Andy Behrens is back with the single most important addition to make at the start of Week 11.
Andy Behrens is back with the single most important addition to make at the start of Week 11.
Raptors president Masai Ujiri discusses the ongoing Terence Davis investigation, Pascal Siakam's play in the bubble, new players and why Serge Ibaka and Marc Gasol aren't on the Raptors.
Former Canucks anthem singer Mark Donnelly is out of work after announcing plan to attend an anti-mask rally.
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LONDON — Chris Dixon's eyes welled up as he prepared to return to his seat. From Upton Park to the Olympic Stadium, Dixon has been coming to West Ham games across seven decades. Nine months without being able to come to watch his beloved team has been agony. “I never thought at my age I would get so excited about winning a ballot for a football match — it's been fantastic,” the 71-year-old Dixon said. “All my supporter friends are gagging to get back. I'm quite emotional really. It gets in my throat. I really am so pleased to be back.” For the visit of Manchester United, Dixon was part of the first crowd at a Premier League game since March when the coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than 61,000 in Britain forced unprecedented restrictions on the country. “Welcome home,” read the message flashing on the stadium’s exterior screen, although the players couldn't deliver on the field, collapsing to lose 3-1 to United after conceding three times in the second half. Only 2,000 fans were allowed into a stadium that can fit 60,000 on Saturday, such is the lingering threat from COVID-19 which claimed another 397 lives in the 24 hours before the match. But after months of matches in soulless empty stadiums, having a fan chorus once again for the Cockney club anthem “I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles” was a godsend. “We are a tribe,” Dixon said, “the team is a big thing for me.” Coming to football has long been a welcome distraction for many from everyday life, with fans often travelling the length of the country — however limited the prospect of glory. The highest West Ham has finished in the league is third in 1986. The last major title was the 1980 FA Cup. “I go home and away every game up and down the country, it’s just huge,” 31-year-old supporter Ben Harris said. “My life’s back. It’s the one thing I’ve missed all through lockdown. I work hard during the week, my escape is to come here a couple of hours a week, it’s what I do.” But only half of the Premier League's stadiums are allowed to have fans — mainly in London, where Chelsea also had a couple of thousand watching Saturday's game against Leeds. The other 10 teams, including Leeds and Manchester United, are in cities that remain subject to the toughest coronavirus restrictions, leaving supporters shut out for now. But the walk to the West Ham stadium, through a packed indoor shopping mall, left fans perplexed at such restricted numbers in vast outdoor arenas. “I feel very, very safe, absolutely," Dixon said. “Never had one doubt about coming back.” ___ More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Rob Harris, The Associated Press
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Erik Read of Canmore, Alta., posted the fastest second-run time in a men's giant slalom Saturday, quicker than overall World Cup leader Alexis Pinturault and defending overall champion Alexander Aamodt Kilde to finish 10th. The 29-year-old Read clocked one minute 9.84 seconds, lifting the Canadian from 23rd spot in the Italian Alps. Last week, he placed 12th in parallel slalom in Lech, Austria. "The conditions were not easy at all today. Snow accumulating on the goggles, some gates on firm snow, others it felt more like skiing through powder," Read told Alpine Canada. "I [cleaned] up my skiing, carried speed, and kept a high line on the few turns with bad snow in the second set. Really happy today, especially winning a World Cup run for the first time." WATCH | Erik Read dominates 2nd run in Italian Alps: Calgary's Trevor Philp, who entered Saturday ranked 25th in the world in GS, finished 18th. Vancouver's Riley Seger, who joined his teammates in Europe recently after a training block with the speed group in Canada, didn't qualify for his second run. After this weekend, Seger is scheduled to travel to Zinal, Switzerland to join Kyle Alexander of North Vancouver, B.C., and Vancouver's Sam Mulligan at the European Cup. Filip Zubcic, who prevailed at a giant slalom in Japan in February, had a blistering second run in dense snowfall in the Italian Alps to edge half-time leader Zan Kranjec for his second career World Cup victory. Racing in flat light, the Croatian skier was almost seven-tenths off the lead after the opening run but posted the second-fastest time in the final and beat Kranjec by 0.12 seconds. "The slope was really difficult," Zubcic said. "[It's] snowing, but I skied really good. I had a lot of trainings in conditions like these so for me it was quite normal. I am a really strong skier, I have the power and that's why when the conditions are tough, I can ski really fast." WATCH | Croatia's Filip Zubcic earns 2nd World Cup win: Swiss duo Marco Odermatt and Loic Meillard finished third and fourth, respectively. Pinturault was eight-tenths off the lead in fifth. The Norwegian team struggled in the difficult conditions. Kilde finished 1.31 behind in ninth; giant slalom world champion Henrik Kristoffersen placed 22nd after he only just avoided a crash in his second run; and Lucas Braathen was 1.86 behind in 12th. The 20-year-old Braathen became the youngest winner of a World Cup race in six years when he won the season-opening GS in Soelden in October. Course workers cleared the slope of up to 80 centimetres of fresh snow during the night. The event was moved from Val d'Isere because of a lack of snow in the French resort. Santa Caterina di Valfurva, in the northern Italian province of Sondrio, hasn't held a World Cup race since 2016. Another men's GS is scheduled for Sunday.
These are uncertain times. Certainly you've heard that refrain too often from too many people over the last nine months. And more than likely you'll continue hearing it until life returns to some semblance of normal. The NBA released its schedule on Friday, one that is normally written in stone. But this season, only the first half was unveiled so that the league can work postponed games into the second half. At the very least, the NBA knows it intends to crown a champion by July 22 – one day before the men's Olympic basketball tournament begins. For Canada, that statement in itself is loaded, as the country must win a last-chance qualifier beginning June 29 to book its ticket to Toyko in the first place. That means, with the NBA season slated to open in less than three weeks, Canadian players know the league's uncertain schedule is the only definite chance they'll have to perform on a big stage. "[The Olympics] would be a really good experience, especially being in a different country playing. I look forward to it. I just hope it happens. Like I said, just trying to get through this season the best way we can, try to get it through it healthy and then look ahead," Denver Nuggets star Jamal Murray said in his season-opening media availability. WATCH | Is this the golden era of Canadian basketball?: Murray, the 23-year-old Kitchener, Ont., native broke out in the NBA bubble, posting multiple 50-point games as the Nuggets reached the West final, where they eventually lost to the champion Los Angeles Lakers. That spotlight Murray earned means more responsibility is coming his way this season as the Nuggets look to take the next step. Individually, he said he's worked on defence and rebounding as a means of jumpstarting his polished offensive game. "You can get locked in on offence or just on one side of the court, but when you're locked in entirely and really vocal on defence, the offence will take care of itself," Murray said. If the Nuggets are to reach the same heights this season, Murray would be unavailable for Canada's qualifying tournament. It would also put his potential Olympic status in jeopardy with the quick turnaround to Tokyo. "If we do play at the Olympics, it will be a lot of fun to play with these guys and really get to see the roster we have," Murray said. As always in 2020, that's a big if. But a Canadian roster at its full potential would be the best the country has ever seen, led by Murray. "Going against the best athletes in the world on the biggest stage, it would be a lot of fun. Plus, you get to play with guys I never get to play with or practise with. I've got some good friends on there, too." One of those friends is Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, entering his third NBA campaign. The 22-year-old from Toronto gets his chance to shine this season after the Thunder traded away veteran leaders Chris Paul and Steven Adams, while key pieces in Danilo Gallinari and Dennis Schroder left in free agency. That leaves Gilgeous-Alexander to run the show. "I think I've worked hard enough to deserve that responsibility and trust from [GM] Sam [Presti] and the rest of the front office, the rest of the coaching staff. But really I'm just ready to take advantage of the opportunity I've been given," Gilgeous-Alexander said on Friday. WATCH | Canada's path to Tokyo: Along with fellow Canadian Luguentz Dort, the Thunder last season pushed James Harden and the Houston Rockets to Game 7 in a surprisingly scrappy first-round series. In the loaded West, playoffs may no longer be in the cards for the rebuilding squad, but that's what critics said before last season, too. "We're all NBA players just like the rest of the teams. We all run, jump, bleed, breathe the same way the rest of the teams do, so I don't feel like we're at a huge disadvantage. I think our main focus as a group is just to get better every day and never be static, never be satisfied and I think everything else will take care of itself," Gilgeous-Alexander said. "Whether it's the playoffs, whether it's not the playoffs, it doesn't matter as long as we're getting better." Recently, the Thunder guard expressed extremely similar sentiments when discussing Canada's chances against a U.S. team at the Olympics. All of a sudden, Murray and Gilgeous-Alexander have become leaders on their NBA teams. That experience should only help if the Olympics happen, and if Canada qualifies, and if both are available to play. "Any time you play for your country, it's a different type of honour than just playing on a team or in a league," Murray said. It's still unclear whether the two will get that chance. But certainly, both will be ready if the time comes.
More than half of the Lakers' first-half games will be on national television.
It appears the Vancouver Canucks have fired their longtime national anthem singer in response to reports he will be singing at a rally organized by COVID-19 deniers and anti-mask advocates. On Friday afternoon, the Vancouver Sun reported that Mark Donnelly had agreed to perform at a Saturday event in Vancouver protesting COVID-19 restrictions. Not long after, hockey team owner Francesco Aquilini tweeted at the newspaper to request a change in the headline from "Canucks anthem singer" to "former Canucks anthem singer." A Canucks spokesperson confirmed the news in an email to CBC, writing, "You are safe to say his days are over." Donnelly is a fixture at home games for the Canucks, but his political views have also attracted controversy in the past. In 2012, he sang the national anthem for an anti-abortion caravan as it passed through Vancouver.
A bidder spent big for the former president's Punahou School jersey.