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VIDEO: DeRozan just misses 'one of the best dunks ever'

While playing for Team USA this week, the Raptors star almost threw down a dunk LeBron James called 'almost one of the top five ever.'

  • Edmonton kids sold as sex workers, as teen prostitution becomes more common

    Some children who haven't yet reached their teens are being recruited for sex work in Edmonton, as child prostitution becomes more prevalent because of the economic downturn, say frontline workers in social service agencies. In the 20 years Mark Cherrington has worked in youth court in this city, he has met and helped child prostitutes as young as 10. "We're having a lot more kids having to find their own resources to meet their basic needs," Cherrington says, adding that finding a place to sleep can be challenging in Edmonton, where housing is chronically short.

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  • Developer cuts down 30 mature trees, city says no permit was issued

    Heather Cassels was in disbelief while cycling down Bayview Avenue south of York Mills Road last Thursday when she saw that workers were cutting down a grove of trees near her home. The city said it is investigating after a developer cut down 30 trees, many of which were over 100 years old, on both sides of Bayview Ridge at Bayview Avenue. "I said, 'I can't believe the city would give you a permit to cut down so many trees,'" she told CBC.

    CBC
  • Clinton's big night: Now is time to make her case

    Three days of testimonials have led to this: Now, it's time for Hillary Clinton to make her own case. The former first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of state will step out of the shadows of presidents past and present on Thursday for her chance to persuade Americans that she is the best choice to helm a nation looking for a new era of leadership. President Barack Obama anointed her the inheritor of his legacy Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention.

    The Canadian Press
  • The Most Popular Video Game the Year You Were Born (35 photos)

    From pixels to polygons, here's what was destroying gamers' thumbs the year you were born. From Popular Mechanics

    Popular Mechanics
  • Kings GM Vlade Divac on Rudy Gay: 'He has my number.'

    Rudy Gay eyes his options. Players like Sacramento’s Rudy Gay, who recently revealed that (like the rest of us) he has “no idea” what is going on with the Kings’ personnel plans moving forward. Kings general manager Vlade Divac, however, doesn’t appear to be concerned with Gay’s frustrations.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Pippa's Dress Has That Signature Middleton Twist We Love So Much

    While Pippa Middleton's three-quarter sleeve dress may at first appear simple — it fits her like a glove and features a classic print — look down and you'll find a peplum frill at the hem. The detail is subtle, but it's a sure sign that one of the Middletons is walking your way. Pippa's sister Kate also tends toward blazers or minis that are structured, but with slight flare. Pippa's dress isn't exactly head-turning, but it is effortless — especially when paired with functional Dune block-heel sandals. After all, Pippa knows the most exciting part of her ensemble is her lovely new engagement ring. Read on to see her showing it off in a Summer dress we bet she'll reach for time and time again,

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  • Family killed in Hwy. 407 crash would 'do anything for you'

    Ontario Provincial Police said the family was travelling westbound in the far-right lane of the 407 in a 1948 Chevrolet when something happened to the right rear tire that caused the driver to lose control. "None of us are ready for that," Christine Sargeson, a friend of the Harpleys for 30 years, told CBC News.

    CBC
  • Mother of Vancouver mayor's girlfriend could face death penalty in China

    The mother of Vancouver Chinese pop star Wanting Qu could be sentenced to death on charges of embezzlement, bribery and abuse of power according to a report in China's state-controlled press. Wanting Qu is the girlfriend of Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson. Zhang Mingjie, 60, has been under arrest, and in custody, for almost two years.

    CBC
  • Fort McMurray fire chief Darby Allen addresses 'coward' accusation

    Fort McMurray fire Chief Darby Allen calls recent criticism of his team's handling of the wildfires in May an unwelcome distraction from the rebuilding that needs to be done. Last month, two firefighters working the day the wildfire tore through the northern Alberta city harshly criticized those in charge for not calling for evacuation sooner. One suggested it "was cowardly" for evacuating the emergency headquarters in Fort McMurray — relocating to Anzac and Lac La Biche.  CBC agreed not to reveal identitiesof the firefighters to protect their jobs. The firefighters also said the evacuation was called too late.

    CBC
  • Has the Green Bay Packers’ Super Bowl window closed?

    GREEN BAY, Wis. — There is a working theory beneath the surface here, one spoken only in the most hushed of voices, that perhaps the Green Bay Packers really did die that brutal Sunday in Seattle two years ago. Aaron Rodgers will be thrilled when Jordy Nelson comes back. Last season proved to be fool’s gold early — a 6-0 start despite losing Jordy Nelson — once the 5-11 San Francisco 49ers showed the design of how to short circuit the Packers’ once-feared offense: daring the Packers to throw by playing press coverage with a single-high safety.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Adriana Lima dating Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman

    Newly-single model Adriana Lima has become romantically involved with American football star Julian Edelman. The 35-year-old mother-of-two recently split from boyfriend Joe Thomas, and earlier this month was said to have been spotted flirting with actor Scott Eastwood during a night out in New York City. However, it appears another man has captured her heart after she was photographed enjoying a day out in Nantucket, Massachusetts with New England Patriots wide receiver Edelman, 30, over the weekend. The rumoured couple, which was snapped holding hands during a sunny stroll along the pier, is said to have met through mutual friends in Miami, Florida in early July and Lima and Edelman have since

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  • Canada's Tangerine Bank targets million new customers

    By Matt Scuffham TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian bank Tangerine is targeting a million new customers over the next few years as it looks to shake up Canada's retail banking market, which has been dominated by its six biggest lenders. Tangerine is owned by Canada's third-biggest lender, Bank of Nova Scotia , but has positioned itself as a challenger to the country's biggest consumer banks, having so far built up a market share of 6 percent to 7 percent. Tangerine, previously ING Direct, was rebranded after Scotiabank bought the business from Netherlands-based parent ING Groep in 2012 for C$3.1 billion.

    Reuters
  • 2-year-old Edmonton boy rescued after being locked in a hot car

    Police say charges are pending against an Edmonton mother after her two-year-old son was trapped in a hot car on Tuesday. As Sarah Kraus reports, the temperature inside the vehicle reached about 50 degrees Celsius.

    Global News
  • Canada Post's flat rate alcohol delivery fee said to be 'not fair'

    Not everyone is toasting the delivery deal struck between Canada Post  and the LCBO this week. Canada Post announced it would give the LCBO a flat rate delivery charge of $12 to ship alcohol through the mail to its customers. Some small business owners rely on Canada Post, too, and they don't get the same discounted prices, not by a long shot.

    CBC
  • My son won’t let me see his kids unless I change my $10 million will

    This father set up a trust for his kids — but one son wants more.

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  • High school player steals home by sliding through teammate's legs

    High school player Graham Tews went between his teammate’s legs on this steal of home. (@DrewEich14 Screenshot)

    Big League Stew
  • Huge If True: Will Canucks take on Evander Kane?

    Last week in this space, we discussed whether the Vancouver Canucks would be able to trade for a scoring winger. At the time, though, the idea that Evander Kane would be the target was a little farfetched. Kane was arrested late last week for allegedly harassing three women, and potentially choking and pulling the hair of one of them.

    Puck Daddy
  • Syrian hair stylist tries to build new career in Moncton

    When 23-year-old Siwar Jneid came to Moncton in February, he brought with him eight years of experience as a hair stylist and an eagerness to practise his passion in his new country. What he didn't have was a certificate that allowed him to cut and style hair in the province or a command of the language. Since being in Moncton, he's spent the majority of his time learning English, taking language courses at the multicultural association for 15 hours a week.

    CBC
  • Wisconsin girls to be tried as adults in Slender Man attack

    A Wisconsin state appeals court ruled Wednesday that two girls accused of trying to kill their classmate in an attempt to please the fictional horror character Slender Man should be tried as adults. Anyone 10 or older charged with first-degree attempted homicide is automatically considered an adult under Wisconsin law. The other girl has been diagnosed with a delusional disorder and a condition known as schizotypy, which a psychologist testified made her vulnerable to believing in Slender Man.

    The Canadian Press
  • Toys taken from home daycare thanks to fake Kijiji ad

    A daycare provider in Bells Corners wonders what kind of person would place a phoney Kijiji ad encouraging people to come take the toys from her front yard. Heaven Stewart was returning from a weekend away when her daughter called to alert her to an ad offering free toys from her address. By the time she returned to her home a half hour later, nearly all of the items had been taken.

    CBC