After a hot start in a Raptors uniform, Gary Trent Jr. now faces the challenge of finding a sustainable role in Toronto.
After a hot start in a Raptors uniform, Gary Trent Jr. now faces the challenge of finding a sustainable role in Toronto.
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Vladimir Guerrero homered and drove in three runs and the Toronto Blue Jays took advantage of Atlanta's indecisive fielding in the eighth inning, rallying past the Braves 5-3 Tuesday night. Guerrero had three hits, including a tying single in a three-run eighth. Ronald Acuña Jr. hit his major league-leading 11th homer for Atlanta.
WINNIPEG — Captain Blake Wheeler had two goals and two assists as the Winnipeg Jets defeated the Vancouver Canucks 5-0 on Tuesday night to clinch third spot in the North Division standings. Winnipeg (29-23-3) will face the second-place Edmonton Oilers (34-18-2) in the playoffs. The Jets' victory also ensured that Original Six rivals the Toronto Maple Leafs (35-13-6) and Montreal Canadiens (24-21-10) will meet in the other post-season series. Winnipeg came into the contest needing just a point to cement third spot. Kyle Connor with a goal and two assists, Mark Sheifele with a goal and assist and Mason Appleton rounded out the scoring for Winnipeg, which avenged a 3-1 loss to Vancouver on Monday night. Connor Hellebuyck stopped 24 shots for his fourth shutout of the year and 24th of his career. Braden Holtby stopped 31 shots for Vancouver (21-27-3), which remains last in the North Division. Veteran Jets forward Paul Stastny was honoured prior to the game, which was the 1,000th of his NHL career. With his wife and two young children on the ice, the 35-year-old Stastny -- who has also played for the Colorado Avalanche, St. Louis Blues and Vegas Golden Knights -- was presented with a custom art piece and the first-ever silver stick in franchise history. Connor opened the scoring at 7:48 of the first with his 24th of the season and second in as many games against Vancouver. Connor took a nice tap pass from Wheeler before beating Holtby. Appleton had a good scoring chance with under four minutes left but Holtby made the save as the Jets outshot Vancouver 11-6. Wheeler put Winnipeg ahead 2-0 at 2:05 of the second, registering his 14th of the season unassisted. Wheeler drew an assist on Scheifele's deflection at 8:33, Scheifele's 21st of the year as Vancouver held an 11-10 edge in shots on goal. Wheeler made it 4-0 with his second of the game and 15th of the season at 10:44 of the third. Appleton recorded his 11th of the year at 11:54. This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 11, 2021. The Canadian Press
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Denver Nuggets will have home-court advantage for at least one playoff series. The Charlotte Hornets have a chance to play their way into the postseason. Michael Porter Jr. and Nikola Jokic each scored 30 points, and the Nuggets held off the Hornets 117-112 on Tuesday night to snap a two-game slide and clinch no worse than fourth place in the Western Conference. The win allows the Nuggets the option to rest players for the final three regular-season road games, but Porter has mixed feelings on that. “Well, you want to stay in rhythm, too,” Porter said. “And we have like a week off after the season to rest so I don't see a big need for it. It's up to (the team). If they want to avoid some crazy injury before the playoffs, then that's cool. But I don't feel a need body-wise.” Despite the loss, the Hornets clinched a spot in the play-in tournament by virtue of the Chicago Bulls’ loss to the Brooklyn Nets. That failed to ease the sting of a tough loss, according to Graham. “We have to figure out ways to close games,” Graham said. “... We don’t want to put our destiny in nobody else’s hands. We want to control our future. So I don’t like to think like that.” Jokic had 11 rebounds and six assists. Porter knocked down six 3-pointers as the Nuggets withstood a furious late rally led by Devonte Graham, who scored 19 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter, including five 3-pointers. Jokic did most of his damage at the foul line, where he made 16 of 17 shots. Terry Rozier, who had 43 points in Sunday's loss to the New Orleans Pelicans, added 21 points for the Hornets. The Nuggets jumped all over the Hornets early, building a 33-13 lead behind Nokic and Porter, who combined for 24 points in the game's first nine minutes. But the Hornets would battle back to cut the lead to three at halftime with a lift off the bench from Graham, who returned after missing the last four games with knee soreness. Denver stretched its lead to 12 in the fourth quarter before Graham cut the lead to 107-106 with less than 2 minutes to play with a long 3. But Denver got a layup from JaMychal Green and a 3-pointer from Facundo Campazzo to pull away. “That’s the exciting thing about this team -- we have a lot of young stars and the future is bright,” Nuggets coach Michael Malone said. Graham finished 7 of 14 from 3-point range, making a couple of fadeaways from long distance. “Well, he looked fresh; he looked like Devonte," Hornets coach James Borrego said. “So, we’re going to need that moving forward. I thought he gave us an extreme lift. We probably wouldn’t have been in position without him.” Borrego said the Hornets will likely play more three-guard lineups until Miles Bridges is able to return from being in the league's health and safety protocols. TIP-INS Nuggets: Aaron Gordon had 17 points. ... Were outrebounded by the smaller Hornets 49-38. Hornets: Gordon Hayward (right foot sprain) and Cody Martin (left ankle sprain) remained out. .. P.J. Washington had another quiet double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds. BORREGO BOUNCED Borrego was ejected for the first time in his NBA coaching career after disputing a call. It happened when LaMelo Ball's pass hit teammate Jalen McDaniels in the face and then sailed out of bounds. Officials initially ruled the ball went off a Nuggets player, but then quickly changed the call. Borrego walked on the court and said something to the official and was assessed two technical fouls and then tossed from the game. “I’m not going to get into it," Borrego said. "I think everybody knows I’m not getting into that right now. We’re all competitors, we’re all trying to win a game. We’re all battling our tail off right now.” UP NEXT Nuggets: At Timberwolves on Thursday night. Hornets: Host final regular-season game Thursday night against the Clippers. Steve Reed, The Associated Press
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A Chinese-born political adviser on Wednesday lost his challenge in Australia’s highest court against laws banning covert foreign interference in domestic politics. John Shi Sheng Zhang also lost his High Court challenge to the validity of search warrants executed by police at his Sydney home and offices last year as part of an investigation into illegal foreign interference. Zhang was an adviser to New South Wales state lawmaker Shaoquett Moselmane, whose membership in the opposition Labor Party was suspended after he was also the target of police raids. The raids in June 2020 were the first police investigation to grab public attention since the foreign interference laws came into force in 2018 and the government bolstered funding to security agencies in late 2019 to enforce them. Chen Hong, director of East China Normal University’s Australian Studies Center, wrote in the Global Times, the Chinese Communist Party’s English-language mouthpiece, after the raids that Moselmane “unfortunately fell prey to the anti-China hysteria in Australia.” Zhang, a 63-year-old Australian citizen who immigrated from China in 1989, had asked the High Court to rule the foreign interference laws were invalid because they infringed on his freedom of political communication implied in the Australian Constitution. He had also asked the court to quash the search warrants and to order that evidence seized or copied by police be returned or destroyed. His case argued the foreign interference law was invalid and that the warrant did not precisely identify the substance of the offenses. The law made it illegal to engage in conduct on behalf of “a foreign principal” in circumstances where the accused person is ”reckless" as to whether the conduct will influence political or governmental process or democracy in Australia and if any part of the conduct is covert. The court upheld the charge and rejected Zhang’s argument that the warrants were invalid because the foreign principal’s identity was unclear. Australian Federal Police said its investigation was continuing. Zhang’s lawyers could not be immediately contacted for comment. Rod Mcguirk, The Associated Press
Large crowds of protesters gathered outside the Israeli consulate in New York City, on May 11, in support of Palestinians amid intensifying airstrikes in Israel and Gaza.Early on Wednesday morning, the IDF said it had hit “significant terror targets and terror operatives” across the Gaza Strip, in response to “hundreds” of rockets from Gaza in the previous 24 hours. The IDF said it was its largest strike since 2014.Gaza health officials said late on Tuesday night that the conflict had left at least 30 people dead in the Gaza Strip and more than 200 people injured.Footage uploaded by Raja Starr shows a group holdings placards and waving Palestinian flags as they chanted “free, free Palestine”. Credit: Raja Starr via Storyful
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Alex the therapy bunny, a floppy-eared golden rabbit that gained social media fame by capturing the hearts of Giants fans at a game last month, is now visiting the Golden State Warriors in hopes of bringing some good fortune. Alex's owners dressed him in a blue Warriors uniform and button and posed him for photos before Golden State hosted the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night. Kei Kato and her fiancé, Josh Row, were determined to bring Alex to Chase Center by season's end — and the Warriors upgraded the couple's seats to the lower bowl and made a special exception so the bunny could attend. Golden State hosted Alex as a “lucky rabbit’s foot” for its playoff push because the team doesn’t typically allow bunnies in the arena. Kato hoped Alex didn't feel any extra pressure. “We appreciate it,” said Kato, who has regained some comfort in social settings through Alex’s grand adventures and goodwill. “It does help. With the popularity we are able to reach out more to the community. We got a ton of people saying ‘thank you so much,’ they have PTSD, they’re having a rough day.” Alex has been a reliable friend to Kato, who lost her brewery restaurant during the pandemic and now runs a small café in a U.S. Immigration office. She also has been working nights at a COVID-19 vaccination site, so the days are stressful. The bunny is a healthy 17 pounds at 5 months old and could top out at 30-40 pounds. He offers snuggles and kisses on command. Alex keeps spreading joy. He has been hopping into high school Zoom classes and will be fundraising for the House Rabbit Society in the East Bay suburb of Richmond. “We use this stuff, the popularity, to give back," Kato said. “It brought joy to us, so much joy. So many people are loving him. They're like ‘We love you!’ Every time we walk by they're like, ‘Oh, there’s Alex!' It really made us feel good. There's still good in the community. There's so much hate right now. He really brought us into the community." Golden State coach Steve Kerr was all for it. He has a new dog himself and knows how much pets can do for people to help lift spirits. “It doesn't surprise me. I'm a huge believer in the therapeutic benefits of having a pet,” Kerr said. “We got a dog a few months ago. I understand that a lot of people are getting pets, pandemic pets they're called. I just believe in the power of animals, the healing qualities they bring, just the unconditional love. I wasn't aware of that story but I'm all for it.” There will certainly be more fun ahead for Alex and Co. He received a big screen bunny welcome from the Warriors during a first-quarter timeout. “Just to give back and make everybody happy makes us happy,” Kato said. “We want to share him with the world.” ___ More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/hub/nba and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Janie Mccauley, The Associated Press
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