Bam Adebayo (Miami Heat) with an alley oop vs the Atlanta Hawks, 03/02/2021
Bam Adebayo (Miami Heat) with an alley oop vs the Atlanta Hawks, 03/02/2021
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Rougned Odor snapped a 10th-inning tie with his first hit as a Yankee, Gio Urshela homered and drove in three runs, and New York rallied Sunday to avoid a weekend sweep with an 8-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. Urshela hit a two-run homer in the third inning. His fourth hit of the day, a two-out single in the 10th off Collin McHugh (0-1), helped the Yankees put away the AL champions, who were on the verge of completing a three-game sweep before giving up a tying run in the eighth. Odor was in the lineup for the first time since being acquired in a trade from the Texas Rangers. Cleanly shaven after sporting a scruffy beard for years in Texas, he was 0 for 4 before singling to centre on a 3-2 pitch to break a 4-4 tie. Gary Sánchez followed with an RBI single before Urshela finished off the Rays, who allowed the fourth run of the inning to score on an error. Aroldis Chapman (1-0) pitched a scoreless ninth, andAlbert Abreu got the final three outs. Mike Zunino and Randy Arozarena hit two-run homers and rookie right-hander Brent Honeywell Jr. sparkled in his major league debut by pitching two scoreless innings as an opener for the Rays, who clung to a 4-3 lead until Gleyber Torres tied it with an eighth-inning single off Ryan Thompson. Zunino and Arozarena both homered off starter Jordan Montgomery, who riled the Tampa Bay bench early in the game by hitting Rays designated hitter Austin Meadows with pitches twice. Home plate umpire Marty Foster issued a warning to both benches after Meadows was struck in the back in the first inning. The umpire crew huddled again when a high, inside pitch appeared to glance off Meadows’ left forearm, however Montgomery wasn’t ejected. Honeywell, once Tampa Bay's best pitching prospect, had not pitched in a regular season or post-season game since the Triple-A National Championship Game in September 2017. Since then, he’s undergone surgical procedures on his right elbow four times, beginning with Tommy John surgery in February 2018. The 26-year-old with a backward-breaking screwball breezed through a nine-pitch first inning, then struck out Giancarlo Stanton and Torres before getting Odor to pop to second base to end a 21-pitch outing. Michael Wacha inherited a 2-0 lead but didn’t keep it long. The right-hander yielded a two-run homer to Urshela while allowing the first five batters he faced to reach, and the Yankees went ahead 3-2 when Aaron Hicks grounded into a double play with the bases loaded. Arozarena’s second homer in two days gave the Rays a 4-3 edge that Wacha, who allowed three runs and three hits over four innings, turned over to the bullpen. The Yankees loaded the bases with one out in the seventh against lefty Cody Reed only to squander the opportunity when Thompson came on and got DJ LeMahieu to ground into an inning-ending double play. The Rays weren’t as fortunate in the eighth when Thompson walked Stanton and Aaron Judge before giving up the tying single to Torres. Montgomery allowed four runs and five hits over five-plus innings. He walked two and struck out four. TRAINER’S ROOM Yankees: Infielder Luke Voit (left knee surgery) is rehabbing in New York and making progress, manager Aaron Boone said. He’s due to see a doctor Monday and not expected to start any baseball activities for another week. Rays: Outfielder Manuel Margot (groin/quad) returned to the lineup after missing two games and went 1 for 4. UP NEXT Yankees: Right-hander Gerrit Cole (1-0, 1.46 ERA) will start the opener of a three-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays in nearby Dunedin, Florida, on an extra day’s rest Monday. The Blue Jays are playing home games at their spring training site because of coronavirus pandemic restrictions in Canada. Rays: Begin a four-game series against the Texas Rangers, with right-hander Tyler Glasnow (0-0, 0.75) facing right-hander Dane Dunning (1-0, 1.80) on Monday . ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Fred Goodall, The Associated Press
The Showtime comedy-drama Shameless is coming to an end after 11 seasons
Tottenham forward Son Heung-min on Sunday became the latest Premier League player to be targeted with racist abuse on social media following a match. The South Korea international was involved in an incident which saw a goal from Edinson Cavani ruled out in the first half as Tottenham lost 3-1 to Manchester United. Scott McTominay was adjudged to have fouled Son in the buildup to what would have been the opening goal of the game.
The drama wins four prizes including best film, while Promising Young Woman wins best British film.
The actor won the best actor prize for The Father.
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J.D. Martinez came off the COVID-19 list and hit three home runs, powering the Boston Red Sox past the Baltimore Orioles 14-9 Sunday for their sixth straight win. Martinez got a chance at a record-tying fourth homer in the ninth inning and struck out swinging. This was the fourth time that Martinez has hit at least three homers in a game.
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All of the award winners from this year’s ceremony
A number of top executives and corporate leaders gathered online this weekend to discuss what to do in response to changes to some state voting laws, according to multiple news reports. The Washington Post reported that more than 100 leaders, including executives from major airlines, retailers and manufacturers — plus at least one NFL owner — talked about potential ways to show they opposed the legislation, which has already been signed into law in Georgia and is being considered elsewhere. That includes halting donations to politicians who support the bills and even delaying investments in states that pass the restrictive measures, according to Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, a Yale management professor and one of the organizers. The Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed sources who attended, said that Kenneth Chenault, the former chief executive of American Express Co. , and Kenneth Frazier, CEO of Merck & Co., urged dozens of leaders to collectively call for greater voting access. Chenault and Frazier warned businesses against dropping the issue and asked CEOs to sign a statement opposing what they view as discriminatory legislation on voting. The new statement could come early this week and would build on one that 72 Black executives signed last month in the wake of changes to Georgia’s voting laws, according to the newspaper's report. A number of companies and their leaders have spoken up on the issue in recent weeks. While Republican lawmakers — such as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell — have derided such action, many activists and others say big business hasn't gone far enough. More than 350 different voting bills are under consideration in dozens of states, according to a tally from the Brennan Center for Justice, a public-policy think-tank . The Wall Street Journal reported that some executives on the call described some bills as either racist or restrictive, and several participants described their efforts as critical to democracy, rather than partisan. While many companies indicated their support of a statement or further action, some remain reticent to speak out on a politically charged issue. One executive from a Fortune 100 consumer-products company told the Wall Street Journal that while board members, employees and vendors are pressing leaders to speak out, doing so could put a bull’s-eye on the company. “It’s really a no-win situation from a corporate standpoint,” the executive said. The Associated Press
Frances McDormand also took home the Best Actress award for her role in the film
PHILADELPHIA — Rasmus Asplund and Jeff Skinner scored 25 seconds apart late in the third period to lead the Buffalo Sabres to a 5-3 comeback victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday. Arttu Ruotsalainen, Sam Reinhart and Casey Mittelstadt also scored for the Sabres, who improved their NHL-worst record to 10-25-6. Buffalo appeared headed for another defeat before a late rally. Skinner tied the game at 3 with 3:03 remaining. Flyers goalie Carter Hart couldn’t corral Victor Olofsson’s shot from long range, and the puck went off Skinner’s skate and over the goal line as he crashed the net. The goal was upheld after an officials’ review. Asplund scored the go-ahead goal just seconds later when he scored on a rebound with a backhand from close range. Middlestadt’s empty-netter capped the scoring. Linus Ullmark made 40 saves for Buffalo. Oskar Lindblom, Shayne Gostisbehere and Joel Farabee scored for the Flyers, whose playoff chances took a hit. Philadelphia entered four points behind Boston for the final playoff spot in the East Division. The Flyers skated to a 3-2 home victory over the Bruins on Saturday. Gostisbehere put Philadelphia ahead 3-2 at 3:47 of the third period. Farabee won a battle in the corner, found a wide-open Gostisbehere in the slot and the Flyers defenceman fired a wrist shot between Ullmark’s pads. It was the eighth goal of the season and third in four games for Gostisbehere, who wasn’t claimed by any NHL team when the Flyers placed him on waivers last month. Hart made 26 saves and dropped to 8-11-5 to stretch his winless streak to seven straight. His most recent victory was March 18. Lindblom and Farabee staked Philadelphia to a 2-0 lead after one period. Lindblom opened the scoring with 8:24 left in the period when Gostisbehere’s pass went off Lindblom’s stick and into the pads of Ullmark. As Ullmark was trying to corral the puck, he accidentally knocked it into the goal with his left pad. Farabee notched his team-best 15th goal 2 1/2 minutes later on the power play when he followed his own shot from close range and tapped it over the goal line behind a sprawling Ullmark. Buffalo evened the game at 2 apiece with a pair of goals 46 seconds apart early in the second period. Reinhart netted his 14th after a beautiful setup by Skinner, who won a faceoff and then passed across to a wide-open Reinhart for the easy goal. Ruotsalainen, playing in his second NHL game, notched his first career goal on a one-timer from the circle that soared past Hart’s left shoulder. Ullmark kept the game tied with a stellar stick save with 3 1/2 minutes left in the second on Sean Couturier's chance. Ivan Provorov’s shot bounced hard off the back boards to the other side of the goal, where Couturier looked to have an easy tap-in before Ullmark lunged and extended his goalie stick with his right hand to prevent the goal. The Flyers finished their eight-game season series against the Sabres with a 5-3 advantage. The Sabres also beat Philadelphia 6-1 on March 31 in Buffalo. That Sabres victory ended their 18-game losing streak. OUT OF ACTION In advance of Monday’s trade deadline, Buffalo’s Taylor Hall sat for the third straight game. The 2018 Hart Trophy winner signed a one-year, $8 million deal with the Sabres in the off-season but has struggled to just two goals in 37 games. Philadelphia forward Michael Raffl also was a scratch, possibly in preparation for a trade. The veteran has eight points (three goals, five assists) in 34 games this season. BACK IN ACTION Buffalo centre Dylan Cozens returned to the lineup after missing the previous six with an upper body injury. He had an assist on Ruotsalainen’s tally. UP NEXT Sabres: At Boston on Tuesday. Flyers: At Washington on Tuesday. ___ More AP NHL coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Aaron Bracy, The Associated Press
‘We can agree to disagree on what to call it. I’m still gonna ask you to vote for it’
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Monday starts an attempt at vaccination acceleration at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, according to the changes in hours and requirements at the drive-thru site announced Sunday by FEMA Master Public Information Officer Mike Jachles.
MILAN — Inter Milan continued the march to its first Serie A title in more than a decade as it beat relegation-threatened Cagliari 1-0 on Sunday. Defender Matteo Darmian scored the only goal of the match in the 77th minute as Inter found it tougher than expected against a side fighting for Serie A survival. Coach Antonio Conte ran onto the field to celebrate with his players. The win restored Inter's 11-point advantage over second-place AC Milan, which won 3-1 at Parma on Saturday. “I sprinted to go and hug the boys. I want to share in the joy with them and praise them for an immense effort this past week,” Conte said. “The group knows that my staff and I are ready to fight for them and it’s right to share these emotions.” Juventus beat Genoa 3-1 but the nine-time defending champion remained 12 points behind Inter, which is bidding for a first league title since 2010. “I keep repeating that there are fewer and fewer games left and each win is worth six points for us,” Conte said. "It’s not easy to be under constant pressure but we’re getting used to it. We’ve grown so much in two years, in all aspects. “We need to keep playing to win, to continue to pedal to the max. We're not a team that can afford to make any calculations and I like winning too much ... We’re approaching our goal but we’re not there yet." Cagliari, which was five points from safety, was without first-choice goalkeeper Alessio Cragno after he contracted the coronavirus on Italy duty so Guglielmo Vicario made his Serie A debut. His first save was a tough one in the 11th minute but he managed to push Christian Eriksen’s powerful attempt out. Inter had the best chances but Vicario managed to keep the score goalless while at the other end Samir Handanovic was barely tested. Stefan de Vrij headed a corner off the bar in the 69th and Inter finally found the breakthrough shortly after. Achraf Hakimi played a one-two with Romelu Lukaku on the right side of the area before rolling across for Darmian to slide in at the back post and fire in from close range. FAST START Juventus got off to the perfect start when Juan Cuadrado mazed his way into the right side of the area and pulled the ball back for Dejan Kulusevski to curl into the far corner with less than four minutes on the clock. Cristiano Ronaldo improbably hit the post from about a yard out in the buildup to Juve’s second goal, in the 22nd. Federico Chiesa showed a brilliant turn of pace to sprint forward from midfield and force a save from Mattia Perin. Ronaldo turned the rebound onto the left post from almost point-blank range but Álvaro Morata followed up to score. Gianluca Scamacca headed in a corner to reduce the deficit four minutes after the break but Weston McKennie sealed the result in the 70th after slipping the offside trap. CHAMPIONS LEAGUE RACE The race for the Champions League spots remained unchanged as the top seven clubs in the standings all won. Atalanta held onto fourth place and the final Champions League berth with a 3-2 victory at Fiorentina following a brace from Duvan Zapata and a winner from Josip Ilicic. Napoli stayed fifth with a 2-0 win at Sampdoria with goals from Fabian Ruiz and Victor Osimhen. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic scored a stoppage-time goal to help sixth-place Lazio win 1-0 at Hellas Verona. Roma remained seventh after a 1-0 win over visiting Bologna courtesy of a goal from Borja Mayoral. Bryan Reynolds, a 19-year-old U.S. international, made his first start for Roma after coming to the club from FC Dallas in February. “He is learning a great deal," Roma coach Paulo Fonseca said. “But we shouldn’t forget he’s young and just arrived from a totally different style of football. It’s not easy for him.” Reynolds was replaced midway through the second half by Rick Karsdorp. “He might have been a little anxious at first but I liked his performance,” Fonseca said, "and he can do well in future.” ___ AP Sports Writer Andrew Dampf in Rome contributed. ___ More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/hub/soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Daniella Matar, The Associated Press
The US performer, whose real name was Earl Simmons, suffered a heart attack earlier this month.
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