Bahamas 2017: No medal for Ghana at Commonwealth Youth Games

first_imgTeam Ghana failed to bring home a medal from the sixth Commonwealth Youth Games held in Nassau, Bahamas despite their efforts and high determination.Ghana was presented by nine athletes in six disciplines, namely: athletics, boxing, beach volleyball, swimming, judo and tennis but could not reach a medal in any of the disciplines due to higher standards and level of competition presented by other athletes.However, Chef de Mission for the Games, Mawuko Afadzinu, has praised the performance of the young Ghanaians at the Games, especially the beach volleyball team and swimmer Jackson.Team Ghana’s pair of Kelvin Kartey Carbon and Eric Tsatsu reached the third place final of the competition but lost narrowly to Australia, thereby finishing fourth overall, with England taking gold, Cyprus taking silver and Austrlia picking the bronze medals.But Afadzinu who is an executive member of the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) board and president of the Ghana Table Tennis Federation described their performance as the best, saying the team needs more competitions and exposure to enable them get the needed experience to win at international level. He said on the whole, Ghana’s athletes were relatively young and it would be prudent to encourage and guide them in their chosen fields so that they do not lose hope.“The athletes were very positive, their enthusiasm was very good and they were focused. God willing, if things go on well like this, it will be the beginning of a long journey of success,” he said.In swimming, Ghana’s Abeiku Jackson although qualified for two finals could not win any medal but, however, reduced his entry times for the competitions.In the 50m freestyle, Abeiku finished seventh with a drop in time of 53.75secs against the earlier time recorded at 53.82secs as entry time for the final.He was the seventh best time in the 50m freestyle men final an improvement over the last Games in Samoa. For the first time in the history Ghana Sports, Ghana made it to three finals, one if which was a stand- by finalist, fifth and seventh in the 50m butterfly and 50m freestyle finals all with good times.last_img read more

Judge in Sterling case says trust documents appear to favor Shelly

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Predicting a short trial, the judge overseeing the looming court battle between Donald and Shelly Sterling said Monday that the provisions of the Sterling family trust appear to favor Shelly’s effort to assert control over the Los Angeles Clippers. The pretrial hearing set the stage for the July 7 trial in Los Angeles Superior Court that will determine whether Shelly can take control of the family trust that owns the team because, as she alleges, Donald Sterling is mentally incapacitated.Shelly Sterling’s attorneys argued that the case boils down to the provisions of the Sterling Family Trust — and whether or not they grant her permission to sell the franchise. But Donald Sterling’s lawyers asked for a delay in the trial and laid out their case for bringing in their own medical experts.Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas frequently questioned why something so seemingly unambiguous required court intervention in the first place. He spent most of Monday afternoon’s hearing stressing that — although the Sterlings’ trust agreement was very broadly written — he felt it was clear in setting the parameters for determining mental incapacity and the ensuing ousting of a trustee.However, Donald Sterling’s attorney Bobby Samini said he has “serious issues” with the trust document and the examinations of his client.Court documents filed by Donald Sterling’s attorneys argue that Shelly Sterling “fabricated and implemented this disingenuous basis to override” his objections to the sale. The document also states that Donald Sterling was “induced to submit to medical examination under false pretenses,” and argue that a key provision of the trust was “inadvertently omitted” when it was revised last December.That provision would have allowed an ousted trustee to gain reinstatement by producing contrary evidence.Outside the courthouse, Samini denied that he and fellow Sterling attorney Maxwell Blecher were in the next room as Sterling was being examined — something Shelly Sterling’s attorneys claimed.Both parties also filed witness lists for next month’s trial. Shelly Sterling’s list included Meril Platzer and James Spar, the doctors who ruled her husband mentally incapacitated last month.Key on Donald Sterling’s witness list was Dr. Jeffrey Cummings of the Cleveland Clinic, who Samini said has performed a preliminary examination on the 80-year-old real estate mogul. Monday’s court filings included a declaration from Cummings stated that he will be traveling from July 4 to July 20 for a medical conference — leaving him unable to testify at next month’s trial.Donald Sterling’s attorneys cited that when asking Levanas to postpone the trial by a month, arguing that there was no evidence a delay would hurt the value of the team.“I’m going to need a very detailed declaration of why it is someone needs to be gone for two weeks to speak at a conference,” Levanas said.Streisand suggested that absent experts could also testify by deposition.center_img “It’s not going to be a long trial,” Levanas said Monday, before setting another hearing on June 30.Weeks after her husband was banned from the NBA for life for racist comments, Shelly Sterling declared herself sole trustee last month — paving the way for a record $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. When her husband vowed to fight the sale, she asked a court to confirm her control of the team.“(The judge) is convinced there is no ambiguity in the trust,” Adam Streisand, Ballmer’s attorney, said outside the courthouse. “He clearly provides that if this procedure is followed, getting two doctors to say he lacks capacity, we’re done. The other side is attempting to bring in a lot of noise, and try to rewrite the trust to say something it doesn’t say.”Donald Sterling’s attorney, Bobby Samini, disagreed: “I think the court was very clear it has not made a determination on this issue … We’ve got to provide our evidence, show the judge that there are some ambiguities and there are some other issues that are important for the court to consider.”Levanas gave deadlines for both parties to file any more papers, oppositions or replies to oppositions by the morning of June 30.last_img read more

Reus’s extra-time penalty gives Dortmund German Cup win

first_imgUnion came out fighting in the second half, and were rewarded for their spirit when substitute Polter poked in an equaliser on the counter-attack just after the hour mark.Maximilian Philipp appeared to end the resistance on 73 minutes, picking up Pulisic’s through ball and rifling the ball past Gikiewicz.Yet Polter sprung another surprise minutes from time, heading in Robert Zulj’s cross to level the scores again.Union fought on bravely in extra-time before Reus’s penalty sent Dortmund into the third round.“Congratulations to Union Berlin,” said Dortmund coach Lucien Favre. “It was very hard to break them down today.”Elsewhere, Schalke also edged into the third round, ending their three-game goal drought in a 1-1 draw before winning 6-5 on penalties to scrape past Cologne. Mark Uth netted the winning spotkick in sudden death to see Schalke through.Bayer Leverkusen cruised to a 5-0 victory over Borussia Moenchengladbach, while Hoffenheim coach Julian Nagelsmann’s cup curse continued against future employers RB Leipzig.Julian Brandt fired Leverkusen in front with a well-angled shot on five minutes, and Tin Jedvaj doubled the lead from close range shortly before the break.In the second half, Karim Bellarabi scored twice in seven minutes before Kevin Volland added a fifth to cap a fine evening for Leverkusen.Nagelsmann’s Hoffenheim lost 2-0 in Leipzig to crash out of the second round for a third season in a row.Timo Werner latched onto a Marcel Halstenberg cross to give Leipzig the lead on 48 minutes, adding a second eight minutes later as the home side tore into Hoffenheim on the counter-attack.Second division Holstein Kiel delivered Wednesday’s only upset, beating top flight Freiburg 2-1.Share on: WhatsApp Jhon Cordoba’s deflected shot gave Cologne the lead just before half-time, but Schalke’s salvation came in the form of an 89th-minute penalty, coolly converted by Nabil Bentaleb.center_img Berlin, Germany | AFP | Marco Reus’s 120th-minute penalty broke Union Berlin hearts and sent Borussia Dortmund stumbling into the third round of the German Cup with an epic 3-2 win on Wednesday.Sebastian Polter had twice brought Union back from behind, but the second division side’s spirited resistance was ended in the final minute of extra time, as Marvin Friedrich brought down Christian Pulisic and Reus smashed home the penalty.Pulisic prodded Dortmund ahead five minutes before half-time, stabbing in the rebound after goalkeeper Rafal Gikiewicz had clawed Shinji Kagawa’s header off the line.last_img read more

Sterling treble fires Man City to West Ham rout

first_img– VAR intervenes –Mahrez slipped a perfectly-weighted pass to Kyle Walker and the right-back accelerated away from Aaron Cresswell.Walker whipped over a cross that deflected off West Ham defender Issa Diop into the path of Jesus and he instinctively turned the ball past Fabianski from close range.Jesus should have doubled City’s lead but he shot straight at Fabianski on the stroke of half-time.There was no need for City to rue that miss as they struck six minutes after the interval.Kevin De Bruyne was the catalyst, the Belgian midfielder showing what City missed during his long injury lay-offs last season as he left several West Ham players trailing in his wake before making a precise pass that set up Sterling’s clinical finish.City were denied a third goal when Jesus’s tap-in from Sterling’s cross became the first goal to be disallowed by VAR in the Premier League for an extremely marginal offside against the England winger.A brilliant double save from Ederson denied Javier Hernandez and Manuel Lanzini before Sterling put the result beyond doubt in the 75th minute.Mahrez clipped a pass to Sterling and he turned to loft a delicate chip over Fabianski, with City this time able to celebrate after another VAR review for offside.VAR is being used in the Premier League for the first time this season and its constant interruptions aided City in the 86th minute.Mahrez won a penalty after being fouled by Diop, but Aguero’s initial shot was saved by Fabianski before VAR called for a retake that the Argentine stroked home.Sterling sealed City’s five-star display in stoppage-time with a composed finish from Mahrez’s pass.Share on: WhatsApp Raheem Sterling. PHOTO via @premierleagueLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester City made a flying start to their Premier League title defence as Raheem Sterling’s hat-trick inspired a 5-0 demolition of West Ham on Saturday.Pep Guardiola’s side are bidding to become just the second club in the Premier League era to win three successive titles.And after Liverpool laid down an early marker with a 4-1 win against Norwich in the season’s opening game on Friday, the champions responded with a swaggering display of their own at the London Stadium.Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus opened the scoring to repay Guardiola’s faith after the City manager picked him instead of the club’s record goalscorer Sergio Aguero.Then Sterling took over, replicating his dynamic form of last season with a two classy finishes.Substitute Aguero bagged City’s fourth with a penalty after his first effort from the spot was saved, only for VAR to call for a retake after Lukasz Fabianski came off his line too soon.Sterling wrapped up his treble in the final moments as City showed they have no intention of conceding any early ground to European champions Liverpool, who finished just one point behind them last term.Guardiola had admitted before kick-off that City might have to do even better than last season to fend off Liverpool.This was the perfect start as City made it nine successive opening-day wins.City had won all four of their previous visits to the London Stadium by an aggregate score of 17-1, netting at least four goals in each match, and once again they ran riot at West Ham’s expense.Guardiola handed a first Premier League start to club-record signing Rodri and the Spain midfielder showed signs of nerves when he allowed Manuel Lanzini to rob him in his own penalty area.But it was a rare stumble from City’s impressive new boy and the champions were soon into their stride.Riyad Mahrez, surprisingly selected ahead of Bernardo Silva, produced City’s first menacing moment when the Algeria winger cut in from the right flank for a long-range strike that Fabianski pushed away.When City’s opening goal came in the 25th minute, it was the kind of incisive raid that has left so many opponents helpless over the last two years.last_img read more

Mutations and Duplications: Pools of Innovation?

first_imgCreationists looked in what evolutionists called “junk DNA” and found gems.   Evolutionists are still looking for their gems in junk mutations.Like gift wrapping, headlines of science articles do not always reveal what’s inside.  Some people send dead flowers in pretty boxes to make a statement.  Evolutionists are still looking for something beautiful in mutations, as evidenced by this title on PhysOrg: “Insects show how DNA mistakes become evolutionary innovation.”  As if to avoid embarrassment, the subtitle quickly added, “One of the more difficult aspects of evolution for some people to swallow is the notion that random copying errors in DNA can add up to anything useful.”  That’s a clever parlay; the problem is yours, not Darwin’s! (see “Shifting the Burden of Proof” fallacy.)What did reporter Faye Flam offer as proof for this “notion”?  Two papers that claim mutated copies of a gene allowed insects to avoid death when ingesting toxins called cardenolides (old news; see 7/25/2012).  The “innovation,” therefore, is not a new organ or capability that didn’t exist before, but a reduced vulnerability.  The article celebrated this as an “evolutionary trick” that produced “convergent evolution” in different insect lineages.  Evolution, though, should produce new species (like Darwin titled his book, The Origin of Species).  Flam could not claim that the varieties able to ingest the toxins were new species; in fact, the article confessed at the end, “The way new species are born is another longstanding puzzle in evolution that DNA is helping scientists to solve.”  Come back later for the promised proof of innovation.Speaking of Darwin, another press release from the Vienna University of Evolutionary Medicine echoed on Science Daily promised to help Darwin out by showing “New Understandings of How Populations Change Over Time.”  The article set the stage with a low drum roll portending disaster (note the ominous reference to “climate change”):Since 1859, when Darwin’s classic work “On the Origin of Species” was published, we have known that populations change over the course of time. The ability to adapt to changing surroundings is the basis for evolution and is crucial for animals and plants to come to terms with new environmental conditions, for example as a consequence of climate change. Despite the obvious importance of the process, however, we still do not understand the underlying mechanisms. It is clear that organisms change their DNA in response to selection pressures. But how?First off, readers may be puzzled why the “But how?” question has not been answered since 1859, since that was the main thing Darwin’s best-seller was supposed to have solved.  And second, observers have known long before Darwin that populations change over time.  But anyway, where’s the gem in this mutational junkpile?  Has Christian Schlötterer rescued Darwin by showing how a random genetic change is linked to genetic changes?Well, yes and no.  Schlötterer cruelly subjected fruit flies to cold temperatures and shouted “Evolve or perish!” so to speak.  He did find some genetic changes, but didn’t associate them with adaptive benefits.  “It will be intriguing to try to find out whether the two categories of gene affect distinct groups of traits,” he said.One of the biggest studies of gene duplication was reported in Science this week.  The title is catchy: “Real-Time Evolution of New Genes by Innovation, Amplification, and Divergence” (Näsvall et al., Science 19 October 2012: Vol. 338 no. 6105 pp. 384-387, DOI: 10.1126/science.1226521).  There must be gems in this pile!  Alas, Elisabeth Pennisi in her review in the same issue was not so sanguine, despite her hopeful title, “Evolution: Gene Duplication’s Role in Evolution Gets Richer, More Complex” (Science 19 October 2012: Vol. 338 no. 6105 pp. 316-317, DOI: 10.1126/science.338.6105.316).  The phrase “More complex” is code for “harder to understand.”  It’s not a simple victory for Darwin.She discussed Susumi Ohno’s 1970 theory that gene duplication lets the copy evolve, then Michael Lynch’s late-1990s theory that genes with two functions can duplicate and divide the work (subfunctionalization).  Nice ideas, but they didn’t satisfy everyone, and are now seen as simplistic.  And there were problems: “Given natural selection’s tendency to purge unnecessary genes, how would the gene copy stick around long enough to take on a new or subfunction?”  Hold it; wasn’t that the claim behind junk DNA?The details about how Näsvall et al. coaxed a bacteria to make tryptophan from precursors when a gene for making it was disabled, and how it had to wait for the right mutation to arrive by promoting duplication, are described in Pennisi’s article.  The point of the experiment, though was to show innovation, not just getting back to where the bacterium was before a gene was broken. The researchers stated that two mutations were required to produce the “innovation” (which was actually more like a “restoration” of a deleted function).Other scientists called this “a nice, elegant experimental system” (sounding like faint praise), but were not convinced it’s a general principle applicable outside the bacterial world.  “No matter what, Näsvall’s experiment will encourage more experimental tests of gene-duplication scenarios,” someone said (translation: send more funding).Empty promises, endless promissory notes, why do we trust these guys?  Where is the really big innovation attributable to mutations?  Duplications are a form of mutation, but just because you get a second copy of a text message on your smartphone, it doesn’t mean the second one will evolve into a new, helpful message when cosmic rays hit it.  This is all wishful thinking in dreamland, hyped by ideologues with power.  Darwin was supposed to explain the big things– the trunk on the elephant, the wing on the bird, the brain in the Einstein.  All we get are tiny, questionable instances of possible adaptive changes in bacteria (remember that bacteria can swap information through lateral gene transfer, and may have designed mechanisms to control their own mutations).  These get wildly extrapolated into vast scenarios of evolution, completely unwarranted by the meager data that is often subject to interpretation.  But they KNOW that there’s enough innovation in that junkpile of mistakes to explain elephants, birds and humans, why?  Because EVOLUTION IS A FACT!   Now you know why living in Darwinland is like being trapped in a cult compound. 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Demo plots at the Farm Science Review

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Across a series of fields, diseased soybean plants stand, tarnished by pesticide that spread much further than intended. Another patch of soybeans grew only minimally, planted in the same spot year after year, without a break.“We’re going to show you: If you mess up, this is what’s going to happen,” said Harold Watters, a field specialist with Ohio State University Extension.Watters was referring to an exhibit at the Farm Science Review where crops were planted to demonstrate various challenges farmers face, as well as possible solutions. Watters and other experts will be on hand to discuss the crops they planted and the outcome that either shows a problem or resolves one. All demonstration plots were planted to illustrate research findings about what works and what doesn’t for various hurdles farmers face.This year’s growing season came with many weather-related challenges. A warmer than typical winter caused some growers to plant early, but then heavy spring rains washed some seeds away or made it hard for seeds to emerge in muddied, then dried over soils. Insects were out early. And the rain continued, causing ponding on fields.“We want to hear about what worked for farmers, their trials and tribulations. If they want to stop and talk, that’s what we’re here for,” Watters said.The demonstration plots that Watters and other agricultural experts have grown will illustrate successes, as well as problems. A patch of oats and cereal rye shows how cover crops can help hold the soil in place amid heavy rain. In another section, a variety of corn grows that tolerates glufosinate, a common weed killer.One plot shows the progression of corn plants as they changed over years of selective breeding to make them heartier and offer a higher yield of corn.“I call this the ‘Antique corn,’ ” Watters said, referring to older varieties of corn.On display for visitors is Teosinte, the ancestor to modern corn and several varieties before modern day hybrids were available which offer a far shorter growing season than Teosinte, larger cobs and resistance to various diseases.Another nearby plot of corn was planted to show how corn seeds sown late in the season, in June, can still offer good yields.“That’s to show you do have flexibility when you plant the corn,” Watters said. “The yields aren’t bad.”These are just a few of the hundreds of exhibits available to visitors. The FSR, sponsored by CFAES, annually draws between 110,000 and 130,000 farmers, growers, producers and agricultural enthusiasts from across the U.S. and Canada. The FSR is the largest agricultural event in Ohio. It offers more than 4,000 product lines from 630 commercial exhibitors.last_img read more

NIT warns students not to gate crash weddings

first_imgThe National Institute of Technology in Kurukshetra has warned its students against gate crashing weddings near its premises. “It has been reported that some of the students have been going to attend weddings in the city without having invitation. This is not only unethical and immoral but also uncalled for,” a letter sent to hostel inmates by the Chief Warden said. ComplaintsSources in the institute said that off late there have been complaints that students have been gate crashing weddings to skip meals in the mess which is why this directive was issued. The letter directed students to desist from indulging in such type of “uncivilised activities” which also brings a bad name to the institution.Disciplinary action The letter warned students of disciplinary action if they are found doing so. “Disciplinary action as per institute rules will be taken against the students if they are found indulging in such an activity, the letter said.last_img read more

Kawhi Leonard leads Raptors to first NBA Finals

first_imgDA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DRAKE WATCHRaptors fan and ‘global ambassador’ Drake sat in his regular seat adjacent to the Toronto bench. The rapper wore a black hoodie with ‘KAWHI ME A RIVER’ printed on the back.STREET PARTYOutside the downtown arena, fans flooded streets, bringing traffic to a standstill. One video posted on social media showed a group of fans partying on the roof of a Toronto city bus. Fans surrounded Marc Gasol’s car as he was driven out of the arena , and the center rolled down his window to trade high fives with the crowd.BIRTHDAY BOYToronto’ reserve Norman Powell scored nine points on his 26th birthday. Standing at the back of the room, Powell’s mother wished him a happy birthday at the end of her son’s press conference.FAMILIAR POSITIONThe last team to overcome an 0-2 deficit and win a conference finals was Oklahoma City, which beat San Antonio in six games in 2012 after losing the first two on the road. Ibaka played for that Thunder team, while Leonard was a Spurs rookie.UP NEXTThe NBA Finals comes to Canada for the first time when the Raptors host the Warriors on Thursday night. Toronto swept Golden State in the regular season. View comments ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Toronto was eliminated by LeBron James and the Cavaliers in three straight postseasons before shaking things up last summer with the acquisition of Leonard, the 2014 NBA Finals MVP who was acquired from San Antonio and has carried the Raptors in this postseason.“He’s the best player in the league and we’re happy he’s in Toronto,” Raptors President Masai Ujiri said.Asked about Ujiri’s compliment, Leonard said he’s focused on different goals.“I just want to win,” he said. “I don’t care about being the best player. I want to be the best team.”Antetokounmpo had 21 points and 11 rebounds for the Bucks, but the NBA’s top team in the regular season saw its bid for a first finals berth in 45 years come to a disappointing end with a fourth consecutive defeat.“Man, obviously when you’re up 2-0, that doesn’t mean nothing,” Antetokounmpo said. “You’ve got to learn how to come out and close out games, especially after Game 3. We’ve got to get better as a team, and we’ve got to get better individually.”Even Nurse found his team’s turnaround hard to believe.“Beating this team four times in a row is almost mind boggling,” Nurse said.Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said it hurt to see a great season end.“The roster that was put together for this season, as the season started going, you started feeling like it was special and could do special things, including advancing past tonight, but it didn’t happen,” Budenholzer said. It sure did. Now imagine how it will sound when the NBA Finals come to Toronto for the first time next week.Leonard had 27 points and 17 rebounds to lead the Raptors into the finals for the first time with a 100-94 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night. His big dunk with 6:46 to go in the fourth quarter was the final basket in a game-changing 26-3 run that began late in the third.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“It was kind of a momentum capper,” Lowry said. “We were on a run, and why not feed the big dog? Let the big dog eat.”The Raptors overcame a 15-point deficit to win the series in six games and will host the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night. Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) holds up the trophy after the team’s 100-94 win over the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 6 of the NBA basketball playoffs Eastern Conference finals Saturday, May 25, 2019, in Toronto. The Raptors advanced to the NBA Finals. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — Kyle Lowry stole the ball and pushed it ahead, then waited for Kawhi Leonard to arrive before feeding his All-Star teammate for a thunderous one-handed slam over Giannis Antetokounmpo.“The building exploded after that dunk,” Leonard said.ADVERTISEMENT Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals? 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PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war A win is a win It will be the two-time defending champions against a Raptors team that will finally bring the NBA Finals outside the U.S. after entering the league in 1995.“They’re one of the greatest teams in history,” Raptors coach Nick Nurse said of the Warriors. “It will be a tall task, but we’ll try to figure it out.”Pascal Siakam scored 18 points, Lowry had 17 and Fred VanVleet 14 for the Raptors.Lowry held the game ball and picked up his children after the game, finally getting to the championship round after the Raptors kept falling short against Cleveland.“It’s taken a long time to get here in my career,” Lowry said. “I’ve run into one guy for a while.”ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Down 76-71 to start the fourth, the Raptors tied it with an 8-2 run while Leonard and Antetokounmpo were both on the bench. Serge Ibaka’s dunk with 10:32 to go tied it at 78.Antetokounmpo returned after a timeout, but Leonard kept sitting. That didn’t matter to Toronto, with Siakam’s basket giving the Raptors an 80-78 lead, their first lead since it was 6-3.Toronto made 12 of 27 3-point attempts, including four of eight in the fourth quarter.Siakam, who missed a pair of free throws late in the fourth quarter of Toronto’s double-overtime win in Game 3, hit one to make it 98-94. Leonard grabbed the rebound on the second and was fouled. He made both, putting the Raptors up 100-94 with 3.9 seconds to go.Malcolm Brogdon and Khris Middleton each made a pair from long range as the Bucks shot 6 for 9 from 3-point range in the first and closed the quarter with 10 unanswered points to lead 31-18. Toronto shot 6 for 19 in the opening quarter, missing six straight twice in the first 12 minutes.The Bucks extended their lead to 38-23 on a 3 by Ersan Ilyasova with 7:46 left until half. Toronto cut the gap to 46-43 on a 3 by VanVleet with 1:07 left in the second, but Eric Bledsoe answered with a 3 and Antetokounmpo split a pair at the line, giving the Bucks a 50-43 advantage at the intermission.The lead went back to 15 in the third before Leonard finished the period with a flourish. He had eight points in the final 2:01 and Toronto closed with a 10-0 run, cutting a 15-point deficit to 76-71.TIP-INSBucks: Milwaukee shot 4 for 16 in the second but three of its made baskets were 3-pointers. … The Bucks had six points in the paint in the first half. They finished with 28. … Budenholzer was called for a technical foul on Milwaukee’s first possession of the second half. Leonard missed the free throw. … Antetokounmpo shot 5 for 10 at the free throw line.Raptors: Danny Green, who missed all three of his field goal attempts in 16 minutes in Game 5, had another rough night. Green shot 0 for 4 in 14 minutes. … Leonard’s 17 rebounds were his most in any game this postseason. … Lowry had eight assists. MOST READ LATEST STORIES Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transportlast_img read more