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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2007, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant, top, goes up for a shot between Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce, left, and Al Jefferson during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett are all expected to be officially announced as members of the 2020 enshrinement class for the Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Branimir Kvartuc, File)

The Class of 2020: A look at basketball's new Hall of Famers

Apr. 4, 2020 12:20 PM EDT

A look at the newest members of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, announced on Saturday: KOBE BRYANT Key stats: 25.0 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.7 assists per game in 20 NBA seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers. Career accomplishments: Five-time NBA champion (2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, 2010), 18-time...

CONCACAF Nations semis off, World Cup qualifying next for US

Apr. 3, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The CONCACAF Nations League semifinals and final in June were called off on Friday, a decision that leaves the U.S. men to play their fewest matches in a year since 2007. The U.S. had been scheduled to play Honduras on June 4 in Houston, with Mexico meeting Costa Rica in the other semifinal....

FILE - In this Jan. 18, 1998, file photo, Houston Rockets coach Rudy Tomjanovich signals his team during the first quarter against the Chicago Bulls in Chicago. The votes are in, and word is about to come if this finally is the year that former Rockets coach Tomjanovich gets the call from the Basketball Hall of Fame. He's got support from many within the NBA, and his resume has far more than two NBA titles won as coach of the Rockets. The Hall will announce this year's enshrinement class on Saturday. (AP Photo/Michael S. Green, File)

Analysis: It's time for Tomjanovich to get the Hall's call

Apr. 3, 2020 2:41 AM EDT

The votes are in, and word is about to come if this, finally, is the year that former Houston Rockets coach Rudy Tomjanovich gets the call from the Basketball Hall of Fame. He's due. “Long overdue,” San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said. The opinions that matter are held by the 24 people who...

FILE - In this April 4, 1983, file photo, a high jumping Cozell McQueen (45), left center, and teammates celebrate defeating Houston 54-52 in the NCAA college basketball championship game in Albuquerque, N.M. (AP Photo/File)

AP Was There: NC State stuns Houston 54-52 for '83 title

Mar. 29, 2020 11:11 AM EDT

A panel of Associated Press sports writers voted in March 2020 on the top 10 men's basketball games in the history of the NCAA Tournament. They are being republished because the sport has been shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic. The following game was voted No. 3 and the following story was sent April...

FILE - This Friday, March 20, 2020 file photo shows a closed sign near an entrance to a playground at an elementary school in Walpole, Mass., amid the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. Child welfare agencies in the U.S. have a difficult mission in the best of times, and now they're scrambling to confront new challenges during the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Coronavirus roils every segment of US child welfare system

Mar. 28, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Child welfare agencies across the U.S., often beleaguered in the best of times, are scrambling to confront new challenges that the coronavirus is posing for caseworkers, kids and parents. For caseworkers, the potential toll is physical and emotional. Child welfare workers in several...

FILE - In this May 1, 2018, file photo, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton speaks at a news conference in Austin, Texas. The state of Texas has filed suit against a Houston auctioneer, accusing him of price-gouging in his auctioning of 750,000 medical-grade and N95 face masks, Paxton's office announced Thursday, March 26, 2020. (Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File)

Price-gouging allegation leaves 750,000 face masks in limbo

Mar. 26, 2020 9:22 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The state of Texas sued a Houston auctioneer on Thursday after halting an auction of 750,000 medical-grade and N95 face masks, alleging price gouging in the sale of the masks commonly used by health professionals who are on the front lines battling against the new coronavirus. The lawsuit...

Raiders agree to deal with free agent DT Daniel Ross

Mar. 26, 2020 9:20 PM EDT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Free agent defensive tackle Daniel Ross has agreed to a contract with the Las Vegas Raiders. Ross' agent, David Canter, announced the move Thursday on Twitter. The 27-year-old Ross began his career in Canada and spent time on practice squads in Houston, Detroit and Kansas City...

FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2018, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt, right, and Los Angeles Chargers fullback Derek Watt pose after exchanging jerseys after an NFL football game in Pittsburgh. Derek Watt couldn't pass up the opportunity to play with his younger brother T.J. It's the main reason the fullback agreed to a three-year contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers.(AP Photo/Don Wright, File)

Watt eager for fresh start, family reunion in Pittsburgh

Mar. 26, 2020 6:47 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Turns out, Derek Watt's reunion with younger brother T.J. has its limits. Like say, sharing a roof for the first time since college. “I know (T.J.) doesn’t want that,” Derek Watt said with a laugh on Thursday, about a week after agreeing to join T.J. on the Pittsburgh...

FILE - This Sept. 22, 2005 file photo shows Houston, Texas. Three metro areas in the Lone Star State had some of the biggest population gains over the past decade, according to figures released Thursday, March 26, 2020, by the U.S. Census Bureau. Dallas increased by 1.2 million people, the most of any U.S. metro area, followed by Houston, which added another 1.1 million residents over the decade. Austin grew by more than a half million residents from 2010 to 2019, the eighth biggest numeric growth among U.S. metros, according to the bureau's population estimates.(AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)

Texas is bigger: Lone Star State's metros lead decade growth

Mar. 26, 2020 3:18 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Everything really is bigger in Texas. Three metro areas in the Lone Star State had some of the biggest population gains over the past decade, according to figures released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. Dallas increased by 1.2 million people, the most of any U.S. metro area,...

BC-BBO--This Date in Baseball

Mar. 24, 2020 3:17 PM EDT

March 27 1973 — Minnesota pitcher Jim Perry became the first player to use the "10 and 5 rule" when he OK'd his own trade to the Detroit Tigers for minor league pitcher Dan Fife and cash. 1986 — Major League Baseball's Rules Committee voted to change the designated hitter rule for the World Series...