Isaiah Stewart (Detroit Pistons) with an alley oop vs the San Antonio Spurs, 04/22/2021
Isaiah Stewart (Detroit Pistons) with an alley oop vs the San Antonio Spurs, 04/22/2021
Reds rally late to edge the Rockies, 7-6
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Alan Pulido scored a pair of goals, one in each half, and Sporting Kansas City beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 3-0 on Sunday. Pulido and Dániel Sallói scored goals four minutes apart in the first half. It was the first time Kansas City (3-2-1) scored two goals in an opening half since its home opener on March 7 last year in a 4-0 win over Houston. Sallói scored on a give-and-go at the 28th minute when he dropped it to Pulido who tapped it back to Sallói who punched it past keeper Maxime Crépeau. Pulido drew a penalty kick at the 32nd minute when Ryan Raposo clipped him from behind in the box as he attempted to put a shot on goal. Pulido sealed it at the 58th minute when he took a pass from Gadi Kinda, evaded a defender and put a shot between a pair of defenders and out of range of Crépeau. Vancouver (2-3-1) didn’t earn its first corner until the 64th minute. ___ More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/hub/soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Associated Press
Tensions ran high at competing demonstrations over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in both Montreal and Toronto this weekend. Police in Montreal confirmed they responded to a conflict that erupted between protesters and counter-protesters at a rally in support of Israel near the city's downtown Sunday afternoon. People were heard shouting "Free Palestine" as they ran from police, who fired chemical irritants into the air. The pro-Israel rally comes one day after thousands attended a pro-Palestinian march in Montreal to demand an end to Israeli airstrikes over the Gaza Strip. Meanwhile, police in Toronto say they've laid charges in connection with a pro-Palestinian demonstration that drew more than 5,000 people to Nathan Phillips Square outside City Hall on Saturday night. A 22-year-old man faces an assault charge, while a 29-year-old man was charged with bringing a weapon to a public meeting. Police say they're also investigating a separate alleged assault outside the square that was circulating on social media. A spokesperson confirmed it was connected to the demonstration but offered no other details. The protests were stoked by five days of mayhem that left at least 145 Palestinians dead in Gaza and eight dead on the Israeli side. The violence, set off by Hamas firing a rocket into Israel on Monday, came after weeks of mounting tensions in contested Jerusalem. Israel stepped up its assault and slammed the Gaza Strip with airstrikes Saturday, in a dramatic escalation that included bombing the home of a senior Hamas leader, killing a family of 10 in a refugee camp and destroying a building that housed the offices of The Associated Press and other media. Several public figures took to their social media accounts to denounce violence and call for calm. Ontario Premier Doug Ford called on police to investigate any acts of anti-Semitism, which he says have no place in the province. "Discrimination or hatred of any kind against any community in our province should never be tolerated," he wrote on Twitter. Toronto police have said that Jewish people were the group most frequently victimized by hate crimes in 2020. The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs alleged both protests included aggressive acts of anti-Semitism, including Nazi imagery, death threats against Israeli supporters and at least one physical assault. Police forces declined to offer details of what transpired. The centre said it was "gravely concerned" with what it described as "a wave of violence and anti-Semitism impacting communities across Canada." "There is absolutely no justification for political violence of any kind in our streets, whatever one's cause may be," it said in a statement. "...Like all Canadians of goodwill, Canada's Jewish community seeks peace and a better future for Israelis and Palestinians alike. At the same time, we urge our neighbours of all backgrounds to join us in condemning these disturbing acts." This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 16, 2021 — with files from Graham Hughes and The Associated Press. The Canadian Press
Industrial output and retail sales are forecast to show hefty annual gains given activity in April last year was badly marred by pandemic lockdowns. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan firmed 0.2%, nudging further away from a four-month trough hit last week. Japan's Nikkei gained 0.4%, having also touched its lowest since early January last week.
New Delhi [India], May 17 (ANI): Considering the requirement of Remdesivir in every state and ensuring its adequate availability, Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilisers DV Sadananda Gowda on Sunday announced that the allocation of Remdesivir has been made upto May 23.
CDB Aviation has delivered the first of four Airbus A320neo family aircraft on long-term lease to Russia’s flagship airline, Aeroflot.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Board members at Microsoft Corp. made a decision in 2020 that it wasn't appropriate for its co-founder Bill Gates to continue sitting on its board as they investigated the billionaire’s prior romantic relationship with a female Microsoft employee that was deemed inappropriate, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. Citing unnamed sources, The Journal reported online Sunday that board members looking into the matter hired a law firm in late 2019 to conduct an investigation after a Microsoft engineer alleged in a letter that she had a sexual relationship with Gates over several years. The Journal reported that Gates resigned before the board's investigation was finished, citing another person familiar with the matter. An unnamed spokeswoman for Gates acknowledged to The Journal that there was an affair almost 20 years ago, and that it ended “amicably." The spokesperson told The Journal that “his decision to transition off the board was in no way related to this matter."" When he left Microsoft's board last year, Gates said he was stepping down to focus on philanthropy. Microsoft couldn't be immediately reached for comment. Earlier this month, Bill and Melinda Gates announced that they were divorcing after 27 years of marriage but would keep working together at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, one of the largest charitable foundations in the world. Gates was formerly the world’s richest person and his fortune is estimated at well over $100 billion. Earlier Sunday, The New York Times reported that Gates had developed “a reputation for questionable conduct in work-related settings." The Times reported that on at least a few occasions, Gates made overtures to women who worked for him at Microsoft and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The Times cited people with direct knowledge of his behavior. The Associated Press
Mainland China reported 25 new COVID-19 cases on May 16, up from 18 cases a day earlier and marking the highest daily increase in more than six weeks, the country's national health authority said on Monday. The National Health Commission, in a statement, said five of the new cases were local infections: three in northeastern Liaoning province and two in eastern Anhui province. The total number of new confirmed cases is the highest since 26 reported on April 2.
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Friends will hug, pints will be pulled and swathes of the British economy will reopen on Monday giving 65 million people a measure of freedom after the gloom of a four-month COVID-19 lockdown. The biggest public health crisis in a century was accompanied by a drastic extension of state power; during England's lockdowns police broke up parties and protests alike, shut down religious services and handed out fines of up to 10,000 pounds ($14,000) to youngsters for partying. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who before he imposed three national lockdowns had railed against the "nanny" tendencies of the British state, advised people to cuddle cautiously and served notice that the spread of the coronavirus variant first identified in India meant that the final UK reopening in June could be delayed.
A brush fire in an exclusive Southern California community gained strength Sunday as about 1,000 residents remained under mandatory evacuation orders.
Matthew Belloni, the former editorial director of the Hollywood Reporter, has joined the management team of a new media startup that will cover finance, politics, technology and entertainment. His landing spot has been the subject of much speculation since Belloni left the Reporter in a dispute with the trade publication’s owners over editorial coverage. There […]
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Richard Montañez, the subject of an upcoming biopic directed by Eva Longoria, is facing allegations that he fabricated his story of inventing Flamin' Hot Cheetos.
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The MTV Movie & TV Awards make their return on the first installment of a two-night event. Hosted by Leslie Jones, Sunday evening’s show takes place at the Hollywood Palladium with a slew of presenters that include TikTok icon Addison Rae, ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ star Anthony Mackie, and ‘In the Heights’ creator […]
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Israel launched dozens of air strikes in Gaza and the Hamas militant group kept up its rocket attacks on Israeli cities in fighting that spilled into a second week on Monday. International calls mounted for a ceasefire, but there was no sign of any imminent end to the most serious hostilities between Israel and Gaza's ruling Hamas Islamists in years.
BOSTON (AP) — Shohei Ohtani hit a two-out, two-run homer in the ninth inning and the Los Angeles Angels rallied past the Boston Red Sox 6-5 Sunday, ending a four-game losing streak. Matt Barnes (1-1) retired the first two batters in the ninth before giving up a bloop single to Mike Trout. Ohtani followed with his 12th homer, tying for the major league lead, a drive tucked just inside the Pesky Pole in right field. It was Ohtani’s second homer of the series and stopped Boston’s three-game winning streak. Raisel Iglesias (2-2) pitched a scoreless eighth and Mike Mayers got his second save. BLUE JAYS 10, PHILLIES 8 DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Television cameras showed a confrontation in the dugout between Phillies manager Joe Girardi and second baseman Jean Segura, who committed two errors. Marcus Semien and Bo Bichette hit consecutive first-inning homers, and Randal Grichuk had a two-run double in a five-run second as Toronto burst to an 8-0 lead. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his 11th homer. Bryce Harper entered in the sixth, popped up a bunt in the eighth and stranded two in the ninth with a game-ending strikeout against Jeremy Beasley. Toronto starter Robbie Ray (2-1) allowed four runs and seven hits over 5 2/3 innings. Chase Anderson (2-4) gave up seven runs and eight hits in 1 1/3 innings. ORIOLES 10, YANKEES 6 BALTIMORE (AP) — Maikel Franco homered and drove in three runs, rookie Bruce Zimmermann (2-3) came out of the bullpen to allow one run and two hits over 5 2/3 innings as Baltimore avoided rallied from a four-run deficit to avoid a three-game sweep. Aaron Judge homered for the third straight game and went 6 for 10 with four home runs and five RBIs in the series. Jordan Montgomery failed to hold leads of 4-0 in the first and 5-2 in the third. Trey Mancini put the Orioles ahead for good at 6-5 with an RBI double off Michael King (0-1) in the fourth. RAYS 7, METS 1 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Manuel Margot, Willy Adames and Brandon Lowe homered off Marcus Stroman (3-4) as Tampa completed a three-game sweep and extended its winning streak to four. Two-run homers by Margot in the fourth and by Adames in the fifth built a 4-0 lead, and Lowe led off the sixth with his seventh home run this season. Josh Fleming (3-3) allowed up one hit in five scoreless innings and four relievers completed a two-hitter. Stroman (3-4) dropped to 0-4 in his last five starts. He allowed five runs and six hits in six innings as his ERA rose from 2.01 to 2.72. CUBS 5, TIGERS 1 DETROIT (AP) — Kyle Hendricks (3-4) allowed one run and eight hits in eight-plus innings, and struck out a season-high eight. Ian Happ had three hits, including a homer, and was aggressive on the bases as the Cubs won for the second time in six games. Matthew Boyd (2-4) gave up four earned runs in six inning, dropping to 0-3 in his last five starts. GIANTS 4, PIRATES 1 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Alex Wood (5-0) gave up one run and eight hits in six innings as NL West-leading San Francisco gained a four-game split. Mike Yastrzemski hit a two-run homer in the ninth off David Bednar. Tyler Rogers pitched a scoreless ninth inning for his fourth save. Mitch Keller (2-5) allowed two runs and six hits in five-plus innings. ASTROS 6, RANGERS 2 HOUSTON (AP) —Yuli Gurriel broke a 2-2 tie with a sacrifice fly off Joely Rodríguez (1-2) in a four-run eighth, Chas McCormick added a two-run single and Houston won its sixth straight game. Lance McCullers Jr. allowed five hits in six scoreless innings and Brooks Raley (2-2) struck out the side in the eighth. WHITE SOX 4, ROYALS 3 CHICAGO (AP) — Wade Davis (0-2) bounced a wild pitch that allowed José Abreu to dash home with the game-ending run, capping a two-run rally in the ninth that included Yoán Moncada's RBI single. Matt Foster (2-1) struck out two in a perfect ninth. completing a six-hitter that gave Chicago a four-game split. Adam Eaton homered for AL Central-leading Chicago, which has not lost consecutive games since April 15-17. ATHLETICS 7. TWINS 6 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) —Matt Chapman had three hits and three RBIs and Ramón Laureano scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch in the ninth inning by Taylor Rogers (0-2) as Matt Chapman struck out. Lou Trivino (2-1) got four outs for the win as Oakland finished 4-2 on a trip that started in Boston. Andrelton Simmons tied it for Minnesota in the eighth with a two-out, two-run homer off Jake Diekman. BREWERS 10, BRAVES 9 MILWAUKEE (AP) — Freddy Peralta (4-1) struck out eight and allowed two hits over six scoreless innings for Milwaukee, which took an 8-0 lead and held on. Avisaíl García homered for the Brewers, who withstood Freddie Freeman's grand slam off Brent Suter in a seven-run seventh. Dansby Swanson hit a sacrifice fly in the ninth off Josh Hader, who struck out William Contreras with two on for his ninth save. Huascar Ynoa (4-2) allowed a season-high five runs and nine hits in 4 1/3 innings. NATIONALS 3, DIAMONDBACKS 0 PHOENIX (AP) — Erick Fedde (3-4) allowed three hits in seven innings with four strikeouts, Daniel Hudson pitched a one-hit eighth and Brad Hand struck two for is fourth save, finishing a four-hitter. Yadiel Hernandez hit a go-ahead, pinch-hit homer in the eighth off Stefan Crichton (0-2), who allowed Trea Turner's RBI double and Kyle Schwarber's run-scoring single. REDS 7, ROCKIES 6 DENVER (AP) — Dom Nunez’s passed ball allowed home the tying run in the ninth inning and Jordan Sheffield’s wild pitch scored the go-ahead run. Mychal Givens (1-2) hit Jonathan India with a pitch leading off the ninth, and shortstop Trevor Story's bad throw prevented a double play. Then the Rockies wasted a chance to retie the game by when Conor Joe committing a baserunning blunder in the bottom half and failed to score from second on Ryan McMahon’s single. Sean Doolittle (3-0) struck out two in a one-hit eighth. Tejay Antone got his second save when Garrett Hampson grounded into a game-ending double play. MARLINS 3, DODGERS 2 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adam Duvall hit a three-run homer in the fifth inning off Edwin Uceta (0-2) for three unearned runs in a rally that began with fill-in second baseman Sheldon Neuse’s fielding error. Duvall then threw out Mookie Betts at the plate from right field in the bottom half trying to score from second on Matt Beaty's single. Pablo López (1-3) gave up two runs and seven hits in five innings as Miami won for the third time in nine games. Yimi García got his seventh save when he retired Betts a groundout with a runner on first, ending the Dodgers' four-game winning streak. Gavin Lux took over at shortstop for Kyle Seager, who broke a bone in his right hand when hit by a Ross Detwiler pitch on Saturday night. MARINERS 3, INDIANS 2 SEATTLE (AP) — Mitch Haniger hit two doubles and ended the record streak of Shane Bieber (4-3), who struck out seven, ending a string of 20 games with eight or morw. Bieber was pulled after his fourth walk, finishing his shortest outing of the season at 4 2/3 innings trailing 3-0. The victory was Seattle’s third straight following a season-high five-game losing streak. Cleveland has lost three in a row. Paul Sewald (1-0) pitched two innings for his first win since 2019, and Kendall Gravemen worked the ninth for his fifth save. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Associated Press