16 Seton Hall’s 74-72 comeback win over No. 21 Butler on Wednesday in Newark, N.J.Seton Hall (19-7, 11-3 Big East) came into the night with back-to-back losses. In the early going against Butler (19-7, 7-7), the Pirates appeared headed for another blow to their regular-season championship pursuit. Seton Hall’s Myles Powell scored 16 points, grabbed six rebounds and made two steals. Bryce Golden contributed 17 points for Butler, Aaron Thompson scored 12 and McDermott had 11.
February 20, 2020 01:52 UTC
18 Buffaloes need to win all five of their remaining regular-season games. 24 Arizona and Arizona State are both a half-game behind while the Trojans (19-7, 8-5) and UCLA stand one game out. Colorado routed USC 78-57 on Feb. 1 in Los Angeles, or the roles would be reversed entering the rematch. He had 21 points and 15 rebounds in last Saturday’s 69-47 road win over Oregon State to raise his scoring average to 13.5. Junior guard McKinley Wright IV recorded 13 points, 10 rebounds and six assists without a turnover against Oregon State for his fifth double-double of the season.
February 20, 2020 01:18 UTC
government announced its 2020 budget Tuesday and with it came some new taxes, including one on streaming services like Netflix. The government will be collecting provincial sales tax of seven per cent, from a greater number of businesses in the digital economy, according to the document. Geist said Netflix and companies similar to it will collect the sales tax on behalf of the government. "For everyday consumers the cost of the monthly bill on Netflix will increase to account for the sales tax," said Geist over the phone. Some provinces already have similar taxTwo provinces — Saskatchewan and Quebec — are already collecting provincial sales tax from foreign web companies.
February 20, 2020 00:34 UTC
Oakland Athletics right-hander Mike Fiers said he isn’t interested in receiving extra security protection through the 2020 season during an interview with The Athletic on Wednesday. Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said Tuesday that “we will take every possible step to protect Mike Fiers wherever he’s playing, whether it’s in Houston or somewhere else.”But Fiers isn’t looking for that type of help. Everyone’s crazy — everyone can get crazy at a certain point if they don’t like something that you do,” Fiers said. Astros manager A.J. “I do believe that we will be a better institution when we emerge at the end of this episode, and without a Mike Fiers, we probably would have had a very difficult time cleaning this up.
February 20, 2020 00:33 UTC
The NFL is expected to add two playoff teams and reduce the number of teams getting a playoff bye in the next collective bargaining agreement, and that agreement could be completed within a week, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Wednesday night. According to the report, league sources indicated to ESPN the proposal would have seven teams from each conference qualify for the playoffs, up from six. Only one team from each conference would receive a bye in the wild-card round, down from two teams. “That’s been agreed to for a long time,” a source familiar with the CBA talks told Schefter about the popularity of the proposed playoff changes. “I’d be very surprised if there’s not a new CBA for the new league year,” a source told Schefter.
February 20, 2020 00:33 UTC
A worker at an Amazon warehouse construction site south of Edmonton, died early Wednesday morning after suffering an electric shock on the job last week. Colton Quast, a 25-year-old construction worker, died from injuries sustained after suffering an electrical shock on Feb. 13, a spokesperson for Dawson Wallace Construction Ltd. confirmed. The incident occurred at an Amazon warehouse under construction south of Edmonton in Leduc County. Dawson Wallace is the prime contractor on this site. The $130-million Amazon warehouse in Leduc County near Nisku Spine Road and 41 Ave. SW is projected to open in the spring.
February 20, 2020 00:11 UTC
Eight people were killed on Wednesday in two shootings in the western German city of Hanau, police said. A heavy police presence was in place in central Hanau, with officers cordoning off the scene of one of the shootings as a helicopter hovered overhead. Hanau is in southwestern Germany, about 20 kilometres east of Frankfurt. (Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters)Regional public broadcaster Hessischer Rundfunk reported, without citing sources, that an attack took place in a hookah lounge in the centre of the city. The perpetrator or perpetrators then apparently went to another part of the city, where shots were fired in another hookah lounge, the broadcaster said.
February 20, 2020 00:10 UTC
But the Maple Leafs came back from Pittsburgh to face a whole lot of frustration, most of it delivered via angry fans, some of it expressed by their own coach. “We all know we have the skill, we don’t have the work ethic every single night, with every single guy buying in. Skill only takes you so far, the work ethic takes you to a whole other level. “We’re the ones in this room every day; for us it’s just making sure we’re keeping our mood the same way we’ve been all year — light fun. “It’s hard not to be emotional, especially after this stretch of the Buffalo game and last night.
The "debris" that knocked out transponders and took four trains out service last Friday was actually a part of the train that came loose, the transit commission heard Wednesday. "Initial reports were debris — someone threw something on the tracks," RTM CEO Peter Lauch told reporters Wednesday. Riki Philogene was on an LRT train on Saturday when he heard several loud noises, followed by what he describes as sparks coming from somewhere on the vehicle's exterior. Still, Watson and others would like to see another train or two on the track now to help with customer comfort. Manconi said there's "no firm date" for adding a new train, although Lauch suggested that it could be ready within the next few weeks.
February 20, 2020 00:00 UTC
Critics might be urging him to think twice, but Sheldon Keefe had no hesitation naming Frederik Andersen as Thursday’s starting goaltender. “It’s fairly obvious he’s our guy,” said the coach. “He’s coming off an injury (a stiff neck that preceded three straight losses) and we need to get him back going. And boy, this team’s at its best when Fred’s at his best.”So much for Keefe listening to those who want Jack Campbell elevated from back-up to No. He’s a very competitive guy and we all want to get things turned around here.”email@example.com
The club on Wednesday announced center Clint Capela and forward/center Skal Labissiere have begun participating in modified shooting drills and non-impact conditioning while rehabbing from injuries. Capela is dealing with a right calcaneus contusion and plantar fasciitis in his foot while Labissiere is rehabbing a left knee injury. Both players were obtained near the trade deadline earlier this month, and neither has played a game for the Hawks. The Hawks acquired Capela and fellow big man Nene from Houston as part of a four-team deal on Feb. 5. Labissiere, 23, averaged 5.8 points and 5.1 rebounds in 33 games (one start) for the Blazers this season.
Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns remains sidelined with a left wrist injury and there is currently no timetable for his return, coach Ryan Saunders told reporters on Wednesday. Saunders said that Towns will continue to miss games as he attempts to recover from an injury suffered last week. Towns missed a game against the Charlotte Hornets on Feb. 12, the team’s final contest prior to the All-Star break. The Timberwolves haven’t divulged what type of injury Towns sustained. Towns, a two-time All-Star, has been highly productive when he plays with averages of 26.5 points and 10.8 rebounds in 35 games.
After more than a week of demonstrations to support Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs who oppose the Coastal GasLink pipeline, protesters blocked rush-hour traffic Wednesday near Broadway and Commercial Drive in Vancouver, a major transportation hub. They stopped traffic at four major intersections in East Vancouver over two hours. “We’re not here to block a SkyTrain, we’re here to stand up for Indigenous rights.” Demonstrators supporting <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Wetsuwenten?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Wetsuwenten</a> hereditary chiefs crowd Commercial and Broadway. Anti-pipeline demonstrators gathered at Commercial and Broadway which is a major Vancouver intersection. (Maggie MacPherson/CBC news)Similar actions across CanadaOn Tuesday, supporters of the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs blocked afternoon rush hour traffic for over an hour in East Vancouver.
February 19, 2020 23:48 UTC
"It was a kind, apologetic letter saying they are very sorry that due to weather conditions, they could not deliver any mail by hand," said Pryse-Philips, a retired neurosurgeon living in St. John's. The one-page note from Canada Post indicated the area around Pryse-Philips' property was too dangerous to permit employees to walk to his door, and that his mail could be picked up at a post office on Kenmount Road. "The union and the city and Canada Post generally, it seems, want to protect their letter carriers from any possible hazard," he said. Canada Post said it wasn't safe to deliver to this St. John's residence due to 'lack of snow clearing.' "They really have to put snow clearing, and snow removal, as a priority.
February 19, 2020 23:03 UTC
GREAT BEND, Kan. - A Florida woman pleaded not guilty Wednesday in the deaths of a Kansas couple who were killed after a carnival worker ordered their deaths as part of a fictitious “carnival mafia” initiation. She is also charged with first-degree premeditated murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree premeditated murder, solicitation to commit first-degree premeditated murder and felony theft. Police in Arkansas alleged that a Kansas carnival worker posed as a member of a mafia group and ordered fellow workers to kill the couple as part of an initiation. Two other people have pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the deaths. Two others pleaded guilty to lesser charges.
February 19, 2020 23:03 UTC