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Ducks rally to defeat Avalanche in overtime, ending 9-game winless skid

Danton Heinen #43 and Adam Henrique #14 of the Anaheim Ducks fight for control of the puck against Conor Timmins #22 of the Colorado Avalanche in the first period at Ball Arena on March 06, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) Jani Hakanpaa #28 of the Anaheim Ducks fights on the boards against Nazem Kadri #91 of the Colorado Avalanche in the second period at Ball Arena on March 06, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Jani Hakanpaa #28 of the Anaheim Ducks fights on the boards against Nazem Kadri #91 of the Colorado Avalanche in the second period at Ball Arena on March 06, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) Jani Hakanpaa #28 of the Anaheim...

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Escalating violence ups pressure for Myanmar sanctions

The escalation of violence in Myanmar as authorities crack down on protests against the Feb. 1 coup is raising pressure for more sanctions against the junta, even as countries struggle over how to best sway military leaders inured to global condemnation. The challenge is made doubly difficult by fears of harming ordinary citizens who were already suffering from an economic slump worsened by the pandemic but are braving risks of arrest and injury to voice outrage over the military takeover. Still, activists and experts say there are ways to ramp up pressure on the regime, especially by cutting off sources of funding and access to the tools of repression. The U.N. special envoy on Friday urged the Security Council to act to quell junta violence that this week killed about 50 demonstrators a

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‘Roughest road in Northern California’ doesn’t even get snow and ice: Roadshow

Q: After a year of limited traffic due to COVID-19 on Bay Area roads, what kind of progress has Caltrans made in maintenance, repair  and upgrades? Is there hope in catching up on the backlog? Karen Dixon, San Jose Like Mr. Roadshow’s Facebook page for more questions and answers about Bay Area roads, freeways and commuting. A: Yes, there is hope, but first we need to take a spin around the region. Q: How can the state call Interstate 680 an acceptable roadway from Walnut Creek to San Jose? That has to be the roughest road in Northern California. I’ve been on roads in states with snow and ice and snowplows, and those roads are in 100 times better condition. Any plans to fix this roadway? Robert Rice A: Yes, but now over to the Central Valley. Q: I have noticed that some of the new pavement

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High school boys basketball: Lehi never stopped believing, capped Quincy Lewis’ first year as head coach with unlikely 5A title

Lehi celebrates after beating Farmington in the 5A boys basketball championship at Salt Lake Community College in Taylorsville on Saturday, March 6, 2021. | Spenser Heaps, Deseret NewsBox score In Lehi’s semifinal win Friday night, coach Quincy Lewis said his team took multiple haymakers from Olympus but shrugged them off each time to advance. In Saturday’s championship against Farmington, the haymakers were bigger and stronger and even knocked the Pioneers to the figurative mat a couple times. Not a big deal, though, Lewis’ players hopped right back up just like they’ve been doing all season. That resiliency helped Lehi persevere in the second half amid a Farmington 15-3 run, and down the stretch it made the necessary plays to hold on for the 61-57 victory for its first state championship

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San Jose Sharks winger scratched from game vs. Golden Knights

SAN JOSE — Forward Timo Meier was a surprise scratch for the San Jose Sharks’ game Saturday against the Vegas Golden Knights. Meier did not take part in pregame warmups and the Sharks announced roughly 20 minutes before the start of the game that he was out with a lower-body injury and is considered day-to-day. Saturday morning, coach Bob Boughner that there would be no lineup changes after his team lost 5-4 to the Golden Knights in overtime on Friday. Noah Gregor is taking Meier’s spot in the lineup, and will start Saturday’s game on a line with Patrick Marleau and Ryan Donato. Meier had been playing some of his best hockey of the season of late. He is third on the Sharks with 15 points, with eight points in his last five games. Meier is the latest forward to become unavailable for the S...

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Monster trucks return to Jacksonville as Monster Jam takes place this weekend

Monster trucks are back in Jacksonville this weekend as Monster Jam takes place at TIAA Bank Field. Bridgette Weiss took her son, Logan, to Monster Jam to see his favorite monster truck drivers in action. “He’s 4 1/2 today, and we wanted to come,” Weiss said. “He’s a big monster truck fan, and the police cars!” Before the big event, Logan got to meet his favorite driver in a socially-distanced way. Drivers sat masked behind a microphone and answered questions while staying 6 feet apart. Different than a normal meet and greet. TIAA Bank Field is also taking some safety precautions because of the pandemic. Attendees are required to wear masks and seating capacity is only at 25%. “They have some reserved spots that nobody uses, so there’s some spaces in between people,” Weis said. Everyone t

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St. Charles North buckles down on Nathan Valantine, beats Geneva

St. Charles North’s Ethan Marlowe, facing, gets ready to head back onto the court as the North Stars play Geneva. | Allen Cunningham/For the Sun-TimesJimmy Durocher led St. Charles North with 17 points and Nick DeMarco added 10 points and five rebounds. A few weeks ago Geneva senior Nathan Valentine scored 33 of the Vikings’ 40 points in a win against St. Charles North. He drained nine three-pointers, including thee game-winner with two seconds left. So there was zero doubt what the North Stars would be focusing on in the rematch. The defensive focus worked so well that Geneva didn’t even score in the first quarter and St. Charles North went on to win 47-42. “The main focus was to make [Valentine] work and make him work just to get the ball,” North stars coach Tom Poulin said. “Credit G...

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S Korea, US scale back drills over virus, N Korea diplomacy

The South Korean and U.S. militaries are scaling back their annual exercises this month due to the COVID-19 pandemic and to support diplomacy on North Korea’s nuclear program, officials said Sunday. Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that the allies decided to start the nine-day drills on Monday after reviewing factors like the status of the pandemic and diplomatic efforts to achieve denuclearization and peace on the Korean Peninsula. It said the drills are defensive in nature and are mostly tabletop exercises and simulations that won’t involve field training. Last year, the allies canceled their springtime drills after some of their troops were infected with the coronavirus. In recent years, the countries have also suspended or downsized many of their regular training to ...

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Georgia prosecutor investigating Trump election interference has hired a top racketeering attorney

Summary List PlacementThe Georgia district attorney investigating former President Donald Trump's actions surrounding the state's presidential election has hired a lawyer with expertise in racketeering cases, Reuters reported Sunday. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis said last month prosecutors were launching a criminal investigation to determine whether Trump had illegally interfered in attempts to overturn his loss in the state. Willis tapped John Floyd to assist in cases that involve racketeering, including the investigation into Trump, Reuters reported. The outlet said that Floyd has written a guide on prosecuting racketeering cases. The investigation into Trump includes a phone call the then-president made to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a recording of ...

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2021 Legislature on education: It’s all about that base (budget), debate over Dixie name

Edison Elementary School kindergartener Rebeca Prado sits behind a protective screen as she works on English skills with her teacher Veronica Hernandez at the school in Salt Lake City on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. | Steve Griffin, Deseret NewsLawmakers wrap up session with ‘historic’ funding for education, likely more action in 2022 on Dixie State University name SALT LAKE CITY — Less than two weeks into the 2021 general session of the Utah Legislature, state lawmakers answered the question that some years has been debated into the waning days of their work: How much would they appropriate to public education? The matter was resolved with the passage of SB1 on Jan. 28. That base budget included more than $400 million in new education funding, a 6% increase to the value of the weighted pupil u

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Bicyclist killed in North Hills hit-and-run crash

A 38-year-old man who was riding a bicycle was fatally struck by a suspected dark-colored car whose driver fled the scene in North Hills early Saturday morning, March 6, police said. At around 4:20 a.m., the man was riding the bicycle going southbound on Sepulveda Boulevard inside of the crosswalk at the Roscoe Boulevard intersection when he was struck, Los Angeles police said in a statement. The man, whose name was not immediately released, died at the scene. Investigators believe a four-door Toyota Camry, model year 2007 to 2011, struck the bicyclist. A reward of up to $50,000 was available for anyone with information about the crash. Police asked that people with information contact Valley Traffic Division Officer Martinez at 818-644-8022 or 34876@lapd.online, or to call 877-527-3247 d...

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USC Trojans might not win like artists, but they’re tough in the paint

Southern California guard Tahj Eaddy, left, shoots and makes a game-winning three-point shot as UCLA guard Jaylen Clark defends during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, March 6, 2021, in Los Angeles. USC won 64-63. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Tahj Eaddy #2 is mobbed by Ethan Anderson #20, Drew Peterson #13 and the USC Trojans bench after shooting a 3-point basket over at the buzzer to defeat the UCLA Bruins 64-63 at Pauley Pavilion on March 6, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Cody Riley #2 of the UCLA Bruins and Chevez Goodwin #1 of the USC Trojans battle for a rebound in the second half of the game at Pauley Pavilion on March 6, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo...

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East San Jose shooting leaves victim with life-threatening injuries

A man suffered life-threatening injuries in a shooting Saturday afternoon in East San Jose, police said. The shooting was reported just after 5:30 p.m. near the intersection of Bowling Green Drive and Alvin Avenue. A tweet posted by the department half an hour later said the area remained an active scene, and that there was not yet any information on a suspect or motive. A spokesman for the department declined to provide further information Saturday night. Check back for updates. ...read more Source:: The Mercury News – Latest News...

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High school boys basketball: 6A’s seventh-seeded Darts end Davis’ 19-year title drought

Davis players celebrate their win over Westlake during the 6A boys basketball championship game at Salt Lake Community College in Taylorsville on Saturday, March 6, 2021. Davis won 60-55. | Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret NewsBox score Just over one week ago, Davis survived a scare against Layton that almost ended its season in the second round of the 6A basketball tournament. Despite holding a lead for just 26 seconds of that game, the Darts advanced into the quarterfinals. Fast forward to Saturday afternoon, and you wouldn’t see a team that appeared to be lucky it made it out of the second round, but a team that was hoisting the 6A state championship trophy over its heads after leading for the entirety of the title-clinching game. With a score of 60-55, the No. 7 seed Darts defeated No. 1 se

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Tragic family accident claims life of 12-year-old boy

A Utah County Sheriff vehicle is pictured in Spanish Fork on Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. | Yukai Peng, Deseret NewsSPANISH FORK — A 12-year-old boy was killed on Saturday after he fell while riding his bicycle. The boy and his brother had been riding alongside their father, who was driving a side-by-side towing a trailer in a field near 4600 S. 1450 West. The boy somehow fell or stumbled and was hit by the equipment, and suffered serious head injuries, according to Utah County Sheriff Sgt. Spencer Cannon. Shortly after 3:30 PM today @UCSO Deputies and Spanish Fork Ambulance responded to an accident in a field near 4600 S 1450 W, west of Springville and Spanish Fork. A 12 year old boy died after he fell and was hit by equipment driven by his father. https://t.co/KGcsEIGCQE pic.twitter.com/qqr...

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