Top seeds Bautista Agut and Goffin ease into Open Sud semis

MONTPELLIER, France (AP) — Top-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut was clinical in beating sixth-seeded Frenchman Ugo Humbert 6-3, 6-3 to reach the Open Sud de France semifinals on Friday. Bautista Agut won 88% of the first-serve points and was ruthless on Hu...

Queen says COVID vaccine is quick, painless and helps others

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II is encouraging people to be vaccinated against COVID-19, saying the shot is quick, harmless and will help protect others against the disease. In a video call with the officials responsible for rolling out the ...

Bannan carries Montana past Idaho State 64-58

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Josh Bannan recorded 19 points and 13 rebounds to lead Montana to a 64-58 win over Idaho State on Thursday night. Brandon Whitney had 14 points for Montana (10-12, 6-9 Big Sky Conference). Cameron Parker added 10 points and six ...

Barcello scores 29 to carry BYU past San Francisco 79-73

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Alex Barcello had a career-high 29 points as BYU defeated San Francisco 79-73 on Thursday night. Barcello hit 10 of 13 shots, including 7 of 7 from beyond the arc, a BYU record. Caleb Lohner had 13 points and nine rebounds for BYU (1...

Buie, Northwestern rally past Minnesota in 2nd half, 67-59

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Boo Buie scored 19 of his 25 points in the second half, sparking Northwestern to rally past Minnesota 67-59 on Thursday night, bringing an end to a 13-game losing streak that stretches back to Dec. 29. Buie opened the second half wit...

Clay leads Tennessee Tech over Austin Peay 81-76

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jr. Clay had a career-high 31 points, hitting the clinching free throws with three seconds left, and Tennessee Tech narrowly defeated Austin Peay 81-76 on Thursday night. Clay shot 6 for 8 on 3-pointers. He added six assists. K...

6N: France suspends training after player contracts virus

MARCOUSSIS, France (AP) — France’s rugby team suspended training on Thursday after another player tested positive for the coronavirus ahead of the match against Scotland in the Six Nations. It throws into doubt again whether Sunday’s match ...

Armenian PM faces military’s demand to resign, talks of coup

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia’s prime minister spoke of a military coup Thursday after the military’s General Staff demanded that he step down after months of protests sparked by the nation’s defeat in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict ...

Feazell lifts McNeese St. past SE Louisiana 95-91

HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Keyshawn Feazell tied his career high with 22 points plus 11 rebounds as McNeese State narrowly defeated Southeastern Louisiana 95-91 on Wednesday night. Carlos Rosario had 19 points and eight rebounds for McNeese State (9-11, 3-8 S...

UN: India coast guard helping Rohingya adrift in Andaman Sea

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The Indian coast guard found a boat carrying Rohingya refugees adrift in the Andaman Sea and provided them with food, water and medical care, the U.N. refugee agency said Thursday. UNHCR said the Indian coast guard responded to...