Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson discusses the resiliency of his squad after defeating the Rangers without several key players.
Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson discusses the resiliency of his squad after defeating the Rangers without several key players.
Chelsea have lost the Women's Champions League final after they were beaten 4-0 by Barcelona. The Spanish side went ahead after just 33 seconds when Melanie Leupolz scored an own goal - a clearance ricocheted off the Blues midfielder and into the net. Barca's Alexia Putellas, Aitana Bonmati and Caroline Graham Hansen also got on the scoresheet in the first half as Chelsea were outclassed.
Shane Bieber's record strikeout streak ended Sunday when the Seattle Mariners sent the Cleveland ace to an early exit. Bieber had fanned at least eight in 20 straight games. Bieber left trailing 3-0 with the bases loaded in his shortest outing of the season.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry became the oldest scoring champion since Michael Jordan at age 35 in 1998, finishing with 46 points as the Golden State Warriors held off the Memphis Grizzlies 113-101 on Sunday in a regular-season finale that determined the play-in tournament's eighth and ninth spots. The Warriors wrapped up the No. 8 seed and will play Wednesday, while Memphis finishes at No. 9 and will host the Spurs on Wednesday. Golden State's opponent was dependent on Sunday night's results for the Lakers and Portland. At 33, Curry and Jordan are the only scoring champions age 33 or older. Curry also joins Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the only players with multiple scoring titles, MVPs and championships. Two-time MVP Curry locked up his first scoring title since 2015-16 with his second basket of the game late in the first quarter. He made 9 of 22 3s and also contributed nine assists and seven rebounds in Golden State’s sixth straight win. Curry averaged 32 points during his second 2,000-point season. He had help, too. Jordan Poole scored 15 off the bench and hit a go-ahead baseline 3 with 4:28 remaining. Andrew Wiggins dunked off a miss by Curry from deep the next time down and scored 21. Dillon Brooks started the fourth quarter on an 8-0 run all by himself to pull Memphis within 86-77 — and Curry immediately returned, hitting a 3 with 8:23 to go. Brooks converted a tying three-point play with 6:32 left. Draymond Green drew Brooks' sixth foul moments later, sending the Grizzlies star to the bench for the final 6:12 with 18 points. "This is the best we’ve played all year," said coach Steve Kerr, whose Warriors returned to the arena at 10:30 p.m. Saturday night to take their COVID-19 tests ahead of the 12:30 p.m. start time. Curry, Green and Wiggins — who had played every game — sat out Friday against New Orleans to be fresh for Sunday. Both teams entered with identical 38-33 records and riding five-game winning streaks. They had split a back-to-back set March 19-20 in Memphis. It marked quite a special day for outgoing Warriors President and COO Rick Welts, who is departing the position after 10 years with the franchise. He led the construction plans for second-year Chase Center and will stay on in an advisory role. Kerr spoke on the court before tip-off, both thanking the fans and honoring all that former Seattle SuperSonics ball boy Welts has done for the NBA and Warriors. Curry missed his first four shots and initial three 3s before a layup with 3:45 remaining in the opening quarter. He then hit a jumper the next time down to become scoring champion — drawing roars and a standing ovation. TIP-INS Grizzlies: Shot 2 for 12 on 3-pointers in the first half and 6 of 25 overall. ... Memphis finished 20-16 on the road, the third-highest road winning percentage in franchise history (.585 in 2012-13 and 2014-15). Warriors: G/F Kelly Oubre Jr. missed his 10th straight game with an injured left wrist. He was re-evaluated and showed progress in his recovery, but is not cleared to practice and won't be re-examined for another week to 10 days. ... Golden State won 10 of the last 11 at home to finish with a 25-11 record at Chase Center. ... The Warriors signed G Gary Payton II, who previously had a pair of 10-day contracts with the team. IMPACT FAN The Warriors hosted 18-year-old activist Tiana Day, who last summer led a Black Lives Matter protest on the Golden Gate Bridge that attracted some 50,000 people after just 18 hours of planning. “I feel really powerful, I feel like I have a voice,” said Day, who is from San Ramon and has started her own non-profit and took a year off from starting college to focus on her efforts. “I felt empowered because there were so many young people leading this movement, creating protests and trying to make a change in the community. I was like, ‘If they can do it, I can do it, too.’” Golden State has regularly recognized an “Impact Warrior,” someone making a positive impact through their leadership in the community. UP NEXT Grizzlies: Return home to face 10th-seeded San Antonio, with that winner advancing to take on the loser of the 7 vs. 8 play-in game for the No. 8 playoff seed. Warriors: Hit the road to play the West’s No. 7 seed in the play-in tournament to determine the seventh seed for the playoffs. ___ More AP NBA coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Janie Mccauley, The Associated Press
Freddy Peralta struck out eight over six scoreless innings, Avisail Garcia homered and the Milwaukee Brewers blew most of an 8-0 lead before holding on to beat the Atlanta Braves 10-9 on Sunday. It nearly fell apart for Milwaukee after J.P. Feyereisen relieved Peralta to start the seventh. Brent Suter came in and, after two fielder's-choice grounders that resulted in zero outs, surrendered a grand slam to center by NL MVP Freddie Freeman that made it 8-7.
The European Union needs to dramatically toughen weak CO2 targets for commercial vans to spur a shift to electric models and phase out fossil-fuel sales entirely by 2035, European campaign group Transport and Environment (T&E) said on Monday. T&E said an analysis of van sales in 2020 showed no change in CO2 emissions from 2017 and found the EU's CO2 targets are so weak that most manufacturers can meet them without selling a single zero-emission van. But electric van sales have languished at about 2% of the market.
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Wade Davis bounced a wild pitch that allowed José Abreu to dash home with the game-ending run, and the Chicago White Sox rallied in the ninth inning to beat the Kansas City Royals 4-3 on Sunday. Kansas City led 3-2 when Tim Anderson doubled off Davis (0-2) leading off the ninth. Adam Eaton sacrificed and, with the infield in, Yoán Moncada lined a run-scoring single to center.
The European Union must focus on its current 750-billion-euro ($910 billion) pandemic recovery package before envisaging further stimulus, the EU's antitrust chief told Les Echos, adding that talk of a second plan was a "bit bizarre". In an interview to be published on Monday in the French newspaper, Margrethe Vestager, the European Commission's executive vice president, shot down the need for an additional economic stimulus package for now. His push has raised questions among some in Europe over whether more would be needed to boost companies and investment programmes post-COVID 19.
Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud held a phone call with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken to discuss the latest developments "in Palestine and in the region", Saudi state news agency SPA reported on Sunday. They reviewed "the strategic relations between the kingdom and the U.S. and ways to boost them in all fields, in addition to the most prominent developments, foremost of which are developments in Palestine, and in the region," SPA said. The U.S. State Department said on Sunday that the two discussed "the ongoing efforts to calm tensions in Israel and the West Bank and Gaza and bring the current violence to an end."
Jaren Jackson Jr. (Memphis Grizzlies) with a deep 3 vs the Golden State Warriors, 05/16/2021
Andrew Wiggins (Golden State Warriors) with a deep 3 vs the Memphis Grizzlies, 05/16/2021
MILAN (AP) — AC Milan, Napoli and Juventus will have to wait until the final day of the season to see which two teams qualify for next season’s Champions League. Milan, which is bidding to return to Europe’s elite after an eight-year absence, could only draw 0-0 against Cagliari on Sunday to leave it level on points with Napoli after Gennaro Gattuso’s side won 2-0 at Fiorentina. The two teams are a point above fifth-place Juventus, which beat Serie A champion Inter Milan 3-2 on Saturday. Milan next plays at Atalanta, which has already qualified for the Champions League. Napoli hosts Hellas Verona and Juventus visits Bologna. The top four qualify for Europe's premier club competition. Milan knew a win would guarantee it a return to the Champions League for the first time since the 2013-14 season. Cagliari would have needed a point to secure safety but earlier results meant it was already guaranteed another season in Serie A. Milan was without star forward Zlatan Ibrahimović, who has also been ruled out of the upcoming European Championship because of a knee injury. It was reduced to long-range shots in the first half. The Rossoneri went closer in the second period but were denied on several occasions by Cagliari goalkeeper Alessio Cragno. CHAMPIONS LEAGUE DREAMS Napoli knew that a win would ensure it heads into the final weekend of the season in the top four. Lorenzo Insigne’s free kick came off the crossbar in the first half but the Napoli captain broke the deadlock 11 minutes after the break. Napoli was awarded a penalty when Nikola Milenković tugged Amir Rrahmani’s shirt on a corner. Insigne’s spot kick was saved by Pietro Terracciano but the Italy international tucked away the rebound. Insigne hit the woodwork again before Napoli doubled its lead 11 minutes later after Piotr Zieliński’s shot was deflected in by Fiorentina defender Lorenzo Venuti for an own-goal. FIGHT FOR SURVIVAL Benevento’s survival chances are out of its hands after the team could only draw 1-1 against 10-man Crotone. If Torino avoids defeat against Lazio in Tuesday’s rescheduled game, then Benevento will be relegated. If not, Benevento has to beat Torino in their final match. Crotone played for more than an hour with 10 men after defender Vladimir Golemić was sent off for a cynical challenge on Gianluca Lapadula. But it still managed to snatch an equalizer in stoppage time through Simy. Already-relegated Parma lost 3-1 at home to Sassuolo, and Sampdoria won 1-0 at Udinese. Daniella Matar, The Associated Press
Jordan Poole (Golden State Warriors) with a 3-pointer vs the Memphis Grizzlies, 05/16/2021
Jonas Valanciunas (Memphis Grizzlies) with an alley oop vs the Golden State Warriors, 05/16/2021
Desmond Bane (Memphis Grizzlies) with a 3-pointer vs the Golden State Warriors, 05/16/2021
CAS Investment Partners LLC, which owns around 17% of the company's shares, wrote in the letter Sunday that it plans to vote against a roughly $2.4 billion sale to private-equity firm Hellman & Friedman LLC to buy At Home Group, the report added. CAS said in the letter cited in the Wall Street Journal that the deal "grossly undervalues the company and deprives stockholders of anything resembling a fair premium." It suggested that a price above $70 a share would be more realistic based on its projections and said it is prepared to try to block the current deal if needed, the Wall Street Journal report said.
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As violence continues to unfold in Gaza and Israel, Ottawa played host to a pair of rallies this weekend, with attendees expressing fear for loved ones overseas and calling for an end to the hostilities. On Saturday, thousands of people took part in a rally organized by Ottawa's Palestinian community, gathering at the Human Rights Monument before marching to the National War Memorial near Parliament Hill. The crowd held signs, waved Palestinian flags, and chanted slogans like "Free Palestine!" and "End the occupation now!" The rally was organized to condemn the latest Israeli strikes in Gaza and the ongoing violence in occupied Palestinian territories, including East Jerusalem. Many who attended — about 2,000 to 3,000 people, according to police estimates — expressed anxiety, fear, and solidarity with friends and family in the region. "I'm very, very worried about my family," said Janan Arafa, who helped organize the rally and has family in the Gaza Strip. "I'm a Canadian-Palestinian and I just want to advocate for peace, justice, equality and their human rights ... this has nothing to do with politics [or] religion. It really just has to do with advocacy for human rights." Janan Arafa, who has family living in the Gaza Strip, was one of the organizers of Saturday's rally.(Krystalle Ramlakhan/CBC) Shahed Helmy, a Palestinian-Canadian who studies at the University Ottawa, also helped put on the demonstration. "People are tired. People want to see justice. People want to see the Canadian government help Palestinians in their fight for justice," Helmy said. "I do have family living over there, and you know, it's a terrible thing because they're constantly in fear of their lives." A man waves a Palestinian flag at Saturday's rally. Police say between 2,000 and 3,000 people attended.(Alexander Behne/Radio-Canada) Fareed Khan, founder of Canadians United Against Hate, also attended the Saturday rally. "I'm here to send a message to the Canadian government and to Justin Trudeau — and all the federal political leaders — that they can no longer hide behind political platitudes and meaningless statements, which do nothing," he said. Pro-Israeli rally Sunday One day after the rally, hundreds of people gathered at the Tom Brown Arena parking lot for a pro-Israeli rally against Hamas, the militant group that rules the Gaza Strip. The purpose, organizers said, was to express unity, support, and solidarity with the Israeli people, and their right for peace, while also drawing local attention to the situation in the Middle East. After gathering outside the arena, a convoy of about 100 vehicles, according to police, drove through downtown past Parliament Hill. Drivers honked, while Israeli flags flew out of the windows. "We have family there, and it's just so heartbreaking because we can't really do much. And it's so hard to see everybody who gets hit and who dies. And their homes are being destroyed," said Yael Levin, who attended Sunday's rally with her mother. Both are from Israel, and Levin said they have friends and extended family living all over Israel and the West Bank. They've been in contact with them daily to see if they're OK and to bring them comfort, Levin said. "It doesn't matter what ethnic background you are, what your religion is. You're in this conflict, and your family is in the conflict, and you just want peace [for] everybody," she said. "And you just want your family to be OK and everybody to be OK. Yael Levin (right) and her mother Lili (left) were one of hundreds who took part in Sunday's rally in solidarity with Israel. (Krystalle Ramlakhan/CBC) Bella Kravtzob, one of the organizers, said the rally was designed to show "solidarity, unity [and] support to the Israeli people" while also raising awareness locally about the conflict. "We are striving for peace in Israel and in the Middle East in general. So we know that both sides are suffering, but we need to understand that we need to stop it," said Kravtzob, who moved to Canada from Israel a decade ago and still has family there. Kravtzob said she speaks with her sister every day, and her family is spending every night in a bomb shelter. Bella Kravtzob helped organize Sunday's rally, and says its purpose was to show 'solidarity, unity, support to the Israeli people.'(Krystalle Ramlakhan/CBC) Rally attendee Nicole Goldstone said she placed blame directly on the government in power in Gaza. "We wish peace in the Middle East. The people of Gaza are not our enemy. We feel terrible for any loss of life in Gaza, women and children," she said. "Hamas is the enemy."
On May 12, Musk said Tesla will no longer accept bitcoin for car purchases, citing long-brewing environmental concerns for a swift reversal in the company's position on the cryptocurrency. The Tesla boss' tweets, which had helped drive some of the gains in bitcoin in recent months, last week triggered a 17% slide in the value of the cryptocurrency when he said his company's customers would no longer be able to use bitcoin to buy its cars.