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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...

Astros remain hot in home opener with 6-2 win over Athletics

Apr. 09, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros insisted they weren’t bothered by the angry crowds they faced on the road to start the season. But what a feeling it was to hear the cheers of the home crowd once again. “It was a beautiful night," José Altuve...

Family of Texas woman killed by police files federal suit

Apr. 08, 2021 22:07 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Family members of a Black woman who was fatally shot near her Texas apartment after struggling with an officer over his stun gun filed a federal civil rights lawsuit Thursday, saying they are still seeking justice for her. Pamela Turner, 44, was killed...

Firefighters battle Houston-area chemical fire for hours

Apr. 08, 2021 06:30 AM EDT

CHANNELVIEW, Texas (AP) — Firefighters have extinguished a blaze at a suburban Houston chemical warehouse that emitted a dense column of black smoke visible for miles. The Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office said in a tweet that the 4 p.m. Wednesday fire was at a...

Wall scores 31, Rockets end skid with 102-93 win over Mavs

Apr. 08, 2021 00:28 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — John Wall had 31 points and seven assists in his return from injury, and the Houston Rockets snapped a five-game skid with a 102-93 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night. “We didn’t stop fighting," Wall said. “We made some big stops and...

Cowboys add P Anger, TE Sprinkle for offseason competition

Apr. 07, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys signed punter Bryan Anger and tight end Jeremy Sprinkle on Wednesday, adding depth at both positions for offseason workouts. Anger figures to be competition for Hunter Niswander at training camp. Niswander punted the second half...