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FILE - In this June 29, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs throws to the Oakland Athletics during a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif. Federal prosecutors say a former Angels employee has been charged with conspiracy to distribute fentanyl in connection with last year's overdose death of Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs. Prosecutors in Texas say Eric Prescott Kay was arrested in Fort Worth, Texas, and made his first appearance Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in federal court. Kay was communications director for the Angels. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Ex-Angels employee charged in overdose death of Tyler Skaggs

Aug. 7, 2020 8:17 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A former Los Angeles Angels employee has been charged with conspiracy to distribute fentanyl in connection with last year's overdose death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs, prosecutors in Texas announced Friday. Eric Prescott Kay was arrested in Fort Worth, Texas, and made his first...

Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Adrian Houser throws the ball against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Houser strong, Brewers stop White Sox 6-game win streak, 1-0

Aug. 6, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Dallas Keuchel saw the potential in Adrian Houser when the two were coming up with the Houston Astros. Outings like this were just what he envisioned. Houser dominated over seven innings and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the White Sox 1-0 Wednesday night to snap Chicago’s six-game win...

Phoenix Suns' Devin Booker shoots the game-winning basket over Los Angeles Clippers' Paul George (13) in an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)

In the NBA bubble, the race for No. 8 out West is quite wild

Aug. 5, 2020 6:55 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Devin Booker does not like the notion that the Phoenix Suns, whose playoff chances were beyond slim when the season was suspended, should simply be happy to be in the NBA’s bubble. He sees it quite differently. “People can say we have a nothing-to-lose...

FILE - This Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, file photo shows the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission building in Washington. Securities regulators are investigating three hotel companies, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020,  that returned tens of millions in federal virus-relief money for transactions going back to 2018. The companies controlled by Dallas hotelier Monty Bennett came under scrutiny after taking tens of millions of dollars from a fund designed to help small businesses survive the pandemic.  (AP Andrew Harnik, File)

Hotels criticized for taking virus money face investigation

Aug. 5, 2020 6:38 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A group of hotels that took, and later returned, tens of millions of dollars in federal virus-bailout money are under investigation by securities regulators for transactions between companies in the group going back to 2018. The Ashford companies were among the biggest recipients of federal...

Las Vegas Aces' A'ja Wilson (22) grabs a rebound from Dallas Wings' Tyasha Harris, center, as Bella Alarie, right, watches during the first half of a WNBA basketball game Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)

So far WNBA teams scoring at breakneck pace

Aug. 4, 2020 3:19 PM EDT

WNBA teams are scoring at a breakneck pace through the first week of the season with six teams reaching the 100-point mark through the first 24 games. Only once did a team cross the century mark in the same time frame last year. Teams have scored more than 90 nine additional times this year. Teams are averaging...

Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) embraces Phoenix Suns guard Ricky Rubio (11) after playing in an NBA basketball game Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Phoenix won 117-115. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)

Suns make it 2 straight in restart by topping Mavs 117-115

Aug. 3, 2020 12:56 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Devin Booker scored 30 points and the Phoenix Suns erased a double-digit deficit while their All-Star guard was on the bench with foul trouble, rallying for a 117-115 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday night. The Suns have won both games in the restart after coming...

In this UGC undated photo provided by Stephanie Melendez, is her father David Johnson, center, her daughter, Kaitlyn-Rose Melendez, left, and Stephanie's mother Kathy Johnson. The Johnson family credits him with saving granddaughter Kaitlyn Rose, 9, and his wife, Kathy, by pushing them to the ground at a checkout counter when a gunman opened fire Aug. 3, 2019,at the Wal-Mart in El Paso, Texas. (Stephanie Melendez via AP)

El Paso marks Walmart shooting anniversary amid pandemic

Aug. 2, 2020 1:38 PM EDT

When Stephanie Melendez, her husband and two young daughters tested positive for the coronavirus, the person she most wanted to call was her father. “I’m married. I have my family. He was still the one I called when I got sick and he’d bring me Gatorade,” said Melendez, 32. "So when...

Cowboys dump Forbath, clear path for 'Greg the Leg' Zuerlein

Aug. 1, 2020 6:35 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys released Kai Forbath on Saturday, clearing the way for Greg Zuerlein to be their kicker in 2020. Forbath signed a one-year contract in March after making all 10 kicks as the midseason replacement for a struggling Brett Maher in 2019. Zuerlein signed a three-year...

Terri Donelson, left, and her husband, Stephen, walk up their driveway to see friends and family awaiting him at his home in Midlothian, Texas on Friday, June 19, 2020, after his 90-day stay in the Zale Hospital on the UT Southwestern Campus. Donelson’s family hadn’t left the house in two weeks after COVID-19 started spreading in Texas, hoping to shield the organ transplant recipient. Yet one night, his wife found him barely breathing, his skin turning blue, and called 911. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Early in pandemic, frantic doctors traded tips across oceans

Aug. 1, 2020 1:58 AM EDT

Amid the chaos of the pandemic’s early days, doctors who faced the first coronavirus onslaught reached across oceans and language barriers in an unprecedented effort to advise colleagues trying to save lives in the dark. With no playbook to follow and no time to wait for research, YouTube videos...

Houston Rockets James Harden (13)  dribbles the ball against the Dallas Mavericks during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, July 31, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Mike Ehrmann/Pool Photo via AP)

Harden has 49 to lead Rockets over Mavericks 153-149 in OT

Aug. 1, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — James Harden scored 49 points and the Houston Rockets outlasted the Dallas Mavericks 153-149 in overtime Friday night in their first game in the NBA bubble. Harden made 1 of 2 free throws before Trey Burke made a 3-pointer to get the Mavericks within 3 with about 15 seconds...