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Rockets to honor Texas school shooting victims before Game 5

May. 24, 2018 2:18 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — When the Houston Rockets suit up for Thursday night's Western Conference finals game, they'll carry onto the court a remembrance of the 10 people who lost their lives in last week's Texas school shooting in Santa Fe. Each player's uniform will feature a gray rectangular patch on one shoulder...

Balta's 4 RBIs help TCU past Texas Tech, 12-2

May. 24, 2018 1:48 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A.J. Balta had four RBIs, including a three-run double in the second inning, to help sixth-seeded TCU make easy work of third-seeded Texas Tech with a 12-2 win in the opening round of the Big 12 baseball tournament. Balta finished 2 for 3 for the Horned Frogs (31-22), who advanced to...

Texas shooting survivors seek purpose in shadow of Parkland

May. 24, 2018 1:12 AM EDT

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — She had seen the memorials on television, the familiar white crosses erected after each massacre, and now there were 10 of them lined up on her high school's lawn. Kyleigh Elgin was part of a new set of young victims, like many before her, who left flowers and letters and searched...

Texas governor meeting with students, shooting survivors

May. 24, 2018 12:54 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The focus of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's meetings on school safety and mass shootings is shifting to those who have been closest to the recent violence, including students, surviving victims and even one person who grabbed a gun and fought back. Abbott called for the meetings after last...

Profar 3-run double trumps 4 Yankees HRs in 12-10 Texas win

May. 24, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Bronx Bombers are slugging homers at a record pace, and that still wasn't enough to beat last-place Texas. Jurickson Profar had a bases-clearing double that put the Rangers ahead to stay in a wild 12-10 win Wednesday night, when New York hit four more homers to match a big...

Man who said church shooting was hoax jailed on gun charge

May. 23, 2018 11:43 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A conspiracy theorist arrested after telling a Texas church that the killing of more than two dozen of its worshippers was a hoax is free on bond after another arrest — this time on a weapons charge. Court documents show that federal and state authorities on Wednesday arrested...

Texas governor supports 2 small gun rules after shooting

May. 23, 2018 10:35 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday he could support stronger regulations for gun storage and quicker reporting to law enforcement when a court has determined someone is mentally ill in order to keep them from having weapons. Abbott said those were top considerations to emerge after...

Rockets return home for Game 5 against Warriors

May. 23, 2018 9:09 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Rockets have a chance to take their first lead in the Western Conference finals with a victory over the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night. To do that they'll need their superstars to step up again, with the pressure on James Harden and Chris Paul to deliver after their big...

Golden State's Iguodala still struggling with bruised knee

May. 23, 2018 8:45 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Andre Iguodala's bruised left knee improved Wednesday, but he was still listed as questionable for the Golden State Warriors in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals against the Houston Rockets on Thursday night. Iguodala missed Tuesday night's game after banging his left knee in the...

Villanueva's two-run double lifts Padres past Nationals

May. 23, 2018 8:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The San Diego Padres have come to count on Tyson Ross to deliver long, effective outings early in his second go-round with the franchise. Wednesday was no different. Ross (4-3) struck out nine and allowed one run while pitching 6 2/3 innings, and the Padres beat the Washington Nationals...