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'Banged up' Marcus Semien gets a day off after 349 consecutive games for Texas Rangers

May. 29, 2024 19:11 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Rangers second baseman Marcus Semien got a day off for the first time in more than two years Wednesday when he didn't play against the Arizona Diamondbacks, ending his consecutive games streak at 349. Manager Bruce Bochy said Semien had been sore...

Oklahoma to chase record 4th straight national title at Women's College World Series

May. 29, 2024 19:09 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma is chasing history again. The Sooners head into the Women’s College World Series with the opportunity to win an unprecedented fourth straight national title. They open double-elimination bracket play Thursday against No. 10 seed Duke. ...

Seager hits 8th homer in 8 games, Rangers sweep World Series rematch with 6-1 win over Diamondbacks

May. 29, 2024 18:53 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Corey Seager certainly made the Arizona Diamondbacks pay when they did pitch to him. For the second game in a row, Seager homered on the first pitch of the next at-bat after getting intentionally walked and the reigning champion Texas Rangers swept a quick...

Texas Democrat who joined GOP in supporting ban on gender-affirming care for minors loses primary

May. 29, 2024 18:11 PM EDT

A Texas Democratic lawmaker who broke with her party by supporting a ban on gender-affirming care for minors was ousted in a primary runoff that galvanized LGBTQ+ groups nationwide who then campaigned for her opponent in the race for the south Houston seat. Rep. Shawn Thierry's...

Power outages could linger for days after storms batter Texas again, leaving 1 dead

May. 29, 2024 17:54 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Power outages scattered across storm-weary Texas on Wednesday could linger into the weekend after storms flooded streets in Houston for the second time this month and ripped off roofs in Dallas, leaving a teenager dead and injuring others. The teen was killed...

College sports departments gearing up for 'economic earthquake' with direct pay for athletes looming

May. 29, 2024 16:04 PM EDT

Iowa State has already scrapped plans for a new wrestling facility. Texas A&M laid off a dozen or so athletic staffers. That could be the tip of the iceberg when millions in college revenue starts going directly to the athletes and away from escalating coaching salaries, facilities and growing...

Darrell Day wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Texas' 32nd Congressional District

May. 29, 2024 02:11 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Darrell Day wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Texas' 32nd Congressional District.

US Rep. Tony Gonzales of Texas fights off challenge from gun-rights activist in GOP runoff

May. 29, 2024 01:34 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Rep. Tony Gonzales of Texas narrowly won his primary Tuesday against a gun-rights activist who pushed the border congressman into a bruising runoff that threatened to unseat a U.S. House incumbent. Another prominent Texas Republican, state House...

Tony Gonzales wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Texas' 23rd Congressional District

May. 29, 2024 01:08 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tony Gonzales wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Texas' 23rd Congressional District.

Rangers activate Nathan Eovaldi for 3-inning start in World Series rematch instead of a rehab game

May. 29, 2024 00:19 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Nathan Eovaldi came off the injured list to start a World Series rematch for the Texas Rangers instead of pitching a rehab game in the minor leagues. “I felt good, I was definitely excited to be back out there on the mound,” Eovaldi said after throwing...