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Altuve booed, nicked by pitch in spring debut for Astros

Feb. 25, 2020 3:06 AM EST

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — José Altuve insisted he tuned out the hecklers. He couldn't avoid a pitch that grazed him. “He was hit in the foot. That ain’t nothing, you know what I mean?” Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker said Monday after an 11-1 win over Detroit at half-empty Joker...

Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) shoots as New York Knicks guard Dennis Smith Jr. (5) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

Harden's 37 points leads Rockets over Knicks 123-112

Feb. 24, 2020 11:32 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — For James Harden, it wasn't a choice. He had to be at Kobe and Gianna Bryant’s memorial service in Los Angeles on Monday even though his Houston Rockets had a game that night. “It was everything just to pay my respects," Harden said. “To show my condolences to the...

Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg speaks during a campaign event, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

The Latest: Bloomberg delays town hall to prepare for debate

Feb. 23, 2020 10:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on presidential campaign developments (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Mike Bloomberg’s campaign has delayed a scheduled CNN town hall so that he can spend more time preparing for Tuesday’s debate. Bloomberg was scheduled to appear on CNN on Monday. But he’ll...

Oakland Athletics' Mike Fiers smiles in the dugout during the second inning of a spring training baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Fiers draws cheers, perfect in 1st game since Astros reveal

Feb. 23, 2020 9:18 PM EST

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Oakland Athletics fan K.C. Sandstrom was sitting down the right field line watching his team warm up while armed with a small dry-erase board, a marker and a statement written in all caps. “MIKE FIERS FOR PRESIDENT” It's been a tumultuous few months for Fiers, the current...

Houston Rockets' James Harden (13) shoots during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Kim Raff)

Harden, Westbrook combine for 72, Rockets beat Jazz 120-110

Feb. 23, 2020 1:10 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Team are trying to get creative in guarding the Houston Rockets. Russell Westbrook doesn’t think the ploys are effective. James Harden shrugged off traps to score 38 points, Westbrook faced two-time Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert and still had 34 and the Rockets beat...

Atlanta Braves first baseman Freedie Freeman and the team take batting practice while preparing to play the Baltimore Orioles in a spring baseball game at the Braves new facility CoolToday Park on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in North Port, Fla.  (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Fans heckling Astros spring opener get signs stolen

Feb. 23, 2020 12:23 AM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Fans hoping to heckle the sign-stealing Houston Astros at their spring opener were met with quite the coincidence. They got their signs stolen. In the Astros’ first spring training game since their sign-stealing scandal rocked baseball, some fans brought signs jeering...

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona watches infield drills during spring training baseball workouts Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Indians staff attends funeral of coach Brad Mills' grandson

Feb. 22, 2020 3:22 PM EST

GOODYEAR, Arizona (AP) — Indians manager Terry Francona, his entire staff and members of Cleveland's front office left training camp Saturday to attend the funeral of the grandson of bench coach Brad Mills. Just 18 months old, Beau Mills died in an accident at the family's home in Texas on Monday night....

Ex-Rice football player pleads guilty in opioid death

Feb. 21, 2020 3:29 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A former Rice University football player pleaded guilty to selling the drugs that a player fatally overdosed on in 2018. Stuart Mouchantaf, 26, admitted Thursday to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute, causing death, and possession with the intent to distribute, causing...

Houston Astros pitcher Austin Pruitt (51) warms up before pitching live batting practice during baseball spring training Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Astros must fill hole in rotation after Cole's departure

Feb. 20, 2020 9:27 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — As the Houston Astros put together their rotation for this season, they're faced with a Texas-sized hole after Gerrit Cole left as a free agent to sign with the New York Yankees. New manager Dusty Baker is looking for somebody to step up and help make up for the loss. But more...

U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Acting Administrator Uttam Dhillon announced the launch of Operation Crystal Shield at a news conference in Atlanta on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. Federal authorities say they are targeting methamphetamine

New enforcement operation focuses on meth trafficking hubs

Feb. 20, 2020 4:46 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Federal authorities are targeting methamphetamine “transportation hubs” around the country in an effort to block the distribution of the highly addictive drug, officials announced Thursday. U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Acting Administrator Uttam Dhillon visited Atlanta...