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Ramos homers twice, Tigers slug Astros for 2nd straight win

Apr. 14, 2021 00:29 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Wilson Ramos hit two home runs and Renato Núñez and rookie Akil Baddoo each homered for the second straight game as the Detroit Tigers slugged their way to an 8-2 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night. Ramos has stepped into the cleanup spot with...

West welcomes Austin FC; Sounders among top teams

Apr. 13, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

AUSTIN FC 2020 Record: Expansion team for 2021 Coach: Josh Wolff New Faces: F Cecilio Rodriguez, MF Alex Ring, MF Tomás Pochettino Moved On: None Prospects: Sporting director Claudio...

Mize gets 1st win; Tigers beat Astros 6-2 in Hinch's return

Apr. 13, 2021 01:28 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Back in the place where he'd received so many cheers over the years, one more ovation after a long and difficult time away was almost too much for manager A.J. Hinch to take. Casey Mize tossed seven scoreless innings for his first career win and fellow...

Hinch reflects on Astros sign-stealing scam in return

Apr. 12, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Detroit Tigers manager A.J. Hinch reflected on the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal that cost him his job as the team’s manager in his return to Houston on Monday, saying it put a “cloud over the sport.” Hinch was suspended by baseball...

Teams from 3 US oil states in worldwide petroleum quiz bowl

Apr. 12, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

Universities from Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma will compete against teams from around the world in a petroleum engineering quiz bowl, and a second Texas school and universities from Canada and Mexico have a chance. The University of Texas at Austin and the University of...

Laureano's 2-run shot sends A's to 7-3 win over Astros

Apr. 10, 2021 20:36 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Ramón Laureano hit a two-run homer, rookie Seth Brown connected for his first big league home run and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 7-3 on Saturday to win the series. The Astros won the opener 6-2 on Thursday night to give them five...

Texas Rep. Crenshaw temporarily blinded after eye surgery

Apr. 10, 2021 12:43 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Rep. Dan Crenshaw, a Texas Republican, said Saturday that he has undergone eye surgery and will be virtually sightless for a month. Crenshaw, 37, is a Navy veteran who lost his right eye and suffered damage to his left eye in 2012 when a homemade bomb...

Olson's 3-run blast lifts Athletics to 6-2 win over Astros

Apr. 09, 2021 23:54 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Matt Olson’s tiebreaking three-run homer in the eighth inning lifted the Oakland Athletics to a 6-2 win over Houston Astros on Friday night. The victory comes after the Astros beat the A’s five times in this young season and is just the second win...

Police: Texas infant fatally shot by 3-year-old brother

Apr. 09, 2021 22:42 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Police believe an infant was fatally shot Friday by his 3-year-old brother after the older boy got a hold of a gun inside a Houston apartment. The infant was shot in his abdomen Friday morning, said Houston Police Department Assistant Chief Wendy...

Hearings result in 13 of Texans QB's accusers being ID'd

Apr. 09, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The names of 13 of the 22 women who have filed lawsuits accusing Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson of sexual assault and harassment will be made public following court hearings Friday. During two hearings, Watson’s attorney, Rusty Hardin, asked...