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Syracuse guard Joseph Girard III (11) celebrates a basket against Virginia Tech  during an NCAA college basketball game at the Carrier Dome, Syracuse, N.Y., Saturday Jan. 23, 2021. (Scott Schild/The Post-Standard via AP)

Syracuse dominates No. 16 Virginia Tech in 78-60 win

Jan. 23, 2021 4:35 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N .Y. (AP) — Normally a team that lives and dies beyond the arc, Syracuse showed it can play an inside game, too. The Orange, in need of a quality win, beat a ranked team for the first time in a year, dominating No. 16 Virginia Tech 78-60 on Saturday. Quincy Guerrier had 20 points, Marek Dolezaj...

Butler scores 21 to carry Drexel past William & Mary 79-64

Jan. 23, 2021 3:37 PM EST

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — James Butler matched his season high with 21 points as Drexel beat William & Mary 79-64 on Saturday. It was their third meeting this season and came about because Drexel's game with Elon and the Tribe's matchup with College of Charleston were postponed. Camren Wynter had 19...

Va senator who defended Capitol rioters faces censure effort

Jan. 22, 2021 5:41 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Senate appears likely to censure a GOP state senator whose public apology fell flat after she had defended those who stormed the U.S. Capitol. Sen. Amanda Chase, a hardcore acolyte of former President Donald Trump, sought to head off a censure resolution Friday by giving a...

FILE - House Majority Leader H. Morgan Griffith, R-Salem, talks on a phone as he sits at the feet of the statue of former Gov. and U.S. Sen. Harry F. Byrd at Capitol Square in Richmond, Va. Saturday, March 13, 2010. A panel of Virginia legislators will discuss the removal of a statue of former governor and U.S. Sen. Harry F. Byrd Sr., from the state Capitol grounds. Byrd was a staunch segregationist and the architect of massive resistance against integrating schools. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

Virginia lawmakers vote to remove statue of segregationist

Jan. 22, 2021 3:13 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A panel of Virginia legislators advanced a bill Friday to remove a statue of Harry F. Byrd Sr., a staunch segregationist, from the state Capitol grounds. The decision came amid a yearslong effort in history-rich Virginia to rethink who is honored in the state's public spaces. Byrd, a...

FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2020, file photo, provided by VTAthletics, Virginia Tech's Daniel Pereira dribbles the ball during an NCAA college soccer game against Clemson in Durham, N.C. Austin FC, The newest MLS franchise selected the talented Virginia Tech midfielder Daniel Pereira with the top pick in the league's SuperDraft on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021.  (Dave Knachel/VTAthletics via AP, File)

Pereira goes No. 1 overall to Austin FC in MLS SuperDraft

Jan. 21, 2021 5:31 PM EST

When Daniel Pereira sat down with his family to watch the MLS SuperDraft, he didn’t expect to hear his name called first by expansion Austin FC. Between doing virtual interviews with the teams at the top of the draft, the Virginia Tech star took time to look over all the other names being linked with the...

Greene leads George Mason over Saint Joseph's 87-85 in 2OT

Jan. 20, 2021 10:41 PM EST

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Javon Greene scored a season-high 25 points, Josh Oduro had six of his 14 points in the second overtime, and George Mason narrowly beat Saint Joseph’s 87-85 on Wednesday night. Oduro added 13 rebounds for his second career double-double. He scored five straight points during an...

Hill scores 20 to lift Longwood over High Point 67-54

Jan. 20, 2021 8:53 PM EST

FARMVILLE, Va. (AP) — Justin Hill had a season-high 20 points as Longwood got past High Point 67-54 on Wednesday night. Juan Munoz had 14 points for Longwood (5-13, 4-8 Big South Conference). Heru Bligen added 10 points. John-Michael Wright had 21 points for the Panthers (3-8, 1-5). Lydell Elmore added 14...

Muslim group denounces racist graffiti

Jan. 20, 2021 4:17 PM EST

SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) — A national Muslim advocacy group is denouncing racist graffiti found in Rhode Island and Virginia. The Council on American-Islamic Relations said Wednesday that graffiti was found recently on the Stillwater Scenic Trail in Smithfield, R.I. The organization didn't elaborate on the...

Munoz scores 21 to lift Longwood past High Point 75-54

Jan. 19, 2021 8:41 PM EST

FARMVILLE, Va. (AP) — Juan Munoz had 21 points as Longwood routed High Point 75-54 on Tuesday night. Justin Hill had 15 points for Longwood (4-13, 3-8 Big South Conference). DeShaun Wade added 12 points and Heru Bligen had 11. Munoz made 6 for 8 3-pointers. Longwood dominated the first half, leading 44-21...

3 militia members charged with plotting Capitol breach

Jan. 19, 2021 6:22 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Federal authorities presented new details on Tuesday about three self-described members of a paramilitary group who are the first to be charged with plotting the attack on the U.S. Capitol. The FBI said a Virginia man, Thomas Edward Caldwell, appeared to be a leader of the effort....