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Houston guard DeJon Jarreau (3) looks for a way around South Florida guard Laquincy Rideau (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

Jarreau, White pace No. 25 Cougars in 68-49 win over USF

Jan. 26, 2020 5:31 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston used a balanced attack and did all the little things right on the defensive end in order to win its fourth straight game. DeJon Jarreau had 12 points and six assists, Fabian White Jr. added 11 points, and No. 25 Houston beat South Florida 68-49 on Sunday. Caleb Mills had 11 points,...

This aerial photo taken from video provided by KTRK-TV shows damage to buildings after an explosion in Houston on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020.  A large explosion left rubble scattered in the area, damaged nearby homes and was felt for miles away. A fire continues to burn and people have been told to avoid the area.  (KTRK-TV via AP)

Houston mayor, others help residents after deadly blast

Jan. 26, 2020 5:12 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston’s mayor and others say they will work to provide assistance to residents whose homes were damaged after a massive explosion at a warehouse that killed two workers and injured 20 others. Mayor Sylvester Turner on Saturday walked through the impacted neighborhoods in northwest...

Texas Southern rolls past Mississippi Valley State, 80-67

Jan. 25, 2020 11:55 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Hopkins and Eden Ewing combined to score 35 points and grab 33 rebounds as Texas Southern earned its fifth Southwestern Athletic Conference win in six starts, downing Mississippi Valley State 80-67 Saturday in a game that was moved to the University of Houston. The game was played at...

Pirates' Taillon upbeat as he rehabs from elbow surgery

Jan. 25, 2020 3:04 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jameson Taillon has plenty of experience when it comes to rehabbing from injuries. The Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander has had two Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgeries during his professional career. He's also undergone surgeries to repair a sport hernia and remove cancerous tissue...

2 killed, 20 injured when warehouse explosion shakes Houston

Jan. 24, 2020 11:18 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A massive explosion Friday leveled a warehouse in Houston, killing two workers, damaging nearby buildings and homes and rousing frightened residents from their sleep miles away, authorities said. The explosion happened about 4:30 a.m. inside a building at Watson Grinding and Manufacturing,...

Oakland Athletics pitcher Mike Fiers ponders a question during an interview with the media on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. Fiers, the Oakland pitcher and whistleblower in the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal, appeared with teammates and manager Bob Melvin at team offices. Fiers has not spoken publicly about the sign stealing since the story was published in The Athletic in November. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Fiers declines to discuss whistleblower role in cheat scam

Jan. 24, 2020 10:49 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Athletics pitcher Mike Fiers didn't have any more to say regarding his role as a whistleblower. Fiers declined Friday to answer questions about revealing the sign-stealing scam that has engulfed Major League Baseball, instead saying he simply wanted to focus on the future. He...

Chicago White Sox's Dallas Keuchel, center, is welcomed by fans after he was introduced during the team's annual fan convention Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Keuchel apologizes for 2017 Astros' sign-stealing scandal

Jan. 24, 2020 6:34 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Dallas Keuchel has become the first member of the 2017 Houston Astros to offer a public apology for the team's sign-stealing scheme during their run to the World Series championship. Speaking Friday at the fan convention for the Chicago White Sox, who signed the left-hander to a $55.5...

Police chief: 2 fatalities confirmed after large warehouse explosion shakes Houston

Jan. 24, 2020 10:28 AM EST
HOUSTON (AP) — Police chief: 2 fatalities confirmed after large warehouse explosion shakes Houston.
Houston guard Nate Hinton (11) drives around Connecticut guard Christian Vital (1) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

Jarreau, Mills lead No. 25 Houston past UConn 63-59

Jan. 24, 2020 12:41 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston found a way to win, even without its best stuff. DeJon Jarreau had 18 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists, Caleb Mills scored 20 points and No. 25 Houston beat UConn 63-59 on Thursday night. “Sometimes when you don’t have your best stuff, and you’re in a fight...

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James gestures after scoring and drawing a foul during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Rematch! James, Antetokounmpo are All-Star captains again

Jan. 23, 2020 10:44 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — It’ll be an All-Star rematch: Team LeBron vs. Team Giannis. LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers and Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks will be the captains for the NBA All-Star Game, just as they were last season. They earned the captaincies by being the top overall...