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Forgotten oil and gas wells linger, leaking toxic chemicals

Jul. 29, 2021 11:59 AM EDT

CRANE, Texas (AP) — Rusted pipes litter the sandy fields of Ashley Williams Watt’s cattle ranch in windswept West Texas. The corroded skeletons are all that remain of hundreds of abandoned oil wells that were drilled long before her family owned the land. The wells, unable to produce any...

Manager Aaron Boone says Yankees 'a lot better' with Gallo

Jul. 29, 2021 11:51 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — New York manager Aaron Boone on Thursday confirmed that the Yankees have acquired All-Star slugger Joey Gallo from the Texas Rangers. Gallo gives the heavily right-handed Yankees a much-needed powerful lefty bat. With switch-hitting center...

Austin signs midfielder Driussi as 3rd designated player

Jul. 29, 2021 11:49 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — First-year MLS team Austin FC has signed Argentinian midfielder Sebastián Driussi as its third designated player, the club announced Thursday. Driussi, 25, has been with Zenit St. Petersburg since 2017 and exercised a buyout clause in his contract...

Forgotten oil and gas wells linger, leaking toxic chemicals

Jul. 29, 2021 11:33 AM EDT

CRANE, Texas (AP) — Rusted pipes litter the sandy fields of Ashley Williams Watt’s cattle ranch in windswept West Texas. Corroded skeletons are all that remain of hundreds of abandoned oil wells. Unable to produce any useful amounts of oil or gas, the wells were plugged with cement...

CDC mask guidance met with hostility by leading Republicans

Jul. 29, 2021 02:07 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — One of the Republican Party’s most prominent rising stars is mocking new government recommendations calling for more widespread use of masks to blunt a coronavirus surge. “Did you not get the CDC’s memo?” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis joked...

Bumgarner wins pitching duel as D-backs edge Rangers 3-2

Jul. 29, 2021 00:13 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Madison Bumgarner pitched four-hit ball over seven innings to win for the first time in 2 1/2 months and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Texas Rangers 3-2 on Wednesday night, after both last-place teams scratched their top hitters from the starting lineups. ...

Big 12 accuses ESPN of trying to 'destabilize' conference

Jul. 29, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby accused ESPN of encouraging other conferences to pick apart the league so Texas and Oklahoma can move to the Southeastern Conference more quickly and without paying a massive buyout. “I have absolute certainty that they (ESPN) have been...

AP source: Yanks reach deal to get slugger Gallo from Texas

Jul. 29, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

All-Star slugger Joey Gallo is headed to the Bronx to give the New York Yankees some much-needed punch from the left side. The Yankees have reached a deal to get Gallo from the Texas Rangers, a person familiar with the trade told The Associated Press. The person spoke on...

CDC mask guidance met with hostility by leading Republicans

Jul. 28, 2021 22:20 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — As he rallied conservatives on Wednesday, one of the Republican Party's most prominent rising stars mocked new government recommendations calling for more widespread use of masks to blunt a coronavirus surge. “Did you not get the CDC’s...

From Rodgers to Watson, all about QBs as NFL camps begin

Jul. 28, 2021 22:07 PM EDT

Aaron Rodgers and Deshaun Watson appeared on the field at their teams’ first training camp practices. Lamar Jackson was absent from his after testing positive for COVID-19. Zach Wilson is still away and without a contract. It was all about the quarterbacks in the NFL...