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Stanford wins NCAAW title

Stanford holds off Arizona 54-53 to win women’s NCAA title

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Tara VanDerveer hugged each of her Stanford players as they climbed the ladder to cut down the nets, capping a taxing whirlwind journey and ending an exhaustive championship drought for the Cardinal. It took 29 years,…

Speith wins Texas Open

Jordan Spieth ends drought with victory at Texas Open

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Jordan Spieth tapped in for par to win the British Open for his third major and 11th victory in just five years on the PGA Tour. He never imagined he would go 1,351 days before he…

Baylor and Gonzaga to face off in National Championship game

Gonzaga vs. Baylor for the national championship

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Baylor made a mockery of the first Final Four game, stifling Houston for a chance at the program’s first national title. Then Gonzaga made miracles happen, winning on one of the greatest shots in NCAA Tournament history.…

Warriors' Kasey Kalich in his second year with the Braves

Warriors graduate, Kasey Kalich returns to spring training for the Atlanta Braves organization

VICTORIA,Texas--Former Victoria West Warriors baseball pitcher, Kasey Kalich is now a member of the Atlanta Braves. His journey started at an early age. Baseball was always enjoyable for him and as he got…

Atlanta Braves conceal All-Star patches off uniforms

Braves cover All-Star logo on jerseys, shift hats

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves looked a little patchwork in their second game of the season. The All-Star Game patch that appeared on the right sleeve of the Braves’ jerseys during opening day was sewn over Saturday against Philadelphia…

Houston and Baylor face off in the Final Four

Baylor routs Houston 78-59 to reach title game

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Nearly two decades ago, Scott Drew decided to leave his comfort zone at tiny Valparaiso for the scandal-plagued basketball program at Baylor, explaining to his father that there was nowhere for the Bears to go but up.…

MLB moving All-Star Game in response to voting restrictions

Commissioner Rob Manfred made the decision to move the All-Star events and the amateur draft, which had been scheduled to be held in Atlanta for the first time

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball announced Friday it was moving this summer’s All-Star Game from Atlanta’s Truist Park, a response to Georgia enacting a new law last month restricting voting rights. MLB had awarded the game to Atlanta…

MLB postpones the remaining Mets-Nationals series due to Covid-19

At least 3 Nationals' players have tested positive for the virus

Originally Published: 02 APR 21 13:32 ET Updated: 02 APR 21 16:53 ET By Kevin Dotson and Dakin Andone, CNN (CNN) -- The two remaining games of the Washington Nationals' season-opening series with the New York Mets have been postponed…

Major League Baseball resumes some form of normalcy

162-game schedule and human spectators are back

Originally Published: 01 APR 21 05:52 ET Updated: 01 APR 21 16:07 ET By Ray Sanchez, CNN (CNN) -- After an abbreviated 2020 season that is now a blur, Major League Baseball returns Thursday with all 30 teams in action…

Texas Longhorns fall to South Carolina

South Carolina drubs Texas 62-34 to reach Final Four

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — One by one, South Carolina players walked through the confetti and climbed the ladder to cut down the net in the Alamodome. It was only fitting that the Gamecocks got to keep the nylon. They used…

Houston Cougar's heading into the Elite Eight and will face Oregon St.

Houston locks in on defense, beats Syracuse 62-46 in NCAAs

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Houston contested every 3-pointer, took away clean looks and forced “Buddy Buckets” to work for any sliver of space he could find. Defense has been the Cougars’ strength all season. Now it’s taken coach Kelvin Sampson’s team…

Baylor Bears make their way to the Elite Eight

Baylor grinds to Elite 8 in 62-51 win over Villanova

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Top-seeded Baylor overcame some frigid outside shooting Saturday to move into the Elite Eight, getting 16 points from Adam Flagler in a 62-51 victory over Villanova and its amoeba-like defense. The Bears (25-2) came in as the…

Japanese PM Suga expects to invite Biden to Tokyo Olympics

The Tokyo Olympics open on July 23

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Friday he expects to invite President Joe Biden to the Tokyo Olympics when he visits the United States next month. Suga, who is expected to visit the White House on April…

Texas A&M gets a buzzer beater win

Nixon buzzer beater in OT lifts A&M over Iowa State 84-82

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Jordan Nixon banked in a short jump shot at the buzzer in overtime, giving her a career-high 35 points and lifting No. 2 Texas A&M to an 84-82 victory over seventh-seeded Iowa State in the second…

Astros and McCullers agree to five year contract

McCullers agrees to $85M deal with Astros for 2022-26

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. and the Houston Astros have agreed to an $85 million, five-year contract covering 2022-26, a deal awaiting announcement by the team. McCullers agreed on Jan. 15 to a $6.5 million,…

Watsons lawyer says cases against Watson attempted for blackmail

Lawyer: Texans QB’s assault suits followed blackmail attempt

HOUSTON (AP) — An attorney for Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, who’s accused of sexual assault and harassment in lawsuits filed by 16 women, on Tuesday questioned the allegations against the NFL player, claiming they were made following a failed…

Houston Cougars survive upset

Grimes helps No. 2 seed Houston rally past Rutgers, 63-60

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Quentin Grimes scored 22 points, Tramon Mark converted a soaring three-point play with 24 seconds left, and Houston beat Rutgers 63-60 on Sunday night to reach the Sweet 16. DaJon Jarreau overcame a series of bumps and…

Houston Rockets losing streak continues

Rockets lose team-record 20th straight game, fall to Thunder

HOUSTON (AP) — Mired in a long losing streak, the Houston Rockets twice put the ball in John Wall’s hands in the waning moments. No luck, once again. The Rockets lost their team-record 20th straight game, falling to the Oklahoma…

Texas Tech of the tournament after loss

Smith, Arkansas hold off Texas Tech 68-66 in NCAA 2nd round

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Justin Smith had 20 points and played a key role in a final-play defensive stop, helping Arkansas beat Texas Tech 68-66 on Sunday in the NCAA Tournament, securing the program’s first trip to the Sweet 16 in…

Texas Longhorns are upset by Abilene Christian

Texas stunner: No. 14 Abilene Christian ousts ’Horns 53-52

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Abilene Christian and its frantic, havoc-causing defense bounced coach Shaka Smart and Texas out of the NCAA Tournament in the first round yet again, as the 14th-seeded Wildcats stunned the third-seeded Longhorns 53-52 on Saturday night. Joe…

Rockets continue their losing streak

Pistons hand Rockets franchise-worst 19th straight loss

HOUSTON (AP) — Frank Jackson had a season-high 23 points and the Detroit Pistons handed the Houston Rockets their franchise-record 19th straight loss, 113-100 on Friday night. Winless since Feb. 4, Houston struggled to find answers for Detroit’s ball movement…

Texans' Watson sued by four more women

4 more women sue Texans QB Watson alleging sex assault

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson has been sued by four more women who accuse him of sexual assault and harassment. The lawsuits were filed Thursday night, hours after the NFL said it was investigating earlier allegations by three…