Host William Lou recaps the Toronto Raptors' 120-103 loss to the New York Knicks.
Three stars: Fred VanVleet, OG Anunoby, Pascal Siakam.
Gerald Henderson Award: RJ Barrett
Host William Lou recaps the Toronto Raptors' 120-103 loss to the New York Knicks.
Three stars: Fred VanVleet, OG Anunoby, Pascal Siakam.
Gerald Henderson Award: RJ Barrett
You just can't find song-and-dance specials like Mitzi Gaynor's anymore - or can you?
Violence in mixed Jewish-Arab towns in Israel flared early on Wednesday amid growing anger within the country's Arab minority over Israeli air strikes on Gaza and police raids on Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared a state of emergency in Lod, near Tel Aviv, after reports emerged on Tuesday of Arabs setting fire to a synagogue and Jews stoning a car that was being driven by an Arab resident. "We have lost control of the city and the streets," Lod Mayor Yair Revivo lamented to Israel's Channel 12 News.
Yu Darvish (3-1, 2.27 ERA) and Blake Snell (1-0, 4.15) are slated to start for San Diego at Colorado in a single-admission doubleheader to make up Monday night’s postponement at Coors Field. Both games are scheduled for seven innings. The Padres will be without Fernando Tatis Jr., who tested positive for COVID-19 and was one of three players the team added to the injured list Tuesday due to health and safety protocols.
Ginkgo said on Tuesday it was planning to go public through a merger with a blank-check vehicle backed by former Hollywood executives Harry Sloan and Jeff Sagansky, in one of the biggest such deals that values the biotech company at $17.5 billion. The merger is expected to fetch $2.5 billion in proceeds for the combined entity, the companies said, including $775 million from institutional investors such as Baillie Gifford, Putnam Investments and accounts advised by ARK Investment Management. Founded by a team of scientists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2009, Ginkgo makes genetic engineering tools for industries across agriculture, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.
NHS England said there are thousands more nurses working in the health system after being inspired by the "Nightingale effect". There were 330,000 nurses, midwives and health visitors working in the NHS in England in January - over 11,000 more than in January 2020. There are also an additional 5,195 healthcare support workers and assistants, as well as record numbers of student nurses entering the profession.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Martin Griffiths, a U.N. diplomat with wide global experience who has spent the last three years trying to help end the war in Yemen, has been selected by the secretary-general as the new U.N. humanitarian chief, diplomats said Tuesday. The diplomats, speaking on condition of anonymity because the selection process has been private, said Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was expected to announce the appointment of Griffiths, who is British, in the coming days. The post of undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs has traditionally gone to someone from Britain, part of an unofficial division of top U.N. posts among the five permanent Security Council nations -- the U.S., Russia, China, Britain and France. He will replace Mark Lowcock, a Briton who served in the high-profile position for four years. In 1994, Griffiths served in Geneva as the director of the U.N. Department of Humanitarian Affairs, which preceded the establishment of the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, which he will now head. From 1999 to 2010, he was the founding director of the Center for Humanitarian Dialogue in Geneva, where according to the U.N. he specialized in developing political dialogue between governments and insurgents in a range of countries across Asia, Africa and Europe. Griffiths, 69, was appointed U.N. special envoy for Yemen in February 2018 and is scheduled to brief the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday about his latest efforts to try to get warring Houthi rebels and the internationally recognized government to sit together and negotiate an end to the six-year conflict. In 2014-2018 he served as the first executive director of the European Institute of Peace and in 2012-2014 he served as special adviser to three U.N. special envoys for Syria and as deputy head of the U.N. mission in Syria. Earlier in his career, he was a British diplomat and worked for various international humanitarian organization, including UNICEF, Save the Children and Action Aid. Edith M. Lederer, The Associated Press
Hostilities between Israel and Hamas escalated overnight, with 35 Palestinians killed in Gaza and five in Israel in the most intensive aerial exchanges for years. Israel carried out hundreds of air strikes in Gaza into the early hours of Wednesday, as the Islamist group and other Palestinian militant groups fired multiple rocket barrages at Tel Aviv and Beersheba.
TAMPA, Fla. — Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse hopes his players keep the frustration of this bizarre NBA season front of mind when they head into the off-season. They can lump Tuesday's 115-96 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers into that. Chris Boucher had 16 points and seven rebounds in his first game since missing nine with a sprained knee. Khem Birch added 13 points for the depleted Raptors (27-42), while Malachi Flynn had 11. Freddie Gillespie, DeAndre' Bembry and Jalen Harris chipped in with 10 points apiece. The game came a night after the Raptors were officially eliminated from post-season contention, just two years removed from their thrilling run to the Larry O'Brien Trophy. "Hopefully it'll sting a little bit this summer," Nurse said. "We'll feel that sting in the summer workouts, things like that to get ourselves back to where we're used to being." Former Raptors star Kawhi Leonard and Terance Mann had 20 points apiece for the Clippers (46-23), who are still manoeuvring from post-season conference seeding. Ivica Zubac added 18 points. With an eye on evaluation and development, Nurse sent out a franchise-record 35th different starting lineup of the season for the game. Just nine players dressed. Veterans Kyle Lowry, Fred VanVleet, Pascal Siakam and OG Anunoby were among the ones who didn't. The young Raptors were no match for a Clippers squad that built a 17-point lead in the second quarter, and had stretched it to 18 by midway through the third. The Raptors will miss the playoffs for the first time since 2013, a post-season streak that started with the entertaining series against Brooklyn that saw the launch of Jurassic Park and "We The North." "It's certainly not easy to get a seven-year run," Nurse said before the game. "I think first of all the organization, and all of us, should be proud of that. "And then on the other hand, it's disappointing. I thought we played about as well as we could last year and with a break or two could have kept on rolling who knows how far a year ago. And to kinda come back and be where we are today, it's very disappointing, and it's a little sad, to be honest, to have that run. It was a hell of a run." The Raptors were coming off five consecutive 50-win seasons, and won nine playoff series since 2013. In a season that Nurse has said didn't have road blocks, it had cement walls, the displaced Raptors tumbled down the Eastern Conference standings during a COVID-19 outbreak in March. Numerous players including Lowry and VanVleet, who comically badgered the officials from the bench on Tuesday, missed multiple games to injuries virtually ever since. On Tuesday, Leonard -- whose historic four-bounce buzzer-beater against Philadelphia in the 2019 conference semifinals was two years ago Wednesday -- led the way with nine points in the first quarter and the Clippers led 27-19 to start the second. Marcus Morris's three-pointer late in the second quarter made it a 17-point difference, but the Raptors closed the half with a 13-4 run and headed into halftime trailing 60-52. Paul George had nine points for L.A. in the third, and the Clippers led 85-71 with one quarter to play. Former Raptor Serge Ibaka, who signed with the Clippers last off-season, didn't play. Nurse had kind words for the Congolese big man before the game. "I really enjoyed him . . . I certainly was (disappointed he left). I think our team was. I think our organization was," Nurse said. The Raptors are in Chicago on Thursday and Dallas on Friday, then host Indiana in their season finale on Sunday. This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 11, 2021. The Canadian Press
Adbert Alzolay picks up six strike outs in six innings of work during the Cubs 3-2 loss to the Indians
Shares in Nissan Motor Co slumped as much as 10.3% on Wednesday morning to their lowest in four months after the Japanese automaker's weaker-than-expected guidance for the current fiscal year. Nissan defied expectations on Tuesday for a return to profitability in the year ending March 2022, as the global chip shortage and raw material price increases curb its recovery from a record annual operating loss.
Neither Serena Williams nor Rafael Nadal would commit to competing in the Tokyo Olympics.
Austin Rivers (Denver Nuggets) with an assist vs the Charlotte Hornets, 05/11/2021
Co-executive producer Kevin Falls and writer Jonny Gomez take us inside the pressure cooker that was 'The Music and the Mirror.'
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Beth deals with losing her dance studio to COVID, Toby and the Big Three lose or find their own professional joys, and the Pearsons demonstrate that being there for someone doesn't always mean fixing problems.
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Kawhi Leonard scored 20 points, Paul George added 16 and the Los Angeles Clippers led all the way Tuesday night in a 115-96 win over the Toronto Raptors. Terance Mann also scored 20 points and Ivica Zubac had 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Clippers, who stayed one game ahead of the Denver Nuggets in the race for third place in the NBA's Western Conference. The Nuggets hold the tiebreaker, having won two of three against the Clippers.
“The grassroots of this character is that she’s a sociopath, just like Martin Whitly,” Zeta-Jones tells TheWrap (Warning: This post contains spoilers for Tuesday’s “Prodigal Son.”) Following Monday’s news that “Prodigal Son” will not be returning for a third season on Fox, fans could at least take comfort in the fact that Tuesday brought a new episode of the second (and now final) season of the Tom Payne and Michael Sheen-led thriller — even if it was an extra discomforting installment. During the hour, Dr. Vivian Capshaw’s (Catherine Zeta-Jones) motivations are revealed in “Misery”-like plot that sees her kidnap Martin Whitly (Michael Sheen) and play syringe roulette on him in an attempt to prove how much she loves him, “The Surgeon,” and how worthy she is of his romantic love. Meanwhile, Martin’s son, Malcolm Bright (Tom Payne), is trying desperately to find his father, who everyone else thinks has run off after escaping from Claremont Psychiatric Hospital, but whom Malcolm believes has actually been taken hostage by Capshaw and is now the victim. Malcom’s attempts to find his father are ultimately successful, but only because he agrees to let Capshaw drug him and take him away when he stumbles across her just moments after he and Dani (Aurora Perrineau) kiss for the very first time during their search for Vivian and Martin. Capshaw takes Malcom back to her waterfront lair, where she proceeds to torture him in front of Martin in a continued attempt to show she is The Surgeon’s equal. But then Dani and Ainsley (Halston Sage) show up outside looking for Malcolm, and Capshaw stabs herself and calls 9-1-1 to try to get ahead of the situation and play the victim in her situation with Martin. The penultimate installment of “Prodigal Son” ends with Capshaw bleeding and crying in front of Dani and Ainsley while Martin escapes in a speedboat with his unconscious son. TheWrap spoke with both Zeta-Jones and Payne about the episode, asking Zeta-Jones to break down the reveal of Vivian’s true nature and Payne to speak to that long-awaited kiss between Malcolm and Dani. First, what “Prodigal Son” guest star Zeta-Jones had to say: “The grassroots of this character is that she’s a sociopath, just like Martin Whitly, in that, she’s able to cajole, please, be whoever you want to be on the outside, but inside, there’s a very deep troubled woman. And that was probably the connection to when he was on the outside world being a surgeon. He would have been revered within her medical community. And that’s where the beginning of this fixation was and when he turned when he murdered these 23 people, it wasn’t a shock. It intrigued her because she had that same gene of being suppressed. And the great work that Michael has done with this character was that to play a character of such badness and make an audience fall in love and want to protect, it’s in the writing, and it’s in the portrayal. And it’s a very fine line of a sociopathic mind, too. I think, historically, some of the great, big names of serial killers, if you think of Ted Bundy, you look at them and you get why a woman would go in a car with that guy. You know, there’s something about these crazy, sad, deep, troubled, dangerous people. But, you know, it is attractive that they have that ability to be able to lure people in. And she has that. My reasoning was, how does she end up here, when Martin Whitly asks her that. And it’s because of him. She wanted to be in his world again. “When I do have my two boys, I have my family complete now. I have the son, I have Martin all together in my tortured world. And Martin asking [Vivian], what I want, I say, ‘I want that. I want what he has. I want all of you.’ So what was fun for me was that suppression putting this character into a pressure cooker and waiting then for the guys to drop the scripts and knowing when to release the lid a little bit. And then having that fun episode in Episode 12 that it just lets rip. All my wildest dreams and fantasies and the sicknesses and the control and the sycophantic behavior of this woman comes out within an episode and then one thought, I said to myself, what now? Once the credits roll on Episode 12, I’ve got nowhere else to go. I’m depleted. And then the guys write something that has a great twist for next week.” And now, “Prodigal Son” star Payne on Malcolm and Dani: “It’s kind of funny because in making the show, I watched Episode 9 and there is a moment in that with Dani at the house, and then he ends up shuffling her out, because his father appears to him in another daydream in the scene. That in playing it, and also in watching it, there is so much going on in Malcolm’s life that that’s another part of it that– he’s barely holding on to like every aspect of his life, but that’s just another part. It’s like, somewhere within him, he knows he wants some kind of relationship with someone that is not his family and that he can fall into and gain comfort from. But I think, personally having experiences with that and seeing other people who have experienced that, it’s not a very healthy way to start a relationship or be in a relationship. So I think, it’s so crazy because I think I’m happy for him in that moment and happy for him in that scene, but it’s not anything that can be given the right amount of focus and depth that a relationship would require, because it’s just everything is so insane. So in a way, like you see it and you go, ‘Oh, that’s really nice — but oh my God.’ And it can’t really ever be given the care and attention that it needs or that he needs, as much as he would want it. In that episode, in that scene, it’s it’s like an act of desperation. And then, of course, he gets whisked away and ends up in a torture chamber with Vivian and his father. So never really has any time to sit in his feelings, because his feelings are always involved with everyone else’s around him. So he’s never really centered. So even if he sat down and had a proper think about, how do I feel about this person and do I want a relationship with this person? There’s so many other things in the way. But I think it definitely could happen in the future.” The “Prodigal Son” series finale airs next Tuesday at 9/8c on Fox. Read original story ‘Prodigal Son': Catherine Zeta-Jones, Tom Payne on Capshaw’s ‘Tortured World,’ Dani and Malcolm’s Future At TheWrap
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Jalen McDaniels (Charlotte Hornets) with a dunk vs the Denver Nuggets, 05/11/2021