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Úlfarsson, Quintero, Clark lead Houston past Chicago 2-0

Jun. 25, 2022 22:53 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Thorleifur Úlfarsson and Darwin Quintero scored first-half goals and Steve Clark made them stand up in the Houston Dynamo's 2-0 victory over the Chicago Fire on Saturday. Úlfarsson picked up his second goal of the season when he found the net in the 23rd minute for...

Astros' Javier, bullpen combine to no-hit Yanks in 3-0 win

Jun. 25, 2022 19:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Cristian Javier kept sending the New York Yankees back to their dugout in short order, taming his often inconsistent control and thwarting the team with baseball's best record, most runs and preeminent power. “We call him ‘The Reptile,’ because he doesn’t...

Verlander pitches Astros to 3-1 win, ends Yanks' home streak

Jun. 24, 2022 23:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Verlander was amped up, throwing nine of his 20 fastest pitches this season. “Maybe it was the adrenaline,” he said. Looking as strong as ever in his return season from Tommy John surgery, Verlander pitched four-hit ball over seven innings...

T-wolves draft trade nets 7-1 Auburn center Walker Kessler

Jun. 24, 2022 12:40 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves added a potential rim protector to complement star Karl-Anthony Towns, acquiring 7-foot-1 Auburn center Walker Kessler in a draft pick swap that netted them an additional first-rounder that became Duke forward Wendell Moore Jr. on Thursday night. ...

Mavs trade into draft, get G League's Hardy at 37 from Kings

Jun. 24, 2022 01:24 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Mavericks general manager Nico Harrison can finally say he has made a draft pick. The second-year GM and his club traded back into the the NBA draft in a deal with Sacramento, acquiring G League player Jaden Hardy after the Kings drafted him 37th overall in the...

Houston takes Auburn's Jabari Smith with third overall pick

Jun. 24, 2022 01:08 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — After falling to the third overall pick by the Houston Rockets after most projected him to go No. 1 in the NBA draft, Jabari Smith Jr. wasn't worried about the two teams that didn't pick him. He was looking ahead to how he'll help the one that did. “Ultimately I...

Magic take Banchero 1st, Holmgren, Smith follow in NBA draft

Jun. 24, 2022 00:35 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The question for weeks leading into the NBA draft was whether the first pick would be Paolo Banchero, Chet Holmgren or Jabari Smith Jr. The answer finally came Thursday night — and even Banchero didn't know it until moments before the announcement of the Orlando...

Event to honor jurors leads to mistrial in Texas murder case

Jun. 23, 2022 16:25 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — An effort by Houston area officials to thank residents for taking part in the jury selection process has ended with a mistrial in a murder case. Last week, the office of Harris County District Clerk Marilyn Burgess held its annual Jury Appreciation Week, an event...

LEADING OFF: Astros vs Yanks, Musgrove returns to face Phils

Jun. 23, 2022 03:03 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ BATTLE IN THE BRONX American League powerhouses square off when Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees host Yordan Álvarez and the Houston Astros in the opener of a highly anticipated four-game...

Álvarez belts 2 homers as Astros win 5-3 to sweep Mets

Jun. 23, 2022 00:26 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Yordan Álvarez homered twice and the Houston Astros beat the New York Mets 5-3 to complete a two-game sweep Wednesday. Next up, a trip to the Big Apple to face the major league-leading New York Yankees and slugger Aaron Judge, the only player who's hit more homers...