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IRENA: Clean energy transition would pay for itself, drive post-pandemic economic recovery

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Guardian:Renewable energy could power an economic recovery from Covid-19 by spurring global GDP gains of almost $100tn (£80tn) between now and 2050, according to a report.The International Renewable Energy Agency found that accelerating investment in renewable energy could generate huge economic benefits while helping to tackle the global climate emergency.The agency’s director general, Francesco La Camera, said the global crisis ignited by the coronavirus outbreak exposed “the deep vulnerabilities of the current system” and urged governments to invest in renewable energy to kickstart economic growth and help meet climate targets.The agency’s landmark report found that accelerating investment in renewable energy would help tackle the climate crisis and would in effect pay for itself.Investing in renewable energy would deliver global GDP gains of $98tn above a business-as-usual scenario by 2050 by returning between $3 and $8 on every dollar invested. It would also quadruple the number of jobs in the sector to 42m over the next 30 years, and measurably improve global health and welfare scores, according to the report.“Governments are facing a difficult task of bringing the health emergency under control while introducing major stimulus and recovery measures,” La Camera said. “By accelerating renewables and making the energy transition an integral part of the wider recovery, governments can achieve multiple economic and social objectives in the pursuit of a resilient future that leaves nobody behind.”[Jillian Ambrose]More: Green energy could drive Covid-19 recovery with $100tn boost IRENA: Clean energy transition would pay for itself, drive post-pandemic economic recoverylast_img read more

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Years After Tobacco Deals Sold, SEC Says Rating Agencies Still Conflicted

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York In our story last month about credit rating agencies and tobacco bonds, we detailed numerous instances in which bankers pressured Standard & Poor’s, Fitch and Moody’s to give favorable treatment to bond issues being put together on behalf of state and local governments.Documents showed that the bankers brazenly played one firm against another to relax rating criteria and grade risker, longer-term tobacco bonds. These actions mostly pre-dated the 2008 financial crisis, in which the raters earned widespread criticism for giving high marks to bum mortgage securities packaged by Wall Street.Now, a new report from the rating agencies’ regulator, the Securities and Exchange Commission, found similar conflicts of interest at the firms, which are supposed to evaluate the riskiness of various debts at arm’s length from the banks and issuers they serve.The SEC’s annual examination of the firms’ business practices, published on the same day as ProPublica’s ratings story, cited numerous examples of how the firms continued to compromise the objectivity of their rating process during the 2013 calendar year. For instance:One of the top three rating firms changed its rating criteria “in a manner that addressed” concerns from business managers and proved advantageous to a trade group that had lobbied for the changes, the SEC said, concluding that “business and market-share concerns influenced the substance of the criteria.”One of the top three rating firms took financial models that were developed by outside parties and used them for its credit rating process 2013 without independently verifying their validity. It turned out that “errors in these third-party models resulted in changes to a substantial number” of the firm’s outstanding ratings, the SEC said.The SEC also uncovered instances of analysts having access to business performance data, such as market share, which could influence their decision making when assigning ratings. The failure to separate analysts from business activity was particularly egregious at one smaller rating firm, which allowed an analytical supervisor to participate in sales and marketing activities for ratings while also participating in determining those ratings.The SEC’s report does not name specific credit rating firms, other than indicating whether they were the three largest firms, S&P, Moody’s and Fitch, or their smaller competitors. The SEC also made recommendations for improving their procedures to avoid the problems identified in the report. In statements reacting to the SEC’s report, S&P, Moody’s and Fitch each said they continue to enhance their policies and procedures.Rating criteria 2013 the standards that agencies use to evaluate repayment risk across various types of debts 2013 are not supposed to be negotiated for the sake of winning business. But ProPublica found evidence that criteria for tobacco bonds 2014 debts backed by payments from a massive 1998 settlement with cigarette manufacturers 2014 were heavily negotiated by bankers.In marketing documents collected by ProPublica across 22 tobacco bond offerings, bankers for UBS, Bear Stearns, Citigroup and others repeatedly took credit for getting the firms to bend their criteria. The raters earn hefty fees if they’re chosen to rate an issue.“Bear Stearns is the ONLY firm in two years to have negotiated new rating criteria pertaining to stress tests and tobacco sector fundamentals,” the now-defunct investment bank said in a 2005 marketing document typical of the firm’s claims of influence over the rating process.After our story published, Wisconsin responded to a ProPublica public records request with a disc containing dozens of tobacco bond records dating to 2001. They include more claims by bankers saying they had swayed the rating firms.In 2008, bankers from Lehman Brothers told Wisconsin that S&P had agreed to hear arguments for rating the state’s tobacco bonds “even if” the debt couldn’t satisfy the firm’s “newly-minted, more stringent” rating criteria, according to a proposal submitted by the bank three days after its historic Sept. 15, 2008, bankruptcy.2001 BearStearns2001 GoldmanSachs2001 JPMorgan2001 MerrillLynch2001 MorganStanley2001 SalomonSmithBarneydc.embed.load(‘’, { q: “projectid: 17580-wisconsin “, container: “#DC-search-projectid-17580-wisconsin”, title: “Wisconsin Tobacco Bond Documents”, order: “title”, per_page: 6, search_bar: true, organization: 4 });In a 2007 document from Wisconsin, Bear Stearns said Fitch had published new rating criteria specifically in response to demands it made during a Puerto Rico tobacco deal. The criteria were “negotiated in their entirety during the rating process for our Puerto Rico tobacco transaction,” Bear Stearns said in a proposal to handle a potential deal by Wisconsin.Asked about the document, Fitch said no banker or outside party “unduly influenced” its ratings decisions for tobacco bonds. In statements and interviews, Moody’s and S&P also have denied changing their rating criteria for the debt in response to demands from investment bankers.In 2013, the Justice Department sued S&P for “falsely” representing that “its ratings were objective” when it rated subprime mortgage debts, seeking $5 billion in damages. S&P has said in defense that its ratings simply reflected its “current best judgments” about the debts. The firm may be nearing a $1 billion settlement of the mortgage ratings lawsuit, The New York Times reported on Monday.Like many of the mortgage securities at the heart of that lawsuit, the riskiest tobacco bonds are now headed for eventual default.Though the bonds are backed by money states and other governments get under the 1998 tobacco settlement, the amount of the annual payments is linked to cigarette sales, which have fallen faster than expected. That’s forced some states and counties to engineer bailouts.Last August, the SEC adopted rating agency reforms aimed at strengthening the separation between staff who perform the analytical work and business managers.The reforms hadn’t taken effect when the SEC conducted examinations summarized in its report. The new rules will be fully phased-in by June.Bill Harrington, a former Moody’s analyst who looked at ProPublica’s collection of tobacco bond documents and the SEC’s new report, said he doesn’t think the rating agencies have changed.Until 2010, Harrington worked in the Moody’s division that rated complex securities at the heart of the financial crisis. He said he frequently saw managers, analysts and their teams make changes to rating criteria on the fly to satisfy business concerns, such as winning deals and market share.In comments submitted to the SEC, Harrington has issued similar critiques, helping expose some of the rating-agency conflicts that contributed to the financial crisis. A Moody’s spokesman had no immediate comment on Harrington’s remarks.The SEC’s latest examination report, Harrington said, shows evidence of more of the same.“The ugly picture that you saw in 2008 can just repeat itself,” Harrington said.Related coverage: Read more of Cezary Podkul’s coverage of tobacco debt.ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for their newsletter.last_img read more

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Working with millennials

first_img continue reading » understand that brand and culture are important to millennials. Appeal to members of this generation by using current technology and using it well. Ivan Seselj, CEO of Promapp Solutions in Auckland, New Zealand, (with U.S. headquarters in San Francisco) offers the following pointers to help organizations get the most from their millennial employees. Credit unions should:realize millennials want to constantly grow, tackling new responsibilities, challenges and opportunities. “They also want to be part of the solution and, as such, want a say in what occurs on the job,” he says. In turn, credit unions should demonstrate a willingness to listen and act on their input when appropriate. provide millennials a way to become involved in the community; they want to make a difference in the world. 17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Property values lowest in a year

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OneSubsea Orders MV Swivel from MacArtney

first_imgMacArtney Underwater Technology has secured the contract from OneSubsea for a Moog Focal Model 460 medium voltage electrical swivel (MVES). The MVES is configured as a stacked ring design and will be included in the final design of the full subsea production system architecture solution for a development project.In addition to delivery of the MVES, the contract includes on-site Focal/MacArtney installation and commissioning jobs to support OneSubsea during these phases.The project involves development of six subsea production wells and six water injection wells integrating subsea multi-phase booster pumps.“Taking part in this comprehensive and ambitious project is extremely important to us,” says Jens-Henrik Gadeberg, sales manager, MacArtney. “Working together with Moog Focal to provide leading-edge expertise and support to OneSubsea for a development project is a pleasure and a privilege.”last_img read more

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New Scottish Cluster Targets Offshore Wind Supply Chain

first_imgThe Scottish industry and the public sector have established a new cluster dedicated to supporting the growth of the offshore wind supply chain on the east coast of Scotland.The Forth & Tay Offshore cluster includes the Angus, Dundee City, Fife, Perth & Kinross, East Lothian and Scottish Borders councils with support from SSE, EDF Renewables and Red Rock Power Limited.The parties said that a series of activities designed to support innovation, collaboration, investment in skills and market awareness will take place, while promoting existing supply chain capabilities.According to the participants, the new cluster is established as part of the UK Government’s Sector Deal for Offshore Wind, which set a target of 30GW of operating capacity by 2030.“The new Forth & Tay cluster is well placed to service not only Scotland’s growing offshore wind pipeline, but also the many other projects planned for the rest of the UK and Europe,” said Andy McDonald, Head of Low carbon at Scottish Enterprise.“The clusters are an ideal route for the Scottish supply chain to tap into innovation, collaboration and skills development opportunities, so I’d encourage any interested company to come along to the business breakfasts to learn how they can become part of Scotland’s offshore wind success story.”last_img read more

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Bacolod grad rites suspended

first_imgSales added Briones has suggested thatthe end of school year rites can still be held between April 13 and 17 “wheneverything will be okay.” (With PNA/PN) Mayor Evelio Leonardia issued ThursdayExecutive Order No. 16-2020, saying it is imperative that the city governmentimplements urgent and critical measures to prevent the spread of the diseasecoronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). “That’s why we decided to endface-to-face classroom interaction by March 20. After that, all our learnerswill be given home self-help activities. The five days from March 22 to 27 arenon-contact days, but are still counted as part of the school days,” she said. BACOLOD City –School recognition and graduation exercise in all levels of public and privateschools in this city will be suspended until further notice. “I’d like to thank the mayor forpromptly deciding on the issuance of the EO for the suspension of graduationand end of school year rites. This decision is consistent also with that of thegood (Education) Secretary Leonor Briones,” she said. For her part, City Schools DivisionSuperintendent Gladys Amylaine Sales welcomed the mayor’s decision.center_img Sales, however, said public schoolsunder the Department of Education (DepEd) have not suspended classes since theyare almost done with all the learning competencies for the school year. Leonardia said he arrived at thedecision to suspend the graduation and moving-up ceremonies after threeconsecutive emergency meetings with city, school, and health officials onWednesday. Leonardia cited Resolution No.282-2020 approved by the City Council on Wednesday, declaring a local state ofhealth emergency, after President Rodrigo Duterte made a similar declarationall over the country, and after the World Health Organization also declared thedisease as public health emergency of international concern. According to Leonardia, the Departmentof Health strongly urges the public to avoid attending, participating in, andorganizing events that draw a huge number of attendees.last_img read more

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Poyet refuses to talk about ref

first_img Sunderland had initially taken the lead with a superb Lee Cattermole strike but West Brom were forcing themselves back into contention when referee Neil Swarbrick pointed to the spot. Poyet said: “If you ask every single manager, we want to talk about football. “Unfortunately at the end we are always talking about one decision. I am not even going to try, it is simple. I don’t even need to comment. It is not worth it. “Everyone in the stadium thought he was stopping to give a yellow card to Anichebe. It is not the way I wanted to start, talking about referees.” Poyet’s opposite number Alan Irvine, who came within five minutes of bringing in his new job with a win, accepted his team may have got lucky with that decision. Irvine said: “It was soft. I didn’t immediately jump up saying it was a penalty. Had he not given it I probably wouldn’t have made too much of it either.” Irvine, however, did feel Sunderland had their share of luck on occasions. Early in the second half West Brom appeared to force the ball over the line in a goalmouth scramble but the flag had been raised for a foul on goalkeeper Vito Mannone. Press Association Sunderland boss Gus Poyet insisted he would not talk about the referee after his side conceded a controversial penalty in their 2-2 draw at West Brom. The Black Cats saw their early lead cancelled out in their Barclays Premier League opener at The Hawthorns as Valentin Roberge was adjudged to have brought down Victor Anichebe. Replays suggested just the slightest of shirt pulls but Saido Berahino made no mistake from the spot and later grabbed a second to leave Sunderland needing a late Sebastian Larsson equaliser to earn a point. Irvine said: “I think that is open to interpretation as well, a bit like the penalty was. “We also conceded a free-kick which led to the build-up to the second goal which, again, is open to interpretation. “But the referee has to make a decision. He has done that and I am sure some people will feel he has made the right decisions and some will feel he has made the wrong ones. It is a hard job.” Both managers also had similar views on the rest of the game, primarily that West Brom had the better of the first half and Sunderland shaded the latter stages. Poyet said: “We started well – great strike, goal and players confident, then we had 20-25 minutes of disaster technically. We couldn’t pass the ball more than two or three times. “That gave the chance to West Brom to start attacking and attacking and when you defend too much, one decision or one mistake can give them the opportunity to come back into the game. “The second half was better, even if we conceded a poor goal. We were more aggressive and more in their half. I am pleased with the reaction. “You need to take a point. There is so little between the teams that a point to start with is not a bad thing.” Irvine, the former Sheffield Wednesday and Preston manager who was a surprise choice to succeed Pepe Mel, admitted to mixed feelings. He said: “I felt there were a lot of good things. Last year I’m told we didn’t come back from going behind so that was really pleasing. It was a great response by the lads. “It was a magnificent strike and it could have been very challenging for the players. “I felt we controlled the first half, very much dominating and had a lot of momentum. “I don’t think we played as well second half. I didn’t think we passed the ball as well and gave it away a little bit too cheaply at times. “I hoped and expected us to stay in front and was disappointed with the nature of the goal and the fact we did concede it.” last_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_imgThe right-hander threw 101 pitches and made quick work of the Pirates as Chicago won for the eighth time in nine.Elsewhere in the majors:— The Athletics coasted past the Rangers, 10-3 as Matt Olson and Marcus Semien connected on two-run homers and Stephen Piscotty (pihs-KAH’-tee) lined a three-run double. Sean Manaea allowed one earned run over five innings as the lefty won his second straight start. — Cristian Javier pitched into the sixth inning and the Astros put together a five-run first to take Game 1 of a doubleheader against the Angels, 6-3. Javier struck out five and allowed three runs and three hits over 5 2/3 innings, including Tommy La Stella’s solo homer.— The Angels took the nightcap and ended a three-game slide as Brian Goodwin drove in three runs to lead a 12-5 romp over Houston. Luis Rengifo (rehn-HEE’-foh) hit a solo homer and David Fletcher was 3-for-5 with two RBIs as part of the Halos’ 12-hit attack. August 26, 2020 UNDATED (AP) — The Indians will recall Mike Clevinger to pitch Wednesday against the Twins. It will be Clevinger’s first start for the Indians since he and teammate Zach Plesac were demoted for breaking team rules and Major League Baseball COVID-19 protocols.The right-hander last pitched on Aug. 5 at Cincinnati. Three days later, he and teammate Zach Plesac (PLEE’-sak) violated the Indians’ code of conduct by leaving the team’s hotel in Chicago and risking exposure to the coronavirus. Elsewhere in the majors:— The Astros-Angels game scheduled for Wednesday in Houston has been postponed because of Hurricane Laura. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Sept. 5 in Anaheim. — The Orioles have placed left-hander Wade LeBlanc on the 60-day injured list with a season-ending elbow problem. LeBlanc walked off the mound in the first inning of Sunday’s game against Boston after experiencing elbow tightness. COLLEGE FOOTBALL-NEW MEXICO-LAWSUITFamily of late New Mexico lineman sues former coach, schoolRIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A lawsuit filed in federal court alleges the University of New Mexico, former football coach Bob Davie and the NCAA didn’t protect 21-year-old Nahje Flowers, who died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in November. The suit alleges that Davie ignored a player’s plea for help in his fight against depression and instead made the lineman play a game before he took his own life.Court documents said the defensive standout had sought counseling to fight depression, but Davie overruled a therapist’s recommendation that Flowers take some time off. Update on the latest sports Mavericks center Kristaps Porzingis sat out with right knee soreness. It was the second straight game the 7-foot-3 Latvian missed.Dallas coach Rick Carlisle was ejected in the third quarter of the testy game, which included six technicals and a flagrant-1 foul.NBA-NEWSLillard to miss Wednesday’s gameLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers will be without guard Damian Lillard against the Lakers Wednesday. Lillard has a sprained right knee and will be sidelined for the game as the Blazers attempt to force a Game 6. He got hurt while driving to the basket and drawing a foul with 7:16 left in the third quarter of Monday’s game. In other NBA news:— Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH’-nihs an-teh-toh-KOON’-poh) has been voted NBA Defensive Player of the Year, finishing ahead of Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis in the balloting. Antetokounmpo is the fifth player to win Defensive Player of the Year and MVP honors in a career, joining Michael Jordan, Hakeem Olajuwon (ah-LAH’-zhoo-wahn), David Robinson and Kevin Garnett. The “Greek Freak” also ended the two-year reign of Utah center Rudy Gobert (goh-BEHR’) as Defensive Player of the Year.NHL-STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFSBolts beat B’s in OT, Canucks square seriesUNDATED (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning and Boston Bruins have traded victories to start their Stanley Cup second-round series. So have the Vancouver Canucks and Vegas Golden Knights. Jamal Murray scored 33 of his 42 points while playing every minute of the second half to guide the Nuggets to a 117-107 win over the Utah Jazz in Game 5. Murray hit 17 of 26 shots and had eight assists, including a pass to Nikola Jokic (nih-KOH’-lah YOH’-kihch) for a 3-pointer with 23.6 seconds remaining that sealed the win.With the game tied at 101, Murray scored nine straight for Denver to help the Nuggets gain some separation. The trailed by as many as 15 in the third quarter.Donovan Mitchell finished with 30 points for the Jazz, who will try again to wrap up the first-round series on Thursday.The Clippers took a three-games-to-two lead in their first-round series by setting a franchise record for points in a playoff game, 154-111 over the Mavericks. Kawhi (kah-WY’) Leonard scored 22 points and Paul George scored 18 while Los Angeles was building a 76-52 halftime lead. George broke out of a scoring slump with a team-high 35 points and Leonard added 32. Montrezl (MAHN’-trehz) Harrell delivered 19 points and 11 rebounds for the Clippers.Dallas guard Luka Doncic (DAHN’-chihch) was held to 22 points on 6 of 17 shooting after pouring in 43 points on Sunday. — The Giants pulled out a 10-8 comeback win over the Dodgers on Donovan Solano’s two-out, two-run homer in the bottom of the 11th. Brandon Belt tied it with a ninth-inning homer and Evan Longoria knotted the score with an 11th-inning single before Solano connected.— Nolan Arenado (ar-eh-NAH’-doh) broke out of a slump with two doubles and two RBIs in the Rockies’ 5-4 win against the Diamondbacks. Trevor Story added two hits and stole two bases as Colorado dealt Arizona its seventh consecutive loss.— The Braves and Yankees were rained out in Atlanta, delaying the debut of Braves top prospect Ian Anderson and the return of Aaron Judge and Ronald Acuña (ah-KOON’-yah) Jr. Gerrit Cole was scheduled to be on the mound for the Yankees as he tries to tie an American League record of 21 straight victories.MLB-NEWSClevinger back with Indians Ondrej Palat (AHN’-dray pah-LAHT’) scored 4:40 into overtime to give the Lightning a 4-3 triumph over the Bruins, tying the series at a game apiece.Blake Coleman scored twice, including a goal that put the Lightning ahead, 3-2 in the third period. But Brad Marchand tied it with his second goal of the night, beating Andrei Vasilevskiy (va-sih-LEHV’-skee) with 3:58 left in regulation.Nikita Kucherov also scored and Vasilevskiy stopped 22 shots for the Lightning.Jaroslav Halak (YAH’-roh-slahv hah-LAHK’) made 36 saves for Boston.The Canucks knotted their series by getting two goals from Bo Horvat in a 5-2 win over the Golden Knights. Tyler Toffoli (tah-FOH’-lee) scored 89 seconds into the game to put Vancouver ahead to stay. Toffoli and Elias (eh-LEE’-uhs) Pettersson each had a goal and two assists to support Jacob Markstrom’s 38-save performance. — J.T. Realmuto (ree-al-MOO’-toh) crushed a three-run homer and Jake Arrieta pitched five strong innings to send the Phillies past the Nationals, 8-3. Arrieta threw just 54 pitches before a rain delay ended his night, blanking Washington after Trea Turner led off the bottom of the first with a homer to run his hitting streak to 11 games.— Miguel Rojas slapped a two-run single in a three-run second that carried the Marlins to a 4-0 win over the Mets in Game 1 of a seven-inning twinbill. Four Miami pitchers combined on an eight-hitter as New York went 1-for-12 with runners in scoring position.— The Mets never scored in their double-header as Trevor Rogers held them to one hit over four innings in his major league debut, leading a 3-0 win at Citi Field. Brian Anderson’s two-run double in the fourth helped the Marlins complete the sweep.— Ryan McBroom’s RBI single in the eighth inning was the difference in the Royals’ 5-4 verdict over the Cardinals. Former Redbird Trevor Rosenthal pitched the ninth for his seventh save in seven opportunities allowing a one-out triple and then hitting a batter before getting out of the jam.— Orlando Arcia (AHR’-see-ah) snapped a 2-for-21 stretch with a go-ahead single in a three-run fourth that sent the Brewers past the Reds, 3-2. Winning pitcher Brandon Woodruff allowed two runs on four hits with eight strikeouts over six frames. NFL-NEWSBrowns: Delpit out for the seasonUNDATED (AP) — Cleveland Browns rookie safety Grant Delpit ruptured his right Achilles tendon and is out for the season. The team also announced Delpit will need surgery.Delpit is the third Browns defensive starter to sustain a significant injury in the past week, along with linebacker Mack Wilson and nickel back Kevin Johnson. The Browns selected Delpit in the second round out of LSU. COLLEGE FOOTBALL-AP PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA TEAMParsons, Sewell among AP preseason All Americans not playingUNDATED (AP) — Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons and Oregon tackle Penei Sewell are among 11 players selected to The Associated Press preseason All-America first-team team who will not be playing this fall. Voters considered all Division I players, even those who had already opted out of the season or whose teams had postponed football. Another 12 second-team All-Americans will not be playing in the fall, including Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields.center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA PLAYOFFS-SCHEDULENuggets stay alive, Clippers clobber MavsLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Denver Nuggets were 12 minutes away from elimination from the NBA Playoffs before extending their season on Tuesday. Shea Theodore assisted on Vegas goals by Alex Tuch (tuhk) and Max Pacioretty (pash-uh-REH’-tee).The Canucks won 66% of their faceoffs and had 45 hits compared to just 15 for the Knights.NHL-MAPLE LEAFS-PENGUINS TRADEPenguins reacquire Kapanen from Maple LeafsPITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins have begun their roster retooling by acquiring Kasperi Kapanen (kas-PEHR’-ee KAP’-ah-nehn) from Toronto in a multiplayer swap. Elsewhere in the NFL:— The Lions decided not to practice on Tuesday, protesting after a Black man was shot by police in Wisconsin. Lions coach Matt Patricia opened the team’s morning meeting by allowing players to share their thoughts on the shooting of Jacob Blake, who is paralyzed from the waist down. Blake was shot Sunday, three months after the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.— The Bills will play their first two home games without fans present, while not ruling out the possibility of allowing some into the stadium before season’s end. — The 49ers will play their season opener against Arizona without fans in attendance. The team said it would work with state and county officials to determine whether it will be safe to allow fans to attend games later this season.— The Vikings will play at least their first two home games without fans in the stands. Current Minnesota Department of Health guidelines specify an indoor venue capacity of 250 people. — Tyler Glasnow struck out nine of his final 10 batters and finished with a career-high 13 Ks over seven innings of the Rays’ 4-2 win over the Orioles. Hunter Renfroe and Manuel Margot hit back-to-back homers to back Glasnow, who allowed two runs and five hits in Tampa Bay’s eighth win in 10 games.— Francisco Lindor (lihn-DOHR’) smacked a go-ahead, two-run homer in the sixth inning to push the Indians past the Twins, 4-2. Shane Bieber (BEE’-bur) improved to 6-0 by giving up two runs while striking out 10 over six innings.— Rafael Devers (DEH’-vurz) hit a three-run triple to highlight the Red Sox’s six-run sixth in a 9-7 win versus the Blue Jays. Xander Bogaerts (BOH’-gahrts) had three hits, and Mitch Moreland and Jackie Bradley Jr. each had two RBIs for Boston. — Jonathan Schoop (skohp) hit a grand slam in a five-run sixth inning that highlighted the Tigers’ 7-1 rout of the Cubs. Spencer Turnbull picked up the win with 5 2/3 scoreless innings, yielding three hits while striking out five.— J.T. Crawford slammed a two-run homer and Austin Nola added a solo shot as the Mariners whipped the Padres, 8-3, ending San Diego’s seven-game winning streak. Crawford furnished three RBIs, while Nola and Evan White each had three of Seattle’s 13 hits. Associated Press — Two-time Pro Bowl safety Budda Baker has agreed to terms on a four-year, $59 million, four-year contract extension with the Cardinals. Baker’s agent David Mulugheta confirmed the terms and that $33.1 million is guaranteed. — Vikings linebacker Cameron Smith’s surgery to repair an enlarged heart has gone as planned. Smith’s genetic defect was discovered earlier this month, only after a false positive COVID-19 test. Coach Mike Zimmer said Smith was “in good shape” after the procedure Monday in Philadelphia. VIRUS OUTBREAK-COLLEGE FOOTBALL-TENNESSEEReduced crowd planned for Tennessee home gamesKNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee will be selling tickets for approximately 25% of the seats at Neyland Stadium for this season. The Penguins also get well-traveled forward Pontus Aberg and defensive prospect Jesper Lindgren from the Maple Leafs for Pittsburgh’s first-round pick in this year’s draft as well as forward Evan Rodrigues, defenseman David Warsofsky and Swedish forward Filip Hallander.NHL-BLUE JACKETS-TORTELLA FINENHL fines Tortella $25,000 for conduct in media sessionCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The NHL has fined Columbus Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella $25,000 for his conduct during a media session after his team was eliminated from the playoffs.Following the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Game 5 victory over the Blue Jackets, Tortorella ended his video news conference after two questions and walked away. The world record holder in the 100 and 200 meters retired in 2017.SOCCER-BARCELONA-MESSIMessi tells Barcelona he wants to leave the clubBARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi has told Barcelona he wants to leave the club after nearly two decades with the Spanish giants.But the club hinted that a legal battle could be coming and said it won’t automatically grant the Argentine star his wishes. The dispute centers around a clause in Messi’s contract. The stadium has a capacity of 102,455, counting everybody in the building, which could mean around 25,000 fansUniversity officials say restrictions could change during the season based on statewide virus data and recommendations from public health officials. PGA TOUR CHAMPIONSLefty still on top thru 36RIDGEDALE, Mo. (AP) — Phil Mickelson continues to lead the PGA Tour Champions’ Charles Schwab Series event in Missouri. Mickelson followed his opening-round 61 with a 7-under 64 that leaves him 17 under for the tournament. He’s four strokes ahead of Rod Pampling and Tim Petrovic, who shot 65s on Tuesday.VIRUS OUTBREAK-USAIN BOLTJamaican official says Usain Bolt tests positive for COVIDKINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica’s Minister of Health says legendary sprinter Usain Bolt has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.Bolt said he’s trying to be responsible and will stay indoors and self-quarantine. He said he has no symptoms. MLB-SCHEDULEGiolito tosses no-hitter for Pale HoseUNDATED (AP) — The truncated major league season has its first no-hitter. Lucas Giolito did the honors while leading the White Sox to a 4-0 shutout of the Pirates. The hollers of his teammates echoed around the ballpark after right fielder Adam Engel caught Erik Gonzalez’s slicing drive toward the line for the final out. Giolito tied a career high with 13 strikeouts while tossing the White Sox’s 19th no-hitter and first since Phillip Humber’s (UHM’-burz) perfect game against the Mariners in 2012. Only a four-pitch walk to Gonzalez leading off the fourth inning got in Giolito’s way of perfection. last_img read more

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