Pistons wilt under Nuggets' offensive might, lose seventh straight
DENVER — The Pistons hung around for a while.In the first few minutes, they were within single digits with the Denver Nuggets, who have the second-best record in the Western Conference. After beating the Nuggets in overtime on Feb. 2 at Little Caesars Arena, staying close wasn’t farfetched.That was a different Pistons roster; this version doesn’t have the same offensive firepower.The Nuggets rode a 15-5 run to pull away and take a 115-98 victory on Tuesday night at Pepsi Center. It’s the seventh straight loss for the Pistons (19-41), who next play at Phoenix on Friday.Christian Wood had 20 poi...
The Detroit News
Fidel Castro again haunts a presidential debate as rivals blast Sanders' Cuba views
Fidel Castro has been haunting American politicians for decades. Now it’s Bernie Sanders’ turn.During Tuesday night’s presidential primary debate in South Carolina, Sanders, the front-runner for the Democratic nomination, was blasted by his rivals over comments he made in a “60 Minutes” interview that aired Sunday praising literacy rates on the Caribbean island following Castro’s 1959 Cuban revolution.Pressed by CBS moderators on his past “sympathies” for socialist regimes in Cuba and Nicaragua, Sanders defended himself, saying he’s condemned authoritarian regimes across the world. He said he ...
Zach LaVine scores 41 points and Coby White adds 35, but the Bulls' comeback falls short in a 124-122 loss to the Thunder
CHICAGO — The Bulls have been searching all season for another consistent scoring threat alongside Zach LaVine, but as their lineup has been wrecked by injuries for the last three games, rookie guard Coby White has stepped in to fill that void.The two took turns taking over the Bulls offense against the Thunder, leading an exhilarating third-quarter comeback as the Bulls charged back from down 24 points in the first half. Ultimately, their efforts fell short, as LaVine’s final shot, a long 3-pointer at the buzzer, fell short to seal a 124-122 loss.LaVine finished with 41 points, his sixth game...
Blues win thriller, 6-5 against Blackhawks
ST. LOUIS — Did you enjoy the third period? Zach Sanford did. His two third-period goals helped the Blues overcome deficits of 3-1 and 5-4 to pull out a thrilling 6-5 win over the rival Chicago Blackhawks.It was the fifth win in a row for the Blues, who held their first-place position in the Central Division and improved to 37-17-10.The Blues scored twice in 16 seconds to take a 4-3 lead early in the third period. Then Chicago scored twice to regain the lead. And then the Blues’ Justin Faulk scored to tie it at 5. And we were only midway through the third Tuesday at Enterprise Center.After a t...
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Kevin Hayes' two goals, Carter Hart's strong goaltending carry Flyers past Sharks for 4th consecutive win
PHILADELPHIA — It took 20 minutes for the Flyers’ new lines to find some chemistry, but they regrouped and increased their winning streak to four on Tuesday.Kevin Hayes had two goals and an assist and Carter Hart continued his superb play at the Wells Fargo Center, carrying the opportunistic Flyers past San Jose, 4-2.The win moved the Flyers to within one point of second-place Pittsburgh in the Metropolitan Division. The Penguins have two games in hand.Hart made 26 saves and is now 17-2-2 at home. In games at the Wells Fargo Center this season, he took a 1.64 GAA and .942 save percentage into ...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Wild fend off third-period rally to beat Blue Jackets, 5-4
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Zach Parise wasn’t the only veteran forward who could have left the Wild before the NHL trade deadline.Captain Mikko Koivu’s status was also uncertain until Saturday when he alerted management he wouldn’t be waiving his no-movement clause to facilitate a move to a new team.And once the trade window slammed shut Monday, and the Wild relied on the same group of players after not making any deals ahead of the deadline despite being in talks to ship out Parise, Koivu was an important catalyst for the team — scoring twice to help spur a 5-4 win over the Blue Jackets Tuesday at Xce...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Red Wings can't rise above post-trade deadline blahs, get pitchforked by Devils 4-1
DETROIT — The Red Wings might still have a lot to play for, but they didn’t show it enough Tuesday against New Jersey.One day after the trade deadline, and seeing former teammates Andreas Athanasiou and Mike Green dealt to Edmonton, the Wings lost to the Devils 4-1.The loss of two of their better offensive players didn’t help the Wings. The power play wasn’t good up until Valterri Filppula’s third-period goal, the Wings only had 28 shots total, and the Wings couldn’t solve Devils goalie Cory Schneider for the majority of the evening.Oh yes, Cory Schneider.Typical of this Wings’ season, Schneid...
The Detroit News
South Philadelphia to become site of nation's first supervised-injection facility, organizers say
PHILADELPHIA — The country’s first supervised-injection site will open next week in South Philadelphia, the site’s operators said Tuesday within hours of a federal judge’s entering a final ruling that the proposed facility would not violate federal law.The organizers behind Safehouse, the nonprofit formed to open the site, were expected to announce details of their plan at a news conference Wednesday.They would not comment on the exact location of the site Tuesday evening, but sources familiar with the decision confirmed that the site would operate out of Constitution Health Plaza. The site wo...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
No. 24 Spartans awaken from first-half slumber, blow past No. 18 Hawkeyes 78-70
EAST LANSING, Mich. — The halftime locker room must have been something.Struggling to finish games all season, No. 24 Michigan State finally did so on Tuesday night at the Breslin Center, riding Cassius Winston and Rocket Watts to a 78-70 victory over No. 18 Iowa, moving the Spartans slightly ahead in the logjam that is second place in the Big Ten with three games to play in the regular season.Winston, who had one point in the first half, scored 19 in the second half to finish with 20 and nine assists while Watts matched a career-high 21, including a clutch 3-pointer in the final stretch. Aaro...
The Detroit News
Commentary: Stop scapegoating Asian American culture to justify bans on 'sex-selective' abortions
Right now, the New York City Council has an opportunity to be a leader for abortion access — by denouncing state legislators’ attempts to use racist stereotypes to push abortion out of reach for Asian American and Pacific Islander women.Last March, Assemblyman Marcos Crespo introduced the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act, legislation that would penalize any medical provider who performs an abortion based on the sex, gender, color or race of the fetus. Eight states have already passed laws banning “sex-selective” abortions based at least in part on a debunked racist stereotype that Asian and Paci...
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