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Eugenie Bouchard reaches Australian Open quarter-finals

TheStar.com (Stephanie Myles - Special to the Star) — MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA—The three shades of Eugenie Bouchard guest-starred in the same match Sunday at the Australian Open . The 20-year-old Canadian bounced from her rejuvenated form of...
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Fired man suffers through epic arbitration delay

TheStar.com (Marco Chown Oved - Staff Reporter) — Ajay Misra is back at work, but after successfully grieving his dismissal from city hall, he’s still out of pocket more than five years’ pay. Misra was confident that his firing...
  • New: 8 hr 13 min ago

Ottawa’s IT wing faces more delays in secure network project

TheStar.com (Alex Boutilier - Staff Reporter) — OTTAWA—The federal government is putting off its new secure computer network for another year, with Ottawa’s IT department claiming strained resources and security delays. Internal...
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South Africa’s anti-poaching effort goes to the dogs

TheStar.com (Stephanie Findlay - Special to the Star) — RUSTENBURG, SOUTH AFRICA—The poacher didn’t stand a chance. Sprinting across the field, Daisy leaps into the air and with one swift, violent twist brings the poacher to the muddy...
  • New: 9 hr 21 min ago

Arctic ice cap sliding into sea at alarming rate

TheStar.com (Joby Warrick - The Washington Post) — For years, scientists have documented the rapid retreat of Arctic ice , from melting glaciers in Greenland to shrinking snow cover in far northern Eurasia. Now researchers have discovered one...
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On Vimy Ridge, mighty oaks will grow again — thanks to a Canadian soldier

TheStar.com (Murray Whyte - Visual arts) — The brittle oak boughs sent tumbling to the frozen ground by a pair of tree-climbing arborists in Scarborough on Saturday don’t look like much — deadfall, maybe, to the untrained...
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Stephen Harper urged to intervene as Canadian languishes in Ethiopian prison

TheStar.com (Debra Black - Immigration Reporter) — As the eighth anniversary of the rendition and imprisonment of Canadian citizen Bashir Makhtal passes virtually unnoticed, his family members, supporters and Amnesty International are begging...
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Deportations of criminals down under Ottawa's fast-ouster scheme

TheStar.com (Nicholas Keung - Immigration reporter) — Fewer immigrants convicted of crimes are facing a loss of their permanent resident status, and the number of people being deported has dropped significantly since Ottawa passed the Faster Removals...
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Maple Leafs push centennial wish list at all-star bash

TheStar.com (Kevin McGran - Sports Reporter) — COLUMBUS, OHIO—The Maple Leafs , with a contingent sweet talking other teams here, are expected to bring an all-star game and outdoor game to Toronto for their centennial season in...
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Ontario wakes up to global warming after big sleep: Cohn

TheStar.com (Martin Regg Cohn - Provincial Politics) — Remember climate change? Times change. The warming may be global, but all politics is local. With much fanfare, Queen’s Park signed up for an ambitious new climate change agreement...
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Newmarket man charged with murder of his two-year-old son

TheStar.com (Sidney Cohen - Staff Reporter) — Homicide investigators have arrested a Newmarket man in connection with the death of his two-year-old son. Officers were called to a home on Longford Dr. in Newmarket on a report of an injured...
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Toller Cranston, figure skating legend, dies in Mexico at age 65

TheStar.com (Ethan Lou - Staff Reporter) — Toller Cranston, a prolific Canadian figure skater widely credited for bringing new artistry to the sport, has died, his longtime friend Jeanne Beker told the Star on Saturday. He was 65. Beker...
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NHL reveals 2016 World Cup of Hockey game plan

TheStar.com (Kevin McGran - Sports Reporter) — COLUMBUS, OHIO—Team Canada’s entry for the reborn World Cup of Hockey will not include Connor McDavid. Nor will it include Nathan MacKinnon, or Aaron Ekblad, or Jonathan Drouin, or...
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John Baird, John Kerry hold talks in Switzerland

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — DAVOS, SWITZERLAND—Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and his American counterpart discussed a number of issues Saturday at the World Economic Forum. Baird met with U.S. Secretary of...
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Edmonton man extradited, will face terror charges in U.S.

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — EDMONTON—The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the eastern District of New York says an Edmonton man has been extradited and will face terrorism and murder charges. According to the...
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Canadians crying ‘fowl’ over lack of ethnic chicken, document shows

TheStar.com (Steve Rennie - The Canadian Press) — OTTAWA—Some people have been crying foul over the lack of ethnic chicken in Canada. Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz got an earful from customers who couldn’t find particular...
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Japan probes authenticity of new message that claims one hostage killed

TheStar.com (Mari Yamaguchi And Elaine Kurtenbach - Associated Press) — TOKYO—Japanese officials said Saturday they were investigating a new online message purporting to be from the extremist Islamic State group about the two Japanese hostages it holds. The...
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AirAsia recovery thwarted after balloons used to raise fuselage deflate

TheStar.com (Fadlan Syam - Associated Press) — PANGKALAN BUN, INDONESIA—Indonesian rescuers lifted the fuselage of the crashed AirAsia jetliner nearly to the water’s surface before it sank to the ocean floor again when the...
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10 killed by rocket fire in Ukraine port city of Mariupol

TheStar.com (Peter Leonard - Associated Press) — KYIV, UKRAINE—A crowded open-air market in Ukraine’s strategically important coastal city of Mariupol came under rocket fire Saturday morning, killing at least 10 people, regional...
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How Greece could undo the EU

TheStar.com (Tanya Talaga - Staff Reporter) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has had it with the Greeks, and it looks like the feeling is mutual. Speculation about a Greek exit from the European Union reached fever pitch earlier this month...
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Blog Articles

Raptors Play Slightly Better Than 76ers, Escape With Win

Raptors Republic (Matt Shantz) — Philadelphia has spent the past few years attempting to be as awful as they possibly can, but despite their best efforts they still find themselves ahead of both the New York Knicks and Minnesota...
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Morning Coffee – Sat, Jan 24

Raptors Republic (Sam Holako) — Lowry comes up big in 4th to beat Sixers | 2Pat with 14/13 to help | Where in the world is DeRozan? | Throwback: VC vs AI | Following Hayes around for some reason The post ...
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Raptors Sink Titanic Sixers in Battle of the Atlantic 91-86

SBN: Raptors HQ (Harsh Dave) — Count this one as a moral loss, as the Raptors needed a mammoth 4th quarter from Kyle Lowry to scrape by the Sixers 91-86. The Raptors ' struggles in January continued as they did their absolute...
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Quick Reaction: Raptors 91, Sixers 86

Raptors Republic (Garrett Hinchey) — Ugh. The post Quick Reaction: Raptors 91, Sixers 86 appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
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What Happened to This Team After the Portland Game?

Raptors Republic (forumcrew) — Could this of been the turning point to our season so far? Safe the say we haven’t been the same since. Thoughts? The post What Happened to This Team After the Portland Game? appeared...
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Midseason roundtable: Trade deadline, most improved, playoff predictions

Raptors Republic (William Lou) — More hot roundtable content from the RR crew. This time we’re talking trade deadline deals, tinder, most improved player and playoff prognostications. 1. Most Improved Player (explain why)?...
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Raptors Head to Philly with Dwane Casey Pondering Options

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — What's to say about Philly other than they're Philly? The post Raptors Head to Philly with Dwane Casey Pondering Options appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
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Slide into the Friday Night FanDuel Tournament!

SBN: Raptors HQ (Russell Peddle) — FanDuel and SB Nation are back with an exclusive Friday night tournament for SB and Raptors HQ readers! As always, use the link we provide to get a 100% deposit bonus. Fresh of the exciting news...
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Morning Coffee – Fri, Jan 23

Raptors Republic (Sam Holako) — Lowry an All-Star Starter; social media works! | Ross for Plumlee? | Investigating Casey | Raptors vs Sixers (thank jah!) The post Morning Coffee – Fri, Jan 23 appeared...
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Kyle Lowry Has Been Voted In As All-Star Game Starter

SBN: Raptors HQ (steven_lebron) — And Matt Devlin won't have to yell NBA Ballot anymore. So, the campaign paided off. It was just announced on TNT that Kyle Lowry has been voted in as an All-Star starter. We'll update this thread...
  • 2 days ago

BREAKING: Kyle Lowry MAKES All-Star Team as Starter (Video of TNT Reaction)

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — After all that voting, after all that hoopla, Kyle Lowry made it. He overtook Dwayne Wade and was second behind John Wall. Here’s how Lowry, Wade and Wall matched up: Rk Player Age G MP FG%...
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A Session With The Sports-fan Psychologist

Raptors Republic (Andrew Thompson) — Managing expectations on the season with the spreading, irrational influence of Toronto Maple Leafs fan culture. The post A Session With The Sports-fan Psychologist appeared first on Raptors...
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Midseason Roundtable: Best surprise, updated win predictions, MVP

Raptors Republic (William Lou) — The Raptors have crossed the midway point of the season, which means it’s time for hot #content. Part 2 comes out tomorrow. 1. Best surprise of the year? Tamberlyn: James Johnson: His...
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NBA Standings Watch: Where do the Raptors Stand?

SBN: Raptors HQ (Harsh Dave) — Forty-two games into the season, we take a quick peek at the Raptors standing in the Eastern Conference. This piece is the first instalment of a new segment we're starting here at Raptors HQ....
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Raptors Republic (forumcrew) — The #FireCasey hashtag is trending now. OK, well maybe not where its supposed to via Twitter, but it certainly is here at Raptors Republic. The post #FireCasey appeared first on Raptors...
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Raptors Can’t Finish the Deal in Memphis, Losing Becoming a Habit

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — The Raptors lose in Memphis after their offense goes cold as DeMar DeRozan struggles. The post Raptors Can’t Finish the Deal in Memphis, Losing Becoming a Habit appeared first on Raptors...
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Morning Coffee – Thu, Jan 22

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — Filling in for Sam, so this is the bare-bones edition. The post Morning Coffee – Thu, Jan 22 appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
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Memphis Announcers Perplexed at Lou Williams End of Quarter Shot

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — Dwane Casey's end-of-quarter use of Lou Willams in isolation sequences with no other movement on the floor is getting old and annoying. The post Memphis Announcers Perplexed at Lou Williams End...
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Raptors Grind Admirably But Fall to Grizzlies 92-86

SBN: Raptors HQ (John Gaudes) — The Memphis big boys have big nights as Toronto loses their eighth game in the last eleven. The Memphis Grizzlies got impressive performances from their big men and their defence tonight, as...
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Reaction: Raptors 86, Grizzlies 92

Raptors Republic (William Lou) — Grizzlies out-grind Raptors. Toronto Raptors 86 FinalRecap | Box Score 92 Memphis Grizzlies Amir Johnson, PF 32 MIN | 4-9 FG | 3-4 FT | 5 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 1...
  • 3 days ago