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No. 18 Syracuse beats 20th-ranked Texas A&M 75-65

Nov. 14, 2018 9:24 PM EST

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Tiana Mangakahia scored 26 points and No. 18 Syracuse beat 20th-ranked Texas A&M 75-65 on Wednesday night. Trailing by one at the half, Syracuse (2-1) scored the first 13 points of the third quarter to open up a 47-35 lead. The Orange extended the lead to 16 late in the period...

Rangers name 1st 5 coaches for new manager Woodward's staff

Nov. 14, 2018 7:29 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have hired Luis Ortiz as the hitting coach on new manager Chris Woodward's staff that will include three returning coaches. Texas also said Wednesday that the contracts of pitching coach Doug Brocail and assistant pitching coach Dan Warthen weren't renewed. Bench...

Migrant caravan groups arrive by hundreds at US border

Nov. 14, 2018 7:25 PM EST

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Migrants in a caravan of Central Americans arrived in Tijuana by the hundreds Wednesday, getting their first glimpse of the robust U.S. military presence that awaits them after President Donald Trump ordered thousands of troops to the border. Several hundred people from the caravan...

Cowboys' Elliott faces Falcons, 1st foe for last year's ban

Nov. 14, 2018 6:51 PM EST

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Ezekiel Elliott paused and lowered his voice when asked what he was doing when the Dallas Cowboys played without their star running back for the first time during his six-game suspension last year. Not only was Elliott having a self-described "tough time" with the NFL's ban over...

Mexican man who killed wife, 2 children set to die in Texas

Nov. 14, 2018 6:47 PM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Attorneys for a Mexican citizen scheduled to be executed in Texas for the sledgehammer killings of his wife and two children say his life should be spared because he is a "bipolar, brain-injured" person who was severely abused as a child. Roberto Moreno Ramos was set to die by...

Keenum says he's embracing the pressure of playing in Denver

Nov. 14, 2018 6:39 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Case Keenum is off to a rocky start in the shadows of John Elway, Peyton Manning and the Rocky Mountains, which he and his wife, Kimberly, visited during the Broncos' much-needed bye week. "It's pretty. I've been looking at them for the last six months," Keenum said. "So, it was fun...

Redskins' home-field disadvantage in spotlight vs Texans

Nov. 14, 2018 6:25 PM EST

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Home sweet home? Not so much for Redskins players right now. Even though Washington has won three of five home games this season and leads the NFC East, cornerback Josh Norman called out Redskins fans in the aftermath of an ugly victory at Tampa Bay and said he felt they played better...

The Latest: Ex-judges favor stopping Mexican man's execution

Nov. 14, 2018 6:20 PM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the scheduled execution of a Mexican citizen convicted for the sledgehammer killings of his wife and two children (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Three retired justices from Texas' highest criminal court are supporting a Mexican man's efforts to halt his scheduled...

Stung by Amazon's rejection, cities look on the bright side

Nov. 14, 2018 6:11 PM EST

Sometimes losing is winning. Or at least that's what some of the 18 North American cities passed up by Amazon for its new headquarters are telling themselves. After 14 agonizing months of wooing and then waiting for the online retail giant to make up its mind, the finalists learned that instead of Amazon picking...

Guardsman at Texas border accused of sexual assault

Nov. 14, 2018 5:34 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas National Guard member serving at the U.S.-Mexico border is accused of sexually assaulting a woman in a motel, authorities said Wednesday. Police in Alpine, Texas, arrested Luis Carlos Ontiveros, 30, on Monday. The Texas National Guard confirmed that Ontiveros was serving in a mission...