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Defense order of the day for 1st round of NFL draft

Apr. 22, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — We learned during the 2018 season that offense is beloved by NFL teams (and fans). We also learned that defense, as performed by the Patriots in the Super Bowl, carries away the Lombardi Trophy. This year's draft, which begins Thursday night, is stocked with defenders who can be...

Texas killer dies, questions still remain about girls' death

Apr. 22, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

NAVASOTA, Texas (AP) — A man serving 70 years for a 1978 slaying near Houston who was also under investigation in the unsolved killings of several missing girls has collapsed and died in a Texas prison. Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Jeremy Desel says 79-year-old inmate Edward Harold Bell...

On Basketball: This first round sorely lacks playoff drama

Apr. 22, 2019 2:13 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — If there was a silver lining for Indiana fans after the Pacers were the first team to be bounced from the 2019 NBA playoffs, it's this: They won't have to watch any more first-round games. For that, they should be thankful. Drama is in very short supply so far in these playoffs. Close...

Gallo gets 1st sac fly, Rangers hold on to beat Astros 11-10

Apr. 21, 2019 8:04 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Joey Gallo's first sacrifice fly in more than 1,300 plate appearances for his career helped Shelby Miller get his first big league win in two years. The problem for the Texas Rangers was needing their closer after leading by nine runs, then having to replace Jose Leclerc to finish...

Texas town reflects on dragging death ahead of execution

Apr. 21, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

JASPER, Texas (AP) — A technology company was almost ready to bring up to 300 new jobs to Jasper, Texas, but in the final stages of recent negotiations, a potential deal-breaker emerged: the community's history as the place where three white men dragged a black man behind a pickup, killing him. The 1998...

Dallas area leads American cities in 2018 population growth

Apr. 21, 2019 2:05 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — New population estimates show that the Dallas-Fort Worth area led American cities in new residents from 2017 to 2018. U.S. Census Bureau numbers show that the two cities, along with Arlington in between, grew by nearly 131,700 residents and have gained more than a million residents since...

Gallo goes deep again in Rangers' 9-4 win over Astros, Cole

Apr. 21, 2019 12:12 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Joey Gallo hit another long home run for the Rangers, and that was only part of what made for another frustrating start for Houston Astros right-hander Gerrit Cole against Texas. Cole needed 43 pitches to get out of a five-run first inning, when he struck out Gallo with the bases...

Texas cancer center ousts 3 over Chinese data theft concerns

Apr. 20, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A prominent cancer center in Houston has ousted three of five scientists whom federal authorities identified as being involved in Chinese efforts to steal American research. Peter Pisters, the president of MD Anderson Cancer Center, told the Houston Chronicle that the National Institutes of...

Finally a playoff game at Detroit Pistons' new arena

Apr. 20, 2019 3:22 AM EDT

Little Caesars Arena in Detroit will finally host its first playoff game — in what is probably the last chance the Pistons have to make their series against Milwaukee competitive. "Let's make it hard on them," Detroit coach Dwane Casey said. "Let's make it a home atmosphere, because we need everything."...

Verlander, Astros win 7-2 at Rangers after 2 quick homers

Apr. 20, 2019 12:41 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman homered on consecutive fastballs for the Houston Astros before the game's first out, giving Justin Verlander a three-run lead before he even took the mound. Add in a few doubles, including one by George Springer that should have been a home run, and the...