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A line of socially distanced shoppers wait to get into Bath & Body Works during Black Friday outdoor shopping at Deer Park Town Center Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, in Deer Park, Ill. (Brian Hill/Daily Herald via AP)

The Latest: Illinois surpasses 12,000 deaths from COVID-19

Nov. 27, 2020 8:41 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois has risen above 12,000 deaths from COVID-19, while also surpassing the 700,000 mark for confirmed coronavirus infections. The latest 1,000 deaths were recorded in just nine days — matching the state’s deadliest period previously in the...

Belinelli signs deal to return to his native Italy

Nov. 26, 2020 4:47 PM EST

BOLOGNA, Italy (AP) — Marco Belinelli is going back to Italy, announcing Thursday that he has signed a three-year contract to play for Virtus Bologna. The 34-year-old guard spent 13 seasons in the NBA, playing for nine different teams — Golden State, Toronto, New Orleans, Chicago, Charlotte,...

FILE - This Jan. 6, 2018 file photo, shows police crime scene tape marking off the property belonging to Barry and Honey Sherman, who were found strangled inside their home on Dec. 15, 2017. Toronto police said on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, that they have identified a person of interest in the murders of the Shermans nearly three years ago. (AP Photo/Rob Gillies, File)

Toronto police have person of interest in billionaire deaths

Nov. 25, 2020 6:33 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Toronto police said Wednesday that they have identified a person of interest in the killing of Canadian drug company billionaire Barry Sherman and his wife nearly three years ago. Police Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu confirmed a report by the Toronto Star that a person of interest had been...

NWHL season to last 2 weeks and played in Lake Placid bubble

Nov. 25, 2020 12:44 PM EST

The National Women’s Hockey League season will be limited to a two-week run and played in a bubble in Lake Placid, New York, as a result of COVID-19 restrictions. The league announced Wednesday that its sixth season will be Jan. 23 to Feb. 5. Each of the six teams will play each other once, followed by a...

Toronto FC's Nick DeLeon, center, challenges Nashville SC's Alex Muyl, left, as Nashville's Alistair Johnston watches during the first half of an MLS soccer playoff match Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in East Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Expansion-club Nashville upsets 2019 runner-up Toronto FC

Nov. 24, 2020 9:50 PM EST

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Daniel Ríos scored in the 108th minute and Nashville beat the defending Eastern Conference champion Toronto FC 1-0 on Tuesday night, becoming the first expansion team to win two MLS Cup playoff games. Ríos followed Hany Mukhtar’s shot that Toronto goalkeeper...

FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2020, file photo, Utah Jazz center Ed Davis looks up during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Denver. The Minnesota Timberwolves acquired Davis from the New York Knicks for Jacob Evans III, Omari Spellman and a 2026 second-round draft pick in a trade finalized Tuesday, Nov. 24. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Wolves finalize deal with Knicks for veteran forward Davis

Nov. 24, 2020 9:02 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves acquired veteran forward Ed Davis from the New York Knicks for Jacob Evans III, Omari Spellman and a 2026 second-round draft pick in a trade finalized Tuesday. The 31-year-old Davis has played in 668 regular-season games, with 96 starts, for six NBA teams. He...

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)

VanVleet says he's excited about Raptors' time in Tampa

Nov. 24, 2020 4:36 PM EST

Fred VanVleet hasn’t been back to Toronto since March and isn’t sure when he’ll be back to the city that he’ll technically be calling home for at least the next four years. In the interim, warm weather will suit him just fine. VanVleet — the guard who finalized his four-year,...

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2020, file photo, Toronto Raptors' Marc Gasol (33) looks to pass as Boston Celtics' Robert Williams III (44) defends in the first half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Los Angeles Lakers have signed veteran Spanish center Marc Gasol on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Los Angeles Lakers sign veteran Spanish center Marc Gasol

Nov. 24, 2020 3:52 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have signed veteran Spanish center Marc Gasol. The NBA champions confirmed the latest step in their roster reconfiguration Tuesday by announcing the addition of the 35-year-old Gasol, who spent the last 1 1/2 seasons with the Toronto Raptors and won a championship...

A nurse walks COVID-19 tests back to the tent at the free COVID-19 testing site on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020 in Glenwood Springs, Colo. (Chelsea Self/Glenwood Springs Post Independent via AP)

The Latest: China reports results of mass testing

Nov. 23, 2020 10:56 PM EST

BEIJING — China has reported new coronavirus cases in the cities of Shanghai and Tianjin as it seeks to prevent small outbreaks from becoming larger ones. The National Health Commission said Tuesday that there were two new locally spread cases in the previous 24-hour period, one in each city. It also...

People make their way at a departure lobby of Haneda airport in Tokyo Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. Japan is scaling back on the government-backed “GoTo” campaign to encourage travel and dining out, as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases reached a record for the third day straight, Saturday. (Kenzaburo Fukuhara/Kyodo News via AP)

The Latest: Japan's virus cases hit record for fourth day

Nov. 21, 2020 10:24 PM EST

TOKYO — The daily tally of reported COVID-19 cases in Japan hit a record for the fourth day in a row, with 2,508 people confirmed infected, the health ministry said Sunday. Japan has had fewer than 2,000 coronavirus-related deaths so far, avoiding the toll of the harder hit nations. But fears are growing...