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Houston Rockets' Russell Westbrook, right, looks to shoot past Golden State Warriors' Eric Paschall in the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

James Harden, Rockets roll to 135-105 rout of young Warriors

Feb. 21, 2020 1:48 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Russell Westbrook vowed to better control his emotions down the stretch of the regular season. They sometimes get the better of him and he realizes he's under the watchful eye of referees because of his reputation, but he won't ever back down. James Harden had 29 points and 10 assists,...

Solo on list of eligible players for 2020 Hall of Fame

Feb. 21, 2020 1:36 AM EST

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Former U.S. national team goalkeeper Hope Solo is among the first-time eligible players on the ballot for the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame. Solo, dismissed from the team following the 2016 Olympics, joins fellow U.S. national team members Brad Davis, Whitney Engen, Herculez...

Griffin carries UT Arlington past Georgia St. 70-62

Feb. 20, 2020 11:01 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Sam Griffin had 13 points as UT Arlington beat Georgia State 70-62 on Thursday night. Nicolas Elame had 12 points and eight rebounds for Texas-Arlington (13-15, 9-8 Sun Belt Conference), which earned its fourth consecutive home victory. David Azore added 11 points. Jabari Narcis had...

Pearson leads Texas State past Georgia Southern 70-55

Feb. 20, 2020 10:45 PM EST

SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Nijal Pearson had 20 points as Texas State beat Georgia Southern 70-55 on Thursday night. Marlin Davis had 16 points for Texas State (18-10, 11-6 Sun Belt Conference), which earned its fifth straight home victory. Isiah Small added seven rebounds. Shelby Adams had eight rebounds....

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...

Baylor's Mark Vital, Freddie Gillespie, Tristan Clark, Devonte Bandoo and Davion Mitchell, from left, celebrate after Baylor defeated Oklahoma 65-54 in an NCAA college basketball game in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

No. 1 Baylor welcomes No. 3 Kansas in Big 12 showdown

Feb. 20, 2020 4:17 PM EST

A look at the upcoming week around the Big 12 Conference: GAME OF THE WEEKEND The biggest game of the weekend in the Big 12 is arguably the biggest game in college basketball so far this season: No. 1 Baylor against third-ranked Kansas. The Bears (24-1, 13-0) have a game on the Jayhawks (23-3, 12-1) by virtue of...

Washington Post wins 'Grand Slam' honors at APSE contest

Feb. 20, 2020 3:39 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Washington Post is the lone media group to earn Grand Slam honors in the annual Associated Press Sports Editors’ writing and sections contest that wrapped up this week in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Post, competing in the A Division (83,000 and over circulation), placed...

Authorities: 3 killed in rural West Texas small plane crash

Feb. 20, 2020 2:21 PM EST

ABILENE, Texas (AP) — Three people were killed when a plane crashed Thursday in a rural area of West Texas as the pilot tried to return to an airport because of an electrical problem, authorities said. Authorities said all three people aboard the plane died, but have not released their names. Federal...

Texas plans to close 2 state prisons amid population decline

Feb. 20, 2020 1:59 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Texas will close two of its more than 100 state prisons amid a yearslong decline in the incarcerated population and serious understaffing at some facilities, officials said Thursday. The closures of a prison in South Texas and another in suburban Houston will result in annual savings of about...