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A health officer collecting swab samples from rail commuters to test for COVID-19 drinks water during a break at a railway station in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

The Latest: Sri Lanka orders more curfews over virus cluster

Oct. 21, 2020 11:49 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Authorities in Sri Lanka have closed the country’s main fish market and widened the curfew in many parts of the island nation following a surge of coronavirus infections related to a new cluster centered on a garment factory. The government imposed a curfew Thursday in parts of...

New Jersey Devils re-sign restricted free agent Nick Merkley

Oct. 21, 2020 12:07 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have re-signed restricted free-agent forward Nick Merkley to a one-year, two-way contract. General manager Tom Fitzgerald said Wednesday the 23-year-old Merkley would earn $874,125 annually at the NHL level and $70,000 at the AHL level. Merkley is currently playing...

Washington Football Team wide receiver Cam Sims (89) catches a pass for a touchdown in front of New York Giants' Logan Ryan (23) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Rookie LB Crowder placed on IR days after scoring winning TD

Oct. 20, 2020 6:55 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Two days after scoring a game-winning touchdown in the final minutes, rookie linebacker Tae Crowder was placed on injured reserve with a hamstring injury by the New York Giants. The last player taken in the NFL draft and the current Mr. Irrelevant, Crowder scored on a 43-yard...

In this photo provided by Larry Brandspiegel, Holocaust survivors Israel

Yom Kippur Zoom reunites Holocaust survivors 71 years later

Oct. 20, 2020 7:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Holocaust survivors Ruth Brandspiegel and Israel “Sasha” Eisenberg call their reunion a miracle that began on the holiest day in Judaism, and it only happened thanks to a prayer service that was held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic. Decades ago their families, who...

Washington Football Team's Ron Rivera, left, talks to New York Giants' Joe Judge, right, after an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Giants won 20-19. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Now that Judge and the Giants have one, it's time for second

Oct. 19, 2020 7:29 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The pressure is off coach Joe Judge and the New York Giants. No longer are fans and football experts wondering if the 38-year-old is going to win a football game in his first season as a head coach. Win No. 1 came Sunday with a heart-pounding 20-19 decision over Washington in...

Sitkowski or Vedral will start at quarterback for Rutgers

Oct. 19, 2020 2:19 PM EDT

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — The Rutgers quarterback competition is down to Nebraska graduate transfer Noah Vedral and redshirt sophomore Art Sitkowski. In releasing his depth chart Monday, Greg Schiano indicated he probably will not disclose his starter until Saturday when he begins his second coaching stint...

White scores in stoppage time, Red Bulls tie Orlando 1-1

Oct. 19, 2020 12:36 AM EDT

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Brian White scored in stoppage time, helping the New York Red Bulls to a 1-1 tie with Orlando City on Sunday night. Orlando City clinched its first playoff spot when Toronto beat Atlanta United 1-0 later Sunday. After a New York corner kick bounced around and was eventually cleared...

New York Giants' Daniel Jones (8) runs away from Washington Football Team's Landon Collins (26) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Giants and Judge finally win, beat Washington on fumble TD

Oct. 18, 2020 9:47 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Joe Judge won't have a lot of time to enjoy his first win as New York Giants coach. In fact, the 38-year-old Judge barely had time to celebrate as the Giants rode a wild final four minutes, a decisive play by Mr. Irrelevant and a game-saving late stop by the defense on a...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws a pass before an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio)

The Latest: Brady, Bucs roll to win, give Packers first loss

Oct. 18, 2020 7:32 PM EDT

The Latest on Week 6 in the NFL (all times EDT): ___ 7:35 p.m. For Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski, it was just like old times in a new uniform. Brady threw for 166 yards and two touchdowns, including one to Gronkowski, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers rolled to a 38-10 win over the previously undefeated Green Bay...

Washington Football Team quarterback Kyle Allen (8) is comforted by Jared Norris (50) after an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Risky gamble by Ron Rivera fails in final :36; no regrets

Oct. 18, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — While it failed to provide Washington with a win, few are second-guessing Ron Rivera's gutsy decision to go for a potentially winning 2-point conversion in the final minute Sunday. Rivera wasn't. His players weren't, and even New York Giants coach Joe Judge expected the...