - Staff Reporter) — The Agency, a live booking firm, is the latest organization to distance itself from disgraced radio host Jian Ghomeshi. In a brief statement on Friday, the Toronto-based company, which describes...
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Mayor Rob Ford says three more rounds of chemotherapy start Monday

TheStar.com (Jennifer Pagliaro - City Hall reporter) — Mayor Rob Ford says his tumour has not shrunk as he prepares for more rounds of chemotherapy starting on Monday. “Unfortunately we’re back to square one,” Ford told...
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Man who wore Rob Ford mask to campaign office now charged with assault

TheStar.com (Alyshah Hasham - Staff Reporter) — Police charged a volunteer on Rob Ford’s mayoral re-election campaign with assault last month after he allegedly punched a man who put on a Rob Ford mask and entered a Scarborough...
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Canada won't issue visas to residents of Ebola-affected countries

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — Canada is following in Australia's footsteps and is suspending visa applications for residents and nationals of the West African countries battling Ebola. The federal government signalled it...
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Blog Articles

Views From The 6: Bench Mob Nicknames, The Valanciunas Project and More

SBN: Raptors HQ (steven_lebron) — Early thoughts on the season so far, as in we're just one game in. Throughout the season, I'll be dropping by with these "Views From The 6" posts with random thoughts on the Raptors and other...
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The impossible conversation surrounding DeMar DeRozan

Raptors Republic (William Lou) — We need to talk about the way we talk. It’s impossible to talk about Toronto’s lone all-star DeMar DeRozan. It simply cannot be done. With most players, the conversation circles around...
  • 12 hr 39 min ago

Recap: Toronto Star's Doug Smith Answers Raptor Fan Questions

SBN: Raptors HQ (ChrisWalder) — The highly-acclaimed Raptors beat writer recently took part in a Q&A session with some readers for the Star. Everything from who the team may target on the open market to the greatest players in...
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Morning Coffee – Fri, Oct 31

Raptors Republic (Sam Holako) — Amir is pre-season slow but season(ed) ready | Transforming Jonas into a rebounding machine | DeMar a role-model for other players The post Morning Coffee – Fri, Oct 31 appeared...
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What's In A Name? Open Call For Raptors Nicknames

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — With support for the Raptors taking off, it's time to start doubling down on some roster nicknames. Mighty Mouse. Junkyard Dog. Vinsanity. The Toronto Raptors have had some well-thought out and...
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Excitement is the Word of the Day After Raptors Home Opener

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — With the first game of their season completed, the Raptors sit at 1-0. But the story of the game against the Atlanta Hawks was everyone's excitement. The buzz is real. It's a thing that exists...
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Raptors Pass Hawks Test for Gritty Opening Night Win

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — The Raptors had seven players in double-figured in a gritty opening night win against the Atlanta Hawks. 82-0 is in effect. The post Raptors Pass Hawks Test for Gritty Opening Night Win ...
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Morning Coffee – Thu, Oct 30

Raptors Republic (Sam Holako) — Raptors bench comes through in season opener | DeRozan contributes more than points | Ross and Valanciunas key to success | Raptors on pace for 82-0 | Casey: It only matters...
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[Audio] Gamenight Podcap: Hawks vs Raptors

Raptors Republic (Ryan McNeill) — Select sound bytes from after the game. Grab the iTunes feed or check us out on Stitcher on Android. There is also the plain old feed. You can also download the file (10:22, 10 MB). Or just listen...
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Recap: Raptors Survive 4th Quarter Barrage from Hawks, Regional Manager Mike Scott

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — After the excitement of the opening night ceremonies, the Raptors settled in for a up-and-down battle with the Atlanta Hawks. Despite letting up in the 4th quarter, the Raptors hung on to win...
  • 2 days ago
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Reaction: Raptors 109, Hawks 102

Raptors Republic (William Lou) — Raptors on pace for 82-0. Atlanta Hawks 101 FinalRecap | Box Score 107 Toronto Raptors Amir Johnson, PF Shot Chart 31 MIN | 7-15 FG | 2-2 FT | 10 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL...
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Video: Toronto Raptors Home Opener – Team Introduction

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — The crowd was nuts to start the game, and Lowry even gave a speech. Here are your 2014-15 Toronto Raptors. See if you can figure out where Greivis Vasquez appears from. The post Video: Toronto...
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Introducing FanDuel, Our Daily Fantasy Hoops Provider

SBN: Raptors HQ (Russell Peddle) — SBNation and FanDuel have partnered up to bring readers the opportunity to play daily fantasy basketball and compete to win cash prizes. This year, SBNation and FanDuel are teaming up to provide...
  • 2 days ago
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Talking Raptors: A New Season

Raptors Republic (Nick Reynoldson) — The post Talking Raptors: A New Season appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
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Audio: Talking Raptors Basketball on CBC Radio

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — Had a chance to speak with Matt Galloway from CBC's Metro Morning this AM. We talked about being a fan in the early years of the franchise, players' perception of Toronto, the current core of the...
  • 2 days ago
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Raptors Finally Announce TV Broadcast Schedule

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — We finally have the TV details regarding where you can watch all 82 Raptors games this season. After much delay, the Raptors have released their TV broadcast schedule just in time for their...
  • 2 days ago
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Gameday: Hawks at Raptors

Raptors Republic (William Lou) — The waiting is over. Bring on Al Horford and the Hawks to start the season. Expectations are fickle. On one hand, fans should expect big things from the Raptors. After going 42-22 following the...
  • 2 days ago
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Talking Raptors Podcast, Oct 29 – New Season!

Raptors Republic (Nick Reynoldson) — Nick and Barry kick off the season with a new and improved episode of Talking Raptors. The kinks have been worked out, the dust shaken off and it is finally time to get down to business. They...
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Morning Coffee – Wed, Oct 29

Raptors Republic (Sam Holako) — Casey sets expectations | DeRozan looking to finish career in Toronto | James Johnson set for redemption | The road to 50 begins tonight against the Hawks! The post Morning Coffee...
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2014-15 Raptors Season Preview Roundtable

SBN: Raptors HQ (steven_lebron) — The 2014-15 NBA season kicks off tonight. The Toronto Raptors will begin their 20th season in the NBA tomorrow when they host the Atlanta Hawks at the Air Canada Centre. The last time the...
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