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Short-handed Florida stuns No. 6 Tennessee 75-49

Short-handed Florida stuns No. 6 Tennessee 75-49

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's best performance of the season — maybe even of coach Mike White's six-year tenure — came without three starters.

Vatrano scores overtime goal, Panthers over Blackhawks 5-4

Vatrano scores overtime goal, Panthers over Bla…

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SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Frank Vatrano scored 2:50 into overtime, and the Florida Panthers beat the winless Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 on Tuesday night.

Short-handed Florida stuns No. 6 Tennessee 75-49

Short-handed Florida stuns No. 6 Tennessee 75-49

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's best performance of the season — maybe even of coach Mike White's six-year tenure — came without three starters.

Vatrano scores overtime goal, Panthers over Blackhawks 5-4

Vatrano scores overtime goal, Panthers over Blackhawks 5-4

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SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Frank Vatrano scored 2:50 into overtime, and the Florida Panthers beat the winless Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 on Tuesday night.

No. 7 Michigan back on track after 87-63 rout of Maryland

No. 7 Michigan back on track after 87-63 rout of Maryland

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — This was the first time No. 7 Michigan had to respond to a loss this season.

Ryan makes Red Wings history in 3-2 OT win over Blue Jackets

Ryan makes Red Wings history in 3-2 OT win over Blue Jackets

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DETROIT (AP) — Tyler Bertuzzi scored 15 seconds into overtime and Bobby Ryan became the first player to score four times in his first three ga…

Ehlers scores in OT, Jets rally past Senators 4-3

Ehlers scores in OT, Jets rally past Senators 4-3

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OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Nikolaj Ehlers scored in overtime after the Winnipeg Jets twice rallied from a two-goal deficit en route to a 4-3 win o…

Joens makes go-ahead shot, No. 24 Iowa St. women top Sooners

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AMES, Iowa (AP) — Ashley Joens had 32 points and a season-high 16 rebounds, and her go-ahead layup with 10.2 seconds left helped No. 24 Iowa S…

America's Cup challenger series tweaked in US team's absence

America's Cup challenger series tweaked in US team's absence

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AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — The schedule for the final round-robin races of the America’s Cup challenger series has been revised in the absen…

Hughes has 3 points in 2nd period as Devils beat Rangers 4-3

Hughes has 3 points in 2nd period as Devils beat Rangers 4-3

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NEW YORK (AP) — Jack Hughes had two goals and an assist in New Jersey’s three-goal second period, Mackenzie Blackwood stopped 47 shots and the…

Tilmon leads efficient No. 19 Missouri past South Carolina

Tilmon leads efficient No. 19 Missouri past South Carolina

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Jeremiah Tilmon had 19 points and 10 rebounds in another efficient performance, and No. 19 Missouri beat South Carolina 8…

Beck scores 17 to carry Miami (Ohio) past Ball St. 81-71

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OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — James Beck scored 17 points with 11 rebounds off the bench to carry Miami (Ohio) to an 81-71 win over Ball State on Tuesda…

Crosby's OT goal lifts Penguins past Capitals 5-4

Crosby's OT goal lifts Penguins past Capitals 5-4

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby scored 1:11 into overtime, lifting the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 5-4 victory over the Washington Capitals on Tu…

UConn routs Butler 103-35, Auriemma passes Summitt in wins

UConn routs Butler 103-35, Auriemma passes Summitt in wins

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STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn coach Geno Auriemma says he would rather still be coaching against the late Pat Summitt than moving past her on the…

Winthrop beats Presbyterian 72-58 for 19th straight win

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CLINTON, S.C. (AP) — Chandler Vaudrin scored 18 points and Winthrop beat Presbyterian 72-58 on Tuesday night for its nation-leading 19th strai…

Ivey's late 3 finishes Purdue's rally past No. 15 Ohio State

Ivey's late 3 finishes Purdue's rally past No. 15 Ohio State

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — With the clock ticking down to the single digits, the score tied and the ball in his hands, Jaden Ivey had no doubt what…

Boeheim, Girard lead Syracuse to 83-57 rout of Miami

Boeheim, Girard lead Syracuse to 83-57 rout of Miami

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Buddy Boeheim and Joe Girard, almost fully recovered from a bout of COVID-19, each scored a season-high 23 points to lea…

Elliott stops 40, Konecny scores as Flyers beat Sabres 3-0

Elliott stops 40, Konecny scores as Flyers beat Sabres 3-0

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Brian Ellliott made 40 saves, Travis Konecny scored his fourth goal in four games and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Buf…

Oregon State ends USC's 6-game win streak with a 58-56 win

Oregon State ends USC's 6-game win streak with a 58-56 win

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CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Jarod Lucas and Ethan Thompson scored 13 points apiece and Oregon State beat Southern California 58-56 on Tuesday night…

Freeman leads Akron over Bowling Green 69-57

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BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Enrique Freeman scored 10 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lift Akron to a 69-57 win over Bowling Green on Tuesday night.

Tommy Lasorda memorialized at Dodger Stadium service

Tommy Lasorda memorialized at Dodger Stadium service

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda was memorialized during a private service at Dodger Stadium before his burial on Tuesday.

Padres bring Musgrove home in 3-team trade with Bucs, Mets

Padres bring Musgrove home in 3-team trade with Bucs, Mets

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — It turns out that Joe Musgrove was prescient when, at 18, he got a tattoo of a baseball with the San Diego Padres' logo in it…

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  • Friday, January 15, 2021
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    A 42 million year old partial skull was identified and discovered by members of the Virginia Tech Department of Geosciences in the College of Science and the University of Texas at Austin at the Dalquest Desert Research Station near the Big Bend Ranch State Park.

  • Wednesday, January 13, 2021
  • Midlanders charged in connection to Capitol riots

    Midlanders charged in connection to Capitol riots

    Two Midlanders were charged Wednesday afternoon with two federal misdemeanors in connection to the Capitol riots a week ago.

  • Thursday, January 14, 2021
  • MCH asks public to pre-register online for COVID-19 vaccine

    MCH asks public to pre-register online for COVID-19 vaccine

    Medical Center Hospital officials are encouraging the public to visit the hospital’s website beginning Friday to start pre-registering for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine which is expected to arrive on Monday.

  • Sunday, January 17, 2021
  • ECISD working toward serving 1,000 3-year-olds

    ECISD working toward serving 1,000 3-year-olds

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  • New Hispanic chamber leader ready to go

    New Hispanic chamber leader ready to go

    He’s a successful business owner, who also founded and oversees a world class education and performing arts program in Odessa.

  • Monday, January 11, 2021
  • Woman charged with five felonies

    Woman charged with five felonies

    The 39-year-old woman arrested after she was in a standoff with the Odessa Police Department near Odessa High School on Friday was also reportedly in possession of 52.5 grams of methamphetamine.

  • Friday, January 15, 2021
  • COVID-19 vaccines

    COVID-19 vaccines

    Medical Center Hospital will receive its first weekly shipment of 3,900 doses of the Pfizer COVID19 vaccine on Monday and begin administering shots on the same day. An online registration link is coming soon to sign up for the vaccine. For more information, visit tinyurl.com/y3sxd3to.

  • Family makes baking their business

    Family makes baking their business

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  • Wednesday, January 13, 2021
  • MCH plans mass vaccines starting Monday

    MCH plans mass vaccines starting Monday

    Medical Center Hospital will receive its first weekly shipment of 3,900 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Monday and begin administering shots on the same day, hospital officials announced during a virtual press conference Wednesday.

  • Thursday, January 14, 2021
  • Positive tests following first live council meeting

    Positive tests following first live council meeting

    Odessa City Councilman Steve Thompson and City Attorney Natasha Brooks have tested positive for COVID-19 following council’s January 5 in-person work session meeting - it’s first live meeting since switching to virtual meetings last summer.Despite that knowledge, city officials did not alert citizens who attended the six-hour work session that they may have been exposed to the virus. Council then held another in-person council meeting this past Tuesday where it was visibly clear that safety distance guidelines and precautions were not being followed.“I began feeling sick after the work session,” Thompson said on Wednesday. “At first I thought I had a sinus infection, but as the week went on, I felt worse.”Thompson said he tested positive for the coronavirus this past Monday and immediately notified City Manager Michael Marrero.“I contacted the city manager and asked him to inform Mayor (Javier) Joven also,” Thompson. “I put the matter in their hands.”Thompson said Marrero told him Brooks had also tested COVID positive on Friday and promised he would inform council. Brooks could not be reached for comment. She attended the January 5 work session and spent more than 90 minutes in closed session with council that day.Marrero, who oversees the city’s day-to-day operations, and Joven, did not respond to phone calls or text messages seeking comment.Joven earlier this year said he had requested that council resume live, in-person meetings because it would be a better opportunity for council members to get to know each other.Councilwomen Detra White and Mari Willis confirmed Marrero contacted them and other council members on Monday.White and Willis, who wore face coverings during the January 5 and 12 meetings, said they were both concerned about getting COVID – especially since Joven and the other four council members sporadically wore face coverings at the first January meeting.“Yes, I’m concerned,” said White said, who sat next to Council members Denise Swanner and Tom Sprawls. “But I’m not planning to get tested unless I begin to notice symptoms.”“Rest assured I am following CDC guidelines concerning this issue to keep myself and those with whom I interact safe,” Willis said. Willis did not say whether she has or planned to get tested.Mayor Joven, Thompson, Swanner, Matta and Sprawls wore masks sporadically throughout the January 5 work session, which was attended by more than 100 people including residents and city employees. At least 12 people in attendance also did not wear face coverings. The January 5 meeting was held at the Marriott Conference Center.A city council-approved face covering mandate is currently in effect in Odessa. The ordinance requires customers and employees to wear coverings inside businesses, or face stiff fines.Ironically, the council discussed rescinded the face mask mandate during the January 4 work session. A majority of council – Joven, Matta, Swanner and Sprawls – expressed support for repealing the ordinance, but requested more local COVID-19 data before taking a vote on the issue.Swanner, Matta and Sprawls did not respond to inquiries seeking comment.Devin Sanchez, the city’s director of communications, announced Thursday after The Odessa American's story was posted on the Internet, that council's Jan. 19 work session will be a virtual meeting. Whether future meetings will be held in person or virtually will be decided on a weekly basis for the immediate future, Sanchez added.Approximately 60 residents and city employees attended the January 12 council meeting, which was held in the much smaller Commons area at First Odessa Church. All council members wore face coverings during that meeting, which Thompson and Brooks did not attend. At least three residents, who sat near the front of the room did not wear face coverings.The audience were seated in chairs that were spaced less than three feet apart – much closer than CDC guidelines which recommend at least six feet of separation.The city also laid out a large, self-serve buffet-style spread of food and refreshments, where attendees served themselves using the same utensils, or used their hands to snatch cookies and other snacks piled on plates and in bowls. No hand sanitizer was readily available near the serving area.Medical Center Hospital President and CEO Russell Tippin, who attended the meeting, also noted that CDC guidelines were not being followed. He pointed out that people were seated to close to each other, some did not wear face coverings and the buffet-style refreshment setting was a recipe for a COVID outbreak."The State has given us guidelines to help us," Tippin said on Thursday. "Masks are key. If one person is wearing a mask it doesn't help. Everyone has to wear one."Tippin and Odessa Regional Medical Center Chief Medical Officer Rohith Saravanan said if the city or other institutions are going to resume in-person meetings, safety precautions must be strictly followed."There's a safe way to conduct meetings," Saravanan said. "That has to include social distancing and masks, otherwise it can become unsafe."It’s unlikely that Thompson contracted the coronavirus during the January 5 work session. According to the CDC some people with COVID-19 show no symptoms for up to five days after contracting the virus, but may appear as soon as 2 days or up to 14 days after exposure. People who contract COVID can be infectious for 10 to 20 days depending on the severeness of their illness.Sanchez, the city’s director of communications, ignored questions about who set up Tuesday’s meeting room arrangements or if any other city officials have tested positive for COVID-19 since January 5.

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