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Indianapolis Colts kicker Rodrigo Blankenship (3) celebrates kicking a field goal with Rigoberto Sanchez (8) during the second half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Colts punter schedules surgery to remove cancerous tumor

Nov. 30, 2020 7:05 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis punter Rigoberto Sanchez feels fortunate doctors found a cancerous tumor before it spread. So do the Colts. Less than 20 hours after punting the ball five times in a loss to Tennessee, one of the most popular players in Indy's locker room announced on Instagram he would...

This photo from video provided by the Office of the Governor shows California Gov. Gavin Newsom during a virtual briefing from his home in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. California could see a tripling of hospitalizations by Christmas and is considering stay-home orders for areas with the highest case rates as it tries to keep severe coronavirus cases from overwhelming intensive care beds. Gov. Gavin Newsom warned Monday that without more restrictions the current nearly 7,800 patients hospitalized with the coronavirus could double or triple in a month. But the biggest concern is intensive care cases, which increased by 67% in the last two weeks. (Office of the Governor via AP)

The Latest: California may see tripling of hospitalizations

Nov. 30, 2020 6:42 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California could see a tripling of hospitalizations by Christmas and is considering stay-home orders for areas with the highest case rates as it tries to head off concerns that severe coronavirus cases could overwhelm intensive care beds, officials said Monday. “The red flags...

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) gets past Indianapolis Colts free safety Julian Blackmon (32) for a touchdown in the first half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

Inconsistent play becomes key problem in Colts' playoff push

Nov. 30, 2020 5:36 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich routinely warns players against riding the emotional waves. His philosophy really has been put to the test this year. Whether it's been COVID-19 curveballs; an early rash of debilitating injuries; the struggle to get players in sync because of a...

Thompson's career game leads Indiana in Maui Invitational.

Nov. 30, 2020 5:25 PM EST

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Race Thompson set career highs with 22 points and 13 rebounds, Al Durham added 19 points, and Indiana beat Providence 79-58 on Monday in the relocated Maui Invitational. Thompson scored with 9:50 remaining in the first half to give Indiana a 19-9 lead, and the Hoosiers held a...

In this file photo taken on Monday, March 9, 2020, Speaker of the House Todd Huston, R-Fishers, addresses the House Chamber after being sworn in at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. Huston is trying to hold onto his suburban Indianapolis district that’s shifted away from reliably Republican as he faces his first election since March, when he took over the powerful position that controls much of the General Assembly’s action. He faces Democratic challenger Aimee Rivera Cole, who received 46% of the vote against Huston two years ago. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

Critics look to pressure GOP over Indiana redistricting

Nov. 30, 2020 3:57 PM EST

A coalition of activist groups announced a new push Monday against what it called partisan gerrymandering by Indiana’s Republican-dominated Legislature. Coalition leaders said they would form a citizens commission that will hold virtual town hall meetings in January and February and propose new voting...

Indiana quarterback Michael Penix Jr. (9) is chased by Maryland's Ruben Hyppolite II (11) during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Bloomington, Ind. Indiana won 27-11. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

No. 10 Hoosiers lose starting QB for Big Ten homestretch

Nov. 30, 2020 2:08 PM EST

Coach Tom Allen believes Michael Penix Jr. would do anything to keep No. 10 Indiana's magical season intact. Even if that means spending the final month of the season working from the sideline. Again. On Monday, Allen announced the Hoosiers starting quarterback suffered a season-ending torn anterior cruciate...

Indiana COVID-19 hospitalizations set new peak over weekend

Nov. 30, 2020 12:56 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s hospitals had more COVID-19 patients than ever before over the Thanksgiving weekend and the number under intensive care unit treatment also continued its recent steep increase. The Indiana State Department of Health’s daily update on Monday also reported 38 more...

Fort Wayne's replica fort faces costly repairs from crash

Nov. 30, 2020 11:48 AM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — The replica of Fort Wayne’s early 1800s namesake military post is facing costly repairs after a car crashed into its outer timber wall. The crash that happened Thursday knocked down the tall timbers making up a corner of the Old Fort’s wall and damaged the...

Trial postponed in case of alleged excessive force in Muncie

Nov. 30, 2020 11:45 AM EST

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A judge has granted a long delay in the trial of three Muncie police officers who were charged in an investigation of excessive force. The federal trial has been moved to Sept. 21. The request was made by defense lawyers with no objections from prosecutors. The trial had been planned...

Authorities working to identify remains in rural creek bed

Nov. 30, 2020 11:01 AM EST

NORTH LIBERTY, Ind. (AP) — Police are asking the public to share any information after the discovery of skeletal remains in a creek bed in St. Joseph County. Authorities were called Saturday to a rural area in North Liberty, 15 miles southwest of South Bend. There was no immediate identity, although the...