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October 19, 2018 4:08 PM Eagles fan finds fame after running into a pole

The moment in the spotlight isn’t over yet for a Philadelphia Eagles fan who stumbled into fame as a viral video star after running into a subway pillar earlier this year. Jigar Desai is now the subject of an NFL digital short feature, shot ahead of the Eagles game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in London on Oct. 28. In the short, he’s surprised with tickets 4

October 16, 2018 11:37 PM Eight games every Raptors fan should circle on their calendar

Wednesday vs. Cleveland: The season opener will give fans a first glimpse at these new-look Raptors, plus the Cavaliers without LeBron James. Does the rivalry persist without the King on the court? This game could give us an answer. Friday vs. Boston: This could be a preview of next spring’s Eastern Conference final. It will be a good early test for Kawhi 6

October 16, 2018 3:44 PM Militants seize 14 Iranian security forces near Pakistan

TEHRAN, IRAN — Militants in Iran abducted 14 members of a border security force near the Pakistan border on Tuesday in the latest blow to the powerful Revolutionary Guard. Media reports quoted an unnamed but informed source as saying two of those abducted are members of the Guard’s intelligence department. The rest include seven members of the Basij 7

October 16, 2018 2:14 PM Northern Manitoba heart patient dies on bus ride to medical checkup after being denied flight, report says

THOMPSON, MAN.—A Winnipeg media outlet says it’s learned that a northern Manitoba heart patient died during a 10-hour Greyhound bus trip to see a Winnipeg doctor after being denied a flight to get to the checkup. CTV News says Abraham Donkey, a 58-year-old resident of Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation, died Oct. 3 along Highway 6 after getting on the bus in Thompson 10

October 16, 2018 1:28 PM French hostage in Yemen freed after more than four months

Yemeni security officials said the Houthis released Goma from a prison in the capital, Sanaa, which is under rebel control. They said the release came after “intensive” talks between France’s envoy to Yemen and Houthi leaders in Sanaa. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to brief reporters. Goma’s family members 7

October 15, 2018 9:34 PM Kings’ Doughty calls Leafs the real deal — but never wanted to play here

The Leafs’ primary measuring stick — after the score, of course — is high-end chances for and against, tracked by the research and development team led by Darryl Metcalf. The stats are largely proprietary and not available publicly unless they feel like sharing. After Saturday night’s 4-2 win in Washington, though, coach Mike Babcock said the Leafs had 12 high-end 8

October 14, 2018 1:41 PM Saudis reject threats as stocks plunge after Trump comments

However, Trump in the same interview said: “As of this moment, they deny it and they deny it vehemently. Could it be them? Yes.” Other stock exchanges in the Mideast saw far less volatility Sunday. U.S. markets have been rattled by rising interest rates, signs of a slowdown in the global economy and the U.S.-China trade dispute. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed 17

October 11, 2018 6:56 PM Promoter of failed Fyre Festival gets 6 years in prison

The festival, with entry fees costing between $4,000 to $12,000, lured revellers with a glitzy social media campaign featuring models, including Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid and Emily Ratajkowski. It billed itself as a glamorous party where guests would be flown to an island purportedly once owned by infamous drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, and provided with luxurious 11

October 11, 2018 3:25 AM 2019 Overwatch League season, with Toronto and Vancouver, to kick off Feb. 14

Toronto and fellow expansion sides Paris, Washington D.C. and Atlanta will join the Atlantic Division, while Vancouver and China’s Chengdu, Guangzhou and Hangzhou will join the Pacific Division. The esports league season starts Feb. 14 with each of the league’s 20 teams playing 28 matches over four five-week stages at Blizzard Arena Los Angeles 13

October 10, 2018 11:50 PM Israel defends detention of U.S. student who allegedly promoted boycott

JERUSALEM—A senior Israeli Cabinet minister on Wednesday defended the government’s handling of the case of an American graduate student held in detention at the country’s international airport for the past week over allegations that she promoted a boycott against the Jewish state. In an interview, Gilad Erdan, who oversees the government’s efforts to counter 11