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Tennessee Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown (11) runs ahead of Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Joe Haden (23) as Brown scores a touchdown on a 73-yard pass reception in the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

The Latest: Titans rallying in matchup of unbeatens

Oct. 25, 2020 3:43 PM EDT

The Latest on Week 7 in the NFL (all times EDT): ___ 3:40 p.m. The Tennessee Titans are staging a furious rally in the day's marquee game. Unbeaten Pittsburgh still leads unbeaten Tennessee 27-24, but the Titans have cut into the lead after trailing 27-7 earlier in the second half. Derrick Henry cut the lead to...

2 killed when small plane crashes northeast of Houston

Oct. 25, 2020 3:41 PM EDT

WOODBRANCH, Texas (AP) — Officials say two persons were killed in the crash of a small plane Sunday morning north of Houston. The crash happened about 8:30 a.m. Sunday in a residential neighborhood in Woodbranch, 30 miles (48 kilometers) northeast of Houston. The Federal Aviation Administration reports the...

Sheriff: Boy, 3, fatally shoots self at his birthday party

Oct. 25, 2020 1:16 PM EDT

PORTER, Texas (AP) — A 3-year-old Houston-area boy was killed when he shot himself accidentally at his own birthday party, sheriff's officials said. The incident was reported shortly after 4 p.m. Saturday at a home in Porter, 25 miles (40 kilometers) northeast of Houston, according to a statement from the...

Tampa Bay Rays' Brett Phillips (14) gets the game winning hit against Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen in Game 4 of the baseball World Series Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. Rays defeated the Dodgers 8-7 to tie the series 2-2 games. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

World Series notes: Phillips delivers big hit for Rays

Oct. 25, 2020 1:47 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Brett Phillips was acquired by Tampa Bay in a trade with Kansas City in August. It seemed like a minor move right up until late Saturday night. The 26-year-old Phillips came up with the biggest swing of his career in Game 4 of the World Series, hitting a two-out single in the ninth...

Tampa Bay Rays' Kevin Kiermaier hits a single against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the ninth inning in Game 4 of the baseball World Series Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

The Latest: Rays beat LA 8-7, tie Series at two games each

Oct. 25, 2020 12:35 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Game 4 of the World Series (all times local): 11:20 p.m. The Tampa Bay Rays pulled off a stunning rally in the bottom of the ninth inning when Brett Phillips’ two-out single and a pair of Dodgers misplays resulted in two runs that beat Los Angeles 8-7 and tied...

Harris County election workers Jose Vasquez, left, and Romanique Tillman prepare mail-in ballots to be sent out at election headquarters Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Eyes turn to Texas as early voting surge surpasses 2016

Oct. 25, 2020 12:17 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas has already cast nearly 7 million votes, more than anywhere in America, and Glen Murdoch couldn’t get his ballot in fast enough after becoming a U.S. citizen this summer. “I was champing at the bit,” said Murdoch, who moved to Austin from Australia shortly...

Crew takes advantage of own goal in a 1-1 tie against Dynamo

Oct. 24, 2020 10:28 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Victor Rodriguez's own-goal on a clearing attempt at the 67th minute helped the Columbus Crew salvage a 1-1 tie against the Houston Dynamo on Saturday. Though the time of possession was largely even, Houston (4-7-9) failed to capitalize on a 24-6 shot advantage against the Crew (10-4-5)....

Looking for Texas sweep, Torrence tops qualifying in Baytown

Oct. 24, 2020 7:21 PM EDT

BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — Top Fuel points leader Steve Torrence made the quickest run in both qualifying sessions Saturday, powering to the No. 1 spot in the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals at Houston Raceway Park. Coming off a victory last week at Texas Motorplex outside Dallas, the Texan had a...

Harris County election workers Jose Vasquez, left, and Romanique Tillman prepare mail-in ballots to be sent out at election headquarters Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Eyes turn to Texas as early voting surge surpasses 2016

Oct. 24, 2020 7:03 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas has already cast nearly 7 million votes, more than anywhere in America, and Glen Murdoch couldn’t get his ballot in fast enough after becoming a U.S. citizen this summer. “I was champing at the bit,” said Murdoch, who moved to Austin from Australia shortly...

Astros pitcher Josh James has hip surgery; out 6 to 8 months

Oct. 24, 2020 4:32 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Astros pitcher Josh James underwent hip surgery and will need six to eight months to recover. Houston general manager James Click said Saturday that James had a labral tear of his left hip repaired Friday. James initially injured his hip Aug. 20 in a game at Colorado and went on the injured...