Trae Young (Atlanta Hawks) with a deep 3 vs the Orlando Magic, 04/20/2021
Trae Young (Atlanta Hawks) with a deep 3 vs the Orlando Magic, 04/20/2021
CALGARY — Kerri Einarson kicked off play in the curling bubble with a bang. She's leaving it with a whimper. Her Manitoba-based team was eliminated from the world women's curling championship on Saturday after dropping an 8-3 decision to Sweden's Anna Hasselborg. The qualification game loss capped a mediocre week from the Canadians, who barely made the six-team playoff cut before having their medal hopes dashed. "We left it all out there," said Canada third Val Sweeting. "We fought hard. It wasn't the game that we wanted. We just kept trying to make shots and figure it out but it just wasn't our morning." Sweden did not let Canada generate much offence, regularly forcing the Einarson side to settle for singles. The reigning Olympic champions were in top form, setting the early tone by making their deuces and keeping the Canadians in check. Hasselborg drew for a pair in the seventh end to make it a four-point game. Her brilliant runback double-takeout in the eighth led to a steal and Canada conceded. "I had a really good feeling going into the game," Einarson said. "We just got behind the eight ball a little early and just needed something to bail ourselves out. "We just weren't as sharp as we have been." It was the first time that Canada has been held off the podium at both the women's and men's world championships in the same season. Canada did not make it to the semifinals in either event. Brendan Bottcher's Alberta-based team was also eliminated in the qualification game at last month's world men's playdowns. "This is our very first time on the world stage and we became a tight-knit family in here," Einarson said, her voice cracking at times. "We'll just grow from it and learn from this experience. I'm so excited to see what's next for us." All four members of the Hasselborg team threw at least 91 per cent. "The girls played really, really well today and they judged weight perfectly," Hasselborg said. "We communicated well, so really a solid game. We had lots of fun so it was really amazing." American Tabitha Peterson drew the button for an 8-7 victory over Denmark's Madeleine Dupont in the other qualification game. The U.S. then lost 7-3 to top-seeded Silvana Tirinzoni of Switzerland in Saturday's first semifinal. Sweden went on to lose 8-7 to Russia's Alina Kovaleva in the evening semifinal later Saturday. Medal games were scheduled for Sunday at WinSport's Markin MacPhail Centre, with the U.S. taking on Sweden for bronze while Switzerland battled Russia in the gold-medal game. Hasselborg made a hit for a deuce in the third end and kept the pressure on when Canada had hammer. Einarson simply couldn't put ends together the way she wanted and had difficulty seizing control. "We struggled a bit early and then they just ran away and made everything after that," Sweeting said. The Canadian side, which includes second Shannon Birchard and lead Briane Meilleur, struggled mightily over the first half of round-robin play. They dropped five of their first six games before getting back on track and taking the final playoff spot at 7-6. Meilleur had the low percentage Saturday at 72 per cent. Her teammates threw in the low 80s. Einarson won the Canadian women's team title for a second straight year last February in the first of seven competitions in the curling bubble at Canada Olympic Park. The skip also won a Canadian mixed doubles title with Brad Gushue and guided her four-player team to a Grand Slam title last month. "We've had a lot of great success here and we can't be disappointed," Einarson said. "We fought extremely hard. A lot of teams might not come back from 1-and-5 but we never quit. I'm so very proud of my teammates." Sweden earned the third seed with a 10-3 round-robin record. The top six teams in the 14-team field also earned Olympic berths for their countries at the 2022 Beijing Games. South Korea, Scotland, Germany and Japan were some of the notable teams that didn't make the cut and will have to try again at a last-chance Olympic qualifier in December. Television and streaming coverage was shut down for five days of round-robin play after seven members of the event's broadcast team tested positive for COVID-19. Coverage resumed Friday after a modified broadcast plan proposal was approved by Alberta Health. Tirinzoni won the 2019 women's world championship in Silkeborg, Denmark. The 2020 competition in Prince George, B.C., was cancelled at the 11th hour due to the pandemic. Canada's last podium appearance at this event came in 2018 at North Bay, Ont., when Jennifer Jones beat Hasselborg in the final. Einarson and Gushue will represent Canada at the May 17-23 world mixed doubles championship in Aberdeen, Scotland. This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 8, 2021. The Canadian Press
Devon Toews scored twice for his first multigoal game and the Colorado Avalanche defeated the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 on Saturday night. Cale Makar had a goal and an assist for the second straight game, Jonas Johansson made 16 saves and the Avalanche won for the fourth time in five games. Rasmus Kupari scored his first career goal, Sean Walker had a goal and an assist, and the Kings lost both games of a back-to-back to the Avalanche.
Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], May 9 (ANI): With a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases in the country, many organisations have come forward to offer their services during these tough times.
New Delhi [India], May 9 (ANI): With 4,03,738 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours, India continued to report more than four lakh daily coronavirus infections for the fourth day on the trot.
Lucid, Ford and Volkswagen aired electric car ads during Tesla CEO Elon Musk's "Saturday Night Live" episode.
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PORTLAND, Ore. — Damian Lillard scored 30 points and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the San Antonio Spurs 124-102 on Saturday night, moving closer to an outright playoff spot. CJ McCollum added 27 points and Jusuf Nurkic had 17 points and nine rebounds for Portland, which has won seven of eight. DeMar DeRozan finished with 20 points and Lonnie Walker added 18 for the Spurs. Lillard hit a 3-pointer that gave the Blazers a 90-75 lead going into the fourth quarter and Portland led by as many as 26 points in the period. Neither Lillard nor Nurkic played in the fourth. Both teams were playing the second of back-to-backs. Portland solidified its hold on sixth place in the Western Conference with a 106-101 victory Friday night over the Lakers, which gave the Blazers the tiebreaker against their foe. The Blazers moved within one-half game of fifth-place Dallas in the West. The top six teams avoid the NBA's new play-in tournament. San Antonio has lost six of seven but is 10th in the West, two games ahead of New Orleans for the final play-in spot. Portland was without Carmelo Anthony, who has a right ankle sprain. The 10-time All-Star, who is averaging 13.5 points off the bench for the Blazers, hadn't missed a game this season. IMcCollum's 3-pointer gave the Blazers a 36-34 lead midway through the second quarter. He added another 3 after Enes Kanter's layup. Lillard's 3-pointer stretched the lead to 52-43 and he finished the opening half with 21 points. Portland led 57-47 at the break. TIP-INS Spurs: Dropped two of three games against the Blazers this season. Trail Blazers: Hosted fans at the Moda Center for the second time. The team can bring in about 10% of capacity, roughly 1,900 people. ... Coach Terry Stotts won his 399th game with the Blazers. 30 FOR 30 Lillard has scored 30 or more points in five straight games. He ranks third in the league with 32 30-point or better games. UP NEXT Spurs: Host Milwaukee on Monday. Trail Blazers: Host Houston on Monday. ___ More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/hub/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Anne M. Peterson, The Associated Press
SALT LAKE CITY — Georges Niang tied a career high with 24 points and the NBA-leading Utah Jazz beat the short-handed Houston Rockets 124-116 on Saturday night to reach 50 victories. Jordan Clarkson scored 21 points, and Bojan Bogdanovic added 20 — his seventh straight 20-point performance — for the Jazz. The Jazz finished 5-0 on their homestand despite missing All-Stars Donovan Mitchell and Mike Conley again. Niang took advantage of some post-ups in the paint and was a sharpshooter from beyond the arc. Starting just his eighth game, Niang scored 10 points in the third quarter and his 3-pointer with 2:50 left in the period gave Utah its largest lead, 96-75. The usually mild-mannered Niang was so fired up, he drew a technical for taunting after draining a 3 that tied his career high of 24 early in the final period. He was 6 of 8 on 3-pointers. Rudy Gobert had 13 points and 14 rebounds for the Jazz. The Rockets have lost five straight and 20 of their past 23 games. Khyri Thomas and KJ Martin each had career highs of 27 for Houston. Thomas has scored 47 in two games with the Rockets, and Martin marked his third straight 20-point game and fourth of his career. Both teams were playing the second part of back-to-back, which led to some sloppy play. The Jazz improved to 12-2 on zero days rest. The undermanned Rockets were forced to roll out a starting lineup with Martin at 6-foot-7 as the tallest player to face the 7-foot-1 Gobert. Danuel House Jr. and D.J. Augustin moved off the injury report and onto the court for first time in weeks to give Houston eight available players. TIP-INS Rockets: Injury list was voluminous: Avery Bradley (personal), Sterling Brown (knee), Danté Exum (calf), Eric Gordon (groin); David Nwaba (wrist), Kelly Olynyk (ankle), Kevin Porter Jr (ankle), John Wall (hamstring); D.J. Wilson (health protocols), and Christian Wood (ankle). … Houston used its 40th different starting lineup in 68 games. … Jae’Sean Tate was assessed a Flagrant Penalty 1 for hitting Gobert in the face in the third quarter. Jazz: Clarkson has made a 3 in 90 straight games. … Utah outscored Houston in the paint, 56-46. … The Jazz swept the season series with the Rockets, 3-0. … Ingles got a technical foul with 2:10 remaining and then left the game. UP NEXT Rockets: At Portland on Monday night. Jazz: At Golden State on Monday night. Matthew Coles, The Associated Press
Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: In his virtual address at the 25th meeting of the Group of Ministers on Saturday, Vardhan said no fresh COVID-19 cases were detected in 180 districts in the country in the last seven days
Draymond Green (Golden State Warriors) with a dunk vs the Oklahoma City Thunder, 05/08/2021
Luguentz Dort (Oklahoma City Thunder) with a deep 3 vs the Golden State Warriors, 05/08/2021
Much of the rocket was destroyed as it fell, but some debris landed west of the Maldives, China says.
Satyasheel Deshpande's has been a musical journey that is not only about performing but also about questioning and exploring newer frontiers.
Billionaire Elon Musk dropped a surprise early in his hotly anticipated turn as host of "Saturday Night Live," saying in his monologue that he "is the first person with Asperger's" to host the show, before clowning through skits for the first global livestream of the NBCUniversal comedy show. Asperger syndrome is a condition on the autism spectrum that is associated with difficulty in social interaction, and sometimes is referred to as high functioning autism. Throughout the show, Musk gently poked fun at himself, including his penchant for provocative tweets and his one-time choice to smoke a joint on a podcast.
Andrew Wiggins (Golden State Warriors) with a dunk vs the Oklahoma City Thunder, 05/08/2021
Gabriel Deck (Oklahoma City Thunder) with a 2-pointer vs the Golden State Warriors, 05/08/2021
Jae'Sean Tate (Houston Rockets) with a 2-pointer vs the Utah Jazz, 05/08/2021
Billy Joe Saunders came up short in his quest for a shock victory over Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez in Saturday’s huge super-middleweight title unification clash. As part of that decisive attack, Canelo landed a powerful uppercut that appeared to inflict serious damage to Saunders’ eye, leaving him unable to see as he failed to rise from his stool for the start of the ninth. Saunders was taken to hospital after the defeat for further assessment on a possible orbital bone fracture.
From the makers of Mare of Easttown and It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia comes Murder Durder. Saturday Night Live sent up HBO’s latest buzzy crime drama in a sketch with Kate McKinnon playing the Kate Winslet character, a “grizzled lady detective”. You know you’ve made it when you’ve made it on to an SNL sketch […]