Chris Boucher (Toronto Raptors) with a 2-pointer vs the San Antonio Spurs, 04/14/2021
Chris Boucher (Toronto Raptors) with a 2-pointer vs the San Antonio Spurs, 04/14/2021
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Gerrit Cole struck out 12 over eight stellar innings, Aaron Hicks had a sacrifice fly and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 1-0 on Wednesday night amid a coronavirus outbreak that sidelined shortstop Gleyber Torres. Cole (5-1) scattered four hits and has five starts this season of at least 10 strikeouts and no walks to break Mike Mussina's single-season team record set in 2001. He struck out all three batters in his final inning, including Brett Phillips on a 98 mph fastball to end the inning. Aroldis Chapman completed the four-hitter to get his ninth save as New York won consecutive games, including postseason, against the Rays for the first time since July 16-18, 2019. COVID-19 protocols impacted the Yankees for the second straight day. Torres was kept out of the starting lineup as a precaution as the number of confirmed positive COVID-19 tests among the team’s coach and support staff reached seven. New York manager Aaron Boone said there were a number of test results pending. Pitching coach Matt Blake joined third base coach Phil Nevin and first base coach Reggie Willits as members of the coaching staff testing positive. Six of the seven are asymptomatic. All are fully vaccinated, which Boone said was blunting the effects of the virus. Cole has not given up a walk and gone at least six innings in each of his last five starts, which ties Fritz Peterson (1971) for the second-longest such stretch in Yankees history. Only David Wells’ six-game streak from Sept. 6, 2002 to Apr. 10, 2003 is longer. The right-hander, who has walked just three batters this year, has allowed two or fewer earned runs in 12 straight starts, the longest stretch by a Yankees starter excluding openers since Whitey Ford’s 12-game run in 1963. Jeffrey Springs replaced Ryan Thompson (2-2) with runners on second and third with one out in the seventh and gave up Hicks' sacrifice fly. Yankees left fielder Clint Frazier was ejected by plate umpire Bill Miller in the fifth for arguing after taking a called third strike. Aaron Judge had three of New York's six hits. DOME BALL Tampa Bay’s Austin Meadows had a strange double in the first inning when he hit a towering fly to right off Cole that struck an overhanging catwalk and landed back toward the infield. TRAINER’S ROOM Yankees: RHP Luis Severino (Tommy John surgery) had his first live batting practice delayed due to back stiffness. ... Hicks (bruised right shin) started after missing one game. Rays: 1B Ji-Man Choi (right knee arthroscopic surgery) rejoined the team from a rehab assignment at Triple-A Durham as planned but is experiencing soreness. “I think this is just a minor thing and that there’s a chance he’s activated soon,” manager Kevin Cash said. “If it doesn’t go away then we’ll have to revisit.” ... Closer Diego Castillo (right groin tightness) could return on Friday. UP NEXT Yankees RHP Jameson Taillon (1-2) will go against Rays LHP Rich Hill (1-1) in the series finale Thursday night. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Mark Didtler, The Associated Press
ORLANDO, Fla (AP) — Michael Bradley had a goal and an assist, Jozy Altidore also scored and Toronto FC beat the Columbus Crew 2-0 on Wednesday night for Chris Armas’ first victory with the Reds. Toronto (1-2-1) has lost just once in its last 10 matches against Columbus, going 6-1-3. Defending champion Columbus (1-0-3) had its eight-game unbeaten streak snapped. Bradley capitalized on a failed clearance in the 13th minute for his first goal since Sept. 7, 2019. Toronto nearly went ahead 2-0 in the 26th, but Nick DeLeon’s shot hit the crossbar and Yeferson Soteldo’s empty-net attempt was denied by defender Saad Abdul-Salaam. Altidore entered as a substitute in the 62nd minute. He hit the crossbar in the 75th and headed home a goal 12 minutes later. REVOLUTION 1, UNION 1, TIE CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Kacper Przybylko scored in the 88th minute to give Philadelphia the tie with New England Revolution 1-1 on Wednesday night. Teal Bunbury, a substitute in the 68th minute, had a sliding finish of DeJuan Jones’ pass to open the scoring for New England (2-1-2) in the 85th. Three minutes later, Przybylko tied it on a header in traffic. Philadelphia (1-2-2) ended a three-game home losing streak. The Associated Press
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CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Kacper Przybylko scored in the 88th minute and the Philadelphia Union tied the New England Revolution 1-1 on Wednesday night. Philadelphia (1-2-2) ended a three-game home losing streak. Teal Bunbury, a substitute in the 68th minute, had a sliding finish of DeJuan Jones’ pass to open the scoring for New England (2-1-2) in the 85th. Three minutes later, Przybylko tied it on a header in traffic. Przybylko and goalkeeper Matt Turner collided on a challenge before Przybylko headed it into an empty net. Turner had two saves, including a reaction save of Sergio Santos’ close-range redirection in the 32nd. Philadelphia's Andre Blake made four saves. ___ More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/hub/soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former White House counsel Don McGahn will answer questions in private from the House Judiciary Committee in an apparent resolution of a longstandin dispute over his testimony, according to a court document filed Wednesday evening. Democrats who run the committee have sought McGahn's testimony for two years as part of an investigation of potential obstruction of justice by former President Donald Trump during special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. They pressed ahead with the subpoena even after President Joe Biden took office in January. Under an agreement negotiated by the committee and Justice Department, McGahn will only be questioned about information attributed to him in publicly available portions of Mueller's report. The date of the private interview has not been set. A transcript will be made public about a week later, the filing in the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia said. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-NY, said the agreement is a good-faith compromise that “satisfies our subpoena, protects the Committee’s constitutional duty to conduct oversight in the future, and safeguards sensitive executive branch prerogatives.” Trump's Justice Department had fought efforts to have McGahn testify. U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson in 2019 rejected Trump's arguments that his close advisers were immune from congressional subpoena. Biden has nominated Jackson to the appeals court in Washington. The case has been in that court ever since Jackson's ruling. The full appeals court is scheduled to hear the case for a second time next week. The issue is whether the House has authority under the Constitution or federal law to ask courts to enforce a subpoena against an executive branch official. The administration and the House have asked the court to call off the hearing, preferring to reach an agreement rather than risk an unfavorable court ruling. The Associated Press
ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young scored 33 points and John Collins hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 24.4 seconds remaining Wednesday night, rallying Atlanta to a 120-116 victory over the Washington Wizards to clinch the Hawks' first playoff berth since 2017. Atlanta came into the night tied for fourth place in the Eastern Conference and looking to solidify home-court advantage in the opening round. That's still up in the air, but the Hawks are definitely headed to the playoffs after going through a painful, massive rebuilding job that still appeared to be a work in progress when the team fired coach Lloyd Pierce shortly before the All-Star break while mired at 14-20. Under interim coach Nate McMillan, who should receive strong consideration in the coach of the year balloting, the Hawks have posted a 25-11 mark to stamp themselves as a dangerous opponent heading into the postseason. “We clinched, baby!” the public address announcer screamed after the horn sounded. Russell Westbrook scored 34 points and dished out 15 assists, but it wasn't enough to prevent another excruciating loss for the Wizards, whose last five defeats have been by a total of 10 points. Two nights after breaking Oscar Roberson’s record with his 182nd career triple-double, Westbrook came up a bit short of No. 183. He was held to five rebounds. The Wizards were up 100-87 — matching their biggest lead of the night — when Davis Bertans knocked down a 3-pointer off a dish from Westbrook with just over 10 minutes remaining. It didn't hold up. After missing a couple of 3s that could've put them ahead, the Hawks finally knocked one down. Clint Capela got it started with a block on Westbrook, sending the Hawks on a fast break the other way. Young spotted Collins all alone in the corner for the 3 that put the Hawks ahead 117-116. Raul Neto missed a 10-foot jumer for Washington. Solomon Hill rebounded, was fouled and knocked down both free throws. The Wizards had one more gasp, but Bertans missed a long 3 from the top of the key. Collins was fouled and sealed the victory by making one of two free throws with 3.7 seconds left. Collins finished with 18 points. Bogdan Bogdanovic had 20 for the Hawks. Washington was held scoreless over the final 2 1/2 minutes, missing its final eight shots. Atlanta beat the Wizards for the second time in three nights. On Monday, Washington came up just short in a furious comeback from a 17-point deficit heading to the fourth quarter, losing 125-124 as Westbrook missed a potential game-winning 3-pointer. TIP-INS Wizards: G Bradley Beal (left hamstring strain) will be re-evaluated Friday after missing both games in Atlanta. “Brad wants to get back out there,” coach Scott Brooks said. “He's tough as nails.” Beal did some light drills on the court before the game, which Brooks described as “the next step progressing in the right direction.” Hawks: Young has scored at least 30 points in three straight contests and five of his last seven games. He has reached that mark 22 times this season. ... Won their ninth straight home game and improved to 17-2 over their last 19 appearances at State Farm Arena. UP NEXT Wizards: Return home for their final two games of the regular season, facing the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night. Hawks: Play their next-to-last game of the regular season when they host the Orlando Magic on Thursday night. ___ Follow Paul Newberry on Twitter at https://twitter.com/pnewberry1963 His work can be found at https://apnews.com/search/paulnewberry ___ More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Paul Newberry, The Associated Press
(Bloomberg) -- China Evergrande Group raised about HK$10.6 billion ($1.4 billion) selling shares in its electric vehicle unit, boosting capital at the nation’s most indebted developer.The sale amounts to about 2.7% of outstanding shares in China Evergrande New Energy Vehicle Group Ltd., the real estate firm said in a filing to the Hong Kong stock exchange on Thursday. Evergrande NEV tumbled as the shares were sold at a 20% discount.Evergrande is trying to repair its balance sheet in line with Chinese regulators’ efforts to deleverage the property sector. The company was in breach of all key metrics for reducing debt levels -- known as the “three red lines” -- at the end of last year, even as many of its peers improved.After reporting its second straight year of declining profit in March, Evergrande unveiled plans to roughly halve the remainder of its borrowings over the next two years. To meet the goal, it needs to sustain share sales in its new businesses, analysts have said.The company is selling 260 million Evergrande NEV shares at HK$40.92 apiece, according to the filing. That compares with the HK$51.15 close on Wednesday. Evergrande plans to use the proceeds for general working capital, it said.Shares of Evergrande NEV dropped as much as 15% on Thursday morning in Hong Kong, and traded 6.6% lower at 9:54 a.m. Evergrande slipped 0.9%.The transaction will reduce the ratio of the top 20 shareholders of the EV company to below 90%, helping it participate in the next step of the Hong Kong Stock Connect, Evergrande said. That would allow Chinese onshore investors to purchase Evergrande NEV shares.Evergrande NEV shares have surged more than 600% in the past year as it increased its focus on electric vehicles, even though it has yet to start production. It’s conducted a few test drives and unveiled a range of show models but done little beyond that.The firm raised $3.4 billion in January, attracting friends and business associates of Evergrande chairman and billionaire Hui Ka Yan. It now has a market cap greater than Ford Motor Co.(Updates with shares in second and sixth paragraphs)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
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(Bloomberg) -- Tesla Inc.’s Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said the electric-vehicle manufacturer is suspending purchases with Bitcoin, triggering a slide in the digital currency.In a post on Twitter Wednesday, Musk cited concerns about “rapidly increasing use of fossil fuels for Bitcoin mining and transactions,” while signaling that Tesla might accept other cryptocurrencies if they are much less energy intensive. He also said the company won’t be selling any of the Bitcoin it holds.The largest cryptocurrency dropped as much as 15% in Asian trading, sliding below $50,000, before paring some of the drop. It was down about 8% to $50,190 as of 10:53 a.m. in Tokyo. The were reports of outages at digital-token exchanges as people rushed to sell.Musk’s move comes after Tesla disclosed in February that it had purchased $1.5 billion in Bitcoin and planned to accept it as a payment. That announcement added legitimacy to the cryptocurrency as an increasingly acceptable form of payment and an investment, especially coming from a large member of the S&P 500 with a high-profile CEO who commands a big following among retail investors and the general public.Tesla’s website, which had a support page dedicated to Bitcoin, noted that Bitcoin was the only cryptocurrency that Tesla accepts in the continental U.S. Musk has also tweeted frequently about Dogecoin, a cryptocurrency started as a joke in 2013 -- and he quipped about being the “Dogefather” before and during his stint hosting the “Saturday Night Live” show on May 8. He tweeted on Tuesday, “Do you want Tesla to accept Doge?”Tesla’s addition of Bitcoin to its balance sheet was the most visible catalyst during this year’s rally in the digital currency. Bitcoin jumped 16% that day, the biggest one-day gain since the Covid-19 inspired financial markets volatility in March 2020.Optimism grew after Mastercard Inc., Bank of New York Mellon Corp. and other firms moved to make it easier for customers to use cryptocurrencies, fueling the mainstream resurgence that took Bitcoin from about $29,000 at the end of last year to as high as almost $65,000 in April.Bitcoin mining is consuming 66 times more electricity than it did back in late 2015, and the carbon emissions associated with it will likely face increasing scrutiny, according to a recent Citigroup Inc. report.Musk is no stranger to considering the issue of crypto’s environmental impact.Cathie Wood’s Ark Investment Management LLC published a report last month saying cryptocurrency mining can drive investment in solar power and make more renewable energy available to the grid. Twitter Inc.’s Jack Dorsey retweeted a post on the white paper with the comment that Bitcoin “incentivizes renewable energy.” Musk replied to Dorsey’s tweet, saying simply, “True.”Musk’s tweet on Wednesday took many in the cryptocurrency community by surprise, including Nic Carter, a partner at Castle Investment Management, and a leading voice among defenders of Bitcoin’s energy use.“Surely he would have done his diligence prior to accepting Bitcoin?’ Carter said. “Very odd and confusing to see this quick reversal.”It’s unclear what prompted the decision and Musk and Zachary Kirkhorn, Tesla’s chief financial officer, did not immediately respond to an email inquiry for comment.(Updates markets in the third paragraph.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
Chandler Hutchison (Washington Wizards) with a buzzer beater vs the Atlanta Hawks, 05/12/2021
Russell Westbrook (Washington Wizards) with a buzzer beater vs the Atlanta Hawks, 05/12/2021
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JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Muslims celebrated Eid al-Fitr in a subdued mood for a second year Thursday as the COVID-19 pandemic again forced mosque closings and family separations on the holiday marking the end of Islam's holiest month of Ramadan. Worshippers wearing masks joined communal prayers in the streets of Indonesia's capital, Jakarta. The world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation allowed mosque prayers in low-risk areas, but those in areas where there was more risk of the virus spreading closed their doors, including Jakarta’s Istiqlal grand mosque, the largest mosque in Southeast Asia. Indonesians also were banned for a second year from traveling to visit relatives in the traditional Eid homecoming known locally as “mudik.” “I understand that we all miss our relatives at times like this, especially in the momentum of Eid,” President Joko Widodo said in televised remarks on the decision. “But let’s prioritize safety together by not going back to our hometowns.” Despite the mudik ban a year ago, the number of daily cases in Indonesia picked up by 37% three weeks after the holiday. Similar patterns followed other holidays in the country that has counted 1.7 million infections and more than 47,600 fatalities from COVID-19. The Jakarta governor also ordered malls, restaurants and leisure destinations usually packed during the holiday period to shut. With no congregational prayers at mosques, no family reunions, no relatives bearing gifts and cookies for children, “Eid is not a grand event anymore,” Jakarta resident Maysa Andriana said. “The pandemic has changed everything... this is too sad!” she said. While police set up highway checkpoints and domestic flights and other modes of transportation were suspended, anxiety lingers that people will defy the prohibition. Television reports showed city dwellers hiding on disguised trucks or fishing boats and officers at roadblocks being overwhelmed by desperate motorists. “We followed the government decision that banned us visiting my parents for Eid last year, it’s enough! Nothing can stop me now,” said factory worker Askari Anam, who used alleys and shortcuts to avoid being stopped from visiting his hometown. “Of course I’m worried,” he said when asked about possibly contracting the virus. “But I leave it to God.” Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin expressed concern of a virus spike and feared people would travel despite the ban. “I hope the increase in transmission cases won’t be happening, but if it will, we’d like to anticipate it,” Sadikin said, adding that healthcare facilities are sufficient. “It is our duty to prepare for the worst situations,” he said. Niniek Karmini, The Associated Press
(Bloomberg) -- Asian stocks extended a selloff Thursday after a rise in U.S. inflation sent the S&P 500 tumbling and drove bond yields higher on concerns that price pressures could stifle the economic recovery.A regional equities gauge erased this year’s gain, though declines from Japan to Australia haven’t yet matched the magnitude of the pull back in indexes overnight. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 both shed more than 2% in a third-straight day of losses, though the energy sector climbed as commodity prices continued their advance. And U.S. futures edged higher in early Asia trade.Treasury yields steadied from a climb in U.S. hours, which shrugged off strong demand at the auction of new 10-year notes. Asia investment-grade bonds weakened, while the dollar held an advance.Oil retreated back below $66 a barrel. The biggest U.S. gasoline pipeline is reopening after a cyberattack that sparked acute fuel shortages. Copper’s advance stalled after the inflation numbers.The latest U.S. consumer prices data showed the biggest monthly rise since 2009, adding fuel to the debate over whether inflation will be persistent enough to force the Federal Reserve to tighten policy sooner than thought. The surprise reading included broad-based price pressures, and a market gauge of inflation expectations over the next five years touched its highest level since 2005 before easing.Fed Vice Chair Richard Clarida said he was surprised by the jump, but that it should prove largely transitory.“Markets have lost a little bit of confidence that the Fed has control of inflation; I don’t think it’s necessarily the level,” but the concern that the central bank might wait too long to address the rise, Victoria Fernandez, Crossmark Global Investments chief market strategist, said on Bloomberg TV. “I am not sure the market is extremely comfortable with that at this point.”Elsewhere, Bitcoin extended a drop after Elon Musk tweeted that Tesla Inc. has suspended vehicle purchases using the digital currency over environmental concerns. He added that Tesla will not be selling any Bitcoin.These are some of the main moves in markets:StocksS&P 500 futures rose 0.3% as of 10:30 a.m. in Tokyo. The S&P 500 fell 2.1%Nasdaq 100 contracts added 0.4%. The Nasdaq 100 slid 2.6%Japan’s Topix index fell 0.8%Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Index lost 0.5%South Korea’s Kospi index declined 0.3%Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index fell 1.1%Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.7%CurrenciesThe yen traded at 109.56 per dollar after slipping 1%The offshore yuan was at 6.4537 per dollarThe Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index dipped after rising 0.7%The euro was at $1.2083BondsThe yield on 10-year Treasuries dipped to 1.68% after jumping seven basis pointsAustralia’s 10-year bond yield rose three basis points to 1.80%CommoditiesWest Texas Intermediate crude fell 0.7% to $65.63 a barrelGold rose 0.4% to $1,821.91 an ounceFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
During the day, 27-year-old Arisa Tsubata is a nurse at a psychiatric clinic, but as soon as shift ends, she slips her hands into boxing gloves and trains to win Olympic gold.She even left her job at a major hospital to work at a smaller clinic, so she could devote more time to her boxing career.Unfortunately, her dreams have been crushed, as the qualifying rounds were cancelled due to the global health crisis."When I got a phone call from the boxing federation and was told that (the qualifying) was cancelled, I felt very disappointed. I had been working so hard for a year after the postponement of the Olympics, and it's so frustrating that I don't even have the right to compete.”Normally, boxers like Tsubata who aren’t globally ranked would have a fighting chance to qualify into the Olympics.But with delays caused by the pandemic, competitors will be chosen according to global rankings since 2017.Although it's the end of the road for Tsubata who trained years to reach this level of competition, she’s hasn't given up hope in her career."I can't say I'm aiming for the next Olympics in Paris at this point, but what I can do is try to keep working hard, step by step, at any competitions ahead, small or big. If I can keep up my efforts until the Paris Olympics, then I will aim for it."Her feelings of frustration and uncertainty echoes the sentiment of many athletes stuck in career limbo thanks to the pandemic, but now she is aiming for the next Olympics.Training early morning and late night between shifts, the boxer-nurse will make her first international debut at a tournament later this month in Russia and says she will attend any competition, big or small.