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Raptors drop old-fashioned shootout to LeBron, Cavaliers

CLEVELAND — Perhaps the Cavs and Raptors will meet yet again in the playoffs when the stakes will be higher than Wednesday’s meeting at the Q. Perhaps the Raptors will find some way to slow down LeBron James and perhaps the entertainment value will be as good, perhaps even better. What’s obvious is the Raptors have plenty of work to …

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Oilsands alliance aiming to cut down on reliance for steam, a major greenhouse emissions source

CALGARY—An oilsands research alliance says it is entering its sixth year focused on finding new ways to reduce the sector’s need for steam, the generation of which leads to almost 80 per cent of its greenhouse gas emissions. Dan Wicklum, CEO of Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance or COSIA, says generating steam to separate heavy sticky bitumen from the northern …

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Why breaking up with Facebook can be hard to do

NEW YORK—Facebook’s latest privacy scandal, involving Trump campaign consultants who allegedly stole data on tens of millions of users in order to influence elections, has some people reconsidering their relationship status with the social network. There’s just one problem: There isn’t much of anywhere else to go. Facebook has weathered many such blow-ups before and is used to apologizing and …

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RBC chief Dave McKay tops big banks pay at $12.4 million as CEO wages rise 7%

TORONTO — The chief executives of Canada’s five biggest banks collectively earned roughly $53.6 million in the latest fiscal year, up more than seven per cent from a year earlier. But it was a particularly good year for TD Bank’s chief executive Bharat Masrani, who got a more than 20 per cent increase in total direct compensation to pull in …

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Trump’s new State Department hawk could be bad news for Iran

The revolving door at the Trump White House puts me in mind of something a certain close observer of a certain corporate leader once said about the latter’s management style: “He surrounds himself with weak people, because he thinks it makes him strong.” It was not a compliment. Granted, Gary Cohn, Trump’s recently departed economic adviser, and more recently Rex …

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Carabins’ Régis Cibasu and Félix Ménard-Brière work to impress scouts

It’s never a good sign when the media outnumber the scouts at a player’s pro day — even in Montreal, when the Canadiens are out of town and people are scrambling for a story. Having said that, receiver Régis Cibasu and kicker Félix Ménard-Brière, along with the agent who represents the two Université de Montréal players, weren’t about to complain …

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Game Report: Canadiens limp home after yet another road loss in Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The good news for the Canadiens is they get to go back home. The bad news is that Montreal is expecting a snowstorm on Tuesday — which sort of sums up this season for the Canadiens. The Canadiens ended a 12-day, six-game road trip with a 5-2 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets Monday night at Nationwide …

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Raptors stage fourth-quarter comeback, top Hawks 102-90

For most of Tuesday night’s contest, the Toronto Raptors looked like they were headed for an embarrassing loss to one of the basement dwellers of the Eastern Conference. After trailing for the majority of three quarters, the Raptors ambushed the Atlanta Hawks 30-13 in the final quarter and escaped with a 106-90 victory. Behind 25 points from DeMar DeRozan, 15 …

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One-man show: Patrik Laine’s hat trick leads Jets past Rangers

Patrik Laine went more than a year between hat tricks, and still the 19-year-old Finnish star is on a remarkable pace. Laine got his fourth hat trick and set a career high with his 38th goal, lifting the Winnipeg Jets over the New York Rangers 3-0 on Tuesday night. The 19-year-old star had been the youngest ever with three hat …

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Former Impact boss Biello named national team assistant coach and youth director

MONTREAL — Former Montreal Impact coach Mauro Biello was named assistant coach of Canada’s national soccer team and under-23 program director Monday. Biello, a former national team player, will oversee the development of young players and assist head coach John Herdman with the Canadian squad. “Having represented Canada on a number of different levels and having both played and coached …

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