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Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) scores on a 6-yard touchdown reception ahead of Minnesota Vikings linebacker Eric Kendricks (54) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Learning Vikings defense takes another lesson in defeat

Nov. 23, 2020 6:24 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For the sixth time in the last eight games, the Minnesota Vikings had their under-construction defense on the field down the stretch on Sunday with the opportunity to seal a victory. Three times, this group of mostly inexperienced players made the stop it needed for a Vikings win. This...

Today in History

Nov. 23, 2020 12:02 AM EST

Today in History Today is Monday, Nov. 23, the 328th day of 2020. There are 38 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 23, 1963, President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaimed Nov. 25 a day of national mourning following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. On this date: In...

Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard, right, runs from Minnesota Vikings linebacker Eric Wilson (50) during a 42-yard touchdown run during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

The Latest: Cowboys win, NFC East teams all have 3 wins

Nov. 22, 2020 7:35 PM EST

The Latest on Week 11 in the NFL (all times EST): ___ 7:35 p.m. Somehow, the NFC East race has become even tighter and weirder. The Dallas Cowboys beat the Minnesota Vikings 31-28 on Sunday to earn their third win of the season. Andy Dalton threw three touchdown passes. Elsewhere in the division, the Eagles lost,...

Today in History

Nov. 22, 2020 12:00 AM EST

Today in History Today is Sunday, Nov. 22, the 327th day of 2020. There are 39 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 22, 1963, John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was shot to death during a motorcade in Dallas; Texas Gov. John B. Connally, riding in the same...

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...

FILE - In this June 28, 2020, file photo, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton waits on the flight line for the arrival of Vice President Mike Pence at Love Field in Dallas.  Paxton had an extramarital affair with a woman whom he later recommended for a job with the wealthy donor now at the center of criminal allegations against him, according to two people who said Paxton told them about the relationship. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

AP Explains: The FBI is investigating Texas AG Ken Paxton

Nov. 21, 2020 12:41 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — The FBI recently opened a criminal investigation into claims that Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton abused his office to benefit a wealthy donor. The probe, which was confirmed to The Associated Press by two people with knowledge of it who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the...

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers (17) throws downfield to a receiver in an NFL game against the Tennessee Titans, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020 in Nashville, Tenn. The Colts defeated the Titans 34-17. (Margaret Bowles via AP)

Colts could go from outsider to contender by beating Packers

Nov. 21, 2020 12:19 PM EST

It's difficult to sneak up on anybody in the NFL, given the attention the sport commands. Yet the Indianapolis Colts have been something of a secret at 6-3. If you're surprised to see them tied with Tennessee atop the AFC South, it's excusable. After beating the Titans, should they handle one of the NFL's elite...

AP source: Ariza on move again as OKC, Dallas, Detroit deal

Nov. 21, 2020 3:04 AM EST

Trevor Ariza is on the move for the third time this week, going to Oklahoma City from Detroit along with Dallas' Justin Jackson in a three-team trade. Also in the deal, the Mavericks sent Delon Wright to the Pistons for James Johnson, a person with knowledge of the details said early Saturday. Ariza was sent from...

FILE - This Aug. 28, 2020, file photo shows the federal prison complex in Terre Haute, Ind. Orlando Hall, a federal inmate who killed a Texas teenage, is set to be executed at the prison on Thursday, Nov. 19.  (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

US government executes man convicted of killing Texas teen

Nov. 20, 2020 1:26 AM EST

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Orlando Hall got stiffed on a drug deal and went to a Texas apartment looking for the two brothers who took his money. They weren't home, but their 16-year-old sister was. Late Thursday, Hall was put to death for abducting and killing the teenager, Lisa Rene. His was the eighth...

AP source: Mavs' Hardaway opting in, Cauley-Stein moving on

Nov. 19, 2020 6:28 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Guard Tim Hardaway Jr. is opting in at $19 million for the final year of his contract with the Dallas Mavericks, while center Willie Cauley-Stein is moving on after declining his $2.3 million option. A person with knowledge of the decisions confirmed both moves to The Associated Press on...