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Kanter, Siakam among players starring in their support roles

Apr. 25, 2019 11:33 AM EDT

Just a few months ago, Enes Kanter was toiling for a New York Knicks team that was heading nowhere. Now, he's a significant contributor for a Portland Trail Blazers team heading to the Western Conference semifinals. Kanter is one of several players starring in their supporting roles and helped put their...

Some women of color frustrated by Biden's presidential bid

Apr. 25, 2019 6:26 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden's decision to enter the Democratic presidential race is causing consternation among some Democrats, particularly women of color, who have been hoping for a nominee who better reflects the nation's diversity. At the She the People forum, billed as the first...

Rockets advance, wait to see if they'll get shot at Warriors

Apr. 25, 2019 3:10 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Minutes after the Houston Rockets eliminated the Utah Jazz to advance to the Western Conference semifinals for the third straight season they were already looking ahead to the possibility of getting another shot at the Golden State Warriors. "That's what I want," center Clint Capela said. "I...

Texas executes avowed racist in black man's dragging death

Apr. 25, 2019 2:37 AM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — An avowed racist who orchestrated one of the most gruesome hate crimes in U.S. history was executed Wednesday in Texas for the dragging death of a black man. John William King, who was white, received a lethal injection for the slaying nearly 21 years ago of James Byrd Jr., who was...

Spurs seeking a Game 7; Nuggets look to advance

Apr. 25, 2019 1:11 AM EDT

San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich goes to the playoffs every season. And he usually sticks around for a while. The Spurs have never gone back-to-back years without a trip to the second round of the playoffs during the Popovich era. But the Denver Nuggets are one win away from changing that, as they'll take a 3-2...

Verlander dominates Twins in Astros' 7-1 win

Apr. 25, 2019 12:32 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Watching Wade Miley go right at the Minnesota Twins' lineup the night before inspired Justin Verlander. The right-hander followed suit and pitched eight dominant innings, and Carlos Correa, Michael Brantley and Josh Reddick all homered to lead the Houston Astros to a 7-1 win over the Twins...

Harden helps Rockets eliminate Jazz with 100-93 win

Apr. 25, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — In a series where their shots weren't falling like normal, the Houston Rockets managed to close it out with some tough defense. James Harden scored 26 points and the Rockets outlasted the Utah Jazz 100-93 on Wednesday night to win their first-round playoff series 4-1. Houston advanced to the...

Occidental tries to outbid Chevron for Anadarko Petroleum

Apr. 24, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A bidding war is breaking out over Anadarko Petroleum, with Occidental making an offer that it says is about a 20% premium to Chevron's deal announced earlier this month, a rare move not often seen in the U.S. oil industry. Houston-based Occidental Petroleum Corp. said the proposed...

White presidential hopefuls face 'woke litmus test' on race

Apr. 24, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — After touring the National Lynching Memorial recently, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper spoke of the "shame" he felt that some white people "kind of looked the other way during these lynching incidents." Former U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke of Texas has acknowledged he "clearly had...

Once again, Lillard Time moves Blazers along in the playoffs

Apr. 24, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — If Damian Lillard's series-clinching walkoff 3-pointer against the Thunder looked vaguely familiar, it's because he's done it before. His buzzer-beating 3 sent Houston packing back in 2014. It may have been from a different spot and against a different team, but it was the same...