Tyus Jones (Memphis Grizzlies) with a 2-pointer vs the Dallas Mavericks, 04/14/2021
Tyus Jones (Memphis Grizzlies) with a 2-pointer vs the Dallas Mavericks, 04/14/2021
GUATEMALA CITY — Canada was denied its first trip to the FIFA Futsal World Cup in 32 years in painful fashion Friday, losing a penalty shootout to Panama in the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Futsal Championship. After both goalies had made a save apiece and with the shootout tied 3-3, Canadian veteran Ian Bennett — who had knotted the game at 1-1 with a goal early in the second half — stepped up to the ball. The reigning Major Arena Soccer League MVP hammered a shot that ricocheted off Panama goalkeeper Jaime Londono's arm and bounced off the crossbar without going in. The 37-year-old from Hamilton looked on in disbelief. Alfonso Maquensi then scored the winning penalty in the 4-3 shootout win. The Panama players ended up in a delirious dogpile on the floor while the stunned Canadians wondered what might have been. The four semifinalists at the CONCACAF tournament will represent North and Central America and the Caribbean at the FIFA Futsal World Cup this September in Lithuania. "Obviously very very sad," said Canadian midfielder Marco Rodriguez, his voice dripping with emotion. "There's not much we can do. This is what happens, this is part of football. We worked really hard for five years. Unfortunately penalties, they didn't come through for us. We gave our all. I'm proud of the boys. "We're in a country where we're on lockdown for the last, I don't know, who knows how long. We had to work everything through video, Zoom. Everybody left every drop they had in their system to try and be here the best they can be. Kudos to Panama. The luck was on their side today. That's how football goes." Nazim Belguendouz, captain Robert Renaud and Rodriguez scored for Canada in the shootout. Maxime Leconte's shot was saved by Londono. Canadian 'keeper Joshua Lemos, who had a fine game, denied Carlos Perez's shot but could not stop Maquensi. "Lemos is probably the best goalie in CONCACAF," said Canada coach Kyt Selaidopoulos. "He did a fantastic job. He's dedicated. For me, he was our best player." Lemos and the Canadians held a Panama team that had scored 16 times in its first two games to just one goal. "The boys did well. I'm proud of them," said Selaidopoulos. Tied 1-1 after 40 minutes of regulation time, the game went to two five-minute periods of extra time. Canada went into defensive mode as the clock counted down with Panama pressing. The Canadian men have not qualified for the Futsal World Cup since the inaugural event in 1989 in the Netherlands, where they failed to make it out of the first round after beating Japan and losing to Argentina and Belgium. Panama finished runner-up in CONCACAF in 2012 and was third in 2012. Down 1-0 after conceding late in the first half, Canada pulled even five minutes after the break. Londono could not control a free kick by Eduardo Jauregui and Bennett, stationed to the side, tucked the ball in. It was Bennett's third goal of the tournament. The goal came soon after Frederico Moojen, who won the Golden Boot as the top scorer at the 2016 CONCACAF tournament, had hammered a shot off the Panama goalpost. The Canadians had hung tough in the early going, defending well and creating several scoring chances. But Panama finally broke through with 21 seconds remaining in the half. Showing good movement on the ball, Abdiel Ortiz wrong-footed a defender and beat Lemos with a low shot. Canada (1-2-0) placed second in Group C after beating Haiti 4-2 and losing 5-1 to two-time defending champion Costa Rica. it marked the first time in three trips to the CONCACAF championship that Canada had made it out of the group stage. The win over Haiti was just Canada's second in its three trips to the tournament. The Canadians finished seventh in 2012 and sixth in 2016. Canada came close to making the 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup, denied by a 7-4 loss to Cuba in its final group game at the CONCACAF qualifier. The Canadians lost to Costa Rica 3-2 and beat Curacao 7-4 before falling to Cuba. Panama (3-0-0) won Group B, defeating Suriname 11-1 and Mexico 5-4 with Perez scoring a hat trick in each game. The 2021 CONCACAF tournament was originally scheduled for last May but was delayed due to the pandemic. French Guiana, Martinique and Guadeloupe withdrew in the interim, reducing the field to 13. The indoor futsal game is five-a-side with two 20-minute halves. The clock stops whenever the ball goes out of play or there is a break in play. Each team starts with one goalkeeper and four outfield players on the pitch, with unlimited substitutions. The U.S. blanked the Dominican Republic 2-0 in the first quarterfinal of the day. It was Costa Rica versus Suriname and Guatemala versus El Salvador in the later quarterfinals Friday. Costa Rica, Cuba, Panama and Guatemala represented CONCACAF at the 2016 World Cup. Brazil has dominated the world futsal scene, winning five of the eight FIFA World Cups. Spain has won twice and finished runner-up to Brazil three times. Argentina is the defending champion. This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 7, 2021 The Canadian Press
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WASHINGTON — Rookie Wade Allison scored twice, Brian Elliott made 28 saves and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Capitals 4-2 on Friday night to prevent Washington from reclaiming first place in the East Division. The Capitals trail the Pittsburgh Penguins by two points with two games left on their regular-season schedule. A Penguins victory in their regular-season finale against last-place Buffalo on Saturday and another Washington loss to Philadelphia hours later would clinch the division for Pittsburgh. Long since eliminated from playoff contention, the Flyers nevertheless outplayed the Capitals, who were again without captain Alex Ovechkin and defenceman Justin Schultz because of lower-body injuries and top centre Evgeny Kuznetsov, who’s on the NHL COVID protocol list. Rookie goaltender Vitek Vanecek allowed three goals on 28 shots in his third consecutive start with Ilya Samsonov also out for protocol reasons. Daniel Sprong scored his 13th goal of the season and sixth in his past six games mostly in Ovechkin’s usual spot in the lineup. T.J. Oshie added his fourth in the past two games since the death of his father, but the Capitals’ comeback bid from a 3-1 deficit fell short. Joel Farabee took advantage of a defensive-zone miscue by Washington to open the scoring 1:44 into the game, and Sean Couturier sealed it for Philadelphia with an empty-net goal with 30.1 seconds left. STARS 5, LIGHTNING 2 TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Joe Pavelski had two goals and two assists to help and Dallas beat Tampa Bay to keep its post-season hopes alive. Dallas within two points of Nashville heading into the final weekend of the regular season. The Stars play Chicago on Sunday and Monday, while the Predators host Carolina on Saturday and Monday. Roope Hintz added a goal and two assists for Dallas. Joel Kiviranta and Jamie Oleksiak also scored, and Anton Khudobin made 26 saves. Blake Coleman and Alex Barre-Boulet scored for Tampa Bay. RED WINGS 5, BLUE JACKETS 2 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Thomas Greiss made 22 saves and Detroit scored three goals in the second period to beat Columbus. Jakub Vrana had a goal and an assist, and Joe Veleno and Danny DeKeyser also scored in the second period for the Red Wings, who are dueling with the Blue Jackets to stay out of the Central Division basement as they play out the final weekend. Detroit leads Columbus by one point in the standings ahead of Saturday’s finale. Gavin Bayreuther and Nathan Gerbe scored for the Blue Jackets. They have lost 12 of their last 14. The Associated Press
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Peter Shiao, founder and CEO of Immortal Studios, is bringing wuxia storytelling to Western audiences You may not be familiar with the term wuxia, but the martial arts fantasy genre is the basis for such films like “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” “The Matrix” and even the recent “Mortal Kombat.” It’s derived from two Chinese words: wu (martial) and xia (hero). Wuxia stories have existed for hundreds of years in the Far East. Now, Los Angeles-based Immortal Studios seeks to bring the genre to the West (and globally), while preserving the authenticity of its classic stories. Immortal’s founder and CEO Peter Shiao recently chatted with TheWrap’s Lawrence Yee about his studio’s mission and why wuxia stories are especially important now as anti-Asian violence surges in the United States. Shiao has a deep personal connection to wuxia. Growing up in Taiwan, Shiao was told wuxia tales filled with flawed but courageous heroes embarking on mythical adventures. His father, Shiao Yi, was one of the best-known wuxia novelists. Shiao Yi continued to write after immigrating to the United States, where he established a foothold, while also gaining a strong following in China (his works were adapted in novels, radio and television shows). Shiao Yi even met legendary Marvel creator Stan Lee in Los Angeles, where they pledged to continue to write as much as they could. Lee’s characters — Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Black Panther — have become the pillars of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which has spawned 23 films to date and brought in over $22 billion at the box office. With intellectual properties being snapped up by individual studios (Marvel by Disney, DC by WarnerMedia), there’s a demand for new heroes and new tales, especially with diverse origins. There’s already a huge wuxia universe out there; it just has to be brought together. That’s where Shiao Yi’s son Peter and his Immortal Studios come in. “When my dad passed away two years ago, I knew that it was time for me to pick up the mantle where he left off,” Shiao explained. “I actually spent a few years putting together his complete library. That’s 130 movies and television shows already. I started to give voice to the stories I’ve always wanted to tell; I started to create my own titles. And then this universe was born, this interconnected hero universe.” With a storyverse in place, Immortal’s next step was to create content. In spite, or because of, his experience in film production, Shiao decided to focus on comic books first. “One of the reasons why I think Hollywood is really struggling with risk and cost is that there isn’t a good way to prototype stories,” he explained. “We settled upon this idea that we’re going to use comic books — which I love and grew up reading — as a minimum viable product to test and engage. And to kind of be as ambitious, as daring we want to be in this world. “That’s how our whole model was born. And this year alone, we’re going to deliver five titles that are interconnected and lay this foundation for this interconnected wuxia storyverse that the world has never seen before,” he added. Shiao recognizes that he’s in it for the long run. Lee founded Marvel Comics in 1961, and it took decades for the Marvel Cinematic Universe to come together. Shiao believes having a strong, scalable foundation is the key. “We’re already developing multiple titles in motion-picture terms that would’ve cost hundreds of millions of dollars to get us to this point, but for us, we spent a fraction of that, and we think that really scales. [We] not only treat comics as a stepping stone but as a unique destination and [are] really making a commitment to the comic industry. We’re not just going to be an overnight group; we’re here to stay because I think comics are a great way to create an iterate IP, especially for our position where we have such a vast library that’s tapping into thousands of years of legends and storytelling. I don’t think Marvel or DC has anything on us, to tell you the truth. And that may sound a little bit crazy, but it’s really my point of view.” Immortal is also offering artists from diverse backgrounds opportunities to break into the industry. “The little-known secret is some of the best artists working in comics are Asian. They’ve been trained by Marvel and DC, [but] they haven’t really been given a chance to really go into the genre in such a huge way. So we’ve stepped up and offered some of these creatives a chance to do something that they are truly, truly passionate about.” Immortal’s stories come at a time when greater Asian representation is needed in media to combat the anti-Asian violence that has surged in the last year. “It’s been a very traumatic period,” Shiao agreed. “We, as a company, have this mandate to awaken the hero in everybody, and we’ve taken this moment to really take on this issue. One is to call attention to the fact that APIs have been living very, heroic lives, you know. Our heroism, culturally, may not be understood by other people who don’t understand Asian culture. But if you did, you will appreciate that. There’s so much that Asians and Pacific Islanders have already brought to this country. And it’s time that we take a different lens to it.” “The other thing is to really own the fact that we are creators in Hollywood, and that we have a chance to, through storytelling, change the narrative. So, through a summit [AAPI Heroes] that we’re organizing in concert with many, many partners, we’re bringing together a who’s who of the entertainment industry, public sector, public leaders, community leaders and members in the news media to really examine how we can take all this energy and anxiety of the moment to be for the representation of Asians,” he continued. “Not only in America — because I think in Hollywood — we have this idea that we are actually creating culture for the world. So in as much as Asians are a small percentage of a North American population, you know, six or 7%, depending on which stats you’d look at, but consider that the world is 60% Asian, and we’re not getting an accurate view of reality in commercial terms, which is the language of Hollywood, I think there is a huge missed opportunity to go to the public square and create something that is truly globally reflective.” Click here to learn more about Immortal Studios, their AAPI Heroes initiative and check out Peter Shiao’s full interview with TheWrap, above. Read original story How One Studio Is Pioneering the Martial Arts Version of the Marvel Cinematic Universe At TheWrap