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Suspended NFL WR Martavis Bryant signs with Toronto Argonauts

Suspended NFL WR Martavis Bryant signs with Toronto Argonauts

Sports
Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant, who remains suspended by the NFL, has signed with the Toronto Argonauts, the Canadian Football League team said Monday. Bryant, 29, last played in the NFL in 2018 for the Oakland Raiders, under an appeal of a year-long suspension for a violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy. He was suspended indefinitely in December 2018. Advertisement Bryant has applied unsuccessfully for reinstatement into the NFL. He also was suspended for the entire 2017 season for a violation of the same policy. The 6-foot-4, 210-pound pound wide receiver was a fourth-round pick by the Steelers in the 2014 NFL Draft. He had 26 catches for 549 yards and eight touchdowns during his rookie year. Bryant had a career-high 765 yards in 2015. ...
Pakistani dissident found dead in Toronto

Pakistani dissident found dead in Toronto

World
Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Authorities in Canada said Tuesday officers have located the body of a Pakistani dissident who was reported missing earlier this week. The Toronto Police Service confirmed in a statement that the body of Karima Mehrab, 37, was located Monday morning. Advertisement "It is currently being investigated as a non-criminal death," the Toronto Police Service said in an email to UPI. "There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances." Mehrab, who is better known as Karima Baloch, was last seen Sunday at 3 p.m. near the Toronto harbor area called Harbourfont. The location where her body was found was not released. Police said she was known to frequent both the Harbourfont and Toronto Island, which is accessible from the harbor via ferry. Amnesty International South Asia ...
Jojo Rabbit: Nazi satire wins top Toronto film award

Jojo Rabbit: Nazi satire wins top Toronto film award

Entertainment
The film Jojo Rabbit has won the influential People's Choice Award at this year's Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).The World War II satire about a young boy in 1940s Germany who discovers his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their house stars Scarlett Johansson and Roman Griffin Davis.Johansson also appears in the film that was first runner-up, Marriage Story, where she plays a mother and actress divorcing her theatre director husband, played by Adam Driver.The second runner-up was Parasite, a South Korean comedy-drama which earlier this year won the top prize, the Palme d'Or, at the Cannes Film Festival. Jojo Rabbit's win moves it firmly into the 2020 Oscar r...
Toronto 2019: Tom Hanks says cynicism ‘has become our default’

Toronto 2019: Tom Hanks says cynicism ‘has become our default’

Entertainment
Tom Hanks has said the increasing level of cynicism in society is partly what led him to take a role as a loveable children's entertainer.The actor plays Fred Rogers in his new movie - a legendary US kids TV host whose brand was wholesome and warm."Cynicism has become the default position for so much of daily structure and daily intercourse," Hanks told reporters."Why? Because it's easy, and there's good money to be made."He added: "Cynicism is a great product to sell, and it's the perfect beginning of any examination of anything. And part of that is conspiracy theories and what have you. "But I think when Fred Rogers first saw children's programming, he saw something t...
Toronto Raptors’ Kawhi Leonard scores 36 despite apparent leg injury

Toronto Raptors’ Kawhi Leonard scores 36 despite apparent leg injury

Sports
May 19 (UPI) -- Toronto star forward Kawhi Leonard appeared to suffer a leg injury after finishing a layup in the first half of the Raptors' Game 3 win over the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA Eastern Conference finals Sunday night. Leonard walked with a noticeable limp following the layup and was seen grimacing multiple times in the game, including after a late dunk that energized the crowd at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. The 27-year-old forward remained in the game and didn't show any signs of being slowed by the ailment. He didn't provide any details about his injury after the contest, but said he was feeling fine. "I'm feeling alright," Leonard told reporters. "This is playoff basketball. Everybody is hurting. Just have to keep fighting." Despite the injury, Leonard finished with a game-h...