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Woman sought in death of professional cyclist in Texas

May. 23, 2022 19:56 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Police were searching Monday for a woman suspected in the fatal shooting of a professional cyclist at an Austin home. The body of Anna Moriah “Mo” Wilson, 25, was found May 11, and Austin police issued a murder warrant for Kaitlin Marie Armstrong, 34, last...

Blaney wins All-Star race, $1M 2 laps after thinking he won

May. 23, 2022 00:21 AM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The checkered flag was already waving for Ryan Blaney when the caution lights came on just yards before he got to the line to win NASCAR's All-Star race and $1 million. He had to get his window net back in place and go two more laps. NASCAR acknowledged...

Djitte scores late to help Austin tie Orlando City 2-2

May. 22, 2022 22:52 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Moussa Djitte scored in the fifth minute of second-half stoppage time and Austin FC rallied for a 2-2 draw with Orlando City on Sunday. Ercan Kara scored two minutes into the match and Ruan found the net in the 22nd minute as Orlando City (6-4-3) jumped out to...

Startups push into Tampa Bay’s competitive housing market

May. 22, 2022 03:11 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — For nearly a month, Julie Youngblood has been traveling across Florida to meet with real estate agents. She’s helping the Austin-based company Homeward — which pays cash for homes upfront while homebuyers finalize their own financing — launch in the...

Power Rangers actor charged with paycheck protection fraud

May. 20, 2022 18:48 PM EDT

PLANO, Texas (AP) — The actor who played Red Power Ranger in the “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” films and television series has been charged with wire fraud conspiracy relating to the federal Paycheck Protection Program, officials said. Jason Lawrence Geiger, 47, of McKinney,...

Austin FC tops LAFC 2-1; Vela reaches milestone with a PK

May. 19, 2022 01:44 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ruben Gabrielsen and Diego Fagúndez scored, propelling Austin FC to a 2-1 victory over Los Angeles FC Wednesday night. The victory came despite LAFC's Carlos Vela becoming the third-fastest player in MLS history to reach 100 combined goals and assists. Vela...

Austin scores career-high 20 as Mystics beat Wings 84-68

May. 17, 2022 22:19 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Shakira Austin, the No. 3 overall pick in last month's draft, scored 12 of her career-high 20 points in the second half as the Washington Mystics pulled away for a 84-68 win over the Dallas Wings on Tuesday night. The 6-foot-5 Austin made 9 of 11 from the...

Ex-Seattle safety Earl Thomas arrested over protective order

May. 14, 2022 15:53 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Former Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas has been arrested in Texas more than two weeks after a warrant was issued over an alleged violation of a protective order. Beaumont, Texas, television station KBMT reported Thomas was arrested Friday in Orange, where he...

Chargers hoping Spiller can provide depth at running back

May. 13, 2022 18:28 PM EDT

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers are set with Austin Ekeler as their lead running back. Finding a dependable backup has been a work in progress the last two seasons. With recent draft picks Joshua Kelley and Larry Rountree struggling to adjust to the NFL, and...

Fun and tension during Austin FC's second season

May. 13, 2022 16:13 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The view from near the top certainly looks much better to Austin FC. After finishing their 2021 debut near the bottom of Major League Soccer's Western Conference, the second go-round has been quite a turnaround. Austin is in second place in the...