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SEC welcomes Texas, Oklahoma after boards accept invitations

Jul. 30, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

Oklahoma and Texas accepted invitations to join the Southeastern Conference in July 2025 on Friday, worried that their storied athletic programs were in danger of losing ground if they stayed in the Big 12. A whirlwind week of official moves —- after who knows exactly...

EXPLAINER: Are evictions in Texas about to increase?

Jul. 30, 2021 12:03 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions that was enacted last year is scheduled to expire Saturday, after the Biden administration extended the original date by a month. The moratorium put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September has been the only...

Texas congressman sworn in after beating Trump-backed rival

Jul. 30, 2021 10:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas Republican Jake Ellzey was sworn in to the House on Friday, days after winning a special election in which he defeated his predecessor's widow, who was backed by former President Donald Trump. Trump continues to hold tremendous sway over the GOP...

Houston Rockets take Green with No. 2 pick in NBA draft

Jul. 30, 2021 02:04 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston general manager Rafael Stone wouldn't even hazard a guess of how good of an NBA player Jalen Green will be. He is, however, certain that he'll give everything he has to reach his full potential. “Clearly we think he can be...

Knicks get Houston's Grimes after trading first two picks

Jul. 30, 2021 01:37 AM EDT

The New York Knicks ended up with guard Quentin Grimes with the No. 25 pick in the NBA draft after dealing two picks that were higher. The swap of their No. 21 pick for No. 25 left them with Grimes, a third-team All-American from Houston who came with a pick that belonged...

Detroit Pistons grab Cade Cunningham at No. 1 in NBA draft

Jul. 30, 2021 01:10 AM EDT

Cade Cunningham sure looked like the No. 1 overall draft pick all year at Oklahoma State with his fluid game, scoring ability and passing — all in a 6-foot-8 frame. So it was no surprise the Detroit Pistons would grab the freshman All-American with the top pick as they...

Blazers acquire rights to Texas forward Greg Brown

Jul. 30, 2021 00:59 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers acquired the rights to Greg Brown, the No. 43 pick in the NBA draft, in a trade with the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday night. Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum announced that the Blazers sent a future second-round pick...

Gyasi Zardes lifts US over Qatar 1-0, into Gold Cup final

Jul. 30, 2021 00:33 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Gyasi Zardes scored in the 86th minute and the United States beat Qatar 1-0 on Thursday night to reach the final of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Zardes, one of the few first-line U.S. players on a mostly junior varsity roster at the tournament, replaced...

San Antonio Spurs take Alabama guard Josh Primo at No. 12

Jul. 30, 2021 00:15 AM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs selected guard Josh Primo of Alabama with the No. 12 pick in Thursday night’s NBA draft, adding a 6-foot-5 guard as they rebuild through youth. Primo averaged 8.1 points and 3.5 rebounds in his lone season with the Crimson...

Not left out: Yankees get big lefty bats with Gallo, Rizzo

Jul. 29, 2021 22:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Desperate for a powerful, left-handed bat to park balls in the short porch at Yankee Stadium, the New York Yankees got two of them. Hours after announcing their trade to acquire All-Star slugger Joey Gallo from Texas, the playoff-chasing Yankees worked...