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Cosby in Pennsylvania court in his criminal sex assault case

TheStar.com (The Associated Press) — PHILADELPHIA—Bill Cosby is due in Pennsylvania court Tuesday morning for a key hearing in his criminal sex-assault case. The preliminary hearing will determine whether prosecutors have...
  • New: 1 hr 31 min ago

Forcillo sentencing hearing continues

TheStar.com (Alyshah Hasham - Staff Reporter) — The Crown is opposing a constitutional challenge that would allow Const. James Forcillo to be sentenced to house arrest instead of the mandatory minimum of five years in prison for the...
  • New: 1 hr 59 min ago

Crown to cross-examine Mark Smich at Tim Bosma murder trial

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — One of the men accused of killing Tim Bosma will return to the stand today in a Hamilton court to face cross-examination from the Crown attorney. Mark Smich was grilled all last week by the...
  • New: 2 hr 38 min ago

B.C. man accused of impersonating Fort McMurray evacuee

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — CLARESHOLM, ALTA. — Police say a British Columbia man is facing charges for allegedly impersonating a Fort McMurray evacuee and taking advantage of people who were trying to help. The...
  • New: 3 hr 3 min ago

Human remains suggest blast on EgyptAir plane, forensic official says

TheStar.com (Sam Magdy - Associated Press) — CAIRO—Human remains retrieved from the crash site of EgyptAir Flight 804 suggest there was an explosion on board that may have brought down the aircraft in the east Mediterranean , a...
  • New: 3 hr 45 min ago

Justin Trudeau pitches Canada’s innovativeness to Japanese automakers

TheStar.com (Andy Blatchford - The Canadian Press) — TOKYO—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau personally invited Japanese auto executives Tuesday in Tokyo to invest more in Canada. But it appears his efforts in Japan won’t secure...
  • New: 3 hr 49 min ago

Tragically Hip singer Gord Downie diagnosed with terminal brain cancer

TheStar.com (Nick Westoll - Staff Reporter) — Gord Downie, lead singer of The Tragically Hip, has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. The band said Downie received the diagnosis in December. “Since then, obviously,...
  • New: 5 hr 9 min ago

Payday loans a last resort for more than half of users: survey

TheStar.com (Sunny Freeman - Business Reporter) — Nearly two-thirds of Ontario’s payday loan users turn to the controversial short-term, high-interest lenders as a last resort after exhausting all other options, according to the...
  • New: 5 hr 40 min ago

Safety board readying report on ORNGE crash that killed four

TheStar.com (Bruce Campion-Smith - Ottawa Bureau) — OTTAWA—Federal investigators are close to finalizing their marathon probe into the crash of an air ambulance helicopter in Northern Ontario that killed four people. On May 31, 2013,...
  • New: 5 hr 40 min ago

Same-sex parents still struggle for legal recognition

TheStar.com (Alyshah Hasham - Staff Reporter) — As Raquel Grand’s wife was hemorrhaging dangerously after giving birth to their daughter, Grand was struck with a terrible thought. If her wife died, would the newborn —...
  • New: 5 hr 40 min ago

Court erred in sentencing Aboriginal man, Court of Appeal rules

TheStar.com (Jacques Gallant - Staff Reporter) — Ontario’s top court has put the province’s judges on notice: they must always take into account an Aboriginal person’s heritage at sentencing, even if the individual only...
  • New: 5 hr 40 min ago

Photos and mementos of Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson surface after being locked in Canadian safe for decades

TheStar.com (May Warren - Staff Reporter) — A dashing man in a kilt poses in front of a rugged outdoor scene beside a chic woman in an elegant fur coat. In another snapshot the same pair is seen laughing at the seaside, both in bathing...
  • New: 6 hr 40 min ago

Raptors took LeBron’s best shot and won: Arthur

TheStar.com (Bruce Arthur - Sports Columnist) — At some point — maybe the second quarter, maybe the third, maybe earlier, maybe late — Toronto Raptors fans allowed themselves to hope. Everyone and their uncle figured the...
  • 12 hr 17 min ago

Lowry, DeRozan guide Raptors to Game 4 victory over Cavaliers

TheStar.com (Doug Smith - Sports Reporter) — The Toronto Raptors wanted respect, wanted their due, wanted credit for what they had done and all they had accomplished. They were privately miffed that so many saw the NBA’s Eastern...
  • 12 hr 32 min ago

Once persecuted, Iranian gay rights activist thrives in Toronto

TheStar.com (Alex Ballingall - News) — Arsham Parsi fled Iran stalked by the danger of violence and death. But even when the gay rights activist finally found refuge in Toronto, the threats never stopped chasing him. For a while...
  • 12 hr 49 min ago

Second Canadian victim in EgyptAir crash is Toronto man

TheStar.com (Vjosa Isai - Staff Reporter) — The second Canadian killed when EgyptAir flight MS804 crashed while en route to Cairo from Paris has been identified as Medhat Tanious. Several media reports on Monday confirmed Tanious, of...
  • 13 hr 7 min ago

Police warn ‘assassin game’ could have deadly consequences

TheStar.com (Dan Taekema - Staff Reporter) — A potentially dangerous trend where students pretend to “assassinate” each other has migrated to the GTA from the United States. It’s called the “assassin...
  • 15 hr 3 min ago

Police find two bodies in Brampton home

TheStar.com (Vjosa Isai - Staff Reporter) — Peel Police say two people were found dead inside a Brampton home on Monday afternoon. Emergency crews responded to the scene, a residence on Culture Cres. near Chinguacousy Rd. and Williams...
  • 15 hr 15 min ago

Residents accuse province of failing to protect prime Burl’s Creek farmland

TheStar.com (Rob Ferguson - Queen's Park Bureau) — The Battle of Burl’s Creek is back as cottagers breeze toward Muskoka along Highway 11. Fearing another summer of loud music, lost sleep, trash and disruption from fans of...
  • 16 hr 8 min ago

Transit shelter ads create big blind spot for people inside: Fixer

TheStar.com (Jack Lakey - Staff Reporter) — Transit shelters make a good canvas for advertising. But if the ads cover most of the shelter, people inside may not see their bus until it’s too late. Those who create and sell...
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Blog Articles

Watch: Raptors recall a raucous Game 4 before heading to Cleveland

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — It was a huge night in Toronto on Monday night. Here, the Raptors talk about the whole thing. It was hard not to notice in the ACC last night that the t-shirt layout and design was a bit plain....
  • New: 1 hr 47 min ago

WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE: Raptors even the Eastern Conference score in Game 4 thriller

Raptors Republic (Michael Holian) — The Raptors erased all doubt that Game 3 was an aberration with a thrilling Game 4 "upset." Let's relive the momentous occasion while looking ahead to Game 5. WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE: Raptors...
  • New: 2 hr 40 min ago

Morning Coffee – Tue, May 24

Raptors Republic (Sam Holako) — The Raptors bent but they didn't break; 2-2, baby! Morning Coffee – Tue, May 24 originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • New: 4 hr 12 min ago

Game 4 Post-Game Podcast: Kyle Lowry Over Everything

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — William Lou flies solo on a holiday Monday to break down a thrilling win in Game 4. Don’t pinch yourself, you’re not dreaming: The Toronto Raptors are two games away from the NBA...
  • New: 10 hr 57 min ago

‘We’re in it to compete for a championship,’ and other post-game notes

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — What a game. What a time. ‘We’re in it to compete for a championship,’ and other post-game notes originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • New: 11 hr 23 min ago

Raptors hang on in Game 4, beat the Cavaliers 105-99

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — Once again it was Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan and legend Bismack Biyombo who led the way for an exciting Raptors win. No one would ever accuse the Raptors of doing things the boring way. Lose by...
  • New: 11 hr 47 min ago

HQ Overtime Post-Game Show: Let's talk about the insanity of it all

SBN: Raptors HQ (John Gaudes) — I'm joined by Daniel Hackett to discuss Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals. HQ Overtime is a live post-game show. Tune in through the Mixlr player below and leave a question in the...
  • 12 hr 31 min ago

Quick Reaction: Cavaliers 99, Raptors 105 – Series Tied 2-2

Raptors Republic (Kiyan Sobhani) — Raptors show tremendous character to win game 4 Quick Reaction: Cavaliers 99, Raptors 105 – Series Tied 2-2 originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 12 hr 37 min ago

Pre-game news and notes: Valanciunas will test ankle

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — But what does doubtful really mean? Pre-game news and notes: Valanciunas will test ankle originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 16 hr 30 min ago

NBA Eastern Conference Finals Game 4: Jonas Valanciunas says he'll play tonight

SBN: Raptors HQ (Bram Kincheloe) — This could be a huge boost for the Toronto Raptors as they try and tie the series 2-2 vs. the Cavaliers. Jonas Valanciunas , who has been sidelined with a sprained ankle, seems like he is...
  • 17 hr 13 min ago

Shots from Shootaround: Jonas injury update, Lowry's stance on finger wagging, and more

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — As the Raptors prepare for Game 4 against Cleveland, there's still a lot left to say. The first ever Eastern Conference Finals game on Canadian soil went about as well as one could expect. The...
  • 23 hr 19 min ago

Valanciunas a ‘we’ll see’ for Game 4, and other shootaround notes

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — The Raptors look to do the unlikely and even up the series. Valanciunas a ‘we’ll see’ for Game 4, and other shootaround notes originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop...
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The Raptors look to turn fantasy into real life in Game 4 vs. Cleveland: Preview, TV info and more

SBN: Raptors HQ (Dan Grant) — The Raptors look to hold serve in Game 4, building on the momentum of a wild Game 3 in Toronto. Game 3 is over. It was fun. It was cathartic, to be sure. It will forever be  'the Bismack...
  • 1 day ago

Breaking it Down: The last 5 (important) minutes of Game 3

Raptors Republic (Cooper Smither) — Cleveland attacked with James and forced Toronto into some precarious situations with helping in preperation, but Toronto edged that battle out Breaking it Down: The last 5 (important) minutes...
  • 1 day ago

Gameday: Cavaliers @ Raptors, Game 4 – May 23

Raptors Republic (Shyam Baskaran) — Biyombo and the Raptors hope to strike again to tie this baby up Gameday: Cavaliers @ Raptors, Game 4 – May 23 originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
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Morning Coffee – Mon, May 23

Raptors Republic (Sam Holako) — Game 4 tonight Morning Coffee – Mon, May 23 originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 1 day 4 hr ago

Dahntay Jones suspended, Dwane Casey fined

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — Both punishments were expected. Dahntay Jones suspended, Dwane Casey fined originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 1 day 16 hr ago

Valanciunas upgraded, Biyombo doesn’t have friends on the court, and other practice notes

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — Some more great stuff from Biyombo. Valanciunas upgraded, Biyombo doesn’t have friends on the court, and other practice notes originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 1 day 17 hr ago

Bismack Biyombo was the hero the Raptors needed in Game 3

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — After two crushing losses, Bismack Biyombo and the Raptors step up big in Game 3. It starts with his name: Bismack Biyombo . The first sharp like the crack of a whip, the second ringing out as...
  • 1 day 20 hr ago

Watch: The Raptors enjoy the glow of victory after Game 3

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — There were some complaints about the officiating but mostly the Raptors were happy to get the win. It was a hell of a time to be a Raptors fan last night as Toronto took it to the Cleveland...
  • 1 day 21 hr ago