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Three teams that could target Blue Jays free agent Edwin Encarnacion

It’s tough for Toronto Blue Jays fans to imagine life without Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion, but the likelihood the team brings back both of …

Are the Cubs America’s Buddhist Baseball Team?

As Justin Whittaker <b>points out</b> (along with every sports page), it has been 108 years since the Cubs last took the World Series. So, Whittaker reasons, …

Russell Becomes 1st Shortstop to Hit Grand Slam in World Series

Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell smacked a bases-clearing long ball in the third inning of Tuesday's Game 6 of the 2016 World Series, becoming the first-ever player at his position to hit a grand slam on baseball's largest stage, per MLB Stat of the Day.<p>With the Cubs already nursing a 3-0 …

Attention, Christopher Nolan Fans: Dunkirk Will Be Released on Film Early

You can see the WWII film Nolan's preferred way.<p>For the true movie buffs out there, seeing a film the way the director preferred it to be seen is a special treat. Take, for example, the black-and-white version of George Miller's <i>Max Max: Fury Road</i>.<p>Christopher Nolan's pickiness lies not in colors …

Holiday Movie Preview 2016 release dates calendar

From the mystical realms of <i>Doctor Strange</i> to <i>Rogue One: A Star Wars Story</i>’s galaxy far, far away and the musical interludes of <i>La La Land</i>, it’s about …

Hugo Weaving and Rachel Griffiths on Hacksaw Ridge: 'Mel Gibson's never made a bad movie'

Gibson comes out firing through the fog, smoke and stink of war in the ‘extraordinary true story’ about war hero Desmond T Doss<p>Mel Gibson isn’t the sort of film-maker who uses spoonfuls of sugar to help the medicine go down. The director of grisly meditations Braveheart, The Passion of the Christ, …

All Marvel Cinematic Universe Films Ranked

With “Doctor Strange,” the 14th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, hitting theaters on Friday, it’s time to look back on the studio’s …

7 Movies That Were Living Hell to Make

The horror.<p>Are you sitting comfortably? Enjoying that popcorn? Good, because there's a chance that a number of people starved, drowned, burned, and wept to entertain you in the cinema for 90-odd minutes.<p>Turns out some movies are a <i>lot</i> more fun to watch than they were to make...<p>1. Apocalypse Now<p>"I …

A renegade photographer got inside this lawless Hong Kong community that was 119 times denser than New York City

It was called the Kowloon Walled City.<p>With a population of 33,000 squeezed into a tiny lot, at its peak the city was 119 times as dense as present-day New York City. Although it faced rampant crime and poor sanitation, the city was impressively self-sustainable until its demolition in 1993.<p>In the …

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Calgary Sun

Abbotsford reeling after 'random' school stabbing kills 13-year-old girl

Students, parents and police in Abbotsford say they can't make sense of a vicious, random attack at a local high school that has left a 13-year-old girl dead, her best friend recovering from stab wounds and a 21-year-old with no fixed address in jail facing murder and aggravated assault …

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Calgary Sun

Why Adam Capay spent 1,560 days in solitary

From 2016: The UN would call Adam Capay’s treatment torture. In a Canadian prison, he was just another inmate in segregation.<p>Renu Mandhane spent part …

Albertan Christian homeschooling organizations ask closing be reversed

The organizations that oversaw the Christian homeschooling of 3,500 Alberta students have asked a judge to reverse the province's decision to shut them down last week over allegations of financial impropriety.<p>Trinity Christian School Association and Wisdom Homeschooling Society of Alberta, in court …

Even scarier than Trump? He’s no aberration among Republicans

<i>Gerald Caplan is an Africa scholar, a former NDP national director and a regular panelist on CBC's</i> Power & Politics.<p>It's not just Trump. The entire Republican Party is mad as a hatter. Yet, almost half of all Americans support Trump, the Republicans, or both. What does this tell us about the state …

Clinton’s team was annoyed Liberals used event she appeared at for fundraising

Hillary Clinton's entourage expressed annoyance that Canada's Liberal party used an Ottawa event she appeared at as a fundraising opportunity, according to an exchange from a purportedly stolen email published by Wikileaks.<p>The back-and-forth involving a 2014 event was included in the latest cache …

Dear America: Please don’t vote for Donald Trump

Dear United States of America,<p>At first, we thought the Trump thing was just a phase you were going through. Your endless election cycle, with infinite ink to be spilled and pixels to be filled, means that every candidate gets his 15 minutes. So you gave Donald Trump 15 minutes. And then you gave …

Obama: Trump would put 'republic at risk'

President Barack Obama is unloading on Donald Trump in battleground North Carolina and is suggesting to voters there that "the republic is at risk" if the GOP nominee makes it to the White House. (Nov. 2)

Did Kadri interfere with McDavid on OT winner?

Connor McDavid was held pointless in his first NHL game at the Air Canada Centre, thanks in large part to the play of Nazem Kadri.<p>Nobody was talking …

Blackhawks’ Motte uses Bure-esque skate-to-stick action to score beauty against Flames

Blackhawks rookie Tyler Motte put up 32 goals in his final season in the NCAA, and he showed some of his goal-scoring prowess with a great power move …

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NASA’s most powerful space telescope ever is ready for preflight testing

But its launch is still two years away<p>The telescope portion of NASA’s James Webb Telescope is finally complete — marking a major benchmark for the spacecraft that has been in development for the past 20 years. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and other members of the James Webb mission team …

Ben Bishop's first goalie coach knew he had an athlete on his hands

Grant Standbrook recruited the lanky teenager to Maine and now the legendary coach reflects on one of the NHL’s best goaltenders<p>The first time Grant …

Scientists Can't Figure Out Where Mount St. Helens' Heat Comes From

A mystery never seen before in a volcano of this caliber.<p>Washington State's Mount St. Helens made headlines in 1980 when it was responsible for the deadliest volcano eruption in American history. But that's not all that makes it unique: apparently the insides of the volcano are curiously cold, made …