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Virginia snaps 3-game skid with 63-58 win over Georgia Tech

Jan. 18, 2020 11:39 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Still a far cry from its national championship form, Virginia showed it hasn't forgotten how to grind out a tough victory. Mamadi Diakite and Jay Huff scored 17 points apiece as the defending champs snapped a three-game losing streak with a 63-58 win over Georgia Tech on Saturday night. The...

Pacheco-Ortiz, James lead Liberty past Lipscomb 67-60

Jan. 18, 2020 10:03 PM EST

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz scored a season-high 21 points and Scott James had a double-double as Liberty defeated Lipscomb 67-60 on Saturday night. James had 16 points and 11 rebounds for Liberty (19-1, 5-0 Atlantic Sun Conference), which won its fifth straight game. Caleb Homesley added...

Jenkins, Bishop lift Norfolk St over Md-Eastern Shore 62-52

Jan. 18, 2020 9:54 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Tyrese Jenkins came off the bench and scored a career-high 19 points, topping his previous best of six, and Norfolk State defeated Maryland-Eastern Shore 62-52 Saturday night. Jermaine Bishop added 17 points with a trio of 3-pointers as he and Jenkins combined to make 7 of the Spartans'...

Tarah McLaughlin, the widow of Staff Sgt. Ian Paul McLaughlin, touches her husband's coffin on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, on Fort Bragg, N.C. McLaughlin was killed Jan. 11 in Afghanistan. (Andrew Craft /The Fayetteville Observer via AP)

Remains of fallen US soldier returned to Fort Bragg

Jan. 18, 2020 7:09 PM EST

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — The remains of a paratrooper who was killed a week ago in Afghanistan have been returned to his family in the U.S. The family of Staff Sgt. Ian McLaughlin greeted his flag-draped casket at Pope Army Airfield at Fort Bragg on Saturday, The Fayetteville Observer reported. The...

Golden leads Richmond past George Mason 97-87

Jan. 18, 2020 5:40 PM EST

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Grant Golden scored a season-high 25 points as Richmond defeated George Mason 97-87 on Saturday. Jacob Gilyard added 20 points and eight assists for the Spiders. Golden hit 10 of 13 shots. Nick Sherod had 19 points for Richmond (14-4, 4-1 Atlantic 10 Conference). Tyler Burton added 12...

The Virginia state Capitol building is surrounded by fencing, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 in Richmond, Va., in preparation for Monday's rally by gun rights advocates. Gun-rights groups are asking a judge to block the Virginia governor's ban on firearms at a massive pro-gun rally scheduled for next week. Gov. Ralph Northam on Wednesday, Jan. 15, announced a state of emergency and banned all weapons from the rally at the Capitol.  (Dean Hoffmeyer/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

Gun-rights activists gear up for show of force in Virginia

Jan. 18, 2020 5:12 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Police are scouring the internet for clues about plans for mayhem, workers are putting up chain link holding pens around Virginia's picturesque Capitol Square, and one lawmaker even plans to hide in a safe house in advance of what's expected to be an unprecedented show of force by...

New sheriff shows family's lawyer video of officer shooting

Jan. 18, 2020 5:10 PM EST

ABINGDON, Va. (AP) — After months of requests, the attorney representing the family of a southwest Virginia man fatally shot by police has been shown video footage of the incident. Attorney John Fishwick is representing the family of Phillip Cameron Gibson II, who was fatally shot by deputies after a 2018...

MS-13 inmates sent to restricted unit after prison stabbing

Jan. 18, 2020 4:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The federal Bureau of Prisons is moving some MS-13 gang members in its custody into more restricted housing at certain high-security facilities across the U.S. after a gang stabbing in a Virginia prison, two people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Saturday. A brawl...

Stephens, Gilkeson carry VMI over The Citadel 88-79

Jan. 18, 2020 3:56 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — Jake Stephens had 18 points and 11 rebounds to lead five VMI players in double figures as the Keydets broke their seven-game losing streak, topping The Citadel 88-79 on Saturday. Garrett Gilkeson added 16 points for the Keydets. Myles Lewis chipped in 12, Sean Conway scored 12 and...

Virginia Tech's P.J. Horne (14) is fouled from behind by Syracuse's Bourama Sidibe (34) as they battle for a rebound during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Blacksburg Va., Saturday, Jan. 18 2020. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP)

Boeheim's 26 lead Syracuse past Virginia Tech, 71-69

Jan. 18, 2020 3:23 PM EST

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia Tech fans were having a great time giving Syracuse's Buddy Boeheim a hard time after one of his first shots hit nothing on Saturday. “Airball! Airball!” the crowd jeered the next few times he touched the ball. Boeheim silenced them quickly, scoring 18...