The Utah Jazz struggled from long range. Donovan Mitchell scored 28 points, and the Jazz beat the Sacramento Kings 103-97 on Saturday night for their ninth straight victory. "When you're shooting well or you're not shooting well, these things come or go throughout the course of the season," Kings coach Dave Joerger said. Temple then made a 3-pointer for Sacramento, but Ingles made another foul shot and Gobert scored to help Utah close it out. ... Sacramento scored 15 points off Utah's 10 first-half turnovers.
March 18, 2018 03:53 UTC
Marcus Foligno scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period, leading the Minnesota Wild to a 3-1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday night. Devan Dubnyk, who spent 19 games with the Coyotes in the 2014-15 season, stopped 30 shots for his 200th career win. The Coyotes' penalty-kill unit kept the Wild from scoring on Minnesota's four other power plays for the game. Panik missed a chance to give Arizona the lead when Dubnyk saved his breakaway attempt at 13:58 of the second. ... Wild fans were at times the more vocal ones in the Coyotes' building, chanting "Let's Go Wild!"
March 18, 2018 03:45 UTC
The uncle of one of the victims of Thursday's bridge collapse in Miami blasted what he called the "complete incompetence" and "colossal failure" of the decision to allow people to drive under the bridge while it was still under construction. - Joe Smitha, uncle of Florida bridge collapse victimSmitha spoke Saturday as crews worked to recover the last of the victims crushed by 950 tons of debris when the bridge fell Thursday afternoon. FLORIDA BRIDGE COLLAPSE SEEMED ‘LIKE A BOMB HAD EXPLODED,’ WITNESS SAYSMiami-Dade police previously released the names of three people who were killed in the sudden midday collapse of the span, which was being installed to connect Florida International University to the City of Sweetwater. SECOND FIU BRIDGE COLLAPSE VICTIM IDENTIFIED AS WORKERBrown was an employee of Structural Technologies VSL, although it remained unclear what work he was doing on the bridge at the time of its collapse. FIRST FLORIDA BRIDGE COLLAPSE VICTIM IDENTIFIED AS FIU STUDENT, 18At Saturday's news conference, Rubio praising the NTSB investigation for already making progress in just 24 hours.
March 18, 2018 03:45 UTC
PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Militants have ambushed a polio vaccination team in a remote tribal region in Pakistan, killing two of the medical workers and seriously wounding another two, officials said Sunday. The gunmen also attacked tribal police and the paramilitary Frontier Corps when they responded to the attack late Saturday, killing one paramilitary and wounding another. Pakistan is one of the only countries in the world where polio is still endemic, along with Afghanistan and Nigeria. An official in Pakistan’s restive Mohmand Agency, Younus Khan, said two workers from the seven-member polio vaccination team went missing after the attack but later returned unharmed. Provincial Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra condemned the attack, calling the polio workers “heroes.”___Associated Press writer Ishtiaq Mahsud in Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan, contributed to this report.
March 18, 2018 03:33 UTC
"The first punk show I ever saw was the Plugz, and I was instantly blown away by Charlie's playing," said keyboardist Greg Kuehn, who later joined the Southern California punk group TSOL before also becoming an in-demand session and touring musician. "We wound up playing with Bob Dylan together, and became good friends, playing on a lot of sessions back in the day. He was always getting me in on stuff. Such an open-hearted guy."
March 18, 2018 03:22 UTC
The Federal Election Commission has launched an investigation to determine if the National Rifle Association accepted illegal contributions from Russian nationals or organizations to support President Donald Trump’s campaign, Politico reports. The ADLF called on the FEC to investigate “whether the NRA violated federal law by taking illegal contributions from foreign nationals in connection with the 2016 presidential election and violated the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971,” according to the complaint. McClatchy reported in January that the FBI was investigating if Alexander Torshin, the deputy governor of Russia’s central bank who has ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin, was funneling money to the NRA for the Trump campaign. Torshin, a lifetime member of the NRA, reached out to members of the Trump campaign through the organization, according to McClatchy. The NRA spent a record amount on 2016 elections, including $21 million to back Trump and $14 million to attack Hillary Clinton.
March 18, 2018 03:11 UTC
In the parts of Benedict's letter that Vigano chose to read, Benedict confirmed that Francis has solid theological and philosophical training, and he praised the book's initiative for showing the "interior continuity" between the two papacies. He wrote that it was "foolish prejudice" to paint Francis as only a practical man devoid of theology and Benedict as a mere academic who knew nothing of the lives of ordinary faithful.
March 18, 2018 03:00 UTC
The Denver Nuggets did something no NBA team has done in almost seven weeks — lost to the Memphis Grizzlies. Dillon Brooks scored 24 points, Tyreke Evans added 20 and the Grizzlies snapped a 19-game losing streak with a 101-94 victory over the Nuggets on Saturday night. The defeat was a lousy first step as the Nuggets embark on a seven-game road trip. Grizzlies: Held a halftime lead for the first time since the losing streak began. NOTHING LIKE THISAsked if he had ever endured a 19-game losing streak, Brooks, a rookie from Oregon, replied: "There's not enough games in college to go through a losing streak like that."
March 18, 2018 02:48 UTC
"It's kind of the way it is," Tobias Harris said late Friday night. "With that being said, at the end of the day, you've got to be mentally strong too and understand that you can't look at where it's at right now. You just got to handle your business and look ahead and just be ready for every single opponent and be ready to do what you have to do to control what you can control, really.
March 18, 2018 02:48 UTC
PhotoORLANDO, Fla. — Henrik Stenson did just enough right and was happy enough to take a one-shot lead in the Arnold Palmer Invitational, even if he wishes it could have been more. “I was looking for a little better,” Stenson said. “But I’m still in the lead.”Bryson DeChambeau also missed his share of chances in a round of 72 and was one shot behind. He will be in the penultimate group with Justin Rose, who shot a 67 while playing in the same group with Woods, and he wound up three shots behind. Advertisement Continue reading the main storyWoods made another bold play on the par-5 16th, this time with his ball near the lip of a bunker.
Source:New York Times
March 18, 2018 02:42 UTC
Norvell had 28 points, hit six 3-pointers and grabbed 12 rebounds, leading Gonzaga back into the Sweet 16 with a 90-84 victory over Ohio State in the West Region on Saturday night. Keita Bates-Diop had 28 points and Kam Williams 19 for Ohio State. "They are really good and could make another Final Four run," Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann. Ohio State and Gonzaga met four months ago in the PK80 Invitational. BIG PICTUREOhio State came up short of its first Sweet 16 since 2013, but the season could hardly be considered a failure.
March 18, 2018 02:26 UTC
The Defense Department has released the names of seven airmen who were killed Thursday when an HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter crashed in western Iraq. The cause of the crash remains under investigation. Those who were killed include Capt. Mark K. Weber, 29 years old, of Colorado Springs, Colo. He was assigned to the 38th Rescue Squadron at Moody Air Force Base, Ga.Four...
Source:Wall Street Journal
March 18, 2018 02:03 UTC
(CNN) As the news arrived Friday night that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe had been fired by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, I felt a visceral numbness. The McCabe I knew was an ambitious ladder-climber whose sights were squarely fixed on advancement within the organization. The FBI has stated that McCabe acted in accordance with the agency's protocols while his wife was running for office. Andrew McCabe (kneeling forefront) and James Gagliano (standing behind) during FBI New York SWAT Team training at Camp Smith, NY, on June 19, 2003. Not doing this appears to be why Andrew McCabe was fired.
March 18, 2018 01:52 UTC
Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards delivered in a big game in the Eastern Conference playoff race. Beal scored 19 points, Marcin Gortat had 18 and the Wizards beat the Pacers 109-102 on Saturday night in a possible postseason preview. Washington (40-30) earned its second straight win to move into a tie with Indiana for fourth in the conference standings. The Wizards also claimed the first tiebreaker with the Pacers by taking two of three in the season series. The Pacers committed 15 turnovers, leading to 26 points for the Wizards.
March 18, 2018 01:42 UTC
The next time the UFC heavyweight title will be on the line will be July 7. On that night, heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic will meet light heavyweight kingpin Daniel Cormier in the main event of UFC 226. Volkov, the former Bellator heavyweight champ, scored an upset victory at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 127 fight card. Volkov knocked out ex-UFC heavyweight champ Fabricio Werdum at the 1:38 mark of the fourth round in the main event bout at London’s 02 Arena. The only active UFC heavyweight with more consecutive wins is Miocic who has victories in his past six fights.
March 18, 2018 01:41 UTC