Josh Jackson (Detroit Pistons) with a dunk vs the Sacramento Kings, 02/26/2021
Josh Jackson (Detroit Pistons) with a dunk vs the Sacramento Kings, 02/26/2021
Canadian centre Khem Birch is joining the Toronto Raptors. The 28-year-old Birch joins fellow Montrealer Chris Boucher on the Raptors' roster after the Orlando Magic waived the undrafted Canadian earlier this week. Birch tweeted the news on Saturday, in a thank-you message to Orlando. "I'm lost for words on what the city of Orlando has meant to me & my family! Beyond grateful. I'm excited for the next chapter of my career with @raptors," Birch wrote. The six-foot-nine Birch is averaging 5.9 points and 5.1 rebounds in 19.8 minutes per game this season with Orlando, but had been hoping for a bigger role and more playing time with the Magic. He's sure to get that with the Raptors, who've been weak in the frontcourt since Marc Gasol and Serge Ibaka left last off-season. Raptors coach Nick Nurse coached Birch at the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China, and while he wasn't able to speak on what Birch might bring to the Raptors - because the deal had not been rubber-stamped - he was impressed with his play in a national team jersey. "I like him," Nurse said. "He did a good job for (Canada) and I think that's probably all I can say at this particular point. I really liked him in the World Cup. Hopefully he can grow and improve." Birch was one of just two NBA players who suited up for Canada in China. Detroit Pistons guard Cory Joseph was the other. Birch said then he enjoyed playing for Nurse, saying: "I'm doing things I have never done in the NBA. That's what a lot of guys don't understand. Coach Nurse gives you the confidence and freedom to do basically everything you want to in the system you have here. I'm lucky." Birch has also said he's keen to be an Olympian and so planned to play for Canada in its last-chance qualifying tournament in Victoria this summer. After his college career at Pittsburgh and UNLV, Birch played in the G League, Turkey and Greece before signing with the Magic in 2017. Birch was part of a Magic team that lost in five games to the Raptors in the opening round of Toronto's run to the NBA title in 2019. Boucher and Australian Aron Baynes are the other centres on Toronto's roster. This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 10, 2021. The Canadian Press
An incident in Saskatoon is just one of "hundreds" of examples pointing to the need for police officers to get priority access to COVID-19 vaccines, according to the president of the Saskatchewan Federation of Police Officers. On Saturday, Saskatoon police said in a tweet that three officers are in isolation from their families after distributing naloxone to a person who was suffering an overdose, and who turned out to have COVID-19. In the post, city police said one of the officers was in isolation for their fourth time. But Casey Ward, who represents police officers across Saskatchewan, says the incident itself is far from isolated. "Our officers are responding to calls like that daily," the Saskatchewan Federation of Police Officers president said. Police often face volatile situations, he said, like one on Friday night where officers had to administer first aid to a victim suffering injuries. "Our officers aren't afforded the time to don their full PPE," said Ward, who also serves as president of the Regina Police Association. As the vaccination rollout continues, "our officers are so frustrated that there's a tool out there, that can protect them, that the government has that they're just not willing to prioritize and give our officers so they are safe," he said. Ward says while he understands the province's system is age-based, there have been situations where others on the front line have been vaccinated outside of the eligible brackets. While others are also asking the province for priority, they're not subjected to the same environments or type of work as front-line police officers, Ward said. "They don't live in the world we live in." Earlier this week, 280 doctors called on the province to implement tighter restrictions and make changes to the vaccination rollout, especially as the more infectious coronavirus variants of concern become more prevalent in Saskatchewan. Ward says the work of policing can be challenging to begin with, but being away from family due to COVID-19 isolation adds another layer of stress, and the mental health and well-being of officers is being jeopardized. "We've had officers who have had to isolate from their families five times," he said. Representatives from the police federation, along with the Saskatchewan Association of Chiefs of Police, had a conference call with both Corrections Minister Christine Tell and Health Minister Paul Merriman on Saturday. Ward says police officials are trying to explain their reasoning to the province, and while there is a dialogue, he says they don't appear to be getting the message about how badly the vaccine is needed. "They're getting about 10,000 vaccines a day. We're asking for approximately 1,900," he said. "The entire front line in the province, including the RCMP, could be done." Limited supply: health minister Addressing reporters following question period later on Saturday, Merriman said while he understands concerns from doctors and other front-line workers, numbers appear to be stabilizing, and that's a trend the province wants to continue. Due to limited vaccine supply, the government isn't in a position where it can add groups to the vaccination rollout without taking those shots from another group, Merriman said. He added he has been in communication with groups representing workers who feel they have been left behind, saying their time will come. "We are doing about 10,000 to 12,000 [vaccinations] a day right now," said Merriman. "Right now, we've got about five days of supply on hand for booked appointments that are out there right now. The age sequencing is moving along very quickly — it is going to as long as the vaccine supply stays there," he said. "I understand that there are concerns, but if we can say that in five weeks we can get to everybody in the province, I think that's a very successful timeline." Saskatoon police Chief Troy Cooper and Regina police Chief Evan Bray have both advocated for front-line officers to be vaccinated. In a recent tweet thanking the Saskatoon Tribal Council and Lighthouse for sharing extra doses with front-line officers, Cooper said "298 more doses would vaccinate the rest of our front line." Ward says police officers are ready and willing to set up on-site clinics and provide priority lists for which officers would need the vaccine, such as major crimes and technical units. If the province provided the shots, the issue would be "an easy fix," he said. "Our chiefs have said they will open up clinics, mobile clinics within our services, they'll call all of our members in," he said. "We will make this work. If they give us a time slot and the vaccines, we will get this done."
Streaking middleweight Marvin Vettori topped the UFC Vegas 23 results on Saturday with a rout of Kevin Holland. Following the dominant victory, Vettori called for a rematch with UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya. UFC Vegas 23 results: Marvin Vettori dominates Kevin Holland for five rounds Marvin Vettori takes down Kevin Holland at UFC Vegas 23 The first round of the main event started with an ugly kick from Holland that delivered flush right into Vettori’s crotch area that would make any man cringe in perceptible pain. After that illegal foray, the first round was a mix between exchanges on the feet between the two middleweight contenders, along with clinch work that for the most part was dominated by the no. 6 ranked Vettori. Toward the end of the first, Vettori secured a takedown and maintained ground control until a beautiful transition from Holland to take the fight back to the feet. The second round was reminiscent of Holland’s fight with Derek Brunson just three weeks ago, with Vettori securing a takedown and maintaining control for roughly four and a half minutes. “The Italian Dream” succeeded with ground and pound strikes and his offensive ground work led to noticeable damage to Holland’s left eye, which eventually led to some significant swelling. Vettori again took Holland back to the ground in the third, maintaining dominant control. Vettori sank in an arm triangle choke, where it appeared to be the beginning of the end. But the Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt maintained composure and refused to concede, which led to Vettori resorting to alternatives. Vettori then gained control of Holland’s back before going back to stand-up where the Italian grinded out his opponent with clinch control. Vettori and Holland briefly exchanged strikes in the beginning of the fourth round before Vettori went back to the well and secured yet another takedown, generating offense from dominant ground position for the majority of the round. Holland appeared to shake Vettori with strikes in the beginning of the fifth before the Italian went back to his successful formula that told the story of the majority of the fight, again dominating the round with ground control and frequent ground and pound offense. The fight went to decision with Vettori getting the unanimous decision nod with a 50-44 score from all three judges. Vettori set a middleweight record with 11 takedowns that capped off an incredibly dominant performance in the main event of UFC on ABC 2. After the fight, Vettori called for a shot at UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya, who defeated Vettori via split decision in 2018. UFC Vegas 23 results: Arnold Allen takes the nod over Sodiq Yusuff Arnold Allen punches Sodiq Yusuff at UFC Vegas 23 The co-main event started with a fast pace, with Yusuff sinking in a tight guillotine choke before Allen rolled to his back and ultimately escaped. Later in the round, Allen dropped Yusuff with a left jab, but was ultimately unable to capitalize. Yusuff made adjustments and came out in the second round with more composure. Rather than loading up with his punches in the beginning of the second, he picked his shots, electing to touch Allen with precision. Allen had highlights of his own in the second, partially connecting on Yusuff with a left high kick followed by a hard left hook that stung him, but the Nigerian featherweight was ultimately able to weather the storm. The third round was a story of stamina, with Yusuff appearing to have more in the gas tank. The two traded control of the clinch against the fence. All in all, the bout went to a decision in a strategic matchup with Yusuff outstriking Allen, despite more significant highlight moments from the featherweight Englishman. Ultimately, those highlight moments culminated in a unanimous decision victory for Arnold Allen. With his victory over the no. 11 ranked Yusuff, the no. 10 ranked featherweight gained his tenth straight victory (seventh straight in the UFC) while also retaining his undefeated record in the UFC. UFC Vegas 23 results: Julian Marquez puts Sam Alvey to sleep Julian Marquez punches Sam Alvey at UFC Vegas 23 Julian Marquez stayed in the win column with a second-round modified rear-naked choke finish of “Smilin’” Sam Alvey. The first couple of minutes in the first round served as a feeling out process before the two middleweights began swinging. Momentum swayed both ways as Marquez wobbled Alvey and briefly dropped him before Alvey regained his wits, even coming back to noticeably hurt Marquez with strikes of his own. Once the second round started, however, Marquez successfully utilized feints and went on to connect with a beautiful combination punctuated by a right jab followed by a left hook that dropped the 50-fight veteran. “The Cuban Missile Crisis” subsequently sank in a rear-naked choke which put Alvey to sleep 2:07 into the second round. Less than two months after submitting Maki Pitolo in a comeback win at UFC 258, Marquez now has two victories inside of two months this year with plenty of time in 2021 to add more wins to his 9-2 record. https://twitter.com/espnmma/status/1380981261867626503 UFC Vegas 23 results: Mackenzie Dern snuffs out Nina Nunes Mackenzie Dern punches Nina Nunes (Ansaroff) at UFC Vegas 23 No. 11 ranked strawweight Mackenzie Dern continued her tear through the UFC strawweight division by submitting no. 5 ranked Nina Nunes (formerly Nina Ansaroff). Dern and Nunes started the fight by trading shots on the feet before Dern quickly got Nunes to the ground and maintained control. From there, Dern exercised patience and isolated Nunes’ left arm. After straightening her arm and securing an armbar, Nunes tapped 4:48 into the first round. With the victory over Nunes, Dern extended her win streak to four. It would not be far-fetched to assume that the BJJ ace will break into the top five of the strawweight division with this victory, as well. https://twitter.com/espnmma/status/1380974110868639757 Bellator 256 results: Ryan Bader pummels Lyoto Machida UFC Vegas 23 Results UFC Vegas 23 Main Card Marvin Vettori def Kevin Holland by unanimous decision (50-44, 50-44, 50-44)Arnold Allen def Sodiq Yusuff by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)Julian Marquez def Sam Alvey by technical submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:07, R2Mackenzie Dern def Nina Nunes* by submission (armbar) at 4:48, R1 – *Formerly Nina AnsaroffDaniel Rodriguez def Mike Perry by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26) UFC Vegas 23 Prelims Joe Solecki def Jim Miller by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)Mateusz Gamrot def Scott Holtzman by KO (punches) at 1:22, R2Erin Blanchfield vs. Norma Dumont -- Canceled after Dumont missed weightJohn Makdessi def Ignacio Bahamondes by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)Jarjis Danho def Yorgan De Castro by KO (punch) at 3:02, R1Jack Shore def Hunter Azure by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)Luis Saldana def Jordan Griffin by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)Da Un Jung def William Knight by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27) UFC Vegas 23 Early Prelim Impa Kasanganay def Sasha Palatnikov by submission (rear-naked choke) at 0:26, R2 UFC Vegas 23 video coverage on YouTube
The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 6:25 p.m. Alberta is reporting 1,293 new COVID-19 cases and five new deaths today. Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Deena Hinshaw says in a series of tweets that there are an additional 876 cases linked to virus variants of concern, and that 47.7 per cent of active cases are now confirmed to be variants. Hinshaw says 349 people are now in hospital with COVID-19, including 84 in intensive care. --- 5:45 p.m. B.C. residents aged 60 and older can now register to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The province says nearly one million people have received their first dose of vaccine so far. People born in 1961 and earlier, Indigenous peoples 18 and older, and those who are "clinically extremely vulnerable" can now register to book their vaccine appointment either online, through a call centre or at a Service BC Location. B.C.'s age-based program runs parallel to its pharmacy-based vaccine drive for residents between the ages of 55 and 65. --- 4:05 p.m. Saskatchewan is reporting 236 new COVID-19 cases today, but no additional deaths. The province's daily pandemic update notes that 3,212 cases have been identified as variants of concern as of Friday, up from 3,086 a day earlier. It says 485 new lineage results are available today, and they show that of the 1,435 variants of concern with lineages that have been identified through whole genome sequencing, 1,426 are the variant first identified in the United Kingdom. The remaining nine are the variant first identified in South Africa. The update says an additional 12,615 vaccine doses have been administered. Since Friday. Everyone in Saskatchewan 55 and older is eligible to schedule their shots. --- 3:45 p.m. Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting four new cases of COVID-19 today. Officials say the infections have been identified in the western health region. Two of the cases involve a male and a female under 20 years old, while the other two involve women between 20 and 39 years of age. All are close contacts of a previously known case. The province has a total of 10 active cases, with no one in hospital due to the virus. --- 3:40 p.m. Alberta's premier and education minister say a pilot program that has been using rapid screening tests in some Calgary schools is being expanded to about 300 other schools in the province. Premier Jason Kenney says approximately 400,000 of the rapid tests will be rolled out for use in junior and senior high schools in Edmonton, Calgary, Grande Prairie and Lethbridge. He says that will mean rapid testing will be available for approximately 200,000 students and 20,000 staff. Kenney has also announced that thousands of health-care workers will become eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines starting Monday. They include community physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, and other professionals like chiropractors, physiotherapists and optometrists. He also says to support those professions and keep their workplaces safe, their reception, cleaning and secretarial staff are also included in the expanded vaccine effort. --- 3:30 p.m. Health officials in New Brunswick say the Edmundston-Grand Falls region will go under full lockdown as of midnight because of an ongoing outbreak of COVID-19. The province is reporting 19 new cases of the virus and one death -- a person in their 70s in the Edmundston area. Chief medical officer of health Dr. Jennifer Russell says 15 of the new cases are in the Edmundston region, with two in the Fredericton area, one case in the Moncton region and one in the Saint John area. The province currently has 149 active cases and Russell says it must now be assumed that all new infections in New Brunswick are caused by one of the variants that are driving case counts in many areas of the country. --- 2 p.m. Manitoba is reporting 135 new cases of COVID-19 today, along with one new death. Public health says the death involved a woman in her 80s in the Winnipeg health region. The new cases bring the province's overall total to 35,104, with 1,259 active diagnoses. The province says 141 people remain in hospital recovering from the novel coronavirus. --- 12:20 p.m. Nova Scotia is reporting eight new cases of COVID-19 today. Six of the cases are in the Halifax area with three related to travel outside Atlantic Canada and the other three identified as close contacts of previously reported cases. The remaining two infections have been identified in the western health zone with one related to travel outside of the Atlantic region and the other under investigation. The province currently has 43 active COVID-19 diagnoses, with no one in hospital due to the virus. --- 11:10 a.m. Quebec is reporting 1,754 new COVID-19 cases and 13 deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus, including two in the past 24 hours. Health authorities say there are 14 more patients in hospital for a total of 583, with the number in intensive care rising by four to 138. The province administered more than 73,023 doses of COVID-19 vaccine, for a total of more than 1.8 million since the campaign began. While Quebec City reported more than 400 infections for a third consecutive day, it was surpassed by Montreal, which reported a province high 428 new cases. --- 10:45 a.m. Ontario is reporting 3,813 new cases of COVID-19 today as hospitalization rates across the province remain high. There are currently 1,524 COVID-19 patients in Ontario hospitals, with 585 in intensive care and 384 on a ventilator. Those figures come hours after the province issued a pair of emergency orders intended to address a major influx of COVID-19 patients requiring hospital care. They include directives allowing the province to redeploy staff from home-care settings and other environments to support overtaxed hospitals, as well as a new rule allowing hospitals to transfer patients without consent if needed. Ontario is also reporting 19 new virus-related deaths in the past 24 hours. --- This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 10, 2021. The Canadian Press
Koeman – who walked out of one television interview after the match – was furious that substitute Martin Braithwaite was not awarded a late penalty.
OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau wound up a three-day Liberal convention Saturday with a partisan speech that sounded much like the launch of an election campaign. While the prime minister has insisted he has no interest in plunging the country into an election in the midst of the deadly third wave of COVID-19, his speech was aimed at positioning the governing Liberals as the only party with "real solutions to the real problems" facing Canadians. By contrast, Trudeau portrayed the Conservatives as disconnected climate deniers and peddlers of disinformation with a two-faced leader. And he painted the Bloc Quebecois as a party that's all talk and no action, a manufacturer of jurisdictional squabbles, incapable of delivering the concrete measures Quebecers need. He did not mention either the New Democrat or Green parties directly, although he urged Liberals to reach out to friends and neighbours who planted "a blue, orange or green" lawn sign during the 2019 campaign to spread the word about the Liberal plan for surviving the pandemic and reviving the shattered economy. Trudeau's wrap-up speech came little more than a week before his minority Liberal government is to introduce its first budget in two years, a document that will be dripping in more than $380-billion worth of pandemic-induced red ink and will lay out up to $100 billion more in new spending that Liberals say will stimulate more equitable, inclusive and environmentally sustainable economic growth. If all three of the main opposition parties were to vote against the budget, the government would fall. However, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has promised his party won't trigger an election during the pandemic. Trudeau could decide to pull the plug himself and Liberal insiders suggest that could happen during the summer, provided the vaccine rollout is going smoothly and the pandemic, currently spreading like wildfire once again, is brought back under control. In his speech to the virtual convention Saturday, Trudeau reminded Liberals of all the measures his government hastily introduced to help millions of Canadians stay afloat during the health crisis: the Canada Emergency Response Benefit, the wage subsidy, rent relief, business loans, among others. "My friends, what it all comes down to is this: which party has a real plan for the real problems in the real world," he said, standing alone in a studio with red Liberal backdrop, facing a giant screen dotted with the faces of party supporters watching online. "Some refuse to accept reality, all while offering falsehoods and division." He attacked Erin O'Toole's Conservatives, repeatedly asking "how disconnected do you have to be" to advocate cutting CERB payments during the pandemic, to "call young people lazy when their summer jobs disappeared," to "flirt with disinformation on public health and vaccines" and to refuse to admit that climate change is real? "The problem for Erin O'Toole is that he's not interested in real solutions to real problems," Trudeau charged. He accused the Conservative leader of being "willing to say different things to different people at different times," claiming to want safer communities and to be personally pro-choice while pandering to the gun lobby and the anti-abortion faction of his party to win the Tory leadership. As for the Bloc, the Liberals' primary opponent in Quebec, Trudeau said it "pretends to be the only party that can speak for Quebeckers" while Liberals are the ones who deliver "the goods for Quebecers with direct help for seniors, businesses, families and workers." "When the time comes to deliver for Quebeckers, it takes Quebeckers in government," he said. He highlighted how his government has worked with Quebec authorities to combat the pandemic, including sending in the military and Red Cross to help in hard-hit long-term care homes. "We prefer to choose action instead of division. We are always there for Quebecers, and for all Canadians," he said. "And we will continue to have a unifying message instead of looking for squabbles." This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 10, 2021. Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press
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NEW YORK — Jazz Chisholm Jr. hit a stunning homer off an otherwise dominant Jacob deGrom, Trevor Rogers beat the two-time Cy Young Award winner for the second time and the Miami Marlins blanked the New York Mets 3-0 on Saturday. DeGrom (0-1) matched a career best with 14 strikeouts over eight innings, Rogers fanned 10 in six and the teams combined for 28 overall. The 23-year-old Rogers (1-1) outpitched deGrom for the second time in nine major league starts. The left-hander got his first big league win against him in a 5-3 victory last Aug. 31. This was his second. A 2017 first-round draft pick, Rogers cruised in his third career outing against New York. He scattered three hits and two walks, retiring 11 straight in one stretch. Rogers mixed a fastball averaging 95 mph with a slider and changeup, inducing 19 swing-and-misses among his 82 pitches. He ended his outing with strikeouts of Michael Conforto and Pete Alonso, stranding two runners to preserve a 1-0 lead. Dylan Floro followed with a perfect seventh, Richard Bleier was helped by shortstop Miguel Rojas’ diving catch to rob pinch-hitter Kevin Pillar during a 1-2-3 eighth, and Yimi García completed the three-hitter for his first save, spelling struggling closer Anthony Bass. RAYS 4, YANKEES 0 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Austin Meadows and Randy Arozarena homered off Domingo Germán, helping Tampa Bay extend its mastery over New York. The Rays have won 10 of 12 regular-season games between the AL East rivals since the start of 2020. Tampa Bay also eliminated the Yankees from last year’s playoffs in a five-game series that went the distance. Six Tampa Bay pitchers combined to limit the Yankees to five hits. Meadows got things rolling for the Rays with a solo homer in the first inning, his third of the season. He had three hits in Tampa Bay’s 10-5 win over New York the previous day and has homered three times in eight career at-bats against Germán (0-2). Arozarena hit a 420-foot solo shot in the third inning for a 4-0 lead. Andrew Kittredge (2-0) worked 1 2/3 innings for the victory. BREWERS 9, CARDINALS 5 ST. LOUIS (AP) — Avisaíl García homered, doubled and drove in five runs and Milwaukee ended St. Louis' winning streak at four games. Keston Hiura hit a three-run homer that capped a five-run burst in the seventh inning that made it 8-2. The Brewers won for the third time in four games. García’s two-run homer off Carlos Martínez (0-2) gave Milwaukee a 3-0 lead in the fifth. García drew a bases-loaded walk in the sixth and added a two-run double in the seventh. Brewers starter Adrian Houser (1-1) allowed runners in each of his five innings and was pulled after walking Yadier Molina to begin the sixth. Austin Dean hit a three-run homer for the Cardinals in the eighth. MARINERS 4, TWINS 3, 10 INNINGS MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mitch Haniger homered and hit the go-ahead sacrifice fly in the 10th inning, lifting Seattle past Minnesota. All three of Minnesota’s losses this season have come in the 10th, with the bullpen struggling with baseball’s new-as-of-2020 rule that starts each extra inning with a runner on second base. For Seattle, that was Taylor Trammell, who homered earlier in the game. Taylor Rogers (0-1) picked up Braden Bishop’s bunt in front of the mound, but he couldn’t get a clean grip and held off on a throw as a precaution. Haniger hit a one-out fly deep enough to left for Trammell to come home. Kendall Graveman (1-0) worked the ninth, and Keynan Middleton pitched a perfect 10th for the save. The Associated Press
Doctors say resources are being stretched to the limit in Ontario ICUs as admission numbers continue to climb. Even though the province has made it possible for health-care workers to be redeployed, as Katherine Ward reports, that process is not necessarily straightforward.
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ST. LOUIS — Avisaíl García homered, doubled and drove in five runs as the Milwaukee Brewers beat St. Louis 9-5 on Saturday, ending the Cardinals' four-game winning streak. Keston Hiura hit a three-run homer that capped a five-run burst in the seventh inning that made it 8-2. The Brewers won for the third time in four games. García's two-run homer off Carlos Martínez gave Milwaukee a 3-0 lead in the fifth. García drew a bases-loaded walk in the sixth and added a two-run double in the seventh. His five RBIs marked his most since he drove in six on May 20, 2017 as a member of the White Sox. Brewers starter Adrian Houser (1-1) allowed runners in each of his five innings and was pulled after walking Yadier Molina to begin the sixth. Houser was aided by double plays in the second and third innings and he struck out Paul DeJong to escape a bases-loaded jam in the fifth. Martínez (0-2) gave up three runs in five innings. The right-hander has allowed seven earned runs in 10 innings this season. Austin Dean hit a three-run homer in the Cardinals eighth. It was his first home run since Sept. 26, 2019 when we played for Miami. Molina had three hits. TOWING THE LINE Justin Williams advanced to third base in the sixth after reaching on an error that scored the Cardinals’ first two runs. Williams was then hit by a line drive off Tommy Edman’s bat. Williams thought he was in foul territory, but plate umpire Alan Porter ruled Williams was on fair side of the base line and called him out, ending the inning. The play was not reviewable. GREAT COMPANY Nolan Arenado’s first-inning double extended his hitting streak to eight games, matching Roger Maris (1967) for the longest hitting streak for a new Cardinal. TRAINING ROOM Brewers: Placed 2B Kolten Wong on the 10-day injured list with a left oblique strain, selected IF/OF Jace Peterson from the alternate training site and transferred RHP Bobby Wahl (right oblique) to the 60-day IL. Cardinals: OF Tyler O’Neill was removed from the game after hitting into a double play in the second inning due to right groin tightness and was replaced by Dean. ... LHP Kwang Hyun Kim (back) will throw an extended game with about 90 pitches at the team’s alternate training site on Sunday and could join the club on its next road trip beginning April 16. UP NEXT LHP Brett Anderson (0-1, 7.20 ERA) will start for the Brewers against Daniel Ponce de Leon (1-0, 1.80 ERA) on Sunday. Anderson is 1-3 with a 3.32 ERA in four career starts against St. Louis, while Ponce de Leon allowed just one run in five innings while earning the win at Miami on Monday. __ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Joe Harris, The Associated Press
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A memory garden is beautifying one Baltimore City neighborhood and honoring gun violence victims and their families. Families met Saturday in Harlem Park as a community to remember their loved ones. Students and volunteers with Let's Thrive Baltimore started the project from the ground up, packing plots with fresh soil, and later, flowers -- each restoring life to a neighborhood they say has seen violence and death too often.
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LAS VEGAS — Veteran Montreal lightweight John (The Bull) Makdessi won a split decision over Chile's Ignacio Bahamondes on a UFC Fight Night card Saturday. The judges scored the all-action bout 28-29, 29-28, 30-27 for Makdessi, who was the bookmakers' underdog. The Canadian held a 124-112 in significant strikes, according to UFC Stats. Makdessi (18-7-0) was taken to hospital after the fight "for precautionary reasons." It marked the 18th UFC fight for the 35-year-old Makdessi who made his debut with the promotion at UFC 124 in December 2010. He improved to 11-7-0 in the UFC. The 23-year-old Bahamondes, who moved to the U.S. at 16 to pursue his fighting dream, was making his UFC debut after posting a November win in Dana White's Contender Series. He had won seven of his previous eight fights. At six foot three, Bahamondes (11-4-0) had a seven-inch height advantage over Makdessi who prepared for the fight at The MMA Lab and several other gyms in Arizona. Former UFC and WEC lightweight champion Benson Henderson was in his corner. Bahamondes missed weight, tipping the scales at 156.75 — just over the 156-pound non-title limit for lightweights. He forfeited 20 per cent of his purse to Makdessi. After a good start, Bahamondes was hurt midway through the round when Makdessi clipped him with a left to the head. Makdessi punished him at the fence with a powerful right, forcing Bahamondes to reach for a clinch. Makdessi kept coming, cutting Bahamondes under the right eye. Makdessi scored with his jab as both fighters connected with strikes in the second round. Bahamondes also found his range, with Makdessi's face showing damage. Both fighters did damage in the third round, taking their lumps and punching back. Makdessi had not fought since March 2020 when he lost by unanimous decision to Francisco Trinaldo. He subsequently underwent knee surgery to repair his anterior cruciate ligament. In the main event at the UFC's Apex production facility, Marvin (The Italian Dream) Vettori used his superior grappling skills to take Kevin (Trailblazer) Holland down a record 11 times en route to a unanimous 50-44 decision. It was Vettori's fifth straight win. Vettori (17-4-1) is ranked No. 6 among UFC middleweight contenders while Holland (21-7-0) is No. 10. This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 10, 2021 The Canadian Press
Adaptability proves its worth despite Matildas’ thrashing by Germany. There were silver linings to the 5-2 defeat and to the circumstances that forced new coach Tony Gustavsson’s hand