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Diaz hits slam, Astros tag Pérez, rally past Rangers 7-5

Aug. 09, 2022 23:17 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Aledmys Díaz hit a grand slam as the Houston Astros roughed up Martín Pérez and rallied past the Texas Rangers 7-5 Tuesday night. Pérez (9-3) tied a season high by allowing seven runs in five-plus innings to snap a nine-game winning streak, the longest active...

McKenzie's 8 Ks, Maile's HR puts Guardians over Astros 1-0

Aug. 07, 2022 16:11 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Triston McKenzie held Houston to two hits and struck out eight in eight innings, Luke Maile homered for the first time in three years and the Cleveland Guardians defeated the Houston Astros 1-0 on Sunday. McKenzie (8-8) retired 15 straight hitters before...

4 riding in golf cart killed in crash at Texas intersection

Aug. 07, 2022 15:51 PM EDT

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Four people riding in a golf cart were killed — including two juveniles — when an allegedly intoxicated man driving an SUV ran a stop sign at an intersection in Southeast Texas, police said. Miguel Espinoza, 45, has been charged with four counts of...

Attorney urges Goodell to 'do the right thing' on Watson

Aug. 04, 2022 21:10 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A lawyer representing two dozen women who have accused Deshaun Watson of sexual assault or harassment said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has a chance to “do the right thing” now that the league has appealed a six-game suspension for the Cleveland Browns quarterback. ...

Former attorney general to hear appeal of Watson suspension

Aug. 04, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has handed off Deshaun Watson's discipline case to a lawyer with league connections and expertise in domestic violence and sexual assault. Goodell chose former New Jersey Attorney General Peter C. Harvey on Thursday to hear the...

Advocates: Senate bill means environmental health, also harm

Aug. 04, 2022 08:18 AM EDT

Billions of dollars in climate and environment investments could flow to communities in the United States that have been plagued by pollution and climate threats for decades, if the proposed Inflation Reduction Act becomes law. The bill, announced by Sens. Chuck Schumer and Joe Manchin last month,...

Big 12 title game staying at home of Cowboys through 2025

Aug. 03, 2022 20:26 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Big 12 championship game will remain at the home of the Dallas Cowboys through at least 2025, the season after Texas and Oklahoma are set to leave for the Southeastern Conference. The contract extension announced Wednesday means the first nine games...

Yordan Alvarez gets 4 strikes in AB during Astros win

Aug. 03, 2022 18:39 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Astros slugger Yordan Alvarez doesn't need any help at the plate. The All-Star got it anyway Wednesday in Houston's 6-1 win over the Boston Red Sox when he wasn't called out after a third strike. Alvarez led off Houston's third by taking a...

Trey Mancini homers in first start with Astros since trade

Aug. 03, 2022 18:38 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — After a stressful week dealing with trade rumors, Jose Urquidy was relieved to remain with the Houston Astros as the deadline passed Tuesday. With that worry off his mind, Urquidy turned in his best start of the season Wednesday to help the Astros to a 6-1 win over...

NFL appeals 6-game suspension for Browns' Deshaun Watson

Aug. 03, 2022 18:11 PM EDT

The NFL is seeking an indefinite suspension of at least one year plus a fine in appealing a disciplinary officer’s decision to suspend Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson for six games for violating the league's personal conduct policy, a person familiar with the filing told The...