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CLEVELAND (AP) — The Celtics can stop chasing, get some rest and hopefully heal up. They're play-in bound. Kevin Love scored a season-high 30 points, Collin Sexton added 28 and the Cleveland Cavaliers snapped an 11-game losing streak with a 102-94 win in their home finale, locking Boston into one of the four play-in spots in the Eastern Conference. It has been a rough few days for the Celtics. They lost All-Star Jaylen Brown for the rest of the year with a wrist injury, dropped two straight games to Miami and then faced Cleveland without starters Kemba Walker and Marcus Smart due to injuries. They still had a chance to catch New York for the No. 6 spot, but a loss to the lowly Cavs means they'll be involved in the play-in involving the Nos. 7-10 seeds. “This is tough,” said Jayson Tatum, who scored 29 but shot just 11 of 26, “especially losing games like this.” Boston will most likely be the No. 7 seed and host either Charlotte or Indiana, depending on how the final few days play out. Love made six 3-pointers, including two in an 11-0 run early in the fourth quarter, and had 14 rebounds as Cleveland closed out a miserable season at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse with its first win since April 21. While their fans may want them to lose as many games as possible to help their lottery chances, the Cavs wouldn't consider tanking. “I just wanted to win one at home before the season was over,” said Love, who missed two months with a calf injury and then had an on-court tantrum that stained his reputation. “I didn't want to come back in the locker room and feel angry. I didn't want to feel that. Winning is definitely more fun.” Evan Fournier had 15 for the Celtics, who have lost eight of 11. It was Boston’s first road game since losing Brown with a torn wrist ligament. His absence is a devastating blow to the club’s playoff chances, which were looking shaky in recent weeks anyway. The Celtics have plenty of talent, but there seems to be missing something. With playoff positioning on the line, and in need of a confidence boost after a rough stretch, the Celtics were also without Walker (knee management) and Smart (bruised calf), leaving Tatum to carry too much of the offensive load. The Cavs have dealt with their own injury issues and were without several key players, including starting point guard Darius Garland. He missed his seventh straight game with a sprained ankle. Love's two 3s helped the Cavs open an 80-72 lead, and after the Celtics got within seven, he and Sexton hit consecutive long-range shots to put Cleveland ahead 89-76. THOMPSON TRIBUTE Boston's Tristan Thompson received a warm ovation in his first game back in Cleveland. The No. 4 overall pick in 2011, Thompson spent nine seasons with the Cavs before signing as a free agent with the Celtics in November. He finished with 10 points and seven rebounds. “He’s a great person. He’s a great teammate,” said Cavs coach J.B. Bickerstaff, who appreciated Thompson's leadership and work ethic. "The legacy here speaks for itself. He’s a guy who this city embraced, obviously, part of a rebuild all the way to a championship. He was there the entire way. His style is respected and appreciated.” GOOD BYE, GOOD LUCK The home finale was also a send-off for Cavs center Anderson Varejao and assistant coach Lindsay Gottlieb. Varejao signed a 10-day contract with the Cavs last week to finish season, returning for a farewell after he spent 11-plus seasons with Cleveland. Gottlieb is leaving after two seasons to coach at USC. TIP-INS Celtics: Coach Brad Stevens said even if Boston was still in the hunt for a higher playoff spot that Walker would not have played. He has sat the second game of back-to-backs all season. “No reason to push it,” Stevens said. ... C Robert Williams received a cortisone injection in his turf toe injury Monday. Stevens said the team is being cautious with the big man, hoping he'll be available for the postseason. Cavaliers: In a season of few positives, Garland was a bright spot. The second-year guard averaged 17.7 points and 6.2 points, an increase from his rookie stats (12.3, 3.9). Beyond that, he showed a better understanding of what it takes to be an NBA point guard. “The improvement from his rookie season to his second year, the leap, is almost unheard of,” Bickerstaff said. ... Finished (13-23, 12-23 coming in) at home. UP NEXT Celtics: At Minnesota on Saturday. Tatum scored a career-high 53 in Boston's overtime win against Minnesota on April 9. Cavaliers: Visit Washington on Friday before finishing the season Sunday at Brooklyn. ___ More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/hub/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Tom Withers, The Associated Press
Guatemala's Constitutional Court on Wednesday overturned an earlier ruling that stopped controversial legislation targeting non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from becoming law, in a move likely to alarm rights groups and the United States. Guatemala has been on a collision course with Washington in recent months over the make-up of its highest court, after lawmakers blocked the re-appointment of a key magistrate seen by the United States as being untainted by corruption. In one of its first major rulings, the court said it had struck down a previous ruling which gave a reprieve to NGOs that had sued against the so-called "NGO law" passed by Congress in February 2020.
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ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota United have earned their first win of the season, edging the Vancouver Whitecaps 1-0 on Wednesday. The Loons (1-0-4) broke the scoreless deadlock in the 72nd minute when Ramon Abila sent a header into the bottom right corner of the net. The 'Caps (2-2-1) put more shots on target than United, but couldn't get a ball past 'keeper Tyler Miller, who had five saves to collect his first clean sheet of the season. Maxime Crepeau had three saves for Vancouver. Minnesota came into the game on a four-game losing skid to start the season while the 'Caps were coming off a 2-0 victory over Canadian rivals CF Montreal on Saturday. It's been a disappointing start to the campaign for a United side that made it to the MLS Western Conference final last year. Vancouver had a great chance to draw even in the 87th minute off a free kick. The ball landed on the foot of Jake Nerwinski, wide open inside of the box but his shot went wide of the United net. Abila came off the bench in the 65th minute, replacing midfielder Jan Gergus on the field. It didn't take the Argentine forward long to make his mark. Robin Lod sent him a cross in the 72nd minute and Abila nodded a shot in to put United up 1-0. It was his second goal of the season. Abila was then given a yellow card for partially removing his jersey to reveal a shirt with an unidentified image underneath. The 'Caps had some prime opportunities earlier in the second half. Fullback Ranko Veselinovic sent a header just wide of the post off a corner in the 62nd minute and two minutes later, Dajome blasted a right-footed shot on goal from inside the box, only to see Miller get a hand on it, popping it up and out of play. Minnesota dominated 61.2 per cent of the possession through the first half and outshot Vancouver 9-5, with the most dangerous strikes coming late. Lod had a shot from the top of the box easily gobbled up by Crepeau in the 45th minute and the 'Caps keeper made a diving stop on a little flick from Emanuel Reynoso in the 38th. The Whitecaps had the more dangerous chances in the first half, though, including a free kick in the 30th minute after Micheal Boxall hauled down Dajome at the top of the penalty box. Lucas Cavallini took the kick and got a shot through the Minnesota wall, but Miller dropped to his knees to make the save. Cavallini had back-to-back chances earlier in the half, sending a header just wide of the post in the 23rd minute. Moments later, Russell Teibert sent the Canadian striker a long cross into the box and Cavallini's header forced Miller to make a stop at the edge of the net. Vancouver's first good look of the night came in the fifth minute when Deiber Caicedo stripped United's Chase Gasper of the ball midfield and streaked into Minnesota's end, drawing Miller out of his goal. Caicedo sent the ball to Dajome in the box but the Colombian forward sent a shot up and over the crossbar. Minnesota United will be back in action on Saturday, hosting FC Dallas. The Whitecaps will visit Sporting Kansas City on Sunday. NOTES: Rightback Bruno Gaspar made his first-ever start for Vancouver. … Miller replaced Canadian 'keeper Dayne St. Clair in the Minnesota net. St. Clair, from Pickering, Ont., has allowed 10 goals in four games this season. … Teibert made his 223rd appearance for the Whitecaps, the 10th most in the club's history. This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 12, 2021. The Canadian Press
DONNA, Texas (AP) — A compound of tents to detain migrant children and families was evacuated for hours when struck by fierce winds in Texas' Rio Grande Valley, authorities said Wednesday. All migrants at the Border Patrol's holding center in Donna, Texas, were moved to other Border Patrol facilities in Rio Grande Valley, parent agency U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement. Operations resumed at the Donna Processing Facility Wednesday morning with new arrivals being admitted. The U.S. Health and Human Services Department, which has an adjoining tent compound designed for longer stays, didn't immediately respond to a request for comment Wednesday night. The storm developed late Tuesday and brought overnight wind gusts over 70 mph (112 kph), knocking out power to tens of thousands of customers. It was not immediately known how many migrants were evacuated by the Border Patrol. CBP said it had 421 unaccompanied children in custody as of Tuesday. The agency held more than 4,000 migrants at Donna in late March — mostly unaccompanied children and some families — in a space designed for up to 250 under pandemic guidelines. The Biden administration dramatically reduced time in Border Patrol custody as it massively expanded its network of Health and Human Services facilities. One of its 14 emergency intake centers adjoins the Border Patrol facility in Donna. As of Tuesday, Health and Human Services had 20,519 children in its care. The Associated Press
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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Ramón Ábila scored his first MLS goal and Minnesota United beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 1-0 on Wednesday night for their first victory of the season. Minnesota (1-4-0) avoided becoming the second MLS team since 2013 to lose its first five matches of a season. Ábila scored in the 72nd minute on a glancing header off Robin Lod's cross. Minnesota goalkeeper Tyler Miller made five saves. Maxime Crépeau made three saves for Vancouver (2-2-1). ___ More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/hub/soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Associated Press
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NEW YORK (AP) — Matt Harvey was greeted warmly by Mets fans in his return to Citi Field and harshly by New York’s hitters as the Mets beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-1 Wednesday. Harvey pitched against his former team for the first time and allowed Kevin Pillar’s two-run triple in a three-run second inning that carried the Mets to their seventh straight win. Wearing orange and black instead of blue and orange, Harvey (3-3) gave up a season-high seven runs and eight hits in 4 1/3 innings, and his ERA rose from 3.60 to 4.81 as the last-place Orioles lost for the fifth time in six games. Taijuan Walker (3-1) lowered his ERA to 2.20, allowing one run and four hits over seven innings as part of a five-hitter. Dominic Smith had three hits and two RBIs for the NL East-leading Mets, who completed a two-game sweep that finished a 5-0 homestand. New York is on its longest hot streak since winning eight straight from Aug. 3-10, 2019. YANKEES 1, RAYS 0 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Gerrit Cole struck out 12 over eight stellar innings, Aaron Hicks had a sacrifice fly and New York beat Tampa Bay amid a coronavirus outbreak that sidelined shortstop Gleyber Torres. Cole (5-1) scattered four hits and has five starts this season of at least 10 strikeouts and no walks to break Mike Mussina’s single-season team record set in 2001. Aroldis Chapman completed the four-hitter to get his ninth save. Torres was kept out of the starting lineup as a precaution as the number of confirmed positive COVID-19 tests among the team’s coach and support staff reached seven. Six of the seven are asymptomatic. All are fully vaccinated, which Boone said was blunting the effects of the virus. Jeffrey Springs replaced Ryan Thompson (2-2) with runners on second and third with one out in the seventh and gave up Hicks’ sacrifice fly. PADRES 5, ROCKIES 3, Game 1 ROCKIES 3, PADRES 2, 8 innings, Game 2 DENVER (AP) — Josh Fuentes capped a big night with a two-out, walk-off single in the eighth inning after earlier hitting a two-run homer and Colorado salvaged a doubleheader split against virus-hampered San Diego. The Padres, missing starters Fernando Tatis Jr., Eric Hosmer, Wil Myers and two others because of COVID-19 concerns, won the opener 5-3. Austin Nola, who’s normally a catcher but was playing second base for short-handed San Diego, made a nifty catch with the bases loaded for the final out. In the nightcap, Fuentes drove a changeup from reliever Nick Ramirez (0-1) to deep center to set off a celebration near second base as the Rockies snapped a five-game skid. Fuentes’ bat provided all the run production — he homered in the second. Yency Almonte (1-1) got the win in the late game. Victor Caratini lined a two-out grand slam in sixth to put the Padres ahead in the first game. It came on a belt-high fastball from reliever Robert Stephenson, who was summoned after starter Jon Gray (4-3) loaded the bases. Emilio Pagán (3-0) picked up the win with a scoreless fifth inning. Mark Melancon earned a five-out save. BREWERS 4, CARDINALS 1 MILWAUKEE (AP) — Travis Shaw hit a tiebreaking double and Avisaíl García added a two-run homer in the eighth inning as Milwaukee capitalized on some good fortune to defeat St. Louis. The decisive rally that snapped the Cardinals’ four-game winning streak came after it appeared Ryan Helsley (3-1) would retire the side in order. An apparent inning-ending strikeout of Daniel Vogelbach was foiled when the third strike got past catcher Yadier Molina for a wild pitch, enabling Vogelbach to reach first. The Cardinals tied it in the top of the eighth on Tyler O’Neill’s homer to right off Brandon Woodruff, who struck out 10 and gave up just three hits and one walk in 7 2/3 splendid innings. Devin Williams (1-0) retired Tommy Edman on a grounder with a runner on first to make sure the Cardinals did no more damage in the eighth. PHILLIES 5, NATIONALS 2 WASHINGTON (AP) — Rhys Hoskins hit a go-ahead single in the 10th inning as Philadelphia rallied and then took the lead against struggling Washington closer Brad Hand. Philadelphia, which has taken seven of its last nine, won consecutive road games for the first time this season. Washington dropped its fourth in a row and seventh of eight to sink a season-worst six games below .500. Hand (2-2) was staked to a 2-1 lead in the ninth. He quickly gave it back on Odúbel Herrera’s one-out home run. He allowed a leadoff single to Bryce Harper in the 10th, moving automatic runner Andrew McCutchen to third. Kyle Finnegan entered and promptly surrendered Hoskins’ RBI single. José Alvarado (3-0) pitched a scoreless ninth, and Héctor Neris worked a perfect 10th for his seventh save. INDIANS 2, CUBS 1, 10 innings CLEVELAND (AP) — Amed Rosario’s bases-loaded single with two outs in the 10th inning gave Cleveland a win over Chicago. Rosario, who drove in Cleveland’s first run with a sixth-inning double, singled to right on a 1-1 pitch from Keegan Thompson (1-1), giving the Indians a sweep of the two-game series. Chicago threatened in every inning except the eighth but finished 1 for 15 with runners in scoring position and stranded 15 baserunners. Joc Pederson drove in the Cubs’ only run with a double in the sixth. Nick Martini was the Cubs’ automatic runner in the 10th against James Karinchak (1-0). Jason Heyward walked, but ldemaro Vargas struck out attempting to bunt. Pederson popped out, and Eric Sogard took a called third strike. TIGERS 4, ROYALS 2 DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera drove in two runs and surpassed Omar Vizquel for the most major league hits by a Venezuelan player, leading Detroit past slumping Kansas City. Cabrera’s two RBI singles gave him 2,878, one more than Vizquel, who played his last game in 2012 and was a coach for Cabrera and the Tigers from 2014-17. Kansas City lost its 10th straight. Danny Duffy (4-3) gave up a season-high four runs in six innings. Casey Mize (2-3) allowed two runs on three hits and two walks in six innings. He hit one batter and struck out four. Three Detroit relievers finished, with Gregory Soto pitching the ninth for his fourth save. BLUE JAYS 4, BRAVES 1 ATLANTA (AP) — Teoscar Hernández hit two homers and drove in three runs, Hyun Jin Ryu pitched seven sharp innings and Toronto beat Atlanta to continue its dominance of the Braves. Toronto improved to 5-0 against the Braves this season and have outscored them 35-16. William Contreras hit a long homer in the fifth for the only run allowed by Ryu (3-2). Reliever Tyler Chatwood retired Ronald Acuña Jr., Freddie Freeman and Marcell Ozuna in the eighth. A.J. Cole pitched the ninth for his first save. Hernández hit the first pitch thrown by right-hander Luke Jackson (1-1) in the seventh over the center-field wall, giving Toronto a 2-1 lead. He added a two-run shot 464 feet to left-center off Josh Tomlin in the ninth. REDS 5, PIRATES 1, 10 innings PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jesse Winker and Eugenio Suárez combined to drive in four runs in the 10th inning as Cincinnati’s bullpen threw 5 1/3 hitless innings. Winker singled off reliever Duane Underwood Jr. (1-2) to lead off the 10th, scoring designated runner Nick Senzel. Nick Castellanos singled and Mike Moustakas walked ahead of Suárez, who drove a pitch into the left-center gap for a three-run double. Lucas Sims (2-1) worked two perfect innings with four strikeouts to earn the win. The Cincinnati bullpen struck out nine without allowing a hit in relief of Sonny Gray. ATHLETICS 4, RED SOX 1 BOSTON (AP) — James Kaprielian got the victory in his first major league start with five innings of one-run ball, Matt Olson homered, and Sean Murphy and Jed Lowrie also had RBIs for the A’s. Burch Smith and Lou Trivino combined to pitch three scoreless innings for Oakland, and Jake Diekman completed a scoreless ninth for his fifth save. Kaprielian (1-0) settled down after a rocky first inning and ended his night after giving up just four hits and three walks with six strikeouts. Oakland pounded out seven hits and four runs against starter Eduardo Rodriguez (5-1). Boston has lost three straight. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB The Associated Press
India's devastating COVID-19 crisis is making investors question more than ever whether after years of debt accumulation and patchy progress on reforms, a country touted as a future economic superpower still deserves its 'investment grade' status. A spate of downgrades last year had already left India's investment grade credit ratings hanging by a thread and the severity of the current virus wave is making the main agencies, S&P, Moody's and Fitch agitated again. All three firms have either cut - or warned they could cut - the country's growth forecasts in recent weeks and that government debt as a share of GDP will jump to a record 90% this year.
South Korea's top government think-tank on Thursday called on the central bank to maintain loose monetary policy for the time being and raised its economic growth forecasts for the current year. "As the economic recovery has not been strong, and since the trend of inflation has been underperforming the target inflation for a long while, the need to adjust the monetary policy stance is not high for now," the state-run Korea Development Institute (KDI) said in a bi-annual report on the economy. "Accommodative monetary policies should stand to support economic recovery for the time being."
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Local teachers in Winnipeg and River East Transcona are in a race against the clock to finish salary negotiations within their respective divisions before a new provincewide bargaining process comes into force. Educators in these school divisions, the two largest in the province, continue to work without contracts — despite almost every other division in the province having finalized new collective agreements in recent months. Citing concerns Bill 45 could soon render unfinished negotiations moot and salaries could fall behind colleagues in other divisions, both the Winnipeg Teachers’ Association and River East Transcona Teachers’ Association have called on members to contact their trustees to expedite negotiations over the last week. “If Bill 45 is proclaimed, then it freezes WTA members at 2018 salaries until a new provincial agreement is reached — and we don’t know when that will be,” said Michelle Wolfe, association president, who represents approximately 3,000 teachers across schools in central Winnipeg. “It could take a very long time, as it’s the first time we’ve done a provincial agreement.” The legislation aims to phase out the existing 37 collective agreements in English language divisions with a single document. A new streamlined bargaining process is expected to take place between an employers’ organization that will represent divisions and the Manitoba Teachers’ Society, which would become the exclusive bargaining agent for educators. The centralized model could come into effect as early as this month. Wolfe said she worries her members will get “left behind” colleagues in other divisions if a new contract is not approved soon. In 2021-22, Class 5 teachers in WSD are projected to make between $60,885 and $92,581, depending on years of teaching experience, while the average range across all Manitoba divisions is $63,201 to $97,105. Both Winnipeg and River East Transcona locals have requested their divisions replicate the Pembina Trails arbitration award made in February, but claim administrators are not being co-operative. That award provided teachers with a four-year contract, with annual increases of 1.6 per cent, 1.4 per cent, 0.5 per cent, and a hike the equivalent of a cost of living adjustment, between 2018-19 and 2021-22. Thirty-four locals currently have contracts that reflect these figures. (Supporters of Bill 45 claim it will result in cost savings by eliminating the duplication of negotiated settlements and arbitrations, since divisions often draw up agreements that mirror others’.) “We are grateful for all the dedication and commitment that the WSD staff have shown, but we will not negotiate in the media,” Betty Edel, chairwoman of the board of trustees, said in a statement. Faced with similar allegations, the chairman of the board in River East Transcona echoed similar sentiments Tuesday. Trustee Jerry Sodomlak said it would be improper to discuss the specifics of ongoing negotiations, but the division respects the professionalism and commitment educators have shown throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Maggie Macintosh, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Winnipeg Free Press
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