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eagles linebacker dannell ellerbe out vs. vikings

eagles starting linebacker dannell ellerbe is inactive for sunday's nfc championship game against minnesota because of a hamstring injury.

kea scores 36, tar heel women upset no. 15 duke 92-86 in ot

paris kea scored a career-high 36 points, including a 3-pointer with 1.8 seconds left that sent the game into overtime, and north carolina ended a seven-game losing streak against bitter rival duke, defeating the 15th-ranked blue devils 92-86 on sunday.

campaign made hwy. 23 in central minnesota a safer place to drive

law enforcement agencies have not been called to a fatal crash along the dangerous segment of hwy. 23 between milaca and foley in central minnesota for about a year, and that’s definitely something to celebrate.

women will lead a sag awards show unlike any in its history

the screen actors guild awards will make their mark on this year's oscars race on sunday, but it will be the treatment of women in hollywood and beyond that will remain at the forefront.

rivarola builds 1-shot lead in latin america amateur

georgia graduate jaime lopez rivarola of argentina had a 3-under 68 to take a one-shot lead through 36 holes of the latin america amateur championship.

menswear a wrap in paris with colorful kenzo, urban lanvin

lanvin and paul smith capped a masculine and utilitarian menswear season in paris as kenzo paid tribute to irish singer-songwriter dolores o'riordan of the cranberries, who died last week.

the latest: police: 1.2m turn out for pope's last peru mass

the latest on pope francis' visit to peru (all times local):

ex-mexican national soccer star joins leftist morena party

former mexican national soccer team star cuauhtemoc blanco appears to have joined the ranks of presidential hopeful andres manuel lopez obrador's leftist morena party.

rochester native johannson, gm of u.s. olympic hockey team, dies unexpectedly

longtime usa hockey executive and u.s. olympic men's hockey general manager jim johannson died unexpectedly sunday at age 53, three weeks before the olympic games.

mexican regulators cite price-fixing in domestic flights

mexico's anti-monopoly commission says it has found evidence of price-fixing by airlines on domestic airplane tickets.

lakers run past knicks late for 6th win in 8, 127-107

jordan clarkson had 29 points and 10 assists, julius randle added 27 points and 12 rebounds, and the los angeles lakers beat the new york knicks 127-107 on sunday for their sixth win in eight games.

greeks rally over name dispute with neighbor macedonia

tens of thousands of flag-waving greeks gathered in the northern city of thessaloniki on sunday to demand that macedonia change its name because it's also the name of the greek province of which thessaloniki is the capital.

the latest: patriots take lead in afc championship

the latest on the nfl conference championships. (all times local):

photos from philly: vikings take on eagles for nfc crown

the nfc championship game pits the minnesota vikings against the philadelphia eagles in philadelphia at lincoln financial field.

senate moderates to pitch leaders on plan to end shutdown

restive senate moderates in both parties expressed hopes of finding a way to end the government shutdown as they raced toward a late-night showdown vote and their last chance to reopen the government before hundreds of thousands of federal workers were forced to stay home from work without pay monday.

droves fill pope's final mass in restive latin america trip

more than 1 million people turned out sunday for pope francis' final mass in peru, giving him a warm and heartfelt farewell that contrasted sharply with the outcry he caused in neighboring chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slandering a bishop.

pakistan vows to continue polio vaccination drive until virus is eradicated

killing of mother, teen apparent attempt to stop vaccinations of children.

patriots punch super bowl lii ticket with 24-20 afc championship game win over jaguars

the patriots comeback from 10 points down to overwhelm the jaguars and earn a trip to minneapolis for super bowl lii.

federal shutdown enters day 2 amid blame game on both sides

senate leaders offered no obvious solution to reopening the government and engaged in unrelenting finger-pointing during a rare sunday session in the hours leading up to a vote to end the shutdown before the workweek began.

wilson back, no. 10 south carolina women top kentucky 81-64

south carolina coach dawn staley was relieved to get her top player back on the court.