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With 2 days left, there's much left to decide in the NBA

May. 15, 2021 10:43 AM EDT

The play-in field isn’t quite set. And nobody knows who’ll play anybody yet. Welcome to the final weekend of the NBA’s regular season, with every first-round playoff matchup — even every play-in game matchup — still undecided, and the...

Maldonado homers, Greinke goes 7 as Astros rout Rangers 10-4

May. 15, 2021 00:33 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Martín Maldonado homered and drove in three runs to back seven solid innings from Zack Greinke, and the Houston Astros defeated the Texas Rangers 10-4 on Friday night for their fourth straight victory. Kyle Tucker and Myles Straw each had two hits and...

Rockets get 122-115 win with Clippers resting stars

May. 14, 2021 23:52 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Kelly Olynyk scored 20 points and fell a rebound shy of a triple-double as the Houston Rockets snapped a seven-game skid with a 122-115 victory over a Los Angeles Clippers team that rested several starters Friday night. Olynyk had 11 assists and nine...

Search for tiger continues as alleged owner returns to jail

May. 14, 2021 22:30 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Texas (AP) — While a Texas man who police allege is the owner of a tiger that frightened residents after it was seen briefly wandering around a Houston neighborhood was ordered back behind bars on Friday, the animal’s whereabouts remain a mystery. An...

Straw scores on wild pitch in 11th, Astros beat Rangers 4-3

May. 14, 2021 01:20 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Myles Straw scored on a wild pitch in the 11th inning to give the Houston Astros a 4-3 win over the Texas Rangers on Thursday night. After the Rangers loaded the bases with an intentional walk to Alex Bregman that brought up Chas McCormick, reliever Brett...

Pamela Turner's family rallies for justice on anniversary

May. 13, 2021 21:16 PM EDT

BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — Family members and supporters of Pamela Turner, a Black woman who was fatally shot by a police officer in a Houston suburb, rallied for justice in her name Thursday, the second anniversary of her death. Demonstrators joined prominent civil rights...

Kuzma's late basket gives Lakers 3rd straight win

May. 13, 2021 02:30 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Despite missing LeBron James and Anthony Davis, the Los Angeles Lakers are keeping alive their slim hopes of trying to avoid the play-in tournament. Kyle Kuzma's driving layup with 6.9 seconds remaining gave the short-handed Lakers a 124-122 victory...

Mavs get key 125-107 win for postseason, eliminate Pelicans

May. 13, 2021 00:57 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic and the Mavericks are a big step closer to avoiding the play-in tournament in the Western Conference. The young Dallas sensation scored 33 points, Kristaps Porzingis added 19 in his return from injury and the Mavericks kept one of the inside...

Astros slug season-high 5 homers to rout Angels 9-1

May. 12, 2021 23:55 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — José Altuve and Yuli Gurriel homered early as the Houston Astros hit a season-high five long balls Wednesday night in a 9-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels. Altuve launched a leadoff homer and Gurriel, who also went deep Tuesday, added his two-run shot...

Maximiliano Urruti, Dynamo top Sporting KC 1-0

May. 12, 2021 22:52 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Maximiliano Urruti scored on a breakaway in the 56th minute and the Houston Dynamo beat Sporting Kansas City 1-0 on Wednesday night. Houston (2-1-2) has only lost three times in its last 17 home matches. Kansas City (2-2-1) had won five of its last eight...