DeMar DeRozan hit the tiebreaking jumper with 0.5 seconds left, giving him 27 of his 33 points in the second half and lifting the San Antonio Spurs to a 119-117 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday night. Dejounte Murray scored 25 points as the Spurs stopped a season-long five-game losing streak while avoiding the first season sweep by their Texas rival in the 41-year history of the Dallas franchise. The Mavericks won the first two meetings.
MONTREAL — Hundreds of protesters set fires and smashed windows through a swath of downtown Montreal on Sunday in defiance of a newly adjusted curfew intended to stem surging COVID-19 case numbers in the city. Police responded with tear gas in a bid to control the crowd, who were purportedly protesting Quebec Premier Francois Legault's decision to roll the city-wide curfew back from 9:30 to 8 p.m. The move, previously replicated in other COVID-19 hot spots across the province, took effect in Montreal and nearby Laval on Sunday. The protest began in relative calm, with a mostly young crowd dancing to music from loudspeakers while lighting fireworks and chanting, "freedom for the young." But the festive atmosphere quickly turned violent as a few protesters lit a garbage fire in Montreal's Jacques Cartier Square, which was met with tear gas from riot police. Police soon rushed the crowd, prompting dozens of protesters to scatter and cause mayhem down the cobblestone streets of Montreal’s tourist district. They lit garbage fires at many intersections and seized projectiles from city streets, hurling them at nearby windows and shattering many. A spokeswoman for Montreal police said she couldn't offer any comment on the protests, describing them as an ongoing situation. She said that more information would become available as things stabilized and police on the scene could file their reports. Marwah Rizqy, a Liberal member of the provincial legislature that represents a Montreal riding, tweeted her disapproval of the protestors' actions. "Chanting freedom while ransacking windows of stores that are already just getting by. It’s disheartening / outrageous," Rizqy tweeted in French. A few protesters were still out on the streets at around 9:30 p.m. throwing glass, breaking city infrastructure and running from police. Sirens rang through the streets as firefighters put out the many small blazes lit along Old Montréal’s alleys and narrow roads. The curfew ostensibly at the heart of the protest was imposed to curb COVID-19 infection rates that have spiked in several regions in recent weeks. Quebec reported 1,535 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, as well as five additional deaths linked to the virus. Hospitalizations jumped by 25 to 608, with 139 patients in intensive care. Health Minister Christian Dube tweeted that the numbers are concerning given that 58 per cent of new cases involve people under the age of 40. "While vaccination accelerates, we must continue to adhere to the measures if we want to defeat this pandemic," Dube wrote. "Let's show solidarity." Legault said last week that he was imposing the health order in Montreal and Laval despite a relatively stable case count as a precaution, due to the heavy presence of more contagious virus variants. Residents in those regions who leave their homes between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. without a good reason could face fines of over $1,000. Legault extended the curfew in Montreal and other red zones from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in mid-March, but said last week that the evolving COVID-19 situation gave him no choice but to reverse course. Legault previously placed Quebec City, Levis, Gatineau and several municipalities in Quebec's Beauce region under the earlier curfew. The government also closed schools and non-essential businesses in those areas, and Legault announced Thursday that the measures would be extended until at least April 18. The province also gave 59,447 doses of vaccine on Saturday, and has currently given a shot to just over 22 per cent of the population. This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 11, 2021 The Canadian Press
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Caris LeVert scored 34 points, Malcolm Brogdon and Donantas Sabonis fell just short of triple-doubles and the Indiana Pacers held on for a 132-125 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday night. Brogdon had 29 points, matched his season-high with 11 assists and had nine rebounds. Sabonis finished with 18 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists, part of the Pacers grabbing a season-high 53 rebounds en route to their third straight victory. Memphis centre Jonas Valanciunas matched his career high with 34 points and his season high with 22 rebounds. Valanciunas had 14 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Memphis rally. Ja Morant had 23 points. Memphis got within a single point in the final 1:46 but could never overtake the Pacers in the closing minutes. After Indiana led by 18 in the third, Memphis rallied to bring the deficit to single digits in the fourth. Memphis, which blew an eight-point lead in the closing 2:19 of regulation before losing to the New York Knicks in overtime Friday night, looked terrible on defence early in the game. Sabonis led the Pacers to an early advantage, Indiana scoring 45 points in the first quarter — the most in any period against Memphis this season. Sabonis wasn’t only the Indiana player hurting the Grizzlies. The Pacers shot more than 60% through the first half. Still, Valanciunas and the Grizzlies were able to cut into the lead before a late flurry gave the Pacers a 74-63 lead at the break. Valanciunas already had 18 points and 10 rebounds at the half. Sabonis was looking at a triple-double with 11 points, 11 rebounds and a handful of assists. But LeVert also was getting untracked, scoring 19 before intermission. LeVert scored 11 points in the third as Indiana held on for a 106-97 lead. TIP-INS Pacers: Have their first three-game winning streak since starting 3-0. … Announced on Sunday they have signed 6-foot-7 forward Oshae Brissett to a second 10-day contract. ... Sabonis had nine assists, moving past Billy Knight for 23rd on the Pacers career list. Knight had 968. Grizzlies: Valanciunas has 21 straight games with at least 10 rebounds. … Memphis has lost eight of the last 10 to the Pacers. …Morant reached 2,000 career points in the first quarter. UP NEXT Pacers: Host the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night. Grizzlies: Host Chicago on Monday night. More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/hub/NBA Clay Bailey, The Associated Press
MINNEAPOLIS — Karl-Anthony Towns had 27 points and 12 rebounds, D’Angelo Russell scored 27 and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Chicago Bulls 121-117 on Sunday night. Ricky Rubio connected on five of his six 3-point attempts and scored 17 points. Rookie Anthony Edwards added 15 points for Minnesota, which held on a game after allowing Boston to come back from 17 down in the second half in an overtime loss on Friday. Two days after his first 50-point game, Zach LaVine scored 21 of his 30 points in the second half as Chicago tried to mount a comeback. LaVine was 13 of 28 from the field and 4 of 12 from 3-point territory. Nikola Vucevic had 18 points and Daniel Theis scored 13, but the Bulls lost for the sixth time in nine games since acquiring the two players at the trade deadline. The Timberwolves have started games slowly this season and have led at halftime just 10 times in their 54 games. But they’ve held 11-point halftime leads in each of their past two games. This time, they made the lead stand. Minnesota used a 21-8 run in the first quarter to take control. The Wolves took their first lead with 7:28 left in the first and never trailed the rest of the way. Chicago cut the lead to one several times in the fourth, but Minnesota answered each challenge. After LaVine connected on a 3 to make it 103-102, Russell re-entered the game and helped the closing push with seven points in the final 3:36. Towns added a punctuating 3 in the final minute and closed out the game with a pair of free throws. TIP-INS Bulls: Garrett Temple missed his seventh straight game with a right hamstring strain. … Troy Brown Jr., another trade acquisition, has taken Temple’s place as a defensive wing off the bench. Brown had 15 points and seven rebounds in the game. Timberwolves: Towns just missed a triple-double with eight assists. It’s his 57th career game with at least 10 points, 10 rebounds and five assists. … Edwards extended his streak of games with a steal to 22, the longest active streak in the NBA and the longest streak by a rookie in franchise history. UP NEXT Bulls: At Memphis to play the Grizzlies on Monday night. Timberwolves: Host the New Jersey Nets on Monday night. New Jersey, already without James Harden, announced that Kyrie Irving would be out of the game for personal reasons. ___ More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Brian Hall, The Associated Press
Demonstrators lit fires and shouted slogans in Old Montreal Sunday evening in defiance of a new 8 p.m.curfew that went into effect to prevent the spread of COVID-19 cases. A large crowd blocked off a street near Montreal's Place Jacques-Cartier. Some lit fires in garbage cans, while others set off fireworks and chanted slogans deriding Premier François Legault and demanding more freedom. Garbage fires were lit at many intersections and protesters picked up what they could find on the street and threw it at store windows, shattering many. Many of the demonstrators were not wearing masks. Dozens of police, some in riot gear, arrived on the scene around 8:30 p.m., at which point some protesters began to disperse. The provincial government announced the earlier curfew on Tuesday. Premier Legault said it was a necessary "preventative" measure to stop people from gathering indoors, and avoid an explosion of COVID-19 cases. A curfew was first imposed across Quebec on January 9. It required Quebecers across the province to be in their homes from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. unless they had a valid reason to be out.The curfew was later moved back to 9:30 p.m. in some regions, including Montreal.
For the second consecutive night, a sell-out of 25,675 fans attended WrestleMania at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, FL with millions more watching at home on Peacock in the U.S. and on WWE Network around the world.
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Asian shares faltered on Monday as investors wait to see if U.S. earnings can justify sky-high valuations, while bond markets could be tested by what should be very strong readings for U.S. inflation and retail sales this week. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was off 0.6% in slow trade.
MONCTON, N.B. — Moncton's Francis Langois opened the scoring in the first frame and closed the game with a goal in the final minute as the Wildcats downed the Saint John Sea Dogs 6-3 in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League play Sunday. Langois also contributed a pair of assists and Jacob Hudson added two goals and a helper for the Wildcats (10-15-3), while Maxim Barbashev tallied one of each and Thomas Darcy also scored. Cam MacDonald responded with a pair for the Sea Dogs (14-12-4) and Zachary Alchorn rounded out the scoring. Moncton goalie Vincent Filion stopped 29-of-32 shots and Zachary Emond had 25 saves for Saint John. --- ISLANDERS 7 EAGLES 3 CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI. — Cedric Desruisseaux tallied two goals and two assists as the No. 1 Islanders (32-5-0) dumped the Eagles (12-24-1), extending their losing streak to five games. This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 11, 2021. The Canadian Press
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ATLANTA — Didi Gregorius hit a three-run homer in Philadelphia's four-run fourth inning and had the go-ahead sacrifice fly in the ninth to help the Phillies snap the Atlanta Braves’ four-game winning streak with a 7-6 victory Sunday night. Alec Bohm doubled off Braves closer Will Smith to begin the ninth, advanced to third on a bunt and scored to make it 7-6 on Gregorius’ fly to shallow left. Marcell Ozuna’s throw bounced twice before Bohm was initially called safe — even though it appeared he didn’t get his foot on the plate against catcher Travis d’Arnaud’s tag attempt. The play was reviewed and upheld, prompting fans at Truist Park to throw debris into the outfield and causing the grounds crew to come out to pick up the trash. Bryce Harper and Rhys Hoskins homered for the Phillies, who had lost three of four. Héctor Neris faced the minimum in the ninth to earn his second save and has a 1.86 ERA with five consecutive saves converted and 25 strikeouts, a span of 19 1/3 innings, since last Aug. 28. Jose Alvarado (2-0) pitched the eighth to earn the win. Smith (0-2) took the loss. Ronald Acuña Jr., Freddie Freeman and Ozzie Albies homered to power the Braves. Acuña, on a hot streak over his last six games, went 9 for 13 in the three-game series and homered twice. Homering for the second straight night, Harper took reliever Nate Jones deep with an opposite-field solo shot to left to make it 6-5. Acuña’s fourth homer, coming in the bottom half of the inning to make it 6-all, sailed 428 feet into centre field off reliever Sam Coonrod. Freeman’s fourth homer, coming off starter Matt Moore’s changeup, cleared the fence in centre to force a 5-all tie in the fifth. The Braves went up 3-0 in the first. Acuña reached on an infield single, and Albies hit his first homer before d’Arnaud doubled and scored on Dansby Swanson’s single. Philadelphia made it 3-1 in the second when J.T. Realmuto doubled and scored on Jean Segura’s sacrifice fly. In the fourth, Hoskins’ second homer went to left, trimming the lead to 3-2, before Gregorius crushed a curveball from starter Drew Smyly into the right-field seats for a three-run homer that gave the Phillies a 5-3 lead. The Braves answered with a run to make it 5-4 in the bottom of the fourth when Cristian Pache doubled, advanced on a bunt and scored on Acuña’s sacrifice fly. Phillies starter Matt Moore gave up five runs and nine hits and struck out three in five innings. Smyly allowed five runs and five hits and struck out three in five innings. TRAINER’S ROOM Braves manager Brian Snitker had no immediate timetables for RHP Mike Soroka (right Achilles) and RHP Chris Martin (right shoulder inflammation). Soroka has been out since last Aug. 3 and has fully recovered from surgery, but still has some inflammation. Snitker said Martin, who was placed on the injured list Saturday, is not a candidate for surgery. ROSTER MOVE Philadelphia placed RHP Archie Bradley on the 10-day injured list with a left oblique strain. Bradley allowed two hits and one run and was charged with the loss in one-third of an inning on Saturday. “It’s not something I can pinpoint,” he said. “It’s not one particular act that I felt it on. Obviously, I wasn’t very happy with (Saturday’s) results.” LHP JoJo Romero was recalled from the team’s alternate training site in Lehigh Valley. UP NEXT Phillies: RHP Chase Anderson (0-1, 3.60 ERA) will face LHP David Peterson (0-1, 13.50 ERA) as Philadelphia begins a four-game series at the New York Mets. Braves: RHP Huascar Ynoa (0-0, 0.00) pitches opposite RHP Sandy Alcantara (0-1, 1.50) as Atlanta hosts the Miami Marlins in the first of a four-game series. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports George Henry, The Associated Press
Music legend Quincy Jones received the Icon Award, while veteran music supervisor Maureen Crowe received the Legacy Award, at Sunday night’s 11th annual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards. The GMS awards were held virtually and it was the most all-star event the group had yet assembled. Presenters included John Legend, Regina King, and Billie Eilish. […]
Oil rose on Monday amid hopes that fuel demand is picking up in the United States as the summer driving season approaches and the rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations there accelerates, though increasing case numbers in other countries are set to cap gains. U.S. crude gained 17 cents, or 0.3%, to $59.49 a barrel. "An unsettling calm has enveloped oil markets recently as Brent remains anchored around $63 and traders adopt a wait=and-see range-trade mentality," said Stephen Innes, chief market strategist at Axi.
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A timelapse video captured the moment a squall line passed over Marco Island, Florida, as a significant weather advisory was issued for the state’s south on April 12.The National Weather Service warned of strong thunderstorms, heavy rainfall and funnel clouds in Southern Collier, Mainland Monroe and Southern Miami-dade Counties until the late afternoon on Sunday. Credit: Scott Shilke via Storyful
Calgary, Alberta--(Newsfile Corp. - April 11, 2021) - MAACKK Capital Corp. ("MAACKK" or the "Company") is providing an update on its outstanding common shares. Due to an error by the Company's common share escrow agent, the 437,609 escrowed common shares that were reported as being returned to treasury for cancellation on March 28, 2021 should not have been cancelled. The cancellation has been reversed and those shares have been re-issued subject to ...
The Guild of Music Supervisors held their 11th annual awards virtually today, celebrating outstanding achievement in the craft of music supervision in film, television, documentary, games, advertising and trailers. Quincy Jones received this year’s Icon Award while Maureen Crowe, the founding President of the Guild of Music Supervisors, accepted the Legacy Award. Music legend Stevie […]
Warning: The following contains spoilers for Sunday’s midseason premiere of Fear the Walking Dead. If you’d rather watch first, read later, off ya go. Was irony ever crueler than in Sunday’s midseason premiere of Fear the Walking Dead? John spent the bulk of the episode alternating between expressing his death wish and planning his suicide […]