CSi Weather…


* WHAT…Very cold wind chills expected. Wind chills as low as 40 below zero.

* WHERE…Portions of north central, northwest and west central
Minnesota and northeast and southeast North Dakota.

* IMPACTS…The dangerously cold wind chills could cause
frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes.


Use caution while traveling outside. Wear appropriate clothing, a
hat, and gloves.


.REST OF TODAY…Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of flurries in the afternoon. Highs zero to 5 above. Northeast winds around 10 mph. Chance of snow 20 percent in the Jamestown area, 40 percent in the Valley City area.


.WEDNESDAY…Mostly cloudy. Highs 10 to 15. Southeast winds 5 to

15 mph. Lowest wind chills around 20 below in the morning.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT…Mostly cloudy. Lows zero to 5 above. Southeast

winds 10 to 15 mph.

.THURSDAY…Partly sunny. Highs around 20. Southeast winds 10 to

15 mph.

.THURSDAY NIGHT…Mostly cloudy. Lows 5 to 10 above.

.FRIDAY…Cloudy. Highs in the lower 20s.

.FRIDAY NIGHT…Cloudy. Lows around 15.

.SATURDAY…Cloudy with a 20 percent chance of snow. Highs in the

upper 20s.

.SATURDAY NIGHT…Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of snow.

Lows around 15.

.SUNDAY…Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of snow in the

morning, then mostly sunny in the afternoon. Highs in the upper


.SUNDAY NIGHT…Partly cloudy. Lows around 10.

.MONDAY…Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 30s.


Jamestown  (CSi)  Jamestown Public Works informs motorists that, Tuesday, January 26, 2021; there will be a road closure due to a main break, on 9th Ave SW, between 19th & 20th St SW, from 9:00 AM until approximately 2:00 PM.

Motorists will need to use alternate routes.
Motorists should use extreme caution in this area.


This Day In History, January 26, 1901 – Alfred M. Dickey dies on this date. *** from the 125th Anniversary Calendar of Jamestown History ***  

Alfred M. Dickey dies on January 26, 1901.  Obituary from the New York Times:

JAMESTOWN, N.D., Jan. 26 — Alfred Dickey died at 2:45 P.M. to-day. He had the office of Lieutenant Governor in 1889 and 1890, the first years of Statehood. He was World’s Fair Commissioner for North Dakota at Chicago in 1893. He left considerable wealth, and was one of the best known men in the State. – New York Times. 


North Dakota health officials are reporting zero deaths due to the coronavirus for a second straight day, along with back-to-back daily COVID-19 counts in double digits. The number of fatalities stayed at 60 for January and 1,411 since the start of the pandemic. The death toll per capita ranked among the tops in the country after 500 deaths in November _ but data compiled Sunday by The COVID Tracking Project lists the state at eighth highest compared to population. Health officials confirmed 58 new cases in the last day after 2,144 tests were processed, a positivity rate of 3.14%. There were 99 positive tests in Sunday’s update. There have been 96,874 cases in the state since the start of the pandemic.


COVID-19 Stats

Mon. Jan 25, 2021

Barnes 0

Positives  1276

Active 6

Recovered 1239


Stutsman 1

Positives 3225

Active 16

Recovered 3134

COVID-19 Test Results 
The results listed are from the previous day. Additional data can be found on the NDDoH website.


2,144 – Total Tests from yesterday*

1,491,615 – Total tests completed since the pandemic began

58 – Positive Individuals from Yesterday*****

46 – PCR Tests | 12 – Antigen Tests
96,874 – Total positive individuals since the pandemic began

3.14% – Daily Positivity Rate**


1,082 – Total Active Cases

-15 – Individuals from yesterday.  

66 – with a recovery date of yesterday****

94,381 – Total recovered since the pandemic began

50 – Currently Hospitalized

+1 – Individuals from yesterday.


0 – New Deaths*** (1,411 total deaths since the pandemic began)


  • Adams County –  2
  • Bottineau County – 1
  • Burleigh County – 9
  • Cass County – 14
  • Grand Forks County – 9
  • McHenry County – 1
  • McLean County – 2
  • Morton County – 2
  • Pierce County – 1
  • Ramsey County – 1
  • Richland County – 1
  • Rolette County – 3
  • Stark County – 2
  • Stutsman County – 1
  • Traill County – 1
  • Ward County – 3
  • Williams County – 5


* Note that this includes PCR and antigen; it does not include individuals from out of state.

**Individuals (PCR or antigen) who tested positive divided by the total number of people tested who have not previously tested positive (susceptible encounters).

*** Number of individuals who tested positive with a PCR or antigen test and died from any cause while infected with COVID-19. Please remember that deaths are reported as they’re reported to us by the facility or through the official death record (up to 10-day delay).

**** The actual date individuals are officially out of isolation and no longer contagious.

*****Daily positive numbers include people who tested with a PCR or antigen test. Totals may be adjusted as individuals are found to live out of state, in another county, or as other information is found during investigation.

For descriptions of these categories, visit the NDDoH dashboard.

For the most updated and timely information and updates related to COVID-19, visit the NDDoH website at www.health.nd.gov/coronavirus, follow on FacebookTwitter and Instagram and visit the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.


Valley City  (CCHD)  Registrations are being accepted on line through the City/County Health District for this week’s COVID-19 vaccinations.

The posted schedule this week:

75 years old and older:

Tuesday Jan. 26, 2021, 9-a.m. to 11:30-a.m.

Tuesday Jan. 26, 2021 4:30-p.m., to 7-p.m.

Thursday Jan. 28, 2021 10-a.m., ti 12:30-p.m

You will be asked to remain onsite for 15 minutes following the vaccination.


The anticipated COVID community testing schedule for the Jan 25-29 in Jamestown is:

  • 11am to noon
  • Monday Jan 25 – Friday Jan 29
  • Jamestown Civic Center

Rapid (antigen) testing will be conducted on all participants upon entry. For those who test negative on the rapid test, a confirmatory PCR test will be available if you choose to do so. Pre-registration is required prior to entry at https://testreg.nd.gov if you have not registered in the past.

Please note the time change from previous testing . . .  this week it is 11am to noon.


Valley CCHD  Free COVID-19 testing events for the VCSU and Valley City communities will be held this week from 1-2 p.m. at the W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse, “The Bubble”. Rapid testing events will be held Jan. 27 and Jan. 29.

These are WALK-IN testing events. Colder temperatures have moved operations indoors. If you wish to be tested, please park your vehicle and enter through the west entrance. Handicap parking spaces and access are available at the east entrance. Preregistration at testreg.nd.gov is encouraged; one only needs to register once.


Valley City (VCPS)– The Valley City Public School District has announced updates to the District COVID-19 Plans.

Valley City Public Schools Superintendent Josh Johnson, in his statment on Monday said:

“This past week our District Emergency Response Team (DERT) met to discuss COVID-19 and the district plan. The following recommendations were agreed upon by the DERT Team and subsequently presented and supported by the school board on Wednesday (01-20-2021):

1) Mask mandate will continue at VCPS as currently implemented for schools, activities, transportation, etc.
2) Continue with current attendance plan for activities and large-group gatherings (see attached).
3) Beginning on February 1, provide limited out-of-season activities/community use of our facilities (more information forthcoming).
4) Continue Planning Forward to provide the continuation of in-person learning for all students in grades K-12.

In addition to these recommendations, the DERT Team also addressed a few other specific items related to COVID-19.

1) Vaccination- City-County Health has not determined a date when school employees will be vaccinated in Phase 1B.

2) Rapid-Testing- Valley City Public Schools has made the decision to not participate in the Binax ‘Rapid’ surveillance testing program for school employees.

3) COVID-19 Grants- Valley City Public Schools will be receiving additional funds from the state of North Dakota for COVID-19. These funds, referred to as ESSER II, have not been distributed and we are waiting to receive more information, including specific dollar amounts, from the Department of Public Instruction.

4) Positive Case and Close Contacts- Our COVID-19 statistics as a school district remain very promising right now with low positive cases and close contacts with our students and employees.

The DERT Team will review the district COVID-19 plan on Tuesday, February 23rd at their next scheduled meeting. As necessary, they will meet prior to this date to review anything related to COVID-19. If you have any questions regarding this information or our district COVID-19 plan, please let me know.”

Josh Johnson


Valley City Public Schools

(701) 845-0483


BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Critics of legislation that addresses gender in school sports say the proposal discriminates against transgender students in North Dakota. The bill would prohibit public schools from allowing a person to participate on a girls or boys team if the person “was assigned the opposite sex at birth.” Its sponsor, Republican Rep. Ben Koppelman, says the bill would ensure fair competition for girls in middle and high school sports. But, opponents say it excludes transgender students from athletics. The House Human Services Committee took no action on the bill Monday


Jamestown  (CSi)  The 2021 Stutsman County Fair dates have been set. It will be Wednesday June 30th-Saturday July 3rd, 2021. Crabtree Amusement will be this year’s carnival. Crabtree Amusement will be this year’s carnival.

Planned Entertainment

Wednesday June 30th – Johnny Holm Band

Thursday July 1st – Avenger Joe

Friday July 2nd – Out of Line

Saturday July 3rd – Old Friends Band

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Gov. Doug Burgum says the state Department of Human Services will take over refugee resettlement after the private agency that has managed resettlement, Lutheran Social Services, shuts down. Burgum said it’s essential for the state to step in to administer the federally funded program or it risks losing control. Burgum said the program will be run “to ensure that refugee resettlement in North Dakota continues in a thoughtful, orderly and responsible manner at no additional cost to North Dakota taxpayers.” Lutheran Social Services announced Jan. 15 it would shut down due to financial troubles mainly attributed to its affordable housing program.


BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A panel of North Dakota lawmakers will this year begin the job of redrawing the map of legislative districts. It’s a process that when finished likely will show a continued loss of political clout in rural areas due to population shifts in the past decade. A bill sponsored by Republican legislative leaders would establish a committee of lawmakers who would craft an outline for legislative redistricting. It’s aimed at ensuring that each member of the Legislature represents about the same number of people. The committee would be controlled by Republicans, who hold two-thirds majorities in the state House and Senate.

Bismarck  (ND Lottery)  A North Dakota Lottery Powerball winning ticket was sold for last Saturday’s Jan 23, 2021) drawing.

Lottery officials report that a $1-million Powerball ticket was sold at Walhalla Cooperative Oil, on Highway 32, won by matching five white balls. The winning numbers were: 5, 8, 17, 27, 28 and the Powerball was 14. The Power Play multiplier was 3. As of Monday the winning ticket holder had not contacted the Bismack Lottery office to claim the prize.

Winners have 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim their prize. Prizes over $599 must be claimed at the North Dakota Lottery in Bismarck.  With the Lottery office  currently closed to the public, the winner(s) need to contact the ND Lottery by telephone first, to receive special instructions and make arrangements to claim their prize. The ND Lottery can be reached at 701-328-1574.

Walhalla Cooperative Oil will collect a $5,000 bonus for selling the winning Powerball ticket.

In sports…

Jamestown  (UJ)  The University of Jamestown Women’s Basketball team defeated the College of St. Mary, Monday afternoon, at Harold Newman Arena, 71-55.

Kia Tower (SO/Bigfork, MN) scored 20 points and had eight rebounds to help lead the University of Jamestown women’s basketball team past the College of Saint Mary (Neb.) 71-55 Monday afternoon at Harold Newman Arena.

Jamestown won for the fourth straight game, running their record to 13-6 overall and 10-6 in the GPAC. CSM falls to 2-15 overall and 1-13 in the conference.

Macy Savela (SO/Mountain Iron, MN) added 16 points, including five three-pointers, while Audrey Rodakowski (FR/Dickinson, ND) was also in double figures with 11.

The Flames hit two of their first three shots, both Honnah Leo three-pointers, to take an early 6-2 lead. CSM also led 8-4 before a 10-1 Jimmie run put the home team ahead 14-9.

Leo’s basket brought the Flames within 16-13 at the 7:59 mark but a pair of Savela treys and a bucket by Emma Stoehr (SR/Woodbury, MN) highlighted an 9-2 run putting UJ up by double digits.

Jamestown took a seven-point advantage into the break, which was cut to five after Clare Lewandowski scored 43 seconds into the third. A Tower three finished off a 10-2 UJ run that pushed the lead to 13 points (42-29). CSM made five of its eight field goal attempts in the third while holding the Jimmies to 4-of-12 shooting, but UJ went 8-for-11 at the foul line to help extend the lead.

Madelyn Turner made it a ten-point game with the first basket of the fourth quarter, but Correy Hickman (SR/Morris, MN) and Savela connected from long range as part of an 8-2 run to push the lead back to 16.

Tower and Noelle Josephson (JR/Ramsey, MN) both had four assists, and Josephson recorded six steals. Jamestown outrebounded the Flames 40-29, including 14-7 on the offensive boards.

Leo led CSM with 13 points, followed by E’Saunjia Stewart with 11 and Lewandowski with 10.

UJ is back in action Wednesday at Morningside (Iowa) College. Game time is set for 6 p.m.

Box Score



Carrington 58, Barnes County North 40

Oakes 92, Hankinson 62


Central Cass 90, Richland 36

Enderlin 77, Maple Valley 38

Finley-Sharon/Hope-Page 62, Dakota Prairie 58

Hillsboro/Central Valley 51, Northern Cass 40

Kindred 68, Wyndmere-Lidgerwood 35

North Border 74, Midway-Minto 48

Thompson 76, Larimore 30

White Shield 63, Warwick 30


Oak Grove Lutheran vs. Tri-State, ppd.


Bishop Ryan 45, Lewis and Clark-Berthold 30

Garrison 78, Washburn 35

Glenburn 61, Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood 51

Grant County 57, Flasher 39

Hatton-Northwood 44, Park River Area 25

Hazen 60, Beulah 53, OT

Heart River 72, New England 55

Herreid/Selby Area, S.D. 63, Napoleon/Gackle-Streeter 39

Hettinger/Scranton 57, Bowman County 52

Kenmare 44, Tioga 31

Kidder County 51, Medina-Pingree-Buchanan 29

Lakota/Adams-Edmore/Dakota Prairie 78, Finley-Sharon/Hope-Page 24

Langdon-Edmore-Munich 73, Dunseith 54

New Salem-Almont 32, Richardton-Taylor 29

North Central Co-Op, S.D. 61, South Border 35

Northern Cass 80, Hillsboro/Central Valley 32

Our Redeemer’s 71, South Prairie 40

Parshall 81, New Town 22

Powers Lake 54, Alexander/Trinity Christian 29

Rugby 61, Nedrose 27

Stanley 69, Burke County 15

Surrey 53, Des Lacs-Burlington 50, OT

Velva 56, Bottineau 40

Wilton-Wing 77, Drake-Anamoose 39


Class B High S chool Basketball Polls


Team Rec. Pts. LW

1. Enderlin (11) 9-1 213 1

2. Four Winds-Minnewaukan (9) 9-1 210 2

3. Dickinson Trinity (1) 12-1 188 3

4. Langdon-Edmore-Munich (2) 9-0 167 4

5. Grafton 10-1 138 5

6. Central Cass 9-1 97 9

7. Dunseith 7-1 70 6

8. Edgeley-Kulm-Montpelier 9-1 58 10

9. Ellendale 10-1 41 NR

10. Kindred 6-2 26 7

Others receiving votes: Powers Lake (9-1), Rugby (9-2), Beulah (7-4), Bishop Ryan (8-1), Linton-HMB (8-2), Bowman County (8-2), Oakes (7-3).


Team Rec. Pts. LW

  1. Central Cass (23) 11-0 230 1
  2. Kindred 10-3 200 3
  3. Grafton 10-2 168 2
  4. Kenmare 13-0 153 6
  5. Tie: Linton-HMB 11-2 127 4

Wilton-Wing 13-0 127 8

  1. Glenburn 12-1 64 5
  2. Thompson 10-2 59 7
  3. Langdon-Edmore-Munich 11-3 58 10
  4. Carrington 10-3 40 NR

Others receiving votes: Oakes (9-1), Trenton (9-2), Bowman County (10-2), Center-Stanton (9-2), Kidder County (8-2), Midway-Minto (7-2), Northern Cass (8-3), Hettinger-Scranton (9-3), LaMoure-Litchville-Marion (10-2), Velva (10-3).



NBA ..

— Stephen Curry scored 36 points with seven 3-pointers, Andrew Wiggins took it to his old Timberwolves team for 23 points, and the Golden State Warriors beat Minnesota 130-108 after coach Steve Kerr shook up his starting five. Facing the Timberwolves for the first time since his trade last February, Wiggins showed a steadiness that was missing at times when he played in Minneapolis. He drove the lane for pull-up jumpers, dunked, hit from long range, made three steals, blocked three shots and grabbed all six of his rebounds on the offensive glass.

UNDATED (AP) — James Harden and Kevin Durant each scored 20 points despite three relatively quiet quarters, and the Brooklyn Nets broke away with a big run in the fourth to beat the Miami Heat 98-85. Kyrie Irving added 16 points for the Nets, who completed a sweep of the Heat in two games that couldn’t have been more different. Brooklyn won 128-124 on Saturday, then took the rematch despite barely topping its lowest-scoring game of the season. Harden had only 10 points and four shots through three, then scored 10 more in the 18-2 spurt that turned a tie game into a 96-80 lead.

In other Monday night action:

— LeBron James went on a tear in the fourth quarter on his former home court, scoring 23 of his 46 points to keep the Los Angeles Lakers unbeaten on the road with a 115-108 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Anthony Davis added 17 points as the defending NBA champions improved to 10-0 away from home. The win for Los Angeles came on the eve of the one-year anniversary of Lakers legend Kobe Bryant’s tragic death in a helicopter crash.

— Jaylen Brown scored 26 points, Jayson Tatum added 24 after missing five games because of COVID-19 protocols and the Boston Celtics beat the Chicago Bulls 119-103. Brown had another solid game following his 33-point outing in Sunday’s romp over Cleveland. Tatum made three 3-pointers and had five assists over 31 minutes in his first appearance since Jan. 8. Daniel Theis scored 19 points and Marcus Smart added 13 while tying a career high with 11 assists as the Celtics won their second straight. Zach LaVine led Chicago with 30 points and shot 6 of 10 on 3s.

— Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 24 points and Mike Muscala added 23, and the Oklahoma City Thunder snapped a three-game losing streak with a 125-122 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers. Damian Lillard, who had scored 30 or more points in his last three games, had 26 points and 10 assists for the Blazers. Anfernee Simons had 26 points off the bench and Enes Kanter added 13 points and 22 rebounds.


— Delon Wright scored a career-high 28 points and Wayne Ellington had another impressive shooting night for Detroit, leading the Pistons to a 119-104 victory over the Eastern Conference-leading Philadelphia 76ers. Jerami Grant scored 25 points for the Pistons, who still have the NBA’s worst record but took advantage of Joel Embiid’s absence. The Philadelphia star was out with back tightness.

— Malcolm Brogdon scored a career-high 36 points and Myles Turner scored 11 of his 21 in the final 8 1/2 minutes to help Indiana pull away for a 129-114 victory over Toronto. Brogdon also had nine assists and seven rebounds, a day after his poorest game of the season. Jeremy Lamb matched his season-high with 22 points as Indiana earned a split in the two-game set against the Raptors. Toronto was led by Fred VanVleet’s 25 points and six rebounds. Norman Powell scored 24 points.

— Nikola Vucevic scored 28 points and rookie point guard Cole Anthony added a career-high 21 points as the Orlando Magic defeated the Charlotte Hornets 117-108. Orlando snapped a two-game losing streak and bounced back from squandering a double-digit lead in the fourth quarter a night earlier in a loss to the Hornets. Anthony made 8 of 12 shots and 4 of 5 3-pointers. Gordon Hayward and Terry Rozier led Charlotte with 24 points apiece.

— Michael Porter Jr. tied his season high with 30 points and the Denver Nuggets overcame Jamal Murray’s ejection for a shot to the groin of Dallas guard Tim Hardaway Jr. to beat the Mavericks 117-113. Porter was 6 of 10 from 3-point range, including a go-ahead shot to start a decisive 7-0 run late in the fourth quarter after the Mavericks had rallied immediately following the incident involving Murray and Hardaway. Luka Doncic had 35 points, 11 rebounds and a season-high 16 assists for his NBA-leading sixth triple-double.


Spurs-Pelicans game called off, as NBA’s virus woes continue

UNDATED (AP) — San Antonio’s game in New Orleans was called off Monday night in the latest virus-related postponement for the NBA, one that came when the league determined that neither team would have enough players available.

As has been the case with most of the other games that have been postponed, contact tracing was cited as the cause. But instead of it involving just one team — as has been the case with each of the season’s previous 21 postponements prior to Monday — this one involved both clubs. Neither team had the league-required eight available players to proceed with the scheduled game.

San Antonio became the 24th team to have at least one game postponed so far this season because of the virus. Of the 22 postponements this season, 21 have been made since Jan. 10.


Yankees send Ottavino to Boston

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees made a rare trade with the rival Red Sox, sending struggling reliever Adam Ottavino to Boston along with minor league right-hander Frank German for a player to be named or cash.

As part of the trade, the Yankees agreed to send Boston $850,000 on July 1 to cover part of the $8 million owed to Ottavino. He’s a 35-year-old right-hander entering the final season of a $27 million, three-year contract. New York remains responsible for Ottavino’s $3 million signing bonus, due next Jan. 15.

A Brooklyn native, Ottavino slumped to a 5.89 ERA during the 2020 season.

Elsewhere in baseball:

— The Atlanta Braves have agreed to a minor league deal with third baseman Pablo Sandoval. Sandoval would a $1 million, one-year contract if he is added to the team’s 40-man roster. The 34-year-old Sandoval hit .214 in a combined 84 at-bats with the Braves and San Francisco Giants in 2020. He had no hits in two at-bats with Atlanta but was kept on the team’s postseason roster. Sandoval, whose nickname is Kung Fu Panda, will try to prove he can return to the form he showed in 2019, when he hit .268 with 14 homers with the Giants.

— The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed catcher Joe Hudson to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. The 29-year-old Hudson has appeared in 18 major-league games for St. Louis, Seattle and the Los Angeles Angels. Hudson is a career .167 hitter with one RBI in 30 career at-bats. He will be in the mix to compete for the backup job behind Jacob Stallings, a Gold Glove finalist in 2020.


Community leaders ask for delay in spring training

UNDATED (AP) — The Cactus League and Arizona community leaders have asked Major League Baseball to delay the start of spring training due to coronavirus concerns just over three weeks before pitchers and catchers are supposed to report.

The Cactus League made the request in a letter to Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred obtained by The Associated Press. The letter was co-signed by the mayors of Mesa, Scottsdale, Surprise, Glendale, Goodyear and Peoria, as well as representatives from Phoenix and the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.

Arizona is averaging just under 7,000 new coronavirus cases per day.


Judge: Destroy massage parlor video of Patriots owner

UNDATED (AP) — A federal judge in Florida has ordered the destruction of video that allegedly shows New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft paying for massage parlor sex. The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports that the judge on Friday ruled that the videos of Kraft and other customers must be wiped from existence, because the Jupiter police surveillance was deemed unlawful. Kraft’s attorneys had argued that the billionaire feared the tapes of him in the nude would be publicized on the internet. A misdemeanor solicitation charge against Kraft was dropped in September after an appeals court ruled that video evidence couldn’t be used in the case.

In other NFL news:

— The Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t look far to find their new offensive coordinator. The club has promoted quarterbacks coach Matt Canada to the position. Canada replaces Randy Fichtner. Fichtner’s contract was not renewed after the Steelers were upset by Cleveland in the first round of the playoffs. Canada joined the Steelers a year ago following several assistant coaching stints at the collegiate level. Canada takes over an offense that sputtered down the stretch this season. Pittsburgh lost five of its final six games and finished last in the NFL in yards rushing.

— The Indianapolis Colts have made it official: quarterbacks coach Marcus Brady has been promoted to offensive coordinator. He replaces Nick Sirianni, who took the Philadelphia Eagles coaching job Thursday. Brady had been the Colts quarterbacks coach each of the past two years after serving as Indy’s assistant quarterbacks coach each in 2018. Brady spent the previous 16 seasons in the Canadian Football League — the first seven as a player, the last nine as a coach. He is now the third Black offensive coordinator in the league.

— New Los Angeles Chargers coach Brandon Staley has started building his staff by naming his coordinators. The Chargers announced they have agreed to terms with Joe Lombardi as offensive coordinator, Renaldo Hill as defensive coordinator and Derius Swinton II as special teams coordinator. All three have worked with Staley before. Lombardi was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Mercyhurst College in 2005, when Staley transferred from Dayton to play with his twin brother, Jason. Hill and Swinton were on coaching staffs with Staley in either Denver or Chicago.

— Ravens general manager Eric DeCosta has already started making some of the tough decisions he believes can help Baltimore negotiate the leap from playoff qualifier to Super Bowl champion. After releasing running back Mark Ingram and quarterback Robert Griffin III last week, DeCosta announced Monday that the Ravens won’t re-sign All-Pro long snapper Morgan Cox.

— Police say music artist Trey Songz was arrested during the AFC Championship game in Kansas City after fans complained he wasn’t following COVID-19 protocols and other rules and he then punched an officer who was trying to remove him. Songz, whose name is Tremaine Aldon Neverson, was released Monday from the Jackson County jail.

— Suspended NFL receiver Martavis Bryant has signed with the CFL’s Toronto Argonauts. The former Steelers and Raiders player had been suspended multiple times by the NFL for substance abuse violations. Bryant, who starred at Clemson, drew an indefinite suspension in 2018 while with Oakland. He has not played in the league since.

— The Indianapolis Colts have made it official: quarterbacks coach Marcus Brady has been promoted to offensive coordinator. He replaces Nick Sirianni, who took the Philadelphia Eagles coaching job Thursday.

— The Pittsburgh Steelers have hired longtime NFL assistant Alfredo Roberts as their new tight ends coach. Roberts replaces James Daniel, who retired earlier this month after 17 seasons with the Steelers and 27 overall in the NFL. Pittsburgh is the sixth NFL stop for Roberts.


Tampa Bay-Carolina postponed

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The National Hockey League has postponed the Tampa Bay at Carolina game scheduled for Tuesday because of coronavirus concerns with the Hurricanes.

It’s the fourth consecutive Carolina game that has been postponed, and the Lightning’s game in Raleigh on Thursday could also be in danger. Tuesday’s game has been moved to Feb. 22 as part of several changes to the schedule.

The team had six players on the NHL’s COVID-19 unavailable list when it was last released Sunday.

Carolina, Dallas, Florida, Nashville and Tampa Bay have all had games postponed because of the pandemic. Those teams all play in the realigned Central Division.

In other NHL developments:

— Brandon Sutter recorded a hat trick and the Vancouver Canucks routed the Ottawa Senators 7-1. Vancouver won in regulation for the first time since its opener on Jan. 13. Tanner Pearson had a goal and an assist, and Tyler Motte, Quinn Hughes and Olli Juolevi also scored for the Canucks. Bo Horvat notched two assists. Ottawa’s only goal came midway through the second period when Austin Watson scored off assists from Thomas Chabot and Mike Reilly.

— The NHL has placed Chicago Blackhawks forward Alex DeBrincat and defenseman Adam Boqvist on the league’s COVID-19 protocol list. The move means DeBrincat and Boqvist won’t be able to play, practice or travel with the team until they are cleared. Chicago is coming off consecutive victories against Detroit, including a 6-2 win on Sunday. The Blackhawks are scheduled to visit Nashville on Tuesday night and again on Wednesday.


Top three teams unchanged

UNDATED (AP) — Gonzaga, Baylor and Villanova remain atop The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll.

The latest Top 25 also saw ninth-ranked Alabama climb to its highest ranking in 14 years.

Gonzaga and Baylor have been 1-2 atop all 10 polls this season. The Crimson Tide had the biggest jump by rising nine spots for their highest ranking since January 2007.

No. 16 Florida State, No. 24 Oklahoma and No. 25 Louisville were new additions to this week’s poll. Clemson, Oregon and Connecticut fell out of the rankings.


Hauser, Huff lead No. 8 Virginia past Syracuse, 81-58

UNDATED (AP) — Sam Hauser hit seven of Virginia’s 14 3-pointers and the No. 8 Cavaliers cruised to an 81-58 victory against Syracuse. Hauser hit five 3s before halftime as Virginia took a 41-26 lead into the locker room. He finished with 21 points. Virginia’s Jay Huff added a career-high 21 points to go along with 12 rebounds. It was the seventh consecutive victory for the 2019 national champions. Quincy Guerrier led the Orange with 15 points, and Alan Griffin had 13.

In other T25 action:

— Miles McBride made a go-ahead jumper with 6 seconds left and finished with a season-high 24 points, helping No. 11 West Virginia rally for a wild 88-87 victory over No. 10 Texas Tech. Jalen Bridges and reserve Sean McNeil each scored 13 points for West Virginia, which trailed by 12 with about seven minutes left. Texas Tech wasted a stellar performance by Mac McClung, who scored a season-high 30 points.


More COVID-related postponements

UNDATED (AP) — Boston College has postponed two men’s basketball games this week because of positive COVID-19 tests, prompting the Atlantic Coast Conference to juggle its schedule.

The Eagles were set to play Clemson on Wednesday and No. 25 Louisville on Saturday. Instead, the ACC announced that Louisville will now play at Clemson on Wednesday night.

The conference also rescheduled Georgia Tech’s game at Louisville for Feb. 1. The teams were initially set to play on Jan. 9, but COVID-19 protocols led to the Yellow Jackets postponing four straight games.

In other virus-related developments in college basketball:

— The Southern Conference postponed three games because of positive COVID-19 tests within the Furman and Chattanooga men’s basketball programs. UNC Greensboro at Furman on Monday night and Chattanooga’s visit to East Tennessee on Wednesday night were postponed, and Chattanooga’s game at Furman scheduled for Saturday also was called off.


Thomas keeps major sponsor

UNDATED (AP) — Justin Thomas is keeping another big sponsor in Citi. But only after the New York-based investment bank issued a strong condemnation of Thomas muttering an anti-gay slur when he missed a short putt earlier this month.

Citi’s chief marketing officer wrote a company blog post explaining the decision. The company says Thomas must give a “meaningful portion” of his sponsorship fee to various LGBTQ groups. He also must play an active role to increase awareness. Citi said it would drop him if it felt he wasn’t sincerely working for change.

Ralph Lauren previously ended its sponsorship of Thomas.

In other PGA news:

— Southern Hills is getting another PGA Championship earlier than expected. The PGA of America said the course in Tulsa, Oklahoma, will host the 2022 PGA Championship. It was supposed to go to Trump National in New Jersey. But after the Trump-fueled riot at the U.S. Capitol, the PGA voted to terminate the contract. Kerry Haigh at the PGA of America says it helped that the Senior PGA Championship is at Southern Hills this year. The PGA already has a staff onsite that can stay through next year.

In world and national news…

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran is warning the Biden administration that it will not have an indefinite time period to rejoin the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers. Iran says it also expects Washington to swiftly lift crippling economic sanctions that former President Donald Trump imposed on the country after pulling America out of the atomic accord in 2018 as part of what he called maximum pressure against Iran. Iran’s Cabinet spokesman Ali Rabiei said on Tuesday that the U.S. “will not have all the time in the world” to return to the nuclear deal. President Joe Biden has said pledged to return to the accord.


WASHINGTON (AP) — The House impeachment case against Donald Trump has been delivered to the Senate for his upcoming trial. House Democratic prosecutors made the ceremonial walk across the Capitol late Monday to deliver the charge of incitement of insurrection, but Republican senators are easing off their criticism of the former president. It’s an early sign of Trump’s enduring sway over the party, even out of office. Instead Republicans are presenting a tangle of legal arguments against the legitimacy of the trial and questioning whether Trump’s repeated demands to overturn the Joe Biden’s election really amounted to incitement. The trial is to begin in two weeks.


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Officials say one person is dead after a tornado tore through an Alabama city north of Birmingham, leaving the area significantly damaged. Fultondale Police Chief D.P. Smith told AL.com a young man trapped in the basement of his home was pronounced dead at the scene around 3 a.m. Tuesday. Smith says a tree fell onto the family’s home, causing it to collapse. Several other family members were critically injured and one escaped harm. The National Weather Service in Birmingham says officials are evaluating the damage to determine the strength of the tornado, which hit the Fultondale area of Jefferson County late Monday night. The Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency says injuries have been reported, ranging from minor to severe.


BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is warning pharmaceutical giants that develop coronavirus vaccines to honor their contractual obligations with slow deliveries of shots from two companies hampered its vaunted vaccine rollout in several nations. The bloc already lashed out Monday at pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, accusing it of failing to guarantee delivery of coronavirus vaccines without valid explanation. It is facing delivery delays from Pfizer-BioNTech due to a plant upgrade in Belgium. On Monday, the EU threatened to impose strict export controls on all coronavirus vaccines produced in the bloc to make sure companies honor their commitments.

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares have opened higher in Europe after a broad retreat in Asia on renewed worries that troubles with COVID vaccine rollouts and the spread of new variants of coronavirus might delay a recovery from the pandemic. Benchmarks rose Tuesday in Paris and Frankfurt but fell in Hong Kong and Tokyo. U.S. futures ticked lower. On Monday, the S&P 500 logged a modest 0.4% gain and the tech-heavy Nasdaq rose while the Dow ended lower. Traders are keeping a wary eye on rising coronavirus infections in various countries and a bumpy rollout of vaccinations in the U.S. Markets also are awaiting a meeting of the Federal Reserve which ends Wednesday, and a deluge of corporate earnings reports.


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