‘Senior Swag Daddy’: DeMarre Carroll’s Fabled six-hour Shopping Trips Revered, Feared by Toronto Raptors

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They call him Senior Swag Daddy in the Toronto Raptors’ locker room. To everyone else, he is DeMarre Carroll, but in those moments before he gets into his uniform, he stands apart from the rest of his teammates. Three steps into the locker room on any given day, Carroll knows if he is on his game. “I tell people this ...

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Toronto FC mainstay Ashtone Morgan Rlishes MLS Cup Berth After Slogging Through Club’s Darkest Seasons

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Few MLSers have experienced more pain, anguish and defeat than Ashtone Morgan. Toronto’s homegrown defender has outlasted five coaches and captains while playing alongside 10 different Designated Players since debuting for TFC in 2010. Heck, the guy has been around longer than his own club’s training ground. At the midway point of his professional career, Morgan has experienced so much ...

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Stu Cowan: Canadiens Appear Jinxed After Losing Galchenyuk, Desharnais

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As the media waited for coach Michel Therrien to arrive for his post-game news conference Tuesday night at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, three Canadiens players were busy working out in a makeshift gym in a nearby room. Andrei Markov was sweating profusely on a stationary bike, Alexander Radulov was doing bicep curls with some very large dumbbells and ...

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NHL Not Doing Enough to Deal With Concussion Problem

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Canada’s Governor-General, David Johnston, convened a high-profile forum on concussions Tuesday in Ottawa. Maybe you heard about it. One of the keynote speakers was Eric Lindros, whose Hall of Fame career was ended by a series of concussions. The message, though important and well-intentioned, was destined to fall on deaf ears — at least, the ears that could do the ...

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‘Lots of Room to Improve’ For Maple Leafs After Loss to Wild

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TORONTO — On Tuesday afternoon, Minnesota Wild coach Bruce Boudreau heaped praise on the Maple Leafs, saying “they’re not that far away” from being consistently successful. More than 24 hours later, on Wednesday night at the Air Canada Centre, the youthful Leafs were reminded by the Wild there’s still plenty of progress to be made. The Leafs weren’t bad by ...

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Trudeau Joins Campaign Encouraging Youth to Study Computer Science

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OTTAWA—With potentially thousands of high-paying jobs going unfilled in Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau lent his voice Monday to a campaign aimed at encouraging young people to study computer science. Trudeau joined the co-founders of Canada Learning Code and Code.org to mark the launch of Computer Science Education Week at an event called Hour of Code. Founded four years ago ...

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EU’s Brexit Negotiator Puts Time Pressure on U.K., Warns it Can’t ‘cherry-pick’

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BRUSSELS—Britain will have less than 18 months to negotiate its exit from the European Union once talks begin and won’t be allowed to pick and choose what it likes, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator said Tuesday as he outlined his stance for the first time. Michel Barnier said formal procedures like parliamentary approvals across Europe will cut into the two-year ...

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4 Upcoming CRTC Decisions That Could Affect Your Phone, TV and Internet Bills

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TORONTO—Canadians pay some of the highest prices in the world for their cellphone, Internet and TV services, but those bills could change depending on how Canada’s broadcast regulator handles some major issues it’s expected to decide on next year. The CRTC has several important hearings, reviews and rulings expected in 2017. Here’s a look at four of them: Differential pricing ...

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TSX Ends Moderately as Oil Prices Pull Back From 4-day Rally

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Stock markets in Toronto and New York racked up small gains as commodities softened and oil prices pulled back from a four-day rally. The S&P/TSX composite index increased 30.63 points to 15,125.80, with advances in financial and consumer discretionary stocks. Bank of Montreal, the last of Canada’s five biggest banks to report, said its profits grew by 11 per cent ...

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Longtime Lego CEO Steps Down

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The man who pulled Lego out of an existential crisis to turn it into the world’s most profitable toymaker is stepping down as chief executive officer and will instead become the chairman of the company. CEO Jorgen Vig Knudstorp, 48, will be replaced at the end of the year by 60-year-old chief operations officer, Bali Padda, Lego said on Tuesday. ...

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