In its notice, the ACCESS pool said the participating funds “wish to carry out market research with regulated third-party operators that would be able to provide one or more collective vehicles to benefit from economies of scale from the management of their pension fund assets”.Kent County Council, as the contracting authority, added: “The administering authorities are considering the scope and specification of services that may be required should they decide to procure such services in the future.”Should the ACCESS pool decide to proceed with an invitation to tender, this would be launched in early 2017 and would likely be split in two, with one part being for core services and the other for additional services, according to the notice.The operator would be expected to provide the core services, such as establishing and operating the Authorised Contractual Scheme (ACS) and providing oversight of investment managers, but it may also provide some or all of the additional services.These, according to the notice, include “manager searches/recommendations/monitoring”, “[leveraging] business relationships to secure fee savings” and “enhanced performance/risk reporting”.Interested companies have until 25 November to register their interest. *The local administering authorities that have proposed forming the ACCESS pool are Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire, East Sussex, Essex, Norfolk, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, Kent, Hertfordshire, West Sussex and Suffolk The ACCESS asset pool being formed by 11* UK local government pension schemes is carrying out a “market engagement process” to help it with the potential launch of a tender for an external provider of the pool’s investment vehicle.Kent County Council, acting on behalf of the collaboration of the pension funds in the central, eastern and southern Shires in England, informed the market of the pool’s intentions in a “prior information notice”.The ACCESS pool, like the Welsh pool, is expected to hire a regulated operating company rather than build this function in-house.The Welsh LGPS started the formal process in August by way of a pre-tender notice to the market.
The 1994-built general cargo ship Nihal was detained in Birkenhead, UK on September 18 due to multiple detentions, according to the Paris MoU organization.The ship flies the flag of Cook Islands, which is black on the current Paris MoU White, Grey and Black (WGB) list.Following its arrest, the 5,730 dwt ship was refused further access to any port and anchorage in the Paris MOU region, except a port and anchorage of the ship’s flag state.The refusal of access became applicable immediately after the ship was authorized to leave Birkenhead port and anchorage.Paris MoU informed that, as this is the ship’s first refusal of access order, the period of the refusal of access will be three months.According to AIS data provided by MarineTraffic, the vessel departed Birkenhead port on September 20 and is currently on its way to Portugal’s port of Lisboa, where it is scheduled to arrive on September 25.
Judge RosarioEster Orda-Caise of the Regional Trial Court Branch 61 in Kabankalan Cityissued the warrant in relation to a murder charge that Cayot faces. The 31-year-oldresident Mark Philip Cayot was caught on the strength of an arrest warrantaround 10 a.m. on Tuesday, police said. Cayot was detainedin the custodial facility of Kabankalan City police station./PN BACOLOD City –Police arrested a man charged with murder in Barangay Tagukon, Kabankalan City,Negros Occidental. No bail bond was recommended for his temporary liberty.
Batesville, In. — It’s 2019 and the personal finance website WalletHun has published a list of what they say are the top 10 financial resolutions each year.The report estimates 45 percent of Americans make a New Year’s resolution.For the complete list and explanation click here.
Tony Lee (Miles) Gulley entered this mortal life September 18, 1949 and went on to eternity June 10, 2019. He was the son of Victor and Mary Ellen Gulley of Vevay and Lewis and Katherine (Payton) Hyde of Moores Hill. He leaves his wife Nita (Schwartz) of Hermann, Missouri and sons John Hooton of Nashville, Indiana and Lance (Connie) Gulley of Washington, Missouri.He also leaves brothers: Victor (Anita) Gulley and John (Janet) Miles of Fort Myers, Florida; Larry (Linda) Hyde and Lewis (Beth) Hyde of Moores Hill; Tom (Pam) Miles of Milan; Steve (Theresa) Gulley of Florence, Kentucky; and Brian Gulley of Vevay; sisters: Melissa Hyde and Lonna Gulley (John) Davies of Moores Hill and Kim Gulley of Rising Sun; and brother-in-law Rick Chase of East Enterprise. He was preceded in death by sisters: Vicki Gulley Chase of East Enterprise and Beverly Gulley (Phil) Smith of Vevay.A service celebrating his life will be held 11:30 AM Saturday, June 22, 2019 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day-Saints Chapel, 422 N Township Line Road, Batesville, IN 47006, with Bishop Robert Phaneuf officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Sinai Cemetery with full military rites provided by the Moores Hill American Legion Post #209. Family and friends may gather to share and remember him 10 – 11:30 AM Saturday also at the Chapel. Memorials may be given in honor of Tony to ALS Association Indiana Chapter or Our Hospice, Columbus, Indiana. Memorial envelopes will be provided at the church. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, Box 243, Milan, IN 47031, (812) 654-2141. You may go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.
Press Association Substitute Fernandinho struck a late winner as Manchester City killed off an Aston Villa comeback to claim a frantic 3-2 victory at the Etihad Stadium. The hosts were far from convincing but looked to have the game wrapped up when Aleksandar Kolarov curled home an excellent free-kick after the break. But FA Cup finalists Villa, initially flat after last week’s Wembley exertions, hit back, showing plenty of urgency in what is still a fight against relegation for them. Sanchez thought he had snatched a hard-earned point but City recovered to reclaim second place in the table ahead of the clash between rivals Arsenal and Manchester United later in the weekend. City were unchanged and similar to last week – when West Ham’s James Collins gifted them an opener – the hosts were handed an early goal. This time goalkeeper Guzan erred when, seemingly under no pressure, he badly miskicked a Ron Vlaar backpass and effectively gave Aguero an open goal. Naturally, City’s ace marksman accepted the chance and slid home his 27th goal of the season with just three minutes on the clock. If Guzan was hoping to force his way into manager Tim Sherwood’s thinking for Wembley, having deferred to Shay Given so far in the cup run, it was the worst possible start. Things almost got worse for the American too as he came out to claim a Kolarov free-kick but completely missed the ball. To his relief Fernando was unable to guide the ball into the empty net. City looked to have thrown away victory as Villa recovered from 2-0 down with second-half goals from Tom Cleverley and Carlos Sanchez but Fernandinho had the final word in the 89th minute. City had been gifted an early lead when Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan blundered and Sergio Aguero pounced. Guzan did deal with an Aguero shot from the edge of the area but Villa’s sloppy start continued as an aimless Leandro Bacuna backpass played in the Argentinian yet again. This time Villa were able to scramble back and Jesus Navas’ follow-up effort was blocked. Sherwood looked far from happy on the Villa touchline but his team did eventually settle and start to control some possession. A defensive lapse from City almost allowed them back into the game as the ball rebounded into Christian Benteke’s path while the back line appealed for offside. Fortunately for City, goalkeeper Joe Hart blocked from the Belgian. Toure looked laboured in the latter stages of the first half, clutching his hamstring at times. It was no surprise he was withdrawn at the interval with Fernandinho taking his place. City showed more purpose after the restart, with Navas breaking to the byline but finding no-one has he pulled the ball back across goal. Aguero went down in the area after tangling with Jores Okore but referee Mike Dean was not convinced. City looked to have made the game safe with Kolarov’s superb free-kick after Fernandinho was felled 30 yards from goal in the 66th minute. The set-piece was cleverly disguised as Milner faked and Kolarov bent a low shot around the wall which gave Guzan no chance. It seemed City had the game sewn up but Villa had other ideas and quickly responded. A free-kick of their own caused problems in the City box and Jack Grealish’s cross was only half-cleared. Cleverley came running onto the loose ball outside the area and drove a shot through several bodies and past Hart. Another nightmare seemed to be unfolding for City when Hart flapped at a corner five minutes from time and Sanchez took full advantage. They could even have lost the game and were thankful for a dubious offside flag against Benteke before he was tripped in the penalty box by Hart. But there was still time for one final piece of drama and Fernandinho provided it at the other end as he controlled on his chest from a corner and drove home the winner.
The parent of a second grader has taken to social media in frustration after he says his son’s teacher has been rude to him and his son all year long, even at one point writing ‘absolutely pathetic’ on one of his son’s assignments.Chris Piland of Pennsylvania posted a photo of one of his son’s assignments on Facebook Tuesday asking for advice on how to detail with the teacher.In the photo, the teacher writes “Absolutely pathetic. He answered 13 in 3 min[utes]! Sad,” on an incomplete timed math assignment.Piland goes on to say:“My son Kamdyn’s teacher has been so rude to him and myself all year he comes home with this and I am beyond frustrated that someone would write this on a childs (sic) work such great motivation,” in the post.Since the image was posted on Tuesday, it has gone viral and inspired an online petition demanding that the teacher be fired.So far the petition has garnered 8,000 signatures, however, others believe that while teacher’s words were harsh, she was just doing her job.The school’s superintendent Rose Minniti told reporters that she has spoken to the teacher and has since launched an investigation. She warns, however, that the outcome of the situation will be based on facts and not what has only been shown on social media.
— Timo Meier had two goals and an assist in the Sharks’ second straight win, 6-3 at Edmonton. Sam Gagner (GAHN’-yay) and Connor McDavid scored 76 seconds apart to put the Oilers ahead, 2-0 before San Jose handed the home team its second consecutive loss.— Mikael Granlund had a goal and an assist to lead as the Predators nipped the Flames, 3-2. Dante Fabbro (FA’-broh) and Kyle Turris (TOOR’-ihs) also scored for Nashville, which has won four of five to pull within one point of Calgary for the second wild-card spot in the Western Conference.— Mackenzie Blackwood stopped 46 shots in his second shutout of the season as the Devils hammered the Flyers, 5-0. Miles Wood scored twice for New Jersey, which chased Brian Elliott during a three-goal third period.— The Golden Knights rolled to a 7-2 win over the Panthers as Mark Stone collected two goals and three assists. Max Pacioretty scored two goals and had an assist to help Marc-Andre Fleury nail down his 460th career victory.— The Canadiens pulled out a 3-2 win over the Ducks on Jeff Petry’s (PEE’-treez) goal 25 seconds into overtime. Nick Suzuki and Brendan Gallagher also scored and Carey Price made 35 saves in Montreal’s sixth victory in eight games. Russell to Wolves, Drummond to CavaliersUNDATED (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves and Cleveland Cavaliers have little hope of making the NBA playoffs this spring. That didn’t stop either team from landing a major talent before Thursday’s trade deadline.The Timberwolves have acquired D’Angelo Russell in a deal that sends Andrew Wiggins to the Warriors. The Wolves also received guard Jacob Evans and forward Omari Spellman for a pair of draft picks, including a first-rounder either in 2021 or 2022.Russell was averaging a career-high 23.6 points for the injury-wrecked Warriors, while Wiggins was scoring 22.4 points a game.The Cavaliers have acquired two-time All-Star center Andre Drummond from the Pistons for forward John Henson, guard Brandon Knight and one of their two second-round picks in 2023 to the Pistons. Associated Press Taylor leads Pebble Beach Pro-AmPEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Nick Taylor opened with an eagle and closed with two birdies in an 8-under 63 at Monterey Peninsula, giving him the first-round lead at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.Taylor is two shots ahead of Patrick Cantlay and Chase Seiffert, each of whom fired 66s on par-72 courses. Cantlay played Spyglass Hill and Seiffert was at Pebble Beach.Most of the interest over three courses in the rotation was at Spyglass Hill, which featured Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson, along with five NFL quarterbacks that included Peyton Manning and his recently retired brother, Eli.TYSON-DOUGLAS-30TH ANNIVERSARY Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov (KOO’-cheh-rahv) each netted their 25th goals of the season to help Tampa Bay pick up its eighth straight home win.Anthony Cirelli (sih-REH’-lee) provided the eventual game-winner as the Bolts handed Pittsburgh just its third loss in 11 games.The Lightning are within five points of the division-leading Bruins. The Pens remain six points behind the Metropolitan-leading Capitals.Elsewhere on NHL ice:— The Blues had collected points in 11 straight home games before Andrew Copp broke a third period tie and Connor Hellebuyck (HEH’-leh-buhk) made 35 saves in the Jets’ 4-2 victory in St. Louis. Patrik Laine (LY’-nay), Jansen Harkins and Nikolaj Ehlers (NIH’-koh-ly EE’-lurz) also scored as Winnipeg won for just the second time in eight games. The Bulldogs are 24-1 after Filip Petrusev (peh-TROO’-shehv) contributed 21 points and six rebounds to their 85-67 victory against Loyola Marymount. Drew Timme (TIH’-mee) and Admon Gilder each added 17 points for the Zags, who led by eight before opening the second half on a big run.Gonzaga has won 18 straight and leads the nation in scoring at over 88 points a game.In other top-25 men’s basketball finals:— Nico Mannion furnished 20 points, while Zeke Nnaji and Josh Green each added 18 as No. 23 Arizona won for the fifth time in six games, 85-80 over Southern California.— Tyler Bey scored a season-high 21 points and McKinley Wright IV had 17 to send 24th-ranked Colorado to its fourth loss in five games, 71-65 against California. MLB-NEWSMax Muncy, Dodgers work out 3-year pactUNDATED (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Max Muncy has avoided salary arbitration by accepting a three-year, $26 million contract.The package includes a $13 million team option for 2023, with a $1.5 million buyout. Muncy made $575,000 while batting .251 with 35 home runs and 98 RBIs in 141 games for Los Angeles last season, missing a large chunk of the final month with a broken wrist.In other baseball news: February 7, 2020 — Kevin Fiala (fee-AH’-lah) and Brad Hunt each had a goal and an assist while the Wild scored three times in the first period of a 4-2 verdict over the Canucks. Ryan Hartman and Zach Parise also scored as Minnesota forced Vancouver to settle for a 2-2-1 record on its five-game road trip.J.T. Miller and Antoine Roussel scored and Jacob Markstrom made 33 saves for Vancouver, which has played 10 of its last 13 games on the road and finished a five-game trip 2-2-1.— Kieffer Bellows scored his first two NHL goals in his second career game, including the tiebreaker in the third period of the Islanders’ 5-3 victory over the Kings. New York’s third line of Bellows, Derrick Brassard and Michael Dal Colle (kohl) combined for three goals and two assists as the Isles improved to 3-0-2 in their last five games.— Andrei Svechnikov (SVEHCH’-nih-kahv) and Sebastian Aho (AH’-hoh) each scored twice and had one assist in leading the Hurricanes to a 5-3 win over the Coyotes. Jaccob Slavin (SLAY’-vihn) also scored and Trevor van Riemsdyk (REEMZ’-dyk) had two assists for Carolina, which rallied from a 2-0 deficit for its fourth win in six games.— Cale Makar (mah-KAHR’) provided a goal and an assist as the Avalanche won for the fifth time in six games, 4-1 at Ottawa. Valeri Nichushkin (nih-CHOOSH’-kihn), Matt Nieto (nee-EH’-toh) and J.T. Compher (KAHM’-fur) also scored and Philipp Grubauer made 25 saves in Colorado’s first victory in the Canadian capital since Feb. 11, 2016. — Russell Westbrook scored 41 points and Robert Covington was productive in his Houston debut as the Rockets topped the Lakers, 121-111. Covington hit two clutch late 3-pointers while getting 14 points and eight rebounds, helping the Rockets drop the Western Conference leaders to 38-12. Houston rallied from a late four-point deficit and ended the game on a 19-5 surge highlighted by two of Covington’s four 3-pointers.— Damian Lillard and Hassan Whiteside each had double-doubles, while Gary Trent came off the bench to add 18 points as the Trail blazers downed the Spurs, 125-117. Lillard delivered 26 points and 10 assists, and Whiteside had 17 points and tied a season-high with 23 rebounds.— Pelicans were 125-119 winners at Chicago behind Zion Williamson’s team-high 21 points. Williamson had nine points as New Orleans outscored Chicago 31-19 in the third quarter. JJ Redick dropped in 18 points and Derrick Favors grabbed 15 rebounds as New Orleans improved to 4-4 since Williamson made his NBA debut on Jan. 22.— Julius Randle furnished 22 points and Taj Gibson had 19 as the Knicks picked up their third straight win, 105-103 over the Magic. Elfrid Payton had 15 points and nine assists for New York, which rallied from 10 down in the fourth quarter to match its longest winning streak of the season.NBA-NEWS — No. 25 Houston earned a 75-62 win over Tulane as Caleb Mills had 18 points and Quentin Grimes added 15.NHL-SCHEDULEBolts double up PensUNDATED (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning won a matchup of hot teams to inch closer to the NHL’s Atlantic Division lead.The Lightning won for the 18th time in their last 21 games as Andre Vasilevskiy (va-sih-LEHV’-skee) made 29 saves in a 4-2 victory over the Penguins. Vasilevskiy improved to 15-0-2 in his past 17 starts to set a franchise record for consecutive games without a regulation loss. — Detroit ended a nine-game losing streak by getting shootout goals from Dylan Larkin and Andreas Athanasiou (ath-an-ah-SEE’-oo) in a 4-3 victory at Buffalo. Larkin also scored twice in the opening period, but the Wings coughed up a two-goal lead in the third period before winning for just the sixth time since Nov. 12.NHL-BLACKHAWKS-SEABROOKBlackhawks’ Seabrook undergoes right hip surgeryCHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook is expected to be ready for the start of next season after undergoing right hip surgery today.The 34-year-old Seabrook also had right shoulder surgery in December and left hip surgery last month. The 6-foot-3 Seabrook has 103 goals and 361 assists in 1,114 games since his NHL debut in 2005, winning three Stanley Cups with the Hawks. — MLB owners are 2-0 in arbitration this winter after the Minnesota Twins beat pitcher José Berríos (beh-REE’-ohs). The 25-year-old right-hander will be paid just over $4 million rather than his request for $4.4 million. Berríos made $620,000 last year while going 14-8 with a 3.68 ERA in 32 starts for the AL Central champions last season, striking out 195 and walking 51.— Commissioner Rob Manfred says talks have ended over the proposed sale of a controlling share of the Mets from the families of Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz to hedge fund manager Steven Cohen. The Mets said in December that the contemplated deal between Sterling Partners and Cohen would allow 83-year-old Fred Wilpon to remain as controlling owner and chief executive officer for five years.— Former pitcher Chris Young will replace Joe Torre as the person who decides suspensions and fines for on-field matters. Young’s jurisdiction includes intentionally hitting batters, charging the mound and fights. Torre is shifting to a role as special assistant to the commissioner.NFL-NEWSWeddle hanging ‘em up Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH’-nihs an-teh-toh-KOON’-poh) poured in 36 and hauled down 20 rebounds as the Bucks dumped the 76ers, 112-101 in Milwaukee. Antetokounmpo had 30-plus points and 15-plus rebounds for the fifth straight game and the 14th time this season.Khris Middleton finished with 20 points and seven rebounds, while Eric Bledsoe contributed 14 points, eight boards and six assists.Joel Embiid (joh-EHL’ ehm-BEED’) had 19 points, 11 rebounds and six assists, but he shot just 6-for-26 and was 3-for-10 from 3-point range.Tobias Harris had a team-high 25 points for the 76ers, who closed out an 0-4 road swing that also included losses to Atlanta, Boston and Miami.Checking out Thursday’s other NBA action: Update on the latest sports Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA-SCHEDULEBucks down SixersUNDATED (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks improved to an NBA-best 44-7 by avenging their lopsided Christmas Day loss in Philadelphia. UNDATED (AP) — Six-time Pro Bowl safety Eric Weddle says he is leaving the NFL after 13 seasons.Weddle made his long-expected retirement announcement on Twitter, although the hard-hitting safety with the big beard didn’t use the specific word.Weddle played nine seasons for the San Diego Chargers and three more for the Baltimore Ravens before spending last season with the Los Angeles Rams. He said in December that he didn’t expect to return for the second season of his contract with the club.The 35-year-old Weddle became one of the NFL’s toughest and most durable safeties after San Diego drafted him out of Utah in the second round in 2007. Weddle was a Pro Bowl selection in 2011, 2013 and 2014 for the Chargers. He joined Baltimore in 2016 and earned three straight Pro Bowl selections.PGA-PEBBLE BEACH — The 76ers have snared Glenn Robinson and Alec Burks from the Warriors in exchange for one second-round pick in each of the next three drafts. The Sixers made room at the deadline when they traded James Ennis III to the Orlando Magic for a future second-round pick.— A person with knowledge of the details says a public memorial service for Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others killed in a helicopter crash is planned for Feb. 24 at Staples Center. The date corresponds with the jersey numbers he and 13-year-old daughter Gianna wore — 24 for him and 2 for her. The Staples Center has played host to other memorials, including for Michael Jackson.T25 MEN’S BASKETBALLGonzaga rolls to victoryUNDATED (AP) — It took one half of basketball for second-ranked Gonzaga to get going. The 6-foot-11 Drummond leads the league with 15.8 rebounds per game and is averaging 17.8 points and 1.7 blocks.In other NBA news:— The Memphis Grizzlies have dealt Andre Iguodala (ihg-ah-DAH’-lah), Jae Crowder and Solomon Hill to the Miami Heat for three players who’ve combined to score a mere 254 points this season. The trade ends the Grizzlies’ impasse with Iguodala, who refused to play for them and asked to be traded or have his contract bought out. The Grizzlies get Justise Winslow, James Johnson and Dion Waiters.— The Knicks were part of a three-team swap that sends Marcus Morris from New York to the Los Angeles Clippers. The Clippers also get Isaiah Thomas from the Wizards, who come away with Jerome Robinson. The Knicks received Maurice Harkless, Issuf Sanon, the Clippers’ first-round pick this year, a protected first-round swap option in 2021 and a second-rounder in 2021.— Dewayne Dedmon is returning to the Hawks in a trade that sends center Alex Len and forward Jabari Parker to the Kings. Atlanta also requested waivers on center Nenê (neh-NAY’), one day after he was acquired from Houston as part of a four-team trade. 30 years after Tyson fight, Buster Douglas is ‘feeling good’COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former fighter Buster Douglas says he’s felling healthy, 30 years after his hard-fought victory against boxing titan Mike Tyson. And Douglas is basking in the glory he says he was denied at the time.The 59-year-old will be celebrated at an anniversary gala today in his hometown of Columbus, Ohio, where he’ll raise money for programs that help others who face long odds.His students throughout Columbus’ parks and recreation system look up to the man they call simply “coach” as a teacher, friend and hero.Douglas’ charity effort, 42 to 1, supports workforce development, diversity and soft skills training programs for at-risk youth.
— Marlins CEO Derek Jeter blames the team’s coronavirus outbreak on a collective false sense of security that made players lax about social distancing and wearing masks. Infected were 21 members of the team’s traveling party, including at least 18 players. Jeter says none is seriously ill, and he expects all to return this season. With more than half of the team sidelined, Jeter said the Marlins still can be competitive when their season resumes Tuesday at Baltimore.— Results of Covid-19 testing conducted Sunday show there were no new positive results for the Philadelphia Phillies. — Brewers manager Craig Counsell says bench coach Pat Murphy has been released from the hospital after suffering a heart attack during a team workout Saturday. Milwaukee doesn’t plan to bring in an additional staff member while Murphy recovers. MLB-SCHEDULEYanks spoil Phillies’ return Associated Press — Browns star wide receiver Odell Beckham has fully participated in the early stages of Cleveland’s training camp. This comes after he expressed reservations whether the NFL should forge ahead and have a season with the coronavirus still spreading. — The Falcons have signed former Bengals cornerback Darqueze Dennard. A first-round pick by the Bengals in 2014, Dennard has made 24 starts in 77 games. FOOTBALL-XFL-JOHNSONThe Rock acquires XFLUNDATED (AP) — Former wrestling star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson says he has acquired the XFL. The 48-year-old actor made the announcement on Twitter. Reportedly the price is $15 million. The XFL had eight franchises and played five games out of a planned 10-game schedule before canceling the remainder of its season in March because of the COVID-19 pandemic. — Kris Bryant homered in his return to the lineup and Alec Mills pitched seven effective innings to lead the Cubs to their fourth straight win, 2-0 over the Royals. Bryant also doubled in the first after missing two games with a stomach ailment. Javier Báez had a sacrifice fly and a nice play in the field as Chicago improved to 8-2 for the first time since its 2016 title run. — Jake Cronenworth singled home the go-ahead run in the sixth inning to carry the Padres past the Dodgers, 5-4. Trent Grisham, Wil Myers and Fernando Tatis (tah-TEES’) Jr. homered off Walker Buehler (BYOO’-lur) to help Chris Paddack beat Los Angeles for the first time. Paddack allowed three runs and five hits in six innings.— Jacob deGrom notched his first win of the season by striking out 10 while allowing two runs over six innings of the Mets’ 7-2 win over the Braves. DeGrom received support from batterymate Wilson Ramos, who belted a two-run homer that put New York ahead, 7-0. Ramos and Robinson Cano (kuh-NOH’) each finished with three RBIs as the Mets ended a five-game skid and stopped the Braves’ five-game winning streak.— Nolan Arenado (ar-eh-NAH’-doh) slammed his first homer of the season to ignite a five-run sixth in the Rockies’ 7-6 win versus the Giants. Colorado trailed 4-1 until Arenado furnished a two-run blast. The Rockies have tied their best nine-game start at 7-2.— The Twins earned their fourth straight win by downing the Pirates, 5-4 on an RBI double by Nelson Cruz in the bottom of the ninth. Cruz knocked in two runs to raise his season total to 14 RBIs. Pittsburgh dropped its fifth in a row and owns the majors’ worst record at 2-8. — The Lakers clinched the top seed in the Western Conference playoffs as Anthony Davis contributed 42 points and 12 rebounds in a 116-108 downing of the Jazz. Davis’ final basket resulted in a 4-point play with 42 seconds left, as he sank a 3-pointer while getting fouled by Rudy Gobert (goh-BEHR’) and made the ensuing free throw to give the Los Angeles a 114-104 lead. LeBron James scored 22 points for the Lakers, wile Donovan Mitchell was high man for Utah with 33 points.— Michael Porter Jr. contributed a career-high 37 points and Nikola Jokic (nee-KOH’-lah YOH’-kihch) had a triple-double to help the Nuggets top the Thunder, 121-113 in overtime. Jokic had 30 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists to help Denver strengthen its hold on third place in the Western Conference standings.— Shake Milton drained a go-ahead 3-pointer with 7.2 seconds remaining to push the 76ers past the Spurs, 132-130. Joel Embiid (joh-EHL’ ehm-BEED’) had 27 points and nine rebounds for Philadelphia, finishing the scoring with a free throw with 0.4 seconds to play. The Sixers opened a 14-point lead early in the fourth quarter, then recovered after falling behind by four in the final minute.— T.J. Warren followed his career-high 53-point performance by providing 34 in the Pacers’ 111-100 victory over the Wizards. Warren had 16 points in the third quarter to spark a 22-2 run after Washington had fought back into the game. — Brandon Ingram scored 24 points and the Pelicans got a much-needed 109-99 victory over the Grizzlies. Zion Williamson had 23 points, seven rebounds and tied a career high with five assists in his most extensive playing time since returning to the NBA bubble. St. Louis has been in quarantine since Thursday in Milwaukee, where the Cardinals’ series last weekend was postponed, and the team is being tested daily. The Cardinals are the second team sidelined by the novel coronavirus since the season started July 23. The Miami Marlins are set to resume play Tuesday in Baltimore.In other MLB news:— Braves ace Mike Soroka (sah-ROH’-kah) is out for the season after tearing his right Achilles tendon in Monday’s loss to the Mets. Soroka broke toward first base to cover the bag after a grounder to Freddie Freeman, only to go down on his first step off the mound. He yelled in obvious pain and tried to walk gingerly for a couple of steps before dropping to his knees. — Tuesday’s game between the Yankees and visiting Phillies has been postponed because of the approach of Tropical Storm Isaisas. The game has been rescheduled as part of a doubleheader Wednesday in Philadelphia, where the teams had been scheduled to play single games Wednesday and Thursday. Update on the latest sports — The White Sox picked up their fifth win in a row by scoring four times over the last three innings of a 6-4 win at Milwaukee, spoiling the Brewers’ belated home opener. José Abreu (ah-BRAY’-oo) smacked a tying, two-run homer in the seventh, Leury García scored on a wild pitch in the eighth and Yoan Moncada added a solo shot in the ninth. Avisaíl García doubled, singled and drove in three for the Brewers.— Ramón Laureano and Chad Pinder both had two-run singles while the Athletics erupted for eight runs with two out in the fifth inning of an 11-1 laugher against the Mariners. Winning pitcher Frankie Montas cruised through seven innings, giving up four hits and struck out nine. Seattle’s only run came on Kyle Seager’s two-out double in the third inning. — Joey Votto hit a two-run, go-ahead homer and Nick Castellanos (kas-tee-AH’-nohs) also connected to power the Reds to a 3-2 victory against the Indians. Sonny Gray worked six innings despite allowed runs in each of the first two frames. Cincinnati ended a six-game home losing streak against their in-state rival.NBA-SCHEDULEVanVleet scores career-best 36, Raptors top Heat 107-103 August 4, 2020 LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Toronto Raptors have opened their NBA restart schedule with back-to-back wins over division leaders.Fred VanVleet poured in a career-high 36 points and the defending champions followed their win over the Los Angeles Lakers by downing the Miami Heat, 107-103. He finished 7 of 12 from 3-point range and was a perfect 13 of 13 from the line.Pascal Siakam (see-A’-kam) added 22 points and Kyle Lowry had 14 with eight rebounds for Atlantic Division leaders.Goran Dragic had 25 points for the Heat.Also around the NBA: UNDATED (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies were back in action after a week-long hiatus due to the coronavirus outbreak in baseball. They ran into a buzz saw on Monday as the New York Yankees rolled to their seventh consecutive win, 6-3 over the Phils.The Phillies were able to end Aaron Judge’s career-high home run streak at five games, but the Yankees still hit three to take a 6-1 lead. Gio Urshela (ur-SHEH’-luh) belted a three-run shot for the Bombers, who also received home runs from DJ LeMahieu (leh-MAY’-hyoo) and Brett Gardner.That was enough offense for Gerrit Cole as he won his 19th consecutive regular-season decision. Cole allowed one run and five hits over six innings for his second win as a Yankee, helping his new team improve to a major league-best 8-1.Jay Bruce homered for the Phillies.In other MLB action: — Will Carrier scored the tiebreaker with 5:12 left as the Golden Knights beat the Stars, 5-3 in Western Conference round-robin play. Dallas led 3-1 in the third period until Vegas scored three times in 5:02 to take control. Chandler Stephenson, Mark Stone, Nate Schmidt and William Karlsson also scored for the Knights, and Robin Lehner (LEH’-nur) handled 24 shots.VIRUS OUTBREAK-NFL-RAIDERSNo fans for Raiders’ first season in Las VegasUNDATED (AP) — The Raiders will play their first season in Las Vegas without any fans at their home games because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The team sent a letter to season ticket holders saying that after discussions with health care officials and local leaders, the decision was made not to allow fans. In other NHL action:— Connor McDavid’s hat trick was the difference in the Oilers’ 6-3 win over the Blackhawks, evening the qualifying series at a game apiece. McDavid opened the scoring just 19 seconds in and added another goal less than four minutes later. Alex Chiasson (CHAY’-sahn) added a goal and an assist for Edmonton.— Nikita Kucherov (KOO’-chah-rahv) scored the shootout winner in the Lightning’s 3-2 win against the Capitals in Eastern Conference round-robin play. Kucherov also scored in regulation, opening the scoring 12:53 into the first period. Andrei Vasilevskiy (va-sih-LEHV’-skee) stopped two of the three Capitals players he faced in the shootout after making 31 saves in regulation and overtime. — The Penguins evened their qualifying series at a game apiece on goals by Sidney Crosby, Jason Zucker and Jake Guentzel (GEHNT’-sul) in a 3-1 decision over the Canadiens. Zucker scored with about five minutes left to give Pittsburgh a two-goal cushion. Matt Murray stopped 26 shots and blanked Montreal until Jesperi Kotkaniemi (koht-kan’-YEH’-mee) beat him with 2:09 left.— Nikolaj Ehlers (NIH’-koh-ly EE’-lurz) scored a third-period power-play goal to give the Winnipeg Jets a 3-2 win over the Calgary Flames. Adam Lowry led the Jets with a goal and an assist as the Jets evened the NHL qualifying series at a game apiece. Vezina Trophy finalist Connor Hellebuyck (HEH’-leh-buhk) made 28 saves for the win. Both the New York Jets and Giants previously announced they would play without fans this season. Most other teams are hoping to be able to have at least limited crowds.Elsewhere in the NFL:— Eagles coach Doug Pederson says he feels great and has no symptoms after testing positive for the coronavirus. Pederson is quarantining at home away from family members. He plans to run the team virtually while assistant head coach Duce Staley handles leadership duties during training camp. Pederson didn’t want to comment on how he contracted the virus but is comfortable with the safety measures at the team’s practice facility. — Broncos right tackle Ja’Wuan James has decided to skip the 2020 season over concerns about the coronavirus. James says he already has one family member who was infected by the virus and he doesn’t want to risk bringing the virus home to his wife and newborn son. — Panthers linebacker Christian Miller has informed the team he has opted out of the 2020 season. The 2019 fourth-round pick out of Alabama played in seven games last year. NHL-SCHEDULECanes beat Blueshirts on Svechnikov’s trickUNDATED (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes couldn’t beat the New York Rangers during the NHL regular season, but they find themselves up two-games-to-none in their best-of-5 qualifying series.Andrei Svechnikov recorded the first playoff hat trick in franchise history to lead the Hurricanes to a 4-1 verdict over the Blueshirts. The game was tied 1-1 until he and Jordan Martinook tallied 71 seconds apart early in the second period. Svechnikov got his third goal of the day on a sweet two-one-one breakaway with 5:58 remaining.Petr Mrazek (muh-RA’-zehk) stopped 23 shots for the Hurricanes, who can complete a sweep Tuesday in Toronto. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-VIRUS OUTBREAK-CARDINALSMore Cardinals test positive, games against Tigers postponedUNDATED (AP) — Seven St. Louis Cardinals players and six staff members have tested positive for COVID-19, causing Major League Baseball to postpone the team’s four-game series at Detroit. The series was to have been played at Comerica Park from Tuesday through Thursday.