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Chicago Blackhawks center Pius Suter, right, scores his second goal against Detroit Red Wings goalie Jonathan Bernier during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Chicago, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Suter scores first 3 NHL goals as Blackhawks beat Red Wings

Jan. 24, 2021 5:16 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Pius Suter exhaled after he scored his first NHL goal. Once he got his second, he started thinking about another one. Suter collected his first three goals in his sixth game and Kevin Lankinen made 25 saves, helping the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Detroit Red Wings 6-2 on Sunday for their...

Despite restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19, thousands crowd Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado)

The Latest: Mexico, Russia leaders to discuss vaccine supply

Jan. 24, 2021 3:19 PM EST

MEXICO CITY — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador will speak with Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday about obtaining doses of the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, his foreign affairs secretary said Sunday. Marcelo Ebrard said via Twitter the two leaders would speak Monday morning about...

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 11, 2021 file photo, elementary 1 and 2 teachers prepare their desks and laptops for a virtual class outside of Suder Montessori Magnet Elementary School in Chicago.  The Chicago Teachers Union said Sunday, Jan. 24 that its members voted to defy an order to return to the classroom before they are vaccinated against the coronavirus, setting up a showdown with district officials who have said such a move would amount to an illegal strike. (Anthony Vazquez/Chicago Sun-Times via AP, File)

Chicago teachers vote to teach from home, defying district

Jan. 24, 2021 2:43 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Teachers Union said Sunday that its members voted to defy an order to return to the classroom over concerns about COVID-19, setting up a showdown with district officials who have said that refusing to return when ordered would amount to an illegal strike. Chicago Public Schools,...

Perea among 16 young US players added for game vs Trinidad

Jan. 24, 2021 2:07 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Midfielder Andrés Perea was among 16 young players added Sunday to the United States roster for the Jan. 31 exhibition against Trinidad and Tobago at Orlando, Florida, after he was approved for a switch of affiliation from Colombia by FIFA. Perea had played for Colombia’s...

Chicago teachers vote to defy district's orders to return to in-person instruction before vaccinations

Jan. 24, 2021 1:01 PM EST
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers vote to defy district's orders to return to in-person instruction before vaccinations.
Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis, right, shoots against Chicago Bulls forward Thaddeus Young during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Chicago, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Davis scores season-high 37 as Lakers beat Bulls 101-90

Jan. 24, 2021 12:58 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Davis missed seeing his family members in the stands. They would have witnessed quite a performance had they been allowed in the arena. Davis dominated with a season-high 37 points against his hometown team, LeBron James added 17 points and 11 rebounds and the Lakers beat the Chicago...

FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2021 file photo medical staff members walk between traffic cones at a mass COVID-19 vaccination site set up in the parking lot of Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, Calif. Five weeks into its vaccination program, California still doesn't have nearly the supply to meet demand and there's growing angst among residents over the difficulty to even get in line for a shot. Social media is awash with people seeking or giving tips on how to maneuver through the system. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong,File)

The Latest: New virus clusters hit China's north provinces

Jan. 23, 2021 9:38 PM EST

BEIJING — A Chinese city has brought 2,600 temporary treatment rooms online as the country’s north battles new clusters of coronavirus. The single-occupancy rooms in the city of Nangong in Hebei province just outside Beijing are each equipped with their own heaters, toilets, showers and other...

Bohannon scores 23 to lift Youngstown St. over UIC 85-77

Jan. 23, 2021 8:30 PM EST

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Naz Bohannon had 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds to become Youngstown State's Division I level career rebounding leader in an 85-77 win over Illinois-Chicago on Saturday. Daniel Ogoro scored a career-high 19 points for Youngstown State (8-8, 4-8 Horizon League), which ended its...

FILE - Detroit Tigers' Austin Romine prepares to bat during a spring training baseball game in Lakeland, Fla., in this Tuesday, March 10, 2020, file photo. The Cubs added a veteran catcher, agreeing to a $1.5 million, one-year contract with Austin Romine, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. The person confirmed the agreement on condition of anonymity because the contract had not been finalized. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Austin Romine, Cubs finalize $1.5 million, 1-year contract

Jan. 23, 2021 2:41 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Cubs finalized a $1.5 million, one-year contract with catcher Austin Romine on Saturday. Romine can earn an additional $700,000 in performance bonuses for starts at catcher and $500,000 in roster bonuses. He would get $100,000 each for 50 starts and each additional 10 through 110. He...

Diggins makes putback at buzzer, UIC tops Youngstown State

Jan. 22, 2021 8:23 PM EST

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Michael Diggins tapped in an airball just before the buzzer as Illinois-Chicago edged past Youngstown State 67-66 on Friday. Youngstown State’s Naz Bohannon missed two free throws with eight seconds left and Diggins secured the rebound. Teyvion Kirk dribbled down the court...