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Louisville guard Jazmine Jones (23) looks to drive to the basket as she is defended by Virginia guard Kylie Kornegay-Lucas (15) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Louisville, Ky., Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. Louisville won 71-56. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Hot start propels No. 5 Louisville over Virginia 71-56

Jan. 23, 2020 11:56 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville coach Jeff Walz and Virginia's Tina Thompson came out of Thursday night's game with identical takeaways. Dana Evans scored 21 points and the fifth-ranked Cardinals beat the Cavaliers 71-56 in a game where both teams suffered through prolonged slumps. “That’s...

Van Vliet leads William & Mary over James Madison 88-75

Jan. 23, 2020 10:30 PM EST

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Andy Van Vliet tied his career high with 22 points as William & Mary won its seventh consecutive home game, defeating James Madison 88-75 on Thursday night. Van Vliet made 4 of 6 3-pointers. He added eight blocks. Nathan Knight had 19 points, 11 rebounds, four blocks and three...

Marrow scores 37 to lift Hampton past Campbell

Jan. 23, 2020 10:01 PM EST

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Jermaine Marrow had a season-high 37 points as Hampton defeated Campbell 83-74 on Thursday night. Ben Stanley had 21 points for Hampton (9-10, 4-2 Big South Conference). Greg Heckstall added 14 points. Marrow also had seven assists. Hampton shot 54 percent, including 5 of 12 from the...

Lovett sparks Florida International past Old Dominion 83-80

Jan. 23, 2020 9:16 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Eric Lovett came off the bench to hit six 3-pointers, scoring 21 points, and Florida International held off Old Dominion 83-80 on Thursday night. Lovett sank 6 of 9 from beyond the arc for the Panthers (14-6, 5-2 Conference USA). Devon Andrews added 17 points and Osasumwen Osaghae...

Russian pleads guilty in Virginia to large-scale card fraud

Jan. 23, 2020 6:31 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Russian national pleaded guilty Thursday to running a website that helped people commit more than $20 million in credit-card fraud. Aleksei Burkov, 29, of St. Petersburg, Russia, entered the plea to charges including fraud and money laundering in a federal court in Alexandria. He...

FILE - In an Aug. 12, 2017, file photo, David Duke arrives to give remarks after a white nationalist protest was declared an unlawful assembly, in Charlottesville, Va. Duke, a former Ku Klux Klan leader, has agreed to pay Bill Burke, of Athens, Ohio, $5,000 to settle allegations that Burke was severely injured during a white supremacist and neo-Nazi rally two years ago in Virginia attended by Duke, according to attorneys and court documents. (Shaban Athuman/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP, File)

David Duke agrees to pay $5K to man hurt at Virginia rally

Jan. 23, 2020 2:36 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke has agreed to pay an Ohio man $5,000 after the man alleged he was severely injured during a white supremacist and neo-Nazi rally two years ago in Virginia attended by Duke, according to attorneys and court documents. Bill Burke, of Athens, Ohio,...

LoRebecca Gotwalt from Fairfax, squats in the back of the room and listens to speakers during a press conference for a meeting, sponsored by the Pro Choice Coalition, inside the Pocahontas Building in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. With a newly empowered Democratic majority at the Virginia General Assembly, abortion-rights advocates say the state has a chance to roll back decades of restrictions and become a “safe haven” for women in neighboring conservative states. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

Advocates want to make Virginia an abortion 'safe haven'

Jan. 23, 2020 11:53 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — With a newly empowered Democratic majority at the Virginia General Assembly, abortion-rights advocates say the state has a chance to roll back decades of restrictions and become a “safe haven” for women in neighboring conservative states. Pro-choice groups laid out their...

Virginia Tech guard Wabissa Bede (3) controls the rebound in front of North Carolina forward Armando Bacot (5) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Blacksburg, Va., Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020.(AP Photo/Lee Luther Jr.)

Radford shot lifts Hokies in 2nd OT, 79-77, over UNC

Jan. 22, 2020 11:45 PM EST

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Tyrece Radford hadn't made a shot all game, but when the ball came to him with the clock racing toward 0.00, he knew it was time to do something. The redshirt freshman made a short jumper with 0.4 seconds left in the second overtime Wednesday night and Virginia Tech sent North...

Greene scores 32 points as George Mason defeats UMass 73-63

Jan. 22, 2020 10:26 PM EST

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Javon Greene had 32 points as George Mason defeated UMass 73-63 on Wednesday night. Greene, who averages 14.8 points per game, made 13 of 16 free throws and the Patriots were 24 for 29 from the foul line. Xavier Johnson had 11 points, five rebounds and three assists for George Mason...

Golden's perfect shooting leads Richmond past La Salle 75-57

Jan. 22, 2020 10:13 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Grant Golden was a perfect 6-for-6 shooting to lead four into double digits and Richmond raced away from La Salle 75-57 Wednesday night. Goldman, who finished with 15 points, scored the first four as Richmond (15-4, 5-1 Atlantic 10) shot out to a 10-0 lead and never looked back. Tyler...