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Texas high school bars student who won't cut dreadlocks

Jan. 23, 2020 6:04 PM EST

MONT BELVIEU, Texas (AP) — A black Texas high school student won't be allowed to return to school or attend his graduation ceremony unless he cuts his dreadlocks, his family says. Deandre Arnold, a senior at Barbers Hill High School in Mont Belvieu in Southeast Texas, has had dreadlocks for years and says...

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes celebrates as he comes off the field after an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

NFL Today, Divisional Playoffs

Jan. 12, 2020 11:00 PM EST

SCOREBOARD Sun. Jan. 19, Conference Championships AFC: Tennessee at Kansas City, 3:05 p.m. EST. After upsetting top-seeded Baltimore, the Titans (11-7) will go after their second Super Bowl trip and first since the 1999 season. The last sixth seed to get to the big game was Green Bay in the 2010 season; the...

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2019, file photo, LSU wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase (1) celebrates his touchdown reception during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against Texas A&M, in Baton Rouge, La. Chase was selected to The Associated Press All-America team, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019.  (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

LSU, Clemson put Golden Age of wide receivers on display

Jan. 12, 2020 12:39 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher calls them erasers. After the missed assignment that leads to third-and-long, it's time for an offense to break out its eraser: That athletic receiver with dunk-contest hops and the ability to seemingly go from zero-to-60 in three steps. The player who is...

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2018, file photo, Philadelphia Eagles' Nick Foles catches a touchdown pass during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game against the New England Patriots, in Minneapolis. Coaches aren't shy about drawing up trick plays that let quarterbacks use their hands for more than throwing a football. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

More quarterbacks are using their hands to catches passes

Jan. 10, 2020 7:09 PM EST

Tom Brady tried it. Nick Foles perfected it. More quarterbacks are doing it. Catching passes isn't just for wide receivers, tight ends and running backs anymore. Coaches aren't shy about drawing up trick plays that let quarterbacks use their hands for more than throwing a football. Foles has the most famous catch...

Texans-Chiefs Preview Capsule

Jan. 9, 2020 2:12 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — HOUSTON (11-6) at KANSAS CITY (12-4) Sunday, 3:05 p.m. EST, CBS OPENING LINE — Chiefs by 9 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Texans 7-7-1, Chiefs 10-5 SERIES RECORD — Chiefs lead 6-5 LAST MEETING — Texans beat Chiefs 31-24, Oct. 13, 2019 LAST WEEK — Texans...

Houston Texans nose tackle Brandon Dunn (92) celebrates after an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Buffalo Bills Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, in Houston. The Texans won 22-19. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

Texans up for challenge of facing Chiefs in divisional round

Jan. 6, 2020 7:51 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans overcame a 16-point deficit to get a 22-19 overtime win against the Buffalo Bills in the first round of the playoffs. Now they move on to face Kansas City, where they'll look for a win to reach the AFC championship game for the first time in franchise history. Sunday will...

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) celebrates after throwing a pass to setup the game-winning field goal during overtime of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Buffalo Bills Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, in Houston. The Texans won 22-19 in overtime. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

NFL Today, Wild-Card Weekend

Jan. 5, 2020 10:05 PM EST

SCOREBOARD Sat. Jan. 11, Divisional Round Minnesota at San Francisco, 4:35 p.m. EST. Kirk Cousins and the Vikings (11-6) are coming off a 26-20 overtime wild-card round victory at New Orleans. They'll take on Jimmy Garoppolo and the 49ers (13-3), who are the NFC's No. 1 overall seed. —- Tennessee at...

Houston Texans kicker Ka'imi Fairbairn (7) kicks a game-winning 28-yard field goal as Buffalo Bills cornerback Kevin Johnson (29) tries to block the kick during overtime of an NFL wild-card playoff football game Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, in Houston. The Texans won 22-19. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

Texans roar past Bills for 22-19 win in OT

Jan. 4, 2020 11:40 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Deshaun Watson’s teammates talked all week about how they never feel as if they’re out of any game when No. 4 is on the field. On Saturday Watson showed why the Houston Texans have so much trust in him, when the quarterback’s dazzling performance late after a tough start...

FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2019, file photo, Carolina Panthers' Christian McCaffrey runs during the second half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, in Indianapolis. McCaffrey's versatility and superb statistics helped him to a rare double: The Carolina Panthers running back has made The Associated Press NFL All-Pro Team at two positions. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

McCaffrey a double All-Pro pick; Gilmore, Thomas unanimous

Jan. 3, 2020 6:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Christian McCaffrey's versatility and superb statistics helped him to a rare double: The Carolina Panthers running back has made The Associated Press NFL All-Pro Team at two positions. McCaffrey rushed for 1,387 yards and 15 touchdowns while catching a phenomenal 116 passes for 1,005 yards...

Bills look for 1st playoff win since 1995 in visit to Texans

Jan. 2, 2020 5:41 PM EST

BUFFALO (10-6) at HOUSTON (10-6) Saturday, 4:35 p.m. ET, ESPN/ABC OPENING LINE — Texans by 4 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Buffalo 9-6-1, Houston 7-8-1 SERIES RECORD — Texans lead 5-4 LAST MEETING — Texans beat Bills 20-13, Oct. 14, 2018 LAST WEEK — Bills lost to Jets 13-6; Texans lost to...