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Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Shea Theodore (27) embraces goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29) after defeating the Arizona Coyotes in an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Theodore scores twice, Golden Knights beat Coyotes 5-2

Jan. 21, 2021 1:46 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Shea Theodore scored two goals, Marc-Andre Fleury made 21 saves and the Vegas Golden Knights defeated the Arizona Coyotes 5-2 on Wednesday night. It marks the first time the Golden Knights have started 4-0-0 in their four-year existence. They’re the first team in the NHL to reach...

Workers Justice Project Director Gonzalo Cruz, left, and organizer Juan Carlos Romero watch President Joe Biden's presidential inauguration on TV from the Workers Justice Center, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn in New York. The Workers Justice Project is a Brooklyn based non-profit that helps immigrants. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Immigrants cheered by possible citizenship path under Biden

Jan. 20, 2021 8:10 PM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Immigrants cheered President Joe Biden's plan to provide a path to U.S. citizenship for about 11 million people without legal status, mixing hope with guarded optimism Wednesday amid a seismic shift in how the American government views and treats them. The newly inaugurated...

Buffalo Bills' Micah Hyde (23) celebrates with teammates after an NFL divisional round football game against the Baltimore Ravens Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Orchard Park, N.Y. The Bills won 17-3. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

Bills among the NFL's 4 defenses peaking in the postseason

Jan. 20, 2021 7:04 PM EST

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Leslie Frazier’s faith in his Bills defense never wavered even at the lowest point of Buffalo’s season. It was mid-November and the Bills were entering their bye week on the heels of a 32-30 defeat at Arizona. Immediately dubbed “The Hail Murray,” the...

Arizona State promotes Pierce to sole defensive coordinator

Jan. 20, 2021 5:09 PM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State has elevated Antonio Pierce to a sole defensive coordinator role after sharing the job with Marvin Lewis last season. The school also said Wednesday that Lewis will move back to an advisory role on coach Herm Edwards' staff. Pierce will retain the titles of associate head...

New Mexico quarterback Isaiah Chavez (13) runs by Fresno State defensive back Reggie Strong (7) for a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

New Mexico college teams finally returning home

Jan. 20, 2021 4:35 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — New Mexico State relocated to Arizona in an attempt to play a basketball season. Restrictions in the Aggies' home state made it impossible for them to even practice there, so they packed up and moved into a Phoenix resort. The pandemic had other plans. Hamstrung by COVID-19 issues inside and...

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2019, file photo,  former Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen, right, walks with his attorney, Kurt Altman, as they leave a court hearing in Phoenix. Petersen, who has acknowledged running an adoption scheme in three states that involved women from the Marshall Islands, is required to report to federal prison by midday Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, to start serving a 6-year sentence for his guilty plea in Arkansas to conspiring to commit human smuggling. Petersen also is awaiting sentencing for related convictions in Arizona and in Utah. (AP Photo/Jacques Billeaud, File)

Ex-Arizona official to head to prison for illegal adoptions

Jan. 20, 2021 12:57 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A former Arizona politician must report to prison Thursday to begin serving the first of three sentences for running an illegal adoption scheme that paid pregnant women from the Marshall Islands to come to the U.S. to give up their babies. Paul Petersen, a Republican who served as Maricopa...

Oregon guard Chris Duarte, left, and Utah guard Pelle Larsson, right, vie for the ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Rivalry between Oregon and Oregon State tops Pac-12 week

Jan. 20, 2021 2:29 AM EST

Things to watch this week in Pac-12 Conference basketball: GAME OF THE WEEK: Oregon State at No 21 Oregon, Saturday. One of the nation's longest home winning streaks will be on the line when the rivalry once known as the Civil War hits the hardwood. The Ducks (9-2, 4-1 Pac-12) return to the court after having...

Two Fox News political executives out after Arizona call

Jan. 19, 2021 9:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Two of Fox News Channel's top news executives involved in the controversial — but correct — election night call of Arizona for Democrat Joe Biden are out at the network. Bill Sammon, senior vice president and managing editor at Fox's Washington bureau, announced his retirement...

Vegas Golden Knights center Chandler Stephenson, left, embraces left wing Max Pacioretty (67) after Pacioretty scored against the Arizona Coyotes during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Stickless Stephenson gets winner, Vegas beats Coyotes 4-2

Jan. 19, 2021 1:48 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A stickless Chandler Stephenson was credited with the game-winning goal, Robin Lehner made 30 saves and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Arizona Coyotes 4-2 on Monday night. Not too long after the first of Reilly Smith’s two goals tied it early in the third period, Vegas defenseman...

A man holds up a child, both wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, to reach out a tree branches at the Wangfujing shopping district in Beijing, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. A Chinese province grappling with a spike in coronavirus cases is reinstating tight restrictions on weddings, funerals and other family gatherings, threatening violators with criminal charges. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

The Latest: China grapples with virus outbreaks in northeast

Jan. 18, 2021 11:37 PM EST

BEIJING — China is now dealing with coronavirus outbreaks across its frigid northeast, prompting additional lockdowns and travel bans. The country reported a total of 118 newly confirmed cases Tuesday — most of them in Jilin province, the Hebei region just outside Beijing and Heilongjiang province...