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Reports: Many security lapses led to Texas inmate's escape

Dec. 09, 2022 17:18 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A multitude of security lapses such as inadequate strip searches, poorly applied restraints, a staffing shortage and an environment where correctional officers became complacent created the conditions that led to the May escape of a Texas inmate, resulting in the deaths of five...

Francis scores 14 as No. 1 Houston downs North Florida 76-42

Dec. 06, 2022 22:43 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The top-ranked Houston Cougars had star Marcus Sasser for just eight minutes Tuesday night before he left with a cut over his eye. But the Cougars had several young players step up to make up for his loss as they rolled to a 76-42 win over North Florida. ...

Texas Association of Basketball Coaches high school rankings

Dec. 06, 2022 21:18 PM EST

SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — The Texas Association of Basketball Coaches high school rankings for the week of Dec. 5: BOYS PUBLIC Class 6A 1. Richardson Lake Highlands, 6-1; 2. North Crowley, 11-2; 3. Humble Summer Creek, 7-2; 4. Fort Bend Elkins, 8-2; 5....

Astros' Peña helps kids access sports in wake of MVP win

Dec. 06, 2022 14:07 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Jeremy Peña has long been passionate about helping children with limited resources have access to sports. In the wake of winning World Series MVP by leading the Houston Astros to their second championship this season, the rookie is using his newfound fame to help do...

No. 13 Maryland off to fast start with marquee games ahead

Dec. 06, 2022 06:01 AM EST

Kevin Willard believed his new Maryland team would get off to a good start. But this has been a bit more than even Willard expected early in his tenure after a successful run at Seton Hall. “I didn’t envision this,” Willard said. “I’m not going to lie.” ...

Rockets outlast 76ers in 2 OTs; Harden 4 for 19 in return

Dec. 06, 2022 00:16 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Jalen Green scored 27 points and Kevin Porter Jr. added 24 to lead the Houston Rockets to a 132-123 double-overtime victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night as James Harden struggled through his return from injury. Harden had 21 points but shot 4 for 19...

AP source: Verlander agrees to 2-year contract with Mets

Dec. 05, 2022 22:53 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Justin Verlander agreed to an $86.7 million, two-year contract with the New York Mets on Monday, reuniting the AL Cy Young Award winner with Max Scherzer and giving the team a high-profile replacement for Jacob deGrom. The contract is worth $43,333,333 per season...

Sixers' Harden to return Monday against Rockets after injury

Dec. 05, 2022 18:58 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden will return Monday night for the Philadelphia 76ers against the Houston Rockets after missing 14 games with a foot injury. Harden, who spent just more than eight seasons with the Rockets before being traded to Brooklyn in January 2021, last played Nov....

Allen's terrible performance dooms Texans in loss to Browns

Dec. 05, 2022 17:34 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — It’s unclear what would get Houston’s embarrassing passing game going. What is clear is Kyle Allen is not the answer. Allen followed up a terrible season debut last week with an even worse performance Sunday in a 27-14 loss to the Cleveland...

Lawyer: Man charged in Takeoff killing says he's innocent

Dec. 05, 2022 14:13 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — An attorney for a man accused of fatally shooting rapper Takeoff last month said Monday that the musician’s death outside a Houston bowling alley was a tragedy but that her client says he's innocent of the crime. Patrick Xavier Clark, 33, made a brief court...