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Teeter-totters at U.S.-Mexico border win UK design prize

Jan. 19, 2021 11:57 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A collection of teeter-totters that briefly allowed children on both sides of the US-Mexico border wall to play together has won a prize from London’s Design Museum. The three hot-pink seesaws were installed through the slats of the wall, with one seat in the El Paso, Texas suburb of...

This combination photo of celebrities with birthdays from Jan. 24-30 shows, from left, Daveed Diggs, Alicia Keys, Ellen DeGeneres, Alan Cumming, Alan Alda, Oprah Winfrey and Christian Bale. (AP Photo)

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 24-30

Jan. 19, 2021 8:44 AM EST

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 24-30 Jan. 24: Fiddler Doug Kershaw is 85. Singer Ray Stevens is 82. Singer Aaron Neville is 80. Singer Neil Diamond is 80. Actor Michael Ontkean (“Twin Peaks”) is 75. Country singer-songwriter Becky Hobbs is 71. Comedian Yakov Smirnoff is 70. Actor William...

FILE - Villanova head coach Jay Wright gestures during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Georgetown in Washington, in this Saturday, March 7, 2020, file photo. Villanova coach Jay Wright was set to return to practice Tuesday following his bout with COVID-19. Those plans are on hold after two players tested positive Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, and the Wildcats were forced to postpone their next three games. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

No. 3 Villanova gets back on the floor after COVID-19 pauses

Jan. 19, 2021 2:43 AM EST

Welcome back to the floor, Villanova. The third-ranked Wildcats have not played a game since Dec. 23 because of positive COVID-19 tests that ensnared coach Jay Wright and several other Tier 1 program members. But after having six games postponed following its win over Marquette, Villanova is set to play twice...

Baylor guard Jared Butler (12) shoots a three-point basket past Kansas guard Marcus Garrett (0) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Jerry Larson)

Butler scores 30, unbeaten No. 2 Baylor tops No. 9 Kansas

Jan. 19, 2021 12:38 AM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — Jared Butler hit a 3-pointer on the first shot of the game and No. 2 Baylor jumped out to a big lead. The standout guard kept scoring points — and making plays when No. 9 Kansas tried to get close late. Butler had a season-high 30 points and eight assists as the Bears remained...

Mack leads Prairie View past Grambling St. 59-50

Jan. 19, 2021 12:01 AM EST

PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (AP) — Cam Mack had 15 points and six assists as Prairie View defeated Grambling State 59-50 on Monday night. Jawaun Daniels had 11 points and nine rebounds for Prairie View (3-4, 2-0 Southwestern Athletic Conference). DeWayne Cox added nine rebounds and Jerroda Briscoe had four blocks....

Chicago Bulls guard Coby White (0) blocks the ball against Houston Rockets guard Victor Oladipo (7) and forward P.J. Tucker (17) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)

Bulls beat Rockets 125-120; Oladipo solid in Houston debut

Jan. 18, 2021 11:48 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Zach LaVine scored 33 points, and the Chicago Bulls overcame a strong effort by Victor Oladipo in his Houston debut, beating the Rockets 125-120 on Monday night. LaVine led seven Bulls players in double figures and added seven assists. He scored nine points in the closing minutes of the...

Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) drives against Dallas Mavericks guard Josh Green (8) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Raptors beat Mavericks 116-93, extend win streak to 3 games

Jan. 18, 2021 11:10 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Lowry flirted with a triple-double on Monday night and the Toronto Raptors shut down Dallas star Luka Doncic for a 116-93 victory. Lowry had 23 points, nine rebounds and seven assists and Pascal Siakam scored 15 of his 19 points in the second half as the Raptors pulled away for...

Texans interview Bieniemy, 3 others in coaching search

Jan. 18, 2021 10:10 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans said Monday they had interviewed four more candidates to replace fired coach Bill O'Brien. The Texans said they completed interviews with Kansas City offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, Indianapolis defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus, Buffalo assistant head...

Gonzaga guard Jalen Suggs (1) celebrates with forward Drew Timme (2) during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Saint Mary's in Moraga, Calif., Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Duke falls out of AP Top 25; Gonzaga, Baylor remain 1-2

Jan. 18, 2021 7:34 PM EST

Gonzaga and Baylor maintained their grip on the top two spots in The Associated Press men's basketball poll Monday. If third-ranked Villanova ever plays a game, perhaps it will make a run a them. The Bulldogs again racked up all but the two first-place votes that went to the Bears, while the Wildcats remained...

Báez can boost option price and buyout with Astros

Jan. 18, 2021 7:17 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Reliever Pedro Báez can boost his 2022 option year salary and also his buyout as part of his $12.5 million, two-year contract with the Houston Astros. Báez will receive a $500,000 signing bonus, payable on Feb. 28, as part of the deal finalized Friday. He gets salaries of $4.5...