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Corey Seager hits rare double as World Series and LCS MVP

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Corey Seager hit a rare October double, becoming Most Valuable Player of the World Series after earning the honor for...

Feeding Houston’s hungry: 1M pounds of food daily for needy

HOUSTON (AP) — In car lines that can stretch half a mile, (0.8 kilometers), workers who lost jobs because of the coronavirus pandemic and...

The Latest: Seahawks lead Cardinals 27-17 at halftime

The Latest on Week 7 in the NFL (all times EDT): ...

Browns’ Beckham, Washington’s Collins leave with injuries

Cleveland receiver Odell Beckham and Washington safety Landon Collins will have more tests Monday to determine the extent of what could be season-ending injuries. ...

Eyes turn to Texas as early voting surge surpasses 2016

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas has already cast nearly 7 million votes, more than anywhere in America, and Glen Murdoch couldn’t get his ballot...

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

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Game 4 of the World Series (all times local): ...

Eyes turn to Texas as early voting surge surpasses 2016

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas has already cast nearly 7 million votes, more than anywhere in America, and Glen Murdoch couldn’t get his ballot...

World Series Notebook: Urías, 4-0 in postseason, set for G4

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — In his only other start this postseason, Julio Urías had an 11-0 lead before taking the mound when the Los...

Morton merely mortal for Rays, question becomes what’s next

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Charlie Morton made the slow stroll to the dugout after one of the worst starts of his stellar, and somewhat...

Charlie Morton quietly becomes dominant postseason pitcher

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Charlie Morton has slowly and quietly become one of the most dominant postseason pitchers ever. ...

World Series draws record-low audience for 2nd night

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The World Series drew a record-low audience of television viewers for the second straight night. ...

Police: 3 killed, 1 badly wounded in Houston club shooting

HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities searched Wednesday for two men suspected of gunning down three people and wounding a fourth inside of a Houston nightclub. ...

Friedman’s Series: Built Rays, then left to build Dodgers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Andrew Friedman isn’t quite torn. ...

Police: Houston officer killed in shooting, another wounded

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston police officer was killed and a teenager and another officer were wounded Tuesday when a man opened fire on...

Few fans, masked umps, muted celebrations for World Series

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A World Series like no other opens Tuesday night with Clayton Kershaw’s Los Angeles Dodgers pursuing redemption, Kevin Kiermaier’s Tampa...

World Series notebook: Ailing CFs ready for Game 1 in Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Cody Bellinger knocked his right shoulder out of whack with a celebration after his home run that sent the Los...

A capsule look at the Rays and Dodgers in the World Series

A capsule look at the best-of-seven World Series between the Tampa Bay Rays and Los Angeles Dodgers in Arlington, Texas, beginning Tuesday night: ...

Dodgers-Rays rare wild-card era matchup of baseball’s best

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The World Series matchup between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays is a rare meeting of baseball’s best...

Bellinger HR sends Dodgers to 3rd World Series in 4 years

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrated as Cody Bellinger’s drive soared deep into the Texas night. Bellinger flung his bat off...

Astros overcome adversity to come 1 win shy of World Series

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros overcame injuries to several top stars and dealt with the fallout from their sign-stealing scandal to come a...

Henry, Titans rally past Texans 42-36 in OT, remain unbeaten

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Expectations for Derrick Henry already are pretty high, with his history of mighty stiff arms and long touchdown runs. ...

The Latest: Brady, Bucs roll to win, give Packers first loss

The Latest on Week 6 in the NFL (all times EDT): ...

Arozarena, Rays top Astros 4-2 in Game 7, reach World Series

SAN DIEGO (AP) — By now, every baseball fan has heard of remarkable rookie Randy Arozarena. They're fast becoming familiar with his World Series-bound...

LEADING OFF: Astros-Rays go to Game 7, LA trails Braves 3-2

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ...

Wilson throws 4 TDs in No. 14 BYU’s 43-26 win over Houston

HOUSTON (AP) — Down by double-digits late in the third quarter, BYU did not panic. ...

LEADING OFF: Snell, Rays try again to top Astros for WS trip

A look at what's happening around the majors on Friday: ...

General manager Daryl Morey leaving Rockets on Nov. 1

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey is stepping down on his own accord, a little over a year after sparking a...

LEADING OFF: Dodgers hope Kershaw can go in NLCS Game 4

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ...

LEADING OFF: Dodgers hope Kershaw can go in NLCS Game 4

A look at what's happening around the majors Thursday: ...

The road to the Masters is a long way from Augusta National

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — This is no ordinary road to the Masters. ...

College Football Picks: UGA vs. ‘Bama and BYU’s tough test

The Southeastern Conference has the game of the week. The American Athletic Conference might have the most interesting set of games. ...

LEADING OFF: Down 0-2 in NLCS, Dodgers turn to Urías

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ...

LEADING OFF: Down 0-2 in NLCS, Dodgers turn to Urías

A look at what’s happening around the majors Wednesday: ...

Greinke says he prefers playing without fans in ballparks

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Houston Astros pitcher Zack Greinke said he’s enjoyed playing games without fans during the pandemic-shortened season and in the playoffs....

Despite virus fears, Texas sends most voters to the polls

HOUSTON (AP) — Early voting began Tuesday with long lines in Texas, one of the few places in the U.S. not allowing widespread mail...

LEADING OFF: Altuve, shaky Astros in 2-0 hole vs Rays

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ...

Joe Morgan, driving force of Big Red Machine, dies at 77

CINCINNATI (AP) — At 5-foot-7, he was the smallest cog in the Big Red Machine. And to his star-powered teammates, Joe Morgan was a...

Southwest Airlines to expand in Houston and Chicago in 2021

Southwest Airlines said Monday it will expand in Houston and Chicago by starting flights to those cities' largest airports, stepping up its head-to-head competition...

The NBA offseason begins, with 1 major question: Now what?

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The season’s first big development came with the Los Angeles Lakers on a long road trip, in a...

The Latest: Cowboys edge Giants with field goal on last play

The Latest on Week 5 in the NFL (all times EDT): ...

LEADING OFF: Rays thwart Yankees, seek revenge vs Astros

A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday: ...

Jimmie Lee Solomon, ex-MLB executive, dead at 64

NEW YORK (AP) — Jimmie Lee Solomon, a top executive for Major League Baseball under Commissioner Bud Selig who established youth academies and helped...

Back from virus, Freeman makes NLCS in 11th year for Braves

HOUSTON (AP) — Freddie Freeman has come a long way this year. ...

State takes over Houston’s Harvey home repair program

HOUSTON (AP) — All Houston resident Alice Torres has wanted in the three years since Hurricane Harvey hit was to repair her family’s flood-damaged...

Voit, Torres homer as Yankees beat Rays 5-1 to force Game 5

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The New York Yankees didn't flinch under the pressure of an elimination game and got the AL Division Series against...

LEADING OFF: Yanks’ Cole, Rays’ Glasnow tabbed for Game 5

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ...

Wright, d’Arnaud lead Braves to sweep Marlins, reach NLCS

HOUSTON (AP) — Not since the days of John Smoltz, Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine had the Atlanta Braves pitched like this in the...

Texas AG taps investigator tied to donor’s defense attorney

DALLAS (AP) — When Texas’ attorney general needed someone to probe a claim by one of his wealthy political donors alleging crimes by the...

Mishap with the count costs Braves a baserunner

HOUSTON (AP) — Some confusion over the count cost the Atlanta Braves a baserunner early in their victory over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday. ...

Texas governor gives OK for bars to begin reopening

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday allowed bars to begin reopening in Texas for the first time since June, ending...

Anderson sharp, Markakis alert, Braves blank Miami, lead 2-0

HOUSTON (AP) — Rookie Ian Anderson pitched like a poised veteran, right fielder Nick Markakis made a nifty defensive play late and the Atlanta...

Texas high court blocks Houston plan to offer mail ballots

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that 2 million Houston voters cannot receive unsolicited mail ballot applications from local elections...

LEADING OFF: Stanton’s HR streak, Kershaw at home, Acuña hit

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ...

Boil-water notice lifted from Texas city where microbe found

LAKE JACKSON, Texas (AP) — A boil-water notice was lifted Tuesday from the drinking-water system of a Houston-area city where water tainted with a...

On the brink: Athletics find themselves in familiar spot

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chad Pinder and the Oakland Athletics knew the Houston Astros were going to be a difficult opponent in the AL...

LEADING OFF: Stanton’s HR streak, Kershaw at home, Acuña hit

A look at what's happening around the majors on Wednesday: ...

D’Arnaud, Braves rally in 7th, beat Marlins 9-5 to open NLDS

HOUSTON (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. made history with his leadoff homer, Travis d’Arnaud hit a tiebreaking shot in Atlanta’s huge seventh inning and...

LEADING OFF: García youngest Yankees postseason starter

A look at what's happening around the majors Tuesday: ...

Texans fire coach Bill O’Brien after 0-4 start

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans had faith that coach Bill O'Brien was the man to lead them to their first championship. ...

Texas congressman calls on state attorney general to resign

DALLAS (AP) — A Republican congressman from Texas became the most prominent member of his party to call for the resignation of the state's...

Ump who sued MLB to call Dodgers-Padres NL Division Series

NEW YORK (AP) — Angel Hernández, who has sued Major League Baseball alleging racial discrimination, will umpire the NL Division Series between the Los...

Appeals court upholds ban on holding migrant kids in hotels

HOUSTON (AP) — An appeals court refused Sunday to allow the Trump administration to resume detaining immigrant children in hotel rooms before expelling them...

The Latest: Wentz has early interception against 49ers

The Latest on Week 4 in the NFL (all times EDT) ...

LEADING OFF: Marlins, Pads advance, all Division Series set

A look at what’s happening around the majors on Saturday: ...

Documents show large police presence at George Floyd burial

HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities deployed hundreds of law enforcement personnel, including six sniper teams and Border Patrol agents, during George Floyd’s June burial in...

Astros head to hostile Los Angeles for ALDS vs Athletics

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Houston Astros are returning to the scene of the crime. The Los Angeles Dodgers won't be there, but their...

Groups sue Texas governor to block limits on ballot drops

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Civil rights and voter advocacy groups have filed a federal lawsuit seeking to block an order by Texas Gov. Greg...

LEADING OFF: Cubs’ Darvish tries to save season vs Marlins

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ...

Texas governor restricts mail-in ballot drop-off locations

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday dramatically reduced the state's number of drop-off sites for mail-in ballots, a move the...

LEADING OFF: Cubs’ Darvish tries to save season vs Marlins

A look at what's happening around the majors Friday: ...

Houston Astros ace Verlander has Tommy John surgery

HOUSTON (AP) — Astros ace Justin Verlander had Tommy John surgery on Wednesday. ...

Judge tosses case over chemical plant fire during Harvey

HOUSTON (AP) — A judge on Thursday dismissed the criminal case against a chemical manufacturer and one of its former employees over a fire...

The NBA Finals: Why the Lakers will win the championship

LeBron James believed he could win every time he advanced to the NBA Finals. ...

Yuli Gurriel takes pay cut to $7M to stay with Astros

HOUSTON (AP) — First baseman Yuli Gurriel and the Houston Astros have agreed to a one-year contract with an option for 2022 that guarantees...

Pandemic playoffs: Brewers, Astros in despite losing records

Christian Yelich and the Milwaukee Brewers got off to a ragged start this year. They never got above .500. And they dropped their last...

The Latest: Wilson rallies Seahawks past Cowboys 38-31

The Latest on Week 3 in the NFL (all times EDT): ...

On final day, 2 NL spots and AL Central crown in play

Four teams, two National League playoff spots. ...

LEADING OFF: NL race down to final day — and maybe Monday

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ...

LEADING OFF: NL race down to final day — and maybe Monday

A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday: ...

Deadly microbe water warning lifted for all but 1 Texas city

LAKE JACKSON, Texas (AP) — Texas officials on Saturday lifted a warning for all but one Houston-area community to stop using tap water because...

Astros clinch final AL playoff spot despite loss to Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ryan Pressly had no interest in waiting to see if the Astros would get the help they needed to clinch...

Dodgers 5 HRs, bounce Angels 9-5; Astros get last AL spot

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Turner homered twice and AJ Pollock, Will Smith and Edwin Ríos also went deep as the Los Angeles Dodgers...

NASA astronaut plans to cast her ballot from space station

ATLANTA (AP) — NASA astronaut Kate Rubins told The Associated Press on Friday that she plans to cast her next vote from space –...

Court revives House’s challenge of Trump wall funding

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday revived a House challenge of President Donald Trump’s use of Defense Department money to build...

Beta continues slow trek, bringing rain to several states

HOUSTON (AP) — A weakened Beta continued its slow trek across several Southern states on Wednesday, bringing rainfall to parts of Louisiana, Arkansas and...

2nd Texas death row inmate declared intellectually disabled

HOUSTON (AP) — For the second time in as many weeks, Texas’ highest criminal court on Wednesday commuted the death sentence of an inmate...

Houston, FAU still waiting after virus disrupts 3 more games

The Houston Cougars are again without an opponent and still waiting to play their season opener as COVID-19 issues wiped out three more major...

Beta weakens to tropical depression, stalls over Texas coast

HOUSTON (AP) — Beta weakened to a tropical depression Tuesday as it parked itself over the Texas coast, raising concerns of extensive flooding in...

Migrant women to no longer see doctor accused of misconduct

HOUSTON (AP) — Immigration authorities have stopped sending detained women to a rural Georgia gynecologist accused of performing surgeries without consent, a government spokesman...

Close call with storm renews debate over Houston barrier

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Houston, a Gulf Coast city that barely rises above sea level, has long worried about a worst-case weather scenario —...

Slow moving Tropical Storm Beta makes landfall on Texas coast as total rainfall it...

HOUSTON (AP) — Slow moving Tropical Storm Beta makes landfall on Texas coast as total rainfall it could bring remains unclear.

Biggest unknown with Beta is how much rain it will bring

HOUSTON (AP) — As Tropical Storm Beta neared the Texas coast Monday, the biggest unknown was how much rainfall it could produce in areas...

Tropical Storm Beta churns slowly toward Texas and Louisiana

HOUSTON (AP) — Tropical Storm Beta trudged toward the coasts of Texas and Louisiana on Sunday, threatening to bring more rain, wind and stress...

FSU coach Norvell tests positive for virus before Miami

Florida State coach Mike Norvell has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not coach the Seminoles in-person this week as they prepare for Miami. ...

Wanted: Bilingual poll workers who reflect U.S. diversity

PHOENIX (AP) — The national Mi Familia Vota organization has long been involved in voting rights issues and other matters of civic engagement, but...

A’s clinch playoff berth with win over Giants, Mariners loss

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — An AL West title will mean so much more than simply clinching a playoff berth given how the past two...

More migrant women say they didn’t OK surgery in detention

HOUSTON (AP) — Sitting across from her lawyer at an immigration detention center in rural Georgia, Mileidy Cardentey Fernandez unbuttoned her jail jumpsuit to...

Baylor-Houston, FAU-Ga Southern postponed day before games

Baylor's season opener against Houston, scheduled less than a week ago, was one of two Bowl Subdivision games postponed Friday — the day before...

Week 3 Preview: ACC quarterback matchup tops light schedule

The college football schedule is still looking light, with the Southeastern Conference a week away from starting and the Big 12 and Atlantic Coast...

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