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Mississippi museum receives portrait of opera singer Newman

Dec. 31, 2021 19:10 PM EST

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi museum has acquired a portrait of opera singer and music educator Daisy Cecelia Newman, who was born in the state and had an international performing career that included a nomination for a Tony Award. Newman's portrait will be included in “The...

USC, Cal wrapping up season after earlier postponement

Dec. 02, 2021 13:06 PM EST

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — USC will play its final game of the season Saturday in Berkeley, but the Trojans won’t have Lincoln Riley calling plays from the sidelines. Riley, who was hired this week after five years at Oklahoma, is trying to settle in and set up shop in...

Liberal Oregon resists dropping controversial investments

Nov. 23, 2021 20:19 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon residents are increasingly pushing for the state to divest from fossil fuel companies and other controversial investments, but the state treasury is resisting and putting the onus on the Legislature. In addition to fossil fuel companies whose...

Cal coach says team followed protocols before COVID outbreak

Nov. 10, 2021 22:03 PM EST

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California coach Justin Wilcox said his team followed all the proper protocols before a COVID-19 outbreak that led to dozens of positive tests and the first postponement of a major college football game this season. The Golden Bears played last...

Cal-USC game postponed over positive COVID-19 tests

Nov. 09, 2021 22:21 PM EST

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California's game against Southern California was postponed on Tuesday after a series of positive coronavirus tests in the Golden Bears program, the first major college football game to be rescheduled this season because of COVID-19. Cal played...

Arizona breaks 20-game losing steak, beating depleted Cal

Nov. 06, 2021 19:47 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Jubilant Arizona players danced, cheered and sang “Bear Down” at ear-splitting level. The longest losing streak in the nation was finally over. Michael Wiley scored on a 10-yard run with 2:17 remaining to lift Wildcats to a...

Cal's improved defense in for tough test vs. Oregon St

Oct. 28, 2021 10:11 AM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — After an uncharacteristic poor start to the season on defense for California, coach Justin Wilcox's squad is rounding into form in recent weeks. Cal is coming off its best defensive performance in years when the Bears beat Colorado last week for...