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Yang and Garcia Form Late Alliance in Mayor’s Race, Drawing Adams’s Ire

The campaigns of Mr. Yang and Ms. Garcia both denied that Ms. Wiley had been invited to Saturday’s events.

Ms. Wiley declined to criticize the joint appearance of Ms. Garcia and Mr. Yang, even as she seemed to dismiss the possibility of doing something similar.

“Candidates gonna candidate,” she said on Saturday. “I’m going to talk to people.”

Ms. Wiley also received an endorsement on Saturday from Alessandra Biaggi, a prominent state senator, another sign of momentum for Ms. Wiley among progressive leaders. Ms. Biaggi had endorsed Scott M. Stringer, the city comptroller, but withdrew her support after he was accused of sexual misconduct.

Mr. Sharpton suggested that Mr. Adams’s strategy appeared to be centered on attracting as many Black and Latino voters as possible in places like the Bronx, Central Harlem and Central Brooklyn, and making inroads with moderate white voters. Public polls suggest that Mr. Adams has a clear advantage with Black voters, but Mr. Yang and Ms. Garcia are also competing for Latino and moderate white voters.

“He’ll get some moderate white voters because of his crime stand,” Mr. Sharpton said of Mr. Adams. “With this uptick in violence, he’s the one that’s taken the definitive stand in terms of public safety.”

The Yang-Garcia event did cost Ms. Garcia a ranked-choice vote from Jumaane Williams, the city’s public advocate. Mr. Williams had endorsed Ms. Wiley as his first choice and announced his secondary choices on Saturday, among them Mr. Adams.

Ms. Garcia’s alliance with Mr. Yang, he said, was enough to exclude her from his ballot. “As I’ve said previously, while I have concerns about multiple candidates, at this point I’m singularly most concerned about Andrew Yang for mayor,” he said.

Mr. Adams, for his part, seemed to be having fun on the campaign trail. At Orchard Beach in the Bronx, he appeared in swimming trunks, grinning and waving at beachgoers who called out greetings from the sand. Then Mr. Adams waded out into the water.

Reporting was contributed by Anne Barnard, Katie Glueck and Michael Gold.

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Mega Millions jackpot at $515M for winning numbers drawing tonight

Mega Millions jackpot

The Mega Millions jackpot is up to $ 515 million for the winning numbers drawing Friday night.

The winning numbers for last Tuesday’s drawing were: 3-5-56-61-66 Mega Ball: 4

The grand prize comes with a cash option of $ 346.3 million. In the game’s 19-year history, there have only been eight larger jackpots.

The jackpot has been growing since a $ 96 million jackpot was on February 16, 2021.

Lottery jackpots: Things to consider if you win

The odds of matching all five numbers and the Mega Ball are 1 in 302,575,350. Tickets are sold in 45 states and the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Drawings are at 11 p.m. (ET) every Tuesday and Friday

A look at the 10 largest U.S. jackpots that have been won and the states where the winning tickets were sold:

1. $ 1.586 billion, Powerball, Jan. 13, 2016 (three tickets, from California, Florida, Tennessee)
2. $ 1.537 billion, Mega Millions, Oct. 23, 2018 (one ticket, South Carolina)
3. $ 1.050 billion, Mega Millions, Jan. 22, 2021 (one ticket, Michigan)
4. $ 768.4 million, Powerball, March 27, 2019 (one ticket, Wisconsin)
5. $ 758.7 million, Powerball, Aug. 23, 2017 (one ticket, from Massachusetts)
6. 731.1 million, Powerball, Jan. 20, 2021 (one ticket, from Maryland)
7. $ 687.8 million, Powerball, Oct. 27, 2018 (two tickets, from Iowa and New York)
8. $ 656 million, Mega Millions, March 30, 2012 (three tickets, from Kansas, Illinois and Maryland)
9. $ 648 million, Mega Millions, Dec. 17, 2013 (two tickets, from California and Georgia)
10. $ 590.5 million, Powerball, May 18, 2013 (one ticket, from Florida)

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Erling Haaland proves Man Utd transfer credentials despite drawing Man City blank

Man Utd: What could tempt Haaland to Old Trafford?

Borussia Dortmund talisman Erling Haaland was given a golden chance to prove his Premier League credentials against runaway leaders Manchester City in Tuesday evening’s Champions League quarter-final clash at the Etihad Stadium. The 20-year-old has long been linked with a move to England’s top flight, with Manchester United and Chelsea said to be among those vying for his signature.
The Red Devils are particularly in need of a world-class striker ahead of a renewed title challenge next season, with veteran forward Edinson Cavani likely to move on upon the expiry of his contract at the end of the campaign.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted that he remains in regular contact with Haaland from their time together at Molde, and is more than likely to see his former protege as a top target ahead of the summer transfer window.

The Norwegian youngster has been ripping it up in the Bundesliga and the Champions League all season but faced arguably his biggest test yet on Tuesday against the best side in Europe on their own patch.

At least one crucial away goal was the aim ahead of the return leg in eight days’ time, with Haaland the man tasked with leading the line, flanked by Marco Reus and debutant Ansgar Knauff on the wings.

But the truth is that, aside from producing a moment of brilliance late on with a crucial assist, he never really got too many opportunities to show off his true ability in front of goal, which can only be a good thing for United if their noisy neighbours decide to draw the conclusion that he simply failed to impress by not scoring on the biggest stage.

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United target Haaland popped up with a late assist against City

United target Haaland popped up with a late assist against City (Image: GETTY)

The former Red Bull Salzburg man started the match brightly, with Dortmund enjoying the upper hand in the opening five minutes.

So many comparisons have been made between Haaland and the no-nonsense centre-forwards of old, given the Norway international’s imposing frame, frightening physical attributes and enviable competitive mentality despite his tender years.

Although City, as expected, held much of the possession throughout the opening period and the rest of the match, Haaland’s raw energy when off the ball was clear to see as he charged down the opposing defenders with a burning, old-school desire to shake things up and make his opponents uncomfortable.

When Dortmund found themselves with the ball at their feet, he stayed firmly central, allowing the two wingers to weave along the flanks and play off him in order to try and make things happen.


City were dominant throughout the quarter-final first-leg clash

City were dominant throughout the quarter-final first-leg clash (Image: GETTY)

He released Jude Bellingham early on for the ex-Birmingham City teenager to sting the palms of Ederson between the sticks, displaying the link-up ability that has helped his game to flourish with the Bundesliga hopefuls.

Haaland often found himself isolated up top but this was through no fault of his own, with City simply too strong in their current form to allow the visitors much hope of stringing more than ten passes together at the best of times.

Nevertheless, he consistently showed good positional awareness, always waiting and watching for that one chance and making a number of intelligent runs, although the defensive pairing of Ruben Dias and John Stones managed to immediately smother him when the ball came his way with 25 minutes on the clock.

On the other occasions that he did pick up possession, he showed that he is more than just a finishing specialist, contributing to attacks with strong hold-up play to buy time for his team-mates.

His passing was crisp and controlled, with his limited opportunities to impress still carrying the hallmarks of a top-class striker with an elite all-round game, fit for a club like United or indeed any other side in Europe.

The 20-year-old steamed past Dias in a flash of brilliance

The 20-year-old steamed past Dias in a flash of brilliance (Image: GETTY)

Shortly after the interval, a huge opportunity finally came his way, and he was desperately unlucky not to take it.

The fearsome Norwegian latched onto a dangerous through ball, powering past Dias, who is potentially the best central defender in the Premier League, like he was not even there and leaving the Portugal native with a face full of grass as he bore down on goal.

He quickly managed to get the shot away despite being off-balance, but his effort was thwarted by a fine save, with Ederson getting down low to deny that all-important away goal.

However, the elusive equaliser finally arrived with six minutes remaining and Haaland was at the centre of the crucial move.

The Norwegian forward grabbed a late assist

The Norwegian forward made an important late contribution (Image: GETTY)

A deft, precise flick around the corner under pressure put Reus through one-on-one, and the veteran attacker duly delivered to ensure Haaland would once again play a huge role in his side’s Champions League charge, even though his name was not on the scoresheet at full-time.

Although he did not manage to establish an overwhelming dominance on proceedings against City, who snuck a last-gasp winner through Phil Foden in the dying seconds, Haaland did more than enough to show that he could mix it against the Premier League’s very best sides, especially with the likes of Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba behind him at United.

The Red Devils would need to shell out an arm and a leg to secure his signature, but it could be more than worth it in seasons to come as Dortmund clearly have an enormous asset on their hands.

It is frightening to think that Haaland is still only 20 years of age, and a summer move to one of the world’s biggest clubs that managed to get the very best out of a certain Cristiano Ronaldo as a youngster could be the catalyst needed to take his career to the next level.