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‘Improbable’ events set stage for Pearson near-disaster, report says

TheStar.com (Bruce Campion-Smith - Ottawa Bureau) — OTTAWA—An old radar, a driverless van, a 7-watt lightbulb and garbled communications all contributed to a near-collision at Pearson International Airport when a landing Air Canada jet...
  • New: 2 hr 4 min ago

Wanted: One chief of police for diverse force

TheStar.com (Jennifer Pagliaro - City Hall reporter) — The search for the next chief to lead the GTA’s largest police force starts today. Since the police board decided not to renew Chief Bill Blair’s contract after 10 years in the...
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Teenage girl dead after getting hit by crossbar of soccer net

TheStar.com (Paul Clarke - Staff Reporter) — A 15-year-old girl is dead after a soccer net fell on top of her in Bradford on Wednesday afternoon. The South Simcoe Police said they are investigating the accidental death at the Portuguese...
  • New: 3 hr 23 min ago

TTC red light video a mistake, says man who posted it

TheStar.com (Tess Kalinowski - Transportation reporter) — The man who posted a video of a TTC bus driver running a red light says he regrets publicizing the incident. “It became something far bigger than we imagined,” said Nicholas Roy...
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Former NCAA star wins bail on Scarborough murder charge

TheStar.com (Todd Coyne - Staff Reporter) — There were hugs all around the courtroom Wednesday as former NCAA basketball star Alwayne Bigby received bail on a first-degree murder charge. “Obviously we're happy he's being...
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Toronto police board won’t renew Bill Blair’s contract

TheStar.com (Betsy Powell - City Hall Bureau) — The Toronto Police Services Board has announced it will not grant Chief Bill Blair his request to extend his contract after almost 10 years at the helm of Canada’s largest municipal police...
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Rafael Nadal pulls out Rogers Cup because of right wrist injury

TheStar.com (Howard Fendrich - The Associated Press) — Rafael Nadal is withdrawing from hard-court tournaments in Toronto and Cincinnati because of a right wrist injury, putting his status in doubt for a title defence at the U.S. Open. Nadal plays...
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Twitter’s #AskCostolo hashtag turns into a big PR fail

TheStar.com (Shauna Rempel - Technology Editor) — The #AskCostolo hashtag got a lot more questions than organizers bargained for after the promotional hashtag for a TV interview with Twitter CEO Dick Costolo on Tuesday became a lightning rod for...
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NDP’s Joe Cressy is running for Toronto city council

TheStar.com (Betsy Powell - City Hall Bureau) — Voters in Trinity-Spadina met Joe Cressy campaigning at their door just a few months ago in a federal by-election. He was running as a New Democrat after Olivia Chow stepped down after eight...
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Thousands visit mysterious crop circles in German wheat field

TheStar.com (The Associated Press) — BERLIN—Thousands of people are trekking to a Bavarian farmer’s field to check out of crop circles. The ornate design was discovered by a balloonist last week and news of the find...
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Nicole Morin disappearance: police release new video

TheStar.com (Kim Brown - Staff Reporter) — An 8-year-old girl left her apartment to go swimming with a friend who lived in the building around 11 a.m. on July 30, 1985. That was the last time her family saw her. Nicole Morin said...
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Halifax lawyer gets 3-year jail term in race-tinged sex assault case

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — HALIFAX—A Halifax lawyer convicted of sexual assault was sentenced to three years in jail in a case that sparked protests from some who say it reflects the justice system's bias against...
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Rebels lay mines near MH17 jet crash site, observers again fail to reach area

TheStar.com (Dima Lovetsky - The Associated Press) — DONETSK, UKRAINE—International observers turned back Wednesday after making another attempt to reach the site where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down in eastern Ukraine, and a...
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Is volleyball player Sabina Altynbekova’s beauty too distracting?

TheStar.com (Star staff) — A volleyball player from Kazakhstan is being called so attractive, she’s become a distraction to the game. Sabina Altynbekova, 18, has drawn an enormous amount of publicity — a ...
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Details today of long-awaited new Detroit-Windsor bridge

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — OTTAWA—Transport Minister Lisa Raitt and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder are expected to make an announcement Wednesday about a new bridge that is planned between Detroit and Windsor, Ont. ...
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Toronto cop charged with attempted murder in Sammy Yatim shooting

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — A Toronto police officer is facing an additional charge in relation to the shooting death of a teenager on a streetcar last summer. Const. James Forcillo already faces a second-degree murder...
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Amazon to spend $2 billion in India to take on site founded by former employees

TheStar.com (KAY JOHNSON - AP Business Writer) — MUMBAI—The world’s largest online retailer is facing off in India against a new name in e-commerce that was founded by former Amazon employees. Amazon.com Inc. said Wednesday it...
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Raptors: Whispers abound that game times may change

TheStar.com (Doug Smith - Sports Reporter) — Not sure how this is going to sit with all of you who happen to attend a Raptors game every now and then but there are all kinds of whispers here there that changes are afoot for the coming...
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15 dead after Israeli tank shells slam into UN shelter for Gaza refugees

TheStar.com (Karin Laub And Peter Enav - The Associated Press) — GAZA, PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES -- Israeli tank shells slammed into a crowded U.N. school sheltering Gaza war refugees Wednesday, killing 15 Palestinians and wounding 90 after tearing through two...
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Make all complaints about Ontario doctors public: trial lawyers

TheStar.com (Theresa Boyle - Health, Ontario) — All complaints against doctors should be made public after they have been dealt with by the province’s medical watchdog, according to the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association . ...
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Blog Articles

Report: Raptors Sign Will Cherry

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — The Raptors have signed Will Cherry on a two-year minimum salary deal. The post Report: Raptors Sign Will Cherry appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
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So You Drove the Ball to the Net. What next?

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — What happens when DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry drive the ball? The post So You Drove the Ball to the Net. What next? appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 12 hr 34 min ago

Dog Days of Summer - Some Raptors and NBA Offseason Thoughts Part 1

SBN: Raptors HQ (HDave) — With basketball withdrawal squarely affecting the HQ team, we try to stir up some discussion by bringing up some talking points that have been on our minds this NBA offseason. You know you're...
  • 1 day 11 hr ago

Summer Mail Bag Vol. 1 – Amir vs. 2Pat, 2015 Free Agents

Raptors Republic (William Lou) — Answering your questions to fill the haunting void that is the offseason. *** If you ever want a topic to be broached on this forum, send me an email at william@raptorsrepublic.com or on Twitter...
  • 1 day 12 hr ago

Raptors Weekly Podcast, July 28 – Morgan Time

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — Sam and Zarar deal with the Will Cherry news head-on, and pay an ode to Morgan Freeman in the form of LeBron's letter. The post Raptors Weekly Podcast, July 28 – Morgan Time appeared...
  • 2 days ago
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Sunday Poll: What Should the Raptors Do With Their Final Roster Spot?

SBN: Raptors HQ (Adam Francis) — Over the past couple days, we've been talking about Toronto's final roster spot on the site.  We mentioned the tweet from Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports regarding Will Cherry, and yesterday Zach and...
  • 3 days ago
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Jump Ball: Examining Options for the Raptors Final Roster Spot

SBN: Raptors HQ (Adam Francis) — In our latest edition of "Jump Ball," Zach and I discuss some options for that last spot on the Toronto Raptors' roster. So, the Toronto Raptors have one remaining roster spot after waiving...
  • 4 days ago
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VIDEO: DeMar DeRozan jumps over Kyle Lowry for the alley-oop slam

Raptors Republic (William Lou) — Wow. Just, wow. The post VIDEO: DeMar DeRozan jumps over Kyle Lowry for the alley-oop slam appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 4 days ago
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[Pic] Amir Johnson Shaved His Head

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — Yeah, we know it's a slow day, so whatever. Here you go. Amir Johnson's shaved head. Deal with it. The post [Pic] Amir Johnson Shaved His Head appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN...
  • 4 days ago
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Spears: Raptors Interested in Free Agent Guard Will Cherry

SBN: Raptors HQ (Adam Francis) — Are the Raptors looking to fill that 15th and final roster spot? Yep, things have been pretty quiet on the Raptors front now that Summer League has wrapped up.  Toronto still has an open roster...
  • 5 days ago
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10 Questions Basketball Analytics Needs to Answer

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — Basketball analytics is all the rage, but when will they tell us something we can use? The post 10 Questions Basketball Analytics Needs to Answer appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN...
  • 5 days ago
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Terrence Ross throws down a 360 dunk in the Philippines

Raptors Republic (Sam Holako) — The post Terrence Ross throws down a 360 dunk in the Philippines appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 6 days ago
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Jonas Valanciunas’ Roadmap to NBA Legitimacy

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — A look at where Jonas Valanciunas stands on his quest to become the Raptors centerpiece. The post Jonas Valanciunas’ Roadmap to NBA Legitimacy appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN...
  • 6 days ago
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ICYMI: Lou Williams Can Spit

Raptors Republic (Sam Holako) — The post ICYMI: Lou Williams Can Spit appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 6 days ago
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The New James Johnson’s Potential Impact on the Raptors

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — A look at what this version of James Johnson could bring to the Raptors - other than great facial expressions. The post The New James Johnson’s Potential Impact on the Raptors appeared...
  • 7 days ago
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Ushering in the Golden Generation of Canadian Basketball

Raptors Republic (William Lou) — Quotes from Day 2 of Canada Basketball’s practice at the Air Canada Center. The Golden Generation of Canadian Men’s Basketball isn’t here yet, but it’s on the way. With...
  • 9 days ago
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Help Wanted: Join the RaptorsHQ Team!

SBN: Raptors HQ (Adam Francis) — We're staffing up in preparation for next season and we want YOU! The Call from HQ: Join the team! Hello everyone, we are looking for writers to help discuss, promote and cover all things...
  • 9 days ago
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Final Thoughts and Grades on Raptors 2014 Summer League Performance

SBN: Raptors HQ (Adam Francis) — The Toronto Raptors didn't win many games in Vegas, but as Adam Francis and Zach Salzmann discuss, there were some bright spots from Summer League. Franchise: So, the Raptors win two of...
  • 9 days ago
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Raptors Weekly Podcast, July 21 – Eastern Conference Preview

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — With free-agency winding down and rosters set, the podders preview and rank the Eastern Conference. The post Raptors Weekly Podcast, July 21 – Eastern Conference Preview appeared first on...
  • 9 days ago
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Reports: Diante Garrett Waived, Dwight Buycks likely signs in Europe

Raptors Republic (William Lou) — Masai Ujiri is shuffling around the end of the bench Two pieces of news to pass along. First, Diante Garrett was waived by the team, along with fellow point guard Dwight Buycks. The @Raptors have...
  • 11 days ago
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