New York-based artist Matthew Willey hopes to build awareness for bees by painting 50,000 murals across the globe as part of his ambitious project ‘The Good of the Hive.'
New York-based artist Matthew Willey hopes to build awareness for bees by painting 50,000 murals across the globe as part of his ambitious project ‘The Good of the Hive.'
Frank Vatrano tallied his team-leading sixth game-winning goal as the Florida Panthers beat the host Tampa Bay Lightning and league top goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy 5-3 on Saturday night in St. Petersburg, Fla. Vatrano raced in and beat Vasilevskiy -- the NHL's leader with 26 wins -- with a backhander in the second period as the Lightning netminder ultimately suffered a loss on home ice for the first time in 15 games this season. Brandon Montour scored his first goal with his new team after being acquired from Buffalo.
The FA Cup semi-final between Leicester City and Southampton will serve as a test event with 4,000 fans attending.
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The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed the detection of 23 new cases of COVID-19 infections in Singapore on Sunday (18 April), taking the country's total case count to 60,831.
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Israel and Greece have signed their biggest ever defence procurement deal, which Israel said on Sunday would strengthen political and economic ties between the countries. The agreement includes a $1.65 billion contract for the establishment and operation of a training centre for the Hellenic Air Force by Israeli defence contractor Elbit Systems over a 22-year period, Israel's defence ministry said. The training centre will be modeled on Israel's own flight academy and will be equipped with 10 M-346 training aircraft produced by Italian company Leonardo, the ministry said.
Two Russian men suspected of poisoning Sergei Skripal in Salisbury have been linked to an explosion at an arms depot in the Czech Republic. Czech police have issued a pictures of “Alexander Petrov” and “Ruslan Boshirov” who they say were in the country at the time of the explosion in the village of VrbÄtice in 2014. In a press conference on Saturday evening Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said the government suspected the Russian military intelligence service, the GRU, had been involved in the explosion.
By demonising asylum seekers, Denmark reflects a panic in social democracy Forcing Syrians to return home shows the left apeing the far right in a race to the bottom Refugee children await a visit by Queen Margrethe to their camp on the Danish island of Langeland in 2016. Photograph: Ole Jensen - Corbis/Corbis/Getty Images
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Utah Jazz (42-15, first in the Western Conference) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (35-22, fifth in the Western Conference) Los Angeles; Monday, 10 p.m. EDT BOTTOM LINE: Utah hits the road against Los Angeles looking to break its three-game road losing streak. The Lakers are 21-11 in conference play. Los Angeles averages 15.6 turnovers per game and is 17-6 when it has fewer turnovers than its opponents. The Jazz are 19-9 against Western Conference opponents. Utah has a 19-10 record against opponents over .500. The teams square off for the second straight game. TOP PERFORMERS: Kyle Kuzma is second on the Lakers averaging 2.0 made 3-pointers, and is scoring 12.8 points per game while shooting 35% from beyond the arc. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is averaging 2.6 made 3-pointers and 12.6 points over the last 10 games for Los Angeles. Rudy Gobert has shot 67% and is averaging 14.4 points for the Jazz. Joe Ingles is shooting 45.7% and averaging 11.6 points over the last 10 games for Utah. LAST 10 GAMES: Lakers: 5-5, averaging 107.5 points, 42.6 rebounds, 24.9 assists, 9.1 steals and 4.7 blocks per game while shooting 45.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 106.2 points on 46.3% shooting. Jazz: 6-4, averaging 117.7 points, 48.3 rebounds, 22.5 assists, six steals and 4.9 blocks per game while shooting 46.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.9 points on 44.4% shooting. INJURIES: Lakers: LeBron James: out (ankle), Jared Dudley: out (knee), Anthony Davis: out (achilles). Jazz: Donovan Mitchell: out (ankle), Udoka Azubuike: out (ankle). ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. The Associated Press
Golden State Warriors (28-29, ninth in the Western Conference) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (39-17, first in the Eastern Conference) Philadelphia; Monday, 7:30 p.m. EDT BOTTOM LINE: Golden State visits the Philadelphia 76ers after Stephen Curry scored 47 points in the Warriors' 119-114 loss to the Celtics. The 76ers are 22-5 on their home court. Philadelphia is the best team in the Eastern Conference with 15.5 fast break points led by Ben Simmons averaging 3.3. The Warriors are 11-19 on the road. Golden State ranks ninth in the Western Conference allowing just 113.6 points while holding opponents to 45.7% shooting. The teams square off for the second time this season. The 76ers won 108-98 in the last meeting on March 23. Tobias Harris led Philadelphia with 25 points, and Kelly Oubre Jr. led Golden State with 24 points. TOP PERFORMERS: Joel Embiid is averaging 30 points and 11.1 rebounds for the 76ers. Furkan Korkmaz is averaging 2.4 made 3-pointers and 11.3 points over the last 10 games for Philadelphia. Draymond Green leads the Warriors with 6.6 rebounds and averages 6.6 points. Curry is averaging 6.2 made 3-pointers and scoring 35.9 points over the last 10 games for Golden State. LAST 10 GAMES: 76ers: 7-3, averaging 109 points, 43.1 rebounds, 22.2 assists, 9.6 steals and 6.6 blocks per game while shooting 45.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 103.2 points on 46.4% shooting. Warriors: 5-5, averaging 114.7 points, 42.1 rebounds, 27 assists, 9.6 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 47.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.9 points on 47.5% shooting. INJURIES: 76ers: George Hill: out (thumb), Dwight Howard: day to day (knee), Tobias Harris: day to day (knee). Warriors: James Wiseman: out for season (knee), Kelly Oubre Jr.: out (wrist), Eric Paschall: out (hip), Klay Thompson: out for season (right achilles). ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. The Associated Press
Chicago Bulls (23-33, 10th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Boston Celtics (31-26, fourth in the Eastern Conference) Boston; Monday, 7:30 p.m. EDT BOTTOM LINE: Boston hosts the Chicago Bulls after Jayson Tatum scored 44 points in the Celtics' 119-114 win against the Warriors. The Celtics are 18-14 in conference matchups. Boston is seventh in the Eastern Conference scoring 112.7 points while shooting 47% from the field. The Bulls are 13-13 in Eastern Conference play. Chicago ranks seventh in the league with 26.7 assists per game led by Zach LaVine averaging 5.1. The teams play for the second time this season. The Celtics won the last meeting 119-103 on Jan. 25. Jaylen Brown scored 26 points to help lead Boston to the win. TOP PERFORMERS: Marcus Smart leads the Celtics with 5.6 assists and scores 13.5 points per game. Tatum is shooting 50.6% and averaging 28.9 points over the last 10 games for Boston. Nikola Vucevic leads the Bulls averaging 22.8 points and is adding 9.9 rebounds. Thaddeus Young is averaging 11.9 points and 5.5 rebounds while shooting 47.4% over the last 10 games for Chicago. LAST 10 GAMES: Celtics: 8-2, averaging 114.5 points, 45.1 rebounds, 25.8 assists, 7.3 steals and 5.1 blocks per game while shooting 47.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.1 points on 45.0% shooting. Bulls: 4-6, averaging 109.8 points, 42.7 rebounds, 28.3 assists, 6.3 steals and 3.5 blocks per game while shooting 49.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.9 points on 48.0% shooting. INJURIES: Celtics: Evan Fournier: out (health and safety protocols), Jaylen Brown: out (illness), Robert Williams III: out (knee). Bulls: Zach LaVine: out (health and safety protocols). ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. The Associated Press
Cleveland Cavaliers (20-36, 13th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Detroit Pistons (17-40, 15th in the Eastern Conference) Detroit; Monday, 7 p.m. EDT BOTTOM LINE: Central Division opponents Detroit and Cleveland face off. The Pistons are 10-23 against Eastern Conference opponents. Detroit has a 1-7 record in one-possession games. The Cavaliers are 14-16 in conference play. Cleveland is 5-21 when opponents win the rebound battle and averages 42.6 rebounds per game. The teams square off for the third time this season. The Cavaliers won 122-107 in the last matchup on Jan. 27. Collin Sexton led Cleveland with 29 points, and Jerami Grant led Detroit with 26 points. TOP PERFORMERS: Wayne Ellington leads the Pistons with 2.5 made 3-pointers, and is averaging 9.7 points while shooting 42.4% from beyond the arc. Isaiah Stewart is shooting 61.2% and averaging 10.2 points over the last 10 games for Detroit. Sexton leads the Cavaliers averaging 24.2 points while adding 2.9 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game. Kevin Love is averaging 6.9 rebounds and 12.3 points per game over the last 10 games for Cleveland. LAST 10 GAMES: Pistons: 4-6, averaging 110 points, 42.8 rebounds, 25 assists, 7.9 steals and 4.9 blocks per game while shooting 46.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.3 points on 49.1% shooting. Cavaliers: 3-7, averaging 104.8 points, 40.4 rebounds, 26.3 assists, 7.4 steals and 3.9 blocks per game while shooting 45.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.2 points on 48.4% shooting. INJURIES: Pistons: Sekou Doumbouya: out (neck), Dennis Smith Jr.: out (knee), Killian Hayes: out (rest), Rodney McGruder: out (elbow). Cavaliers: Dylan Windler: out (knee), Damyean Dotson: out (knee). ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. The Associated Press
Phoenix Suns (40-16, second in the Western Conference) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (35-21, third in the Eastern Conference) Milwaukee; Monday, 8 p.m. EDT BOTTOM LINE: Milwaukee hosts Phoenix looking to end its four-game home losing streak. The Bucks are 18-9 in home games. Milwaukee is 34-18 in games when scoring at least 100 points. The Suns have gone 17-7 away from home. Phoenix ranks second in the Western Conference allowing only 107.8 points while holding opponents to 45.9% shooting. The teams square off for the second time this season. The Suns won the last matchup 125-124 on Feb. 10. Devin Booker scored 30 points to help lead Phoenix to the victory. TOP PERFORMERS: Giannis Antetokounmpo is scoring 28.4 points per game and averaging 11.2 rebounds for the Bucks. Jrue Holiday is averaging 19.2 points and 4.4 rebounds while shooting 47.8% over the last 10 games for Milwaukee. Booker leads the Suns averaging 25.5 points and collecting 4.1 rebounds. Chris Paul is averaging 9.5 assists and 14.3 points over the last 10 games for Phoenix. LAST 10 GAMES: Bucks: 6-4, averaging 119.8 points, 48.3 rebounds, 24.9 assists, 9.2 steals and 3.5 blocks per game while shooting 48.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.8 points on 44.1% shooting. Suns: 8-2, averaging 118.7 points, 42.9 rebounds, 28 assists, 9.1 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 50.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.2 points on 47.2% shooting. INJURIES: Bucks: Donte DiVincenzo: out (toe). Suns: Abdel Nader: out (knee). ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. The Associated Press
Memphis Grizzlies (29-26, eighth in the Western Conference) vs. Denver Nuggets (36-20, fourth in the Western Conference) Denver; Monday, 9 p.m. EDT BOTTOM LINE: Nikola Jokic leads Denver into a matchup against Memphis. He ranks 10th in the NBA scoring 26.1 points per game. The Nuggets are 19-12 against conference opponents. Denver has a 35-17 record when scoring at least 100 points. The Grizzlies are 12-18 in Western Conference play. Memphis is 1-5 in games decided by 3 points or fewer. The teams meet for the second time this season. The Nuggets won 103-102 in the last meeting on March 12. Jokic led Denver with 28 points, and Brandon Clarke led Memphis with 20 points. TOP PERFORMERS: Jokic is scoring 26.1 points per game and averaging 11.0 rebounds for the Nuggets. Michael Porter Jr. is averaging 22.4 points and 9 rebounds while shooting 57.8% over the last 10 games for Denver. Ja Morant leads the Grizzlies scoring 18.7 points and collecting 3.6 rebounds. Jonas Valanciunas is averaging 12.5 rebounds and 20.6 points per game over the last 10 games for Memphis. LAST 10 GAMES: Nuggets: 8-2, averaging 113 points, 47 rebounds, 27.5 assists, 7.5 steals and 4.7 blocks per game while shooting 48.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 105.8 points on 46.0% shooting. Grizzlies: 7-3, averaging 121.3 points, 47.2 rebounds, 29.4 assists, 8.1 steals and five blocks per game while shooting 49.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.2 points on 46.6% shooting. INJURIES: Nuggets: Jamal Murray: out for season (knee). Grizzlies: Brandon Clarke: out (hip), Jaren Jackson Jr.: out (knee), Justise Winslow: out (thigh), De'Anthony Melton: out (leg). ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. The Associated Press
It was a rough road, but the UFC Vegas 24 results came in on Saturday night having dropped two bouts in the final 48 hours leading up to the event. The night's main event between former middleweight champion Robert Whittaker and perennial top ten contender Kelvin Gastelum took place, but two supporting bouts were scratched. The UFC Vegas 24 co-main event between Jeremy Stephens and Drakkar Klose was nixed as the event broadcast went live, while a bout between Zarah Fairn vs Josiane Nunes was canceled after Fairn missed weight by several pounds on Friday. UFC Vegas 24 results: Robert Whittaker vs Kelvin Gastelum In the main event, Whittaker showed why he's ranked as the top contender in the 185-pound division. "The Reaper" put on a striking clinic against No. 8 ranked Gastelum. Whittaker was the faster fighter and beat Gastelum to the punch during the exchanges. He mixed in takedowns and delivered a steady dose of kicks to the legs and body of Gastelum. Gastelum connected at times, but couldn't put together combinations. He had trouble with the range and movement of Whittaker. For every strike Gastelum landed, Whittaker landed two or three. Gastelum was outclassed the entire fight, but continued to press forward looking to connect with a big left hand. The bout went the distance, but it was a convincing win for Whittaker. All three judges scored him winning every round. "I'm feeling on top of the world," said Whittaker following the win. "This was a very hard fight. I think that a lot of people were selling Kelvin short because where he's ranked, but I think he's one of the best fighters in the division." With the win, Whittaker further solidified his place as the top contender in the division. He was defeated by current champion Israel Adesanya at UFC 243 in October 2019. Since then, Whittaker has gone on an impressive three-fight winning streak and believes he's earned a rematch against Adesanya. Whittaker believes the event could take place in a stadium in Australia this fall. "I think it's about time we cross paths once again. I think we can get a sold out stadium. They might even open up borders for Australia in September. Let's make that happen. Let's see if we can get a stadium in back home," said Whittaker. Robert Whittaker kicks Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Vegas 24 Robert Whittaker defeats Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Vegas 24 TRENDING > Jake Paul vs Ben Askren results: Paul stops Askren inside two minutes UFC Vegas 24 results UFC Vegas 24 Main Card Main Event – Middleweight Bout: Robert Whittaker def Kelvin Gastelum by unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)Co-Main Event – Lightweight Bout: Jeremy Stephens vs Drakkar Klose — canceledHeavyweight Bout: Andrei Arlovski def Chase Sherman by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)Middleweight Bout: Jacob Malkoun de. Abdul Razak Alhassan by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)Lightweight Bout: Luis Pena def Alexander Munoz by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) UFC Vegas 24 Prelims Women’s Flyweight Bout: Tracy Cortez def Justine Kish by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)Heavyweight Bout: Alexandr Romanov def Juan Espino bu split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)Women’s Strawweight Bout: Jessica Penne def Loopy Godinez by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)Middleweight Bout: Gerald Meerschaert def Bartosz Fabinski bu technical submission (guillotine choke) at 2:00, R1Lightweight Bout: Austin Hubbard def Dakota Bush by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)Women’s Bantamweight Bout: Zarah Fairn vs Josiane Nunes — bout canceledBantamweight Bout: Tony Gravely def Anthony Birchak by TKO (punches) at 1:31, R2
TEHRAN, Iran — A magnitude 5.9 earthquake has struck southwestern Iran along the Persian Gulf. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries from the temblor Sunday. Iranian state television alerted on its broadcast, saying it was a 5.9 magnitude. A second aftershock quake of 4.5 magnitude followed it. The U.S. Geological Survey called it a 5.8 magnitude earthquake, located at the port city of Bandar Genaveh. It described its depth at 10 kilometres (6.2 miles). A magnitude 5 earthquake can cause considerable damage. Such shallow earthquakes as Sunday's also have broader damage. That's some 100 kilometres (60 miles) from Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant. Iran is on major seismic faults and experiences one earthquake a day on average. In 2003, a magnitude 6.6 earthquake flattened the historic city of Bam, killing 26,000 people. A magnitude 7 earthquake that struck western Iran in 2017 killed more than 600 people and injured more than 9,000. The Associated Press
Los Angeles Dodgers (13-2) vs. San Diego Padres (9-7) San Diego; Sunday, 4:10 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Dodgers: Trevor Bauer (2-0, 2.70 ERA, .60 WHIP, 29 strikeouts) Padres: Blake Snell (0-0, 4.36 ERA, 1.55 WHIP, 17 strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Padres +106, Dodgers -122; over/under is 7 1/2 runs BOTTOM LINE: The San Diego Padres play the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday. The Padres finished 24-16 against NL West Division opponents in 2020. San Diego hit .257 as a team with 3.5 extra base hits per game and 103 total doubles last year. The Dodgers finished 27-13 against NL West Division opponents in 2020. Los Angeles averaged 8.7 hits per game last season and totalled 118 home runs as a team. The teams meet for the third time this year. Los Angeles leads the season series 2-0. INJURIES: Padres: Trey Wingenter: (elbow), Taylor Williams: (knee), Matt Strahm: (knee), Adrian Morejon: (left forearm), Dinelson Lamet: (right ucl), Javy Guerra: (right elbow), Mike Clevinger: (elbow), Jose Castillo: (undisclosed), Michel Baez: (right elbow), Dan Altavilla: (elbow), Jorge Ona: (right elbow), Austin Nola: (left middle finger). Dodgers: Joe Kelly: (shoulder), Tommy Kahnle: (tommy john surgery), Brusdar Graterol: (undisclosed), Tony Gonsolin: (shoulder), Caleb Ferguson: (elbow), Cody Bellinger: (calf), Gavin Lux: (wrist). ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. The Associated Press
New York Mets (6-4) vs. Colorado Rockies (4-11) Denver; Sunday, 3:10 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Mets: Marcus Stroman (2-0, .75 ERA, .75 WHIP, 6 strikeouts) Rockies: Antonio Senzatela (1-2, 7.07 ERA, 1.64 WHIP, 7 strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Rockies +154, Mets -178; over/under is 10 1/2 runs BOTTOM LINE: The Colorado Rockies play the New York Mets on Sunday. The Rockies went 12-18 at home in 2020. Colorado batted .257 as a team last season and hit 63 total home runs. The Mets went 14-17 away from home in 2020. New York pitchers had an ERA of 4.98 last season while striking out 9.6 hitters per game. The teams meet for the third time this year. The season series is tied 1-1. INJURIES: Rockies: Scott Oberg: (blood clots), Peter Lambert: (elbow), Kyle Freeland: (shoulder), Brendan Rodgers: (hamstring), Chris Owings: (left thumb). Mets: Noah Syndergaard: (elbow), Drew Smith: (shoulder), Seth Lugo: (elbow), Carlos Carrasco: (hamstring), Dellin Betances: (right shoulder), Jose Martinez: (knee). ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. The Associated Press