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AP source: Allen, Cavs agree to $100 million, 5-year deal

Aug. 02, 2021 23:19 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jarrett Allen is staying as the Cavaliers' main man in the middle. One of the NBA's most promising young centers, Allen agreed to a $100 million, five-year contract to remain with Cleveland on Monday as free agency opened, a person familiar with the...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Aug. 02, 2021 10:07 AM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. Aug. 1, 2021. Editorial: Masks and migrants aren’t the enemy. COVID-19 is You can’t win a war when you’re fighting the wrong enemy. But that is what Gov. Greg Abbott is doing as COVID-19 sends an alarming number of...

Giants hit 5 HRs, rough up Greinke, Astros 8-6

Jul. 31, 2021 20:32 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants hit five home runs, including four off Astros ace Zack Greinke, and beat Houston 8-6 Saturday in an interleague matchup of division leaders. Darin Ruf, Donovan Solano, Wilmer Flores and LaMonte Wade Jr. connected off...

LEADING OFF: Bryant set for SF debut, Tatis on injured list

Jul. 31, 2021 20:24 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on Sunday: ON DECK Kris Bryant is expected to make his debut for the NL West-leading Giants when they host Houston. San Francisco got the four-time All-Star third baseman in a trade...

Packers' Amari Rodgers appreciates having mentor as teammate

Jul. 31, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers rookie receiver Amari Rodgers grew up admiring Randall Cobb and eventually learning from him, but he never believed his mentor would ever become his NFL teammate. Yet, that’s exactly what happened when the Packers acquired...

Gregory-Portland’s Lott, Barbers Hill’s Cauley top 5A team

Jul. 30, 2021 19:42 PM EDT

BRYAN, Texas (AP) — Gregory-Portland pitcher Malachi Lott and Barbers Hill shortstop Cameron Cauley shared player of the year on the Texas Sports Writers Association’s Class 5A all-state baseball team announced Friday. Lott, who signed with the University of Houston,...

Taylor steps in as Texans QB amid uncertainty with Watson

Jul. 30, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — With quarterback Deshaun Watson relegated to little more than a spectator so far in Houston Texans camp, Tyrod Taylor has been running the offense and asserting himself as the team’s leader. “I definitely feel that guys look for me for leadership,...

Houston Rockets take Green with No. 2 pick in NBA draft

Jul. 30, 2021 02:04 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston general manager Rafael Stone wouldn't even hazard a guess of how good of an NBA player Jalen Green will be. He is, however, certain that he'll give everything he has to reach his full potential. “Clearly we think he can be...

Knicks get Houston's Grimes after trading first two picks

Jul. 30, 2021 01:37 AM EDT

The New York Knicks ended up with guard Quentin Grimes with the No. 25 pick in the NBA draft after dealing two picks that were higher. The swap of their No. 21 pick for No. 25 left them with Grimes, a third-team All-American from Houston who came with a pick that belonged...

Detroit Pistons grab Cade Cunningham at No. 1 in NBA draft

Jul. 30, 2021 01:10 AM EDT

Cade Cunningham sure looked like the No. 1 overall draft pick all year at Oklahoma State with his fluid game, scoring ability and passing — all in a 6-foot-8 frame. So it was no surprise the Detroit Pistons would grab the freshman All-American with the top pick as they...