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Wizards fall to Spurs 121-101 in return from COVID-19 layoff

SAN ANTONIO — Patty Mills scored 21 points, Lonnie Walker IV added 16 and the San Antonio Spurs used their depth to beat Washington 121-101 on Sunday night in the Wizards' first game in two weeks.
Asia Today: Australia OKs Pfizer vaccine, to begin in Feb.

Asia Today: Australia OKs Pfizer vaccine, to begin in Feb.

SYDNEY, Australia — Australia’s medical regulator has approved use of its first coronavirus vaccine, paving the way for inoculations to begin next month.
Mexico's president says he's tested positive for COVID-19

Mexico's president says he's tested positive for COVID-19

MEXICO CITY — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Sunday he has tested positive for COVID-19 and that the symptoms are mild.
With COVID-19 variant positives, Michigan pauses athletics

With COVID-19 variant positives, Michigan pauses athletics

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The entire University of Michigan athletic department is pausing after several positive tests for the new COVID-19 variant that transmits at a higher rate.
White House begins talks with lawmakers on COVID-19 relief

White House begins talks with lawmakers on COVID-19 relief

WASHINGTON — Top aides to President Joe Biden on Sunday began talks with a group of moderate Senate Republicans and Democrats on a $1.
The Latest: Australia approves coronavirus vaccine

The Latest: Australia approves coronavirus vaccine

SYDNEY — Australia’s medical regulator has approved use of its first coronavirus vaccine, paving the way for inoculations to begin next month.
Year after lockdown, Wuhan dissident more isolated than ever

Year after lockdown, Wuhan dissident more isolated than ever

WUHAN, China — One year after lockdown, Wuhan has long since sprung back to life — but Zhu Tao remains bunkered in his 14th-floor apartment, spending his days doomscrolling through news, playing virtual soccer on his PlayStation and feeling China is
Wizards return to court, Grizzlies see 6th game postponed

Wizards return to court, Grizzlies see 6th game postponed

The Washington Wizards are finally back. The Memphis Grizzlies aren’t ready yet.

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Jan. 24, 2021

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 7:30 p.m. ET on Sunday Jan. 24, 2021. There are 747,383 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 747,383 confirmed cases (63,668 active, 664,621 resolved, 19,094 deaths).

4 soccer players killed in Brazil plane crash had COVID-19

RIO DE JANEIRO — Four soccer players from Brazilian club Palmas died in a plane crash Sunday while travelling separately from the team after testing positive for the coronavirus, the club said.