Top buzzer beaters from Memphis Grizzlies vs. Dallas Mavericks, 04/14/2021
Top buzzer beaters from Memphis Grizzlies vs. Dallas Mavericks, 04/14/2021
The Delhi Police is on the lookout for the Olympic medallist for his involvement in the Chhatrasal Stadium murder.
(Bloomberg) -- Oil edged toward $70 a barrel as traders assessed an uneven recovery in global demand, with falling U.S. stockpiles pointing to rising consumption even as virus-hit India struggles.Global benchmark Brent, which just failed to top that level on Wednesday, was 0.4% higher after erasing an early decline. While major crude importer India is battling a record coronavirus wave that’s sapped economic activity, there are signs of rising oil consumption in the U.S., Europe and China. Data Wednesday showed American stockpiles declined last week to the lowest since February.Oil has rallied in 2021 as key economies including the U.S. and China rebound from the impact of the pandemic, fanning energy demand. The strength in crude forms part of a broad advance in raw materials, with the Bloomberg Commodity Spot Index surging to the highest level in almost a decade.Still, the outbreak has rapidly worsened in India since the start of April, and the country is now reporting more than 350,000 cases every day. Saudi Arabia’s state energy firm, Saudi Aramco, reduced June pricing to Asia by between 10 and 30 cents per barrel. The key Arab Light grade for the region was cut to $1.70 a barrel above the benchmark, from $1.80 for May.“The failure of Brent to break above $70 per barrel highlights that there is still plenty of concern over the demand outlook,” said Warren Patterson, head of commodities strategy at ING Group. “India is a worry for the market, particularly if we eventually see a national lockdown.”Elsewhere in Asia, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government is making arrangements to seek an extension of a virus state of emergency for the capital, Jiji reported, citing an unidentified person.Oil prices are at risk of a correction, according to Bloomberg Intelligence analyst Henik Fung, who cited the threat posed by India’s crisis as well as higher OPEC+ supply. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies are raising output by about 2 million barrels a day through to July.In the U.S., government data showed crude stockpiles contracted by nearly 8 million barrels last week and exports surged, but gasoline inventories rose for the fifth straight week. Separately, pent-up travel demand in the country is seen spurring a 30% jump in jet fuel use this summer.Brent’s prompt timespread was 39 cents a barrel in backwardation on Thursday, compared with 31 cents a month ago. That’s a bullish pattern, with near-term prices trading above those further out.“While we continue to hold a constructive view on the market over the second half of this year, we do believe that in the near term that the market is getting a bit ahead of itself given the current risks,” said ING’s Patterson.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.
CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s drastic COVID-19 strategies of preventing its citizens leaving the country and returning from India were challenged in court Thursday. The government is resisting growing pressure to lift the Indian travel ban imposed last week until May 15 to reduce infections in Australian quarantine facilities. A challenge to the ban by Gary Newman, one of 9,000 Australians prevented from returning home from India, will be heard by a Federal Court judge on Monday, Chief Justice James Allsop said. The ban was made by order of Health Minister Greg Hunt under the Biosecurity Act which carries penalties for breaches of up to five years in prison and fines of up to 66,000 Australian dollars ($51,000). A libertarian group LibertyWorks took its case to the full bench of the Federal Court on Thursday against a separate order under the Biosecurity Act that has prevented most Australians from leaving the country without compelling reasons since March last year. The government hopes to maintain Australia’s relatively low levels of community transmission of the virus by preventing its citizens from becoming infected overseas and bringing variants home. Travel to and from New Zealand has recently been exempted. LibertyWorks argues that Hunt does not have the power to legally enforce the ban, which has prevented thousands of Australians from attending weddings and funerals, caring for dying relatives and meeting newborn babies. With almost one third of Australians born overseas and most barred from leaving the country for more than a year, a win by LibertyWorks is likely to lead to a surge in citizens wishing to travel internationally. The three judges hearing the case will likely announce their verdicts at a later date. The challenge to the Indian travel ban will be heard by Justice Michael Thawley five days before flights could potentially resume. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the pause was working in reducing infection rates among returned travellers within Australian quarantine facilities. “The early evidence indicates that that temporary pause to May 15 is on track and that we are very hopeful and confident that on the other side of May 15 we’ll be able to start restoring those repatriation flights,” Morrison said. A decision would be made before May 15, but Morrison could not say how long before that date that a decision would be announced. Around 20,000 Australians had been repatriated from India before the travel ban. Newman’s lawyer Christopher Ward told a preliminary hearing on Thursday that the legal team wanted a verdict before May 15. Newman’s lawyers argue that it is important that the minister’s power was reviewed by the court even if the travel ban was not extended. The court cases were heard in Sydney where new pandemic restrictions were imposed on Wednesday due to two recent cases of community infections. Masks have become compulsory in the greater Sydney area in all public indoor venues and on public transport from late Thursday and visitors to homes in Australia’s largest city have been capped at 20. The measures follow a Sydney man on Wednesday becoming New South Wales state’s first case of COVID-19 community transmission in a month. The man’s wife on Thursday was confirmed as also being infected. Authorities have yet to determine how the couple became infected with the same variant as a traveller from the United States had been diagnosed while in Sydney hotel quarantine. Rod McGuirk, The Associated Press
Corruption charges against the secretary-general trigger a power struggle within the ruling party.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Josh Naylor homered in the ninth inning, sending the Cleveland Indians to a 5-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night. Naylor greeted Wade Davis (0-1) with a leadoff drive to right for his second homer. Nick Wittgren (2-1) struck out the side in the eighth for the win, and James Karinchak worked the ninth for his third save. Cleveland trailed 4-0 after five innings. It has rallied to win in the first three games of the four-game set. Indians ace Shane Bieber allowed four runs, three earned, and nine hits in six innings. He struck out nine to extend his major league record to 19 straight games with at least eight Ks. Kansas City right-hander Brady Singer permitted three runs and four hits in 5 2/3 innings. The Royals jumped in front on Hunter Dozier’s fifth homer, a 430-foot solo drive to left-centre in the second. Dozier’s last seven hits, and 10 of 11 overall, have been for extra bases. Kansas City added an unearned run in the fourth when Ryan O’Hearn scored on shortstop Andrés Giménez's throwing error. Jorge Soler made it 4-0 with a two-run double in the fifth. The Indians finally got to Singer for three runs in the sixth. Singer walked Jake Bauers and hit José Ramírez with a pitch before Eddie Rosario laced a two-run double to left-centre. Singer then walked Franmil Reyes and committed a balk. Manager Mike Matheny and pitching coach Cal Eldred then argued with home plate umpire Angel Hernandez, leading to their ejections. Naylor’s run-scoring groundout ended Singer’s night. On the way to the dugout, Singer yelled at Hernandez and was ejected. Ramírez's solo drive in the eighth tied it at 4. In his last 45 games, Ramirez is batting .438 (21 of 48) with 8 homers and 17 RBIs from the seventh inning on. David Smale, The Associated Press
Marvin Bagley III had a breakout game to help the Kings gain ground on the Spurs in the Western Conference play-in race.
Not just common people, celebrities like Bhumi Pednekar and Jasmin Bhasin have also been struggling to find a bed in hospital for their family members.
Samba (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], May 6 (ANI): Border Security Force (BSF) eliminated a Pakistani intruder near the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba on the intervening night of May 5 and 6.
A woman who left raw beef at her Indian neighbours' doorstep in Yishun was sentenced to a two-year mandatory treatment order (MTO) on Thursday (6 May).
SAN DIEGO — Jake Cronenworth hit a go-ahead, two-run single in the sixth inning and the San Diego Padres beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2 Wednesday night to take two of three. Mark Melancon pitched the ninth for his big league-leading 11th save in 11 chances. Craig Stammen (2-1) got the final out of the sixth for the win in relief of Yu Darvish. Cronenworth's go-ahead hit came a half inning after Darvish surrendered a two-run lead and was chased with the score tied at 2. Darvish didn't factor in the decision but struck out eight in 5 2/3 innings while allowing six hits and one walk. Victor Caratini, Darvish's personal catcher, homered in the third. Caratini opened the sixth by reaching on third baseman Erik Gonzalez's third error of the night and took third on pinch-hitter Trent Grisham's double to left off Duane Underwood Jr. (1-1). After Tommy Pham struck out for the third straight time, Cronenworth singled to right to give the Padres the lead. Darvish lost his lead in the span of five batters in the sixth. Bryan Reynolds hit a leadoff home run to left, his his third. After Darvish allowed consecutive singles followed by a strikeout, Ka'ai Tom hit a sacrifice fly to tie it. Darvish hit rookie Hunter Owen with a pitch and was lifted for Stammen (2-1). Kevin Newman, who grew up in suburban Poway, hit an inning-ending groundout. Darvish had struck out the side in the fifth. He was coming off an excellent outing against San Francisco in which he struck out 12 and allowed one run and four hits in 6 1/3 innings. Caratini hit a leadoff homer in the third off JT Brubaker, his second. Brubaker allowed three straight Padres to reach with one out in the fifth, with Fernando Tatis Jr. scoring on Wil Myers’ single. Brubaker allowed two runs and six hits in five innings, struck out seven and walked one. TRAINER’S ROOM Padres: Manager Jayce Tingler said RHP Dinelson Lamet and LHP Ryan Weathers were feeling well after their outings in a 2-1 loss Tuesday night. Lamet, who had been on the injured list with right forearm inflammation, started and went two innings and Weathers, who came out of his previous outing with a sore left arm, went three innings. Tingler says the next steps for each pitcher are to be determined. UP NEXT Pirates: RHP Trevor Cahill (1-3, 7.40 ERA) is scheduled to start Friday in the opener of a three-game series at the Chicago Cubs, who will counter with RHP Zach Davies (1-2, 8.22). Padres: LHP Blake Snell (1-0, 3.51) is scheduled to start Friday night in the opener of a three-game series at San Francisco, which will counter with RHP Anthony DeSclafani (2-1, 2.00). ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Associated Press
ST. LOUIS — Troy Terry scored the shootout winner in the Anaheim Ducks' 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday night. Haydn Fleury and Max Jones scored in regulation for the Ducks. Anthony Stolarz made 25 saves and stopped all three attempts in the shootout. Terry beat Jordan Binnington with a forehand-backhand combination in the second round of the shootout. Stolarz stopped Ryan O’Reilly in the next round to secure the win. Mike Hoffman and Kyle Clifford scored for the Blues. Jordan Binnington made 33 saves. The Blues entered the game with a chance to clinch the fourth playoff spot in the West Division with a win and a Los Angeles loss. Hoffman scored his team-high seventh power play to give the Blues a 1-0 lead with 6:27 left in the first period. St. Louis has scored a power play goal in 11 of its last 12 games. Jones tied it for the Ducks, tipping in Sam Carrick's shot with 7:03 left in the second period. It was the second goal in the last three games for Jones. Fleury’s third goal of the season broke a 1-1 tie for the Ducks at the 2:15 mark of the third period. Terry started the play by winning the puck from Jordan Kyrou in the corner and feeding Fleury in the left circle for a one-timer. Clifford tied it back up for the Blues three minutes later, deflecting an Ivan Barbashev feed into the net for his fourth goal of the season. FOND FAREWELL? Ducks F David Backes played in perhaps his final game in front of his parents where his NHL career began. Backes has not made an official announcement, but he has made strong indications that he will retire after a 16-year career. The Blues drafted Backes 62nd overall in the 2003 draft. He played his first 10 seasons in St. Louis, including five as captain. The team honoured him with a video tribute midway through the first period which drew a standing ovation from the crowd. He was named the game’s No. 1 star. MILESTONE Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf played in his 1,100th regular-season game. BRUISED BLUES St. Louis forwards Vladimir Tarasenko (lower body) and Sammy Blais (upper body) were scratched. They are considered day-to-day. UP NEXT Ducks: At Minnesota on Friday night. Blues: At Vegas on Friday night. ___ More AP NHL coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/NHL Joe Harris, The Associated Press
The current surge of the virus has already overwhelmed India's healthcare system.
(Bloomberg) -- Asia stocks pared gains and U.S. futures dipped Thursday, while the Australian dollar tumbled after signs of a further souring in trade relations with China.Chinese and Australian shares dropped, and Hong Kong all but erased earlier gains. Stocks outperformed in Japan as trading resumed after a holiday. China said it was suspending a regular economic dialogue with Australia, in a move intended to signal Beijing’s growing frustration with Canberra. Earlier in the U.S., the tech-heavy Nasdaq 100 ended in the red, while the S&P 500 notched a small gain. The dollar edged higher. Benchmark 10-year Treasury yields edged higher. Oil fluctuated as traders assessed an increase in gasoline stockpiles.As the world’s largest economy rebounds, investors are increasingly focused on when the central bank might start throttling back its emergency support. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg expect the Fed will announce a reduction in the pace of bond purchases in the fourth quarter. While Chair Jerome Powell hasn’t yet shifted from his message that it’s too soon to discuss such a move, policy makers have begun to address the issue more directly.Boston Federal Reserve President Eric Rosengren suggested that the U.S. mortgage market no longer needs as much support, advancing the debate on when the central bank might start tapering its monthly bond purchases. Meanwhile, the U.S. Treasury’s auction schedule suggested the government’s financing needs may have peaked.With Covid-19 cases starting to roll over, “reopening prospects should improve again, and the reflation trade should gather steam again over the coming months,” Esty Dwek, head of global market strategy at Natixis Investment Managers Solutions, said in a note. “The medium-term supports for equities remain unchanged.”Meanwhile, the surge in commodity prices continues to fuel debate over whether price pressures could get out of hand. The Bloomberg Commodity Spot Index returned to its highest level since 2011 as growth bets boost demand, while poor weather and transportation bottlenecks threaten supply. U.S. lumber futures notched fresh record highs as sawmills try to keep up with rebounding demand.Here are some key events to watch this week:Bank of England rate decision ThursdayThe April U.S. employment report is released on FridayThese are some of the main moves in markets:StocksS&P 500 futures slipped as of 12:18 p.m. in Tokyo. The index was little changedNasdaq 100 futures fell 0.2% after the gauge fell 0.3%Japan’s Topix Index rose 1.9%South Korea’s Kospi added 0.4%Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Index fell 0.4%Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index was flat China’s CSI 300 Index lost 1.4%Euro Stoxx 50 futures were little changedCurrenciesThe Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index rose 0.1%The Japanese yen was at 109.35 per dollar, down 0.1%The offshore yuan was at 6.4822 per dollar, up 0.1%The euro was little changed at $1.1999BondsThe yield on 10-year Treasuries rose more than one basis point to 1.58%Australia’s 10-year yield slipped four basis points to 1.70%CommoditiesWest Texas Intermediate crude rose 0.2% to $65.78 a barrelGold was at $1,789.79 an ounce, up 0.2%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.
Condensed Game: Tomas Nido and Jonathan Villar belted home runs to lead the Mets to a 7-2 win over the Cardinals in Game 2 of the doublehead
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FRISCO, Texas — Canada will play for gold at the under-18 men's hockey championship. Connor Bedard had a hat trick while captain Shane Wright added a goal and three assists, and the Canadians toppled Sweden 8-1 on Wednesday in the tournament semifinals. "Before the game, we told our players to expect a tough game from the Swedes," said head coach Dave Barr. "We had the mindset going into the game that things were not going to be easy, and offensive production and opportunities were not going to come easy. That was our messaging going into the third period as well, we just needed to keep doing the little things right and we knew the opportunities would come. We got that third goal early and things started to open up from there." Canada will face Russia in Thursday's gold-medal game. The Russians edged Finland 6-5 in the other semifinal. Bedard — the first player ever to be granted exceptional player status for the Western Hockey League, allowing him to enter underage as a 15-year-old this year with the Regina Pats — has eight points in his past two games after producing two goals and three assists in a 10-3 quarterfinal victory over the Czech Republic. "I do not think I was playing too great in the preliminary round and I was a little bit frustrated with my game. My legs feel a lot better than they did for the first three or four games where I was pretty tired, but I have been able to gain some confidence after a few goals," said Bedard. "It is always good for the confidence when you are scoring and helping the team, but we also have been winning all our games and have a lot of confidence as a team. If we can bring that into tomorrow’s game, I think we have a good chance of winning." Chase Stillman, Brennan Othmann, Francesco Pinelli and Conner Roulette rounded out the scoring for Canada, which downed the Swedes 12-1 in the round-robin portion of the tournament. Benjamin Gaudreau made 16 saves for the win. Isak Rosen replied for Sweden, the defending champion at the event. Carl Lindbom stopped 48-of-56 shots in defeat. The Canadians have won the tournament three times, with their last gold medal coming in 2013. --- This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 5, 2021. The Canadian Press
DENVER — Nikola Jokic scored 24 of his 32 points in a dominant first quarter in the Denver Nuggets' 113-97 victory over the New York Knicks on Wednesday night. Jokic finished with 12 rebounds to help lead the Nuggets to their 10 victory in 12 games. Denver, which led by as much as 31, moved back into a tie with the Los Angeles Clippers for third place in the Western Conference. Austin Rivers scored 11 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter against his former team, Michael Porter Jr. had 17 points, and Facu Campazzo 16. This one got away from New York early. The Knicks committed three fouls in the game’s first 22 seconds and coach Tom Thibodeau was hit with a technical 28 seconds in. Things got worse from there. RJ Barrett picked up his third foul with 5:32 left in the first period, the Knicks shot 4 of 24 from the field and went 5:46 between made shots. Jokic doubled New York’s point total on his own in the first (24-12). Julius Randle had 14 points and eight rebounds and Derrick Rose, Reggie Bullock and Barrett also each scored 14 points. The Knicks had won 12 of 13 before Wednesday night. Denver led by 28 midway through the second quarter but New York went on a 12-3 run to cut it to 59-40 late in the period. The Nuggets took a 64-43 lead into halftime. The Knicks got to 78-62 with a trio of 3-pointers from Barrett and had a couple of chances to get within 13 but couldn’t get any closer. Porter hit a 3-pointer and Rivers two free throws to make it 108-77 with 5:48 left. TIP-INS Knicks: Shot 38.6 per cent for the game and failed to score at least 100 points for the first time since April 7. ... New York has lost 13 straight in Denver. Its last victory was 109-107 on Nov. 8, 2006, when Ball Arena was known as Pepsi Center. Nuggets: Coach Malone said he doesn’t expect P.J. Dozier to return any time soon from his right adductor strain suffered Monday night at the Los Angeles Lakers. ... Campazzo had five steals for the second straight game. UP NEXT Knicks: At Phoenix on Friday night. Nuggets: At Utah on Friday night. Michael Kelly, The Associated Press
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Paul Millsap (Denver Nuggets) with a 2-pointer vs the New York Knicks, 05/05/2021
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