Toronto Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe is confident Jack Campbell and David Rittich will play better in the upcoming games as they wait for Frederik Andersen to return from the injured list.
Toronto Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe is confident Jack Campbell and David Rittich will play better in the upcoming games as they wait for Frederik Andersen to return from the injured list.
Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: APDN) (Applied DNA or the "Company"), today clarifies the scope of its newly authorized asymptomatic serial screening indication for its Linea COVID-19 Assay Kit (the "Assay Kit") and certain information contained in its previously disseminated 12 May 2021 press release (the "Press Release") relating to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) grant of a re-issued Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) that expands the Assay Kit for asymptomatic serial screening testing.
MONTREAL, May 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Knight Therapeutics Inc. (TSX:GUD) ("Knight" or the "Corporation") a leading pan-American (ex-US) specialty pharmaceutical company, announced today the voting results from the Annual Meeting of the Shareholders held virtually in Montreal, Quebec ("Meeting"). Election of Directors Each director nominee listed in the Management Information Circular dated April 14, 2021 ("Circular") was elected as Director of the Corporation at the Meeting. Shareholders present in person or represented by proxy at the Meeting voted as follows: DIRECTOR NOMINEEOUTCOMEVOTES FOR% FORVOTES WITHELD% WITHELDJames C. GaleElected82,398,35599.27%605,2690.73%Jonathan Ross GoodmanElected82,969,72499.96%33,9000.04%Samira SakhiaElected82,436,21899.32%567,4060.68%Robert N. LandeElected77,942,16293.90%5,061,4626.10%Michael J. TremblayElected72,120,78986.89%10,882,83513.11%Nicolás SujoyElected82,961,26499.95%42,3600.05%Janice MurrayElected79,161,32695.37%3,842,2984.63% Appointment of external Auditors Ernst & Young LLP were appointed as external auditors of the Corporation for the next year by a majority of the votes cast by the shareholders present or represented by proxy, and the directors were authorized to determine their remuneration. Shareholders present in person or represented by proxy at the Meeting voted as follows: OUTCOMEVOTES FOR% FORVOTES WITHHELD% WITHHELDAppointed82,684,64898.53%1,230,3891.47% Omnibus Equity Incentive PlanThe adoption of an Omnibus Equity Incentive Plan as more particularly described in the Circular was approved without modification by a majority of the votes cast by the shareholders present or represented by proxy. Shareholders present in person or represented by proxy at the Meeting voted as follows: OUTCOMEVOTES FOR% FORVOTES AGAINST% AGAINSTApproved62,982,36875.83%20,071,53824.17% Ordinary Resolution – Extension of optionsA majority of the votes cast by the shareholders present or represented by proxy passed without modification the ordinary resolution to approve the extension of an aggregate of 1,339,720 options granted to certain executive officers, directors and employees of the Corporation for an additional period of three years, as described in the Circular. Shareholders present in person or represented by proxy at the Meeting voted as follows: OUTCOMEVOTES FOR% FORVOTES AGAINST% AGAINSTApproved40,886,76167.40%19,777,03732.60% The results of the final votes regarding all matters subject to a vote during the Meeting will also be made available on SEDAR (www.sedar.com). About Knight Therapeutics Inc. Knight Therapeutics Inc., headquartered in Montreal, Canada, is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on acquiring or in-licensing and commercializing innovative pharmaceutical products for Canada and Latin America. Knight owns Biotoscana Investments S.A., a pan-Latin American specialty pharmaceutical company. Knight Therapeutics Inc.'s shares trade on TSX under the symbol GUD. For more information about Knight Therapeutics Inc., please visit the company's web site at www.gud-knight.com or www.sedar.com. Forward-Looking Statement This document contains forward-looking statements for Knight Therapeutics Inc. and its subsidiaries. These forward-looking statements, by their nature, necessarily involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Knight Therapeutics Inc. considers the assumptions on which these forward-looking statements are based to be reasonable at the time they were prepared but cautions the reader that these assumptions regarding future events, many of which are beyond the control of Knight Therapeutics Inc. and its subsidiaries, may ultimately prove to be incorrect. Factors and risks, which could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations are discussed in Knight Therapeutics Inc.'s Annual Report and in Knight Therapeutics Inc.'s Annual Information Form for the year ended December 31, 2020 as filed on www.sedar.com. Knight Therapeutics Inc. disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether because of new information or future events, except as required by law Investor Contact: Knight Therapeutics Inc.Samira SakhiaPresident and Chief Operating OfficerT: 514-484-4483F: firstname.lastname@example.org www.gud-knight.comArvind UtchanahChief Financial OfficerT: 514-484-4483F: email@example.com www.gud-knight.com
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Emerging from a challenging East Oakland youth when he cheered for the Golden State Warriors from a cramped house, Juan Toscano-Anderson now has that coveted contract from his hometown team. He is inspiring millions in Mexico where he played and has heritage, too. The Warriors signed the former two-way forward to a multiyear deal Thursday, also bringing back forward Jordan Bell for the remainder of the season. Toscano-Anderson has long been determined to prove he's in the NBA for the long haul, talented enough to stay put. “This is where my heart is. I’m an East Oakland kid, I’m a Warrior,” Toscano-Anderson said. “The Warriors mean everything to me and now I'm on this team, it’s a storybook, it’s a movie, I don't know, whatever you want to call it.” It was 20 years ago when teacher Wilhelmina Attles, wife of former Warriors star player and coach Al Attles, encouraged Toscano-Anderson to play basketball. This happened once he transferred schools after having a knife pulled on him in second grade. He thanked Attles again Thursday, noting, “She just changed my life.” And now at age 28 for the first time in his career, he has stability — knowing where he will be next season. He's planning his first vacation with family, ready to take his mother anywhere she wants to go. “I've never been able to make plans,” he said, “It's a relief, really.” Earlier Thursday, Toscano-Anderson tweeted: “Been up since 530am. Too excited to sleep.” The Warriors later shared a video of him calling his proud mother with the great news. "It's just a life-changing contract, a life-changing signature," Toscano-Anderson said of putting the pen on his contract. “I grew up going to games, so it gave me dreams. From a very young kid, I always wanted to walk into Oracle (Arena) onto that court donning an NBA jersey. I never imagined it would be wearing a Warrior jersey.” He had 15 people living in a three-bedroom house and didn't buy his first car since he was 26 — and now Toscano-Anderson plans to help his little brother purchase a first car. Toscano-Anderson originally signed a two-way contact with the Warriors in December and has provided a big boost off the bench, especially the past couple of weeks with the Warriors down to eight healthy players. He is averaging 5.5 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 55 games this season. The Oakland native has scored in double figures 10 times, including a career-high 20-point performance on April 15 at Cleveland. “It feels great for me, I can only imagine how great it feels for Juan and his family,” coach Steve Kerr said Thursday night. “But he's earned this. He's done everything we've asked and more. He just brings energy and juice to every moment that he comes into the game. ... It's great to see Juan rewarded, and I think he's got a long career ahead of him. His story's amazing, and you love stories like this.” Bell is back for a second stint after spending the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons with Golden State. He most recently signed a 10-day contract with the Washington Wizards at the end of April and appeared in five games, scoring 14 points and grabbing 19 rebounds. “'I'm really excited to have Jordan back. He knows our team, he knows how we play, he understands how to play with Steph (Curry) and Draymond (Green) and the guys," Kerr said. “He was really productive for us. Started playoff games and gave us big performances in big games. The opportunity to add someone who has all that in the last two games is really important. Normally in this case you get a guy who doesn't know any of your terminology or style, your philosophy.” Bell is averaging 3.7 points and 3.1 rebounds in 159 career games with the Warriors, Minnesota, Memphis and Washington. He is expected to play against New Orleans on Friday night, when the Warriors also are set to have forward Eric Paschall back from a 21-game absence with a strained left hip flexor. Kerr also hoped to get Andrew Wiggins a break given he has played every game. Bell is ready to help in any way as Golden State pushes toward the playoffs. “It's winning time,” he said. “I can't feel anything but grateful for an opportunity.” ___ More AP NBA coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Janie Mccauley, The Associated Press
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Anthony DeSclafani allowed one hit over five scoreless innings and Steven Duggar hit his first home run in nearly two years to lead the San Francisco Giants past the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-1 on Thursday night. DeSclafani (3-1) struck out five and walked one while improving to 3-7 against the Pirates. The lone hit off him was a first-inning single by Jacob Stallings. Duggar’s solo shot to right-center field with one out in the fifth off Wil Crowe (0-2) broke a scoreless tie. It was the center fielder’s seventh career homer in four seasons, and first since June 13, 2019. Duggar and Mauricio Dubon had two hits each for the Giants, who improved to an NL-best 23-14 with their fifth win in six games. Tyler Rogers earned his third save by pitching a scoreless ninth. Pirates first baseman Will Craig hit his first major league home run with one out in the eighth off fellow rookie Camilo Doval. Craig’s contract was selected from Triple-A Indianapolis earlier in the day after he went 5 for 6 with three homers in the previous two games. The Giants added two more runs in the fifth after the home run by Duggar to stretch their lead to 3-0. Mike Tauchman scored from third base on a low pickoff attempt by Stallings, the catcher. Mike Yastrzemski followed with a run-scoring triple past stumbling right fielder Gregory Polanco. The Pirates have lost six of eight and were held to four hits. Crowe allowed three runs and six hits in five innings with five strikeouts and one walk. The rookie is still looking for his first career win after seven starts. TRAINER’S ROOM Giants: 1B Brandon Belt (left side tightness) was a late scratch. He has four home runs and 10 RBIs in 10 games in May. … SS Brandon Crawford was unavailable after feeling effects following a COVID-19 vaccination. … LHP Jose Alvarez (left ankle sprain) was placed on the 10-day injured list after being hurt in a weight room accident Tuesday. … OF/1B LaMonte Wade Jr. (left oblique strain) was activated from the 10-day IL and took Belt’s place in the lineup, striking out in all four plate appearances. … 2B Donovan Solano (right calf strain) is expected to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Sacramento on Saturday or Sunday. Pirates: INF/OF Phillip Evans (left hamstring strain) was placed on the 10-day injured list. … RHP Sean Poppen was designated for assignment. … Double-A Altoona RHP Cody Bolton, a top prospect, underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee and will likely miss the remainder of the season. UP NEXT Giants RHP Kevin Gausman (3-0, 1.97 ERA) faces Pirates LHP Tyler Anderson (3-3, 3.05) on Friday night. Gausman has pitched at least six innings in all seven starts this season. Anderson spent last season with San Francisco. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports John Perrotto, The Associated Press
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Nine people were wounded Thursday evening in Rhode Island's capital in what police there believe to be the largest shooting in city history. Of the nine, three had serious injuries and were “maybe critical," Providence Police Chief Col. Hugh T. Clements told reporters at the scene. He said multiple guns were used and it involved an “ongoing feud” involving two groups known to authorities. He said the shooting began with gunfire emanating from a vehicle, targeting a home. A person or people inside the home then returned fire. He described the participants as “young men." The shooting took place just before 7 p.m. in the southeastern neighborhood of Washington Park, which Clements described as a typically quiet neighborhood. Clements said an estimated several dozen shots were fired. Evidence markers showing where more than a dozen shell casings littered the ground could be seen in the distance. Police sealed off the area. No arrests have been made. Clements stressed the investigation was in its early stages. Detectives were at the hospital interviewing the victims, who are between the ages of 19 and 25. Further details about their identities were not released. He said police have made strides to get guns off the streets and thus called the shooting “very disappointing.” The suspects and the victims “might be one and the same,” he said, without providing further details. “There'll be names you may recognize; we certainly know from police work,” Clements told reporters. Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza also addressed media at the scene, fielding questions in both English and Spanish. “I've spoken with a number of the neighbors, and everyone is shaken,” he said, adding that he's promised extra patrols and security in the neighborhood for the coming days. Prior to this shooting, Providence had seen 19 gunshot victims and seven homicide victims by gunfire in 2021, Clements said. Elorza also exhorted city residents to stop using gun violence to settle feuds, and criticized the ready availability of guns. “This has to stop,” Elorza said. "The young people involved, believing that the way to solve their disputes is with a handgun — I mean, that can't be the way." William J. Kole, The Associated Press
Jrue Holiday (Milwaukee Bucks) with an and one vs the Indiana Pacers, 05/13/2021
NEW YORK (AP) — With less than six weeks to go, the Democratic primary that may decide the next mayor of New York City has reached a new stage of unpredictability. Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang is clinging to front-runner status while City Comptroller Scott Stringer fights off a sexual misconduct allegation. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, a former police officer and founder of a law enforcement reform group, has seen his standing rise amid concern over a spike in shootings during the coronavirus pandemic — including gunfire that injured three bystanders in Times Square. And The New York Times has given its coveted endorsement to a candidate who has been polling in the mid-single digits: Kathryn Garcia, a former city sanitation commissioner and veteran of several other city departments. The race to succeed the term-limited Mayor Bill de Blasio, also a Democrat, chugged along for months with many New Yorkers too consumed by the coronavirus pandemic and the 2020 presidential election to notice. But it is grabbing more attention now, with the June 22 Democratic primary looming, television advertisements starting to air and candidates increasingly meeting voters in person after a year of campaigning online because of the pandemic. Eight top-tier candidates, of the more than two dozen who entered the race, faced off in their first televised debate Thursday, sparring remotely over policing and each other's records. In addition to Yang, Adams, Stringer and Garcia, they were civil rights attorney Maya Wiley, former Citigroup executive Ray McGuire, former Obama housing secretary Shaun Donovan and former nonprofit executive Dianne Morales. Adding to the race's complexity, the primary will be New York City's first mayoral race to be determined by ranked choice voting, a system that lets voters pick up to five candidates and rank them in order of preference. Under the system, a candidate who trails in an initial round of vote tallying could still win the race, if enough people selected them as their second choice. Yang has narrowly led in most polls, lifted by supporters who like his proposal for a universal basic income, but has been criticized by the left. U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed him this week over a tweet in which he said he was “standing with the people of Israel who are coming under bombardment attacks" from the militant group Hamas, but didn't mention Palestinian victims of retaliatory Israeli strikes. Adams, 60, has trailed Yang in most voter surveys, but two polls released in the past 10 days have shown Adams slightly ahead. Adams is campaigning as both a tough-talking former police detective and a Black man who was himself victimized by police brutality as a youth and later founded the reform group 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement. “We’re not going to recover as a city if we turn back time and see an increase in violence, particularly gun violence,” Adams said at a Times Square campaign event after Saturday’s shooting. It remains to be seen whether Adams’ message resonates in a city that was convulsed by Black Lives Matter protests following last year’s murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police but is fearful of crime and disorder after a year of lockdown. The biggest twist in the race has involved a misconduct allegation against Stringer, who has held elective office since 1993 as a state Assembly member, Manhattan borough president and now city comptroller. Stringer, 61, appeared to be gaining ground when lobbyist Jean Kim accused him in late April of unwanted groping and sexual advances when she was working on his unsuccessful campaign for public advocate in 2001. Stringer denied the allegation and said the two had had a brief, consensual relationship. Elected officials and organizations that had endorsed Stringer rushed to withdraw their backing, though some unions, including the American Federation of Teachers, are sticking with him. State Sen. Jessica Ramos, a Queens Democrat, said she rescinded her endorsement even though she doesn't know whether Stringer or Kim is telling the truth. “For me the issue here is that we’re talking about an incident that took place 20 years ago that will likely not have any sort of conclusive investigation — certainly not within the time frame of the primary election — and I strongly believe will forever be stuck in a he said-she said,” Ramos said. “To me it’s about New Yorkers deserving a mayor that is not distracted or marred by a scandal, especially one of this size.” For some, the misconduct accusation points to the need for more women in high office. Unlike other American cities such as Chicago, Atlanta, New Orleans or San Francisco, New York City has never elected a female mayor. Nor has New York state had a female governor. “There’s no question it’s way over time for a woman mayor, and something like this allegation of sexual harassment as it relates to a candidate only makes you nod your head more aggressively that yes, we need a woman mayor, we need women in high executive positions,” said Christine Quinn, a former City Council speaker who lost in a 2013 Democratic mayoral primary to de Blasio. None of the women running for mayor in 2021 has cracked the top tier of candidates, with Yang, Adams and Stringer taking the top spots in every poll. Wiley, a former MSNBC analyst and de Blasio administration lawyer, has sought to brand herself as a champion of women, with endorsements from Gloria Steinem and the feminist political action committee EMILY’s List. Garcia — long lauded as a problem solver in city government — released a TV ad that shows her inside a red box labeled “in case of emergency, break glass.” In the ad, she lists a few of her managerial credentials and says, “When there’s a crisis, sometimes you’ve got to break glass to solve it.” The reference to women breaking the glass ceiling is clear. New York City mayoral races are often unpredictable. De Blasio vaulted over a large field in the 2013 primary thanks to campaign ads featuring his biracial son, Dante, and former congressman Anthony Weiner's sexting scandal. Stringer appears committed to staying in the race, with a busy campaign schedule including stops at five churches last Sunday. Some think he still has a chance. “We know who Scott is, we’ve seen him for, you know, 30 years as an Assembly member, a borough president, a comptroller. He’s established who he is, and now he’s gotta go back and defend himself,” said Sid Davidoff, a lawyer and former aide to New York City Mayor John Lindsay. Yang recently picked up endorsements by Rep. Grace Meng, a Queens Democrat who is the first Asian American to be elected to Congress from New York, and Rep. Ritchie Torres, a Democrat who is the Bronx’s first openly gay Congress member. Comedian Dave Chappelle also endorsed Yang this past week. The winner of the primary will be strongly favored to win the November general election in the overwhelmingly Democratic city, but there will also be a Republican primary featuring Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa and businessman Fernando Mateo. Voter turnout tends to be low in New York City primaries, so a relatively small number of people could pick the leader who will guide the city out of a once-in-a-century pandemic. About 700,000 New Yorkers voted in the 2013 primaries, or 20% of registered Democrats and Republicans. Karen Matthews, The Associated Press
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 40 points, 15 rebounds and six assists and the Milwaukee Bucks wore down the short-handed Indiana Pacers in a 142-133 victory Thursday night. Indiana dressed just 10 players due to injuries and didn’t have a defensive answer for Antetokounmpo, the two-time NBA MVP who made 14 of 18 shots from the field — six on uncontested dunks — and hit 11 of 16 free throws. The Bucks moved within a game of the Brooklyn Nets for the Eastern Conference’s No. 2 playoff seed. Khris Middleton added 22 points, Brook Lopez had 21, and Jrue Holiday finished with 20 points and 14 assists. Four of the seven ruled-out Pacers were starters, then All-Star forward Domantas Sabonis came out after tweaking his left knee in the third quarter. Sabonis had 10 points, 14 assists and six rebounds when he sat down. Justin Holiday led the Pacers with 26 points. CLIPPERS 113, HORNETS 90 CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Paul George had 20 points and 10 rebounds, Reggie Jackson made five 3-pointers and had 19 points and Los Angeles handed Charlotte its fourth loss in five games. Kawhi Leonard added 16 points and nine rebounds for the Clippers. LaMelo Ball had 18 points and seven assists for the Hornets in their regular-season home finale. The Associated Press
Brook Lopez (Milwaukee Bucks) with a dunk vs the Indiana Pacers, 05/13/2021
The province says virtual learning will remain in place until it can reach a consensus with public health units, teachers' unions and health officials on reopening schools safely — even though Ontario's COVID-19 case counts are trending downward and school-aged children will be eligible for vaccine appointments by the end of the month, The message came from Premier Doug Ford at a news conference on Thursday alongside Dr. David Williams, Ontario's chief medical officer of health. "On the one hand, we have some doctors saying they want to open the schools. On the other hand, we have the teachers' unions saying we can't do that right now," Ford said. "We need public health doctors, teachers and labour partners to agree on the best path forward ... And we simply don't have that right now." Last week, the province announced it will offer online learning for the entirety of the 2021-2022 school year, but made no mention about whether or not students might return to in-person classes this spring. At Thursday's news conference, Williams said he is in discussions with public health units and the Ministry of Education to determine "when's the best time, the right time" to reopen. "We want [schools] to open and stay open because we feel it's very important to have our children back in the schools and to maintain the safety record we've had up to now," he said. In the meantime, the province said it will work to vaccinate as many teachers and students as possible given the expansion of vaccine eligibility to younger Ontarians. Starting May 31, youths aged 12 to 17 will be eligible to receive their first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, the province announced on Thursday. Prepare for all scenarios, Ministry of Education says Meanwhile, in a memo sent home to parents Wednesday night, Canada's largest school board announced it is bringing back the "quadmester" model next school year for its secondary students under recent direction from the Ministry of Education. Under this model, students with the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) take two courses at a time during four separate academic semesters instead of four classes during two semesters. "We have to make sure that if you're taking X number of classes that students are able to be spaced out ... The bottom line is to reduce that student-to-student contact," said TDSB spokesperson Ryan Bird. In an emailed statement to CBC News, the Ministry of Education said it has asked school boards to "prepare for all scenarios" given the expansion of vaccine eligibility. In an emailed statement to CBC News, the Ministry of Education says it has asked school boards to 'prepare for all scenarios' given that younger people will soon be eligible for vaccines.(Evan Mitsui/CBC) "The arrival of a more stable vaccine supply and recent Health Canada approval of vaccinations for youth aged 12-17 will enable more flexibility and allow for a more normal in-class learning experience," the ministry said. But a change in direction come September would be a challenge, Bird said, citing the preparation already underway to accommodate the schedules of 70 to 80,000 students. "When you're planning for tens of thousands of students and their course selections, to go from one model to another is not fun. It will be challenging. It will be complex," Bird said. "We can do it, but it will take some time." Still many unknowns, doctor says For infectious disease specialist Dr. Anna Banerji, having kids vaccinated is critical for a safe return to in-person learning. "Having the kids vaccinated means less outbreaks, less opening and closures, less uncertainty," she said. While there are still many questions about what ensures a safe reopening of schools, Banerji is hopeful things will be better come the fall. "It depends on case rate. It depends on the variants," she said. "If kids get two vaccines and they seem to be responsive to the circulating variants there, then I don't see why we can't start thinking about normalizing in school ... But there's a lot of things between here and there that we don't know." On Wednesday, Ottawa public health officials and the city's mayor called on Ontario to conduct a regional approach to reopening schools, with the city's Medical Officer of Health Dr. Vera Etches saying the decline of COVID-19 indicators shows the schools in the nation's capital are on a path toward reopening within a matter of weeks. On Tuesday, Education Minister Stephen Lecce said: 'We want to get kids in school,' but he added that Williams has not yet changed the current set of restrictions forcing in-person classes to close.
Doug McDermott (Indiana Pacers) with a deep 3 vs the Milwaukee Bucks, 05/13/2021
JaKarr Sampson (Indiana Pacers) with a 2-pointer vs the Milwaukee Bucks, 05/13/2021
The winning SuperLotto Plus ticket for the Nov. 14 drawing was sold at an Arco AM/PM convenience store in the Los Angeles suburb of Norwalk. Store employee Esperanza Hernandez told the Whittier Daily News that a woman came in Wednesday and told workers that she had put the ticket in her pants and it was destroyed in the laundry. The store’s manager told KTLA-TV that surveillance video showed the woman who bought the ticket, and she's known to store workers.
Khris Middleton (Milwaukee Bucks) with a 2-pointer vs the Indiana Pacers, 05/13/2021
Domantas Sabonis (Indiana Pacers) with a dunk vs the Milwaukee Bucks, 05/13/2021
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — All-Star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo had 40 points, 15 rebounds and six assists and the Milwaukee Bucks wore down the short-handed Indiana Pacers in a 142-133 victory Thursday night. Indiana dressed just 10 players due to injuries and didn't have a defensive answer for Antetokounmpo, the two-time NBA MVP who made 14 of 18 shots from the field — six on uncontested dunks — and hit 11 of 16 free throws. The Bucks moved within a game of the Brooklyn Nets for the Eastern Conference’s No. 2 playoff seed. Khris Middleton added 22 points, Brook Lopez had 21, and Jrue Holiday finished with 20 points and 14 assists. Antetokounmpo scored 11 points in the pivotal third quarter, when the Bucks outscored the Pacers 40-30 to build a 13-point lead. Four of the seven ruled-out Pacers were starters, then All-Star forward Domantas Sabonis came out after tweaking his left knee in the third quarter. Sabonis had 10 points, 14 assists and six rebounds when he sat down. Despite the lack of bodies, Indiana kept pace for a half with 3-pointers. Justin Holiday hit six in the first quarter as the home team took a 39-38 lead into the break. He didn't hit one in the second quarter, but the Pacers had 13 3s by halftime and trailed just 69-66. Holiday led the Pacers with 26 points. T.J. McConnell added 23, and Doug McDermott and Oshae Brissett each had 19. TIP-INS Bucks: Made 23 of 31 free throws while the Pacers converted 12 of 15. Milwaukee was whistled for just 10 fouls to the Pacers' 22. Pacers: McConnell, who started for the injured Malcolm Brogdon, suffered a sprained left thumb and missed about the last four minutes of the second quarter. He had his left hand wrapped to start the second half. ... Clinched a play-in berth Tuesday and are a half-game ahead of Washington for the ninth seed. UP NEXT Bucks: Host Miami on Saturday night. Pacers: Host Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday. ___ https://apnews.com/hub/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Phillip B. Wilson, The Associated Press
Japan will declare a state of emergency in three more prefectures hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said on Friday, in a surprise move reflecting growing concerns about the virus's spread. Hokkaido, Okayama and Hiroshima will on Sunday join Tokyo, Osaka and four other prefectures under a state of emergency until May 31, said Nishimura, who is also in charge of coronavirus countermeasures. The government had originally proposed a more targeted "quasi-emergency" declaration for Hokkaido, Okayama and Hiroshima, and two other prefectures.