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Workers of the Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW) are setting up a vaccination centre in the sports hall of a school in Eschwege, Germany, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. The German government is preparing to roll out a nationwide coronavirus vaccination program. (Sven Pfoertner/dpa via AP)

The Latest: Hong Kong limits most gatherings to 2 people

Dec. 1, 2020 10:56 PM EST

HONG KONG — Hong Kong is limiting most gatherings to just two people and ordering compulsory testing of workers at retirement homes and facilities for people with disabilities, among tightening measures to contain a new wave of coronavirus cases. The semi-autonomous southern Chinese city reported 82 news...

Baylor guard DiDi Richards (2) drives around South Florida guard Maria Alvarez (1) during the second half of an NCAA women's college basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Richards returns from injury, No. 4 Baylor beats USF 67-62

Dec. 1, 2020 10:13 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — DiDi Richards had four points and seven assists in her return from a scary spinal cord injury five weeks ago, Queen Egbo scored a game-high 25 points and No. 4 Baylor beat South Florida 67-62 on Tuesday night. The Lady Bears (2-0) became the 15th women’s program in Division I...

FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2020, file photo, LA Galaxy midfielder Efrain Álvarez (26) and Portland Timbers midfielder Marvin Loria (44) vie for the ball during an MLS soccer match in Carson, Calif.  Álvarez started for Mexico in last year’s final of the Under-17 World Cup and is among several dual nationals at American training camp this week ahead of a Dec. 9 exhibition against El Salvador in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter will try to persuade him and other dual nationals to commit to the U.S. program. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)

Alvarez, Perea among dual nationals recruited by US soccer

Dec. 1, 2020 10:07 PM EST

Part of Gregg Berhalter’s job as U.S. national team coach is to be a salesman. Efraín Álvarez, an 18-year-old LA Galaxy midfielder, started for Mexico in last year’s final of the Under-17 World Cup and is among several dual nationals at American training camp this week ahead of a Dec. 9...

Lovett scores 20 to lead FIU past Cent. Michigan 96-76

Dec. 1, 2020 9:33 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Eric Lovett had 20 points as Florida International easily defeated Central Michigan 96-76 on Tuesday night. Tevin Brewer had 14 points for Florida International (3-0). Antonio Daye, Jr. added 11 points. Travon Broadway Jr. scored a career-high 19 points for the Chippewas (0-2). Aundre Polk...

Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith (6) breaks free for a touchdown against Auburn during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)

Ohio State still 4th in CFP rankings after cancellation

Dec. 1, 2020 9:08 PM EST

Ohio State held on to the fourth spot in the College Football Playoff rankings on Tuesday night after having its previous game canceled, landing behind No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Notre Dame and No. 3 Clemson for a second straight week. The selection committee's top seven teams were unchanged from last week's rankings...

FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers questions a call during the first half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Rivers is now head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers. The first preseason camps of the coronavirus era are formally open, with teams limited for now to individual sessions with one coach and one player at one basket, all of this starting to happen as the pandemic continues raging and more and more Americans are testing positive.  “I’m very concerned if we can pull this off,” Philadelphia coach Doc Rivers said.  (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

A cautious start to NBA season, as camps open amid positives

Dec. 1, 2020 8:06 PM EST

The first day of NBA training camp is supposed to be accompanied by brimming optimism, a time for players and coaches all taking those first steps toward what they hope is a championship. It was tempered this year. The first preseason camps of the coronavirus era opened Tuesday, with teams limited for the first...

Notre Dame's Kyren Williams (23) reacts after scoring on a 1-yard carry against North Carolina during an NCAA college football game Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, in Chapel Hill, N.C. (Robert Willett/The News & Observer via AP, Pool)

No. 2 Irish earn spot in ACC title game after cancellation

Dec. 1, 2020 7:37 PM EST

No. 2 Notre Dame wrapped up a spot in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game by virtue of the league shuffling its schedule Tuesday to create an open date for the Fighting Irish and No. 4 Clemson before their likely rematch on Dec. 19. The ACC announced Notre Dame’s game against Wake Forest, which...

3 Florida deputies on leave after suspect shot, killed

Dec. 1, 2020 7:23 PM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Three Florida sheriff's deputies were placed on paid leave Tuesday, a day after authorities fatally shot a wanted suspect who was accused of pointing a gun at them. Escambia County Sheriff’s Office deputies tried to pull over the man Monday afternoon, but began chasing the...

Clemson defensive tackle Tyler Davis (13) tackles Pittsburgh running back A.J. Davis (21) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Clemson, S.C. (Ken Ruinard/The Independent-Mail via AP, Pool)

Healthy, deeper No. 4 Clemson ready for championship run

Dec. 1, 2020 6:13 PM EST

Coach Dabo Swinney believes No. 4 Clemson is healthy and deeper as they prepare for another championship run after battling injuries and COVID-19-related issues. The Tigers (8-1, 7-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) returned several missing starters, including q uarterback Trevor Lawrence, who hadn't played in five...

FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2019, file photo, a sign is posted outside of Orchids of Asia Day Spa, in Jupiter, Fla. A Florida appeals court ruled Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, that police violated the rights of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and others when they secretly video recorded them paying for massage parlor sex acts, barring the tapes' use at trial and dealing a potentially deadly blow to their prosecution. (Hannah Morse/Palm Beach Post via AP, File)

Women plead guilty in sex sting involving Patriots owner

Dec. 1, 2020 5:57 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two of four women charged in a South Florida prostitution sting that also involved New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft have taken plea deals this week, court records show. Lei Wang, 41, and Shen Mingbi, 60, each pleaded guilty in Palm Beach County circuit court to one count...