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

Jun. 13, 2021 18:43 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...

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...

Maldonado, Astros make late noise, overcome 4 Twins homers

Jun. 12, 2021 00:35 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Martín Maldonado hit a go-ahead double in the ninth, prompting a fan to toss an inflatable trash can onto the field, and the Houston Astros beat the Minnesota Twins 6-4 on Friday night. This was Houston’s first trip to Target Field with fans in the...

What if? College Football Playoff matchups in 12-team format

Jun. 11, 2021 02:33 AM EDT

Using the final College Football Playoff selection committee rankings for each season, here's how the postseason matchups would have looked with the proposed 12-team format during the CFP's four-team era. 2020 First round (Lower seed is home team) ...

Red Sox beat Astros 12-8, avoid sweep as Martinez homers

Jun. 11, 2021 00:17 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — J.D. Martinez hit his 13th homer, Christian Arroyo had a three-run drive and the Boston Red Sox took advantage of a pair of dropped balls in a five-run sixth inning to beat the Houston Astros 12-8 Thursday night, avoiding a three-game sweep. Right fielder...

Blackwood scores, Jamaican women beat Nigeria 1-0

Jun. 10, 2021 20:02 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Deneisha Blackwood scored early in the second half and Jamaica defeated Nigeria 1-0 to open the Summer Series on Thursday night. Blackwood, who also plays for the Houston Dash of the National Women's Soccer League, scored in the 51st minute for the...

Odorizzi solid in 1st win since '19, Astros beat Red Sox 8-3

Jun. 09, 2021 23:07 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Dusty Baker doesn’t believe he’s seen the best of Jake Odorizzi. The Astros manager is hoping the 2019 All-Star right-hander’s latest performance against the Red Sox is a glimpse of what may be on tap going forward. Jose Altuve...

Houston hospital suspends 178 unvaccinated employees

Jun. 09, 2021 20:44 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston hospital has suspended 178 employees for two weeks without pay for not complying with demands that they be vaccinated against COVID-19. In a Tuesday memo, Houston Methodist Hospital system chief executive Marc Boom said 24,947 employees complied...

Student shot in hand at Houston high school parking lot

Jun. 09, 2021 18:17 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A student suffered a minor hand injury Wednesday when a stray bullet hit him during a Houston high school parking lot shooting, police said. North Forest High School seniors were leaving campus around 10:25 a.m. after a graduation rehearsal when persons...

Longest serving death row inmate in US resentenced to life

Jun. 09, 2021 17:35 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The longest serving death row inmate in the U.S. was resentenced to life in prison on Wednesday after prosecutors in Texas concluded the 71-year-old man is ineligible for execution and incompetent for retrial due to his long history of mental illness. ...