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Austin Cindric reacts in Victory Lane after winning a NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race at Road America in Elkhart, Wisc., Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. (Gary C. Klein/The Sheboygan Press via AP)

Austin Cindric wins again at Road America

Aug. 8, 2020 7:08 PM EDT

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Austin Cindric won a race that drove him to tears, though not in the way you might expect. Cindric waited through a lightning delay Saturday at Road America and dealt with numerous caution flags on his way to his fourth victory in his last five Xfinity Series races. But the...

FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield scrambles during the second half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Cleveland. Looking back, Browns rookie coach Kevin Stefanski is now thrilled he decided to take a trip to Texas in March to visit Baker Mayfield. During a Zoom conference call on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, Stefanski revealed that he went to Austin and spent time with Mayfield. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)

Face time: Browns' Stefanski visited QB Mayfield in February

Aug. 7, 2020 2:45 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Looking back, Browns rookie coach Kevin Stefanski is thankful he took a trip to Texas in February and visited Baker Mayfield. It would be four months before he'd see his quarterback in person again. “I didn’t know about this global pandemic," Stefanski quipped. During a Zoom...

Law firm representing Fort Hood soldier in fatal shooting

Jul. 31, 2020 7:12 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Dallas law firm said it is representing a soldier stationed at Fort Hood who fatally shot an armed demonstrator at an Austin rally against police violence last weekend. The law firm Broden & Mickelsen said Thursday night that it is representing Sgt. Daniel Perry, who is on...

President Donald Trump adjusts his jacket as he stands with Double Eagle Energy co-CEOs Cody Campbell, left, and John Sellers, right before viewing the Double Eagle Energy Oil Rig, Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Midland, Texas. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump downplays West Texas energy worries, attacks Democrats

Jul. 29, 2020 8:22 PM EDT

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump took sweeping digs at “crazy left radical Democrats” on a trip Wednesday to the fracking fields of West Texas, launching unsubstantiated claims that a Democratic administration would destroy everything from the country's suburbs to the U.S. energy...

Fans wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus take a selfie before the KBO league game between Doosan Bears and LG Twins in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, July 27, 2020. Masked fans hopped, sang and shouted cheering slogans in baseball stadiums in South Korea on Sunday as authorities began bringing back spectators in professional sports games amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

The Latest: Lions place five players on COVID-19 list

Jul. 29, 2020 7:49 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Detroit Lions have placed wide receiver Kenny Golladay and tight end T.J. Hockenson on the reserve/COVID-19 list. That list was created for players who either test positive for COVID-19 or have been in close contact with an...

The Latest: Texas has zero active coronavirus infections

Jul. 28, 2020 7:22 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Texas has no active coronavirus infections on the football team or among the volleyball and men’s and women’s basketball team players on campus, athletic director Chris Del Conte said Tuesday. The football team...

Video of Texas police shooting released by Austin officials

Jul. 27, 2020 8:53 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Police in Austin, Texas, released video Monday of an officer fatally shooting an unarmed man in April as he drove away. The video shows the killing of Mike Ramos, a Black and Hispanic man, on April 24 and recounts what police had previously described: After officers address him by name...

Austin police investigate a homicide shooting which occurred at a demonstration against police violence in downtown Austin, Saturday, July 25, 2020. (Stephen Spillman/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

Austin police identify protester shot, killed by driver

Jul. 26, 2020 8:15 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Police have identified an armed protester who was shot and killed by a person who had driven into a crowd at a demonstration against police violence in the Texas capital. Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said Garrett Foster, 28, was shot and killed Saturday night as demonstrators...

Federal officers launch tear gas at a group of demonstrators during a Black Lives Matter protest at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Police and protesters clash in violent weekend across the US

Jul. 26, 2020 8:09 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Protests took a violent turn in several U.S. cities over the weekend with demonstrators squaring off against federal agents outside a courthouse in Portland, Oregon, forcing police in Seattle to retreat into a station house and setting fire to vehicles in California and Virginia. A protest...

Brandon Jones celebrates after winning a NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday, July 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Jones wins overtime NASCAR Xfinity race at Kansas Speedway

Jul. 25, 2020 7:57 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Brandon Jones must have learned something during two stifling Truck Series races at Kansas Speedway. He knew exactly what to do when he stepped in his Xfinity ride. The 23-year-old Jones came roaring around the outside of Austin Cindric on the second attempt at a...