Barrett leads Canada past China to close out qualifier warmups

VICTORIA — R.J. Barrett had a game-high 21 points as Canada’s men’s senior basketball team beat China 108-72 on Sunday in the back half of the Pacific Rim Basketball Classic. The 18-year-old Barrett, from Mississauga, Ont., made his national senior team debut on Friday when Canada beat China 97-62 in Vancouver. Canada had four players score in double digits by the end of the third quarter in Sunday’s rout. The two-game series was a warmup as Canada prepares for World Cup qualifying matches against the Dominican Republic on Friday at Toronto’s Ricoh Coliseum and the U.S. Virgin Islands July 2 at Ottawa’s TD Place. Canada has a 3-1 record in… Read More

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Westworld: Is This Now?

Every week for the second season of Westworld, three Atlantic staffers will discuss new episodes of HBO’s cerebral sci-fi drama. Sophie Gilbert: So much of the last half-hour of “The Passenger” felt like a series finale. Dolores was reborn (born isn’t quite the right word but we do the best we can) into Charlotte Hale’s body, waved through security protocols by a (perhaps) in-on-the-secret Stubbs, and escorted onto a boat to her new life among humans on the mainland. Maeve made a triumphant escape, and survived long enough to usher her daughter to safety in a kind of robot paradise coded by Ford. Akecheta also made it to the other… Read More

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Red Wings trade defenceman Robbie Russo to Coyotes for draft pick

The Detroit Red Wings and Arizona Coyotes waded into the trade market fray Sunday, with the Red Wings sending defenceman Robbie Russo to the desert in exchange for a conditional 2019 seventh-round draft pick. OFFICIAL: #Coyotes acquire defenseman Robbie Russo from Detroit in exchange for a 2019 conditional seventh round draft choice. Details: https://t.co/dQPrKstImK pic.twitter.com/5rGVDDVhXn — Arizona Coyotes (@ArizonaCoyotes) June 25, 2018 Russo, who was originally drafted in the fourth round of the 2011 NHL Draft by the New York Islanders, suited up for 75 games for Detroit’s AHL affiliate this season, posting nine goals and 32 points for the Grand Rapids Griffins. He logged zero games at the NHL… Read More

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John Holer, Marineland Founder, Dies At 83

John Holer, who founded the Marineland theme park in Niagara Falls, Ont., and unapologetically defended it against all critics, has died at the age of 83. His lawyer Andrew Burns says Holer died in his home Saturday morning surrounded by family. “On behalf of Marineland, I can confirm that Mr. Holer passed away Saturday morning at his home, peacefully, comforted by his wife and son,” said Burns, who declined to comment further. Holer founded Marineland in 1963 when he started giving shows with a few sea lions in a small pool in Niagara Falls. Since then, it has grown into a large amusement park with whales, dolphins, walruses, seals, sea… Read More

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Long Ponytails Of All Textures Ruled The BET Awards Red Carpet

Sorry, Oscars — but the BET Awards are one of our favorite carpets of the year. It’s not every show that you get to see Michael B. Jordan and BlocBoy JB under the same roof, you know? And you damn sure won’t see Anita Baker and Nicki Minaj brush shoulders anywhere else, either. (Okay, that one didn’t happen yet, but it could.) The BET Awards also double as a living, breathing testament to the multifaceted nature of Black beauty. Take the ponytail, for instance. Attendees like Chloe Bailey and Janelle Monáe gave the most basic hairstyle in history a fresh new makeover, thanks to wire accessories and a whole lot… Read More

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