Actress Asia Argento has accused 'Fast and Furious' director Rob Cohen of sexual assault.
Actress Asia Argento has accused 'Fast and Furious' director Rob Cohen of sexual assault.
Raptors-Bulls postponed as Raptors don't have enough players to play due to COVID-19 protocols.
The golf world wore red shirts and black pants to honor Tiger Woods on Sunday.
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“Everybody’s talking about Gane being this big contender, but look what Francis Ngannou did to Rozenstruik,” White said. “This was his coming out party and his chance to show the world who he is. He won, but let’s leave it at that. He won.”
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LONDON — Gareth Bale turned back time for Tottenham, while Chelsea and Manchester United seemed happy just to play out time. Bale looked like the star player who left Tottenham for Real Madrid in 2013 as he scored twice in the club’s 4-0 win over Burnley, prompting Spurs manager Jose Mourinho to pronounce him “better than ever" though still not suitable to start week-in, week-out. While Bale found his form, Harvey Barnes had his good run cut short by a knee injury in Leicester's 3-1 loss to Arsenal. He is likely to need an operation and miss six weeks. Chelsea kept its unbeaten record under manager Thomas Tuchel in a 0-0 draw with Man United as both teams appeared reluctant to risk losing one point in the hope of getting three. BALE'S COMEBACK TRAIL Bale opened the scoring after 68 seconds and the Welsh forward added another early in the second half, both off assists from Son Heung-min. Back on loan from Spain, it was his first two-goal game since 2019. “Now he is better than ever,” Mourinho said. “It’s not just about the two goals he scored, it’s fundamentally about his physical performance." However, Mourinho warned that Bale would still have to rest for some upcoming games to manage his form and fitness. Harry Kane and Lucas Moura also scored, and it could have been more if not for some good saves from Nick Pope when Burnley was already four goals down. STAMFORD BRIDGE STALEMATE Chelsea's new identity under Tuchel is taking shape. There's intense, German-style pressing, but also a newfound compactness and solidity in the defence at Stamford Bridge, compared to former manager Frank Lampard's open but defensively vulnerable style. Against United's counterattacking specialists, both teams seemed risk-averse, even in the final minutes. The upshot was a ninth game unbeaten in all competitions for Tuchel at Chelsea, seven of them without conceding a goal, but it also meant that Chelsea missed an opportunity to overtake West Ham for fourth in the table. The draw also highlighted United's inability to mount an unlikely challenge to cross-city rival Manchester City for the title. City leads by 12 points from second-place United. ARSENAL BEATS LEICESTER Arsenal returned to form and the top half of the table with a 3-1 win over Leicester, with Nicolas Pepe scoring one goal and winning a penalty when Wilfred Ndidi blocked his shot with an arm. However, the game was overshadowed by an injury likely to keep Leicester's in-form midfielder Barnes out until April. He had scored six goals and assisted three more in his team's previous 10 league games. Manager Brendan Rodgers said Barnes will likely need an operation and will be on the sidelines for at least six weeks. It comes as Leicester is already without the injured James Maddison. FULHAM FALLS SHORT Fulham missed a chance for a win in a 0-0 draw with a Crystal Palace team which rarely presented any sort of attacking threat. The draw left Scott Parker's team unbeaten in five league games, with only one goal conceded during that time, but still 18th and three points adrift of safety. ___ More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/hub/soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Associated Press
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Royals and third baseman Hunter Dozier have agreed to a $25 million, four-year contract that includes a fifth-year option, a person with knowledge of the agreement told The Associated Press on Sunday. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal was pending a physical. ESPN.com was first to report the extension, which buys out two years of free agency and includes several escalators and bonuses. “As I've said many times, we want to keep as many of our talented players as we possibly can,” Royals general manager Dayton Moore said last week, when the team reported for full-squad workouts in Surprise, Arizona. “We'll always look to do that when the opportunity is right. There is a rhythm to that, there is a timing to all those decisions.” The 29-year-old Dozier has long been considered a cornerstone of the Royals rebuild, especially after a breakthrough 2019 season in which he hit 26 homers, tied for the American League lead with 10 triples and drove in 84 runs. But he missed the start of last season with COVID-19 and wound up hitting just .228 with six homers and 12 RBIs in 44 games. Still, the Royals believe Dozier will revert to form with a full spring training and 162-game season. “I definitely don't think you throw it away,” he said. “It's a learning experience. It's a season we hopefully never have to go through again. I think it was the hardest mental season we've been through. I mean, 60 games — there's a lot of pressure in a 60-game season. Normally you play 162. You have time to go through slumps. A 60-game season, you don't have time for that, as a team and as an individual. So I'm definitely looking forward to a normal season.” Dozier is also looking forward to a consistent spot in the everyday lineup. He has regularly moved between first base, third base and right field the past few years, but the signing of longtime Cleveland first baseman Carlos Santana coupled with a trade for Boston outfielder Andrew Benintendi means Dozier will primarily play third base this season. Not to mention Santana and Benintendi should help Dozier see better pitches in a vastly improved batting order. “They made some really good moves this off-season. We're really excited about it,” said Dozier, who was not in the starting lineup for the Royals' spring training opener against Texas on Sunday. “I think we have high expectations every season, (but) looking at this roster, you can't help but get excited and start thinking about winning a championship.” Dozier was the eighth overall pick in the 2013 first-year player draft out of Stephen F. Austin. He made his big league debut three years later, then missed most of the 2017 season with an oblique injury and a broken bone in his wrist. He finally became an everyday player in 2018, when he hit .229 with 11 homers and 34 RBIs in 102 games, then built on those numbers during his breakout 2019 season. Dozier increased his average to .279 while showing same power that made him a star in the minor leagues, and his defensive versatility made him a mainstay in the lineup. Given his relatively bumpy road to this point, Dozier — and evidently the Royals — believe his best is yet to come. “I feel like you have to think that,” he said. “You have to always get better, continue to get work and hopefully — I don't like to put a cap on anything or set any goals. Just keep working hard and let that play out like it is. But I definitely think there is another level. At least, I hope.” ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Dave Skretta, The Associated Press
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LONDON — An unexpected but burgeoning title challenge for Manchester United has fallen apart in just a few weeks. A 0-0 draw with Chelsea on Sunday was the fifth time United has been held in the nine Premier League matches since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side went top 47 days earlier. There have also only been three wins since the Jan. 12 victory over Burnley that gave United a glimmer of hope of lifting the trophy for the first time since 2013, allowing Manchester City to take control. United remains second in the standings, but City has now been able to extend its lead to 12 points after beating West Ham on Saturday. It is fourth-place West Ham in Chelsea's sights. Drawing a blank in a drab encounter against United kept the west London club unbeaten in the two months under Thomas Tuchel but it remained a point behind West Ham in the pursuit of Champions League qualification. ___ More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/hub/soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Associated Press
CALGARY — Alberta's Laura Walker advanced to the semifinal of the Canadian women's curling championship with a 9-8 win over Manitoba's Jennifer Jones in Sunday's tiebreaker game. Walker faces defending champion Kerri Einarson in an afternoon semifinal with the winner taking on Ontario's Rachel Homan for the championship at night. Jones missed an attempted double takeout in the 10th end, which left Walker an open draw to score three for the win in the tiebreaker. Manitoba and Alberta were tied for third at 9-3 after the championship round, which required a tiebreaker game to solve. Jones, a six-time champion at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, was chasing a record seventh title. This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 28, 2021. The Canadian Press
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NEW YORK — The Toronto Raptors' COVID-19 troubles have worsened. The NBA called off Toronto's game against the visiting Chicago Bulls on Sunday night due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols. The league said the Raptors are dealing with positive test results, and combined with contact tracing issues, won't have the league-required eight players available for the game. The Raptors were missing head coach Nick Nurse, five members of his staff and star forward Pascal Siakam for Friday's victory over Houston. Assistant Sergio Scariolo stepped in to coach the team to a 122-111 win. The Raptors had largely managed to dodge the global pandemic in an NBA season reeling from COVID-19 cases. This is Toronto's first game rescheduled due to COVID-19, but the 30th this season league-wide. Prior to Sunday, the Raptors had been one of just four teams with no game postponements. The Raptors had 14 players available on Friday, and played 12. Siakam was the only Raptor player listed on Saturday's injury report as out due to health and safety protocols, suggesting the results and contact tracing investigations from Saturday showed either positive tests or exposure to individuals who had positive results. The names of players or staff members affected were not revealed. Players and staff are tested twice daily. Because of Canada's border regulations around COVID-19, and health and safety measures in Toronto, the Raptors are playing their home games out of Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla. The Raptors' next game, at least for now, is Tuesday against Detroit. Toronto then plays Boston in the team's final game before the NBA all-star break. - With files from The Associated Press This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 28, 2021. The Canadian Press
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(Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images - image credit) The NBA has postponed Sunday evening's Toronto Raptors home game against the Chicago Bulls due to positive COVID-19 results and contact tracing within the club. With forward Pascal Siakam, head coach Nick Nurse and five members of his staff unavailable for Friday night's 122-111 win over Houston, Toronto would not have the league-required eight available players to proceed with Sunday's contest. The Raptors-Bulls game is the 30th to be postponed so far this season because of COVID-19 testing or contact tracing but the first time Toronto has had to reschedule. Three NBA teams haven't had a game postponed. Toronto used 12 players on Friday and had 14 listed as available to play. For Sunday's game, Siakam was the only player who had been listed on Saturday's injury report as out because of health and safety protocols, which indicates results returned Saturday either showed more problems, or the contact tracing investigations showed players had been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 and may have to quarantine. Toronto announced Nurse and most of his staff would miss Friday's game a few hours before tip-off. At the time, Toronto general manager Bobby Webster said it wasn't clear Siakam's situation was linked to the coaches. "The NBA is being extremely careful here," Webster said. "It's early in what's going on here, so I think we're all being conscientious and not taking any risks.... We'll see what tomorrow brings us." WATCH | Lowry leads Nurse, Siakam-less Raps past Rockets: Toronto's staff was already shorthanded, given Chris Finch left the team earlier this week to become head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Adrian Griffin, Jama Mahlalela and Jon Goodwillie make up the remainder of Nurse's coaching staff. The Raptors are scheduled to host Detroit on Tuesday at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla., before wrapping up its first-half schedule on Thursday in Boston. They are playing home games in Florida due to Canada's border regulations around COVID-19, and health and safety measures in Toronto.
The Toronto Raptors’ issues with the coronavirus have worsened, prompting the NBA to call off their game scheduled for Sunday night against the Chicago Bulls. The league said the Raptors are dealing with positive test results, without disclosing how many, and that combined with ongoing contact tracing issues meant they would not have the league-required eight players available to play. Toronto played Friday without head coach Nick Nurse, several other assistants and staffers and starting forward Pascal Siakam because of virus-related issues. Assistant coach Sergio Scariolo coached the team to a win over Houston and was in line to coach again Sunday. All NBA players and coaches are tested daily. The Raptors used 12 players on Friday and had 14 listed as available to play that night. For Sunday’s game, Siakam was the only player who had been listed on Saturday’s injury report as out because of health and safety protocols — which indicates that results that came back on Saturday either showed more problems, or the contact tracing investigations showed that players had been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 and may have to quarantine. The Raptors-Bulls game is the 30th to be postponed so far this season because of COVID-19 testing or contact tracing. Chicago had travelled to Tampa on Saturday for the game and after the postponement was announced changed its travel plans to fly back home Sunday afternoon. The Bulls are scheduled to play Monday at home against Denver. Toronto’s next game, for now anyway, is scheduled to be Tuesday against Detroit. ___ More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/hub/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Tim Reynolds, The Associated Press