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The Toronto Raptors acquired a new player on NBA trade deadline day. But for most observers and fans, it will just be another day that the team did not trade Andrea Bargnani.

Bargnani was the logical piece to be moved following last month’s trade for Rudy Gay. It was so logical, in fact, that general manager Bryan Colangelo brought the open secret into the light by saying out loud on the night of the Gay trade that the Raptors were considering trading Bargnani. That was 22 days before Thursday’s trade deadline. And, for Bargnani, the Raptors could not scratch up a deal that would make them tangibly better, now or in the future.

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The deal that they did make — acquiring point guard Sebastian Telfair from Phoenix for Hamed Haddadi and a conditional second-round draft pick — does not move the needle in any meaningful way. It could…

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Your chances of being audited by the IRS are one in 175. Your chances of becoming president of the U.S. are one in 10,000,000. Your chances of winning the Megabucks Slot Machine Jackpot are one in 50 million. Your chances of giving birth to two sets of identical twins at once?

Seventy million to one, which is right up there with, well…someone has to win the lottery, right?

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A woman in Houston, Texas has four baby boys to crow about, which for just about any parent would be an event unto itself. But now 36-year-old Tressa Montalvo can add “had two sets of identical twins” to her bucket list.

Montalvo and her husband, Manuel Montalvo, Jr., say they weren’t using fertility drugs, and that the planned pregnancy “just succeeded a little too much,” reports Reuters. At 10 weeks, doctors told her…

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