Patty Mills and Rudy Gay combined for 42 points Monday, and helped San Antonio's bench dominate in the late third and early fourth quarters as the Spurs swamped the host Portland Trail Blazers 125-104. The Spurs led by five points heading to the final period but ran off to a 108-91 lead with 6:33 to play on the strength of 11 points by Gay and six by Mills. Portland never got closer than 11 points the rest of the way despite nine fourth-quarter points by Damian Lillard.
Nicolas Deslauriers scored a goal just over four minutes into the third period and the Anaheim Ducks earned their first victory of the season, getting the best of the visiting Minnesota Wild 1-0 on Monday. Deslauriers took a feed from the right corner by defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk and scored into a wide-open goal behind Wild goaltender Cam Talbot at 4:09 of the period. Deslauriers became the first Ducks player to score other than Max Comtois, who had all three Anaheim goals in the first two games.
Alexander Romanov scored his first NHL goal, while Shea Weber and Artturi Lehkonen each scored once to lead the Montreal Canadiens to a 3-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Monday in Edmonton. Devin Shore had the lone Oilers goal, scoring on a short-handed breakaway late in the game to spoil Jake Allen's shutout bid in the Canadiens net.
MP for Holland-Bukit Timah GRC Christopher De Souza has filed an adjournment motion in Parliament in a bid to preserve the Dover Forest in his constituency.
Robbie Fowler does not feel he put his reputation on the line despite taking charge at SC East Bengal just weeks before the start of the Indian Super League and watching his new side lose four of their first five games, the Liverpool great told Reuters. The Kolkata side were a late addition to the franchise-based ISL, which has supplanted the I-League as India's premier football competition. The club, celebrating their centenary year in 2020, pulled off something of a coup by bringing in Fowler on a two-year deal in October, though the former England striker had little time to make an impact before the season got underway a month later.
Treasury Secretary nominee Janet Yellen is calling on Congress to do more to fight a deep pandemic-induced recession, saying the threats of a longer and even worse downturn are too great to cut back on support now. “Without further action, we risk a longer, more painful recession now — and long-term scarring of the economy later,” Yellen said in testimony prepared for her confirmation hearing Tuesday before the Senate Finance Committee. Yellen, who will be the first female treasury secretary in the nation's history, is expected to have little trouble winning approval in a Senate that will be narrowly controlled by Democrats once two Democratic senators from Georgia are seated.
Singapore may be considering another round of measures to cool residential prices, according to market analysts, who see recent ministerial remarks as a signal for the possible move.
President-elect Joe Biden plans to unveil a sweeping immigration bill on Day One of his administration, hoping to provide an eight-year path to citizenship for an estimated 11 million people living in the U.S. without legal status, a massive reversal from the Trump administration's harsh immigration policies. The legislation puts Biden on track to deliver on a major campaign promise important to Latino voters and other immigrant communities after four years of President Donald Trump's restrictive policies and mass deportations.
Police stopped a car of Black men and confiscated two of their guns at Virginia's annual "Lobby Day" on Monday while white gun rights activists defied local laws unimpeded in the state capital of Richmond. In a day with racial tensions on display, Black protesters denounced what they called a double standard in a state where people are free to openly carry firearms. Virginians converge on the capitol each Lobby Day to petition state legislators on issues of public interest, but the day has been dominated by gun rights activists in recent years.
How Reddit introduced him to the director and his style. This article, 10 things about the filmmaker who gave Singapore the Wes Anderson touch, originally appeared on Coconuts, Asia's leading alternative media company.
A full-time national serviceman cheated the Ministry of Social and Family Development of COVID-19 funds several times.
The Philippines is now free of the highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu virus, the Department of Agriculture said on Tuesday, citing a declaration by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). "As of Jan. 8, the country is now free of the last remaining A(H5N6) strain of the avian Influenza," having resolved the outbreaks in Pampanga province and a village in Rizal, near the capital region, it said in a statement. The agriculture department had imposed a temporary ban on the importation of domestic and wild birds and their products from France, South Korea, the Netherlands, and Poland, where another highly pathogenic strain - H5N8 - has been detected.
Joe Biden has given himself an imposing to-do list for his earliest days as president and many promises to keep over the longer haul. Overshadowing everything at the very start is Biden's effort to win congressional approval of a $1.9 trillion plan to combat the coronavirus and the economic misery it has caused. Altogether Biden has laid out an ambitious if not always detailed set of plans and promises across the range of public policy.
India's PV Sindhu cruised into the second round of the Thailand Open on Tuesday to erase the memory of her surprise first round exit a week earlier
Some 10 million children in war-ravaged Afghanistan are at risk of not having enough food to eat in 2021, a humanitarian organization said Tuesday, and called for billions in new funds for aid. Just over 18 million Afghans, including 9.7 million children, are badly in need of lifesaving support, including food, Save the Children said in a statement. Chris Nyamandi, the organization's Afghanistan country director, said Afghans are suffering under a combination of violent conflict, poverty and the virus pandemic.
As this is Men’s Artistic Director Virgil Abloh’s sixth collection for Louis Vuitton, the show will take place in Paris, France at the Tennis Club de Paris.
Johnny Gaudreau collected one goal and one assist to lead the Calgary Flames to a 5-2 home victory over the Vancouver Canucks Monday night. Jacob Markstrom stopped 25 shots for the Flames, who were dominated in the first period but flipped the script the rest of the way en route to a second consecutive victory over the Canucks. Trailing 1-0 after a first period in which the Canucks held a 16-4 edge in shots, Gaudreau cued the comeback at the 12:05 mark of the middle frame.
Two albino deer were spotted wandering the wooded hills of Mingo County, West Virginia, on January 14.This footage, shot by Kermit resident Carter Messer from his car, shows the white deer moving among trees, trailing a darker deer.“I’ve seen several albino deer but this is the only time I have ever seen twins,” he told Storyful. Credit: Carter Messer via Storyful
Rescuers are in telephone contact with workers trapped for more than a week following an explosion in a gold mine in China and have been able to send them food and medicine, an official said Tuesday. Chen Fei, the mayor of the city of Yantai, said it appeared at least 12 of the 22 workers underground were alive and in relatively good health. The fate of the other 10 workers remained unknown.
De'Andre Hunter scored a season-high 25 points and Clint Capela recorded his fourth straight double-double to help the Atlanta Hawks to a 108-97 win over the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday. Capela scored 23 points, two shy of his season high, and grabbed 15 rebounds, his second straight game with that many boards. The Hawks, debuting their unique black uniforms with "MLK" on the front of the jerseys, ended a two-game losing streak.