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Matthews ready to return to Maple Leafs lineup after missing a month

NASHVILLE — The hurtin’ tune that Auston Matthews has been singing for the past four weeks finally can be put in the remainder bin in Music City. The Maple Leafs’ top centre on Wednesday declared himself set to return to the lineup after recovering from a right shoulder injury. Wonderful timing, of course, considering the Leafs will take on the …

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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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