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Boise State guard Max Rice, left, and guard RayJ Dennis, center, battle for the loose ball over Houston forward J'Wan Roberts, bottom, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

Grimes scores 25 points, No. 17 Houston beats Boise State

Nov. 27, 2020 6:41 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Quentin Grimes rebounded from a rough opener by going on the attack. Grimes had 25 points and eight rebounds, Caleb Mills added 12 points and No. 17 Houston beat Boise State 68-58 on Friday in the Southwest Showcase. Grimes was 9 of 15 from the floor after scoring eight points on 3-of-15...

Houston Texans wide receiver Kenny Stills (12) celebrates his touchdown catch against the Minnesota Vikings with teammate Will Fuller (15) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

Texans release wide receiver Kenny Stills

Nov. 27, 2020 6:31 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans have released veteran wide receiver Kenny Stills. Despite being undermanned this season at the position after the offseason trade of All-Pro Deandre Hopkins to Arizona, Houston decided Friday to cut Stills. Stills, 28 and in his eighth pro season, was struggling this year...

Texas Tech's Mac McClung (0) dribbles the ball down the court during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Sam Houston State, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, in Lubbock, Texas. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson)

No. 14 Texas Tech routs Sam Houston St to improve to 2-0

Nov. 27, 2020 5:49 PM EST

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Mac McClung is already doing for No. 14 Texas Tech exactly what he told coach Chris Beard he would after transferring from Georgetown. McClung had 18 points to again lead the Red Raiders in scoring as they improved to 2-0 with an 84-52 victory over Sam Houston State on Friday. ...

Houston guard Tramon Mark shoots a 3-point basket during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Lamar, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

Sasser, Mark lead No. 17 Houston to 89-45 win over Lamar

Nov. 25, 2020 6:56 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston coach Kelvin Sampson described the Cougars' play in their season opener as the holy trinity of their program — defend, rebound and take care of the ball. The Cougars used that combination to cruise to victory. Marcus Sasser scored 25 points, Tramon Mark added 22 points and...

Texas Panhandle mayor battling cancer says she has COVID-19

Nov. 25, 2020 6:12 PM EST

AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — A Texas Panhandle mayor who's battling cancer and whose city is dealing with a surge in coronavirus cases announced Wednesday that she and her husband have tested positive for COVID-19. Amarillo Mayor Ginger Nelson said her husband tested positive last week. Nelson got an initial...

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) warms up before an NFL football game against the Las Vegas Raiders, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Mahomes vs. Brady spices up Thanksgiving holiday week

Nov. 25, 2020 5:09 PM EST

Andy Reid knows quarterbacks. So does Jon Gruden. And Sean Payton. For years, these elite NFL coaches have praised the performances of Tom Brady, Mr. Six Rings. And they do the same now with Patrick Mahomes, the NFL's biggest playmaker. On Sunday, in a matchup that fits prime time but wasn't one CBS was about to...

Cobb leads group of several Texans who won't play at Detroit

Nov. 25, 2020 4:36 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans will be without several players, including receiver Randall Cobb, because of injuries on Thursday against the Detroit Lions. The Texans announced Wednesday that Cobb (toe) and fellow receiver Kenny Stills (quadriceps), defensive tackle P.J. Hall (knee/shoulder) and...

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) passes during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)

A Thanksgiving Feast? Maybe Ravens-Steelers on Sunday

Nov. 25, 2020 3:39 PM EST

What are we to make of the Thanksgiving Day schedule? First off, we get a rare meeting of the Texans and Lions, which wouldn't draw any headlines had it been played on another day. Sorry, but 3-7 Houston facing 4-6 Detroit just doesn't whet the appetite. Next up is Washington at Dallas, a true epic matchup...

Editorial Roundup: US

Nov. 25, 2020 3:05 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Nov. 25 The Baltimore Sun on toilet paper purchases during the pandemic: You’ve got packages of toilet paper stacked in your bathroom closet. And some stashed in the basement. But then you throw some more rolls into your grocery cart,...

Lions host Texans in matchup of coaches hoping to keep jobs

Nov. 25, 2020 11:55 AM EST

HOUSTON (3-7) at DETROIT (4-6) Thursday, 12:30 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE - Lions by 2 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Texans 3-7; Lions 3-6-1 SERIES RECORD - Texans lead 3-1 LAST MEETING - Lions beat Texans 20-13 on Oct. 30, 2016, in Houston LAST WEEK - Texans beat Patriots 27-20; Lions lost to Panthers 20-0 AP PRO32 RANKING...