Dejounte Murray (San Antonio Spurs) with a deep 3 vs the Phoenix Suns, 04/17/2021
Dejounte Murray (San Antonio Spurs) with a deep 3 vs the Phoenix Suns, 04/17/2021
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BEIJING (AP) — China landed a spacecraft on Mars for the first time on Saturday, a technically challenging feat more difficult than a moon landing, in the latest step forward for its ambitious goals in space. Plans call for a rover to stay in the lander for a few days of diagnostic tests before rolling down a ramp to explore an area of Mars known as Utopia Planitia. It will join an American rover that arrived at the red planet in February. China’s first Mars landing follows its launch last month of the main section of what will be a permanent space station and a mission that brought back rocks from the moon late last year. “China has left a footprint on Mars for the first time, an important step for our country’s space exploration,” the official Xinhua News Agency said in announcing the landing on one of its social media accounts. The U.S. has had nine successful landings on Mars since 1976. The Soviet Union landed on the planet in 1971, but the mission failed after the craft stopped transmitting information soon after touchdown. A rover and a tiny helicopter from the American landing in February are currently exploring Mars. NASA expects the rover to collect its first sample in July for return to Earth in a decade. China has landed on the moon before but landing on Mars is a much more difficult undertaking. Spacecraft use shields for protection from the searing heat of entering the Martian atmosphere and both retro-rockets and parachutes to slow enough to prevent a crash landing. The parachutes and rockets must be deployed at precise times to land at the designated spot. Only mini-retro rockets are required for a moon landing, and parachutes alone are sufficient for returning to Earth. Xinhua said the entry capsule entered the Mars atmosphere at an altitude of 125 kilometers (80 miles), initiating what it called “the riskiest phase of the whole mission." A 200 square meter (2,150 square foot) parachute was deployed and later jettisoned, and then a retro-rocket was fired to slow the speed of the craft to almost zero, Xinhua said. The craft hovered about 100 meters (330 feet) above the surface to identify obstacles before touching down on four buffer legs. “Each step had only one chance, and the actions were closely linked. If there had been any flaw, the landing would have failed,” said Geng Yan, an official at the China National Space Administration, according to Xinhua. Touchdown was at 7:18 a.m. Beijing time (23:18 GMT; 7:18 p.m. EDT), according to the State Administration of Science. Technology and Industry for National Defense. The distance between Earth and Mars caused a delay for mission control in Beijing to confirm its success. Chinese President Xi Jinping, in a congratulatory letter to the mission team, called the landing “an important step in our country’s interplanetary exploration journey, realizing the leap from Earth-moon to the planetary system and leaving the mark of the Chinese on Mars for the first time. ... The motherland and people will always remember your outstanding feats!" NASA Associate Administrator Thomas Zurbuchen tweeted his congratulations, saying, “Together with the global science community, I look forward to the important contributions this mission will make to humanity’s understanding of the Red Planet.” China's Mars landing was the top trending topic on Weibo, a leading social media platform, as people expressed both excitement and pride. The Tianwen-1 spacecraft has been orbiting Mars since February, when it arrived after a 6 1/2-month journey from Earth. Xinhua described the mission as China's first planetary exploration. The rover, named after the Chinese god of fire Zhurong, is expected to be deployed for 90 days to search for evidence of life. About the size of a small car, it has ground-penetrating radar, a laser, and sensors to gauge the atmosphere and magnetic sphere. China's space program has proceeded in a more cautious manner than the U.S. and the Soviet Union during the height of their space race. The launch of the main module for China's space station in April is the first of 11 planned missions to build and provision the station and send up a three-person crew by the end of next year. While the module was successfully launched, the uncontrolled return to Earth of the rocket drew international criticism including from NASA Administrator Bill Nelson. China has said it wants to land people on the moon and possibly build a scientific base there. No timeline has been released for these projects. A space plane is also reportedly under development. ___ Associated Press researcher Henry Hou, news assistant Caroline Chen and video journalist Sam McNeil contributed to this report. Ken Moritsugu, The Associated Press
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Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], May 15 (ANI): A massive door-to-door exercise has been started across Jammu to create awareness about COVID helpline and hospitals in the district, as well as to identify COVID-19 patients, officials said on Saturday.
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SEATTLE (AP) — Prized prospect Jarred Kelenic made his first major league hit memorable with a two-run homer and later added a pair of doubles, leading the Seattle Mariners to a 7-3 win over the Cleveland Indians on Friday night. After going hitless in his big league debut Thursday night, Kelenic brought the crowd to its feet with his first career long ball in the third inning. He stayed with an off-speed pitch from Aaron Civale, but still had the power to drive it 403 feet out to right-center field. The ball was clocked at 109.3 mph off the bat and Kelenic’s sprint around the bases seemed just as fast. He embraced fellow young Seattle star Kyle Lewis in the dugout with a bearhug and tipped his cap to the fans when their standing ovation didn’t stop. The 21-year-old Kelenic became the youngest Mariners player to homer since Adam Jones in 2006 and joined Lewis in hitting a home run for their first major league hits. Lewis did it back in September 2019. Kelenic added a pair of hustling doubles in the fifth and seventh, the second scoring Sam Haggerty to give Seattle a 5-1 lead. Mitch Haniger followed with a two-run homer off reliever Phil Maton, his 11th of the season, to cap the four-run inning for Seattle. Kyle Seager also homered in the first off Civale, his eighth of the season. Civale (5-1) allowed a season-high five earned runs in 6 2/3 innings. He gave up seven hits and struck out six. Seattle starter Chris Flexen allowed just one run in 5 2/3 innings and won his third straight decision. The only run Cleveland managed off Flexen (4-1) was Jordan Luplow’s RBI single in the fifth. Flexen permitted five hits and failed to record a strikeout for the second time in three starts. Josh Naylor hit a two-run homer in the ninth for Cleveland. Rafael Montero got the final out for his fifth save. MORE ON KELENIC Kelenic became the fifth player in Mariners history with three or more hits in his first two career games, and the first since Carlos Guillén in 1998. Kelenic also is the 18th player in baseball history with three or more extra-base hits in his first two career games. HOMERS AT HOME Seager’s first-inning drive was his 83rd career home run at T-Mobile Park, tying him with Nelson Cruz and Raul Ibanez for the most in the history of the 22-year-old stadium. TRAINER’S ROOM Indians: Eddie Rosario was hit on the left foot with the first pitch of the ninth inning by JT Chargois. Rosario was lifted for a pinch-runner. Mariners: Placed two starters on the 10-day injured list as 1B Evan White (hip) and INF/DH Ty France will both be sidelined. White was hurt diving to field a grounder in Thursday’s game, while France has been bothered by his left wrist for a little while. There was no timetable given for either player. The Mariners recalled INF Donnie Walton and INF Jack Mayfield from Triple-A Tacoma. UP NEXT Indians: RHP Triston McKenzie (1-1, 4.94 ERA) makes his sixth start looking to build on his last outing when he threw five shutout innings against Kansas City. Mariners: LHP Justus Sheffield (2-3, 4.91) tries to rebound after getting knocked around for 10 hits and five earned runs in a loss to Texas last time out. In his previous start at home, Sheffield threw six shutout innings in a victory over the Angels. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Tim Booth, The Associated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Max Muncy hit a three-run homer during the Dodgers’ eight-run second inning, and Clayton Kershaw racked up a season-high 11 strikeouts in Los Angeles' 9-6 victory over the Miami Marlins on Friday night. Mookie Betts and Austin Barnes had RBI doubles for the defending World Series champions, who appear to be coming out of their three-week tailspin. Los Angeles has won three straight and four of five after jumping to an early 8-0 lead and hanging on after the Marlins scored five runs on Kershaw. Los Angeles lost 15 of 20 after its 13-2 start to the season, but the Dodgers have opened a nine-game homestand with their first three-game win streak in four weeks. All nine starters got a hit in the series opener against Miami. Kershaw (6-3) won for the sixth time in eight starts despite yielding a season high-tying five earned runs over six innings. Kershaw also contributed an RBI single and scored during the Dodgers’ impressive second inning, which included six consecutive hits. Adam Duvall hit a three-run homer and Garrett Cooper drove in two runs for the Marlins, who have lost three straight and five of seven. Miami's Sandy Alcantara (1-3) didn’t get out of the second inning in the shortest start of his five-year major league career, yielding eight runs on seven hits and two walks while getting just four outs. Alcantara had lasted at least five innings in each of his first eight starts this season, but he has allowed 14 runs in only 6 1/3 innings in his two career starts at Dodger Stadium. After Chris Taylor drew a leadoff walk in the second, the next six Dodgers delivered hits — including an RBI single by AJ Pollock, who then left the game after straining his left hamstring while running to third on Barnes' double to the wall. Muncy's 424-foot homer was the fifth in eight games for the veteran slugger during a scorching stretch. He reached base for the 18th time in 36 plate appearances with a seventh-inning single. Miami halved the Dodgers' 8-0 lead in the third with Cooper's RBI single followed by a 417-foot shot from Duvall. Miami loaded the bases with a two-out rally in the eighth and trimmed LA's lead to 9-6 when Sandy Leon was grazed by a pitch, but Victor González struck out Jon Berti to end it. Kenley Jansen pitched a perfect ninth for his seventh save in nine opportunities. TRAINER'S ROOM Marlins: RHP Elieser Hernández (biceps) will start a rehab assignment next week. He hasn't pitched for Miami since April 3. ... SS Jazz Chisholm (hamstring) homered in a minor league game. He should be back this weekend or shortly afterward. Dodgers: Pollock was making his first start in a week after straining his hamstring in Anaheim. ... LHP David Price (hamstring) threw two simulated innings. He is close to returning. ... OF Cody Bellinger (hairline leg fracture) is running at 80% in Arizona, and he could go on a minor league assignment next week. ... INF/OF Zach McKinstry (oblique) will go to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Sunday or Monday. UP NEXT Trevor Bauer (3-2, 2.50 ERA) takes the mound against Miami, which hadn't announced its starter. Bauer is 2-0 with a 1.38 ERA and 18 strikeouts in 13 innings at Dodger Stadium this season. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Greg Beacham, The Associated Press
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India reported a smaller rise in daily coronavirus infections on Saturday, but deaths stayed near the 4,000 mark, with the World Health Organisation warning that the second year of the pandemic could be worse than the first. Over the past 24 hours, India had 326,098 new coronavirus infections for its lowest rise in nearly three weeks, taking the tally to 24.37 million, along with 3,890 deaths. In Geneva, the World Health Organization's chief said the second year of the pandemic was set to be more deadly than the first, with India a huge concern.
New Delhi [India], May 15 (ANI): With 3,26,098 new COVID-19 cases and 3,53,299 recoveries, India recorded more recoveries than the fresh infections in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Health Ministry's data on Saturday.
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The number of people who have recovered from the disease has increased to 2,04,32,898, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.09 per cent, the data updated at 8 am showed.
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SEATTLE (AP) — Jarred Kelenic hit a two-run homer for his first major league hit and tacked on two doubles, leading the Seattle Mariners to a 7-3 win over the Cleveland Indians on Friday night. After going hitless in his big league debut Thursday, Kelenic brought the crowd to its feet with a drive to right-center against Aaron Civale in the third inning. The ball was clocked at 109.3 mph off the bat and Kelenic’s sprint around the bases seemed just as fast. Kyle Seager and Mitch Haniger also connected for Seattle. Chris Flexen (4-1) allowed one run in 5 2/3 innings, and Rafael Montero recorded the final out for his fifth save. Josh Naylor hit a two-run homer in the ninth for Cleveland. Civale (5-1) allowed a season-high five earned runs in 6 2/3 innings. NATIONALS 17, DIAMONDBACKS 2 PHOENIX (AP) — Trea Turner hit his 14th career leadoff homer and Yan Gomes had five hits, powering Washington to the runaway win. Turner’s ninth homer of the season on Riley Smith’s second pitch was a no-doubter into the stands in left-center, and Washington was just getting started. Josh Bell and Gomes added two-run doubles, helping stake Max Scherzer to a 6-0 lead before he ever took the mound. Scherzer (3-2) struck out seven in five scoreless innings, surrendering just two hits and walking one. The 17 runs were a season high for the Nationals, who also had a season-high 22 hits. Smith (1-2) lasted just three innings for Arizona, yielding eight earned runs and eight hits. The Diamondbacks have lost nine of their last 11 games. YANKEES 5, ORIOLES 4 BALTIMORE (AP) — Aaron Judge went deep twice and Gio Urshela delivered a key pinch-hit shot, leading the banged-up Yankees to the win. Judge is now 10 for 19 with five homers against the Orioles this season. He has 13 career multihomer games, five of them against Baltimore. Urshela is still hampered by a left knee injury but was available off the bench in the seventh. After Miguel Andújar singled and Kyle Higashioka walked, Urshela hit the second pinch-hit homer of his career off Travis Lakins (1-4) to erase a 4-2 deficit. The Yankees were missing several key players, including shortstop Gleyber Torres (COVID-19), center fielder Aaron Hicks (left wrist) and slugger Giancarlo Stanton, who was a late scratch with left quad tightness. Yankees starter Corey Kluber (3-2) allowed four runs over six innings. Jonathan Loáisiga picked up his second save. RAYS 3, METS 2 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Brett Phillips hit an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning, and the Rays stopped the Mets’ seven-game winning streak. After starters Tyler Glasnow and David Peterson both pitched well into the late innings, Tampa Bay came back against New York's bullpen. Tied at 2, Tampa Bay loaded the bases with one out in the ninth against Miguel Castro (0-1) on a walk to Brandon Lowe, a single by Willy Adams and a walk to Mike Zunino. Aaron Loup struck out Joey Wendle before Phillips singled. Pete Fairbanks (1-0) worked the ninth for the win. ROYALS 6, WHITE SOX 2, GAME 1 WHITE SOX 3, ROYALS 1, GAME 2 CHICAGO (AP) — Rookie Andrew Vaughn, starting the nightcap at first base after AL MVP Jose Abreu was injured in a frightening collision in the first game, homered to lead the White Sox to a doubleheader split. The Royals ended an 11-game slide in the opener, stopping Chicago’s six-game win streak. The collision occurred in the second inning when Hunter Dozier, after popping up, jogged out of the batter’s box with his head down and slammed hard into Abreu as he was tracking the ball, knocking both players to the ground. Abreu suffered a facial bruise and cut, along with a bruised left knee. Tests for a concussion were negative and he was listed as day to day. Dozier was put on the seven-day concussion injured list. Codi Heuer (3-1) got the win in the second game, and Liam Hendriks earned his eighth save. Vaughn made his first career start at first base in the majors and homered for the second time in three games. His two-run drive in the second chased Jakob Junis (1-3). Salvador Perez and Michael A. Taylor homered for Kansas City in the first game. Brad Keller (3-4) worked five innings for the win. Chicago's Lucas Giolito (2-4) permitted five runs in six innings. ROCKIES 9, REDS 6 DENVER (AP) — Garrett Hampson led off the first inning with a triple, one of 15 hits for Colorado, and the Rockies spoiled Wade Miley’s encore to his first career no-hitter. Miley (4-3) was roughed up one start after holding Cleveland hitless on May 7. His bid for consecutive no-hitters ended on his second pitch when Hampson tripled. He later scored on Miley’s throwing error on a pickoff attempt. Hampson also singled and homered. German Márquez (2-4) struck out eight in six-plus innings. Jonathan India and Eugenio Suárez each hit a two-run homer for Cincinnati. Daniel Bard pitched the ninth for his fourth save. PHILLIES 5, BLUE JAYS 1 DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Rhys Hoskins hit a three-run double during Philadelphia's five-run seventh inning. J.T. Realmuto returned to the Phillies’ lineup one day after being placed on the COVID-19-related injured list and drew a bases-loaded walk that made it 1-all in the seventh. Connor Brogdon (4-1) got one out for the win. Tim Mayza replaced Toronto reliever Trent Thornton (1-1) with two on and one out in the seventh and walked Bryce Harper and Realmuto. Hoskins followed with a double off Mayza to make it 4-1. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. put the Blue Jays up 1-0 with an opposite-field homer in the sixth. ASTROS 10, RANGERS 4 HOUSTON (AP) — Martín Maldonado homered and drove in three runs to back seven solid innings from Zack Greinke, and Houston earned its fourth straight victory. Kyle Tucker and Myles Straw each had two hits and two RBIs for the Astros. Greinke (3-1) gave up three runs and seven hits. Texas left-hander Wes Benjamin (0-2) allowed three runs, three hits and three walks in 1 2/3 innings. He was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock to make the start. The Rangers lost their fourth in a row. Jose Trevino had two hits and two RBIs, and Adolis García hit a solo drive in the eighth for his 10th homer. BRAVES 6, BREWERS 3 MILWAUKEE (AP) — Marcell Ozuna and Ozzie Albies hit Atlanta’s first back-to-back homers of the season to help the Braves snap a three-game skid. After the Braves squandered leads each of the last three days against Toronto, they built a five-run advantage and hung on this time. Josh Tomlin allowed back-to-back homers to Luis Urías and Manny Piña in the ninth inning. Atlanta's Drew Smyly (2-2) pitched six innings of one-run ball. Austin Riley hit a two-run single in the third after Milwaukee's Adrian Houser (3-4) walked the bases loaded. The scuffling Brewers have lost nine of 12. RED SOX 4, ANGELS 3 BOSTON (AP) — Hunter Renfroe and Bobby Dalbec each hit a two-run homer, lifting Boston to the win. The Red Sox opened the weekend series with their second straight victory after dropping three in a row. Matt Andriese (2-2) got the win despite allowing José Iglesias’ two-run double in the seventh, and Matt Barnes struck out the side in the ninth for his ninth save. Shonhei Ohtani hit his 11th homer for the Angels, who lost their third straight. Los Angeles grabbed a 3-2 lead on Iglesias’ double, but Dalbec responded with a go-ahead drive off Tony Watson (1-1) in the bottom half of the seventh. ATHLETICS 6, TWINS 1 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ramón Laureano hit the first of Oakland’s four homers, and Frankie Montas pitched six effective innings. Sean Murphy and Stephen Piscotty each hit a two-run shot, and Mark Canha contributed a pinch-hit homer. Montas (5-2) allowed one run and four hits in his third straight win. Matt Shoemaker (2-4) allowed three of the home runs for the Twins. He surrendered five runs in six innings. Josh Donaldson homered for Minnesota, which has lost five games in a row. PIRATES 3, GIANTS 2, 11 INNINGS PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh's Adam Frazier tripled home the tying run in the 11th inning with his fourth hit of the game and scored the winner on Gregory Polanco’s sacrifice fly. Austin Slater’s single put San Francisco ahead in the top of the 11th, but Frazier led off the bottom half with his hit high off the 21-foot Clemente Wall in right field. That scored Michael Perez, who began the inning as the automatic runner on second base. One out later, Giants manager Gabe Kapler had Caleb Baragar (2-1) intentionally walk Bryan Reynolds and rookie Will Craig to load the bases. Polanco foiled the strategy by hitting a deep fly to center field. The comeback gave Luis Oviedo (1-1) his first major league win. CUBS 4, TIGERS 2 DETROIT (AP) — Kris Bryant hit a two-run homer, and the Cubs snapped the Tigers' four-game winning streak. Jake Arrieta (4-3) faced the minimum number of hitters until the bottom of the sixth, when Detroit’s Jake Rogers and Robbie Grossman hit consecutive home runs with two out. That was all the scoring for the Tigers, who entered the night with the second-worst record in baseball, percentage points ahead of Minnesota. Tarik Skubal (0-6) allowed four runs and eight hits in six innings. Joc Pederson had three hits for the Cubs, who snapped a three-game losing streak. Craig Kimbrel struck out of the side in the ninth for his seventh save in eight chances. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Associated Press