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Carter, No. 6 Mississippi State women rout New Orleans

Dec. 2, 2020 11:01 PM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State coach Nikki McCray-Penson told her players all week leading up to the game against New Orleans that their size would be the difference. The No. 6 Bulldogs used the 3-pointer to roll past Jackson State in their opener, but they were clear and concise that they...

Old Dominion forward Kalu Ezikpe, top, and Maryland forward Galin Smith battle for the opening tip-off in an empty arena during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in College Park, Md., Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun via AP)

The Latest: Michigan pauses football, cancels Maryland game

Dec. 2, 2020 2:28 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Michigan’s football game this weekend against Maryland has been canceled, and the Wolverines are pausing practice until Monday. Michigan says the decision to pause in-person football activities was made in consultation...

Democratic Tucson Mayor Regina Romero is seen at the State of the State address at the Arizona Capitol, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in Phoenix. Romero called for a nighttime curfew Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in Tucson to prevent the spread of COVID-19, saying the virus is spreading rapidly and hospitals in southern Arizona are on the verge of a crisis. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

The Latest: Tucson votes in mandatory nightly curfew

Dec. 2, 2020 12:17 AM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. -- At the urging of Mayor Regina Romero, the Tucson City Council voted Tuesday night to establish a mandatory nightly curfew for three weeks in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19. The 10 p.m.-to-5 a.m. curfew will take effect Friday and run through Dec. 23. Romero says she sought the curfew...

Lever lifts Grand Canyon past Mississippi Valley State 88-49

Dec. 1, 2020 11:40 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Alessandro Lever had 20 points as Grand Canyon romped past Mississippi Valley State 88-49 on Tuesday night. Asbjorn Midtgaard had 17 points and 13 rebounds for Grand Canyon (3-0). Jovan Blacksher Jr. added 13 points, six rebounds and six assists, and Oscar Frayer had five assists. Terry...

Auditor: Professor owes nearly $2,000 after 'Scholar Strike'

Dec. 1, 2020 6:22 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s state auditor demanded Tuesday that a University of Mississippi professor pay nearly $2,000 after a two-day “work stoppage” to protest police brutality and other racial inequities State Auditor Shad White demanded sociology professor James Thomas pay...

People wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus ride mopeds in Hanoi, Vietnam on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. Vietnamese health official said on Thursday the COVID-19 outbreak would peak in the coming ten days as the country reported another death and a score of new infections. (AP Photo/Hau Dinh)

The Latest: Vietnam has 1st local transmission in 89 days

Nov. 30, 2020 11:52 PM EST

HANOI, Vietnam -- Vietnamese authorities are conducting intensive contact tracing after the country’s first confirmed local transmission of the coronavirus in 89 days. State media said Tuesday that a 32-year-old man in Ho Chi Minh City tested positive for the coronavirus on Monday after visiting a flight...

Howland gets 500th career win with Mississippi St. victory

Nov. 30, 2020 11:04 PM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — D.J. Stewart Jr. scored a career-high 23 points with five 3-pointers and coach Ben Howland secured his 500th career win and Mississippi State beat Texas State 68-51 on Monday night. Howland, in his sixth year at Mississippi State, has grabbed 99 of those wins with the Bulldogs....

No. 6 Mississippi State routs Jackson State 88-58

Nov. 29, 2020 7:24 PM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A new era of Mississippi State basketball got under way without Vic Schaefer on Sunday as Nikki McCray-Penson’s first team hit the court against Jackson State. The Bulldogs battled through a rusty start and took home an easy 88-58 win to give McCray-Penson her first win....

Mississippi running back Jerrion Ealy (9) follows his blockers as he rushes for an 8-yard touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Mississippi State, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Oxford, Miss. Mississippi won 31-24. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Corral, Ole Miss jump out early, beat Mississippi St. 31-24

Nov. 28, 2020 9:10 PM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Matt Corral threw for two touchdowns as Ole Miss raced to a 14-0 first quarter lead and held off a late Mississippi State surge Saturday to defeat the Bulldogs 31-24 in the Egg Bowl rivalry. Ole Miss (4-4, 4-4 Southeastern Conference) snapped a two-game losing streak in the rivalry,...

Thompson scores 25, Wyoming wins its season opener 97-61

Nov. 28, 2020 6:41 PM EST

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Hunter Thompson had 25 points, tying his career high, as Wyoming rolled past Mississippi Valley State 97-61 on Saturday in the Cowboys' season opener. Thompson hit 5 of 7 3-point attempts. Marcus Williams added 20 points and eight assists for the Cowboys. Drake Jeffries had 19 points...