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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 a Dec. 18, 2020 file photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Robert Gordon addresses the state in Lansing, Mich. On Friday, Jan. 22, 2021 Gordon resigned his position. He made the announcement without explanation Friday, just hours after signing a revised order to allow restaurants to resume indoor dining on Feb. 1. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP, File)

With COVID-19 variant positives, Michigan pauses athletics

Jan. 24, 2021 12:40 AM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The entire University of Michigan athletic department is pausing after several positive tests for the new COVID-19 variant that transmits at a higher rate. The state Department of Health and Human Services issued the mandate Saturday, with the school saying it follows the positive...

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) grimaces after Detroit Pistons guard Josh Jackson (20) ran into him while chasing guard Ben Simmons (25) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Embiid hits late free throws, 76ers beat Pistons 114-110

Jan. 23, 2021 11:36 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Joel Embiid had 33 points and 14 rebounds, and his two free throws with 7.2 seconds left helped the Philadelphia 76ers seal a 114-110 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Saturday night. Ben Simmons added 20 points, nine rebounds and seven assists for the 76ers, and he made a couple big free...

Grant leads Miami (Ohio) over E. Michigan 85-63

Jan. 23, 2021 8:36 PM EST

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Dae Dae Grant had a career-high 28 points as Miami (Ohio) easily beat Eastern Michigan 85-63 on Saturday. Grant made a career-high six 3-pointers, missing just one and added six rebounds. Dalonte Brown had 16 points and seven rebounds for Miami (Ohio) (7-4, 4-2 Mid-American...

Jackson scores 32 to carry Akron past W. Michigan 79-68

Jan. 23, 2021 7:41 PM EST

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Loren Cristian Jackson had 32 points as Akron topped Western Michigan 79-68 on Saturday. Jackson made 13 of 14 from the free-throw line. He added six assists. Mikal Dawson had 13 points for Akron (8-3, 6-2 Mid-American Conference), which earned its fourth straight victory. Enrique...

Fourth time the charm for Detroit Mercy, defeats Oakland

Jan. 23, 2021 7:28 PM EST

OAKLAND, Mich. (AP) — Antoine Davis had 27 points as Detroit Mercy beat Oakland 82-72 on Saturday as the Titans registered their first win in four tries against the Golden Grizzlies this season. Oakland had defeated Detroit 86-81 on Friday. The teams also met twice in December after they both lost...

Lions hire Aaron Glenn as defensive coordinator

Jan. 23, 2021 6:39 PM EST

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions hired Aaron Glenn to be their defensive coordinator. The Lions announced the move Saturday. Glenn joins new coach Dan Campbell's staff after spending the past five seasons as the secondary coach for the New Orleans Saints. Before his tenure in New Orleans, Glenn...

A patron, who did not want to give her name, shows the ticket she had just purchased for the Mega Millions lottery drawing at the lottery ticket vending kiosk in a Smoker Friendly store, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, in Cranberry Township, Pa. The jackpot for the Mega Millions lottery game has grown to $1 billion ahead of Friday night's drawing after more than four months without a winner. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Michigan Mega Millions ticket wins $1.05 billion jackpot

Jan. 23, 2021 5:11 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Someone in Michigan bought the winning ticket for the $1.05 billion Mega Millions jackpot, which is the third-largest lottery prize in U.S. history. The winning numbers for Friday night’s drawing were 4, 26, 42, 50 and 60, with a Mega Ball of 24. The winning ticket was purchased at a...

Lottery: 1 winning ticket for $1 billion Mega Millions jackpot sold in Michigan

Jan. 23, 2021 1:05 AM EST
ATLANTA (AP) — Lottery: 1 winning ticket for $1 billion Mega Millions jackpot sold in Michigan.
Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon (10) attempts a layup as Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Rockets withstand final review in 103-102 win over Pistons

Jan. 22, 2021 10:44 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Jerami Grant's driving layup on the final play came too late, and the Houston Rockets held on for a 103-102 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night. Down one with 3.4 seconds remaining, the Pistons inbounded to Grant, who faked a handoff to Blake Griffin and then drove down the...