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FILE - In this April 25, 2019, file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Jameson Taillon delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Pittsburgh. A person familiar with the trade talks tells The Associated Press the New York Yankees made the second addition to their starting rotation of the offseason, agreeing to acquire right-hander Taillon from the Pirates for four prospects. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Yankees get Jameson Taillon from Pirates for 4 prospects

Jan. 24, 2021 3:49 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees made another high-risk offseason addition to their starting rotation, acquiring right-hander Jameson Taillon from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday for four prospects. Pittsburgh received right-handers Roansy Contreras and Miguel Yajure, infielder Maikol Escotto and outfielder...

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Heat to use COVID-19-sniffing dogs to screen fans at games

Jan. 24, 2021 1:42 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Heat are bringing back some fans, with help from some dogs. The Heat will use coronavirus-sniffing dogs at AmericanAirlines Arena to screen fans who want to attend their games. They’ve been working on the plan for months, and the highly trained dogs have been in place for some...

Green Bay Packers' Aaron Jones (33) fumbles after being hit by Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Jordan Whitehead (33) during the second half of the NFC championship NFL football game in Green Bay, Wis., Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

Packers' Jones, Bucs' Whitehead leave NFC championship game

Jan. 24, 2021 5:53 PM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay running back Aaron Jones left Sunday’s NFC championship game early in the third quarter with a chest injury suffered when he was tackled and fumbled going to the ground on a hit by Tampa Bay safety Jordan Whitehead. Jones’ fumble set up Tom Brady’s...

FILE- In this Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, file photo, Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni speaks during a news conference at the NFL football team's facility in Indianapolis. The Philadelphia Eagles are nearing a deal to hire Nick Sirianni to be their head coach, according to two people familiar with the decision. Both people spoke to The Associated Press Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, on condition of anonymity because the team hasn't officially announced the hiring.  (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

Eagles hire Colts OC Nick Sirianni as head coach

Jan. 24, 2021 1:25 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Three days after choosing Nick Sirianni to be their new coach, the Philadelphia Eagles made it official. The team announced Sirianni's hiring on Sunday, posting on Twitter a photo of Sirianni wearing an Eagles visor and the caption: “Copped ourselves a head coach.”...

FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019 file photo, Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen (88) runs, during the second half at an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans. Veteran tight end Greg Olsen is retiring from the NFL to become a broadcaster. Olsen announced Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021 that he is ending his 14-year career to join Fox as a game analyst. (AP Photo/Bill Feig, File)

Veteran tight end Greg Olsen retires, becoming broadcaster

Jan. 24, 2021 4:44 PM EST

Veteran tight end Greg Olsen is retiring from the NFL to become a broadcaster. Olsen announced Sunday that he is ending his 14-year career to join Fox as a game analyst. The first tight end with three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons, Olsen, 35, played for the Bears, Panthers and Seahawks. “Proud of what I...

Jessica Korda watches her tee shot on the seventh hole during the final round of the Tournament of Champions LPGA golf tournament, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Jessica Korda rallies to beat Kang in playoff at LPGA opener

Jan. 24, 2021 5:49 PM EST

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jessica Korda closed with a 5-under 66 and holed a 30-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole Sunday to beat Danielle Kang in the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions and start the LPGA Tour season on a good note. Korda won for the sixth time on the LPGA Tour, and it was...

Toronto Raptors forward OG Anunoby (3) shoots over Indiana Pacers forward Domantas Sabonis (11) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Anunoby's hot hand helps short-handed Raptors beat Pacers

Jan. 24, 2021 4:36 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Toronto coach Nick Nurse knew needed somebody to replace the scoring void left by two missing All-Stars. OG Anunoby delivered with jab after jab Sunday. He scored a season-high 30 points, grabbed eight rebounds, defended well and made three of four free throws in the final minute to...

Louisville guard Dana Evans, left, drives around Wake Forest guard Gina Conti (5) in the first quarter of an NCAA women's college basketball game in Winston-Salem, N.C., Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

No. 1 Louisville stays unbeaten, beats Wake Forest 65-63

Jan. 24, 2021 5:26 PM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Louisville spent most of Sunday looking little like the nation's top-ranked team, from struggling to make shots to keeping a determined opponent off the boards. Of course, it helps to have Dana Evans to offset all that — and allow the Cardinals to barely avoid a huge upset...

LSU forward Awa Trasi (0) battles for a ball with South Carolina guard Destanni Henderson (3) and South Carolina forward Aliyah Boston (4) during an NCAA basketball game in Baton Rouge, La., Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)

Boston finishes strong, No. 4 South Carolina tops LSU 69-65

Jan. 24, 2021 4:54 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Other than the rainbow braids tied in a ponytail that dangled against the back of South Carolina forward Aliyah Boston's jersey, there wasn't much to set the AP preseason All-American apart from her LSU competitors for most of the first three quarters. And then, as a closely...

FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2015, file photo, Toronto Maple Leafs alumni George Armstrong, right, and son of Maple Leafs alumni Syl Apps, Syl Apps Jr., shake hands during a ceremony before a Maple Leafs and Winnipeg Jets NHL hockey game in Toronto. Armstrong, who captained the Maple Leafs to four Stanley Cups in the 60s and wore the blue and white his entire career, has died. He was 90. The Maple Leafs confirmed the death Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, on Twitter. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Hockey Hall of Famer George Armstrong dies at 90

Jan. 24, 2021 3:30 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — George Armstrong, who captained the Toronto Maple Leafs to four Stanley Cups in the 1960s, has died. He was 90. His death was announced Sunday by the Maple Leafs, who said he died of heart complications, citing his family. Armstrong had 296 goals and 417 assists over 21 seasons for the...

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Ware scores 36 to lift Morgan St. over Delaware St. 99-83

Jan. 24, 2021 6:10 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — De’Torrion Ware had a career-high 36 points as Morgan State topped Delaware State 99-83 on Sunday. Lagio Grantsaan had 17 points for Morgan State (8-4, 3-2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference). Troy Baxter added 17 points and three blocks. Malik Miller had 15 points, six rebounds and...

North Carolina State's Kayla Jones (25) drives around Virginia Tech's D'asia Gregg (11) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021 in Raleigh, N.C. (Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer via AP)

N.C. State returns to action, rallies past Virginia Tech

Jan. 24, 2021 6:08 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Kai Crutchfield scored 10 of her 20 points in the last 4½ minutes, Jakia Brown-Turner finished with 23 points and No. 2 North Carolina State rallied from 14 points down in the fourth quarter to remain undefeated, beating Virginia Tech 89-87 on Sunday. Kayla Jones, who made two...

Washington Capitals center Nic Dowd (26) shoots the puck that went over the net against Buffalo Sabres goaltender Linus Ullmark (35) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Linus Ullmark perfect in shootout, Sabres beat Capitals

Jan. 24, 2021 6:06 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Linus Ullmark stopped 28 shots in regulation and overtime and three more in the shootout to help the Buffalo Sabres beat the Washington Capitals 4-3 on Sunday for just their second victory in six games this season. Ullmark picked up his first win of the season six days after learning of...

Rodriguez scores 16 to lift Stony Brook past NJIT 56-44

Jan. 24, 2021 5:59 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Juan Felix Rodriguez had 16 points and six rebounds as Stony Brook topped NJIT 56-44 on Sunday. Frankie Policelli had 11 points for Stony Brook (7-7, 5-3 America East Conference). Mouhamadou Gueye added 14 rebounds. Both teams set season lows for scoring in the first half when Stony...

Baker carries UNC Asheville past Radford 76-68 in OT

Jan. 24, 2021 5:57 PM EST

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — DeVon Baker scored 26 points, UNC Asheville made up a 17-point gap to tie in regulation and defeat Radford 76-68 in overtime on Sunday. Coty Jude sparked a 19-4 rally by UNC Asheville, hitting two 3-pointers, and a Tajion Jones trey forced OT at 67-67. Jones scored 12 points with six...

Flowers leads High Point past Presbyterian 81-57

Jan. 24, 2021 5:54 PM EST

HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — Ahmil Flowers had a season-high 20 points as High Point easily beat Presbyterian 81-57 on Sunday. John-Michael Wright had 19 points and eight assists for High Point (4-8, 2-5 Big South Conference). Lydell Elmore added 11 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks. The Panthers forced a...

Green Bay Packers' Aaron Jones (33) fumbles after being hit by Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Jordan Whitehead (33) during the second half of the NFC championship NFL football game in Green Bay, Wis., Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

Packers' Jones, Bucs' Whitehead leave NFC championship game

Jan. 24, 2021 5:53 PM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay running back Aaron Jones left Sunday’s NFC championship game early in the third quarter with a chest injury suffered when he was tackled and fumbled going to the ground on a hit by Tampa Bay safety Jordan Whitehead. Jones’ fumble set up Tom Brady’s...

Jessica Korda watches her tee shot on the seventh hole during the final round of the Tournament of Champions LPGA golf tournament, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Jessica Korda rallies to beat Kang in playoff at LPGA opener

Jan. 24, 2021 5:49 PM EST

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jessica Korda closed with a 5-under 66 and holed a 30-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole Sunday to beat Danielle Kang in the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions and start the LPGA Tour season on a good note. Korda won for the sixth time on the LPGA Tour, and it was...

Sheppard scores 16 to lead Rhode Island over Fordham 52-42

Jan. 24, 2021 5:48 PM EST

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) — Jeremy Sheppard posted 16 points and nine rebounds as Rhode Island topped Fordham 52-42 on Sunday. Ishmael Leggett had 12 points and seven rebounds for Rhode Island (8-8, 5-4 Atlantic 10 Conference), which earned its fourth consecutive home victory. Makhel Mitchell added nine rebounds...

Chiefs have Edwards-Helaire, no Bell, Watkins vs Bills

Jan. 24, 2021 5:33 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have Clyde Edwards-Helaire but are missing fellow running back Le'Veon Bell and veteran wide receiver Sammy Watkins for their AFC championship game against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. Edwards-Helaire has been out since mid-December, when the 32nd overall...