Mac Williamson joining Giants’ taxi squad, Hunter Pence could be headed for DL

PHOENIX–Hunter Pence won’t make an excuse. But he will admit his sore right thumb isn’t improving. It’s getting worse. With Pence potentially headed for a stint on the 10-day disabled list, the Giants will have outfielder Mac Williamson with the club in Anaheim starting Friday. Williamson will join the team’s taxi squad, which gives the Giants 24 hours to activate…

Cain, Braun power Brewers to win over Marlins

MILWAUKEE — Lorenzo Cain credited his Brewers teammates for his big night at the plate. Ryan Braun acknowledged them for helping him achieve a major milestone. Cain homered, doubled twice and scored four times, Braun launched a pinch-hit, three-run homer that gave him 1,000 RBIs and Milwaukee romped to a 12-3 victory over the Miami Marlins on Thursday. “If I’m…

Durant leads Warriors to 3-0 lead over Spurs

SAN ANTONIO — Kevin Durant had 26 points, nine rebounds and six assists, and the Golden State Warriors beat San Antonio 110-97 on Thursday night for a 3-0 series lead over the Spurs, who were still reeling from the death of Gregg Popovich’s wife, Erin. Golden State can close the first-round series with a win Sunday afternoon in San Antonio…

UBC Aquatic Centre among winners of 2018 architecture awards

The new aquatic centre at the University of B.C. is one of three medal recipients of the 2018 Lieutenant Governor of B.C. Award in Architecture. The architectural awards are chosen by the Architectural Institute of B.C. A total of 13 awards were presented in five categories Thursday evening. “The winning structures represented an impressive width and breadth of projects, including…

Blue Jackets’ Tortorella after latest loss to Capitals: ‘We sucked’

John Tortorella was in fine form after his Columbus Blue Jackets put forth a disappointing effort Thursday night and lost their second consecutive game to the Washington Capitals. “We weren’t good. There’s no sense asking me things about the game,” Tortorella told reporters following the 4-1 loss. “I’m telling you, we laid an egg, so I’m not going to break…

Here are the biggest revelations from Comey’s memos

Former FBI director James Comey’s memos are out. Shortly after the Justice Department sent copies of former FBI director James Comey’s memos to Congress at the request of a group of House Republicans, news organizations got ahold of the 15-page, partially redacted documents. The memos, which detail private conversations Comey had with Donald Trump before and after he took office,…

Familiar defensive woes sinking Maple Leafs’ first-round chances

TORONTO — Some of what has plagued the Toronto Maple Leafs in their first-round series with the Boston Bruins registers as a surprise. Nobody would have expected goalie Frederik Andersen—the team MVP in the regular season—to register an .885 save percentage through three outings. Sure, the top line, centred by Auston Matthews, was always going to be in tough on…