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Ex-UT at Austin coach to plead guilty in admissions scam

Apr. 24, 2019 6:03 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The former men's tennis coach at the University of Texas at Austin is set to plead guilty in the college admissions bribery scandal . Michael Center is expected to plead guilty in Boston federal court on Wednesday to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. Center was...

MJ Hegar launches 2020 Senate run against Texas' John Cornyn

Apr. 23, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrat MJ Hegar, an Air Force veteran whose viral campaign ads nearly helped her get elected in one of Texas' most Republican-friendly congressional districts last year, set her sights higher on Tuesday and launched a run for U.S. Senate against Republican incumbent John Cornyn....

2 killed in small plane crash in Texas

Apr. 22, 2019 7:40 AM EDT

KINGSLAND, Texas (AP) — Authorities say two people are dead after a small plane crashed in Texas. The crash happened Sunday afternoon near the air strip at the Shirley Williams Airport in Kingsland, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) northwest of Austin. The Texas Department of Public Safety says two people...

Former Xavier guard Keonte Kennedy signs with TCU

Apr. 18, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Former Xavier guard Keonte Kennedy has signed with TCU. Horned Frogs coach Jamie Dixon announced Thursday the signings of Kennedy and forward Mickey Pearson Jr. Kennedy averaged 2.1 points and 1.5 rebounds in 22 games as a freshman at Xavier last season. He left the team in late...

Rins wins MotoGP in Texas after Marquez crash

Apr. 14, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — MotoGP's Spanish king of Texas has been dethroned, replaced by his countryman. Six-time defending race champion Marc Marquez crashed his Repsol Honda halfway through the Grand Prix of the Americas on Sunday, opening the door for Suzuki's Alex Rins to snatch his first career MotoGP...

Alexander Rossi races to second straight Long Beach win

Apr. 14, 2019 8:04 PM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Alexander Rossi weaved his scooter through a horde of pedestrians and deftly maneuvered around the sun-drenched fans still partying in the streets of Long Beach. Then Rossi suddenly stopped, kicked his leg away from the bike, and fiddled with a switch. His scooter nearly ran out...

Marc Marquez crashes out of MotoGP in Austin

Apr. 14, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Marc Marquez's undefeated run at the MotoGP Grand Prix of the Americas ended Sunday when he crashed out of the race with 11 laps to go. Marquez was way out in front and in complete control while heading for his seventh consecutive win at the Circuit of the Americas when he fell on the...

Marquez again wins pole position at MotoGP in Austin

Apr. 13, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A bump here, a wobble there, a gust of wind. Nothing was going to keep Marc Marquez from taking the pole position yet again at a race he's dominated the past six years. Repsol Honda's Spanish rider will start from the front once again as he chases a seventh consecutive victory at the...

Unbeaten Marquez the 'king' of MotoGP Texas race

Apr. 12, 2019 4:36 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — From the moment Marc Marquez enters the paddock at the Circuit of the Americas, a feeling of inevitability settles over the track: This race seems already won. The reigning MotoGP champion has dominated the track from the year it opened, and the Repsol Honda rider comes back on top of...

The Latest: Netflix moves release of film starring Huffman

Apr. 9, 2019 1:59 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on court proceedings in the college bribery scandal (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Netflix officials decided to move the release date of a film starring Felicity Huffman who agreed to plead guilty Monday in the college admissions bribery scam. The streaming service said Monday that...