Author: Associated Press

Tim Duncan named in the NBA Hall of Fame

Popovich misses game to attend Duncan’s Hall enshrinement

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Gregg Popovich took Saturday off, for good reason. There was no way he was going to miss Tim Duncan’s enshrinement into the Basketball Hall of Fame. The Spurs played Saturday afternoon without their head coach, after…

Astros defeat Rangers

Correa, Tucker lead Astros past Rangers 6-5

HOUSTON (AP) — Carlos Correa and Kyle Tucker each homered to help Luis Garcia earn his first career win as the Houston Astros held on to beat the Texas Rangers 6-5 on Saturday night for their fifth straight win. Correa…

Austin FC loses to LA Galaxy

LA Galaxy defeats Austin FC 2-0

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Javier “Chicharito” Hernández continued his early-season rampage with his Major League Soccer-leading seventh goal, leading the LA Galaxy to a 2-0 victory over expansion Austin FC on Saturday. Sebastian Lletget also scored in the first half…

Irish health system targeted in 'serious' ransomware attack

Ireland’s health service took precaution by shutting down its IT system

LONDON (AP) -- Ireland’s health service says it has shut down its IT systems after being targeted in a ransomware attack by what it called “international criminals.” The Health Service Executive said Friday the move was a precaution and appointments…

Spurs go down to the Nets with Hardens return

Harden returns to score 18 points, Nets beat Spurs 128-116

NEW YORK (AP) — Forget being a reserve. James Harden was sidelined so long he couldn’t remember what it was like even to be a starter. It all came back quickly, just as he expected. “Not to like brag or…

Astros defeat Angels 9-1

Astros slug season-high 5 homers to rout Angels 9-1

HOUSTON (AP) — José Altuve and Yuli Gurriel homered early as the Houston Astros hit a season-high five long balls Wednesday night in a 9-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels. Altuve launched a leadoff homer and Gurriel, who also…

Astros defeat Angles late into the game

Ohtani, McCullers duel into late innings, Astros beat Angels

HOUSTON (AP) — From pitching to hitting to playing right field, Shohei Ohtani did a little bit of everything for the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night. But a strong performance from Lance McCullers Jr. combined with a late surge…

Two Texas deputies killed, city worker wounded in attack

The suspect has been charged with capital murder

EDEN, Texas (AP) - Authorities say a man shot two West Texas sheriff’s deputies dead and critically wounded a city employee while answering a dog complaint. Twenty-eight-year-old Jeffrey Nicholas has been charged with capital murder and jailed with a $4…

Spurs defeat Bucks ending their winning streak

Spurs’ record-setting 1st half ends Bucks’ streak, 146-125

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs used the agony of their most humiliating defeat this season as motivation for an uplifting victory, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. DeMar DeRozan had 23 points and the…

Wizards' Westbrook makes history

Westbrook breaks Robertson’s NBA triple-double record

ATLANTA (AP) — Oscar Robertson’s NBA record of 181 triple-doubles had stood since 1974 and was once thought to be untouchable — until Russell Westbrook surpassing it became inevitable. Westbrook got it done Monday night, hardly a surprise given that…

Astros win series against the Blue Jays

Tucker has 4 RBIs to lead Astros over Blue Jays 7-4

HOUSTON (AP) — Kyle Tucker hit a three-run homer and tied a career high with four RBIs as the Houston Astros built a big lead early and held on for a 7-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday.…

Medina Spirit might lose Kentucky Derby win due to drug test

Medina Spirit could lose Ky. Derby win; track bans Baffert

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Medina Spirit’s victory in the Kentucky Derby is in serious jeopardy because of a failed postrace drug test, one that led Churchill Downs to suspend Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert on Sunday in the latest…

Dallas Mavericks defeat Cleveland Cavaliers

Doncic, Mavs cruise past Cavs 110-90 to stay in 5th in West

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic scored 24 points in 23 minutes and the Dallas Mavericks kept the prime spot in a tight race to avoid the Western Conference play-in tournament with a breezy 110-90 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on…

Pressure rises for India lockdown; surge breaks record again

Leaders call for national restrictions to stop the COVID-19 surge

By NEHA MEHROTRA and ASHOK SHARMA Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi faces growing pressure to impose a strict nationwide lockdown, despite the economic pain it will exact. The pressure Friday comes as a startling…

Longhorns LB Jake Ehlinger found dead at age 20 off campus

Jake Ehlinger had not played the last two seasons after arriving as a walk-on from Austin’s Westlake High School

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas linebacker Jake Ehlinger, the younger brother of former Longhorns quarterback Sam Ehlinger, was found dead near campus Thursday, Austin police said. Officers found the 20-year-old Ehlinger after responding to a call at 12:18 p.m. Police…

147th Kentucky Derby is in the books

Medina Spirit gives Baffert record 7th Kentucky Derby win

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — John Velazquez was in a familiar place, in the lead aboard Medina Spirit in the Kentucky Derby and holding off the stretch bid of three challengers. This time, Bob Baffert couldn’t believe what he was seeing.…

Kentucky Derby returns home

With fans and flowery hats, Derby is back at old home in May

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The bourbon is flowing again, flowery hats and humans are on the scene and 19 horses are ready to run the most chaotic race of their lives. After being disrupted by a pandemic, the Kentucky Derby…

Celtics come up from behind to defeat the Spurs

Celtics rally from 32-point deficit, top Spurs 143-140 in OT

BOSTON (AP) — Jaylen Brown hit a 3-pointer with 16.7 seconds remaining in overtime, Jayson Tatum scored a career-high 60 points and the Boston Celtics rallied from a 32-point deficit to beat the San Antonio Spurs 143-140 on Friday night.…

Longhorns fall to Wildcats in national championship

Kentucky wins first volleyball title in 4 sets over Texas

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Kentucky’s Alli Stumler bumped into coach Craig Skinner at the team hotel a few hours before the NCAA volleyball championship match and had a question for him. “You ready to win a natty?” she said she…

Astros defeat Angels

Emanuel goes 8 2/3 in relief in MLB debut, Astros bop Angels

HOUSTON (AP) — Kent Emanuel had just sat down in the bullpen and was preparing to enjoy a leisurely cup of coffee during the first inning on Saturday. “All of the sudden they were like: ‘Hey, you better start loosening…

Mavericks defeat Lakers two in a row

Doncic, Mavs stun Lakers with rally in Davis’ 2nd game back

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic was swarmed by double teams with the Lakers trying to force someone other than the Dallas sensation to beat them again in Los Angeles star Anthony Davis’ second game back from a long injury absence.…

A Longhorns quarterback battle

At Texas, a QB competition emerges between Thompson and Card

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When Casey Thompson and the Texas Longhorns whipped Colorado in the Alamo Bowl, there was little talk of a coming quarterback competition, let alone any whiff of a potential controversy at the position. Thompson looked very…

Soccer clubs opt out of the Super League

Super League collapses after the 6 English clubs withdraw

LONDON (AP) — The Super League collapsed before a ball was kicked in the European breakaway competition after being abandoned by the six English clubs, leaving the Spanish and Italian participants stranded. Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City and…