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Lillard, Blazers score 50 in first, blast Rockets 140-129

May. 11, 2021 01:38 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard had 34 points and nine rebounds, and the Portland Trail Blazers raced to a 140-129 victory over the Houston Rockets on Monday night. The Blazers scored 50 points in the first quarter, setting a franchise record...

Walsh's big night helps Angels rally for 5-4 win over Astros

May. 11, 2021 00:46 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Jared Walsh had another big game Monday night in what has become his breakout season with the Los Angeles Angels. Walsh homered and matched a career high with four hits, Justin Upton also connected and the Los Angeles Angels rallied in the sixth inning...

Spurs' record-setting 1st half ends Bucks' streak, 146-125

May. 10, 2021 23:45 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs used the agony of their most humiliating defeat this season as motivation for an uplifting victory, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. DeMar DeRozan had 23 points and the Spurs set a franchise record for points in the...

Man arrested after tiger shown in a yard of his Houston home

May. 10, 2021 22:44 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas man free on bond from a murder charge was returned to custody Monday after neighbors found a pet tiger wandering around a Houston neighborhood. Houston police tweeted Monday night that Victor Hugo Cuevas, 26, was back in custody charged with...

USA Olympian Garcia leads Athletes Unlimited softball picks

May. 10, 2021 21:26 PM EDT

United States Olympian Rachel Garcia was one of the 12 players chosen in the first Athletes Unlimited softball draft on Monday night. Garcia, a right-handed pitcher for UCLA, is a two-time USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year. She led the Bruins to the national...

Julian Read, who briefed press after JFK assassination, dies

May. 10, 2021 20:27 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Julian Read, whose long career in public relations included briefing the press after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas in 1963, has died in Texas. He was 93. Read died Saturday at a senior living community in Austin, his daughter,...

Suspect arrested in 6-year-old San Antonio girl's killing

May. 10, 2021 20:18 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Police have charged a 23-year-old man with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a 6-year-old girl at a San Antonio car club meetup. Andrew Rey Elizondo, an acquaintance of the child's mother, was arrested Monday afternoon in the Sunday night...

Chief: Texas police shoot man who was firing gun in home

May. 10, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

LANCASTER, Texas (AP) — Officers in a Dallas suburb fatally shot a man firing a gun in a home Monday, hours after he was released from a hospital where he had a mental health evaluation. Officers were dispatched to a home in Lancaster on Sunday night after receiving a...

Chargers agree to terms with lineman Christian Covington

May. 10, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Defensive lineman Christian Covington has agreed to terms with the Los Angeles Chargers. Covington will be going into his seventh season. He started 14 games at defensive tackle for the Cincinnati Bengals last year and posted a career-high 39...

NTSB: Tesla owner got into driver's seat before deadly crash

May. 10, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Home security camera footage shows that the owner of a Tesla got into the driver's seat of the car shortly before a deadly crash in suburban Houston, according to a government report Monday. But the preliminary report on the crash that killed two men...