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FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Brandon Staley watches his players before an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Miami Gardens, Fla. On Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, the Los Angeles Chargers hired Staley to become the team's head coach. (AP Photo/Doug Murray, File)

Chargers hire Rams DC Brandon Staley as head coach

Jan. 18, 2021 12:30 AM EST

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Brandon Staley won't have to move that far for his first head coaching opportunity. Staley agreed to become the Los Angeles Chargers' coach on Sunday night after one season as the defensive coordinator for the crosstown Rams. The Chargers made the decision to hire Staley after...

Martin Szelag stands outside the state capitol in Lansing, Mich., Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Heavily fortified statehouses around US see small protests

Jan. 17, 2021 9:51 PM EST

Small groups of right-wing protesters — some of them carrying rifles — gathered outside heavily fortified statehouses around the country Sunday, outnumbered by National Guard troops and police brought in to prevent a repeat of the violence that erupted at the U.S. Capitol. As darkness fell, there...

Rizzuto scores 19 as Albany sweeps NJIT 83-71

Jan. 17, 2021 8:10 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Antonio Rizzuto scored 19 points as Albany beat NJIT 83-71 on Sunday. Jarvis Doles had 15 points, seven rebounds and three blocks for Albany (3-5, 3-3 America East Conference). C.J. Kelly and Kellon Taylor added 14 points each. San Antonio Brinson had 16 points, hitting all four 3-point...

Gray sends Texas Tech past No. 21 Texas women 74-66

Jan. 17, 2021 6:39 PM EST

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Vivian Gray scored 24 points with 13 rebounds and Lexi Gordon scored 14 and Texas Tech upset No. 21-ranked Texas 74-66 on Sunday. Gray hit a jump shot, Maka Jackson sank a pair of free throws with 3:31 before halftime and Texas Tech (7-6, 2-5 Big 12 Conference) took a 28-26 lead and...

Chicago Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen (24) shoots over Dallas Mavericks center Willie Cauley-Stein (33) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

Bulls roll past Mavs 117-101 to end 4-game losing streak

Jan. 17, 2021 6:15 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Lauri Markkanen had 29 points and 10 rebounds, Garrett Temple scored 15 of his season-high 21 points in the second quarter and the Chicago Bulls ended a four-game losing streak with a 117-101 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday. Dallas star Luka Doncic passed Michael Jordan on the...

Houston guard Quentin Grimes, right, dunks as Central Florida guard Dre Fuller Jr., left, looks on during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

No. 11 Houston uses big first half to cruise past UCF 75-58

Jan. 17, 2021 5:26 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Quentin Grimes scored 18 points, Justin Gorham added 15 points and nine rebounds and No. 11 Houston used a dominant first half to cruise to a 75-58 win over UCF on Sunday. Grimes scored in double figures for his 11th straight game after opening the season with eight points against Lamar....

Baylor coach Mulkey: Money the reason NCAA won't pause hoops

Jan. 17, 2021 5:01 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor coach Kim Mulkey believes money will be the main reason the NCAA will continue playing basketball this season and hold its men's and women's tournaments amid the coronavirus pandemic. “The answer is this: The season will continue on. It’s called the almighty...

Travellers walk towards the Covid-19 testing centre at Heathrow Airport in London, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021.  The UK will close all travel corridors from Monday morning to protect against the coronavirus with travellers entering the country from overseas are required to have proof of a negative Covid test. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

The Latest: Slovakia wants tests for nearly all in nine days

Jan. 17, 2021 5:01 PM EST

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — Slovakia is launching a project to test almost all citizens for the coronavirus in nine days. The government hopes the nationwide testing will speed up a recovery from the latest wave of the infections, make it possible for students to return to school in February, help the health...

Texas lawmakers offered vaccine despite ineligibility

Jan. 17, 2021 4:53 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Austin's top health authority is offering coronavirus vaccines to Texas lawmakers and their key staffers, regardless of whether they are currently eligible under state guidelines. Dr. Mark Escott, interim medical director for Austin Public Health, confirmed to The Dallas Morning News...

Houston Rockets head coach Stephen Silas looks on during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs in San Antonio, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Rockets look to future after trading Harden to Brooklyn

Jan. 17, 2021 4:27 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden forced his way out of Houston without bringing the Rockets an NBA title. Now that he’s in Brooklyn, the Rockets hope the huge haul of draft picks they received in the trade will allow them to chase championships in the future. “Our goal remains unchanged,”...