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Lions put Strong on IR, acquire Skipper via waivers

Nov. 12, 2019 5:55 PM EST

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have put defensive tackle Kevin Strong on injured reserve. The Lions also announced Tuesday that they were awarded tackle Dan Skipper via waivers from the Houston Texans. Skipper spent time with the Texans and New England Patriots earlier this season. He appeared...

LA's Gómez elected 1st Hispanic to lead US Catholic bishops

Nov. 12, 2019 3:28 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Archbishop José Gómez of Los Angeles, an immigrant from Mexico, pledged to push for a more welcoming immigration system after winning election Tuesday as the first Hispanic to head the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. "I'm humbled by your support," said Gómez, whose...

After boost from Perry, supporters got huge Ukraine gas deal

Nov. 12, 2019 7:43 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Two political supporters of U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry secured a potentially lucrative oil and gas exploration deal from the Ukrainian government soon after Perry proposed one of the men as an adviser to the country's new president. Perry's efforts to influence Ukraine's energy...

After boost from Perry, backers got huge gas deal in Ukraine

Nov. 11, 2019 3:26 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Two political supporters of U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry secured a potentially lucrative oil and gas exploration deal from the Ukrainian government soon after Perry proposed one of the men as an adviser to the country's new president. Perry's efforts to influence Ukraine's energy...

Houston routs Angelo State 108-42 behind Hinton

Nov. 9, 2019 8:43 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Nate Hinton scored 18 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead six teammates in double-digit scoring and Houston routed Division II-member Angelo State 108-42 on Saturday night. Marcus Sasser scored 17 points with five 3-pointers and five assists and Quentin Grimes added 16 points for the...

No. 23 SMU has to avoid hangover against ECU after 1st loss

Nov. 8, 2019 2:42 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — SMU's chance for its first unbeaten season since the Pony Express days got lost near Graceland and not far from Beale Street. The road for the No. 23 Mustangs in trying to represent the Group of Five in the Cotton Bowl only 25 miles from their campus got much more crowded. They will need some...

Astros president Ryan shifts to lesser role with team

Nov. 7, 2019 9:05 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Astros president Reid Ryan is shifting to a lesser role in the organization and owner Jim Crane's son is joining the executive team, moves announced 11 days after Crane apologized to a Sports Illustrated reporter and retracted a statement by the club accusing her of trying to "fabricate a...

Watson's play has Houston Texans leading AFC South

Nov. 7, 2019 5:31 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — After the Houston Texans improved to 6-3 with a win over the Jaguars before their bye week, DeAndre Hopkins was asked to make the case for Deshaun Watson to be the league's MVP. "Deshaun can make the case for himself from his play," Hopkins said. "I can't. I can get up here and say a...

US women to open Olympic qualifying in Houston in January

Nov. 7, 2019 5:02 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The World Cup champion U.S. women's team will head to Houston in January to open the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament. The United States is hosting the tournament, which will take place from Jan. 28 to Feb. 9. Joining the United States in Group A is Costa Rica, Panama and Haiti. Those...

James Harden scores 36 points, Rockets rout Warriors 129-112

Nov. 6, 2019 11:26 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Despite an entirely different lineup of Golden State Warriors, James Harden was still out for blood Wednesday night. Harden had 36 points and 13 assists and the Houston Rockets routed Golden State 129-112, sending the short-handed Warriors to their sixth loss in eight games this season. Less...