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San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) and Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) scramble for a rebound during the second half of an NBA basketball game in San Antonio, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Spurs F Aldridge sidelined by thumb injury

Jan. 27, 2020 7:11 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — San Antonio forward LaMarcus Aldridge missed the Spurs' game at Chicago on Monday night because of a sprained right thumb. The 34-year-old Aldridge had 10 points and 10 rebounds in 34 1/2 minutes during Sunday's 110-106 loss to Toronto. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said Aldridge stayed back in...

Indonesian migrant workers wear face masks as they play the traditional music instrument

UN health chief visits China to help with virus containment

Jan. 27, 2020 10:26 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — 11:20 p.m. The director-general of the World Health Organization has flown to China to meet with government officials and health experts trying to contain the spread of a deadly virus that has killed 81 people in China and infected 2,750. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of WHO,...

Kobe Bryant left deep legacy in LA sports, basketball world

Jan. 26, 2020 11:35 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant inspired a generation of basketball players worldwide with sublime skills and an unquenchable competitive fire. He earned Los Angeles’ eternal adoration during his two decades as the fierce soul of the beloved Lakers, and he was respected by basketball fans from every...

Nathan Chen performs his men's free skate program at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Greensboro, N.C. (AP Photo/Lynn Hey)

Chen equals Boitano with 4th straight national skating title

Jan. 26, 2020 11:11 PM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Rocketman has launched — straight to a fourth national title. With stratospheric jumps and the sort of stage presence that even Elton John would appreciate, Nathan Chen won his fourth consecutive U.S. Figure Skating Championships men's gold medal Sunday. Skating to the score...

A man wearing a face mask rides a nearly empty subway train in Beijing, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. The new virus accelerated its spread in China, and the U.S. Consulate in the epicenter of the outbreak, the central city of Wuhan, announced Sunday it will evacuate its personnel and some private citizens aboard a charter flight. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Virus death toll in China rises as US prepares evacuation

Jan. 26, 2020 8:33 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A new viral illness being watched with a wary eye around the globe accelerated its spread in China with 80 deaths so far, while the U.S. Consulate in the city at the epicenter announced it will evacuate its personnel and some other Americans aboard a charter flight. China's health minister...

Toronto Raptors players huddle together following a moment of silence for Kobe Bryant before an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs in San Antonio, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Raptors, Spurs share 24-second Bryant tributes; Toronto wins

Jan. 26, 2020 7:58 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Toronto Raptors and San Antonio Spurs did not want to be on the court after learning Kobe Bryant had died, but they tried to honor him as best they could. The teams collaborated on a touching tribute to Bryant at the beginning of their game Sunday, with each team dribbling out the...

Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) reaches back to block a shot by Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid (97) in the NHL hockey All Star final game Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

NHL players in favor of 'international flavor' All-Star idea

Jan. 26, 2020 2:45 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon enjoyed when the NHL All-Star Game featured North America against the World in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Something similar could be coming back next year, but with a twist. The league is in talks with players to bring what Commissioner Gary Bettman called a "distinct...

The leader of Venezuela's political opposition Juan Guaido laughs after a meeting at the Madrid regional government building during a visit to Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. Juan Guaido, the man who one year ago launched a bid to oust Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, arrived Saturday in Spain, where a thriving community of Venezuelans and a storm among Spanish political parties awaited him.(AP Photo/Paul White)

Canada prime minister to welcome Venezuela opposition leader

Jan. 26, 2020 1:50 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaidó will visit Canada on Monday as part of an international tour aimed at bolstering support for his challenge to socialist leader Nicolás Maduro. The office of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that he and senior Cabinet ministers would meet...

Canadian patient with China virus showed symptoms on plane

Jan. 26, 2020 11:44 AM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian officials said Sunday that they are tracking down airline passengers and others who were in close contact with the first person in the country detected with an emerging virus that originated in China. Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada's chief public health officer, said the man, who is in his...

Boston Bruins forward David Pastrnak waves to the crowd as he is named the most valuable player of the NHL hockey All Star games Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Hockey's young stars shine in NHL All-Star 3-on-3 tournament

Jan. 26, 2020 12:07 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Young Laila Anderson delivered one of the most poignant moments of the weekend when she introduced the Blues' four All-Stars. The players who stood out on the ice later weren't all that much older. Hockey's youth was on grand display in the NHL All-Star 3-on-3 tournament on Saturday night,...