Results and classification

Houston (USA), Apr 10 (EFE) .- Results of the day and standings of the 2020-21 regular season of the professional basketball league of the NBA.

Friday, April 9

Orlando Magic 106 Indiana Pacers 111

Atlanta Hawks 120 Chicago Bulls 108

Boston Celtics 145 Minnesota Timberwolves 136

New York Knicks 133 Memphis Grizzlies 129

New Orleans Pelicans 101 Philadelphia Sixers 94

Milwaukee Bucks 119 Charlotte Hornets 127

Denver Nuggets 121 San Antonio Spurs 119

Golden State Warriors 107 Washington Wizards 110

Los Ángeles Clippers 126 Houston Rockets 109

Saturday, April 10

Brooklyn Nets — Los Angeles Lakers 7:30

Oklahoma City Thunder — Philadelphia Sixers 8:00

Utah Jazz — Sacramento Kings 8:00

Golden State Warriors — Houston Rockets 9:00

Phoenix Suns — Washington Wizards 9:00

Portland Trail Blazers — Detroit Pistons 9:00

The start of the games is Center time and the teams on the left play at home.

EAST CONFERENCE

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Atlantic Division

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. PG PP POR. DIF.

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Brooklyn Nets 36 16 69,2 —-

Philadelphia Sixers 35 17 67.3 1.0

Boston Celtics 27 26 50,9 9,5

New York Knicks 26 27 49.1 10.5

Toronto Raptors 20 32 38,5 16,0

Central Division

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. PG PP POR. DIF.

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Milwaukee Bucks 32 20 61,5 —-

Indiana Pacers 24 27 47,1 7,5

Chicago Bulls 22 29 43,1 9,5

Cleveland Cavaliers 19 32 37,3 12,5

Detroit Pistons 16 36 30,8 16,0

Southeast Division

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. PG PP POR. DIF.

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Charlotte Hornets 27 24 52,9 —-

Atlanta Hawks 28 25 52,8 —-

Miami Heat 27 25 51,9 0,5

Washington Wizards 19 32 37,3 8,0

Orlando Magic 17 35 32,7 10,5

WEST CONFERENCE

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Northwest Division

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. PG PP POR. DIF.

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Utah Jazz 39 13 75,0 —-

Denver Nuggets 34 18 65,4 5,0

Portland Trail Blazers 30 21 58,8 8,5

Oklahoma City Thunder 20 32 38,5 19,0

Minnesota Timberwolves 13 40 24,5 26,5

Pacific Division

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. PG PP POR. DIF.

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Phoenix Suns 36 15 70,6 —-

Los Angeles Clippers 36 18 66.7 1.5

Los Angeles Lakers 32 20 61.5 4.5

Golden State Warriors 24 28 46,2 12,5

Sacramento Kings 22 30 42,3 14,5

Southwest Division

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. PG PP POR. DIF.

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Dallas Mavericks 29 22 56,9 —-

Memphis Grizzlies 26 24 52,0 2,5

San Antonio Spurs 24 26 48.0 4.5

New Orleans Pelicans 23 29 44.2 6.5

Houston Rockets 14 38 26,9 15,5. EFE

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Ulster celebrates anniversary of the peace process under threat of unrest

Javier Aja

Dublin, Apr 9 (EFE) .- In a weekend that was expected to be a holiday for Northern Ireland, with commemoration of the 23rd anniversary of the Good Friday peace agreement, the British province is preparing to face more riots, despite the efforts of political leaders to prevent an escalation of violence.

The Northern Irish Police (PSNI) warned this Friday that it ‘is aware’ of the intentions of certain groups to organize ‘more protests’ in the coming days, which ‘could lead’ to confrontations with the forces of order, although it ruled out that they are led by loyalist paramilitaries (loyal to the British crown)

PSNI’s ‘number two’ Jonathan Roberts released that notice after confirming that two people have been detained and 19 officers were injured in the riots in Belfast on Thursday night, when officers tried to disperse protesters with cannons. of water, the first time in six years that it resorts to this tactic of control, which gives an idea of ​​the seriousness of the situation.

Street violence began on March 29 in Protestant-unionist (pro-British) areas of the capital, but its provocations have managed to spread in recent days to Catholic-nationalist neighborhoods (supporters of the reunification of Ireland), until bring the total number of wounded police officers to 74.

For this reason, Sinn Féin, a former political arm of the already inactive Irish Republican Army (IRA), said today that it anticipates a “very difficult” weekend, given the possibility that the riots reach more towns in the province.

ANNIVERSARY OF PEACE AND Riot

Its president, Mary Lou McDonald, assured that the protests, encouraged, according to her, by loyalist paramilitary groups, are ‘deliberately organized’ to ‘maximize’ the tension not only now, but for the summer, coinciding with the beginning of the always troubled season of Protestant Orange marches.

‘It is absolutely essential that all those who represent and guide loyalism and unionism call for an end to this planned and orchestrated violence,’ said McDonald, who referred, in particular, to the responsibility of Northern Irish Chief Minister and leader of the Democratic Unionist Party ( DUP), Arlene Foster.

In this sense, he recalled that Foster met, “very recently”, with the so-called Loyalist Communities Council (LCC), which represents the three main Protestant paramilitary groups in the region, which last month withdrew their support for the agreement. of peace for their opposition to certain aspects of Brexit, although they assured that they remain in truce.

In part, this new wave of violence is a consequence of the discontent of the Protestant community with the protocol for Northern Ireland of the Brexit agreement (exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union), which imposes border trade controls between that region, integrated into the Community Single Market, and the rest of the UK, which they perceive as a threat to territorial integrity.

Unionists are also outraged by the decision of the Northern Irish Prosecutor’s Office not to charge members of Sinn Féin who attended the funeral of a former IRA leader last June despite restrictions due to the pandemic.

Neither of these two issues has an easy solution. The alleged favorable treatment of Republicans in the midst of the health crisis is only a subjective perception and the problem of Brexit is a labyrinth created by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson himself, criticized these days because he has not yet visited Northern Ireland, despite that it suffers the worst riots in years.

JOHNSON GIVES WINGS TO THE VIOLENT

The aforementioned protocol is designed to avoid a hard border between the two Ireland, key to their economies and the peace process, but it has created a trade barrier between Ulster and the rest of the United Kingdom because Johnson insisted on removing Great Britain (Scotland , Wales and England) of the single market to have control over immigration, one of the great obsessions of the ‘Brexiters’.

Nor has it helped the fact that the ‘premier’ has taken unilateral measures regarding the trade agreement signed with Brussels to deal with the supply problems that the new Brexit bureaucracy is causing in Ulster, actions that could be emboldening the violent , according to some observers.

For now, Johnson sent his minister for the region, Brandon Lewis, to Belfast on Thursday, who has again today held meetings with political leaders and with the autonomous government of shared power between Protestants and Catholics.

Given the seriousness of the situation, the Belfast Executive, led by the DUP and Sinn Féin, has presented, at least, a united position of rejection of the violence and has made a call for calm. EFE

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Two arrested and 19 officers injured in Thursday’s Belfast riots

Dublin, Apr 9 (EFE) .- The Northern Ireland Police reported today that two people have been arrested and 19 officers were injured in the riots that occurred on Thursday night in Belfast, when officers tried to disperse protesters with water cannons.

The street violence began on March 29 in Protestant-unionist (pro-British) areas of Belfast, but has spread in recent days to Catholic-nationalist neighborhoods (supporters of the reunification of Ireland), bringing the number to 74 of wounded police officers.

The ‘number two’ of the Northern Irish Police, Jonathan Roberts, assured the BBC radio station today that the security forces have information about plans to organize in the coming days ‘more protests’ that ‘could lead to riots’.

For the first time in seven years, the police resorted to water cannons (banned in the rest of the UK) on Thursday to repel attacks with stones, firecrackers and Molotov cocktails at the hands of groups of individuals, mostly young people, from both communities.

The forces of order tried to avoid that the two sides clashed directly in an area of ​​west Belfast, where so-called ‘peace lines’ separate Protestant and Catholic neighborhoods, Roberts explained today.

‘The use of the water cannons is a lesser measure of force; it already has fewer risks. It was the preferred option last night in order to protect those who were involved in the riots, ‘said the policeman, who specified that’ it was not necessary ‘to use the so-called’ Attenuated Energy Projectiles’ (AEP, its acronym in English) , a type of authorized plastic bullets.

The British Minister for Northern Ireland, Brandon Lewis, is in Belfast today to speak with Northern Irish political and religious leaders to try to end the escalation of violence.

The current unrest began in part due to the dissatisfaction of the Protestant community with the protocol for Northern Ireland of the Brexit agreement, which imposes border trade controls between that region, integrated in the Community single market, and the rest of the United Kingdom, which perceived as a threat to territorial integrity.

Unionists are also outraged by the decision of the Northern Irish Prosecutor’s Office not to charge members of Sinn Féin who attended the funeral of a former IRA leader last June despite restrictions due to the pandemic. EFE

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Results and classification

Houston (USA), Apr 8 (EFE) .- Results of the day and standings of the 2020-21 regular season of the professional basketball league of the NBA.

Wednesday, April 7

Indiana Pacers 141 Minnesota Timberwolves 137

Orlando Magic 116 Washington Wizards 131

Boston Celtics 101 New York Knicks 99

Brooklyn Nets 139 New Orleans Pelicans 111

Atlanta Hawks 113 Memphis Grizzlies 131

Houston Rockets 102 Dallas Mavericks 93

Oklahoma City Thunder 102 Charlotte Hornets 113

Denver Nuggets 106 San Antonio Spurs 96

Phoenix Suns 117 Utah Jazz 113

Thursday, April 8

Miami Heat — Los Angeles Lakers 6:30

Oklahoma City Thunder — Cleveland Cavaliers 7:00

Dallas Mavericks — Milwaukee Bucks 8:00

Utah Jazz — Portland Trail Blazers 9:00

Los Ángeles Clippers — Phoenix Suns 9:00

Sacramento Kings — Detroit Pistons 9:00

Friday, April 9

Orlando Magic — Indiana Pacers 6:00

Atlanta Hawks — Chicago Bulls 6:30

Boston Celtics — Minnesota Timberwolves 6:30

New York Knicks — Memphis Grizzlies 6:30

Cleveland Cavaliers — Toronto Raptors 7:00

New Orleans Pelicans — Philadelphia Sixers 7:00

Milwaukee Bucks — Charlotte Hornets 8:00

Denver Nuggets — San Antonio Spurs 8:00

Golden State Warriors — Washington Wizards 9:00

Los Ángeles Clippers — Houston Rockets 9:00

The start of the games is Central time.

EAST CONFERENCE

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Atlantic Division

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. PG PP POR. DIF.

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Brooklyn Nets 36 16 69,2 —-

Philadelphia Sixers 35 16 68.6 0.5

Boston Celtics 26 26 50,0 10,0

New York Knicks 25 27 48.1 11.0

Toronto Raptors 20 31 39,2 15,5

Central Division

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. PG PP POR. DIF.

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Milwaukee Bucks 32 18 64,0 —-

Indiana Pacers 23 27 46,0 9,0

Chicago Bulls 21 28 42,9 10,5

Cleveland Cavaliers 18 32 36,0 14,0

Detroit Pistons 15 36 29,4 17,5

Southeast Division

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. PG PP POR. DIF.

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Charlotte Hornets 26 24 52,0 —-

Atlanta Hawks 27 25 51,9 —-

Miami Heat 26 25 51,0 0,5

Washington Wizards 18 32 36,0 8,0

Orlando Magic 17 34 33,3 9,5

WEST CONFERENCE

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Northwest Division

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. PG PP POR. DIF.

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Utah Jazz 38 13 74,5 —-

Denver Nuggets 33 18 64,7 5,0

Portland Trail Blazers 30 20 60,0 7,5

Oklahoma City Thunder 20 31 39,2 18,0

Minnesota Timberwolves 13 39 25,0 25,5

Pacific Division

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. PG PP POR. DIF.

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Phoenix Suns 36 14 72,0 —-

Los Angeles Clippers 34 18 65.4 3.0

Los Angeles Lakers 32 19 62.7 4.5

Golden State Warriors 24 27 47,1 12,5

Sacramento Kings 22 29 43,1 14,5

Southwest Division

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. PG PP POR. DIF.

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Dallas Mavericks 28 22 56,0 —-

Memphis Grizzlies 26 23 53,1 1,5

San Antonio Spurs 24 25 49.0 3.5

New Orleans Pelicans 22 29 43.1 6.5

Houston Rockets 14 37 27,5 14,5.EFE

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Jakobsen returns to Turkey 8 months after the accident

Sports writing, Apr 7 (EFE) .- The Dutchman Fabio Jakobsen (Deceuninck-QuickStep) will reappear next Sunday in the first stage of the Tour of Turkey eight months after the serious accident suffered in the Tour of Poland.

After the severe accident on 5 August 2020 in the first stage of the Tour of Poland with the finish line in Katowice after a dangerous maneuver by his compatriot Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma), Jakobsen underwent several facial surgeries to restore his face .

The recovery process has been slow, but in February he was able to participate in a rally with the rest of the team. Now his team announces its return to competition.

In that spectacular accident, Jakobsen suffered a severe head injury and crushing of the palate and airway.

The reappearance of Jakobsen, who will speak to the press on Thursday, will take place on Sunday with the first stage of the Tour of Turkey between Nevsehir and Ürgüp, and the test runs until the 18th. On the route there will be 4 clear options for the arrival to the sprint, where the Dutchman can be put to the test. EFE

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Arsenal, to avoid the Prague surprise in Europe

London, Apr 7 (EFE) .- Arsenal’s entire season is already concentrating on the Europa League, their only way to be in European competition next season and in which in the quarterfinals they will face a Slavia from Prague who he is very capable of sending them home.

After eliminating Leicester City and Glasgow Rangers in this edition of the Europa League, Slavia Prague visits the British Isles for the third time for the quarterfinals of the tournament with significant losses but willing to surprise.

“We know we have quality so we will be able to make up for our losses and come out prepared for the match,” said assistant coach Zdenek Houstecký.

The Czechs landed in London on Tuesday without the central Ondrej Kudela, sanctioned, and the Ivorian coast Simon Deli, who returned with covid-19 from the national team break.

“It is a great request because ‘Kudi’ (Kudela) is a mainstay of the team and he is in great form,” said Houstecký.

Kudela received a provisional suspension from UEFA for an incident on 18 March at Glasgow’s Ibrox Stadium in the previous round of the tournament.

The Czech player and the Finn Glen Kamara then starred in an allegedly racist episode, which is now evaluated by the Control, Ethics and Discipline Committee of the governing body of European football.

The good news for the Prague squad, the solo leader of the Czech League and which has gone 37 games without conceding a loss, is that attacking midfielder Petr Sevcik is back, who already played the last league game against Brno.

Also available will be Jakub Hromada, who just made his debut for the Slovak national team.

The midfielder will have to play coverage tasks to curb Arsenal’s offensive power in the absence of the two reference centers Kudela and Deli.

The illusion of Slavia contrasts with an Arsenal that comes from making one of the worst games of the Arteta era. With no ideas and mediocre football, the London team fell at home 3-0 to Liverpool, squandering their few chances of achieving a European berth through the league.

They have to entrust everything to a Europa League where luck has smiled more on them this year, although they have always faced inferior teams and even these have created problems for them. The clearest precedent was the defeat against Olympiacos at the Emirates a few weeks ago. It is true that they already had the tie resolved in the first leg, but they ended up dominated by the Greeks and suffering to avoid getting into more trouble.

With the doubts present in the squad, Arsenal is entrusted to individual quality to save the group problem. Martin Odegaard is the ’10’ that guides the way and if he comes across a couple Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette he can create enough problems to leave the crossing very expensive already in London.

The problems come in the back, where the absences of David Luiz and Kieran Tierney due to injury, increase the chances that Arteta will rely on a five-player defense to protect against goals at home.

Probable lineups:

Arsenal: Leno; Saka, Holding, Marí, Gabriel, Bellerín; Thomas, Odegaard; Pepé, Lacazette and Aubameyang.

Slavia de Praga: Vágner; Winter, Hromada, Bah, Boril; Sevcik, Oscar, Stanciu, Provod, Olayinka; Sima. EFE

Estadio: Emirates Stadium (Londres)

Referee: Andreas Ekberg (SWE). EFE

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Turkey includes footballers in priority group for vaccination

Ankara, Apr 7 (EFE) .- Footballers who play in Turkish clubs or in the national team have been included in the priority group to be vaccinated against covid-19 and will be immunized soon, the Turkish Football Federation announced on Wednesday ( TFF).

“Footballers have been included in the priority group (to receive the doses). Their vaccination will begin soon,” Turkish broadcaster FoxTV noted, citing a statement by TFF President Nihat Özdemir.

The Federation has not yet detailed what day the immunization process will begin.

Since the league began, every week several teams suffer casualties among their players and members of the technical team due to cases of covid-19.

The last one was the president of Fenerbahçe Istanbul, Ali Koç, second in the Turkish standings.

The Turkish Medical College has welcomed the initiative, but criticized that other groups, who also have permanent contact with other people, such as teachers or families of health personnel, have not yet been vaccinated.

Turkey started the vaccination campaign with health workers, those over 65 and with some priority groups as high-ranking officials.

So far, about 12% of Turks have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

The country recorded more than 49,000 new cases yesterday, a record since the pandemic began, and with 211 deaths it had the highest daily death toll since the beginning of the year. EFE

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Results and classification

Houston (USA), Apr 7 (EFE) .- Results of the day and classifications of the 2020-21 regular season of the professional basketball league of the NBA.

Tuesday, April 6

Indiana Pacers 97 Chicago Bulls 113

Atlanta Hawks 123 New Orleans Pelicans 107

Boston Celtics 96 Philadelphia Sixers 106

Toronto Raptors 101 Los Angeles Lakers 110

Miami Heat 112 Memphis Grizzlies 124

Denver Nuggets 134 Detroit Pistons 119

Golden State Warriors 122 Milwaukee Bucks 121

Los Angeles Clippers 133 Portland Trail Blazers 116

Wednesday, April 7

Indiana Pacers — Minnesota Timberwolves 6:00

Orlando Magic — Washington Wizards 6:00

Boston Celtics — New York Knicks 6:30

Brooklyn Nets — New Orleans Pelicans 6:30

Atlanta Hawks — Memphis Grizzlies 7:00

Houston Rockets — Dallas Mavericks 7:00

Oklahoma City Thunder — Charlotte Hornets 7:00

Denver Nuggets — San Antonio Spurs 8:00

Phoenix Suns — Utah Jazz 9:00

The start of the games is Center time and the teams on the left play at home.

EAST CONFERENCE

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Atlantic Division

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. PG PP POR. DIF.

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Philadelphia Sixers 35 16 68.6 —-

Brooklyn Nets 35 16 68,6 —-

New York Knicks 25 26 49.0 10.0

Boston Celtics 25 26 49,0 10,0

Toronto Raptors 20 31 39,2 15,0

Central Division

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. PG PP POR. DIF.

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Milwaukee Bucks 32 18 64,0 —-

Indiana Pacers 22 28 44,9 9,5

Chicago Bulls 21 28 42,9 10,5

Cleveland Cavaliers 18 32 36,0 14,0

Detroit Pistons 15 36 29,4 17,5

Southeast Division

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. PG PP POR. DIF.

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Atlanta Hawks 27 24 52,9 —-

Charlotte Hornets 25 24 51,0 1,0

Miami Heat 26 25 51,0 1,0

Washington Wizards 17 32 34,7 9,0

Orlando Magic 17 33 34,0 9,5

WEST CONFERENCE

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Northwest Division

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. PG PP POR. DIF.

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Utah Jazz 38 12 76,0 —-

Denver Nuggets 32 18 64,0 6,0

Portland Trail Blazers 30 20 60,0 8,0

Oklahoma City Thunder 20 30 40,0 18,0

Minnesota Timberwolves 13 38 25,5 25,5

Pacific Division

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. PG PP POR. DIF.

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Phoenix Suns 35 14 71,4 —-

Los Angeles Clippers 34 18 65.4 2.5

Los Angeles Lakers 32 19 62.7 4.0

Golden State Warriors 24 27 47,1 12,0

Sacramento Kings 22 29 43,1 14,0

Southwest Division

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. PG PP POR. DIF.

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Dallas Mavericks 28 21 57,1 —-

Memphis Grizzlies 25 23 52,1 2,5

San Antonio Spurs 24 24 50.0 3.5

New Orleans Pelicans 22 28 44.0 6.5

Houston Rockets 13 37 26,0 15,5.EFE

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96-106. Embiid returns winner and Sixers regain leadership in Eastern Conference

Boston (USA), Apr 6 (EFE) .- Cameroonian center Joel Embiid returned to the starting lineup of the Philadelphia Sixers and contributed 35 points that helped his team win on the road 96-106 against Boston Celtics.

Guard Danny Green also asserted his contribution of 17 points and a great defense that helped the Sixers achieve their third consecutive victory in this season’s games against the Celtics, who swept the series.

The Sixers have won both games since Embiid returned from a 10-game absence while recovering from a blow to a bone in his left knee. They have won three of their last four games.

Philadelphia had a 21-point lead in the first game of a four-game road series.

The victory allows the Sixers to put their global record at 35-16 and regain the leadership of the Atlantic Division and Eastern Conference that they share with the Brooklyn Nets, who had a bye.

Boston was trying to spin off its third consecutive win, a streak it hasn’t achieved since early March.

Power forward Jayson Tatum led the Celtics by scoring 20 points and guard Jaylen Brown finished with 17 more points, which did not prevent defeat.

The Celtics were closer to having their full lineup.

That advance took a hit hours before the match, when it was announced that the newly acquired French forward Evan Fournier entered the NBA’s Covid-19 health and safety protocols, implemented to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

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‘Venezuela must be a common cause of the world’

Madrid, Apr 6 (EFE) .- “Venezuela must be a common cause of the world,” said this Tuesday in Madrid the Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López, who assured that “we are faced with an international power structure that only I could win if we have the determined support of all democratic countries. ‘

López participated today in the Spanish capital in a discussion with his father, MEP Leopoldo López Gil, organized by Madrid Business Forum, in which they discussed the path to democracy in Venezuela.

A path that, according to the opposition leader, goes through a route that ‘allows to unify all the democratic sectors of Venezuela and the world towards free elections in which the people can decide.

“It is a path that is not easy, but we can only achieve it if we have the determined support of the democratic countries of the world,” López said.

‘There is a characteristic that is very important. Nicolas Maduro and his dictatorship has an international structure of countries that give it permanent, firm and decisive support, with immense power: China, Russia, Turkey, Iran, Cuba, with support that far exceeds that which we receive from the democratic countries, for which we are grateful ”.

That is why he reiterated that “Venezuela must be a common cause of the world, which has to be supported by the entire democratic spectrum of all parties.”

He assured that the opposition to the government of Nicolás Maduro has been articulated internally, “but the commitment of governments, parliaments, the media and citizens who take up the cause of Venezuela as their own is absolutely necessary.”

“Supporting the cause for freedom in Venezuela is supporting the cause for human rights and democracy in other parts of the world,” he said, although he acknowledged that maintaining the internal struggle “to keep Venezuelans mobilized in the dream for freedom is ours. big challenge’.

That fight “is not easy,” said López, but “that flame is there alive and we have to make our effort to make it visible.”

And among the doors open to this visibility, López highlighted the new policy of the president of the United States, Joe Biden, based on multilateralism, although he trusted that this policy can be articulated with the European Union and Latin American countries.

Its objective is that sanctions can be achieved against the Maduro government agreed between Europe and the United States and individual sanctions “against the corrupt and violators of human rights that are in the UN reports.”

REPROCHES TO THE INVOLVEMENT OF SPAIN AND THE EU

For his part, MEP Leopoldo López Gil highlighted the weakness of democracies in the face of dictatorships “but not only at the local level, but also at the international level.”

‘Our instruments are weak. In the case of the European Parliament, we have led the debate on Venezuela at least six times, four resolutions have been taken and 55 individual sanctions have been issued, ‘he recalled.

And in that sense he regretted that, despite trying to ensure that sanctions are respected, there are cases like Spain ‘when (the Venezuelan vice president) Delcy Rodríguez comes and a Spanish minister receives her. For us it was a mockery as members of the European Parliament, because what is the use of sanctioning if then the states that sanction themselves disrespect or ignore the sanction ‘.

‘Let’s get serious about this. What it means to promote human rights and how it is done. There is no will and if there is no will, strong actions cannot be achieved. ‘

In that sense, his son assured that “Spain has sent signals” that he said he did not understand.

‘Spain can do more. More has to be done, failure to do so would put Spain in a situation of complicity with what is happening in Venezuela, ‘said the opposition leader. EFE

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