VICTORIA — The search for a small plane that issued a mayday distress call before losing contact over the Strait of Juan de Fuca between Washington and Vancouver Island has been suspended. The United States Coast Guard says in a tweet that American and Canadian searchers covered an area of more than 3,000 square kilometres without finding the lone pilot. Crews worked through the night Tuesday trying to track the small plane that took off from Ketchikan, Alaska, with one person aboard en route to Port Angeles, Wash. Officials with the Canadian Forces Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre say the pilot described his location before contact was lost. The U.S. Coast Guard says crews used daylight hours to scour the water more closely Wednesday. A Canadian Coast Guard vessel and a search plane from Comox, B.C., assisted in the efforts that were concentrated in waters just off Port Angeles, Wash. Several U.S. ships and planes were leading the search, and U.S. officials say several Good Samaritans also assisted. "Suspending search efforts is always an extremely tough decision," said Capt. Nathan Coulter, chief of search and rescue for the U.S. Coast Guard's 13th District in a release. "A huge thanks to the many women and men from the Canadian Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, and good Samaritans who assisted in planning and carrying out this search effort. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of the pilot involved." Coulter said before the single-engine Cessna 170A went down, the pilot described land formations he could see and ships that were in the area. He said the Coast Guard built a search area based on that information. This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 27, 2021. The Canadian Press
PHILADELPHIA — Tobias Harris swished a jumper with 3 seconds left, ending the Lakers’ 13-0 run and sending the Philadelphia 76ers to a 107-106 victory over Los Angeles on Wednesday night. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hit a 3-pointer with 1:05 left that pulled the Lakers to 105-104. LeBron James hit Anthony Davis for the go-ahead basket with 11.2 seconds to go for a 106-105 lead and cap that run. Harris scored 24 points. Joel Embiid had 28 and Ben Simmons had 17 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. James scored 34 points and Davis had 23. Embiid appeared to have hurt his back when he was knocked down by James. Embiid, the All-Star centre off to the best start of his career, drove down the baseline for an attempted right-handed dunk when James pushed him in flight. Embiid crashed hard on his tailbone, immediately grabbed his back and writhed on the court in pain as James simply looked down and walked past him. After a short video review, James was hit with a flagrant 1 -- “unnecessary contact committed by a player against an opponent” -- and Embiid sank both free throws. Embiid was quickly hit with his own flagrant when his elbow connected with Davis’ face on a drive to bucket. Embiid has a history of back issues and sat out Monday’s loss at Detroit with back tightness. He sat alone on a cool-down seat behind the basket for nearly the first 5 minutes of the fourth quarter. Embiid returned and threw his hands in the air in celebration when he buried a shot that gave the Sixers a 10-point lead. The James-Embiid flagrant took centre stage in a game between teams that entered with the best records in their conference. The 76ers lead the East at 13-6 and the Lakers are 14-5 in the West. The Lakers suffered their first road loss of the season in 11 games. Embiid went straight up and blocked James in the first quarter and Danny Green buried a 3 in transition for a 34-18 lead that put the Sixers in control. REMEMBER KOBE The Lakers played in Philadelphia for the first time since Jan. 25, 2020, when James passed Kobe Bryant for third place on the NBA’s career scoring list. Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven other people were killed the next morning in a helicopter crash. James received a rousing standing ovation when he scored the milestone basket and Bryant tweeted his congratulations in his last public statement. A year and a day after Bryant’s death, the Lakers played for the first time since the grim anniversary and bowed their heads during a brief video tribute and a moment of silence for Bryant. Bryant went to Lower Merion High School, in an affluent suburb of Ardmore about 20 minutes west of downtown Philadelphia, and he long had a strained relationship with Philly basketball fans. That connection softened in Bryant’s final seasons and chants of “Kobe! Kobe! Kobe!” filled the Wells Fargo Center in his final game in Philly in December 2015. Embiid was a teen in Africa when he first got hooked on basketball watching Bryant and scored 24 points in a one-night-only No. 24 jersey last season in the 76ers’ first game after the crash. His wore sneakers Wednesday emblazoned with photos of Kobe and Gianna on one side and the 2, 8, 24 uniform numbers on the other. TIP-INS Lakers: Coach Frank Vogel was a diehard 76ers fan growing up in New Jersey and eventually spent one season as an assistant coach in the 2004-05 season. His trips to Philly are usually a big homecoming but the pandemic sidelined those plans. Vogel said he hasn’t seen his parents since he had dinner with them during the Lakers' last visit to Philly. He said the 76ers’ 1983 NBA championship and the Charles Barkley-Allen Iverson years “were a big part of my upbringing.” 76ers: Simmons moved into 13th on the NBA’s career triple-double list with 31. YOU AGAIN Green and backup centre Dwight Howard played key roles in the Lakers’ championship last season. Green landed in Philly through a trade and Howard signed a one-year deal. “I miss those guys,” Vogel said. “They were two guys that really starred in their roles. It’s so necessary in a championship run. We don’t win a championship without those guys.” UP NEXT Lakers: Play Thursday at Detroit. 76ers: Play Friday at Minnesota. ___ More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Dan Gelston, The Associated Press
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TORONTO — The Toronto Blue Jays have acquired left-handed pitcher Steven Matz in a trade with the New York Mets.The Blue Jays announced the deal, that will see right-handed pitchers Yennsy Diaz, Sean Reid-Foley and Josh Winckowski head to the Mets, on Wednesday.The 29-year-old Matz has spent his entire career with the Mets. He has gone 31-41 with a 4.35 earned-run average and 552 strikeouts over 579 2/3 innings in 112 games over six seasons with New York. Matz made six starts and three relief appearances in a difficult 2020, posting a 9.68 ERA before spending the final month of the campaign on the injured list with left shoulder discomfort. This report by The Canadian Press was first published January 27, 2020. The Canadian Press
Tobias Harris (Philadelphia 76ers) with a buzzer beater vs the Los Angeles Lakers, 01/27/2021
Alex Caruso (Los Angeles Lakers) with an and one vs the Philadelphia 76ers, 01/27/2021
Ben Simmons (Philadelphia 76ers) with a dunk vs the Los Angeles Lakers, 01/27/2021
Talen Horton-Tucker (Los Angeles Lakers) with a dunk vs the Philadelphia 76ers, 01/27/2021
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Clint Capela (Atlanta Hawks) with an alley oop vs the Brooklyn Nets, 01/27/2021
Danny Green (Philadelphia 76ers) with a deep 3 vs the Los Angeles Lakers, 01/27/2021
Shake Milton (Philadelphia 76ers) with a 2-pointer vs the Los Angeles Lakers, 01/27/2021
Kevin Durant (Brooklyn Nets) with a buzzer beater vs the Atlanta Hawks, 01/27/2021
An alligator hung out in geothermal waters in Mosca, Colorado, on January 27, unfazed by the subfreezing temperatures.Video taken by the Colorado Gator Farm shows the alligator, Elvis, in the waters.“-18 degrees this morning at Colorado Gators,” wrote the Farm. “Thanks to the geothermal water, he’s plenty warm and feisty this morning. Colorado Gators is fed by a deep geothermal well, 2,050 feet deep and 87 degrees year-round. This keeps the tilapia farm and alligators nice and toasty even in sub-zero temperatures!”The National Weather Service had reported below freezing temperatures for the area on the morning of January 27. Credit: Colorado Gator Farm via Storyful
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