Robert Shook, the sixth victim in a South Carolina mass shooting, dies. The Cherryville man was father of three and worked for GSM Services.
PITTSBURGH — Mitch Keller pitched five efficient innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates used an early burst to chase Zach Davies in an 8-2 win over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night. Phil Evans hit his team-high third homer as the Pirates ended a six-game losing streak. Keller (1-1) bounced back from a rough 2021 debut by allowing one run. The 25-year-old, who has struggled with his command since spring training started, struck out seven and walked just one. Colin Moran, Bryan Reynolds and Jacob Stallings all drove in two runs during Pittsburgh's seven-run outburst in the second against Davies (1-1). Davies, acquired from San Diego in the trade that sent Yu Darvish to the Padres, gave up seven runs in just 1 2/3 innings, the shortest start of his seven-year career. Javy Báez had two of Chicago's eight hits. Kris Bryant collected an RBI double in the first for the Cubs and Joc Pederson added an RBI single late but Chicago mustered little else against Keller and three relievers. Keller is considered part of the core the Pirates are attempting to build around. His stuff — which includes a fastball that can touch the high-90s — isn't the issue. Command, however, is another matter. He walked eight batters in 11 1/3 innings in spring training and issues four free passes in three innings in a loss to the Cubs last weekend. Things went far better in his second go-round with Chicago. He walked Ian Happ to start the game but quickly settled in, the only real hiccup coming on Bryant's long drive to centre field that let Happ score from first. At one point he retired nine of 10 batters. Having a lead — a rarity for Pittsburgh starters during a bumpy opening 10 days of the season — helped. Stallings delivered a sharp bases-loaded single that drove in two. Frazier responded with a double down the first-base line that drove in two more and Moran capped it off with a two-run single. Given the sizable cushion, Keller didn't tinker. He worked quickly and pounded the zone, throwing 57 of his 80 pitches for strikes, a significant step in the right direction after he threw just 42 of 77 pitches for strikes while labouring through three innings against Chicago last Sunday. TRAINER'S ROOM Cubs: Chicago first base coach Craig Driver is “doing OK” after testing positive for COVID-19. Cubs manager David Ross said the team's travelling party has tested negative every day since Wednesday and thinks the health protocols are one of the reasons the Cubs have not been further impacted. “I think it’s a mixture of everybody wearing their mask and trying to stay as diligent as possible,” Ross said. Mike Napoli is handling the duties at first base with Driver out. Ross joked that Driver says he'll stay out as long as necessary if means the Cubs keep scoring runs. UP NEXT Cubs: Former Pirate Trevor Williams (1-0, 3.00 ERA) makes his first start at PNC Park as a visitor in the series finale on Sunday. Williams spent five seasons with the Pirates, going 31-37 with a 4.43 ERA Pittsburgh released him last November. Pirates: JT Brubaker (0-0, 2.25) faces the Cubs for the fourth time. Brubaker is 1-1 with a 1.84 ERA in his career against Chicago. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Will Graves, The Associated Press
MONTREAL — Connor Hellebuyck’s 19-save effort earned him his second shutout of the season and gave the Winnipeg Jets a decisive 5-0 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday. Andrew Copp, Nikolaj Ehlers and Mathieu Perrault each had a goal and an assist, while Paul Stastny and Derek Forbort also scored for the Jets (25-13-3) who have now won three straight. The Canadiens (17-12-9) dropped their third game in a row. With Carey Price unavailable until next week (lower-body injury), Jake Allen made 20 saves as he dropped to 1-5-4 in his last 10 starts. After a first period in which both teams went long stretches without registering a shot on goal — the Jets needed more than 11 minutes to fire a puck on Allen — the game opened up in the second. Canadiens coach Dominique Ducharme said he wanted to see fewer mistakes from his men but a string of errors by Montreal led to the game’s first goal at 10:13. It started with a poor line change, which gave Pierre-Luc Dubois open ice at the blue line. When Dubois lost control of the puck on his breakaway, Allen charged and poked it away. But with Allen still out of his crease, defenceman Jeff Petry passed the puck right to Stastny, who snapped a six-game skid. The visitors doubled their lead six minutes later on the power play. An offensive-zone faceoff win went to Ehlers, who fired a wrist shot over Allen’s glove into the net. The Habs felt Perreault interfered with Allen’s glove while screening him. They challenged the call on the ice but the decision stood after a lengthy video review determined the incidental contact occurred outside the crease. The Jets got a contribution from an unlikely goal-scorer when Forbort, from a difficult angle, made it 3-0 with 29 seconds remaining in the second period. It was the defenceman’s first goal since Feb. 2 against Calgary. Ducharme shuffled his lines to start the third period but it was more of the same. Copp scored a fourth for the Jets at 7:13 from the slot after a nice passing play with Perreault and Ehlers. A bad giveaway by Shea Weber as he skated out from behind his net led to Perreault's unassisted goal at 10:42. Notes: Winnipeg improved to 6-2 versus Montreal this season. … Habs defenceman Otto Leskinen made his season debut, taking Victor Mete’s spot in the lineup. This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 10, 2021. The Canadian Press
PITTSBURGH — Filip Lindberg had 25 saves, Aaron Bohlinger scored his first career goal, and Massachusetts beat St. Cloud State 5-0 on Saturday night to win the program's first NCAA title. After St. Cloud State turnover, Bohlinger led a breakaway and dropped the puck to Ryan Sullivan whose one-touch pass set up Bohlinger's one-timer to open the scoring about 7 minutes into the game. Reed Lebster's wrap-around goal with about a minute left in the first gave the Minutemen a 2-0 lead. UMass (20-5-4), which extended its unbeaten streak to a program-record 14 games, made its third NCAA Tournament appearance. The Minutemen lost 3-0 to Minnesota Duluth — which UMass beat in Thursday's semifinals — in the 2019 title game. The 2020 Frozen Four was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. David Hrenak had 17 saves for St. Cloud State (20-11-0), which made the program's first title game appearance. Phillip Lagunov picked up a loose puck near centre ice, cut back to evade a defender and scored a short-handed goal about five minutes into the second period to make it 3-0, Matthew Kessel added a power-play goal about eight minutes later and Bobby Trivigno capped the scoring in the third period. Lindberg posted his record fourth career shutout in the NCAA Tournament. The junior from Finland went into the game leading the nation in goals against average (1.33) and save percentage (.946). UMass is 15-0-0 this season when scoring at least four goals. The Associated Press
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Alex DeBrincat had a goal and an assist, Kevin Lankinen stopped 23 shots and the Chicago Blackhawks rallied from an early two-goal deficit to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 on Saturday night. Carl Soderberg, Wyatt Kalynuk and Dylan Strome also scored for the Blackhawks, who had dropped five of the last seven while battling Nashville and Dallas for the fourth playoff spot in the Central Division. Michael Del Zotto, Cam Atkinson and Patrik Laine had goals for Columbus, and Elvis Merzlikins made 24 saves. The Blue Jackets have lost two straight and nine of the last 11. Earlier in the day, Columbus traded one of the team's longest-tenured players, defenceman David Savard, to Tampa Bay for draft choices. The Blue Jackets started strong and then faded. Del Zotto connected on a shot from the blue line 1:03 into the game, and two minutes later Atkinson tapped in a goal off a nice feed from Jack Roslovic from the right wall to put Columbus up 2-0. The Blackhawks stormed back. DeBrincat scored on a one-timer from the right circle in the final seconds of a power play at 10:13. Then Soderberg tied it when he lifted a short shot over Merzlikins' shoulder late in the first. Chicago grabbed the lead early in the second when the puck barely trickled over the goal line as Columbus' Kevin Stenlund dug at it trying to clear, with rookie Kalynuk getting credit for his first NHL goal. Strome tallied late in the second. With an empty net on the other end, Laine made it 4-3 with 49 seconds left in the game but time ran out for Columbus. SHORT-HANDED The Blue Jackets were without forward Boone Jenner and defenceman Zach Werenski because of recent injuries. Injured centre Riley Nash was traded to Toronto on Friday for a seventh-round draft pick in 2022. Captain Nick Foligno also was scratched with what the team reported as an upper-body injury, but there is speculation he may also be dealt before the deadline. UP NEXT The teams wrap up a two-game series Monday in Columbus. ___ More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/hub/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports ___ Follow Mitch Stacy at http://twitter.com/mitchstacy Mitch Stacy, The Associated Press
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MINNEAPOLIS — Former baseball star Alex Rodriguez and e-commerce mogul Marc Lore signed a letter of intent Saturday to buy the Timberwolves and keep the NBA franchise in Minnesota, owner Glen Taylor said. The agreement, which also includes the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx, opens a 30-day window for negotiations to be finalized. Under the conditions of the deal, Taylor would keep control of the club for the next two years and bring on Rodriguez and Lore as partners until a handover in 2023. The Athletic first reported the sale, which would be worth $1.5 billion. Taylor, who put the teams on the market last year, said he was first approached by Rodriguez and Lore a week ago. The pair travelled to meet Taylor and his wife at their winter home in Naples, Florida. In a phone interview with The Associated Press, Taylor said he told all interested parties throughout the sale process that keeping the franchises in town was a prerequisite for purchase. “There was no use talking to them if they didn’t agree to that,” the 79-year-old Taylor said. Rodriguez and Lore are 50-50 partners in the deal, Taylor said. Rodriguez hit 696 home runs over 22 major league seasons, with the New York Yankees, Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers. His last season on the field was 2016. That's the same year Lore became Walmart's e-commerce chief, when the retail giant bought his Jet.com startup to boost online business. Lore notified Walmart on Jan. 31 of his intent to leave the company and will continue to serve in a consulting role as a strategic adviser through September. ___ More AP NBA coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Dave Campbell, The Associated Press
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Police on Vancouver Island and the BC Coroners Service are investigating the death of a six-year-old child at a motel in Duncan Friday night. RCMP say officers and first responders were called to the motel for a report of an unresponsive child shortly after 9 p.m. PT The child was transported to a local hospital and pronounced dead. Police say the North Cowichan Duncan General Investigation Section is leading the investigation, with support from the Forensic Identification Section and front-line officers. 'It's heartbreaking' The BC Coroners Service is also conducting a separate investigation, RCMP said. On Saturday, officers could be seen collecting evidence at the Falcon Nest Motel. The motel's manager, Valma Sampson, said a family had been in the suite. "It's heartbreaking," Sampson said, adding that she herself has a five-year-old. "It's a sad situation." RCMP Staff Sgt. Janelle Shoihet said victim services have been supporting the family.
TORONTO — Auston Matthews scored three times to increase his league-leading goal total to 31, Jack Campbell made 27 saves to set an NHL record for consecutive victories to start a season, and the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Ottawa Senators 6-5 on Saturday night. Mitch Marner added a goal and three assists for Toronto (28-10-3), which has won six straight and improved to 5-2-1 against its provincial rival in the pandemic-shortened campaign. Matthews, who registered the third hat trick of his career, also had an assist for a four-point night of his own. Ilya Mikheyev and Zach Hyman, with a goal and an assist each, provided the rest of the offence for the North Division leaders, who are 9-0-1 over their last 10 outings, and haven't lost in regulation since March 19. Playing on the top line with Matthews and Marner, Alex Galchenyuk chipped in with two assists. Matthews now has five straight 30-goal seasons to start his career, while Campbell owns the high-water mark for wins to begin a year with 11 — one more than the 10 registered by Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price in 2016-17. The Toronto netminder also set a franchise record Wednesday by picking up a ninth straight win. Tim Stutzle, Drake Batherson and Connor Brown, with a goal and an assist each, Alex Formenton and Josh Norris replied for Ottawa (13-25-4). Anton Forsberg stopped 32 shots for the Senators, who have lost four straight and are 1-5-1 over their last seven. Brown set a franchise record by scoring in a seventh straight game — breaking a tie with Batherson, Jason Spezza, Dany Heatley, Daniel Alfredsson and Bob Kudelski — against the team that drafted him in 2012 and traded him away in 2019. After an even start that saw Campbell forced into a couple tricky saves, Matthews scored his 29th goal of the season at 8:52 of the first period on a sequence that started with Senators defenceman Erik Gudbranson turning the puck over in the neutral zone. Marner raced the other way and dropped a pass to Matthews, who ripped a shot past Forsberg's blocker. Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe's decision to go right back to his No. 1 trio of Matthews, Marner and Galchenyuk then paid immediate dividends. Galchenyuk, who played sparingly with Ottawa earlier this season before being traded to the Carolina Hurricanes and subsequently flipped to Toronto, started the play that ended with two more quick passes and Matthews' 30th just 39 seconds later. Forsberg robbed Morgan Rielly, who had the primary assist on Toronto's second goal, at the side of the net with his pad to keep Ottawa only down by two through 20 minutes. The Senators got on the scoreboard at 12:02 of the second when Batherson cleaned up Stutzle's shot off the post for his 13th. The Leafs got their first power play, but Batherson stole the puck from Rielly and raced in on a breakaway to score his third. Ottawa then added its third goal in 4:23 to take the lead when Stutzle, who hadn't scored in 13 games and had just one over his last 22, wired a shot upstairs on Campbell off a faceoff to make it 3-2. The goal deluge continued 27 seconds after that when Marner popped his 14th home off a mad scramble in Forsberg's crease after Stutzle a turnover. The Leafs kept coming and restored their advantage with under a minute to go in the period when Senators defenceman Thomas Chabot also coughed the puck up to Marner, who fed Matthews for his 31st. Matthews had a memorable four-goal NHL debut against Ottawa after Toronto picked him first overall in the 2016 draft. The 23-year-old has scored 22 times — including nine this season alone — and added 16 assists in 23 career games against the Senators. The Leafs made it 5-3 at 4:44 of the third when Mikheyev made it 5-3 with his sixth, but Brown scored his 13th to seven set the Ottawa franchise mark just over three minutes later. Formenton came close to equalizing for the Senators a second time from the slot only to see Campbell, who remains Toronto's No. 1 crease option with Frederik Andersen dealing with a lower-body injury, fire out his blocker. Hyman scored his 14th into an empty net before Norris replied with a consolation goal for Ottawa. Notes: Toronto was still without winger William Nylander due to NHL COVID-19 protocol. … The Leafs and Senators had their ninth and final meeting of 2021 in Ottawa moved from May 10 to May 12 as part of the NHL's rejigging of the North Division schedule following the Vancouver Canucks' coronavirus outbreak. This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 10, 2021. ___ Follow @JClipperton_CP on Twitter Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press
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Many salons are reporting they are fully booked for up to six weeks despite ‘everybody wanting an appointment on April 12’.
The Duke of Cambridge, Bafta’s president, withdrew from the ceremony following the death of his grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh.
Chester Zoo said the majority of its tickets are sold out for the coming days.
Shops, hairdressers and pub beer gardens can all reopen their doors on Monday.
As of April 12, people can use indoor fitness facilities, including indoor pools, alone or within a household group.
Half of Britons plan to make a dash for the pub or a restaurant when the rules ease, a recent poll by investment bank Jefferies found.
Sacred Heart won its fifth state championship, matching three other schools for most in Kentucky history.
The Boston Celtics have won four of their past five games to climb above the .500 mark, but that record will be tested over the next week. First stop is Denver for a Sunday matinee game against one of the hottest teams in the league before dates in Portland and Los Angeles against the Lakers. The Nuggets have won eight straight and 17 of their past 20, including the past three without second-leading scorer Jamal Murray, who is sidelined with right-knee soreness.