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Benn scores twice, streaking Stars beat Canucks 6-1

Nov. 20, 2019 12:58 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Jamie Benn knows why the Dallas Stars have emerged as one of the NHL’s hottest teams following a dismal start. “Guys are coming out of their shells,” he said. Benn scored the first two goals Tuesday night, and some unsung Stars added four more to beat the Vancouver...

Woolridge leads No. 8 Gonzaga over Texas-Arlington 72-66

Nov. 19, 2019 11:51 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Gonzaga crowd roared when Killian Tillie was announced in the starting lineup Tuesday night. It boomed again when Tillie sank a 3-pointer for the Zags’ first points. “It felt good,” said Tillie, who finished with 15 points and eight rebounds as No. 8 Gonzaga...

Lathon’s jumper moves UTEP to 4-0, tops New Mexico 66-63

Nov. 19, 2019 11:42 PM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Jordan Lathon’s clutch jumper in the lane with 27 seconds left lifted UTEP to a 66-63 win over long-time rival New Mexico in the annual Noche Latina game on Tuesday night. In the 145th renewal of the game, New Mexico took the lead on Zane Martin’s dunk with 53 seconds...

No. 2 Baylor women win 1st true test 58-46 over No. 22 USF

Nov. 19, 2019 11:28 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — Defending national champion Baylor finally got tested this season. The No. 2 Lady Bears still won by double figures without their preseason AP All-American. Queen Egbo had 16 points and 10 rebounds, NaLyssa Smith had 12 points and Baylor finally pulled away late in a 58-46 win over No....

Joe’s 33-point effort sends Arkansas past Texas Southern

Nov. 19, 2019 11:15 PM EST

FAYETEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — It was just a matter of time before one of the nation’s best shooters decided to get going. Isaiah Joe was 1 for 7 from the floor at halftime and 0 for 4 from 3-point range, but scored 29 of his game-high 33 points in the second half and led Arkansas to a 82-51 victory over...

Grimes scores 32 to lift Houston past Rice 97-89

Nov. 19, 2019 10:47 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Quentin Grimes had a career-high 32 points, making four 3-pointers, as Houston blew past Rice 97-89 in the second half on Tuesday night. After Rice took a 78-76 lead with just under four minutes left, Marcus Sasser and Grimes hit back-to-back 3s around a Dejon Jarreau steal and the Cougars...

Gibson scores 20 to lead North Texas past NC A&T 80-60

Nov. 19, 2019 10:29 PM EST

DENTON, Texas (AP) — Umoja Gibson had 20 points as North Texas routed North Carolina A&T 80-60 on Tuesday night. James Reese and Jamion Hamlet had 13 points apiece for North Texas (2-3) and Deng Geu scored 11. Ronald Jackson had 15 points for the Aggies (1-4) and Tyrone Lyons added 12 points. North...

Manfred says has broad authority for Astros discipline

Nov. 19, 2019 8:09 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred hopes the investigation into sign stealing by the Houston Astros will be complete by next season and says he has authority to impose discipline beyond the loss of amateur draft picks. Oakland pitcher Mike Fiers says that when he was with Houston in...

Ammonia leak prompts food bank to dump 1.8M pounds of food

Nov. 19, 2019 7:48 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — An ammonia leak that contaminated all three of the Houston Food Bank’s refrigerated storage areas has forced it to dump 1.8 million pounds of food just over a week before Thanksgiving Day. The Houston Chronicle reports a fan broke in one of the food storage areas a week ago, severing...

Texas residents fight off state plan to replace school board

Nov. 19, 2019 7:46 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Education advocates in Texas are challenging a plan to replace their elected school board with a state-appointed one. Lawmakers decided in 2015 to require state education officials to either close a school that failed for over four years or select a board to run the district. Texas Education...