NEWS & SPORTS

April 19, 2021
AP Entertainment
    Entertainment:     ACTOR WHO PLAYED “COUSIN ITT” ON “THE ADDAMS FAMILY” DIES LOS ANGELES (AP) – In his most famous role, TV viewers never got to see Felix Silla’s face, just his long hairpiece, sunglasses and a bowler hat. And you couldn’t figure out what he said, since his utterances were understood only by his “creepy” and “kooky” clan. In case you haven’t figured it out by now, Felix Silla played “Cousin Itt” on “The Addams Family.” His rep says he died this past Friday after a battle with cancer. Silla was 84 years old. He also played Twiki the robot on “Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.”   MOM OF MARK AND DONNIE WHALBERG DIES UNDATED (AP) – Mark and Donnie Wahlberg are mourning the loss of their mom. The entertainers took to social media to announce the death of Alma Wahlberg – though neither Mark nor Donnie provided the cause, date or location of her death. In a post last July, Donnie Wahlberg updated fans, saying his mom “didn’t remember much and was often confused” – but provided no other details. Alma Wahlberg was a regular on the family reality series, “Wahlburgers.” She was 78 years old.   BROADWAY AND HOLLYWOOD PRODUCER STEPPING BACK FROM STAGE WORK NEW YORK (AP) – A little over a week ago, The Hollywood Reporter did a cover story on movie and Broadway producer Scott Rudin, featuring allegations that he […]
April 19, 2021
AP Scorecard
  Here are the scores from yesterday’s sports events:   — INTERLEAGUE Final Cleveland 6 Cincinnati 3   — AMERICAN LEAGUE Final Chicago White Sox 3 Boston 2 Final Tampa Bay 4 N.Y. Yankees 2 Final Kansas City 2 Toronto 0 Final Texas 1 Baltimore 0 Final Oakland 3 Detroit 2 Final Seattle 7 Houston 2 Final Chicago White Sox 5 Boston 1 Minnesota at L-A Angels 4:07 p.m. (Postponed)   — NATIONAL LEAGUE Final Philadelphia 2 St. Louis 0 Final San Francisco 1 Miami 0 Final Arizona 5 Washington 2 Final N.Y. Mets 2 Colorado 1 Final Pittsburgh 6 Milwaukee 5 Final San Diego 5 L.A. Dodgers 2 Final Atlanta 13 Chicago Cubs 4   — NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Final Atlanta 129 Indiana 117 Final OT New York 122 New Orleans 112 Final Miami 109 Brooklyn 107 Final Charlotte 109 Portland 101 Final Houston 114 Orlando 110 Final Toronto 112 Oklahoma City 106 Final Sacramento 121 Dallas 107 Final L.A. Clippers 124 Minnesota 105   — NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Final Boston 6 Washington 3 Final Buffalo 4 Pittsburgh 2 Final N-Y Rangers 5 New Jersey 3 Final Vegas 5 Anaheim 2 Final OT N-Y Islanders 1 Philadelphia 0 Final OT Vancouver 3 Toronto 2 Los Angeles at Colorado 9 p.m. (Postponed)   — MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER Final LA Galaxy 3 Miami 2 Final tie Philadelphia 0 Columbus 0 Final Vancouver 1 Portland 0 TODAY’S SPORTS SCHEDULE   — INTERLEAGUE […]
April 19, 2021
AP-NC Newswatch
    Latest North Carolina News:     POLICE PROTEST-NORTH CAROLINA Protesters detained at Raleigh police brutality march RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Several protesters were taken into custody Sunday night after authorities in North Carolina declared a police brutality demonstration an “unlawful assembly.” For a third night in a row, demonstrators marched through downtown Raleigh protesting the police killings of 20-year-old Daunte Wright in Minnesota and 13-year-old Adam Toledo in Chicago. News outlets report several people in the crowd threw eggs toward camera crews and police cars, burned American flags and overturned garbage cans. When protesters neared the old State Capitol building, police exited their vehicles and began chasing the crowd, which dispersed onto the sidewalk. Reporters on the scene say at least seven people were taken into custody.     OBIT-FORD Hester Ford, oldest living American, dies at 115 … or 116? CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – A North Carolina woman who grew up picking cotton, got married at 14 and went on to become the oldest living American with more than 120 great-great-grandchildren has died peacefully in her home. Hester Ford was either 115 or 116 years old depending on which census report was accurate. Either way, she was the oldest living American when she died Saturday in Charlotte, according to the Gerontology Research Group. Her family said she was a pillar whose life reflected the advancement of Black Americans over the last century. She was born on a […]
April 19, 2021
Financial News
    Global shares mixed…Biden to convene climate summit   TOKYO (AP) – Global shares are mixed today amid cautious optimism about a global rebound from the coronavirus pandemic. In early trading, France’s CAC 40 added 0.3%, while Germany’s DAX inched down less than 0.1%. Britain’s FTSE 100 edged up 0.1%. In Asian markets South Korea’s Kospi was little changed, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng closed 0.5% higher and the Shanghai Composite gained 1.5%. U.S. shares are set for a slow start to the week, with Dow futures down 0.3% and S&P 500 futures 0.2% lower.   WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden will convene a virtual climate summit on Thursday. The president is expected to present a nonbinding but symbolic goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that will have a tangible impact not only on climate change efforts in the U.S. but throughout the world. But Republicans are complaining about job-killing government overreach. Others on the left are worrying that Biden is not going far enough to address a profound threat to the planet.   HOUSTON (AP) – Authorities in Texas say no one was sitting in the driver’s seat when a Tesla vehicle crashed over the weekend and burst into flames, killing the two people inside. Deputies in Harris County say the car was traveling fast when it failed to navigate a turn and ran off the road and hit a tree. It’s not clear whether the car’s driver-assist […]
April 16, 2021
Ashe County HS Athletics – 2021 Heart of a Husky Information
      Registration for the 2021 Heart of a Husky Student Athlete Physicals is now open!  Appointments can be made on Friday, May 21 from 5:45-8:45pm or on Saturday, May 22 from 8:00am-12:45pm.  This is for all current 6-11 grade students in the Ashe County School System that plan to participate in a sport next year. Registration Link Family ID – Heart of a Husky 2021 Registration Link Instructions for Registration EKG Information & Schedule Due to COVID Restrictions, the EKG portion of the Heart of a Husky program will be modified.  The EKG screening will be completed during the school day, prior to Heart of a Husky on May 21-22.  Once all EKGs are completed, they will be sent to a pediatric cardiologist to be read.  If any follow-up is needed, the student athlete will see the cardiologist during their scheduled physical appointment on May 21-22. April 22 – EKGs Scheduled at Mountain View and Westwood Elementary April 27 – EKGs scheduled at Ashe County High School for ACHS and AECHS students. April 29 – EKGs scheduled at Ashe County Middle School and Blue Ridge Elementary. Important Reminders All components of Heart of a Husky are free to student athletes- thanks to the donated services of Ashe Memorial Hospital, Ashe Medics, our local physicians, medical professionals and numerous school and coaching personnel as well as our sponsor – Blue Ridge Energy. It is very important that all information is filled out correctly.  […]
April 16, 2021
AP Entertainment
    Entertainment:     VENICE FILM GIVES LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT TO ROBERTO BENIGNI ROME (AP) – The Venice Film Festival is giving its lifetime achievement award this year to Oscar-winning director and actor Roberto Benigni (beh-NEEN’-yee). The Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement is to be awarded at the 78th edition of the world’s oldest film festival, scheduled for Sept. 1-11 on the Lido. Benigni wrote, directed and starred in “La Vita e Bella,” (“Life is Beautiful”), which won the Oscar for best foreign language film, best actor and best musical score in 1999.   GUCCI HEIRS WORRY OVER FAMILY DEPICTION IN RIDLEY SCOTT FILM MILAN (AP) – The great-grandchildren of the founder of the luxury fashion house Gucci are appealing to filmmaker Ridley Scott to respect their family’s legacy in a new film that focuses on a sensational murder. “The House of Gucci” starring Lady Gaga and Adam Driver is based on a book about the 1995 murder-for-hire of Maurizio Gucci, one of Gucci founder Guccio Gucci’s grandchildren, and the subsequent trial and conviction of his ex-wife, Patrizia Reggiani. Gaga plays Reggiani. One of the murder victim’s second cousins, Patrizia Gucci, says the family is worried that the film goes beyond the headline-grabbing true crime story and pries into the private lives of the Guccio Gucci heirs.   DISABLED NOMINEES HOPE THEIR OSCAR MOMENT BECOMES A MOVEMENT LOS ANGELES (AP) – Disabled performers and filmmakers have a moment in the […]
April 16, 2021
AP Scorecard
  Here are the scores from yesterday’s sports events:   — AMERICAN LEAGUE Final Seattle 4 Baltimore 2 Final Minnesota 4 Boston 3 Final Cleveland 4 Chicago White Sox 2 Final Seattle 2 Baltimore 1 Final Texas 6 Tampa Bay 4 Final Kansas City 7 Toronto 5 Final Oakland 8 Detroit 4   — NATIONAL LEAGUE Final Atlanta 7 Miami 6 Final San Diego 8 Pittsburgh 3 Final Arizona 11 Washington 6 Final L.A. Dodgers 7 Colorado 5 Philadelphia at N-Y Mets 7:10 p.m. (Postponed)   — NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Final Milwaukee 120 Atlanta 109 Final Golden State 119 Cleveland 101 Final Phoenix 122 Sacramento 114 Final Boston 121 L.A. Lakers 113   — NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Final N-Y Rangers 4 New Jersey 0 Final Winnipeg 5 Toronto 2 Final OT Tampa Bay 3 Florida 2 Final Carolina 4 Nashville 1 Final Buffalo 5 Washington 2 Final Boston 4 N-Y Islanders 1 Final SO Philadelphia 2 Pittsburgh 1 Final Detroit 4 Chicago 1 Final Dallas 4 Columbus 1 TODAY’S SPORTS SCHEDULE   — INTERLEAGUE Cleveland at Cincinnati 7:10 p.m.   — AMERICAN LEAGUE Tampa Bay at N-Y Yankees 7:05 p.m. Chi White Sox at Boston 7:10 p.m. Baltimore at Texas 8:05 p.m. Toronto at Kansas City 8:10 p.m. Minnesota at L-A Angels 9:38 p.m. Detroit at Oakland 9:40 p.m. Houston at Seattle 10:10 p.m.   — NATIONAL LEAGUE Atlanta at Chi Cubs 2:20 p.m. Arizona at Washington 7:05 p.m. St. […]
April 16, 2021
AP-NC Newswatch
    Latest North Carolina News:     VIRUS OUTBREAK-TAXES Bill seeks to give more NC tax breaks on COVID-19 loans RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – The state House is backing legislation that would give additional state tax breaks to businesses that took federal loans to weather the COVID-19 pandemic. But the Senate isn’t yet fully on board with the idea, which comes with a hefty price tag. The House gave initial approval to the measure on Thursday by an overwhelming margin. It allows businesses that spent Payroll Protection Program loan proceeds to deduct the expenses from their income for state tax purposes. The PPP money was designed to keep workers at shuttered firms employed. The proposal could mean $400 million less revenue for the state.     COOPER-EDUCATION BOARD Cooper nominates NC education board leaders to stay on panel RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has nominated the current chairman and vice chairman of the State Board of Education to serve eight additional years on the panel. Chairman Eric Davis and Vice Chairman Alan Duncan are among four people the governor on Thursday asked the General Assembly to confirm for the board. The others are Melody Chalmers McClain and Ronald Hargrave. Eleven of the board’s 13 voting members are gubernatorial appointees. Cooper also announced Thursday he nominated former Cabinet member Larry Hall of Durham to join the panel that hears unemployment benefit appeals. Hall also was previously […]
April 16, 2021
Financial News
    Global shares advance…US asked to ease export curbs   TOKYO (AP) – Global shares advanced today after China reported its economy expanded at an 18% annual pace in the first quarter of the year. In early trading, France’s CAC 40 added 0.2%, while Germany’s DAX gained 0.6%. Britain’s FTSE 100 rose 0.4%. In Asian markets, Japan’s Nikkei closed 0.1% higher. South Korea’s Kospi added 0.1%, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng added 0.6% and the Shanghai Composite gained 0.8%. U.S. shares are set for a slow start, with Dow futures up less than 0.1% and S&P 500 futures down 0.1%.   NEW DELHI (AP) – The chief executive of Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest maker of vaccines and a critical supplier of the U.N.-backed COVAX facility, has asked President Joe Biden on Twitter to lift the U.S. embargo on exporting raw materials needed to make the jabs. Vaccine makers and experts in India have been concerned that the use of the Defense Production Act by the U.S. to boost their own vaccine production was resulting in exports of critical raw materials being stopped. This was hobbling vaccine production in other parts of the world. Serum Institute of India has paused exports to COVAX after a devastating surge of infections in India resulted in increased domestic demand.   ANKARA, Turkey (AP) – Turkey’s central bank is banning the use of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin in payments for goods and […]
April 14, 2021
Garrison, Hannon Named to NFF Hampshire Honor Society
  BOONE, N.C. — App State Football alums Cole Garrison and Noah Hannon have been named members of the 2021 NFF Hampshire Honor Society, which was released Wednesday by the National Football Foundation. To be a member, players who completed their final year of eligibility in Fall 2020/Spring 2021 or graduates who are not returning to college competition must have attained a minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.2 and been starters or significant contributors throughout the 2020-21 season. Garrison finished with a 3.93 GPA as an exercise science major who played in 47 career games and started the first 10 games of the 2020 season at left tackle. A nominee for the Campbell Trophy that went to the nation’s top football scholar-athlete, he was accepted into UAB’s medical school after ranking in the top 13 percent nationally with an MCAT score of 513. Hannon, an opening-game starter at center as a true freshman, started all 52 games that App State played during his career and has posted a 3.56 GPA as an exercise science major on schedule to graduate in May. Hannon, a first-team All-Sun Belt pick in his final two seasons, and Garrison, a fourth-team All-Sun Belt pick by Phil Steele as a senior, were key figures on an offensive line that helped App State go 9-3 in 2020 and rank seventh nationally in rushing yards per game.      
April 14, 2021
Men’s Basketball Announces Signing of Christopher Mantis
  BOONE, N.C. – App State men’s basketball head coach Dustin Kerns has announced the signing of Christopher Mantis (Lowell, Ind./Lowell) to the program. Christopher Mantis | 6-7 | 185 | Lowell, Ind./Lowell In four seasons at Lowell High School in Lowell, Ind., Mantis is the school’s all-time leader in scoring with 1,949 points and rebounds with 814. He is a four-time all-conference honoree, a McDonald’s All-American nominee and a NCAA Academy attendee. During his senior season, Mantis shot 56 percent from the field and averaged 28 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists. He poured in a career-high and school record 53 points on Feb. 23 and earned IBCA Player of the Week honors for his efforts. Mantis was named First Team All-Area by the Post Tribune this season and First Team All-State by Hoosier Basketball Magazine. Last season, Mantis was named an Indiana Junior All-Star and IBCA Large School All-State. Off the court, he was tabbed as First Team Academic All-State and was also given the Team Leadership and Sportsmanship Award. Kerns on Mantis: “We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Christopher Mantis to the Mountaineer family. He is an absolute great fit all around and leaves Lowell High School in Indiana as the all-time leading scorer with 1,949 points, while garnering several other accolades along the way. His family includes Annette and Troy Huseman, brother Nicholas Mantis and father Angelo Mantis. He has been prepared well by both Joe Delgado at Lowell […]
April 14, 2021
Action-Packed Family Weekend for 2021 Home Opener
    BOONE, N.C. – The home football game that anchors the annual Family Weekend on App State’s campus will be the Mountaineers’ 2021 home opener against Elon on Saturday, Sept. 18.   The action-packed day will also serve as a celebration of the App State Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2021, as well as a special tribute to Hall of Fame football coach Jerry Moore and the unveiling of the new Coach Jerry Moore Plaza and statue.   Kickoff against Elon is slated for 3:30 p.m., subject to change for national television.    Moore won 215 games as the Mountaineers’ head coach from 1989-2012. He led App State to three straight national championships from 2005-07, the historic 34-32 road upset of Michigan in 2007 and 10 conference titles. He has been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame, the Southern Conference Hall of Fame and the App State Athletics Hall of Fame. To learn more about the Coach Jerry Moore Plaza, visit www.JerryMoorePlaza.com.   App State football season ticket renewals are being accepted through April 30. New season tickets will go on sale after that. Please visit the ticket office home page for more information.   2021 football single-game tickets will go on sale at a later date.   App State has also announced that its annual homecoming game will be held Saturday, Oct. 30. Designations for other home game promotions and celebrations […]
April 14, 2021
AP Entertainment
    Entertainment:     TV RATINGS CHALLENGED NEW YORK (AP) – If you’re like most of us, you’ve spent more time in front of the TV in the past year than you have in a while. But the latest numbers from the Nielsen ratings service don’t agree – and that has TV executives fuming. Nielsen reports the percentage of Americans who watched TV at least some time during the week has fallen from 92% in 2019 to 87% so far this year. Nielsen says it stands by its numbers, though the trade group Video Advertising Bureau disagrees. There’s more than just bragging rights at stake; fewer viewers mean fewer ad dollars for those who bring programming to our flat screens.   CELEBRITIES JOIN IN EFFORT TO GET MEDICAL WORKERS WORLDWIDE VACCINES NEW YORK (AP) – Some big-name celebrities are trying to get vaccines into as many arms as possible around the world. Jennifer Lopez and Selena Gomez are pushing the Global Citizen campaign’s goal to get medical workers in less-affluent lands access to COVID vaccinations. Calling attention to the effort is “VAX Live: The Concert to Reunite the World.” Its goal is to raise $22 billion for a global vaccine program. The show is set for May 8 – and will air on ABC, CBS and Fox.   SERENA WILLIAMS SIGNS WITH AMAZON STUDIOS UNDATED (AP) – Serena Williams has signed a deal with Amazon Studios. The tennis star […]
April 14, 2021
AP Scorecard
    Here are the scores from yesterday’s sports events:   — INTERLEAGUE Final Oakland 7 Arizona 5   — AMERICAN LEAGUE Final Boston 4 Minnesota 2 Final Seattle 4 Baltimore 3 Final Baltimore 7 Seattle 6 Final Texas 8 Tampa Bay 3 Final Toronto 7 N.Y. Yankees 3 Final Kansas City 3 L.A. Angels 2 Final Cleveland 2 Chicago White Sox 0 Final Detroit 8 Houston 2   — NATIONAL LEAGUE Final N.Y. Mets 4 Philadelphia 3 Final N.Y. Mets 4 Philadelphia 0 Final Pittsburgh 8 San Diego 4 Final Chicago Cubs 3 Milwaukee 2 Final St. Louis 14 Washington 3 Final Miami 14 Atlanta 8 Final San Francisco 7 Cincinnati 6 Final L.A. Dodgers 7 Colorado 0   — NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Final Brooklyn 127 Minnesota 97 Final Atlanta 108 Toronto 103 Final L.A. Clippers 126 Indiana 115 Final L.A. Lakers 101 Charlotte 93 Final Utah 106 Oklahoma City 96 Final Phoenix 106 Miami 86 Final Boston 116 Portland 115   — NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Final N-Y Rangers 3 New Jersey 0 Final Washington 6 Philadelphia 1 Final SO Boston 3 Buffalo 2 Final OT Calgary 3 Toronto 2 Final Nashville 7 Tampa Bay 2 Final OT Florida 3 Dallas 2 Philadelphia at Pittsburgh 7 p.m. (Postponed) TODAY’S SPORTS SCHEDULE   — AMERICAN LEAGUE N-Y Yankees at Toronto 1:07 p.m. Boston at Minnesota 2:10 p.m. L-A Angels at Kansas City 2:10 p.m. Boston at Minnesota 5:40 p.m. Seattle […]
April 14, 2021
AP-NC Newswatch
    Latest North Carolina News:     VOTER ID Trial begins on challenge to latest N. Carolina voter ID law RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – North Carolina’s latest law requiring photo identification to cast ballots is now on trial. A panel of three state judges began hearing evidence on Monday in litigation filed to overturn a 2018 law that filled in details of how a voter ID constitutional amendment would be implemented. A federal appeals courts already struck down in 2016 a voter ID mandate from 2013. A lawyer representing voters who sued told the judges the law is designed to keep Black voters from the ballot box. But a lawyer for Republicans say that’s untrue, and that the law expanded the types of qualifying IDs.     VIRUS OUTBREAK-NORTH CAROLINA NC has 85,000 other vaccines for those with J&J appointments RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – North Carolina has 85,000 doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines it will offer to people who had been scheduled to receive a single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Those people can either reschedule their appointment if they want a J&J vaccine or elect to receive either of the other two vaccines. State health officials got word earlier in the day from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that they should stop administering J&J doses over concerns of six rare cases of serious blood clots.     AP-US-POLICE-PUNCHING-VIDEO Video shows police punching man […]
April 19, 2021
Ashe County HS Athletics – Announcements & Schedule – Week of April 19
  Ashe County HS Athletic Booster Club Prime Rib Dinner is Back! We are pleased to announce that we will be having our annual Prime Rib Dinner event on Saturday, May 1st.  This year’s dinner will be a drive through/take out event due to COVID-19 protocols.  Tickets for the dinner are now on sale.  Please contact Athletic Director David Koontz for information on how to purchase a ticket.  Each ticket is good for 2 meals and a chance to win $5,000. 2021 Heart of a Husky Athletic Physicals May 21 – 22 Registration for the 2021 Heart of a Husky Student Athlete Physicals is now open!  Appointments can be made on Friday, May 21 from 5:45-8:45pm or on Saturday, May 22 from 8:00am-12:45pm.  This is for all current 6-11 grade students in the Ashe County School System that plan to participate in a sport next year.  For more information, please click on the link below. 2021 Heart of a Husky Information Flyer Please check the ACHS Athletic Social Media along with the ACHS Athletic Website for the latest updates to the Athletic Schedule.  Below is this week’s athletic contest schedule (Subject to change).  Live streams for home and away contests will be shared on our social media pages as they are shared with us if they are available.     Last Week’s Results Monday – April 12th Men’s and Women’s Golf won their match at Mountain Aire GC Tuesday – April 13th Men’s Tennis was […]
April 19, 2021
AP Sports
    Update on the latest sports     NBA-SCHEDULE Bam’s bucket beats Brooklyn UNDATED (AP) – A buzzer-beating bucket by the Miami Heat has allowed the Philadelphia 76ers to expand their lead in the NBA’s Eastern Conference without breaking a sweat. Bam Adebayo (ad-eh-BY’-oh) drained a 13-footer as time expired to give the Heat a 109-107 victory over the Nets. Adebayo finished with 21 points and 15 boards for Miami, which trailed by six in the final minute before closing on a 10-2 run to end a three-game losing streak. Landry Shamet had 30 points for Brooklyn, which lost Kevin Durant early in the game with a left thigh contusion. The outcome drops the Nets 1 1/2 games behind the East-leading 76ers, who were off on Sunday.   Checking out Sunday’s other NBA action: – Paul George led five starters in double figures with 23 points as the Clippers routed the Timberwolves, 124-105 for their eighth win in nine games. Kawhi (kah-WY’) Leonard had 15 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists in his return from a four-game absence because of a sore right foot. Fans attending a Clippers game at Staples Center for the first time in over a year saw their team hit a season-high 21 3-pointers.   – The Knicks picked up their sixth straight win as Julius Randle had 33 points and 10 assists in a 122-112 overtime decision over the Pelicans. Derrick Rose added 23 […]
April 16, 2021
AP Sports
    Update on the latest sports     NBA-SCHEDULE Bucks win in Antetokounmpo’s return UNDATED (AP) – Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH’-nihs an-teh-toh-KOON’-poh) returned to the Milwaukee Bucks’ lineup after a six-game absence due to a left knee injury. His teammates made sure he didn’t need to perform any heavy lifting. Antetokounmpo was among seven Bucks to score in double figures in a 120-109 win over the Hawks. The NBA’s two-time reigning MVP played 25 minutes and delivered 15 points on 7 of 12 shooting to go with five rebounds, three steals, two assists and a block. Jrue Holiday led Milwaukee’s scoresheet with 23 points, while Brook Lopez provided 19 with 12 rebounds. Bogdan Bogdanovic drained six 3-pointers and had a game-high 28 points, but the Hawks lost for only the fifth time in 22 games since Nate McMillan became head coach.   Checking out Thursday’s other completed NBA action: – The Suns earned their 10th straight home win as Deandre Ayton had 26 points and 11 rebounds in a 122-114 downing of the Kings. Devin Booker furnished 23 points as Phoenix improved to 40-15 for the season, hitting 40 wins for the first time since 2014. De’Aaron Fox had a team-high 27 points for the Kings, losers of nine straight.   – The Celtics squandered most of a 27-point lead in the fourth quarter before Jaylen Brown scored four of his 40 points in the final minute to help them […]
April 14, 2021
AP Sports
    Update on the latest sports     MLB-SCHEDULE Devers, Bosox win snowy 7th in row; Twins hold silent moment UNDATED (AP) – Rafael Devers homered for the fourth straight game and the streaking Boston Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 4-2 on a snowy afternoon in a series opener moved back following the fatal police shooting of a Black man in the Twin Cities area. Hunter Renfroe hit a solo homer and Bobby Dalbec added a pair of RBI doubles as Boston won its seventh in a row. Monday’s game was postponed due to safety and sensitivity concerns after the police shooting a day earlier of Daunte Wright during a traffic stop. The Twins held a moment of silence for Wright prior to Tuesday’s game. Snow flurries fell for most of the day.   In other action on the diamonds: – Wilmer Flores’ tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the seventh held up in a strange, back-and-forth game that featured four two-run homers in the first inning alone, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-6. Austin Slater put the Giants ahead on an RBI triple in the sixth following three home runs by San Francisco. That lead didn’t last: Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford and second baseman Tommy La Stella collided trying to chase down pinch-hitter Alex Blandino’s fly in shallow center in the seventh, and the ball fell to the grass for a single as the Reds […]
April 13, 2021
AP Sports
    Update on the latest sports     SPORTS-POLICE SHOOTING-MINNESOTA Twins, Wolves, Wild postpone games following police shooting MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Minnesota’s Twins, Wild and Timberwolves all postponed their games scheduled for Monday because of safety concerns following the fatal police shooting of a Black man in a nearby suburb. The Red Sox and Twins were scheduled for a four-game series beginning Monday afternoon at Target Field. There was no word yet about rescheduling or the status of games set for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The Wild’s game against the St. Louis Blues that was scheduled for Monday night was rescheduled for May 12. The Timberwolves’ game against the Brooklyn Nets also was postponed. Daunte Wright was killed Sunday when a police officer in Brooklyn Center fired a handgun instead of a stun gun after a traffic stop.   NBA-SCHEDULE 76ers beat Mavs, pass Nets UNDATED (AP) – The Philadelphia 76ers have taken a half-game lead over the Brooklyn Nets for first place in the NBA’s Eastern Conference. Joel Embiid (joh-EHL’ ehm-BEED’) was 14 of 15 from the line while scoring 36 points in the Sixers’ 113-95 romp over the Mavericks. Philadelphia’s Furkan Korkmaz (FUR’-kahn KOHRK’-mahs) was 4 of 7 from 3-point range and matched his season high with 20 points. Ben Simmons had eight points, six rebounds and seven assists for the Sixers, who went 8-4 in a stretch of mostly road games. Luka Doncic (DAHN’-chihch) scored 32 […]
April 12, 2021
AP Sports
    Update on the latest sports     GOLF-THE MASTERS Matsuyama makes history at Masters AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) – Hideki Matsuyama (hih-DEH’-kee maht-soo-YAH’-mah) has become the first Japanese male to win a major championship. Matsuyama has captured the Masters by closing with a 1-over 73, good enough for a one-stroke win over Will Zalatoris (zal-ah-TOHR’-ihs). A five-time winner on the PGA Tour, Matsuyama took control of the tournament with a brilliant 65 on Saturday, doing his best work after a rain delay softened the greens. The new champion struggled to close it out. He carried a four-shot lead into the final round and was five ahead at the turn. Xander Schauffele (SHOW’-flee) got within two shots with three holes remaining following four straight birdies. But Schauffele’s chances of catching up ended with the first triple-bogey of his major championship career, a 6 on the par-3 16. Zalatoris stamped himself as a future star with a 9-under 279. He closed with a 2-under 70 to end up two ahead of Schauffele and Jordan Spieth (speeth).   NBA-SCHEDULE Huge run allows Celtics to end Nuggets’ win streak UNDATED (AP) – The Denver Nuggets appeared on their way to a ninth straight victory as they took a 79-65 lead on a 3-pointer by Facundo Campazzo late in the third quarter. But the Boston Celtics immediately went on a 31-3 run and allowed just five more points after that in a 105-87 win […]
April 9, 2021
AP Sports
    Update on the latest sports     PGA-MASTERS Rose sizzles at Augusta AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) – A Rose looked very good amid the azaleas at Augusta national. Justin Rose opened with a 5-under 65 to grab a four-stroke lead in The Masters. He played the last 11 holes at 9 under and shot 30 on the back side, one off the tournament record shared by Mark Calcaveccia (kal-kah-VEH’-kee-uh) and David Toms. Rose’s 65 looked even better on a day so tough only 12 players broke par, and the average score was 74.5. He tied a Masters record by taking at least a share of first-round lead for the fourth time. Rose has a pair of runner-up finishes at Augusta, including a playoff loss to Sergio Garcia four years ago. Brian Harman and Hideki Matsuyama (maht-soo-YAH’mah) share second, one ahead of Patrick Reed, Webb Simpson, Will Zalatoris, Christiaan Bezuidenhout. Harman was the last player to get into the 88-man field. Defending champion Dustin Johnson struggled after setting the record last year at 20-under 268. He failed to break par at Augusta for the first time since the opening round in 2018, closing with a three-putt for double bogey on the 18th to complete a 74.   NBA-SCHEDULE Mavs beat Bucks UNDATED (AP) – The Dallas Mavericks have dropped the Milwaukee Bucks another half-game out of first place in the NBA’s Eastern Conference. Luka Doncic (DAHN’-chihch) scored 27 points and […]
April 8, 2021
AP Sports
    Update on the latest sports     MLB-SCHEDULE Braves get 1st wins, sweeping Nationals in doubleheader UNDATED (AP) – Atlanta pinch-hitter Pablo Sandoval drove a two-run homer to the deepest part of the ballpark off a Washington reliever who took over after Stephen Strasburg’s six scoreless innings to lift the Braves to a 2-0 victory over the Nationals and a doubleheader sweep. In the opener, Ronald Acuna Jr. led the way with a double and a pair of singles to help Atlanta snap a season-starting four-game losing streak by edging Washington 7-6.   Elsewhere in the majors: – Tyler Naquin hit another leadoff home run and the high-scoring Cincinnati Reds kept rolling, backing Luis Castillo to rout the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-4 for their fifth straight win. The Reds have started a season 5-1 for the first time since 2016. Their 56 runs are the most in Reds franchise history through the first six games of a season.   – Christian Vazquez homered, Xander Bogaerts (ZAN’-dur BOH’-gahrtz) had three hits and J.D. Martinez went for extra bases for the seventh game in a row to help the Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 9-2. Nathan Eovaldi (ee-VAHL’-dee) scattered three hits over seven innings, striking out seven. They’ve beaten the defending AL champion Rays in three straight by a combined score of 26-9.   – Mitch Moreland hit an RBI single with one out in the 10th inning and […]
April 7, 2021
AP Sports
    Update on the latest sports     NBA-SCHEDULE 76ers top Celtics, catch Nets UNDATED (AP) – Joel Embiid (joh-EHL’ ehm-BEED’) and the Philadelphia 76ers have regained a share of first place in the NBA’s Eastern Conference, pulling even with the Brooklyn Nets by downing Boston. Embiid scored 35 points as the Sixers finished a three-game season sweep of the Celtics, 106-96. Danny Green added 17 points for the 76ers, who have won both games with Embiid in the lineup since he missed 10 straight due to a bone bruise in his left knee. Philadelphia led by 21 in the second half of the opener of a four-game trip. Boston was trying for its first three-game win streak since early March. Jayson Tatum led the Celtics with 20 points.   Checking out Tuesday’s other NBA action: – Kelly Oubre (OO’-bray) Jr. converted a pair of free throws with 7.7 seconds left to give Golden State the lead in a 122-121 downing of the Bucks. Stephen Curry poured in 41 points, nailing five 3-pointers, including a trey with 1:06 remaining. Oubre wound up with 19 points and Bazemore scored 18 in just the Warriors’ second win in nine games.   – The Clippers cruised to an easy win after setting a team record with 47 points in the first quarter of a 133-116 trouncing of the Trail Blazers. Paul George had 36 points on 11 of 18 shooting, making six […]
April 5, 2021
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    Update on the latest sports     NBA-SCHEDULE 76ers, Nets fall UNDATED (AP) – The Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers remain deadlocked as they battle for the top of the NBA’s Eastern Conference. The Nets had won five straight and 20 of 23 before Nikola Vucevic (nih-KOH’-lah VOO’-cheh-vihch) had 22 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Bulls to a 115-107 victory against Brooklyn. Zach LaVine added 25 points and Chicago ended a six-game losing streak while putting Brooklyn a half-game behind the Sixers. Kyrie Irving had 24 points and 15 assists to lead the short-handed Nets, who played without James Harden and Kevin Durant. The 76ers played without Joel Embiid again and absorbed a 116-100 loss to the Grizzlies. Grayson Allen delivered 11 of his 15 points during a 14-4 run over the first two minutes of the third quarter. Allen hit three 3-pointers during the spurt that pushed Memphis’ lead to 66-46 with 10 minutes left in the period. Dillon Brooks provided 17 and Jonas Valanciunas (VAL’-an-CHOO’-nihs) had 16 with 12 rebounds for Memphis. Tobias Harris scored 21 points for the 76ers, who have played 11 of their last 12 games without Embiid. Embiid was given the night off after returning from a 10-game absence due to a knee injury.   Checking out Sunday’s other NBA action: – Marcus Morris dropped in 22 points and Kawhi (kah-WY’) Leonard just missed a triple-double as the Clippers dumped […]
April 1, 2021
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    Update on the latest sports     TIGER WOODS-CRASH Detectives find cause of Tiger Woods crash but won’t reveal LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Los Angeles County sheriff says detectives have determined what caused Tiger Woods to crash his SUV last month in Southern California but would not release details, citing unspecified privacy concerns for the golf star. Woods suffered serious injuries in the Feb. 23 crash just outside Los Angeles. He is in Florida recovering from multiple surgeries. Sheriff Alex Villanueva on Wednesday said detectives have determined what caused the collision but claimed investigators need permission from Woods – who previously named his yacht “Privacy” – to release information about the crash. A police expert refuted Villanueva’s privacy claims.   NBA-SCHEDULE Nets lose Harden but beat Rockets, move into first in East UNDATED (AP) – Kyrie Irving had 31 points and a season-high 12 assists, and the Brooklyn Nets overcame the loss of James Harden to beat the Houston Rockets 120-108 and move into first place in the Eastern Conference. Harden sat out the fourth quarter against his former team with right hamstring tightness, finishing with 17 points, eight rebounds and six assists. The Nets put together the pivotal run without him, scoring 12 straight midway through the final period to turn a six-point deficit into a 107-101 lead, winning a game they trailed by 18 points.   Elsewhere in the NBA: – Andre Drummond left his […]
March 31, 2021
AP Sports
    Update on the latest sports     NCAA MEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT Unbeaten Zags reach Final Four INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Gonzaga’s bid for a perfect season will continue into the Final Four of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Meanwhile, UCLA’s unexpected run through the tournament continues. Drew Timme (TIH’-mee) provided 15 of his 23 points while the Bulldogs outscored Southern Cal, 49-30 in the first half of an 85-66 win over the Trojans. Jalen Suggs just missed a triple-double for the 30-0 Zags, delivering 18 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists as Gonzaga captured the West Region. All-American Corey Kispert had 18 points and eight boards on an “off” night, hitting just six of his 19 shots from the floor. Gonzaga still finished at 50% shooting despite Kispert’s struggles. Isaiah Mobley delivered 19 points and seven rebounds for the Trojans, who finished the year 25-8. UCLA survived a series of nail-biting misses by top-seeded Michigan in the closing seconds for a 51-49 victory that made the Bruins the fifth No. 11 seed ever to reach the Final Four. Johnny Juzang (JOO’-zang) poured in 28 points despite playing most of the second half on a sore ankle. Tyger Campbell added 11 points for the Bruins, who will Gonzaga in the national semifinals. Franz Wagner missed a pair of 3-point attempts over the final 19 seconds, including one at the buzzer to bounce the top-seeded Wolverines from the tournament. Hunter Dickinson […]
March 30, 2021
AP Sports
    Update on the latest sports     NCAA TOURNAMENT Bears, Cougars finally returning to Final Four UNDATED (AP) – There are just six teams still alive in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Top seed Baylor and No. 2 Houston are two of those teams after moving on to the national semifinals. Baylor has reached the Final Four for the first time in 71 years by getting 22 points from MaCio Teague (MAY’-see-oh teeg) and a dominating defensive performance from Davion (DAY’-vee-ahn) Mitchell in an 81-72 victory against Arkansas. The Bears watched an 18-point cushion shrink to four before Arkansas missed 12 straight shots and Teague hit a pair of 3-pointers to put it out of reach. The Razorbacks’ rally occurred while Mitchell was sitting on the bench after picking up his third foul with about eight minutes left. Jared Butler finished with 14 points, while Mitchell chipped in 12 points and six assists for Baylor. JD Notae and Davonte Davis had 14 apiece for the Razorbacks, who came up one game short of their first Final Four in 26 years. Houston has advanced to the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament for the first time since the Guy Lewis-led Phi Slama Jama squad went to the 1984 title game. The second-seeded Cougars made things difficult on themselves by blowing a 17-point halftime lead before knocking off No. 12 Oregon State, 67-61. Quentin Grimes drained a 3-pointer with 3:21 […]
March 29, 2021
AP Sports
    Update on the latest sports     COLLEGE BASKETBALL-NCAA TOURNAMENT-MEN Unbeaten Zags keep rolling INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Gonzaga remains in line for an historic season after advancing in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. The first overall seed continued its march toward perfection with a 83-65 rout of Creighton, putting the Bulldogs in the Elite Eight. The Zags improved to 29-0, won their 33rd in a row since last season and extended their Division record of double-digit wins to 26. Drew Timme (TIH’-mee) scored 22 points and Andrew Nembhard had 17 with eight assists for Gonzaga. The Bulldogs led 22-12 seven minutes in, carried a 43-33 lead into halftime and spent most of the second half pulling away. Marcus Zegarowski finished with 19 points to lead the Bluejays. Joining Gonzaga in the regional finals is fellow No. 1 seed Michigan, which had a surprisingly easy time knocking off No. 5 Florida State. The Wolverines scored their first 30 points of the second half from close range and coasted to a 76-58 rout of the Seminoles. Hunter Dickinson scored 14 points and Franz Wagner had 13 points and 10 rebounds for Michigan. The Wolverines improved to 23-4 and moved to the regional finals for the first time since 2018. The Seminoles committed 10 of their 14 turnovers by halftime and shot 5-for-20 from 3-point range for the game. FSU didn’t hit the 20-point mark until the waning moments of the […]
March 26, 2021
AP Sports
    Update on the latest sports     NBA-SCHEDULE 76ers hold off Lakers UNDATED (AP) – The Philadelphia 76ers continue to cruise without the services of All-Star center Joel Embiid (joh-EHL’ ehm-BEED’). The Sixers earned their fourth straight win as Danny Green hit eight 3-pointers and scored 28 points in their fourth straight victory, 109-101 over the slumping Lakers. Seth Curry scored 19 points and Tobias Harris added 15 for the Eastern Conference leaders, who have won 10 of 11 overall and seven of eight since Embiid’s injury. Los Angeles cut an 18-point deficit and trailed 102-98 with 2:20 left before falling. Playing without superstars LeBron James and Anthony Davis, the Lakers are on their second four-game skid since mid-February. Kyle Kuzma (KOOZ’-muh) scored 25 points and Montrezl (MAHN’-trehz) Harrell added 20, but the defending NBA champions remained winless since James sprained his ankle last Sunday.   Checking out Thursday’s other NBA action: – Reggie Jackson scored 28 points and the Clippers picked up tier fourth straight win by topping the Spurs, 98-85. Paul George had 24 points and 13 rebounds for Los Angeles, which played without Kawhi (kah-WY’) Leonard, Marcus Morris, Serge Ibaka (ih-BAH’-kah) and Patrick Beverley due to injury. DeMar DeRozan had 23 points, and Dejounte (deh-ZHAHN’-tay) Murray added 18 in San Antonio’s fourth loss in a row.   – The Trail Blazers came away with a 125-122 win over the Heat on Damian Lillard’s three free […]

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