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US sets world record, Dutch sweep at World Cup speedskating

Dec. 05, 2021 18:55 PM EST

KEARNS, Utah (AP) — The United States set a world record in winning the men’s team pursuit and the Netherlands swept the men’s 1,000 meters for the third straight speedskating World Cup on Sunday. The U.S. team of Joey Mantia, Emery Lehman and Casey Dawson won in 3...

No. 2 Michigan takes Big Ten in rout, makes playoff pitch

Dec. 05, 2021 01:01 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Michigan ignored the preseason predictions, the early poll snub and especially the critics who thought the program’s best days were long gone. Instead they set out to prove everybody wrong. On Saturday, they did. Hassan Haskins...

Grizzlies hang on to beat Mavericks 97-90 after 73-point win

Dec. 05, 2021 00:18 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — The next time the Memphis Grizzlies trail in what is expected to be about two weeks without Ja Morant will be the first. Desmond Bane scored a career-high 29 points, and the Grizzlies held on to beat the Dallas Mavericks 97-90 on Saturday night in their...

Pelicans overtake Mavs 107-91, answer blowout loss to Dallas

Dec. 04, 2021 00:12 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Brandon Ingram scored 24 points and New Orleans beat Dallas 107-91 on Friday night, two days after the Pelicans lost by 32 to the Mavericks at home while letting them set a franchise record for shooting percentage. The Pelicans missed their first eight...

SKorea sets daily records for new coronavirus cases, deaths

Dec. 03, 2021 23:31 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea again broke its daily records for coronavirus infections and deaths and confirmed three more cases of the new omicron variant as officials scramble to tighten social distancing and border controls. The 5,352 new cases reported by...

Jackson wins 4th World Cup speedskating title of season

Dec. 03, 2021 17:43 PM EST

KEARNS, Utah (AP) — Erin Jackson won her fourth World Cup speedskating gold medal of the season Friday, taking the 500 meters on home ice at the Utah Olympic Oval. Skating in front of family and friends, the 29-year-old American finished in 36.809 seconds, breaking the...

Saints sinking fast during hard-luck campaign

Dec. 03, 2021 15:13 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Moving on from a quarterback with the combination of skill, leadership ability and hyper-focused work ethic Drew Brees displayed throughout his record-setting tenure with the New Orleans Saints was never going to be easy. But succeeding after the...

Famously soggy Seattle sees its wettest fall on record

Dec. 03, 2021 13:18 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle, a city known for soggy weather, has seen its wettest fall on record. The National Weather Service says 19.04 inches (48.4 centimeters) of rain fell between Sept. 1 and Nov. 30, breaking a record set in 2006. A series of wet...

Growth in US service sector reaches new heights in November

Dec. 03, 2021 11:40 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Growth in the services sector, where most Americans work, hit an all-time high in November, overtaking a record that was set the previous month. The Institute for Supply Management reported Friday that its monthly survey of service industries...

Slovakia in lockdown records new daily record in infections

Dec. 03, 2021 06:51 AM EST

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Coronavirus cases in Slovakia hit a daily record despite the country entering a national lockdown last week, the Health Ministry reported Friday. The ministry said Slovakia confirmed 15,278 new cases on Thursday, almost 5,000 more than the...