So on Saturday, with the Raptors holding a 2-1 series lead, a hoarse-sounding Nurse was clearly feeling the effects of the oral duress. “Their defensive personnel is so good,” Steve Clifford, the Magic coach, said of the Raptors before Game 3. And certainly Leonard, among other Raptors, is at his most effective when he’s creating offence through his defence. 2 in the wake of Game 2, when the Raptors scored 26 points off 17 turnovers. If there’s a statistical category in which the Raptors would like to improve, mind you, it’s personal fouls.
April 21, 2019 01:18 UTC
The Yankees already have 12 players on the injured list. ( Julio Cortez / The Associated Press )Judge hurt his left oblique and likely was headed to the injured list as the already banged-up New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 9-2 Saturday. But when asked if Judge could possibly avoid going on the injured list, Boone said, “Probably not.”Article Continued BelowThe Yankees began the game with 12 players on the injured list, including Giancarlo Stanton, Luis Severino, Gary Sanchez and Aaron Hicks. It also was the second time Judge injured his oblique on a swing. Article Continued BelowThe Yankees hit four home runs in this win.
April 21, 2019 00:00 UTC
The Avalanche, who had to push just to get the last playoff berth in the Western Conference, beat the Flames 5-1 to complete a five-game series win. Colorado knocked off the Calgary Flames — the top team in the West — in five games for its first playoff series win since 2008. While others may be surprised, Nathan MacKinnon and his teammates have been asserting that this post-season would be different. “He really took control and led their team.” Colorado actually has been in playoff mode for about a month, needing to go 8-0-2 down the stretch to earn the last spot. “Now we can rest before the second round,” forward Mikko Rantanen said Friday after a 5-1 win in Game 5.
April 20, 2019 23:48 UTC
WASHINGTON - Sen. Mitt Romney says he’s “sickened” by the dishonesty the Russia investigation found in the Trump White House, but the president fires back that Romney should have put the same energy into running for president in 2012 that the Utah Republican has tapped in criticizing him. Romney also tweeted Friday that in reading the special counsel’s report he was “appalled” Americans working on the Trump campaign had welcomed help from Russia.
April 20, 2019 23:26 UTC
The agency says STARS Air Ambulance took one male patient to a hospital in Calgary following an avalanche involving a party of three on Des Poilus Glacier on the Wapta Icefield in Yoho National Park. The Kicking Horse River in Yoho National Park, east of Field, B.C. Parks Canada’s mountain safety team saw signs of multiple avalanches and debris containing climbing equipment in the park, and recovery efforts have been on hold due to bad weather and continued risk of avalanches. Parks Canada spokesperson Chelsey Dawes says in an email that there’s no further information on the slide, except that it was not connected to the avalanche that happened Tuesday on Howse Peak in Banff National Park. “Once we have appropriate weather conditions, we can ensure the area is safe for team members and search and recovery efforts will be able to continue,” Dawes wrote on Saturday.
April 20, 2019 22:41 UTC
TORONTO—Ontario conservation authorities say the provincial government has cut their funding for flood management programs in half. Conservation Ontario, which represents the province’s 36 conservation authorities, said impacts of the cuts will be felt immediately, particularly in smaller and more rural areas. Conservation authorities, whose job includes forecasting floodings, say that their budget has now been reduced by 50 per cent. “Across the province, we average less than 10 per cent of conservation authorities’ funding. Brad McNevin, the chief administrative officer of Quinte Conservation, said his organization has relied on the province’s transfer payment to fund essential flood programs throughout its 6,000-square-kilometre watershed.
April 20, 2019 22:40 UTC
(Ben Nelms/CBC)Kang and her family spent hours leading up to the parade preparing mounds of aloo tikkis, potato patties which the family distributed during the event. They have dished out the aloo tikkis, which are full of lentils and spices, for the last 10 years. Thousands of aloo tikkis are fried on a hot flat top during the parade. Members of the large family pitch in to make the hundreds of aloo tikkis. While aloo tikkis are a popular street food in India, Kang's family has perfected its own personal recipe.
April 20, 2019 22:39 UTC
There will be no unilateral decisions when it comes to promoting the Blue Jays’ next generation — led by Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Bo Bichette and Cavan Biggio. Manager Charlie Montoyo has made it clear that those decisions will be made by committee, with significant input from director of player development Gil Kim and Triple-A Buffalo Bisons manager Bobby Meacham. Top Jays prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. heard about it in the spring after failing to run out a pop fly. “When you know that they’ve heard it enough or they experienced it enough, or they’ve paid attention enough, to where you tell them one more time and something clicks, you know they’re ready,” Meacham said. Meacham said Guerrero in particular has learned a lot in a short time.
April 20, 2019 22:30 UTC
The FBI said in a statement it arrested 69-year-old Larry Mitchell Hopkins in Sunland Park with the assistance of local police. New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas said in a separate statement that Hopkins was a member of the group that had stopped migrants. The Sunland Park Police Department on Saturday referred an AP reporter to the FBI. Balderas said in a statement that Hopkins “is a dangerous felon who should not have weapons around children and families. Armed civilian groups have been a fixture on the border for years, especially when large numbers of migrants come.
April 20, 2019 21:34 UTC
DALLAS — Nationwide physician-staffing company EmCare says a breach exposed personal data for about 31,000 patients, including in some cases their Social Security numbers and clinical information. The company said that it learned Feb. 19 that the breach exposed names, dates of birth and Social Security and driver-license numbers for some patients, employees and contractors. Company representative Aliese Polk said the breached employee email accounts contained personal information on fewer than 60,000 people, including about 31,000 patients. It said it is taking additional security steps to prevent another breach, including giving employees more training about email security. The company said it arranged for identity protection and credit-monitoring services for patients and employees whose Social Security or license numbers were exposed.
April 20, 2019 21:33 UTC
HALIFAX—A Halifax man is facing charges following what appears to be a bizarre road-rage incident that resulted in someone’s vehicle being hit with an axe. Halifax Regional Police say the driver of a truck on Willet Road in Sambro Head dialed 911 after a man began hitting his vehicle with the weapon. The suspect then followed the victim, demanding he get the axe back, apparently after he lost possession of it. Halifax Regional Police were called an apparent road-rage incident in which an axe was used as a weapon. ( Star Halifax file photo )Twenty minutes later, police found the suspect on Willow Road and arrested him without incident.
April 20, 2019 21:11 UTC
Boyz N the Hood director John Singleton suffered a stroke last week and remains hospitalized, according to his family. In a statement released Saturday, Singleton's family announced that the 51-year-old filmmaker was in ICU and "under great medical care." "On Wednesday, April 17th our beloved son/father, John Singleton, suffered a stroke while at the hospital," the statement reads. Prayers up for your family as well 🙏🏾🙏🏾 —@omarepps Wishing Director John Singleton (age 51) a speedy recovery from his stroke.<br><br>An occasion, perhaps, for the rest of us to be amazed that human physiology works at all. Singleton's recent projects include the TV series Snowfall, a crime drama set in 1980s Los Angeles.
April 20, 2019 21:00 UTC
FREDERICTON — Over the next day or so, about 120 Canadian soldiers will be deployed across western New Brunswick to help residents threatened by rising floodwaters. The soldiers from Canadian Forces Base Gagetown, a huge base in the southern part of the province, have been tasked with helping to fill sandbags, and if necessary, the evacuation of homes. “If people would like to leave, then we can definitely help them,” he said. “Residents intending to relocate from their residences should be finalizing arrangements,” the EMO said in a statement. “Flood waters may rise quickly limiting access and making evacuation more difficult by increasing risks to those involved.”
April 20, 2019 20:37 UTC
The death of a candidate has forced the election in District 9 to be postponed. says a byelection will be held in Charlottetown-Hillsborough Park following the death on Friday of Green Party candidate Josh Underhay,In a statement, Elections P.E.I. said when a candidate dies before an election, it is required to enact Section 45 of the Election Act. There was no election in that district, and Liberals and Progressive Conservatives each ended up winning 15 seats. "They were waiting to see what the decision was made to see who formed government, who had the majority."
April 20, 2019 19:51 UTC
“This is all we’ve got, for now.”The tropical cyclone known as Idai, which barreled through southern Africa in March, ravaged one of the poorest corners of the planet. The cyclone wiped out the main source of food in a country where nearly half the population already lived below the poverty line. Cyclone Idai cost Mozambique as much as US$773 million in direct economic losses, as estimated by the World Bank. In a matter of days, Mozambique went from a handful of cholera infections to more than 3,000. So many helicopters land on the town soccer pitch — up to 40 some days, aid workers say — that the mayor jokes she needs to set up an air traffic control tower.
April 20, 2019 19:30 UTC