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A nurse walks COVID-19 tests back to the tent at the free COVID-19 testing site on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020 in Glenwood Springs, Colo. (Chelsea Self/Glenwood Springs Post Independent via AP)

Latest: Contract health workers arrive in Montana to help

Nov. 23, 2020 6:32 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. — The Montana governor’s office says more than 100 contracted medical staff have arrived in the state to assist hospitals in responding to the spike in COVID-19 cases. The 110 health care workers are part of an anticipated total of 200 to be deployed in the state before Thanksgiving...

People make their way at a departure lobby of Haneda airport in Tokyo Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. Japan is scaling back on the government-backed “GoTo” campaign to encourage travel and dining out, as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases reached a record for the third day straight, Saturday. (Kenzaburo Fukuhara/Kyodo News via AP)

The Latest: Japan's virus cases hit record for fourth day

Nov. 21, 2020 10:24 PM EST

TOKYO — The daily tally of reported COVID-19 cases in Japan hit a record for the fourth day in a row, with 2,508 people confirmed infected, the health ministry said Sunday. Japan has had fewer than 2,000 coronavirus-related deaths so far, avoiding the toll of the harder hit nations. But fears are growing...

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2020, file photo, Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet looks to pass the ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets in New York. VanVleet agreed Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, to a four-year, $85 million contract to remain with the Toronto Raptors, a person with direct knowledge of the discussions told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the contract remains unsigned. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

AP source: VanVleet staying with Raptors; Hayward to Hornets

Nov. 21, 2020 10:00 PM EST

Fred VanVleet bet on himself. It paid off. Gordon Hayward, meanwhile, is heading to a new home. VanVleet agreed Saturday to a four-year, $85 million contract to remain with the Toronto Raptors, a person with direct knowledge of the discussions told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the...

Columbus beats New York 3-2 to reach Eastern semifinals

Nov. 21, 2020 6:09 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Pedros Santos, Darlington Nagbe and Gyasi Zardes scored and the Columbus Crew beat the New York Red Bulls 3-2 on Saturday to advance to the MLS Eastern Conference semifinals. Third-seeded Columbus will play Nov. 29 against the winner of the Tuesday night match between second-seeded...

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The Latest: China starts mass testing 3 million in Tianjin

Nov. 21, 2020 12:42 AM EST

BEIJING — China is starting mass testing on 3 million people in a section of the northern city of Tianjin and has tested 4,015 others in a hospital in Shanghai after the discovery of a pair of cases there. The National Health Commission recorded seven new domestically transmitted cases Saturday,...

FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2020, file photo, Sacramento Kings guard De'Aaron Fox drives during the team's NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies in Sacramento, Calif. Fox agreed to a five-year, $163 million contract with the Kings on Friday, Nov. 20. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Free agency opens: Fox and Kings agree on $163 million deal

Nov. 21, 2020 12:27 AM EST

On the first night of free agency, De'Aaron Fox was the first huge winner. Huge, as in $163 million — or even more. Fox and the Sacramento Kings agreed on a max deal Friday night, agent Chris Gaston said. It's a five-year pact that will pay Fox $163 million, and that figure could rise to nearly $200...

Nashville SC players celebrate a goal against Inter Miami during the second half of an MLS soccer playoff match Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Leal, Mukhtar, McCarty score; Nashville wins playoff debut

Nov. 20, 2020 11:22 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Randall Leal and Hany Mukhtar scored 10 minutes apart in the first half and Nashville beat Inter Miami 3-0 on Friday night in an all-expansion play-in round game. Nashville advanced to face Toronto FC, last year's runner-up, on Tuesday night in East Hartford, Connecticut. Leal...

New England Revolution forward Gustavo Bou (7) celebrates as the final whistle blows, next to Montreal Impact defender Rudy Camacho in an MLS soccer match, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. The Revolution won 2-1. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

Bou scores in 95th minute, Revs advance in MLS playoffs

Nov. 20, 2020 11:08 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Gustavo Bou scored on a long shot in the 95th minute to give the New England Revolution a 2-1 victory over the Montreal Impact on Friday night in the play-in round of the MLS Cup playoffs. New England advanced in the playoffs for the first time in six seasons. It will face the...

Tampa Bay Rays' Hunter Renfroe hits a home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fifth inning in Game 4 of the baseball World Series Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

AL champion Rays designate Hunter Renfroe for assignment

Nov. 20, 2020 7:21 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have designated outfielder Hunter Renfroe for assignment, helping clear room on the 40-man roster for three young prospects who were not part of the team’s run to the World Series. Renfroe, 28, appeared in 42 games with 34 starts during the...

Wind-surfers glide on Lake Ontario at Cherry Beach on a warm fall day during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Toronto goes back into lockdown because of a surge in cases

Nov. 20, 2020 5:28 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s largest city is going back into lockdown because of a surge in COVID-19 cases. The Ontario provincial government announced Friday that Toronto and the Peel Region suburb will go into lockdown on Monday. Health officials announced they won’t allow indoor organized...