Liberal watchdog group hires Amnesty director as new CEO

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The executive director of Amnesty International USA will take over as chief executive of the liberal watchdog Southern Poverty Law Center, which is trying to steady itself afte...

Puerto Ricans thrilled by flag sighting in Super Bowl

SAN JUAN (AP) — The screams echoed across Puerto Rico when Jennifer Lopez unfurled a feather cape representing the flag of the U.S. territory during the Super Bowl’s halftime show, a moment that many ...

WTA Race Standings

Singles Through Feb. 2 x-qualified for the WTA Finals, Nov. 2-8 1. Sofia Kenin, USA, 2110 2. Garbine Muguruza, Spain, 1470 ...

WTA Rankings

Singles Through Feb. 2 1. Ashleigh Barty, Australia, 8367 2. Simona Halep, Romania, 6101 3. Karolina Pliskova, Czech Republic, 5...

ATP Rankings

Singles Through Feb. 2 1. Novak Djokovic, Serbia, 9720 2. Rafael Nadal, Spain, 9395 3. Roger Federer, Switzerland, 7130 ...

Trump speech to project optimism at time of bitter division

WASHINGTON (AP) — Standing before lawmakers in the grand-domed Capitol where his impeachment trial is still underway, President Donald Trump on Tuesday night will declare the state of the union s tro...

Britcher wins 2 World Cup medals for USA Luge

OBERHOF, Germany (AP) — Summer Britcher won a pair of World Cup luge medals Sunday, a decidedly up-and-down day of racing for USA Luge. Britcher was third in the women’s race and joi...

Butler scores 17 to lift UAB past UTEP 69-55

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Will Butler had 17 points as UAB topped UTEP 69-55 on Saturday night. Jalen Benjamin had 15 points for UAB (14-9, 5-5 Conference USA). Tyreek Scott-Grayson adde...

Bracey's late 3 helps La. Tech beat Old Dominion 76-73

RUSTON, La. (AP) — Daquan Bracey scored 18 points, including a step-back 3-pointer with 1.2 seconds left, and Louisiana Tech beat Old Dominion 76-73 on Saturday. Louisiana Tech (17-...

Jones hits late FT's, gets Middle Tennessee past UTSA 83-80

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — C.J. Jones scored a career-high 27 points that included three free throws with 2.8 seconds left as Middle Tennessee beat UTSA 83-80 on Saturday for its sixth straight victory over t...

Embrees guaranteed at least 1 family member wins Super Bowl

MIAMI (AP) — No family may be as invested in the Super Bowl as the Embrees. Jon Embree is the tight ends coach for the 49ers, working alongside his son Taylor, who is a quality cont...

Florida Atlantic beats Marshall 91-73 behind Ingram

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Jailyn Ingram scored 16 points with 12 rebounds and Florida Atlantic routed Marshall 91-73 on Saturday. Richardson Maitre and Cornelius Taylor scored 17 apiec...

Southern Miss edges Charlotte in overtime 74-68

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Artur Konontsuk's free throw with 1:23 left in overtime gave Southern Miss a lead it would not relinquish en route to a 74-68 win over Charlotte on Saturda...

Parrish, Murphy III lift Rice past North Texas 84-75

HOUSTON (AP) — Josh Parrish and Trey Murphy III scored 15 points apiece and Rice upset North Texas 84-75 on Saturday. The Owls, who entered the game with one Conference USA victory,...

Osaghae scores 22, late block lifts FIU past W. Kentucky

MIAMI (AP) — Osasumwen Osaghae tied his career high with 22 points and blocked a shot with less than four seconds remaining as Florida International upended Western Kentucky 81-76 on Saturday. ...