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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, left, plays with his children as Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady speaks with Brittany Brees after an NFL divisional round playoff football game between the New Orleans Saints and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in New Orleans. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers won 30-20. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Saints' Brees exits playoffs, perhaps career, on sour note

Jan. 18, 2021 1:00 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Nearly two hours after the New Orleans Saints' season had ended, Drew Brees stood on the Superdome field in street clothes, throwing passes to his children while his wife, Brittany, captured images of those moments with her cell phone. Brees routinely throws the ball around with his kids...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) works against the New Orleans Saints during the first half of an NFL divisional round playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Brady, Bucs, end playoffs for Saints, Brees, 30-20

Jan. 17, 2021 11:47 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tom Brady's best game in three tries against New Orleans kept the Buccaneers moving on in the NFL playoffs, and has Saints quarterback Drew Brees headed home — perhaps for good. Brady and the Bucs' offense turned three of four Saints turnovers into touchdowns and Tampa Bay beat...

In this aerial photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, workers build a large centralized quarantine facility capable of holding several thousand people in Shijiazhuang in northern China's Hebei Province, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. China on Saturday finished building a 1,500-room hospital for COVID-19 patients in Nangong, south of Beijing in Hebei Province, to fight a surge in infections the government said are harder to contain and that it blamed on infected people or goods from abroad. (Yang Shiyao/Xinhua via AP)

The Latest: China reports a few new cases of COVID-19

Jan. 16, 2021 9:41 PM EST

BEIJING — China on Sunday reported 109 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, two-thirds of them in a northern province that abuts Beijing, and no deaths. There were 72 new cases in Hebei province, where the government is building isolation hospitals with a total of 9,500 rooms to combat an upsurge in infections,...

St. Hilaire lifts New Orleans over McNeese State 99-84

Jan. 16, 2021 9:33 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Derek St. Hilaire had a career-high 33 points, making seven 3-pointers, as New Orleans beat McNeese State 99-84 on Saturday night. Damion Rosser had 20 points and 11 rebounds — his fourth career double-double — for New Orleans (3-9, 2-2 Southland Conference). Troy Green...

Archibald scores 22 to lead Louisiana Tech over UTSA 82-66

Jan. 16, 2021 9:30 PM EST

RUSTON, La. (AP) — Amorie Archibald had a season-high 22 points as Louisiana Tech beat UTSA 82-66 on Saturday night. Archibald hit 5 of 7 3-pointers and added six rebounds. Isaiah Crawford had 15 points and eight rebounds for Louisiana Tech (11-4, 4-2 Conference USA). Kenneth Lofton, Jr. added 12 points...

Louisiana-Lafayette defeats Texas-Arlington 68-51

Jan. 16, 2021 8:17 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Mylik Wilson had a season-high 25 points plus 16 rebounds as Louisiana-Lafayette beat Texas-Arlington 68-51 on Saturday. Cedric Russell had 16 points for Louisiana-Lafayette (9-4, 3-3 Sun Belt Conference). Dou Gueye added 10 rebounds. Theo Akwuba had nine rebounds. The...

Omier carries Arkansas St. over Louisiana-Monroe 93-72

Jan. 16, 2021 8:04 PM EST

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Norchad Omier had a season-high 22 points plus 17 rebounds as Arkansas State romped past Louisiana-Monroe 93-72 on Saturday. Caleb Fields had 19 points for Arkansas State (5-6, 2-2 Sun Belt Conference), which earned its fourth consecutive home victory. Marquis Eaton added 17 points...

Abilene Christian forces 30 turnovers, wins 76-42

Jan. 16, 2021 7:00 PM EST

ABILENE, Texas (AP) — Kolton Kohl scored 15 points as Abilene Christian romped past Southeastern Louisiana 76-42 on Saturday. Mahki Morris added 10 points for the Wildcats, who forced a season-high 30 turnovers. Abilene Christian, who made 16 steals against the Lions, ranks first in the nation in forced...

Wells lifts Texas-Arlington past Louisiana-Lafayette 91-86

Jan. 15, 2021 11:11 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Shahada Wells had a season-high 31 points as Texas-Arlington narrowly beat Louisiana-Lafayette 91-86 on Friday night. Wells shot 10 for 11 from the foul line. He added eight rebounds. Jordan Phillips had 17 points for Texas-Arlington (7-6, 3-2 Sun Belt Conference), which earned its...

Fields carries Arkansas St. over Louisiana-Monroe 74-72

Jan. 15, 2021 10:56 PM EST

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Caleb Fields registered 19 points, seven rebounds and six assists as Arkansas State edged past Louisiana-Monroe 74-72 on Friday night. Malcolm Farrington had 15 points for Arkansas State (4-6, 1-2 Sun Belt Conference). Caleb London added 10 points and six rebounds. Marquis Eaton had...