Poor performance and a lack of success to lean on, Claude Julien's dismissal was no surprise. But the timing might have been.
Poor performance and a lack of success to lean on, Claude Julien's dismissal was no surprise. But the timing might have been.
Your new (tax) year resolution … give your finances a spring clean. The new financial year started last week and there’s no better time to take stock of all your investments
The UK is officially in a period of national mourning for the next week, up to and including the funeral on Saturday afternoon.
MALANG, Indonesia — A strong earthquake on Indonesia's main island of Java killed eight people, including a woman whose motorcycle was hit by falling rocks, and damaged more than 1,300 buildings, officials said Sunday. It didn't trigger a tsunami. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 6.0 quake struck off the island's southern coast at 2 p.m. Saturday. It was centred 45 kilometres (28 miles) south of Sumberpucung town of Malang District in East Java province, at a depth of 82 kilometres (51 miles). Rahmat Triyono, the head of Indonesia’s earthquake and tsunami centre, said the undersea tremblor did not have the potential to cause a tsunami. Still, he urged people to stay away from slopes of soil or rocks that have the potential for landslides. This was the second deadly disaster to hit Indonesia this week, after Tropical Cyclone Seroja caused a severe downpour Sunday that killed at least 174 people and left 48 still missing in East Nusa Tenggara province. Some victims were buried in either mudslides or solidified lava from a volcanic eruption in November, while others were swept away by flash floods. Thousands of homes with damaged. Saturday's quake caused falling rocks to kill a woman on a motorcycle and badly injured her husband in East Java’s Lumajang district, said Raditya Jati, spokesperson for the National Disaster Mitigation Agency. He said about 1,189 homes and 150 public facilities, including schools, hospitals and government offices, were damaged. Rescuers retrieved four bodies from the rubble in Lumajang's Kali Uling village. Three people were also confirmed killed by the quake in Malang district. Television reports showed people running in panic from malls and buildings in several cities in East Java province. Indonesia, a vast archipelago of 270 million people, is frequently struck by earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis because of its location on the “Ring of Fire,” an arc of volcanoes and fault lines in the Pacific Basin. In January, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake killed at least 105 people and injured nearly 6,500, while more than 92,000 were displaced, after striking Mamuju and Majene districts in West Sulawesi province. ____ Associated Press writer Niniek Karmini in Jakarta, Indonesia contributed to this report. Agus Basuki, The Associated Press
PHOENIX — Arizona manager Torey Lovullo has often said that Tim Locastro is the fastest man in the majors. You don't have to take his word for it: The video game MLB The Show agrees. “He's got a 99 rating,” Lovullo said, grinning. Locastro showed off that speed Saturday night with four hits and a stolen base that broke a big league record, helping the Arizona Diamondbacks cool off the Cincinnati Reds 8-3. Locastro's theft of second in the sixth inning was the 28th straight stolen base to start his career without getting caught. That broke the mark set by Hall of Famer Tim Raines, who stole 27 in a row from 1979-81. Records have been kept since 1951. The Baseball Hall of Fame requested Locastro's cleats, which he had specially painted for the occasion. Locastro grew up in upstate New York, close to the Hall of Fame's location in Cooperstown. “Having my cleats there, it’s unfathomable,” Locastro said. Riley Smith (1-0) threw six impressive innings in his first major league start, giving up just two runs on eight hits against a Reds team that had won six in a row. The 26-year-old right-hander took the rotation spot of lefty Caleb Smith, who was moved to the bullpen after struggling during his first outing. Riley Smith navigated Cincinnati's hot lineup with relative ease. His only trouble came in the second when the first four batters reached base on a walk, double and two singles, including run-scoring hits by Nick Senzel and Jonathan India. Smith was able to limit the damage by retiring Tucker Barnhart and pitcher Jeff Hoffman for the final two outs. He struck out two and walked one. “He was commanding the baseball on both sides of the plate,” Lovullo said. “Trusting his fastball, and there were some quality changeups that got him back into the count.” The Diamondbacks — who came in hitting just .205 through eight games — broke the game open with a five-run fifth. Three runs scored on Stephen Vogt's two-out single. Two scored easily and then Eduardo Escobar was able to come around all the way from first when Senzel slipped in centre field while trying to pick up the ball. Escobar added his third homer of the season on a solo shot in the seventh, clearing the 413-foot sign in centre. He's homered in three straight games for the second time in his career. Asdrubal Cabrera hit his second homer of the year. Locastro was a catalyst all night in the leadoff spot with four singles, two runs scored and a stolen base. His playing time in centre field has increased after Ketel Marte recently went on the injured list with a strained hamstring. “He’s not just fast,” Lovullo said. “He’s a good baseball player who’s learned how to hit.” Hoffman (1-1) took the loss, giving up three runs over 4 1/3 innings. Eugenio Suárez hit his second homer of the season, a solo shot in the eighth. STILL HITTING The Reds lost, but they kept hitting. Cincinnati entered batting a big league-best .305 and pounded out 12 hits. “The idea is just to keep hitting the ball hard,” manager David Bell. “If we continue to do that, good things will happen.” LOCASTRO-RAINES CONNECTION Locastro got some good base-stealing advice early in his professional career. He was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2013 and his first baserunning coach that year was none other than Raines. TRAINER'S ROOM Reds: OF Jesse Winker didn't start, one day after leaving the game with calf cramps. Diamondbacks: SS Nick Ahmed was back in the lineup after missing the season's first eight games. The two-time Gold Glove winner was dealing with knee soreness during spring training. ... Lovullo said he hasn't decided who Tuesday's starting pitcher will be against the Oakland A's. He acknowledged one possibility is RHP Zac Gallen, who has been on the injured list with a hairline fracture in his right forearm. UP NEXT The Diamondbacks send RHP Luke Weaver (0-0, 4.76 ERA) to the mound against Cincinnati RHP José De Leon (0-0, 3.60). ___ Follow David Brandt at https://twitter.com/davidbrandtAP ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports David Brandt, The Associated Press
Nadal has 71-5 record in Monte Carlo where he has fallen short of the quarter-finals just once - on his debut in 2003 as a 16-year-old.
The New Mutants could have delved deeper into the psyche of these rather special, rebellious kids but wastes its setup by following a predictable route
SAN FRANCISCO — Stephen Curry scored 23 of his 38 points in the third quarter and the Golden State Warriors withstood another injury to rookie James Wiseman to beat the Houston Rockets 125-109 on Saturday night. Curry has his sixth straight 30-point game, the longest streak of his career. The two-time MVP made eight 3-pointers and had five assists and eight rebounds. Andrew Wiggins added 25 points for Golden State. Jordan Poole had 21. John Wall had 30 points and seven assists for Houston. Kelly Olynyk added 18 points and 11 rebounds. The Rockets have lost nine of 11. Curry had five 3s and scored Golden State’s final 20 points in the third quarter. He also made a brilliant three-point play that left Wall stunned. Curry dribbled around Wall near the arc, bounced the ball behind his back to his right hand then banked in the lay-up and was fouled. The two-time MVP, who playfully flexed during pre-game introductions, ran up the nearby stands then returned to the court and made the free throw to make it 80-65. Wiseman, the second overall pick in the draft who missed 11 games earlier this season with a wrist injury, was shaken up in the second quarter when his dunk attempt was blocked hard by KJ Martin. Wiseman fell awkwardly on his right side and got up limping before being taken to the locker room for further examination on his right knee Houston trailed by 20 and got to 105-93 on D.J. Augustin’s 3-pointer. Wiggins, who had 19 in the first half, made two free throws, Mychal Mulder followed with a layup and the Warriors pulled away. GUEST ON THE MIC Former San Quentin inmate Aaron Taylor served as guest public address announcer for the game at Chase Center. Taylor met Warriors director of team development Kent Lacob when the team would send a squad of players to play a team of prisoners at the nearby prison in Northern California. Taylor, nicknamed “Showtime,” served as the play-by-play man for the San Quentin Warriors. TIP-INS Rockets: Wall returned to the lineup for Houston after sitting out Friday’s loss to the Clippers because of injury management. Wall has been slowed by hip, left knee, hamstring and Achilles issues. … Augustin scored 19 points. … Houston fell to 2-37 in games it has trailed by double-digits this season. Warriors: Kelly Oubre Jr. did not play because of a sprained left wrist he injured a night earlier. Oubre landed handed after attempting a dunk against Washington’s Robin Lopez in the first half. Kent Bazemore had nine points and six rebounds in place of Oubre. … Rick Barry is the last Warriors player to score 30 or more in six straight games, doing it in 1974. UP NEXT Rockets: At Phoenix on Monday night. Warriors: Host Denver on Monday night. __ More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/tag/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Michael Wagaman, The Associated Press
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The Archbishop of Canterbury has paid tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh's "righteous impatience" and "gift of moral imagination". Justin Welby's words, during an online memorial service at Lambeth Palace, come as he prepares to lead a live service at Canterbury Cathedral in memory of the duke at 10.30am today. During Saturday evening's online service, Mr Welby said Philip had been someone with a "deep and genuine sense of service and humility".
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The Oscar nominated Carey Mulligan was the “Saturday Night Live” host on the April 10 episode, but she didn’t do her opening monologue alone: her husband Marcus Mumford, of Mumford & Sons, joined her in Studio 8H (and eventually on stage) of the NBC late-night sketch comedy show. After talking about her time spent with […]
Regé-Jean Page’s departure from Netflix’s hit series Bridgerton still confounds fans, but Carey Mulligan found the truth, or at least what she thinks is the truth, behind his exit in the latest Saturday Night Live. Mulligan, who made her SNL hosting debut on Saturday, joined Chris Redd, Aidy Bryant and Kenan Thompson for a trivia-game […]
D-backs rally for five runs in the 5th in 8-3 win
Krystyna Krakowski became a firefighter in Florida at a time when there were very few women to work beside or guide her in the service. Twenty years later, she is not only thriving but also recruiting more females into the profession. Krakowski is one of five women at Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue who made department history last year by working an entire shift with no male colleagues — a feat that went viral on social media. She and her team members say they have been able to succeed thanks to both the support of the men they work with and by pushing through every challenge that comes their way. The chain saw-and-axe-wielding women note they are held to the same standards as the men, physically and otherwise, and that the public should be aware that men and women of the department work together to help people. “I’ve worked super hard to be strong from Day One,” said firefighter Julie Dudley. “I still remember being in an academy and the instructor looking at me going, ‘If you want to do girly push ups you can,’ and I was like, ‘Excuse me. No, I’m good. I got this.’” The firefighters’ success is notable in a profession that is so heavily male-dominated and that has seen numerous lawsuits from women alleging discrimination and sexual harassment in fire departments across the country. The day they worked the all-woman shift, they were encouraged and cheered on by the men of the Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue. “Even our battalion chiefs sent us a message: ‘Good luck, ladies, all eyes are on you today. Show ‘em what you got,’” Krakowski said. “It was exciting to say that every position was filled by a female. ... We played every role. We’re capable. We’ve made it.” It wasn’t always easy, however. Even some of the women on the history-making team had to overcome prior obstacles. In the fire department where she previously worked, Krakowski says she was the target of a hazing. She said fellow firefighters awoke her with an airhorn, held her down and zip-tied her hands and legs. When the incident came up on a radio show, Krakowski said she felt compelled to call in because comments from the public were so awful. “It was heart-wrenching to hear another woman say, ‘She doesn’t belong in a firehouse. It must be a girl who needs attention,’” Krakowski said. “I’m a hardworking single mom. I’ve been that way almost my entire life; nothing has ever been given.” Kelsey Krzywada said at her first fire school, instructors were unwilling to help her when she struggled with the training because of her small size. At the second school she tried, however, “They were encouraging, regardless of your size, your gender,” Krzywada said. “They loved their career, and they wanted all of us to love it too.” Kryzwada said her choice of professions also negatively affected a relationship. “His girl works with chain saws and fire, and he feels a little less of a man,” she remarked of a former partner. When their all-woman shift went viral, most of the feedback on social media was positive, but there were detractors as well. “We’d have people going, ‘How are you going to carry my 300-pound husband out of a building over your shoulder when it’s on fire?’” Julie Dudley said. “Well, we’re not. And I can tell you that no man in our department is going to do it either.” The firefighters acknowledge that the physical aspects of the job can be challenging, but they said they have learned how to play to their strengths as women rather than relying on brute force. As smaller women, Krzywada and Krakowski have found alternate but effective ways to do their job, whether it's pulling a hose line or throwing ladders, they said. And while there are still plenty of “good old boy” fire departments in the U.S., the women see a positive shift away from that as more young people enter. Sandi Ladewski said any male firefighters at the Palm Beach Gardens department who didn’t approve of women working in the industry have since left. The ones who remain — both colleagues and superiors — have supported the women and helped them to thrive and grow in numbers, she said. Krakowski said she hopes to start seeing even more women join the ranks as instructors. Monica Marzullo, who was the second female in history to work in her last department, says the presence of more women brings a sense of camaraderie. “The guys have always had each other. They have that brotherhood,” Marzullo said. “And it’s nice, too, when you have good women that are actually interested in helping one another.” Since going viral, Dudley and Krakowski said they’ve received messages on social media from women wanting to become firefighters. Both said they welcome and advise them on how to enter the field. “I have ... one little niece (who) wants to be a firefighter,” Ladewski said. “She wants to help people like Auntie Sandi.” Anila Yoganathan, The Associated Press
This was Mbappe's 21st Ligue 1 goal of the season and his 33rd in all competitions in 39 games.
The right-handed batsman added that he doesn’t want to think about the India spot at the moment.
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Pant praised openers Prithvi Shawn and Shikhar Dhawan for powering Delhi Capitals to the win.