WHL Playoffs: Kolesar helps Thunderbirds take 2-1 series lead

KELOWNA, B.C. — Keegan Kolesar scored his second of the game 19:40 into the third period as the Seattle Thunderbirds edged the Kelowna Rockets 2-1 on Tuesday in Game 3 of their Western Hockey League semifinal series. Kolesar gave Seattle, which lead the series 2-1, a 1-0 lead with his first of the game 11:33 into the second period. Calvin Thurkauf tied it up for the Rockets on a power play in the third. Thunderbirds goaltender Carl Stankowski made 34 saves. Kelowna’s Michael Herringer stopped 12 shots. The Rockets host Game 4 on Wednesday. — HURRICANES 3 PATS 1 LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — Jadon Joseph scored the go-ahead goal 13:54 into… Read More

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Christian Arroyo creates a memory, but Kershaw too much for Giants

SAN FRANCISCO – Christian Arroyo narrowed his eyes and started his hands. He had faced Clayton Kershaw plenty of times, but that version was an assemblage of pixels and 32-bit color. Here he was in full flesh, his jaw relaxed, descending into that bunny-hop delivery. Arroyo was not awestruck, nor was he keen to browse. The 21-year-old rookie with the thick shock of hair made his first major league hit a whistling single off a three-time Cy Young Award winner, creating a memory in the first inning for a sellout crowd amid the Giants’ 2-1 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers Tuesday night. Giants left-hander Ty Blach made a game… Read More

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Brandon Crawford exits game early with apparent injury

Brandon Crawford came out of the Giants’ game against Dodgers on Tuesday with what looked to be an injury. The shortstop had trouble getting to first base on a single in the eighth inning, grabbing near his right upper leg, groin and hip. Crawford was pulled from the game and pitcher Jeff Samardzija, once a college football player, pinch-ran for him. Crawford is already due to miss the next two games while on the three-day bereavement list. He is set to attend funeral services in the Los Angeles area for his sister-in-law, Jennifer Pippin, who died unexpectedly after suffering an asthma attack. Brandon Crawford appears to be hurt. — Andrew… Read More

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Kawhi Leonard, Mills lead Spurs by Grizzlies for 3-2 series lead

By RAUL DOMINGUEZ SAN ANTONIO — Kawhi Leonard had 28 points and the San Antonio Spurs rebounded from two discouraging road losses to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 116-103 on Tuesday night and take a 3-2 lead in their first-round series. San Antonio shot 14 for 28 on 3-point attempts, two off its postseason record, including 5-for-7 shooting by Patty Mills. Mills finished with 20 points and Tony Parker added 16. Mike Conley had 26 points and Marc Gasol added 17 for the Grizzlies, who have lost nine straight postseason games in San Antonio. With each team winning on its homecourt, Game 6 is Thursday night in Memphis. The Spurs went… Read More

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A Federal Judge Has Blocked Trump's Executive Order On Sanctuary Cities

As Trump approaches the 100 day mark, his administration has received yet another blow in its efforts to deport undocumented immigrants. On Tuesday, April 25, a federal judge in California blocked Trump’s executive order on sanctuary cities. The order sought to deny federal funding to so-called “sanctuary” jurisdictions that have vowed to protect undocumented immigrants from deportation. San-Francisco-based U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick, who was appointed by President Obama, ordered a nationwide preliminary injunction that will block enforcement of the executive order. The injunction will prevent the Trump administration from withholding federal funds from the over 300 local governments that have limited their cooperation with federal immigration officials. “The… Read More

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Strangers raise $31,000 for Connecticut man who takes care of stray cats

The stray cats of Hartford, Connecticut, have a hero in Willie Ortiz. The 76-year-old grandfather and retired welder has spent the last two decades feeding and taking care of feral and stray cats who call the streets home. He drives 22 miles a day in his 1988 Silverado to drop off food at 16 locations in Hartford and East Hartford, feeding about 68 cats. “The cats come out when they hear the sound of my engine,” Ortiz told People. “They know my voice and they know the sound of my engine.” He pays for all of the food, plus spaying and neutering cats and medication, by selling scrap metal that… Read More

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