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Javier fans career-high 14 to lead Astros over Angels 8-1

A pair of relievers completed the combined two-hitter, and Houston pitchers struck out a total of 16.

HOUSTON (AP) — Cristian Javier pitched another gem, striking out a career-best 14 while allowing just one hit in seven innings to lead the Houston Astros to an 8-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night. The 25-year-old…

Rangers lose to Mets 4-3

Escobar, Peterson lead Mets past Rangers

NEW YORK (AP) — Eduardo Escobar hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer, expectant father David Peterson tied a career high with 10 strikeouts in six innings and the New York Mets beat the Texas Rangers 4-3 Friday night to stop a…

Zappe wins C-USA male Athlete of the Year award

Zappe is the sixth quarterback in FBS history with at least 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns.

DALLAS, Texas -- New England Patriots and former East Titan quarterback Bailey Zappe is named the Michael L. Slive Male Athlete of the Year. Conference USA named both the male and female athletes of the year award for the 2021-…

WNBA star Brittney Griner ordered to trial Friday in Russia

The Phoenix Mercury center and two-time U.S. Olympic gold medalist also was ordered to remain in custody for the duration of her criminal trial

MOSCOW (AP) — Shackled and looking wary, WNBA star Brittney Griner was ordered to stand trial Friday by a court near Moscow on cannabis possession charges, about 4 1/2 months after her arrest at an airport while returning to play…

Texans ‘turned a blind eye’ to QB Watson’s actions

The lawsuit against the team was filed in Houston by one of the 24 women who had previously sued Watson over allegations of sexual misconduct when he played for the Texans

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans had been told that their former quarterback Deshaun Watson was sexually assaulting and harassing women during massage sessions, but instead of trying to stop him, the team provided him with resources to enable his…

Bell, Cruz lead Tetreault, Nationals over Rangers 6-4

Tetreault allowed four hits, two after the second inning, while striking out four and walking two on 99 pitches

Jackson Tetreault allowed one run in six-plus innings in his third major league start, Josh Bell had his second three-hit game of the weekend and Nelson Cruz drove in three runs as the Washington Nationals beat the Texas Rangers 6-4…

Yankees’ Judge walks off Astros for 2nd time in 4 days

New York Yankees beat Houston 6-3 for a four-game split between the AL’s top teams

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge drove a three-run homer in the 10th inning for his second walk-off hit against the Astros in four days, and the New York Yankees recovered after nearly being no-hit for the second consecutive game…

García’s walk-off homer gives Rangers 3-2 win over Nationals

The Cuban slugger matched Corey Seager for the team lead with 15 homers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Adolis García homered leading off the bottom of the ninth inning, giving the Texas Rangers a 3-2 victory over the Washington Nationals on Saturday. The Cuban slugger matched Corey Seager for the team lead with 15…

Astros’ Javier, bullpen combine to no-hit Yanks in 3-0 win

Javier set career highs for strikeouts (13) and pitches (115)

NEW YORK (AP) — Cristian Javier, Héctor Neris and Ryan Pressly combined on the first no-hitter against the New York Yankees in 19 years, shutting down the best team in baseball and pitching the Houston Astros to a 3-0 victory…

Rob Gronkowski retires, won’t join Tom Brady for 3rd season

The four-time All-Pro tight end announced his retirement for the second time in three years on Tuesday

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Rob Gronkowski won’t be joining Tom Brady for a third season with the Buccaneers. The four-time All-Pro tight end announced his retirement for the second time in three years on Tuesday. In an Instagram post, Gronkowski…

Deshaun Watson settles 20 civil suits, faces NFL suspension

Watson still faces discipline from the league

HOUSTON (AP) — Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson’s decision to settle 20 of 24 civil lawsuits for sexual misconduct may not dissuade the NFL from giving him a lengthy suspension, a person familiar with the league’s investigation told the Associated…

Matijevic homers for 1st MLB hit, Astros beat White Sox 4-3

The Astros bounced back from a 7-0 shutout Saturday to get a 2-1 series win

HOUSTON (AP) — Rookie J.J. Matijevic homered for his first major league hit and Mauricio Dubón added a two-run shot to power the Houston Astros to a 4-3 win over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday night. The Astros bounced…

Grossman leads Tigers past Rangers 7-3 for series split

Texas is off Monday before starting a two-game home series against the Philadelphia Phillies

DETROIT (AP) — Robbie Grossman homered and drove in four runs as the Detroit Tigers beat the Texas Rangers 7-3 Sunday to split the four-game series. The Tigers and their league-worst offense scored five or more runs in consecutive games…

Cueto, López combine for 3-hitter as Chisox down Astros 7-0

Verlander allowed nine hits and seven runs — four earned — in a season-low 3 2/3 innings to snap a two-game winning streak.

HOUSTON (AP) — Johnny Cueto and Reynaldo López combined for a three-hitter and Luis Robert tied a career-high with four RBIs as the Chicago White Sox jumped on Justin Verlander early and cruised to a 7-0 win over the Houston…

Tigers pound 3 HRs, beat Rangers 14-7 to end 6-game skid

Texas starter Taylor Hearn (4-5) allowed eight runs and 10 hits in 3 2/3 innings

DETROIT (AP) — Eric Haase had three hits, including one of three Detroit homers, and the Tigers snapped a six-game losing streak with a 14-7 win over the Texas Rangers on Saturday. The Tigers had scored only two runs in…

All eyes on the NFL’s pending decision on Deshaun Watson

While Deshaun Watson maintains his innocence and fights to clear his name, the Cleveland Browns and football fans everywhere wait for the NFL to determine an appropriate penalty for the star quarterback accused of sexual misconduct by 24 women. A…

2026 World Cup host cities announced, Dallas and Houston selected

List of host cities will be in Canada, USA and Mexico

The host cities for the 2026 World Cup in Qatar was announced Thursday, June 16. Here is the list of the cities that will host World Cup matches. Western Cities Vancouver, British Columbia (BC Place) Seattle, Washington (Lumen Field) San…

AP source: Mavericks acquire Christian Wood for four players

A person with direct knowledge of the agreement said the Houston Rockets are trading center Christian Wood, their leading scorer and rebounder this season, to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for four players and a draft pick. Boban Marjanovic, Trey…

Avalanche beat Lightning in OT to open Stanley Cup Final

DENVER (AP) — Andre Burakovsky scored 1:23 into overtime and the Colorado Avalanche opened the Stanley Cup Final with a 4-3 victory over the two-time defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday night. Burakovsky ended it after the Avalanche failed…

Rapinoe, Morgan back for US for World Cup qualifiers

Twenty-three players were named to the qualifying roster, and three others — Sam Coffey, Carson Pickett and Jaelin Howell

Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan have been included on the U.S. roster for next month’s CONCACAF W Championship, which will determine four of the region’s teams in the 2023 Women’s World Cup. Rapinoe and Morgan have not been on a…

NBA’s Adam Silver enters protocols, missing Game 5 of finals

Also unclear is when Silver will be able to resume attending games

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver canceled plans to attend Game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics on Monday night because of the league’s health and safety protocols. Silver typically attends…

Rangers end 12-inning win over White Sox on 7-5 double play

White homered and had a sac fly for the Rangers, who won for just the fifth time in 12 games.

CHICAGO (AP) — Jonah Heim hit a two-run single in the 12th inning and the Texas Rangers turned a double play on a ball hit to the warning track to end an 8-6 win over the Chicago White Sox on…