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Vietnam seizes smuggled ivory hidden with wax, wood nails

HANOI, Vietnam — Vietnamese authorities have seized 619 kilograms (1,362 pounds) of ivory smuggled from Africa after finding 4 tons at the same port over the past two months, state media and an official said Friday.

The ivory seized Thursday had been hidden in two containers arriving at Cat Lai port in southern commercial hub of Ho Chi Minh City, the Customs newspaper said.

Raptors dump Rockets

HOUSTON—High-scoring DeMar DeRozan knows he’s going to start getting some new looks and will have to find ways to make an impact when defences are focusing on him.

Last night, he found that opening in the third quarter—scoring 21 of his 24 points in the period to help the Toronto Raptors beat the Houston Rockets 115-102 to snap a two-game skid.

Team unveils name

LAS VEGAS—The NHL’s newest team is named the Vegas Golden Knights.

Owner Bill Foley and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman announced the Las Vegas expansion franchise’s official name and revealed its logo and colours Tuesday night at a gala ceremony for about 5,000 fans outside T-Mobile Arena, where the Golden Knights will begin play next season.

Road-weary Jets fall

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Devan Dubnyk has been one of the best goalies in the NHL lately.

Good thing for the Minnesota Wild, too, because they haven’t provided him with much offence.

Dubnyk got a little more help last night as the Wild earned a 3-1 victory over the road-weary Winnipeg Jets.

At least 40 killed in east China scaffolding collapse

BEIJING — At least 40 people were killed in a scaffolding collapse Thursday morning at a construction site in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangxi, state media reported.

A work platform at a power plant cooling tower being built in the city of Fengcheng came tumbling down at about 7:30 a.m., an official with the local Work Safety Administration said by telephone.