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Dallas to rename street after shooting victim Botham Jean

Jan. 14, 2021 4:05 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas City Council unanimously approved the renaming of a stretch of street after Botham Jean, a Black man who was shot and killed by a white Dallas police officer who said she mistook his apartment for her own. The vote Wednesday to rename the stretch of South Lamar Street...

FILE - In this March 23, 2012 file photo, Metropolitan Opera's Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi appears at the final dress rehearsal of Jules Massenet's

Luisi's term with Dallas Symphony extended through 2028-29

Jan. 13, 2021 11:40 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Fabio Luisi’s contract as music director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra was extended for five years through the 2028-29 season on Wednesday. Luisi, who turns 61 on Jan. 17, was hired in June 2018 to start as music director with the 2020-21 season. He succeeded Jaap van Zweden...

Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal, left, and Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul, right, tap hands during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

NBA, union stiffen virus protocols; more games postponed

Jan. 12, 2021 10:00 PM EST

With five games called off this week already and more teams dealing with virus-related issues, the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association enacted additional rules Tuesday in the hope of keeping the season going safely. For “at least the next two weeks,” the league and union said,...

Texas man pleads guilty to federal charges in ATM thefts

Jan. 12, 2021 9:14 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — One of four Texas men accused in the thefts of more than $14,000 from ATM machines in Central Arkansas has pleaded guilty to federal charges before U.S. District Judge Brian S. Miller. James Darron Miller Jr. appeared Friday morning by video-conference from the West Tennessee...

FILE - This Feb. 28, 2018, file photo shows the home where Linda “Michellita” Rogers, 12, died in a gas explosion in Dallas, several days earlier. On Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, National Transportation Safety Board officials said a natural gas explosion at the home came after an energy company failed to find a damaged line despite two nearby homes being destroyed in gas-related fires on the two previous days. (Vernon Bryant/The Dallas Morning News via AP, File)

Deadly Dallas house explosion 'could have been prevented'

Jan. 12, 2021 7:42 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — A natural gas explosion at a Dallas home that killed a 12-year-old girl came after an energy company failed to find a damaged line despite two nearby homes being destroyed in gas-related fires on the two previous days, federal officials said Tuesday. National Transportation Safety Board...

Suspect charged with murder in bludgeoning of 2 homeless men

Jan. 12, 2021 1:56 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas County man accused of beating two homeless men to death with a sledgehammer last year has been charged with two counts of murder. Adelaido Amaya Esparza, 58, was indicted in late December in the deaths of Fredrick Billmeier Jr. and Daniel Slusser, according to The Dallas Morning...

Brooklyn Nets head coach Steve Nash talks to Nets' Joe Harris (12), Jeff Green, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot (9) and Caris LeVert (22) during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, in New York. The Thunder defeated the Nets 129-116. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Analysis: Amid pandemic, NBA blowout epidemic also happening

Jan. 12, 2021 12:20 PM EST

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the NBA is also seeing a blowout epidemic. One can only wonder if the two are related. Games are turning into runaways far more than usual throughout the first three weeks of this NBA season. Maybe it’s because there are no fans in most arenas, maybe it’s because teams...

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2020, file photo, Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn speaks during a press conference at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. The Dallas Cowboys agreed to terms Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, with former Atlanta coach Quinn as defensive coordinator, turning over a unit that was among the worst in franchise history to someone who built his reputation on defense in Seattle. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Cowboys pick ex-Atlanta coach Quinn as defensive coordinator

Jan. 11, 2021 7:52 PM EST

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys agreed to terms Monday with former Atlanta coach Dan Quinn as defensive coordinator, turning over a unit that was among the worst in franchise history to someone who built his reputation on defense in Seattle. Quinn was already on the hot seat with the Falcons before...

Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle and Josh Richardson (0) argue with referees after Richardson was called for a foul during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

'Uncharted waters': More NBA games off as virus issues grow

Jan. 11, 2021 7:07 PM EST

The NBA called off two more games because of COVID-related and contact-tracing issues on Monday, and the Miami Heat were preparing to be without eight players — including All-Stars Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo — for several days because of possible exposure to the coronavirus. Monday’s game...

Waxahachie boys take over No. 1 in Texas 6A hoops rankings

Jan. 11, 2021 3:01 PM EST

SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — Texas Association of Basketball Coaches high school state rankings for the week of Jan. 11: BOYS PUBLIC Class 6A 1. Waxahachie, 11-2; 2. Humble Atascocita, 11-0; 3. Duncanville, 13-1; 4. Richardson, 10-1; 5. South Grand Prairie, 10-0; 6. Austin Westlake, 12-1; 7. Fort Bend Elkins,...