Turnabout is Fair Play as Resurgent Toronto Raptors Beat up on Former Nemesis, Los Angeles Lakers, in NBA action at ACC

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For the first time in many years, the Los Angeles Lakers were in Toronto with little buzz. No visitor in two decades-plus of Toronto Raptors basketball ever received the adulation and filled the seats the way Kobe Bryant did. And few franchise beat up on the Raptors so often (a 28-11 record heading in). But Bryant, the future Hall-of-Famer, is ...

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Habs Game Report: Sharks Edge Canadiens 2-1

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SAN JOSE – The Canadiens are still 0-for-this-century in San Jose. The Sharks defeated the Canadiens 2-1 Friday night at SAP Center and that left Montreal with a 0-11-1 record since their last win here on Nov. 23, 1999. The Sharks scored twice in the first period and then left it up to Martin Jones, who had a shutout until Artturi ...

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Rams QB Jared Goff in for a tough time against Patriots

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Jared Goff is expecting a cold reception, in more ways than one, Sunday when he leads the Rams into Foxborough, still looking for his first NFL win. Goff has had a difficult baptism in his rookie debut, leading an offence with limited weapons and little muscle. And, now the California-born-and-bred quarterback faces the cold fact that he will be up ...

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Maple Leafs Coach Mike Babcock Calls on Martin Marincin

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VANCOUVER – Martin Marincin might be back in Mike Babcock’s plans. During practice Friday at the University of British Columbia, Marincin and Jake Gardiner were paired on defence and Babcock indicated the gangly Slovak could be back after spending six of the past seven in the press box. “I haven’t decided exactly, but I think so,” Babcock said of Marincin drawing back ...

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Blue Jays Outright Chris Colabello, Andy Burns off 40-man Roster

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The Toronto Blue Jays outrighted first baseman Chris Colabello and infielder Andy Burns off their 40-man roster on Friday. The team said both players had cleared waivers. Colabello batted .069 through 10 games with Toronto last season before being suspended 80 games for testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug. When he returned from serving the suspension, the 33-year-old hit .185 ...

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Getting Business Advice – Where To Look?

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No-one is a business expert. Even the Richard Bransons and Bill Gates of this world regularly need to turn to people for advice. Starting your own business and becoming your own boss might seem like an escape from having to listen to other people. In some ways this is true, you know longer have to take orders. But that doesn’t ...

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Pot Supplier Canopy Growth to Buy Mettrum Health in $430M Deal

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Canopy Growth Corp., the largest company in Canada’s rapidly developing marijuana industry, agreed to buy competitor Mettrum Health Corp. for about $430 million to expand production as the government moves toward legalization. The all-stock deal values Mettrum at $8.42 a share, the companies said Thursday in a statement, representing a 42 per cent premium to Wednesday’s closing price. Marijuana companies ...

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Nestlé Aims to Cut Sugar in Candy Products by 40%

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Call it sugar lite. Nestlé, the international food behemoth, announced on Wednesday that it had developed a type of sugar with markedly more sweetness, allowing the company to reduce the amount of sugar in its candy products. “It is sugar, but it is assembled differently so it can disassemble easily in your mouth with less going into your gastrointestinal tract,” ...

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Sobeys Debt is Priced One Step Above Junk

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Debt investors are losing faith Canadian grocer Sobeys Inc. can engineer a quick turnaround from its troubled foray into the country’s western market. Sobeys long-term debt is trading near its lowest level in more than five years after credit firms placed the company’s rating, teetering one step above junk, under negative outlook earlier this year. The yield premium investors demand ...

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Apple Reportedly Using Drones to Improve Maps Data

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Apple plans to use drones and new indoor navigation features to improve its Maps service and catch longtime leader Google, according to people familiar with the matter. The Cupertino, Calif.-based company is assembling a team of robotics and data-collection experts that will use drones to capture and update map information faster than its existing fleet of camera-and-sensor ladened minivans, one ...

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