6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Being poor is expensive.It might sound like an oxymoron, but studies confirm that the cost of being poor is quite high.“There are almost endless ways in which everyday life costs more if you are poor,” said Daniel Hatcher, University of Baltimore law professor and author of “The Poverty Industry: The Exploitation of America’s Most Vulnerable Citizens.”According to the U.S. Census, 46 million Americans — 14.8 percent of the population — currently live below the poverty line. And many of them face serious financial hardships that are exacerbated by their low incomes. Impoverished Americans endure higher banking and check cashing fees, along with greater court costs. Additionally, they tend to pay more for groceries, as they don’t have the disposable income needed to buy in bulk. With most of their income devoted to housing, transportation and food, poor people have little money remaining for unplanned expenses and emergencies.“It’s not just how much things cost, it’s the time,” said Randy Albelda, economics professor at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. “It takes three buses to get to work, or your car breaks down, and all those things take more time…. Middle income people buy time by purchasing healthy prepared foods or having someone clean their house. Without any extra time, it’s hard to get ahead.” continue reading »
ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Are you good at making decisions? Given how many we make throughout the day, I bet most of us believe that we are. But our process for those “important” decisions could likely be more efficient.We often tackle big, important decisions by bringing together a group of people, exploring different approaches and outcomes, and debating their merits before actually moving forward with a plan of action. And that’s not even taking into account second-guesses or backtracking that is common when making a business decision.Don’t get me wrong – discussing an issue and developing a response is not a bad way to approach decision-making. But a survey from management consulting firm McKinsey & Company revealed that almost half of C-suite executives believe more than half the time they spend making decisions is ineffective. In response, the company provided three strategies to help leaders make better decisions – and do it faster:Make decisions at the right level. It can be hard to delegate, but a president or CEO of a company can’t make every decision – that is a huge misuse of time. Ensuring managers and employees are empowered to make decisions within their purview will result in a more efficient and effective process.
The car is decked out with present boxes, elves, ornaments and lights, giving riders a unique riding experience this winter. (WBNG) — Most people order Uber rides just to get from point A to point B, but this holiday season, one Uber driver is spreading a little holiday cheer with your ride. “This year I re-did it. The only thing that’s the same are the lights. All the other decorations I changed this year,” Southee said. Southee said the decorations haven’t stayed the same each year, updating and upgrading. “Right around Thanksgiving that feeling starts to come, that anticipation: Christmas, New Year’s,” Southee said. “I just love this time of the year.” Helping to leave a lasting impression of kindness this holiday season. “Riders when they experience it, they remember this car, they remember this experience and they take it with them,” Southee said. John B. Southee, Jr. has been driving Uber in the Southern Tier since July 2017, and for the last three years, he’s taken his holiday excitement to the next level by decorating his car with Christmas gear. Southee told 12 News the car costs less than $100 to decorate, but he’s more focused on spreading happiness. “I’ve had riders get in my car and tell me they hate Christmas, but then by the time the ride is over, they swear up and down they are now in the Christmas spirit,” Southee said with a laugh. Uber’s corporate office has been in touch with Southee in regards to his ride, expressing their love and thanks for his ability to spread joy and connect with riders. “That’s very touching that something as simple as putting a little effort into this, into an Uber ride can give people that sort of reaction,” Southee said. “It just keeps inspiring me to keep doing this.” “They Snapchat it when they get in the car,” Southee said. “The riders just love it. The comments go on and on.” Scrolling through his past comments and ratings on his rides, the comments echo a similar sentiment: riders love and appreciate the Christmas-themed Uber car and its driver.
For more coronavirus coverage, click here. Davis believes the classification of essential and non-essential businesses has created a divide in the community, and that for some families, a job is essential no matter what it is. “I’m not anymore essential than you or any other person that is trying to feed their family,” Davis said. “If people can’t feed their families, then their job is essential.” Some protestors could be seen not wearing masks and not following social distancing recommendations set forth by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. “I want to go back to work. My freedoms were taken away,” Wunderlich said. “It’s been hard because we’ve been sitting here for five weeks trying to get unemployment, and the state is just in gridlock.” Wunderlich also expressed concern for areas like hers. The protest was organized by Christopher Davis, who has been a resident of Broome County his entire life, and hoped the protest would inspire people to voice their opinions. Wearing masks in public when you cannot maintain social distance is a mandate from Governor Andrew Cuomo. Barbara Wunderlich is from Elmira and participated in the protest today as she is looking to return to her job in science and technology in Corning. Davis says it’s up to people to decide what’s best for their own health. “The humans that live in New York should be able to make their own wise decisions,” Davis said. “My hope and my aim is that these people would raise their voice and make sure that they’re not being silenced.” BINGHAMTON (WBNG) – Dozens of people gathered outside of Binghamton City Hall, protesting the mandates and rules put in place throughout the county and state during the COVID-19 pandemic. “I want the legislators to know that Binghamton has a voice. These people have a voice, and if they’re not going to listen, then we’re going to be out here every week,” Davis said. “Upstate is different. We’re not [New York] city. We are a region. We’ll stay in recession for years after this blows away,” she said. The organizer hoping local leaders listen and make changes.
Tweet Sharing is caring! Share Share LocalNews Rotaract to host major regional conference in Dominica by: – June 6, 2011 Share Logo of the Rotaract Club, Dominica. Photo credit: FacebookThe Rotaract Club of Roseau, Dominica’s most vibrant service organization is preparing to host close to 150 members from the region for the district 7030 conference, from June 10 to 13, 2011.The conference which was first hosted by Dominica 22 years ago will bring together Rotaractors from Suriname in the South to St. Kitts and Nevis in the Nothern Caribbean.“We are very pleased to be hosting this special event here in Dominica after such a long time,” Conference chairperson Zilma Charles said.The conference will be a mixture of meetings, community service projects and fellowship activities for participants.It will also include and opening ceremony on June 10th and a closing/ prize giving ceremony on June 13th.Preparations began last year after the Rotaract Club of Roseau entered a successful bib to stage the event. Since then preparations have been in high gear with several key areas already fine tuned.Rotaract is partnering with its parent club Rotaray and several other business interest in Dominica to stage the event this Pentecost weekend. Rotaract is a Rotary-sponsored service club for young men and women ages 18 to 30. Rotaract clubs are either community or university based, and they’re sponsored by a local Rotary club. This makes them true “partners in service” and key members of the family of Rotary.As one of Rotary’s most significant and fastest-growing service programs, with more than 8,400 clubs in about 170 countries and geographical areas, Rotaract has become a worldwide phenomenon.Dominica Vibes News 16 Views one comment
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Chelsea are determined to make themselves serial contenders for the Barclays Premier League title again under Jose Mourinho, according to striker Samuel Eto’o. Press Association The Portuguese coach had been linked with taking charge at PSG after he left Real Madrid. Mourinho, though, is settled into London life again. “I am very, very, very happy, I am at a club that represents for me more than a club,” said the 51-year-old. “I have a special relationship with Chelsea and it is a project that I love. “I could work in France in the future, why not? “I did not say no, or yes (to PSG), there was not a true, direct offer. “We met, I had the honour of visiting the Emir at his house in Qatar three or four years ago, before he bought the club. “We have a respectful relationship, but after Real Madrid, I said to everyone what I wanted to do which was to return to England. “I want to stay, I have four years on my contract and after that we will see.” Chelsea will come face to face with former striker Didier Drogba at the Turk Telekom Arena in the first leg of their last-16 Champions League tie. Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder was part of Mourinho’s Inter Milan side which won the 2010 European Cup, and revealed he had taken a “crafty” phone call from his former manager ahead of the last 16 showdown. Speaking in the Turkish media, Sneijder said: “Just two minutes after the draw, the phone rang and it was none other than Jose Mourinho. “He asked some crafty questions about team tactics, players, trying to obtain information, but he could not fool me – I have played football for many years and know what is being asked and what to say. “We will see how the team plays and if we can beat them.” The Blues head out to Turkey for Wednesday’s Champions League showdown against Galatasaray still a point clear at the top of the table after a dramatic late win over Everton at Stamford Bridge. Mourinho has continued to stress the need for long-term consistency to regain the Premier League supremacy which his side enjoyed under his last tenure. Eto’o insists everyone’s focus is the same. Speaking on the club’s official website, www.chelseafc.com, he said: “We have never thought that we can’t win the title, but Jose Mourinho came to Chelsea to do big things for the long run which he is trying to do. “We players believe that it is possible, but at the same time it is not our mission. “Right now we are not thinking about other teams or the end of the season, we are just focused on our next game and that is Galatasaray.” Eto’o joined Chelsea from Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala to join up with his old Inter Milan coach once again, and the 32-year-old used social media site Instagram to deny he was set to leave Stamford Bridge in the summer. Whatever happens over the final weeks of the campaign, Mourinho will again look to strengthen the Chelsea squad over the summer However, speaking to French TV channel Canal Plus, the Blues boss ruled out any possibility of a swap deal with Paris St Germain involving Edison Cavani and Belgian starlet Eden Hazard. “Eden is our boy. He is the player we want to have for 10 years, and we want to build the team around Eden,” Mourinho said. “His style of football is what we want.” Mourinho also played down suggestions Chelsea may look to bring Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, describing it as “Mission Impossible”.
The Sunderland head coach made himself watch the Black Cats’ 8-0 horror show at Southampton in October in preparation for the reverse fixture at the Stadium of Light on Saturday, with the club’s need for Barclays Premier League points having increased dramatically during the intervening period. Advocaat will go head-to-head with Saints boss Ronald Koeman, who played at the heart of his midfield during his spell as Holland manager, with his team sitting in the relegation zone and desperately needing a win to ease their fears of the drop. Dick Advocaat made himself sit through a video nasty as he plotted a way to get the better of his former midfield general. “He was more or less the playmaker from the back. He started the passes from the back and, if you see that kind of situation then, you know that kind of person will become a coach.” Sunderland will once again be without striker Steven Fletcher as he battles an ankle injury, but midfielder Adam Johnson has been included in the squad after being left out last weekend because he was not mentally ready after being charged with three offences of sexual activity with a child under 16 and one of grooming. Southampton will be missing Morgan Schneiderlin as the midfielder has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury. Midfielder Dusan Tadic (groin) is also not available, but Victor Wanyama returns from suspension. Forward Jay Rodriguez has started some training after his serious knee injury, but goalkeeper Fraser Forster is a long-term absentee. Southampton boss Koeman believes fellow Dutchman Advocaat will keep Sunderland fighting “to the last second to stay in the Premier League” – but will be out to make his former manager’s job a bit harder on Saturday. The 67-year-old ex-Rangers boss was parachuted into the Stadium of Light to try to keep the Black Cats up, which looks set to be one of his toughest challenges with Sunderland currently third bottom, although with a match in hand. “He is a very experienced manager, but it is very difficult to change a lot in a short time,” said Koeman. “Sunderland are really in a difficult situation, but always you have surprises in the last part of the season with the results. “At least Advocaat will give them the right fighting spirit to fight to the last second to stay in the Premier League. “It is all about confidence. You can talk to the players, to give them this confidence, but between the lines, the players have to play.” Press Association He did not put his players through the traumatic experience of watching a re-run of their nightmare on the south coast or even discuss it with them, but he is at least confident there will be no repeat this time around. The Dutchman said: “I don’t think it’s a good idea to discuss that game again. I saw the game two days ago – we gave the goals away really, really easily and definitely that will not happen tomorrow. “Own goals, some mistakes from the goalie, some mistakes from the defence, I didn’t think you could make that many mistakes in one game. Victory over Southampton would represent a major boost to the Black Cats’ hopes of hauling themselves out of trouble for the second successive season, although, having managed to claim three points in just one of their last 10 league outings, that could prove challenging against a side currently just a point shy of the European places. In addition, Advocaat has immense respect for Koeman and the job he has done at the St Mary’s Stadium and beyond. He said: “I knew him quite well already as a player when he was in the national team and I was team manager. “He was a brilliant player and he’s a very good coach and he has proved that in the past with several clubs in Holland and also Valencia and Benfica, and now he’s doing it with Southampton. I’m not surprised about that. “He was a midfielder and passer like (Pep) Guardiola, but he had a great touch from the back. He was a little bit of an underrated player because he was a world-class footballer.
For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Dubai: Former champions India will square off against South Africa in their opening match of the men’s T20 World Cup to be held in Australia next year, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced Tuesday. India’s opening match will take place in Perth on October 24 while the tournament will get underway from October 18 with qualifying rounds in South Geelong, according to the fixtures.India, who lost in the semifinals to eventual winners West Indies in the previous edition in 2016, face a qualifying team in their next Super 12 match in Melbourne on October 29. India won the event’s inaugural edition in 2007.The men’s competition, from October 18 to November 15, will feature several qualifying matches before hosts Australia take on world’s top-ranked Pakistan in the first match of the tournament-proper on October 24 under lights at the Sydney Cricket Ground.ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said: “Whenever we host an event in Australia we know we can guarantee the one billion cricket fans around the world a great show.”The world’s best players. Outstanding venues. Noisy, passionate, knowledgeable fans. Exciting cricket. This is the perfect combination for a T20 World Cup and in 2020 we go one step further with two T20 World Cups in one year.”Defending champions West Indies play their first Super 12 group stage match against New Zealand on October 25 in Melbourne. Australia, Pakistan, the West Indies, New Zealand and two qualifiers make up Group 1 of the Super 12 stage. India, England, South Africa and Afghanistan and two qualifiers make up the other group.The first semi-final will take place at the SCG on November 11, with Adelaide Oval hosting the second semi-final the following night. The final will be played at the MCG on November 15. The tournament will be held in eight Australian cities and 13 venues. ICC T20 World Cup Australia 2020 Local Organising Committee CEO Nick Hockley said, “We’re so excited to be able to let fans all around Australia and the world know when and where their teams will play, so they can start planning now.”ICC men’s T20 World Cup Schedule:First round: 18 October, 2020: Sri Lanka v Qualifier A3, Kardinia Park, South Geelong;Qualifier A2 v Qualifier A4, Kardinia Park, South Geelong19 October, 2020: Bangladesh v Qualifier B3, Bellerive Oval, Tasmania; Qualifier B2 v Qualifier B4, Bellerive Oval, Tasmania20 October, 2020: Qualifier A3 v Qualifier A4, Kardinia Park, South Geelong; Sri Lanka v Qualifier A2, Kardinia Park, South Geelong21 October, 2020: Qualifier B3 v Qualifier B4, Bellerive Oval, Tasmania; Bangladesh v Qualifier B2, Bellerive Oval, Tasmania22 October, 2020: Qualifier A2 v Qualifier A3, Kardinia Park, South Geelong; Sri Lanka v Qualifier A4, Kardinia Park, South Geelong23 October, 2020: Qualifier B2 v Qualifier B3, Bellerive Oval, Tasmania; Bangladesh v Qualifier B4, Bellerive Oval, TasmaniaSuper 12:24 October, 2020: Australia v Pakistan, Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney; India v South Africa, Perth Stadium, Perth25 October, 2020: A1 v B2, Blundstone Arena, Hobart; New Zealand v Windies, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne26 October, 2020: Afghanistan v A2, Perth Stadium, Perth; England v B1, Perth Stadium, Perth27 October, 2020: New Zealand v B2, Blundstone Arena, Hobart28 October, 2020: Afghanistan v B1, Perth Stadium, Perth; Australia v Windies, Perth Stadium, Perth29 October, 2020: Pakistan v A1, Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney; India v A2, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne (7.00pm)30 October, 2020: England v South Africa, Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney; Windies v B2, Perth Stadium, Perth31 October, 2020: Pakistan v New Zealand, Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane Australia v A1, Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane1 November, 2020: South Africa v Afghanistan, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide; India v England, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne2 November, 2020: A2 v B1, Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney; New Zealand v A1, Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane3 November, 2020: Pakistan v Windies, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide; Australia v B2, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide4 November, 2020: England v Afghanistan, Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane5 November, 2020: South Africa v A2, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide; India v B1, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide (7.00pm)6 November, 2020: Pakistan v B2, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne; Australia v New Zealand, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne7 November, 2020: England v A2, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide; Windies v A1, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne8 November, 2020: South Africa v B1, Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney; India v Afghanistan, Sydney Cricket Ground, SydneySemi-finals:11 November, 2020: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney12 November, 2020: Adelaide Oval, AdelaideFinal: 15 November, 2020: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne.
MLB NEWS-MARINERS-GONZALESGonzales, Mariners agree to $30 million deal for 2021-24UNDATED (AP) — Left-hander Marco Gonzales and the Seattle Mariners have agreed to a $30 million contract covering 2021-24, a deal that includes a club option and could be worth $45 million over five seasons. Gonzales is coming off the best season of his career. He tied for the American League lead with 34 starts and was tied for fifth with 16 victories. His 3.99 ERA was the lowest of his career and he set career highs in starts, innings pitched and strikeouts. The 27-year-old is about to begin his third full season with Seattle after starting his career with St. Louis.Elsewhere:—The Houston Astros have hired James Click as their new general manager. The Tampa Bay Rays executive is now in charge of the scandal-ridden team a week before the start of spring training. Click succeeds Jeff Luhnow, who along with manager AJ Hinch was suspended by Major League Baseball in the wake of a sign-stealing scam and then fired by the Astros. The Astros hired Dusty Baker last week as their new manager. Staples Center removes public’s massive Kobe Bryant memorialLOS ANGELES (AP) — The massive memorial created by the public outside Staples Center after the death of former Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant is being dismantled, with an official saying some of the items will go to Bryant’s widow.The cleanup of flowers, balloons, jerseys, stuffed toys and other items began before dawn and behind a barrier. More than 1,300 basketballs were boxed. Fans spontaneously began creating the memorial in a plaza outside the arena when word surfaced that Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven other people were killed in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26. Some of the material will be donated to Bryant’s widow.In other NBA news:—The Los Angeles Lakers’ first game since Kobe Bryant’s death was the second-most watched regular-season NBA game on ESPN. The game against the Portland Trail Blazers averaged 4.41 million viewers. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA-SCHEDULE-CELTICS-HAWKSTatum leads Celtics past Hawks 123-115 for 4th straight winUNDATED (AP) — Jayson Tatum scored 28 points and Grant Williams drove for a key basket in the final minute, leading the Boston Celtics to a 123-115 victory over the Atlanta Hawks. —Alec Burks scored 30 points, Glenn Robinson III added 22 and the Golden State Warriors beat Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards 125-117. It was the second straight win for the NBA-worst Warriors (12-39), with both coming on the road.T25-SCHEDULE-NORTH CAROLINA-FLORIDA STATEWilliams, Gray lead No. 8 Florida State past North CarolinaUNDATED (AP) — Patrick Williams had 14 points and nine rebounds, Trent Forrest also scored 14 and No. 8 Florida State beat North Carolina 65-59 on Monday. RaiQuan Gray had 10 second-half points as the Seminoles improved to 9-3 in Atlantic Coast Conference play. Cole Anthony started in his second game back from knee surgery for UNC. The freshman guard scored 16 points on 5-of-23 shooting and added seven rebounds.— No. 1 Baylor extended its school-record winning streak to 19 games, beating Kansas State 73-67. Jared Butler scored 20 points, MaCio Teague added 15 points and Davion Mitchell scored 13 for the Bears, who are 9-0 in Big 12 play. That’s the best start in league play by any Big 12 team since 2011. The Hawks had a chance when a video review overturned a call along the baseline that initially gave Boston the ball. But Trae Young turned it over with a bad pass at the other end. The Celtics milked the shot clock before Williams took off down the lane and banked one in with 37.6 seconds remaining. Boston won its fourth straight. Young led Atlanta with 34 points but also had nine turnovers.In other Monday action:— De’Aaron Fox had 31 points and five assists, Bogdan Bogdanovic made five free throws in the final 69 seconds, and the Sacramento Kings held off a late run by Minnesota to win 113-109, handing the Timberwolves their 12th consecutive loss. Bogdanovic scored 23 points, Buddy Hield added 16 and Harrison Barnes had 14 points and seven assists for Sacramento. Karl-Anthony Towns had 22 points, 10 rebounds and six assists to lead six Minnesota players in double figures. Shabazz Napier added 17 points and seven assists.— Kawhi Leonard scored 22 points, Paul George added 19 and the Los Angeles Clippers rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the San Antonio Spurs 108-105. Leonard’s one-handed dunk gave the Clippers a two-point lead with 1:35 remaining after they trailed by 15 in the first half. Patty Mills hit a 3-pointer with two seconds left to draw the Spurs within one. Lou Williams made a pair of free throws for the Clippers, and Mills’ half-court heave came up short at the buzzer. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 27 points and DeMar DeRozan had 26 for the Spurs.— Jonas Valanciunas (YOH’-nuhs val-uhn-CHOO’-nuhs) had 26 points and 17 rebounds, Dillon Brooks added 15 points and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Detroit Pistons 96-82 to sweep the season series. Jaren Jackson Jr. finished with 14 points and Tyus Jones added 13. Valanciunas also had four blocks. Andre Drummond led the Pistons with 25 points and 18 rebounds. — Udoka Azubuike scored 17 points and No. 3 Kansas beat Texas 69-58. Devon Dotson added 16 points and Marcus Garrett scored 11 for the Jayhawks, who have won seven straight, including four since an ugly brawl in the closing seconds of a win over rival Kansas State.T25 MEN’S BASKETBALL POLLBaylor strengthens hold on No. 1 in AP Top 25 pollUNDATED (AP) — Baylor has strengthened its hold on No. 1 in The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll.The Bears received 49 of 65 first-place votes in the latest poll to stay comfortably ahead of Gonzaga and Kansas. The Bears are atop the rankings for a third straight week. — Nikola Vucevic (NEE’-koh-lah VOOCH’-uh-vihch) scored 22 points, Aaron Gordon had 16 points and 12 rebounds, and the Orlando Magic snapped a five-game skid with a 112-100 win over the Charlotte Hornets. Evan Fournier added 17 points and Markelle Fultz had 12 points and 14 assists for the Magic, who won for the first time since beating the Hornets by 23 points in Charlotte on Jan. 20. Terry Rozier scored 18 points for the struggling Hornets, who have lost 11 of 12.— Jimmy Butler scored 38 points against his former club and the Miami Heat ran away in the second half to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 137-106. Goran Dragic scored 24 points and Bam Adebayo had 18 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds. Joel Embiid led Philadelphia with 29 points and 12 rebounds. The 76ers have dropped 10 of their last 12 on the road.—Marcus Morris Sr. scored 26 points, including a key jumper in overtime, and the New York Knicks beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 139-134. Kevin Love had 33 points and 13 rebounds in possibly his final home game with Cleveland. But the Cavaliers lost for the 11th time in 12 games.—Caris LeVert tied his career high with 29 points in his first start in nearly three months, helping the Brooklyn Nets overcome the absence of Kyrie Irving to beat the Phoenix Suns 119-97. Suns star Devin Booker was held to 11 points on 3-for-15 shooting. Joe Harris added 16 points and Taurean Prince had 15. in the decisive third quarter for the Nets.—Kristaps Porzingis had 38 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Dallas Mavericks to a 112-103 victory over the Indiana Pacers. Porzingis shot 6 of 13 on 3-pointers and made all 12 of his free throws. Tim Hardaway Jr. contributed 25 points for Dallas, which played without injured All-Star Luka Doncic for the third straight game. Domantas Sabonis led the Pacers with 26 points. Nos. 1-4 remained unchanged, continuing a stretch of stability in what has been an unpredictable season with a record-tying seven different teams reaching No. 1.Atlantic Coast Conference leader Louisville climbed a spot to No. 5, followed by Dayton, Duke, Florida State and Maryland – which jumped six spots to No. 9 after beating Iowa last week for its fourth straight win.Villanova rounded out the top 10. No. 9 Maryland and No. 11 Auburn made the week’s biggest jumps. Each rose six spots. No. 21 Creighton and No. 23 Arizona re-entered the poll. Wichita State and Rutgers fell out.NHL-SCHEDULE-FLYERS-RED WINGSElliott gets 40th shutout in Flyers’ 3-0 win over Red Wings — Right-hander Brandon Kinztler and the Miami Marlins have finalized a one-year contract that guarantees $3,275,000. Miami also completed a $1.5 million, one-year deal with outfielder Matt Joyce. Kintzler was 3-3 with a 2.68 ERA last year in 68 relief appearances for the Chicago Cubs. Joyce hit .295 with 10 doubles, seven home runs, and 23 RBIs in 238 plate appearances for the Atlanta Braves last season.— Jhoulys Chacín (joh-LEES’ cha-SEEN’) has finalized a minor league contract with the Minnesota Twins after a miserable 2019 season that saw him go from an opening day start to an August release. The 32-year-old right-hander was 15-8 with a 3.50 ERA for Milwaukee in 2018 after signing a $15.5 million, two-year deal with the Brewers.— The Yankees have more competition in the job for backup catcher. Three players — Erik Kratz, Josh Thole and Chris Iannetta — have agreed to minor league contracts. Austin Romine, Gary Sánchez’s backup the last three seasons, became a free agent and agreed to a contract with Detroit. Kyle Higashioka is the only other catcher on New York’s 40-man roster.A pair of social gathering areas are being added to the second deck of Yankee Stadium, cutting seating by 500 to 800 seats. New York is adding the Stella Artois Landing in left field and the Michelob Ultra Clubhouse in right field. Both areas are covered because they are below the top deck.NBA-KOBIE BRYANT-STAPLES MEMORIAL Associated Press Kansas City set to celebrate Super Bowl win with paradeUNDATED (AP) — Officially, the Super Bowl partying in Kansas City will continue on Wednesday, with a downtown parade for the Chiefs.A parade through downtown is set for 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, followed by a rally at Union Station. Several schools in the area canceled Wednesday’s classes, and the Kansas Legislature canceled that day’s session. Officials announced the celebration Sunday night, shortly after the Chiefs defeated San Francisco 31-20.In other NFL news:— Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive back Willie Wood has died. He was 83. Wood won five NFL championships with the Green Bay Packers under coach Vince Lombardi and made the first interception in Super Bowl history. He rose from undrafted rookie to play safety in eight Pro Bowls. Longtime friend Robert Schmidt says Wood died of natural causes in Washington. Wood had suffered from advanced dementia for several years. Update on the latest in sports: UNDATED (AP) — Brian Elliott made 16 saves to earn his 40th career shutout in the Philadelphia Flyers’ 3-0 win over the sinking Detroit Red Wings. Scott Laughton, Kevin Hayes and defenseman Matt Niskanen scored for Philadelphia. The goals by Hayes and Niskanen were short-handed. The Red Wings have been shut out in two consecutive games and have lost nine straight overall.In other rink action:—Mark Pysyk scored three times in his first career hat trick, and the Florida Panthers beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-3. Mike Hoffman had a goal and an assist for Florida, which trailed 3-1 early in the third period. Mike Matheson had three assists, and Sergei Bobrovsky made 31 saves in the Panthers’ seventh win in eight games.— Joe Pavelski scored power-play goals 16 seconds apart, Stephen Johns and Blake Comeau helped chase Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist and the Dallas Stars beat New York 5-3. Johns and Comeau scored 4:04 apart in the second period and Corey Perry also scored for Dallas, which improved to 30-18-4 with its second straight win.NFL-SUPER BOWL-CHIEFS-PARADE February 4, 2020 RUSSIAN DOPINGRussian track federation board resigns over doping failureMOSCOW (AP) — The entire board of the Russian Athletics Federation has resigned as Russia faces another ban from Olympic track events and possible expulsion from World Athletics. The federation says the entire board stepped down after a meeting with the new Russian Sports Minister, Oleg Matytsin. The federation has been suspended by World Athletics since 2015 because of widespread doping. The crisis has deepened in recent months after a program allowing Russians to compete internationally as neutral athletes was frozen.