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Memphis Grizzlies' Brandon Clarke (15) handles the ball as Boston Celtics' Gordon Hayward (20) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Ehrmann, Pool)

Celtics keep Grizzlies from clinching spot in play-in series

Aug. 11, 2020 10:03 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA (AP) — Jayson Tatum scored 29 points and the Boston Celtics ran past Memphis 122-107 on Tuesday, putting the Grizzlies in further danger of missing the playoffs. The Grizzlies missed another chance to guarantee themselves a spot in the Western Conference play-in series, and fell out of...

FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2002 file photo, singer and actor Trini Lopez poses in Dallas. Trini Lopez, a singer and guitarist who gained fame for his versions of “Lemon Tree” and “If I Had a Hammer” in the 1960s and took his talents to Hollywood, has died. He was 83.  Filmmaker P. David Ebersole confirmed that Lopez died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020 at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, Calif., from COVID-19.  (Cheryl Diaz Meyer/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

Trini Lopez, 1960s-era singer mentored by Sinatra, dies

Aug. 11, 2020 7:40 PM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Trini Lopez, a singer and guitarist who gained fame for his versions of “Lemon Tree” and “If I Had a Hammer” in the 1960s and took his talents to Hollywood, died Tuesday. He was 83. Filmmaker P. David Ebersole, who just finished shooting a documentary on...

FILE-FC Dallas attacker Zdenek Ondrasek (13) receives the ball over Philadelphia Union defenders Jackob Glesnes (5) and Raymon Gaddis (28) during the second half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Frisco, Texas. Having watched the MLS is Back tournament from afar because of coronavirus cases, FC Dallas and Nashville SC are grateful for the chance to play when they meet Wednesday, Aug, 12, 2020, for the resumption of Major League Soccer's regular season.(Ryan Michalesko/The Dallas Morning News via AP, File)/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

FC Dallas, Nashville SC prepare to restart the MLS season

Aug. 11, 2020 6:18 PM EDT

Having watched the MLS is Back tournament from afar because of coronavirus cases, FC Dallas and Nashville SC are grateful for the chance to play again when they meet Wednesday for the resumption of Major League Soccer's regular season. There will be fans — albeit a limited number because of the pandemic...

Court upholds murder sentence of ex-cop who shot Black teen

Aug. 11, 2020 4:58 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas appeals court has upheld the murder conviction and 15-year sentence of a white ex-police officer who fatally shot an unarmed Black teenager in 2017. The 5th Court of Appeals in Dallas issued its opinion on the former Balch Springs officer's appeal Monday, The Dallas Morning News...

Phoenix Suns' Devin Booker (1) goes to the basket over Miami Heat's Andre Iguodala, left, and Tyler Herro, right, during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The suns won 119-112. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)

The West play-in race may be decided by slimmest of margins

Aug. 11, 2020 10:39 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The race in the Western Conference for two play-in game spots will go down to the wire. And the difference could be razor close — just about the slimmest possible. A season like none other in NBA history may get a finish like none other, at least in the West. An...

FILE - A lone traveler heads to the north security checkpoint in the main terminal of Denver International Airport Wednesday, July 22, 2020, in Denver.  Air travel is down sharply during the pandemic, but airport screeners are finding guns at a much higher rate. And about 80% of those guns are loaded. The Transportation Security Administration appealed Monday, Aug. 10,  for travelers to pay attention the restrictions on traveling with guns.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Air traffic is down, gun seizures up at US airports

Aug. 10, 2020 6:29 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — With air traffic nearing a five-month high, airport security is finding guns in passenger carry-on bags at three times the rate recorded before the pandemic. And 80% of the guns are loaded. The discoveries at airports comes at a time when U.S. gun sales are surging, and analysts believe many...

FILE - In this June 29, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs throws to the Oakland Athletics during a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif. Federal prosecutors say a former Angels employee has been charged with conspiracy to distribute fentanyl in connection with last year's overdose death of Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs. Prosecutors in Texas say Eric Prescott Kay was arrested in Fort Worth, Texas, and made his first appearance Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in federal court. Kay was communications director for the Angels. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Ex-Angels employee charged in overdose death of Tyler Skaggs

Aug. 7, 2020 8:17 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A former Los Angeles Angels employee has been charged with conspiracy to distribute fentanyl in connection with last year's overdose death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs, prosecutors in Texas announced Friday. Eric Prescott Kay was arrested in Fort Worth, Texas, and made his first...

Ex-Dallas cop appeals murder conviction in neighbor's death

Aug. 7, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Attorneys for a white former Dallas police officer have filed an appeal of her murder conviction in the killing of her Black neighbor inside his home. Amber Guyger is serving a 10-year prison sentence for the September 2018 fatal shooting of Botham Jean. She testified at trial that she...

Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Adrian Houser throws the ball against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Houser strong, Brewers stop White Sox 6-game win streak, 1-0

Aug. 6, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Dallas Keuchel saw the potential in Adrian Houser when the two were coming up with the Houston Astros. Outings like this were just what he envisioned. Houser dominated over seven innings and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the White Sox 1-0 Wednesday night to snap Chicago’s six-game win...

Phoenix Suns' Devin Booker shoots the game-winning basket over Los Angeles Clippers' Paul George (13) in an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)

In the NBA bubble, the race for No. 8 out West is quite wild

Aug. 5, 2020 6:55 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Devin Booker does not like the notion that the Phoenix Suns, whose playoff chances were beyond slim when the season was suspended, should simply be happy to be in the NBA’s bubble. He sees it quite differently. “People can say we have a nothing-to-lose...