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
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New York, New York--(Newsfile Corp. - January 27, 2021) - The Klein Law Firm announces that a class action complaint has been filed on behalf of shareholders of Astrazeneca Plc (NYSE: AZN) alleging that the Company violated federal securities laws.Class Period: May 21, 2020 and November 20, 2020Lead Plaintiff Deadline: March 29, 2021Learn more about your recoverable losses in AZN:http://www.kleinstocklaw.com/pslra-1/astrazeneca-plc-loss-submission-form?id=12499&from=5The filed complaint alleges that Astrazeneca Plc made materially false and/or misleading statements and/or failed ...
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ATLANTA — Kevin Durant scored 32 points and James Harden had 31 to lead a productive night for Brooklyn's big three scorers and the Nets beat the Atlanta Hawks 132-128 in overtime on Wednesday night. Harden added 15 assists and eight rebounds. Kyrie Irving scored 26 points for Brooklyn. Trae Young had 28 points and 14 assists for Atlanta. Cam Reddish scored a season-high 24 points while John Collins and De'Andre Hunter each had 21 points. Durant's dunk gave the Nets a 127-121 lead in the extra period. After Young made one of two free throws to trim Brooklyn's lead to 129-126, Durant's turnover with 40 seconds remaining gave Atlanta an opening. Hunter missed a long jumper that would have tied the game. Harden stretched the lead by sinking two free throws with 4.6 seconds remaining. Durant's 3-pointer tied the game at 106 in regulation before Kevin Huerter quickly answered with a 3 for Atlanta. Following a foul by Young, Harden's two free throws with 2:41 remaining gave Brooklyn a 112-111 lead. Collins' three-point play gave Atlanta the lead before Irving's short jumper tied the game at 114-all. Following a missed jumper by Reddish, Jeff Green's layup gave the Nets a 116-114 lead. A layup by Reddish tied the game again before Harden missed a 3-foot attempt with less than a second remaining. After scoring only two points in the opening period, Harden passed up a scoring opportunity on the Nets' first possession of the second quarter. He then looked toward the Nets bench, gestured in a shooting motion and then nodded as if to confirm he should have taken the shot. Harden made a 3-pointer to spark his scoring spree. He scored 16 points in the second period. The Hawks called a timeout about three minutes into the period after Harden's step-back 3 over Huerter. TIP-INS Nets: Coach Steve Nash is looking forward to more practice time with the start of a three-game road trip. The game at Atlanta opened a stretch of 10 of 13 games on the road. “It’s a great opportunity for us to keep rolling," Nash said. “We’ve played so many games in a short period of time. We have a stretch now where we have a little bit of breathing room between games." Hawks: Clint Capela had 11 rebounds, his 14th consecutive game with at least 10. ... Reddish (right Achilles tightness) returned after missing one game. G Rajon Ronda (left ankle sprain) was held out. ... There was a pregame moment of silence for former Hawks beat writer Sekou Smith, who was 48 when he died on Tuesday due to COVID-19. Smith covered the Hawks for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution before working for Turner Sports for NBA TV and NBA.com. UP NEXT Nets: Continue three-game road trip Friday at Oklahoma City. Hawks: Visit Washington on Friday. ___ More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Charles Odum, The Associated Press
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The family of a woman who died last week at a Saint John nursing home where there's a COVID-19 outbreak has won their fight to have her death deemed COVID-related. Joan Davis, 79, died last Thursday at the Shannex Tucker Hall nursing home, Lily Court memory care unit, 16 days after testing positive for the respiratory disease. Her cause of death was originally listed as stomach cancer. But Public Health reviewed her case and on Wednesday reclassified her death as COVID-related — the 15th in the province since the pandemic began in March, said her son, Peter Lewis. "I feel relieved," he said. "I feel that now my family can grieve." The review came after Lewis, a Rothesay town councillor, and Davis's younger brother, Trevor Jones, a retired Saint John police officer, alleged in Facebook posts Sunday and in media reports Monday that her death — and possibly others — were being misrepresented as non-COVID-related either by Public Health or Shannex in an attempt to keep COVID death numbers low. Public Health announced two deaths on Wednesday. A person in their 70s in the Saint John region, Zone 2, and a person in their 70s in the Edmundston region, Zone 4, both died "as a result of underlying complications including COVID-19," according to a news release. The person in Saint John was a resident of the Tucker Hall nursing home, Lily Court unit, the release said. Asked whether this was a new death, Public Health spokesperson Bruce Macfarlane described it as "recent." He declined to comment further, citing confidentiality. Macfarlane did say the person was previously documented on the New Brunswick COVID-19 dashboard as a recovered case, not as a non-COVID-19-related death. If a person who tests positive for COVID-19 recovers from the disease and later dies from something else, they are included in the recovered category, he said. A person is considered recovered 14 days after testing positive. The dashboard has since been updated to reflect Davis's change in status and the new death in Edmundston. It now shows 16 COVID-related deaths since the pandemic began in March. It also shows one non-COVID-19-related death. This Shannex resident, who died in December, had previously tested positive, but did not die from the disease. In these types of cases, the person is still sick with COVID, but something else is determined to be the cause of death. 'Overwhelming' response Lewis said the public response to the family's Facebook posts was "overwhelming." "I just can't even believe how many people supported us … in trying to get the information out there." He has also heard from the loved ones of three other nursing home residents who died — two of them during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, which was declared on Nov. 20 — asking how they can find out whether they too died from COVID, he said. "I said, 'You have every right to ask for the information from the Shannex.' " The death certificate a family receives from a funeral home does not list a cause of death, but the registration of death the funeral home sends to Fredericton does and a family can request a copy of this from the province "with just cause," he said. Decision reversed after consult Lewis said a Public Health official called him on Monday morning and told him they were going to review the paperwork in his mother's case and conduct further interviews with Shannex management and nurses. "They had to consult. It wasn't really, I guess, their decision. They had to consult with the [attending] doctor, they had to consult with the Shannex staff, and it would be a group decision on what would happen." When a COVID-positive resident dies at a long-term care facility and Public Health officials aren't onsite, they're "advised by the doctor's certificate on how the patient passed and then they make their decision on how they want to treat that," he said. Macfarlane said he could not discuss a specific case because of confidentiality, but noted that "sometimes it takes longer to determine the cause, if it's COVID-19 or related. "Sometimes it takes consultations with other medical professionals and could take longer than usual." When CBC pointed out consultations had already occurred and a cause of death was already listed prior to the family speaking out and their Facebook posts being shared hundreds of times, Macfarlane replied: "At times, discussions continue. "Medical officials have the right to review their cases." Lewis, who blamed Public Health in his Facebook post for the "unjust decision" to label his mother's cause of death as cancer, has now shifted his focus to Shannex. "Look, corporations are all about profit," he said. "And you know what, if that's what happened, then this will fix it." Shannex confirmed in a news release Wednesday night that one of the Lily Court deaths it had reported on Sunday "has now been determined to be a death as a result of underlying complications including COVID-19." Company spokesperson Isabelle Landry described Lewis's comments as "unfortunate." "The cause of death is determined by the attending physician in collaboration with Public Health," she said in an emailed statement. Lewis stressed he has no issues with the health-care staff. "The nurses and the extramural and everybody that was in that COVID unit was working hard and positively fabulous people. Just unbelievable. I don't even understand how they could do that job. It was just so challenging." Twenty-two days of self-isolation after getting caught up in a so-called superspreader dinner theatre event in Saint John in November helped him appreciate just how serious COVID is, he said. Four of the 10 people at his table tested positive in the days after the event, and with each new diagnosis, his 14-day isolation period started anew. "The real eye-opener was how it affects businesses," said Lewis. "There were people at my table that shut down a nursing home, shut down Point Lepreau [nuclear generating station], shut down a curling club. "It's so far-reaching, and so serious that when my mom passed of COVID-19, I thought it was … a very serious event." 'Slap in the face' Having his mother's cause of death classified as cancer felt like "a slap in the face" to the family, he said, "because it wasn't right. Cancer was not what killed her." Within 48 hours of her COVID diagnosis, his mother went from being a "very vibrant lady" to "laying in bed, unable to speak, eat and even make eye contact," he said. "Cancer doesn't do that to people." In addition, he was in touch with the charge nurse two to three times every day while his mother was in the COVID unit, "and not once did the nurse mention to me that she was dying of cancer," he said. "It was always, you know, 'The COVID's kicking in.' 'The COVID's grabbing a hold.' 'It's really affecting your mom's dementia.' … 'We need to medicate her because she's getting a rattle in her lungs.'" In the four days following his mother's death, he said he had numerous conversations with a Shannex official and exchanged several emails, but "not once did the representative tell me that my mom had died from cancer." "I know if Mom was here and she could speak about the situation, she would want me to get it straightened out. And that is what I did."
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