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Texans-Ravens could be first of many Watson-Jackson duels

Nov. 13, 2019 1:22 PM EST

This is the first of what could be many meetings between two dynamic young AFC quarterbacks when Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans visit Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. It might not even be the only one this season. Watson was the 12th overall pick of the 2017 draft after leading Clemson to...

Houston’s Gordon expected to miss 6 weeks after knee surgery

Nov. 13, 2019 12:59 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee and is expected to miss about six weeks. Gordon was injured on Monday night against New Orleans and general manager Daryl Morey announced that he had surgery on Wednesday. Gordon has appeared in nine games with two...

Sasser guides Houston past Alabama State 84-56

Nov. 12, 2019 11:34 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Marcus Sasser scored 14 points off the bench and Houston breezed to an 84-56 victory over Alabama State in the Cougars' season opener on Tuesday night. Quentin Grimes had 13 points for Houston, while Dejon Jarreau and reserve Justin Gorham scored 11 apiece. Fabian White Jr. pitched in with...

Lions put Strong on IR, acquire Skipper via waivers

Nov. 12, 2019 5:55 PM EST

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have put defensive tackle Kevin Strong on injured reserve. The Lions also announced Tuesday that they were awarded tackle Dan Skipper via waivers from the Houston Texans. Skipper spent time with the Texans and New England Patriots earlier this season. He appeared...

LA's Gómez elected 1st Hispanic to lead US Catholic bishops

Nov. 12, 2019 3:28 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Archbishop José Gómez of Los Angeles, an immigrant from Mexico, pledged to push for a more welcoming immigration system after winning election Tuesday as the first Hispanic to head the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. "I'm humbled by your support," said Gómez, whose...

After boost from Perry, supporters got huge Ukraine gas deal

Nov. 12, 2019 7:43 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Two political supporters of U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry secured a potentially lucrative oil and gas exploration deal from the Ukrainian government soon after Perry proposed one of the men as an adviser to the country's new president. Perry's efforts to influence Ukraine's energy...

After boost from Perry, backers got huge gas deal in Ukraine

Nov. 11, 2019 3:26 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Two political supporters of U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry secured a potentially lucrative oil and gas exploration deal from the Ukrainian government soon after Perry proposed one of the men as an adviser to the country's new president. Perry's efforts to influence Ukraine's energy...

Houston routs Angelo State 108-42 behind Hinton

Nov. 9, 2019 8:43 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Nate Hinton scored 18 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead six teammates in double-digit scoring and Houston routed Division II-member Angelo State 108-42 on Saturday night. Marcus Sasser scored 17 points with five 3-pointers and five assists and Quentin Grimes added 16 points for the...

No. 23 SMU has to avoid hangover against ECU after 1st loss

Nov. 8, 2019 2:42 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — SMU's chance for its first unbeaten season since the Pony Express days got lost near Graceland and not far from Beale Street. The road for the No. 23 Mustangs in trying to represent the Group of Five in the Cotton Bowl only 25 miles from their campus got much more crowded. They will need some...

Astros president Ryan shifts to lesser role with team

Nov. 7, 2019 9:05 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Astros president Reid Ryan is shifting to a lesser role in the organization and owner Jim Crane's son is joining the executive team, moves announced 11 days after Crane apologized to a Sports Illustrated reporter and retracted a statement by the club accusing her of trying to "fabricate a...