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Elite teen soccer team suspended after ‘roughhousing’ video surfaces

TheStar.com (Peter Goffin - Staff Reporter) — An elite youth soccer team was temporarily suspended after video surfaced that appeared to show players beating a teammate. The Vaughan Soccer Club suspended its team of 14- and 15-year-olds...
  • New: 4 hr 5 min ago

Trudeau says his father used connections to help brother Michel avoid criminal record after pot charge

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his younger brother, Michel, was able to avoid a criminal record after he was caught with marijuana because of his father’s connections. Trudeau...
  • New: 5 hr 36 min ago

Better Raptors revert to the Norm: Arthur

TheStar.com (Bruce Arthur - Sports Columnist) — The rituals of spring vary from place to place, tradition to tradition. In Toronto basketball, they have recently become routine: the existential panic, the changing of the starting lineup...
  • New: 6 hr 15 min ago

Raptors pull ahead with Game 5 win over Bucks

TheStar.com (Star staff) — The Toronto Raptors are one win away from advancing to the second round of the NBA playoffs after Monday night’s 118-93 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks at the Air Canada Centre. Game...
  • New: 6 hr 57 min ago

Black students hindered by academic streaming, suspensions: Report

TheStar.com (Andrea Gordon - Education Reporter) — Black children in the GTA may start kindergarten feeling confident and excited to learn, but too many are “gradually worn down” by schools that stream them into applied courses...
  • New: 7 hr 37 min ago

Review application process for special arts high schools, trustee urges TDSB

TheStar.com (May Warren - Metro) — A Toronto District School Board trustee is calling for the board to review its application process for special arts high schools, after an OISE study highlighted that kids who attend such...
  • New: 8 hr 35 min ago

Nurse’s lawyer challenges Michael Leblanc’s version of events

TheStar.com (Alyshah Hasham - Staff Reporter) — After nurse Joanna Flynn took Michael Leblanc’s wife off life support on March 2, 2014, she told him she was sorry for his loss and hugged him, Leblanc testified Monday. At the time he...
  • New: 9 hr 45 min ago

NDP-Liberal battle for hearts and votes of progressives: Cohn

TheStar.com (Martin Regg Cohn - Ontario Politics Columnist) — At Queen’s Park, NDP Leader Andrea Horwath unveiled details of an ambitious pharmacare program to provide major prescription drugs for Ontarians Monday. Simultaneously in Hamilton,...
  • New: 9 hr 47 min ago

Toronto cop guilty of assault made Sunshine List while suspended

TheStar.com (Wendy Gillis - News reporter) — An incident where an on-duty Toronto police sergeant assaulted a man in a Scarborough parking lot, searched his vehicle, then drove away leaving the victim collapsed on the ground, came to...
  • New: 9 hr 57 min ago

Toronto skateboarders hoping to save Fort York DIY skatepark

TheStar.com (Jackie Hong - Staff Reporter) — A group of skateboarders is hoping the city will spare a small skatepark they’ve built on a walkway beside Fort York, about six months after crews demolished another DIY park in the...
  • New: 10 hr 30 min ago

TTC makes it harder for drivers to enter the Queens Quay streetcar tunnel

TheStar.com (Ben Spurr - Transportation Reporter) — Drivers who end up stuck in the streetcar tunnel at Queens Quay can’t say they weren’t warned. Over the weekend the TTC installed a number of additional deterrents aimed at...
  • New: 11 hr 15 min ago

Scarborough residents, community groups press province to consider an alternative to subway

TheStar.com (Jennifer Pagliaro - City Hall reporter) — Community groups, environmental activists and more than 500 residents are calling on Premier Kathleen Wynne to properly study a subway extension in Scarborough in a letter sent to her office...
  • New: 11 hr 31 min ago

Ottawa won’t take immediate action on new U.S. softwood lumber duties

TheStar.com (Ross Marowits - The Canadian Press) — MONTREAL—Ottawa has talked with provinces about helping Canada’s forestry sector, but won’t act swiftly once the U.S. imposes duties on softwood lumber imports, says a...
  • New: 11 hr 42 min ago

What you need to know about the Raptors and the Bucks in Game 5

TheStar.com (Doug Smith - Sports Reporter) — With the series tied 2-2, the Raptors are looking to use their home court advantage tonight at the Air Canada Centre against Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks. Here’s what...
  • 12 hr 14 min ago

Trump administration issues sanctions on 271 in Syrian chemical attack

TheStar.com (Vivian Salama And Matthew Lee - The Associated Press) — WASHINGTON—The Trump administration issued sanctions Monday on 271 people linked to the Syrian agency responsible for producing non-conventional weapons, part of an ongoing U.S....
  • 12 hr 29 min ago

Trudeau and Trump are watching the vote in France, but for different reasons: Hébert

TheStar.com (Chantal Hébert - National Affairs Columnist) — MONTREAL—It is a sign of the times that a Canadian prime minister and an American president are cheering for different candidates in the upcoming second round of France’s...
  • 12 hr 51 min ago

Toronto police seek help solving slaying of cabbie who tried to stop armed robbery in 2003

TheStar.com (Fakiha Baig - Staff Reporter) — Toronto police are asking the public to help solve a 15-year-old shooting that left a cab driver dead while he was trying to stop a convenience store robbery in Malvern. On April 21, 2003, a...
  • 13 hr 50 min ago

Maple Leafs fan culture gains something new and strange — real hope: Menon

TheStar.com (Vinay Menon - Columnist) — How strange to wake up the morning after the Leafs are eliminated and not feel like taking a long soak in a tub of hydrochloric acid. “There’s always next year,” was...
  • 13 hr 55 min ago

Ontario launches basic income pilot for 4,000 in Hamilton, Thunder Bay and Lindsay

TheStar.com (Laurie Monsebraaten - Social justice reporter) — Ontario’s long-awaited basic income pilot project will include 4,000 low-income people in the Hamilton-Brantford area, Thunder Bay and Lindsay, who will each receive up to $17,000...
  • 14 hr 37 min ago

Venezuelans shut down roads and highways in government protests

TheStar.com (Fabiola Sanchez And Hannah Dreier - The Associated Press) — CARACAS, VENEZUELA—Protesters sprawled in lawn chairs, completed math homework and lined up motorcycles on main roads around Venezuela Monday as part of a sit-in against the...
  • 15 hr 37 min ago
Blog Articles

Post-game news & notes: Norman Powell Podium Game

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — For the third time in the last two years, the Toronto Raptors won a Game 5 to take a 3-2 series lead. The pattern has been a little different this time around, though, and with back-to-back wins...
  • New: 5 hr 25 min ago

Raptors-Bucks Game 5 Reaction Podcast – Norm Shears the Deer

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — Zarar and Will chat Game 6. Three Stars: Norman Powell, DeMar DeRozan, Kyle Lowry Gerald Henderson award: Brogdon Grab the iTunes feed or check us out on Stitcher on Android. There is also the...
  • New: 5 hr 51 min ago

NBA Playoffs, Raptors vs. Bucks, Game 5: Everyone shows up, Toronto wins big 118-93

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — Norm was huge, Serge was big, Lowry was heroic, DeRozan was crushing, and the Raptors looked amazing in Game 5. The story before Raptors- Bucks Game 5 was centred around Kyle Lowry : how was...
  • New: 6 hr 22 min ago

Quick Reaction: Bucks 93, Raptors 118; Raptors lead series 3-2

Raptors Republic (Matt Shantz) — The Raptors took care of business in game 5 behind monster efforts from Serge Ibaka and Norman Powell. Quick Reaction: Bucks 93, Raptors 118; Raptors lead series 3-2 originated on Raptors...
  • New: 6 hr 58 min ago

WATCH: Norman Powell Destroys Thon Maker, Post-Game Interview

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — Norman Powell has had a lot of highlights tonight, but he saved his best for the last. Jason Kidd has waved the white flag and the bench has been emptied. The Raptors take a 3-2 series with the...
  • New: 7 hr 5 min ago

Norman Powell at the Half: First Five Minutes of Third are Key

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — The Raptors were up by as many as 19 but hold a nine point edge at the half. Norman Powell spoke to Rod Black at halftime and talked about the first 5 minutes of the 3rd being crucial. Norman...
  • New: 8 hr 20 min ago

Pre-game news & notes: Kyle Lowry and Khris Middleton will both play

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — The Toronto Raptors took home-court advantage back on Saturday, evening their opening-round series with the Milwaukee Bucks at 2-2. It’s not exactly the way they’d hoped to assert...
  • New: 10 hr 59 min ago

Raptors Rotation Changes Key In Game Four Victory

Raptors Republic (Spencer Redmond) — Game four was a must win game, so is game five. Raptors Rotation Changes Key In Game Four Victory originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 14 hr 34 min ago

NBA Playoffs Poll: Who wins Game 5 in Toronto?

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — We’re looking for predictions for the biggest game of the season since... Game 4. This past weekend saw the release of Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire , a small movie with some recognizable faces...
  • 14 hr 34 min ago

The Emotional Roller-Coaster

Raptors Republic (Andrew Thompson) — Examining how the emotional experience of being a Raptors fan has somehow become an anxiety disorder that none of us are willing to part with. The Emotional Roller-Coaster originated on ...
  • 15 hr ago

Shootaround news & notes: Lowry has stiff back, Joseph and Middleton under the weather

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — Everyone is supposed to play, but woof. Shootaround news & notes: Lowry has stiff back, Joseph and Middleton under the weather originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 15 hr 49 min ago

Raptors vs. Bucks Game 5 Preview: Which Toronto shows up?

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry played well in Game 4. Can they do it again? Game 4 of the Raptors vs. Bucks first round series was ugly. Neither team shot particularly well from the field,...
  • 16 hr 34 min ago

No Pain, No Gain

Raptors Republic (Alex Gres) — Light philosophical musings about the essence of the Toronto Raptors. No Pain, No Gain originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 17 hr 34 min ago

Gameday: Bucks @ Raptors, Game 5, April 24

Raptors Republic (Tamberlyn Richardson) — It's time to channel your inner Robert De Niro and Christopher Walken Deer Hunter as the Toronto Raptors host the Milwaukee Bucks in a pivotal game 5. Gameday: Bucks @ Raptors, Game 5, April 24 ...
  • 18 hr 29 min ago

NBA Playoffs 2017: The Raptors are making ISO-Ball cool again

SBN: Raptors HQ (Sean Woodley) — It hasn’t always been pretty, but why does that matter? Milwaukee’s hyper-aggressive defensive scheme is a problem. The image is ingrained in the minds of Raptors fans by now: a Raptors big...
  • 18 hr 34 min ago

Breaking Down the 4th Quarter Defense in Game 4

Raptors Republic (Cooper Smither) — The Raptors surrendered just 18 points on 31 shooting possessions. That'll do. Breaking Down the 4th Quarter Defense in Game 4 originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 19 hr 34 min ago

D-League Finals, Game 1: Raptors 905 fall to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, 119-106

SBN: Raptors HQ (Cole Shelton) — The 905 lost the opening game of the D-League Finals. It’s the first time they’ve lost since March 10th. The 905 have had it somewhat easy in their first playoff run. They played Canton without...
  • 20 hr 4 min ago

Raptors Weekly Podcast – Embracing the playoffs

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — Host William Lou is joined by Harsh Dave to recap the first four games and look ahead to the remaining series against Milwaukee. Topics: – Reflections on Games 1-4 – How to enjoy...
  • 20 hr 34 min ago

Raptors 905 drop Game 1 of D-League Finals

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — It's now do-or-die. Raptors 905 drop Game 1 of D-League Finals originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 1 day 6 hr ago

NBA Playoffs 2017: How Dwane Casey’s baffling Game 4 rotation worked, in the end

SBN: Raptors HQ (John Gaudes) — The Raptors lineups were all over the map in Game 4. In the win, they deserve both praise and criticism. Take a snapshot of Dwane Casey on the sideline, and you’d think he’s lost it. Even as...
  • 1 day 12 hr ago