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No. 2 Texas completes sweep of South Florida for CWS berth

Jun. 14, 2021 00:43 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Trey Faltine drove in three runs with a pair of doubles and Cam Williams hit a two-run home run in the seventh inning after walking his first four times up and scoring three times as No. 2 overall seed Texas breezed into the College World Series with a 12-4 victory over...

Larson wins 2nd NASCAR All-Star race, this one in Texas

Jun. 13, 2021 22:55 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kyle Larson was back in the NASCAR All-Star race, and got another $1 million by winning it again. Larson held off a hard-charging Brad Keselowski during the final 10-lap shootout at Texas on Sunday night, after a slippery three-wide pass to get...

Brantley has 4 of Astros' 20 hits in 14-3 rout of Twins

Jun. 13, 2021 22:33 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Michael Brantley had his second four-hit game of the series and drove in four runs, part of a 20-hit attack that helped the Houston Astros rout Minnesota 14-3 Sunday to take two of three from the Twins. Minnesota’s Michael Pineda (3-4) left after...

Buehler, Betts propel Dodgers to 5-3 win over Rangers

Jun. 13, 2021 20:21 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mookie Betts knows he's struggling. He still homered and scored three runs. The Dodgers' bullpen let six straight Rangers reach base and allowed three runs in the ninth. Kenley Jansen still got three gritty outs with the bases loaded to end it. ...

Man, 25, dies after downtown Austin shooting that wounded 14

Jun. 13, 2021 20:00 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A man has died from his injuries following a mass shooting on a crowded downtown Austin street that left more than a dozen people injured, police said Sunday. Douglas John Kantor, 25, who was hospitalized with critical gunshot wounds following the...

Judge tosses hospital workers' vaccine requirement challenge

Jun. 13, 2021 16:15 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge threw out a lawsuit filed by employees of a Houston hospital system over its requirement that all of its staff be vaccinated against COVID-19. The Houston Methodist Hospital system suspended 178 employees without pay last week over their...

GOP ramps up misleading attack on Democrats' policing policy

Jun. 13, 2021 10:36 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — When Minnesota Republican Tyler Kistner announced his candidacy for the U.S. House in April, he asked voters to ponder two questions: “What America will we leave for our children?" and "Will they be taught to hate their police?” Across the...

Rangers snap 16-game road losing streak, rout Dodgers 12-1

Jun. 13, 2021 02:44 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Texas Rangers thought it was quite appropriate to end their epic road losing streak with one of their most impressive victories of the season. These rebuilding Rangers are all about new beginnings, and they got a big one at Dodger Stadium during...

Kennedy, Texas top USF 4-3; 1 win from CWS berth

Jun. 13, 2021 01:09 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Eric Kennedy hit a two-out walk-off double and Texas beat South Florida 4-3 on Saturday in the first game of the best-of-3 Austin Super Regional. The Longhorns can clinch a trip to the College World Series on Sunday with another win over USF. ...

Berríos pitching, Polanco power carry Twins past Astros 5-2

Jun. 12, 2021 23:49 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Pitching has frequently been failing the Minnesota Twins this season. Not if José Berríos can help it. Berríos threw seven commanding innings against the highest-scoring team in the majors, Jorge Polanco had three RBIs and the...