Quarterback Nick Mullens placed the blame on himself after Kittle fell 4 yards short of Shannon Sharpe’s NFL record by a tight end of 214 yards receiving. Kittle had all of his yards and seven receptions in the first half and was targeted just once after halftime. KITTLE’S CATCHESThe previous time any 49ers player had 1,000 yards was in 2014, when Anquan Boldin had 1,062 yards receiving and Frank Gore 1,106 yards rushing. In addition, Kittle’s 52-yard catch and run to end the first quarter moved him past Vernon Davis for the 49ers franchise record for yards receiving by a tight end in a season. Kittle came in needing 73 yards to top Davis’ mark of 965 yards set in 2009.
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The second 20-year-old charged in the death of 14-year-old Riley Driver-Martin has appeared in court and will remain in jail. Mark Mahabir turned himself into Peel Regional Police on Saturday night after a warrant for his arrest was issued. Mark Mahabir turned himself into Peel Regional Police on Saturday night after a warrant for his arrest was issued. ( Peel regional police )The Mahabirs are two brothers in a set of non-identical triplets, one of their lawyers, Marcus Bornfreund confirmed. Read more: Two brothers accused in murder of 14-year-old Mississauga boy Jennifer Pagliaro is a Toronto-based reporter covering city politics.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Tune Protect Group Bhd is yet to see significant contributions to its earnings despite its various strategic tie-ups and digital initiatives.AmInvestment research maintained its hold call on the group and lowered its fair value to 68 sen from 80 sen previously. "This is based on a PB of 0.9x (previously 1.0x) on FY19 ROE of 10.5%. "The research house said a total of 58 employees' applications for the VSS have been approved, representing 15% of the total workforce.The payment of RM4mil will be booked in 4QFY18, said AmInvestment. "We anticipate this to increase TPG’s management expenses in the final quarter of FY18. "The research house said it would take about 13 months for the group to break even for the VSS payment.
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The Ravens issued a statement condemning the comments Sunday, calling them “totally unacceptable.” The team also said that “we have addressed the matter with Pat,” and would have additional comment later. Ricard said he’d not had a chance to talk to his teammates or explain the tweets. “I don’t want to distract the team in any way, just have those guys come out here and play. Earlier this week, actor and comedian Kevin Hart stepped down from duties hosting the Academy Awards after past homophobic tweets were published. Hart also apologized “to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past,” most of which were posted from 2009-11.
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The real estate market in most parts of Metro Vancouver has softened over the last year and homeowners will see those changes reflected in their property assessments next spring. Outside Metro Vancouver, it's a different picture. And in parts of central and northern Vancouver Island, and Kitimat, home values are at least 20 per cent higher than last year. Other Metro Vancouver municipalities showed stable values or modest increases, according to the independent assessment authority. Commercial and industrial properties were projected to see general increases of 10 to 20 per cent, with some areas of Metro Vancouver seeing values rise by up to 30 per cent.
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CHANDLER, Ariz. — Brad Fritsch finished in a tie for eighth place on the final day of the Web.com Tour qualifying school Sunday while fellow Canadian Michael Gligic tied for 13th. Gligic, of Burlington, Ont., and Choi earned entry into next year’s first eight events with their top-40 result. Fritsch fired a 62 in the last round to finish three shots behind winner Danny Walker at 24-under 264. By reaching final stage of qualifying, every member of the field earned conditional 2019 status, but the top-40 finishers earned guaranteed starts. Walker secured fully exempt Web.com Tour status.
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Finance ministers from Canada's provinces and territories are meeting with their federal counterpart in Ottawa to discuss the country's economy, competitiveness and trade. The ministers typically meet with federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau twice a year. Morneau said he's prepared to listen to the ministers' concerns, and hopes to provide clear answers as to how the federal plan will work. Canada's combined corporate tax rate is just above 25 per cent, depending on the province. Before the last meeting, Morneau was also dealing with renewed calls to change the way equalization payments are distributed across the country.
December 10, 2018 00:11 UTC
Ayers, 36, chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence, is expected to leave the administration in the coming weeks as his family returns to Georgia, according to people familiar with his plans. Nick Ayers, U.S. President Donald Trump’s top choice to replace John Kelly as chief of staff, declined to take the job, according to three people familiar with the talks. Ayers had told the president that he would do the job on an interim basis, through the spring. But Trump wants a permanent chief of staff as he heads into the fight of his political life. Others seen as possible choices for chief of staff include Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin; Trump’s budget director, Mick Mulvaney; and the U.S. trade representative, Robert Lighthizer.
UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway and challenger Brian Ortega set a record in Saturday’s main event at the Scotiabank Arena. ( Steve Russell / Toronto Star )Other important stats to emerge from UFC 231 didn’t break records, but sent an important message to organizers. After swallowing several clean punches, Ortega took the champion to the mat, hoping to initiate a grappling contest. And, after the fourth round, Ortega returned to his corner with his left eye swollen to the size and colour of a large plum. It announced plans to return to Toronto in 2016, with light heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier headlining a December card against Anthony Johnson.
ESTEVAN, SASK.—Winnipeg’s Jennifer Jones beat Kerri Einarson’s Gimli, Man., 8-5 on Sunday to win her record fourth women’s title at the Canada Cup. Canadian skip Jennifer Jones, seen here in a 2018 file photo, won her fourth women’s title at the Canada Cup on Sunday. They also earn a bye into the 2021 Road to the Roar Pre-Trials and qualify for a World Curling Federation World Cup event during the 2019-20 season. Jones was competing in her record-tying 10th appearance in the Canada Cup. The teams traded deuces in the fourth and fifth ends, Jones got one in sixth and Einarson scored singles in the seventh and eighth.
“They made a good play,” Brady said. They got it to their fast guys.”Miami’s “Drake Escape” prevented the Patriots from clinching their 10th consecutive AFC East title. “It’s going to test our character big time to bounce back from something like that,” tight end Rob Gronkowski said. Drake sprinted into the corner of the end zone past Gronkowski, whose role as part of the Patriots’ prevent defence invited second-guessing. But while the game will be remembered for the final seconds, the Patriots (9-4) could blame many other plays for a role in the defeat.
DENVER — Tory Stewart-Miller scored 18 points, Ronnie Harrell, Jr. picked up his third double-double of the season with 15 points and 10 rebounds and Denver defeated Division II Western State Colorado 93-69 on Sunday. Six players scored nine points or better for Denver. Sienknecht and Harding made 15 of Western State Colorado’s 24 field goals. Denver outrebounded the Mountaineers 48-36, which helped lead to a 42-20 advantage on points in the paint, 12-6 on second-chance points and 23-11 on fast-break baskets. The Mountaineers came as close as eight after halftime, but Denver pushed the lead to 20 with a 12-0 run.
8 Oregon State overpowered Santa Clara 82-31 on Sunday. “This game is a learning experience,” said Santa Clara coach Bill Carr, who said his goal for the squad is post-season play. Oregon State took control with a 19-0 run spanning the end of the first quarter and the start of the second. The surge was fueled by five 3-pointers, and Oregon State led 42-15 with 6:28 left in the half. Oregon State: Washington, a junior post, made her second start of the season, and her second in a row.
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Arizona Coyotes goalie Antti Raanta is out indefinitely and could miss the rest of the season with a lower-body injury. Coyotes general manager John Chayka said on Sunday that Raanta had a procedure on the injury that revealed more damage than originally thought. Raanta has been limited to 12 games due to injury this season and hasn’t played since leaving with a lower-body injury against Minnesota on Nov. 27. The Coyotes acquired Raanta in a trade from the New York Rangers prior to the 2017-18 after dealing away No 1 goalie Mike Smith. Raanta played 47 games last season and is 5-6 with a 2.88 goals-against average this season.
LAS VEGAS — Baseball players may get a little more sleep when travelling after Sunday night games next year. Philadelphia hosts Atlanta in the first Sunday night game next season on March 31, the second game of a television doubleheader that begins with Texas playing the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. ESPN started the “Sunday Night Baseball” telecast in 1990, and it developed in a showcase time slot. As part of the collective bargaining agreement that started in 2017, baseball scheduled earlier start times for many weekday games on getaway days beginning last season. Fox is likely to televise the Saturday game and ESPN the Sunday game, the person said.
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