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  • "I don't really like him;" Lowry's friendship with DeRozan tough to describe

    TORONTO - Kyle Lowry's intention was to do his two year's time in Toronto then hightail it to another NBA team. And so he barely spoke to DeMar DeRozan during those two years.Lowry was unhappy with the Raptors. And he and DeRozan just didn't hit it off.But an unlikely friendship eventually developed, and when team president Masai Ujiri unceremoniously jettisoned DeRozan to San Antonio for Kawhi Leonard last summer, virtually no-one outside of DeRozan himself was more hurt by the move than Lowry.DeRozan made his much-anticipated return to Toronto on Friday with his San Antonio Spurs. When asked why their relationship took a turn for the better, Lowry couldn't pinpoint exactly why."I don't know, don't know. Couldn't tell you, that's why it's genuine," Lowry said."I don't really like him. That's probably why," he added with a laugh. "When you meet certain people in this world and you're brought together by basketball, you don't have a certain reason on why this or that. It just happens. It is what it is. You can talk about anything, you can watch TV, you can not talk and still be on the same page. You got family, you got kids, all types of things that all go into that. It just brings together a bond."Shortly after DeRozan touched down in Toronto on Thursday night, the two former teammates went for dinner."He paid," Lowry chuckled. "His American dollar is really strong right now so he took advantage of it."DeRozan was the proverbial good cop to Lowry's bad. They complemented each other on the court, and together built the Raptors into a perennial Eastern Conference contender."He became a heck of a basketball player, and I was the guy that just kept pushing him to get better and get better and try to push himself to the limit," Lowry said. Some day the two will reflect on what they accomplished in Toronto."Right now is just about living in the moment," Lowry said. "I want to play my game and appreciate the game that I'm playing right now. When I'm done and retired and hanging out I will look back at all the accomplishments, the types of things we did for the franchise, the turnaround, whatever it is. I'll look back at that time and say 'Oh wow, that's pretty cool.'"One day we'll retire, we'll be hanging out on the porch, drinking lemonade together one day. That's what you cherish about the friendship."Lowry looked forward to Friday night's game and the hero's welcome DeRozan, one of the most popular players in Raptors history, would no doubt receive."Over/under, two-and-half on the standing ovation, I'm going to take the over," Lowry said. "I think it's well deserved, what he's done for this city, the fans appreciate it, it should be celebrated. But for us, internally as our team, we gotta go out and win the game."Lowry needn't have worried. The crowd wasted little time welcoming DeRozan, giving him a standing during warmup. And the crowd was still standing and cheering moments after an emotional video tribute to the former Raptor.Once fondly known as "Mr. I am Toronto," DeRozan saw himself as a lifelong Raptor. And that was music to the collective ears of Raptors fans who'd watched beloved players such as Vince Carter walk out the door.Why did DeRozan connect so well with Raptors fans?"He was here since he was a kid, he committed to the city long-term, he embraced it as home," Lowry said. "He did a lot for the community. When you're here for a certain amount of time, it's kind of given that this is kind of a second home and I think that's what the city appreciated in him."Friday was DeRozan's lone regular-season visit to Toronto. He had an outstanding night against Toronto last month, recording his first career triple double: 21 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists. The Spurs clobbered the Raptors 125-107 ending Toronto's three-game win streak. Lowry sat out that game with his nagging back injury.Lori Ewing , The Canadian Press

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  • The Latest: Trump raises prospect of dropping Huawei charges

    WASHINGTON - The Latest on the U.S.-China trade talks in Washington (all times local):4:20 p.m.President Donald Trump says the possibility of dropping criminal charges against Huawei would be discussed with U.S. attorneys and with Attorney General Bill Barr in coming weeks.The Justice Department last month unsealed charges against the Chinese company, its chief financial officer - who had been arrested in Canada and several of its subsidiaries, alleging not only violation of trade sanctions but also the theft of trade secrets.Trump is trying to work out a trade deal with China and was asked about Huawei before an Oval Office meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He. He says a decision is pending, but "right now, it's not something being discussed."Huawei, the biggest global maker of switching gear for phone and internet companies, denies accusations that it facilitates Chinese spying.___3:20 p.m.President Donald Trump says he will consider delaying a March 2 deadline to reach a trade deal with Beijing before he would escalate his tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports.Trump told reporters that he would "certainly consider" an extension if trade talks are going well. He said that talks between China and the United States in Washington will be extended through this weekend to give the countries more time to reach a breakthrough in their trade dispute. The two economic powers are engaged in a standoff that has worried financial markets and likely weakened the global economy.A Chinese team led by Vice Premier Liu He has been meeting with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and other American officials.The U.S. has imposed 25 per cent tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports and 10 per cent tariffs on $200 billion worth; the tariffs on the $200 billion are scheduled to rise to 25 per cent if there's no deal.The Associated Press

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  • Ground-breaking electric Chevrolet Volt runs out of juice

    DETROIT (AP) - As their company was swirling around the financial drain in the early 2000s, General Motors executives came up with an idea to counter its gas-guzzling image and point the way to transportation of the future: an electric car with a gas-engine backup that could travel anywhere.

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