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Suburban Houston man shot dead during break-in at his home

Oct. 17, 2019 7:44 PM EDT

CINCO RANCH, Texas (AP) — Investigators say a 29-year-old man has been shot dead by intruders who broke into his suburban Houston home. The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office says 29-year-old Brenton Estorffe was killed early Wednesday morning at his home in Cinco Ranch, a community 26 miles (42 kilometers)...

Winners in KC, now Texans, Colts battle for top of AFC South

Oct. 16, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

Both Jacoby Brissett and Deshaun Watson have managed to outduel reigning NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes in consecutive weeks — on his home turf no less. Now it's time for the young quarterbacks to face off against each other for the first time since Brissett took over as the Indianapolis Colts' starting...

Burrow brings No. 5 Tigers back to beat No. 7 Florida 42-28

Oct. 16, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Joe Burrow passed for 293 yards and three touchdowns, and fifth-ranked LSU scored three straight touchdowns after falling behind early in the second half to beat No. 7 Florida 42-28 Saturday night. Facing a Florida defense that came in leading the nation in interceptions and leading...

Go for 2: In today's NBA, a powerful pair beats 3 of a kind

Oct. 16, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

In today's high-stakes NBA, a powerful pair beats three of a kind. Teams who longed to build a Big Three are now striving for a dynamic duo, hoping two premier players are good enough to win a championship when the belief used to be that it required a trio. And with some of the combinations assembled this summer,...

Astros fan arrested, accused of slapping Yankees fan at ALCS

Oct. 15, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — An Astros fan is facing an assault charge after being accused by authorities of slapping a New York Yankees fan after the two got into an argument at Houston's Minute Maid Park during the second game of the American League Championship Series. James Dinkins was arrested on the misdemeanor...

After Russ: It's a new start for the Oklahoma City Thunder

Oct. 15, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

No one knew. Russell Westbrook had a chance to put the Oklahoma City Thunder ahead in the final moments of Game 6 of their Western Conference first-round series against Portland. He tried a layup with 18 seconds left. It missed. No one knew that was the 17,350th and final shot he would take as a Thunder player,...

Formosa Plastics agrees to pay $50M for Texas Gulf pollution

Oct. 15, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

POINT COMFORT, Texas (AP) — Formosa Plastics Corp. has agreed to pay $50 million to settle allegations that a company plant in Texas spilled tons of pellets into waterways near the Gulf of Mexico. Texas RioGrande Legal Aid on Tuesday announced the agreement involving the Formosa plant in Point Comfort. A...

Murray's return expected to boost Spurs' speed and outlook

Oct. 15, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan is keenly aware it is not going to be easy to keep up this season. The Western Conference is once again flooded with talent, but that isn't what concerned DeRozan entering training camp. No, DeRozan was not sure how he is going to keep pace on a fastbreak led by...

Harden and Westbrook back together to chase title in Houston

Oct. 15, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden and Russell Westbrook are thrilled to be reunited in Houston and can't wait to prove they will work just fine together. And Harden knows the rest of the team is excited about the addition of the eight-time All-Star as well. "I enjoy it but I know that everybody else enjoys it,...

Golf Glance

Oct. 15, 2019 10:19 AM EDT

PGA TOUR CJ CUP AT NINE BRIDGES Site: Jeju Island, South Korea. Course: The Club at Nine Bridges. Yardage: 7,241. Par: 72. Television: Wednesday-Saturday, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. (Golf Channel). Purse: $9.75 million. Winner's share: $1,755,000. Defending champion: Brooks Koepka. FedEx Cup leader: Lanto Griffin. Last...