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El quarterback Tom Brady (12), de los Buccaneers de Tampa Bay, delante del outside linebacker Demario Davis, de los Saints de Nueva Orleans, en la segunda mitad de su duelo divisional en los playoffs de la NFL, el domingo 17 de enero de 2021, en Nueva Orleans. (AP Foto/Butch Dill)

Column: Brady moves on, making history with every throw

Jan. 18, 2021 2:28 AM EST

Tom Brady is one win away from the Super Bowl, two wins away from a seventh ring. If that doesn’t get you excited about the final weeks of the strangest NFL season ever, perhaps the thought of Brady heading to Green Bay next weekend to take on Aaron Rodgers and the Packers will. Lambeau Field will be as...

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Collin Delia (60) knocks the puck over the goal as Florida Panthers center Aleksander Barkov (16) looks on during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Jim Rassol)

Yandle gets 100th NHL goal, Panthers beat Blackhawks 5-2

Jan. 17, 2021 10:54 PM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Keith Yandle got his 100th career goal, Chris Driedger made 23 saves and the Florida Panthers beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 on Sunday night. Eetu Luostarinen scored his first NHL goal, and Aaron Ekblad, Patric Hornqvist, and Jonathan Huberdeau also scored for Florida, which had three...

No. 2 Louisville tops Florida St. 84-56, could move to No. 1

Jan. 17, 2021 6:44 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — History may very well be made in Louisville in less than 24 hours, but don’t expect the No. 2 Cardinals to celebrate the occasion for long. Kianna Smith scored 16 points to lead Louisville to an 84-56 victory over Florida State on Sunday. The win by the Cardinals (12-0, 5-0...

This combination of images shows voters across the U.S. The Associated Press talked with Americans of all political stripes and asked them to assess this astonishing moment in their country’s history. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Portraits of US voters, assessing this moment in history

Jan. 17, 2021 10:01 AM EST

After more than 1,400 days of Donald Trump’s presidency -- after two bitter elections, two impeachments, more than 26,000 presidential tweets and four years of near-constant upheaval -- it is left to American voters to tally it all up. Where they are. How they got here. Regrets and rage, trepidation and...

Miami guard Isaiah Wong (2) drives to the basket as Louisville forward Jae'Lyn Withers (24) defends, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Coral Gables, Fla. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)

Wong scores 30, leads Miami over No. 16 Louisville 78-72

Jan. 16, 2021 11:29 PM EST

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Isaiah Wong had 30 points, seven rebounds and six assists, and Miami beat No. 16 Louisville 78-72 on Saturday night to end an 18-game skid against ranked opponents. The Hurricanes lost their first four Atlantic Coast Conference games by single digits before an 84-62 blowout at...

Detroit Pistons head coach Dwane Caseym], right, talks with guard Derrick Rose (25) during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Pistons come into Miami and roll past reeling Heat, 120-100

Jan. 16, 2021 11:18 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The Detroit Pistons had their most dominant quarter in nearly two years. And last season’s NBA Finals trip for the Miami Heat suddenly seems long ago. Jerami Grant scored 24 points, Derrick Rose had 23 off the bench and the Pistons — the team with the NBA’s worst record...

Claycomb lifts Bellarmine past Florida Gulf Coast 80-63

Jan. 16, 2021 9:37 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Ethan Claycomb had 17 points to lead five Bellarmine players in double figures as the Knights got past Florida Gulf Coast 80-63 on Saturday night. CJ Fleming, Juston Betz and Pedro Bradshaw added 12 points apiece for the Knights. Nick Thelen chipped in 10 points. Bradshaw also had...

Ex-Florida data scientist Rebekah Jones plans to surrender

Jan. 16, 2021 8:36 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman fired from her job as a COVID-19 data curator said she'll surrender to authorities Sunday amid an investigation of allegations that she had hacked into the state’s emergency response system. Florida Department of Law Enforcement said Rebekah Jones has...

Hendricksen lifts North Florida over Lipscomb 72-67

Jan. 16, 2021 8:28 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Carter Hendricksen registered 16 points as North Florida edged past Lipscomb 72-67 on Saturday. Jonathan Aybar had 11 points and four blocks for North Florida (4-10, 2-2 Atlantic Sun Conference). Jose Placer added 11 points. Josh Endicott had 12 rebounds. Romeao Ferguson had 18...

Parker scores 12 to carry Liberty over Stetson 68-58

Jan. 16, 2021 8:09 PM EST

DELAND, Fla. (AP) — Chris Parker scored 12 points and three others added 11 each as Liberty defeated Stetson 68-58 on Saturday. Kyle Rode, Keegan McDowell and Elijah Cuffee each scored 11 points for Liberty (12-5, 4-2 Atlantic Sun Conference). Darius McGhee had a career-high 11 rebounds plus 4 points....