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Grimes scores 32 to lift Houston past Rice 97-89

Nov. 19, 2019 10:47 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Quentin Grimes had a career-high 32 points, making four 3-pointers, as Houston blew past Rice 97-89 in the second half on Tuesday night. After Rice took a 78-76 lead with just under four minutes left, Marcus Sasser and Grimes hit back-to-back 3s around a Dejon Jarreau steal and the Cougars...

Manfred says has broad authority for Astros discipline

Nov. 19, 2019 8:09 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred hopes the investigation into sign stealing by the Houston Astros will be complete by next season and says he has authority to impose discipline beyond the loss of amateur draft picks. Oakland pitcher Mike Fiers says that when he was with Houston in...

Ammonia leak prompts food bank to dump 1.8M pounds of food

Nov. 19, 2019 7:48 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — An ammonia leak that contaminated all three of the Houston Food Bank’s refrigerated storage areas has forced it to dump 1.8 million pounds of food just over a week before Thanksgiving Day. The Houston Chronicle reports a fan broke in one of the food storage areas a week ago, severing...

The Latest: Afternoon of routs followed by close calls

Nov. 19, 2019 6:18 PM EST

The Latest on Week 11 in the NFL (all times EST): 8:10 p.m. An NFL afternoon of blowouts was followed by three nail-biting finishes. The AFC-leading New England Patriots were assured of their 19th consecutive winning season following a 17-10 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in a rematch of the 2018 Super Bowl....

Authorities: 1 killed during attempted armored truck robbery

Nov. 19, 2019 2:42 PM EST

WILLIS, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a guard fatally shot a person suspected of trying to rob an armored truck at a bank north of Houston and another suspect remains on the run. Police Chief James Nowak says two individuals tried to rob a Brink's armored truck Tuesday morning outside a Chase bank in...

Carmelo aims to knock off rust, knock down shots for Blazers

Nov. 19, 2019 11:16 AM EST

Plenty has changed since Carmelo Anthony last played an NBA game. Zion Williamson had just made his Duke debut. Kyrie Irving had said only a month earlier he planned to re-sign in Boston. There’s been turnover all over the league — including a blockbuster trade between Anthony’s last two...

Harden, Westbrook help Rockets rout Trail Blazers 132-108

Nov. 18, 2019 11:32 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden has been scoring at such a prolific rate this season that his 36-point effort in Houston’s rout of Portland on Monday night actually caused his average to dip. “For him he had a subpar night,” Portland coach Terry Stotts said with a slight laugh. Russell...

Tua Tagovailoa’s prognosis ‘excellent’ after his surgery

Nov. 18, 2019 6:49 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s team surgeon said Tua Tagovailoa’s prognosis was “excellent” after the quarterback underwent surgery to repair a dislocated hip, although there is no timeline for Tagovailoa’s recovery. Dr. Lyle Cain said Tagovailoa is expected to recover...

Yuli Gurriel agrees to $8.3M, 1-year deal with Astros

Nov. 18, 2019 6:36 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Yuli Gurriel has agreed to an $8.3 million, one-year contract with the Houston Astros, a $300,000 raise from his originally scheduled salary for next season. Gurriel hit .298 and set career bests with 31 homers and 104 RBIs as the Astros won the American League pennant for the second time in...

Texans must put loss to Ravens behind them with Indy up next

Nov. 18, 2019 5:48 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans couldn't do much right in a blowout loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. They don't have time to dwell on the embarrassing 41-7 defeat with a visit from the Indianapolis Colts coming on Thursday night; the winner will be in first place in the AFC South. "We have to turn...