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FILE - San Diego Padres' Jurickson Profar gestures as he circles the bases after hitting a solo home run off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher James Pazos in the eighth inning of a baseball game in Denver, in this Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, file photo. Profar is staying with the San Diego Padres, agreeing to a $21 million, three-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, because the agreement is subject to a successful physical. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Versatile Profar signs $21M, 3-year deal with Padres

Jan. 27, 2021 11:25 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jurickson Profar, who played five positions for San Diego last season, signed a $21 million, three-year contract Wednesday to remain with the Padres. Profar had been a free agent. He chose to return to San Diego, which improved significantly this offseason with the additions of starting...

McIlroy looking for win, U.S. Open prep at Torrey Pines

Jan. 27, 2021 7:58 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Rory McIlroy is playing the Farmers Insurance Open for just the third time, looking for his first tour victory since 2019 while getting a feel for the course that will host the U.S. Open in June. With seven-time winner Tiger Woods missing one of his favorite tournaments due to his fifth...

Senators acquire Jack Kopacka, pick from Sharks for Jaros

Jan. 27, 2021 5:13 PM EST

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Ottawa Senators acquired forward Jack Kopacka and a 2022 seventh-round draft pick from the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday for defenseman Christian Jaros. Kopacka was acquired by the Sharks from the Anahaim Ducks earlier Wednesday in exchange for defenseman Trevor Carrick. In...

Indian policemen wearing face mask to prevent the spread of the coronavirus march during rehearsals of Republic Day parade in Kolkata, India, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

The Latest: India vaccinates 2 million health workers

Jan. 26, 2021 11:59 PM EST

NEW DELHI — India has vaccinated 2 million health workers in less than two weeks and recorded 12,689 new coronavirus positive cases in the past 24 hours, a sharp decline from a peak level of nearly 100,000 in mid-September. The health Ministry said the daily new cases had fallen below 10,000 on Tuesday...

Ape at San Diego park improving after virus antibody therapy

Jan. 26, 2021 3:12 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A troop of gorillas at San Diego Zoo Safari Park appears to be recovering from the coronavirus — including a 49-year-old silverback who received antibody therapy — in what is believed to be the first known cases among such primates. The western lowland gorillas were infected...

FILE - In this July 8, 2019, file photo, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers detain a man during an operation in Escondido, Calif. During the Trump administration's final weeks, the Department of Homeland Security quietly signed agreements with at least four states that threaten to temporarily derail President Joe Biden's efforts to undo his predecessor's immigration policies. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Correction: Trump-Biden-Immigration Snub story

Jan. 26, 2021 12:38 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — In a Jan. 25, 2021, story about the Trump administration’s efforts to limit the Biden administration’s changes to immigration policy, The Associated Press erroneously attributed a statement about Indiana’s decision to keep an agreement with the Department of Homeland...

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2017 file photo, Cardinal Joseph Tobin gives the homily during a Mass installing him as the new archbishop of Newark, in Newark, N.J. Declaring “God is on your side,” Tobin along with the archbishop of Santa Fe, N.M., and six other U.S. bishops issued a statement Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, expressing support for LGBT youth and denouncing the bullying often directed at them. It was released by the Tyler Clementi Foundation, named for the Rutgers University student who took his own life in 2010 after being targeted by online harassment. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Group of US Catholic bishops urges support for LGBT youth

Jan. 25, 2021 8:21 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Declaring “God is on your side,” a Roman Catholic cardinal, an archbishop and six other U.S. bishops issued a statement Monday expressing support for LGBT youth and denouncing the bullying often directed at them. “All people of goodwill should help, support and defend...

FILE - In this March 9, 2020 photo, the Carnival Liberty leaves Port Canaveral, Fla. Carnival Cruise Line said Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, is cancelling and delaying more U.S. sailings as it continues to suffer from the pandemic’s fallout. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP, File)

More cancellations for Carnival amid jumbled vaccine rollout

Jan. 25, 2021 5:23 PM EST

Carnival Cruise Line is canceling and delaying more U.S. trips at a time when new cases of COVID-19 are averaging about 170,000 per day in the country amid a jumbled rollout of vaccines. Carnival's planned seasonal service out of San Diego has been suspended until further notice, and cruises scheduled through...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady reacts after winning the NFC championship NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers in Green Bay, Wis., Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. The Buccaneers defeated the Packers 31-26 to advance to the Super Bowl. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

Super Host: Bucs become 1st to play Super Bowl at home

Jan. 24, 2021 7:41 PM EST

Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will feel right at home in the Super Bowl. The Buccaneers made history at Green Bay on Sunday as they defeated the Packers 31-26 in the NFC championship game. Tampa Bay (14-5) is the first team to play a Super Bowl in its home stadium. The Super Bowl will take place on...

Pepper scores 20 to lead UC Davis over UC San Diego 78-71

Jan. 23, 2021 9:17 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Elijah Pepper had a career-high 20 points as UC Davis defeated UC San Diego 78-71 on Saturday. Caleb Fuller had 18 points for UC Davis (3-3, 1-1 Big West Conference). Kennedy Koehler added 13 points. Ezra Manjon had 11 points and six assists. Damion Squire, who was second on the Aggies in...