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Police investigating after condo deal falls apart

TheStar.com (Tara Deschamps - Staff Reporter) — When a group of retail and condo buyers purchased units in an up-and-coming Yonge and Finch building also featuring a hotel, they envisioned packing up their current homes and moving into new ones...
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Toronto’s top bureaucrat Joe Pennachetti stepping down after election

TheStar.com (Daniel Dale - City Hall) — Toronto city manager Joe Pennachetti is stepping down at the end of November after six years as the top civil servant for the country’s sixth-largest government. Pennachetti, a soft-spoken...
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Blue Jays open homestand with lacklustre effort: Griffin

TheStar.com (Richard Griffin - Baseball Columnist) — The Blue Jays needed to do something special to excite their fans on Friday in opening a nine-game homestand. Instead, facing the Tampa Bay Rays at the Rogers Centre in the wake of a dismal...
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University of Ottawa sexual assault scandal highlights campus rape culture

TheStar.com (Eric Andrew-Gee - Staff Reporter, Laura Armstrong - Staff Reporter) — Two players from the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees hockey team were charged this week with sexually assaulting a young woman in a Thunder Bay hotel almost seven months ago. The controversial...
  • New: 9 hr 39 min ago

UN vows to boost efforts in Ebola fight

TheStar.com (Jennifer Yang - Global health reporter) — Top-ranking United Nations officials pledged on Friday to “radically” increase support for the Ebola fight, which they say could continue for at least another six to nine months. A...
  • New: 10 hr 43 min ago

Deadly stalemate awaits the West in ISIL showdown

TheStar.com (Mitch Potter - Washington Bureau) — WASHINGTON—They collect taxes, operate courts, police everything from the price of meat to the flow of gasoline to how many millimetres of publicly exposed female skin warrants...
  • New: 11 hr 43 min ago

Just another night in Raccoonville: Mallick

TheStar.com (Heather Mallick - Columnist) — When I am awakened by raccoons at 3 a.m. — it’s a screeching, sobbing sound, as though they’re slicing ice cubes with a broken-toothed saw — I wonder what...
  • 13 hr 22 min ago

Bad news bears a headache as they bulk up for winter

TheStar.com (Rob Ferguson - Queen's Park Bureau) — After a long winter and a cool, wet summer with leaves turning before fall arrives, hungry bruins in search of the bear necessities have been rattling cottagers and campers in the Parry...
  • 14 hr 7 min ago

Captain John’s to stay put for at least another week, winning bidder says

TheStar.com (Madhavi Acharya-Tom Yew - Business Reporter) — The Captain John’s Restaurant will remain in its slip at the foot of Yonge Street for at least another week. The winning bidder of the run-down, 300-foot vessel said Friday that while he...
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Would you buy fresh groceries at Shoppers Drug Mart?

TheStar.com (Francine Kopun - Business reporter) — Would you buy a papaya at a drugstore? Beefsteak tomatoes? Sushi? A little more than a year after Loblaw Companies Limited announced the purchase of Shoppers Drug Mart stores in a $12.4-billion...
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Jack Daniels, Jim Beam run afoul of Russian regulators

TheStar.com (Bloomberg) — Jack Daniel’s and Jim Beam whiskeys are facing criticism from consumer-safety officials in Russia, adding to mounting scrutiny of American brands in the country. Traces of benzyl benzoate,...
  • 15 hr 52 min ago

Man jailed and banned from subway after sexually assaulting TTC employee

TheStar.com (Kim Brown - Staff Reporter) — A 44-year-old man has been sentenced to 45 days in jail and is banned from riding the subway for 18 months after he pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a TTC transit ambassador. The incident...
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LIVE: Blue Jays-Rays blog with Richard Griffin

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  • 16 hr 48 min ago

Wynne blames Harper for blocking constructive relations between Ottawa, provinces

TheStar.com (Richard J. Brennan - Provincial Politics) — Premier Kathleen Wynne says it’s difficult to get things accomplished nationally when Prime Minister Stephen Harper stands in the way of constructive relations between the provinces and...
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Grand jury in Missouri police shooting is mostly white

TheStar.com (Bloomberg) — The Missouri grand jury that will decide whether to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown includes nine whites and three blacks, a state court...
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Star readers want to pay $20 or less for Pearson Express

TheStar.com (Kim Brown - Staff Reporter) — When news broke that Metrolinx was considering charging $20 to $30 for a one-way ticket on the publicly funded Union Pearson Express train, Star readers didn’t hesitate to add their two...
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Swiss banks about to break 200 years of silence

TheStar.com (Giles Broom - Bloomberg) — GENEVA — Switzerland’s two largest privately held banks are poised to publish their earnings after two centuries of secrecy. Cie. Lombard, Odier SCA, the Geneva-based bank...
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Islamic State’s final email to family of beheaded journalist: Full text

TheStar.com (Globalpost) — BOSTON, MASS.—American journalist James Foley was murdered by Islamic State militants, who on Aug. 19 publicized the killing in a graphic video uploaded to YouTube. More on thestar.com ...
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Two former University of Ottawa hockey players charged with sexual assault in Thunder Bay

TheStar.com (Peter Edwards - Star Reporter) — Two players with the University of Ottawa GeeGees hockey team have been charged with sexually assaulting a woman in a Thunder Bay hotel room. The incident in February led to the university...
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McDonald’s, amid struggles, names third U.S. president in less than two years

TheStar.com (Candice Choi - The Associated Press) — NEW YORK—McDonald’s named a new president for its struggling U.S. division on Friday, marking the second change in the high-profile spot in less than two years. The world’s...
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Blog Articles

[OFFICIAL]: DeMar DeRozan makes Team USA

Raptors Republic (William Lou) — Despite not playing in Friday’s exhibition game against Puerto Rico, DeRozan survived the final round of cuts. It’s late, so this post will be short. Toronto’s very own DeMar...
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Tim Leiweke's Departure And Why It Matters

SBN: Raptors HQ (steven_lebron) — Tim Leiweke is set to leave his position as President and CEO of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment next year. What does his departure mean to the Raptors? Earlier this week, speculation ramped...
  • 18 hr 27 min ago

DeMar DeRozan Shines in Latest Team USA Exhibition

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — After sitting the previous game, the Raptors' DeMar DeRozan took to the floor in Team USA's latest outing against the Dominican Republic. His play prompted many to ask: Is DeRozan still on the...
  • 21 hr 57 min ago

Numeric Narratives: Terrence Ross and The Context of Development

SBN: Raptors HQ (Ian Levy) — Returning almost the exact same roster for next season, the Toronto Raptors are counting on improvement from internal development. How does Terrence Ross fit into that equation? We're very...
  • 1 day 18 hr ago

Tim Leiweke Plans to Leave MLSE in June 2015

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — After rumours and denials, the news comes out that CEO Tim Leiweke does in fact plan to leave MLSE in June 2015 According to  Mark Zwolinski of the Toronto Star , it appears that after a few days...
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Tim Leiweke to leave MLSE by 2015

Raptors Republic (William Lou) — This time it’s been confirmed by the organization. So much for “100 percent untrue.” As relayed by the Toronto Star, MLSE CEO Tim Leiweke will be leaving his role with the...
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Off-Season Review Part 3: A Look At Contract Incentives

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Hackett) — In the third part of his multi-part series, Daniel Hackett takes a look at contract incentives for DeMar DeDozan and Amir Johnson. Welcome back to another installment of our series looking back...
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What is the benefit of continuity?

Raptors Republic (William Lou) — Masai Ujiri brought the band back together. Is that a good thing? The Eastern Conference, as compared to its Western counterpart, saw a fair bit of shuffling this offseason. In addition to a trio...
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VIDEO: DeMar DeRozan leads Team USA in scoring with 13 points

Raptors Republic (William Lou) — Did DeRozan book a spot on Team USA with a 6-for-9 shooting performance? Nothing is guaranteed, but DeMar DeRozan saw extended playing time on Wednesday in the USA’s 105-62 victory over the...
  • 2 days ago

Beyond the Raptors: New York Knicks

Raptors Republic (Sam Holako) — A look into the Knicks, and what the Raptors can expect for the coming season. The post Beyond the Raptors: New York Knicks appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 2 days ago
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Raptors React to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — With the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge running wild on social media, I wondered: what kind of reaction could we expect from various Raptors, past and present? Unless you've been living under a social...
  • 2 days ago

Off-Season Review Part 2: Free Agency And The Steve Novak Trade

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Hackett) — In the second part of his multi-part series, Daniel Hackett takes a look at the start of free agency and the Steve Novak trade. Welcome back to another installment of our series looking back at...
  • 3 days ago
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Reports: Bruno eating 6,000 calores per day, Tim Leiweke leaving?

Raptors Republic (William Lou) — A few news tidbits to pass along on an otherwise gorgeous Tuesday afternoon in Toronto. 1. Raptors have Bruno Caboclo (205 pounds) on a special diet Bruno says Raptors have him eating 6,000...
  • 3 days ago
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Update: Tim Leiweke Denies Reports He's Leaving MLSE

SBN: Raptors HQ (steven_lebron) — According to Elliotte Friedman, the president & CEO of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment may be leaving soon. Tim Leiweke, via the MLSE PR Twitter account, has released a statement denying the...
  • 3 days ago

Yakkin’ About The Raptors: Brainstorming Kevin Durant Bars For Drake

SBN: Raptors HQ (steven_lebron) — Introducing an occasionally regular series in which Alex is joined by Blake Murphy of Raptors Republic to discuss pertinent Raptors topics and divulge their deepest secrets (not this time). ...
  • 3 days ago
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Yakkin’ About The Raptors: Brainstorming Kevin Durant Bars For Drake

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — We go back-and-forth with RaptorsHQ to kill some time in the offseason. The post Yakkin’ About The Raptors: Brainstorming Kevin Durant Bars For Drake appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN...
  • 3 days ago
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Terrence Ross Throwing Down at Seatle Pro AM

Raptors Republic (Sam Holako) — The post Terrence Ross Throwing Down at Seatle Pro AM appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 3 days ago
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DeMar DeRozan Chalks up a DNP-CD in First Team USA Exhibition Game

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — With Team USA playing its first exhibition game this past weekend, it was hard not to notice that the Raptors' DeMar DeRozan was left sitting on the bench. What's the deal? After Team USA played...
  • 4 days ago
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Raptors Weekly Podcast, August 18 – All-Time Frustrating Team and Tired Camels

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — The pod crew will not and can not top. We're all over the schedule and Jordan Hamilton news like a pack of zombies and decide to sound off on the Raptors all-time, most frustrating starting five....
  • 4 days ago
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Highlights: Jonas Valanciunas Dominates New Zealand with 15 Points in Fourth

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — No children were hurt during the filming of this video. The post Highlights: Jonas Valanciunas Dominates New Zealand with 15 Points in Fourth appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop...
  • 5 days ago
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