Patsy Palmer 'does a Piers Morgan' as she quits a virtual GMB interview after the programme referenced her addiction past.
Patsy Palmer 'does a Piers Morgan' as she quits a virtual GMB interview after the programme referenced her addiction past.
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CALGARY — Manitoba's Tracy Fleury and Kerri Einarson capped unbeaten preliminary rounds Saturday to secure semifinal berths in the Humpty's Champions Cup Grand Slam curling event, while fellow Canadian Brad Gushue did the same on the men's side. Fleury edged Scotland's Eve Muirhead 7-6 in an extra end to top the women's Pool B with a 4-0 record. Einarson, the reigning Canadian champ, notched her fourth win in as many tries with a 5-2 victory over Alina Kovaleva of Russia. Gushue and his St. John's rink also finished 4-0 after a 7-4 win over previously unbeaten Bruce Mouat of Scotland. Alberta's Brendan Bottcher (3-1) has the other men's semifinal berth. The four semifinalists will await survivors of tiebreakers and quarterfinals earlier Sunday. The finals are Monday. The Champions Cup is the first of two Grand Slams at WinSport's Markin MacPhail Centre in Calgary featuring two dozen men's and women's domestic and international teams. The Princess Auto Players' Championship starts Tuesday. The combined prize purse of both bonspiels is $560,000. Bottcher, who beat Kevin Koe to win last month's Canadian championship, scratched out a 3-2 victory in an extra end over Jason Gunnlaugson (0-4) to clinch a playoff spot. Defending champion Silvana Tirinzoni of Switzerland (3-1) was also playoff-bound after a 5-3 victory over reigning Olympic champion Anna Hasselborg of Sweden (0-4). This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 17, 2021. The Canadian Press
Chris Flexen strikes out three over six innings while allowing one run in a start against the Astros
PHOENIX — Rudy Gay scored 19 points, Drew Eubanks added 13 points and 13 rebounds in his first start of the season and the short-handed San Antonio Spurs had a surprisingly dominant 111-85 win over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night. The Spurs were playing without a handful of their main rotation players, including leading scorer DeMar DeRozan, but still controlled almost the entire game. The 6-foot-9 Eubanks has had an increased role over the past few weeks and finished with his second double-double in the past four games. The Suns had their 10-game home winning streak snapped and fell to 40-16 for the season. They're about to enter a difficult part of their schedule with 12 of their final 16 games on the road. Phoenix used a pair of 3-pointers late in the third by Jevon Carter and Torrey Craig to pull within 87-68 going into the fourth. Carter hit another 3 to pull the Suns within 87-71 but they wouldn't get any closer. Carter led the Suns with 17 points off the bench. Devin Booker added 15 points but shot just 6 of 18 from the field. The Suns shot just 40% as a team, including 22% from 3-point range. The Suns have been prolific from 3 the past few weeks — including making a franchise-record 25 3s in a win over the Rockets on Monday — but struggled from long range against the Spurs. Phoenix missed its first eight shots from behind the arc, finally breaking the streak when Cam Johnson knocked one down midway through the second. By then, the Suns were already in a big hole. The Spurs led by as many as 23 in the second and took a 64-45 advantage into halftime. Dejounte Murray led the Spurs with 10 points before the break. Booker had 13 for the Suns, who made just 1 of 10 3-pointers in the first half. TIP-INS Spurs: San Antonio was resting a handful of players, including G Patty Mills, DeRozan and F Jakob Poeltl. F Trey Lyles was also out with a right ankle sprain. ... Gorgui Dieng was ejected from the game with 25 seconds left, moments after being called for a double technical. Suns: F Abdel Nader missed his 14th straight game because of a sore right knee. G/F Cam Johnson played despite a nasal fracture. BALANCED SCORING The Spurs got contributions all over the roster. Devin Vassell scored 18 points, Keldon Johnson had 17, Murray added 14 and Derrick White had 12. The Spurs shot 51% from the field and 41% from 3-point range. UP NEXT Spurs: Visit the Indiana Pacers on Monday. Suns: Visit the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday. ___ Follow David Brandt at www.twitter.com/davidbrandtAP ___ More AP NBA coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports David Brandt, The Associated Press
SAN DIEGO — Mookie Betts made an outstanding diving catch and Clayton Kershaw starred on the mound and at the plate, helping the Los Angeles Dodgers top the San Diego Padres 2-0 on Saturday night in another compelling thriller between the NL West rivals. Kershaw (3-1) struck out eight while working six innings of three-hit ball. He also drew a bases-loaded walk against Yu Darvish (1-1) in the fifth, leading Los Angeles to its eighth straight win. Even with Kershaw's stellar performance, the matchup wasn't decided until Betts turned in another memorable play for the final out. With runners on second and third, Tommy Pham hit a sinking liner to centre that looked as if it was going to tie the game. But Betts got over for a terrific diving grab, and then pounded on his chest in celebration. Richard J. Marcus, The Associated Press
SEATTLE — Zack Greinke pitched eight sharp innings, rookie Taylor Jones drove in the only run and the depleted Houston Astros ended a six-game losing streak, edging the Seattle Mariners 1-0 Saturday night. Greinke allowed four hits and walked none. He struck out six, two of them on 67 mph curveballs. Ryan Pressly pitched the ninth for his first save. Jones, from nearby Kent, Washington, hit an RBI single with two outs in the fourth. He's been pressed into service after five Astros – including starters José Altuve, Alex Bregman and Yordan Álvarez – were moved to the injured list due to COVID-19 protocols on Wednesday. Greinke, a six-time Gold Glove, made a brilliant defensive play in the fifth when he gathered in J.P. Crawford’s hard grounder, freezing two runners on base, then threw to third to start a double play. Greinke finished the game with 2,705 career strikeouts. His teammate, Justin Verlander (18th at 3,013), and the Washington Nationals’ Max Scherzer (22nd at 2,808) are the only active players ahead of him on the career list. Chris Flexen (1-1) picked up the loss as Houston snapped Seattle’s three-game winning streak. He allowed 10 hits through six innings, striking out three with no walks. COVID-19 UPDATES Astros: Manager Dusty Baker said starting pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. might not make his scheduled start April 21 at Colorado due to the lingering effects of his COVID-19 vaccine. “He’s feeling better, but he’s still not 100 per cent,” Baker said. “If you’re not 100 per cent and having trouble breathing, Colorado is not the place to get your breath back.” Baker had no new update on the five players who were put on the injured list due to COVID-19 protocols, but did say he now does not expect them to play through the end of Houston’s five-game road trip to Seattle and Colorado. The team returns home April 22. Mariners: Manager Scott Servais called a Saturday informational meeting with Dr. Vin Gupta “fantastic” and “very impactful,” and hopes Seattle will reach an 85 per cent vaccination rate, the level at which MLB officials will relax some restrictions. Gupta, who became a go-to television personality during the pandemic, is Amazon’s principal scientist and a professor of health metrics sciences at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. TRAINER’S ROOM Astros: LHP Blake Taylor will go to the 10-day injured list, Baker said. Taylor rolled his right ankle while trying to make a scoop-toss at first base on a chopper from Taylor Trammell in Friday night’s 6-5 loss to the Mariners. It was his seventh appearance of the season, tied for the team lead. “Hopefully he’s a quick healer because we need him,” Baker said. Taylor will be replaced on the roster by RHP Peter Solomon, a projected starting pitcher who likely will now make his major league debut out of the bullpen. Baker said Solomon pitched out of the bullpen in college and held closing duties as well, and doesn’t believe he’ll struggle in the role. Solomon had Tommy John surgery in 2019 and did not pitch last season. UP NEXT Astros: RHP Jake Odorizzi (0-1, 13.50) closes out the Seattle series after he gave up five runs on seven hits over 3 1/3 innings in his season-opening appearance Tuesday at Detroit. Mariners: LHP Nick Margevicius (0-1, 7.04) returns to the mound after giving up six runs (two earned) in a loss to Baltimore on Tuesday. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Chris Talbott, The Associated Press
Bradley Jr., Anderson lead Brewers in 7-1 win
Condensed Game: Jorge Alfaro drilled a walk-off two-run double in the bottom of the 10th to seal the Marlins' 7-6 win against the Giants
BOSTON — Jayson Tatum scored 44 points to win a shootout with Stephen Curry, who had 47, and Kemba Walker made a 3-pointer with 24 seconds left to lead the Boston Celtics to their sixth straight win, 119-114 over the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night. Walker scored 26 points in all, grabbing his eighth rebound after Golden State’s last shot and bouncing the ball vigorously in celebration as the clock ran out. The Celtics won for the eighth time in nine games. Andrew Wiggins scored 22 points and Draymond Green had 10 rebounds for the Warriors, who had won four in a row and led by as many as 16 points in the second quarter before Boston ran off 21 of the next 23 points to take the lead in the third. LAKERS 127, JAZZ 115, OT LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dennis Schröder hit the tying basket to force overtime and finished with 25 points, and Los Angeles beat Utah in a game between short-handed teams. Schröder got by Royce O’Neale for a layup with 3 seconds remaining to tie it at 110 and force overtime. The Lakers got outscored 28-16 in the fourth. Andre Drummond added 27 points and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had 25 points for the Lakers, who blew a 14-point lead in the fourth before outscoring Utah 17-5 in the extra session. The NBA-leading Jazz were without injured starters Donovan Mitchell, Mike Conley and Rudy Gobert. Mitchell will be out at least a week with a sprained right ankle he sustained in a win over Indiana on Friday night. An MRI showed there was no structural damage. Jordan Clarkson led Utah with 27 points against his former team. Ersan Ilyasova added a season-high 20 points before fouling out in overtime and Joe Ingles had 20 points and a career-high-tying 14 assists. Bojan Bogdanovic had 19 points as Utah’s two-game winning streak ended. WIZARDS 121, PISTONS 100 WASHINGTON (AP) — Russell Westbrook had his 25th triple-double of the season, Bradley Beal scored 37 points and Washington beat Detroit. Westbrook finished with 15 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists in the fourth straight win for Washington (23-33), which continues its late-season push. He has 17 triple-doubles, 10 shy of Oscar Robertson’s record. Isaiah Stewart and Frank Jackson each scored 19 points for Detroit. Josh Jackson scored 17 as the Pistons failed in their attempt to win consecutive games for only the third time this season. GRIZZLIES 125, BUCKS 115 MILWAUKEE (AP) — Grayson Allen shot 7 of 10 from 3-point range and scored 26 points to lead six Grizzlies in double figures as Memphis beat Milwaukee. Memphis has begun its longest road trip in two decades by winning on back-to-back nights. The Grizzlies started their seven-game road swing Friday with a 126-115 victory at Chicago. Dillon Brooks had 21 points for Memphis. The Grizzlies also got 17 from Jonas Valanciunas, 16 from Desmond Bane, 15 from Xavier Tillman and 13 from Ja Morant. Kyle Anderson had eight points, eight rebounds and eight assists. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 28 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists for Milwaukee. BULLS 106, CAVALIERS 96 CHICAGO (AP) — Nikola Vucevic scored 25 points, Lauri Markkanen added 16 off the bench and Chicago beat Cleveland to snap a five-game losing streak. Denzel Valentine had 13 points off the bench as the Chicago reserves accounted for 45 points. The Bulls were playing for a second straight game without All-Star Zach LaVine, who is in the NBA’s health and safety protocol and not with the team. Colin Sexton and Darius Garland had 22 points apiece as the Cavaliers dropped their second straight and fourth in five games. The Associated Press
Chris Flexen strikes out Carlos Correa swinging in the 4th inning