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Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic celebrates during a timeout in the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Dallas. The Mavericks won 120-112. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

Doncic, Hardaway lead Mavericks over Trail Blazers, 120-112

Jan. 18, 2020 1:27 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic's pursuit of Jason Kidd's triple-double record in Dallas will have to wait. This night was about the 20-year-old sensation's 3-point shooting. Doncic drained a career-best eight 3s on his way to 35 points, Tim Hardaway Jr. added 29 and the Mavericks beat Portland 120-112 on Friday...

Galveston marks 100 years since deadly plague outbreak

Jan. 18, 2020 1:01 AM EST

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — It’s been 100 years since the Black Death came to Galveston. A seaport city that has seen more than its share of death and destruction, the island is approaching one of the most gruesome anniversaries in its long history: a 1920 plague outbreak that left more than a dozen...

Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins (20) scores over San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan, second from right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in San Antonio, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Hawks complete late rally to stun Spurs 121-120

Jan. 18, 2020 12:31 AM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Vince Carter knows how difficult it is to win in San Antonio because he has experienced it for 22 seasons. Competing against the championship pedigree of the franchise, trying to tune out the frenzy of the sellout crowds at the AT&T Center and struggling to overcome the defensive...

Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum, middle, drives to the basket between Houston Rockets forward PJ Tucker (17) and guard Ben McLemore, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

Blazers' McCollum sprains ankle at Mavs, ruled out for game

Jan. 17, 2020 11:02 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum sprained his left ankle in the first half at Dallas on Friday and was ruled out for the rest of the game. McCollum was injured in the second quarter when he drove to the basket and his foot landed on Dallas forward Maxi Kleber's foot as McCollum missed...

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett takes part in a news conference following an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Arlington, Texas. A person with direct knowledge of the decision says New York is hiring Garrett to be the Giants offensive coordinator. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, because the team did not immediately announce the move. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins, File)

Giants hire Garrett as OC, Graham as DC

Jan. 17, 2020 10:46 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jason Garrett is headed to the other side of the Giants-Cowboys rivalry. New York announced Friday night that the former Dallas coach will join new coach Joe Judge's staff as the offensive coordinator. The team also announced the hiring of Patrick Graham as the defensive coordinator and...

Houston Astros owner Jim Crane speaks at a news conference in Houston, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020.  Crane opened the news conference by saying manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow were fired for the team's sign-stealing during its run to the 2017 World Series title. (Yi-Chin Lee/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Astros owner Crane expects to hire new manager by Feb. 3

Jan. 17, 2020 8:25 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Astros owner Jim Crane expects to hire a new manager by Feb. 3. The Astros need a new manager and general manager after AJ Hinch and Jeff Luhnow were fired Monday, hours after both were suspended by Major League Baseball for a year for the team's sign-stealing scandal. Crane said...

Ex-USA Gymnastics trainer has sexual assault count dropped

Jan. 17, 2020 7:27 PM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Texas prosecutors on Friday dropped a sexual assault charge against a former trainer who worked alongside imprisoned ex-sports doctor Larry Nassar at the famed Karolyi gymnastics ranch. Debra Van Horn, 64, was charged in Walker County, Texas, in June 2018 with a count of...

Congressmen help migrant girl with Down syndrome get into US

Jan. 17, 2020 7:11 PM EST

A delegation from the U.S. Congressional Hispanic Caucus helped a 6-year-old migrant girl with Down Syndrome and a heart condition get paroled in the United States on Friday, members of the caucus said. U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján, D-New Mexico, said he and other members accompanied the girl to a Port of Entry...

Ex-police chief accused of taking $134,000 in bribes

Jan. 17, 2020 6:28 PM EST

SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) — A former West Texas police chief has been indicted on federal bribery and fraud counts that accuse him of taking $134,000 in bribes to help a radio communications vendor obtain contracts. Timothy Ray Vasquez made an initial court appearance Friday in federal court in San Angelo. He...

Baylor forward Tristan Clark (25) is guarded by Iowa State forward George Conditt IV (4) during the second half half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday Jan. 15, 2020, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Jerry Larson)

Baylor tries to keep rolling in Big 12 play -- men and women

Jan. 17, 2020 4:07 PM EST

The Big 12 continues conference play with second-ranked Baylor trying to protect a perfect conference record when the Bears (14-1, 4-0) head to Oklahoma State on Saturday. Here's what else is going on in the league: GAME OF THE WEEKEND While the Cowboys try to spring the upset — which is certainly possible...