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Belmont leaving OVC for MVC; Texas A&M-Commerce to Southland

Sep. 28, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Belmont is joining the Missouri Valley Conference on July 1 as the league's 11th member after nine years in the Ohio Valley Conference. Greg Jones, Belmont president, announced the decision Tuesday. He called it time for Belmont to take another...

Big 12 quarterback play full of struggles and surprises

Sep. 28, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

There have been boos in Oklahoma and frustration in Iowa. And down in Texas, a gigantic new scoreboard is lighting up like an old pinball machine. Much of the quarterback play in the Big 12 so far this season is not what anyone expected. The league's best are struggling,...

'Best I've ever played:' Prescott has Cowboys rolling early

Sep. 28, 2021 14:59 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott thought he could improve while not playing after the season-ending ankle injury last year by appreciating the chance to watch from a different perspective. The star Dallas quarterback, who then missed most of training camp this...

Activist, historian among 25 `genius grant' recipients

Sep. 28, 2021 14:53 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A historian devoted to keeping alive the stories of long-dead victims of racial violence along the Texas-Mexico border and a civil rights activist whose mission is to make sure people who leave prison are free to walk into the voting booth are among this year’s MacArthur...

Official: New Mexico ranchers capture Texas homicide suspect

Sep. 28, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A manhunt for a Texas homicide suspect ended Tuesday in rural southeastern New Mexico when ranchers detained the man at gunpoint and handed him over to sheriff's deputies, a sheriff's official said. Kionne Devaughn Lewis, 29, of Midland was found...

Texas inmate faces execution for fatally stabbing 2 brothers

Sep. 28, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas inmate faces execution Tuesday evening for fatally stabbing two Houston-area brothers during a robbery in their home more than 30 years ago. Rick Rhoades was condemned for the September 1991 killings of Charles Allen, 31, and Bradley Allen, 33....

In Cuban Miami, police chief's reform agenda hits tight spot

Sep. 28, 2021 10:47 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Mayor Francis Suarez praised Art Acevedo as “America's best chief” when he recruited him to lead Miami's police force just six months ago. Acevedo had a national profile as a progressive law enforcer in Texas, with a deft touch at building...

No indictments for 4 Texas officers who shot man in crisis

Sep. 28, 2021 09:48 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A grand jury has declined to indict four Houston police officers who fatally shot a man more than 20 times while he was in the midst of a mental health crisis. The grand jury chose not to indict the officers, who had been fired after last year's death of...

What to watch in the NBA, as training camps are set to open

Sep. 28, 2021 02:45 AM EDT

The first practices of the season in the NBA are here, with teams set to hit the floor on Tuesday to formally begin getting ready for the 2021-22 campaign. A six-pack of things to watch as things get started: THE CHAMPS Milwaukee...

Young QB Hurts says Eagles' MNF loss to Cowboys all on him

Sep. 28, 2021 01:05 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jalen Hurts is 0-2 as an NFL quarterback in his home state of Texas. This time in prime time, the Philadelphia Eagles never really had much of a chance even though the young starter again finished with some impressive numbers overall against the Dallas Cowboys. ...