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Texans team president resigns after 20 years

Houston finished 4-12 last season after reaching the playoffs in the previous two years.

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Texans president Jamey Rootes has resigned after more than 20 years, the team’s latest move in an offseason of upheaval. The announcement was made Wednesday and said that Rootes was leaving to pursue interests as a…

Cuban and the Mavericks will not play the national anthem before home games

The pregame national anthem is a staple of American sports at both the professional and collegiate level

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said Tuesday he decided before this season began not to play the national anthem before the team’s home games. The Mavericks played their first 10 regular-season home games without fans. The club…

Kobe Bryant's helicopter crash was the pilots error

Zobayan, an experienced pilot, ignored his training, violated flight rules by flying into conditions where he couldn’t see and failed to take alternate measures.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The pilot who crashed the helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant, killing all nine aboard, made a series of poor decisions that led him to fly blindly into a wall of clouds where he became so disoriented he…

MLB to continue doubleheaders and runners on second base

MLB renews 7-inning doubleheaders, runners on 2nd in extras

NEW YORK (AP) — Seven-inning doubleheaders and runners on second base to start extra innings will return for a second straight season under an agreement for 2021 health protocols reached Monday between Major League Baseball and the players’ association. The…

The Kansas City Chiefs to stay busy in the offseason

The Chiefs head to the offseason with some holes on the team.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs were so confident in their Super Bowl-winning roster from the 2019 season that they did everything they could to bring it back intact, signing quarterback Patrick Mahomes and defensive tackle Chris Jones to…

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are Super Bowl LV champions

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeat the Chiefs 31-9 to win Super Bowl LV

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady made the Buccaneers, their fans and their city believe from the moment he arrived in Tampa Bay. With help from old friend Rob Gronkowski and a ferocious defense, Brady and the Buccaneers are Super…

New York Knicks acquire Derrick Rose from the Detroit Pistons

Knicks to acquire Rose, who rejoins Thibodeau

NEW YORK (AP) — Derrick Rose is reuniting with Tom Thibodeau after a trade that brings him back to New York. The Knicks agreed to acquire the former NBA MVP from the Detroit Pistons on Sunday, a person with knowledge…

The NFL Hall of Fame class of 2021 is announced

HOF class of 2021 includes names like Peyton Manning and Charlie Woodson

(A) The NFL announced the 2021 Hall of Fame class. Former Colts and Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning headlines the group, getting in during his first year of eligibility.Manning is a five-time NFL MVP and was named to the Pro Bowl…

Texas Longhorns battle with Oklahoma State Cowboys in overtime

Unranked Oklahoma State hangs on to defeat #6 ranked Texas

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Cade Cunningham persevered through a rough game before coming up with the big plays at the end. Cunningham, one of the nation’s top freshmen, scored five of his 19 points in the second overtime, including a…

The NCAA announces San Antonio to host the women's tournament

San Antonio to hold the women's tournament in March

SAN ANTONIO, Texas-- The NCAA announced today that the entire women's basketball tournament will be hosted in the San Antonio region from March 21st to April 4th. The NCAA hopes keeping the tournament in one city will mitigate the spread…

Number two ranked Baylor on pause again because of COVID-19 protocols

The Big 12 said it would work with Baylor, TCU and Oklahoma to reschedule the remaining postponed games.

WACO, Texas (AP)-- No. 2 Baylor has had its season interrupted again because of COVID-19 protocols, with the Big 12 Conference postponing the Bears’ next two scheduled games. The Big 12 announced the postponements on Thursday. The Bears, who at…

The Houston Cougars are upset by East Carolina

The Cougars go down to the Pirates 82-73

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Jayden Gardner had 21 points and 15 rebounds to help East Carolina stun fifth-ranked Houston 82-73 on Wednesday night, securing the Pirates’ first win against a ranked opponent in nearly two decades. Tremont Robinson-White added 17…

Celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day

Recognizing women in sports

VICTORIA, Texas --- To celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day is to realize how far we have come. Girls and women in sports have excelled through the years breaking many barriers especially in the professional sports world. As…

National Signing Day in the Crossroads

Local students sign to play college ball

(TEXAS) I'ts National Signing Day and there are quite a few athletes from the Crossroads area that are committing to different schools around the country to further their education as well as their athletic skills. In Hallettsville, running back Jonathon…

Dallas Mavericks drop their sixth game in a row to the Phoenix Suns

Suns' Booker hits winning 3 in return as Phoneix edge Mavs 109-108

DALLAS (AP) — Phoenix Suns coach Monty Williams gladly confessed that he junked his plan to carefully monitor Devin Booker’s minutes down the stretch with his All-Star guard playing for the first time since Jan. 22. Booker hit a 3-pointer…

Texas and Baylor both ranked in the AP Top 25 poll

No. 2 Baylor and No. 6 Texas highlight week in Top 25 hoops

(AP) Baylor and Texas were supposed to open the Big 12 season against each other, only to have the game postponed by COVID-19. The No. 2 Bears and No. 6 Longhorns are schedule to meet again on Tuesday, this time…

Buccaneers to make Super Bowl history with their assistant coaches

Black coordinators make Super Bowl history with Buccaneers

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Diversity matters to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the first team to reach the Super Bowl with a trio of Black assistant coaches serving as coordinators. Byron Leftwich calls plays for a potent offense led by Tom…

Texans hire Ravens assistant Culley as head coach

HOUSTON (AP) — David Culley has been hired as the coach of the Houston Texans, a person familiar with the hiring told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Wednesday night because the hiring…

QB Deshaun Watson requests trade from Houston Texans

HOUSTON (AP) — Star quarterback Deshaun Watson has requested a trade from the Houston Texans, a person familiar with the move told The Associated Press. The person was not authorized to speak publicly about the request and spoke to the…

Jason Witten calling it a career after 17 years

Las Vegas, Nevada --- Jason Witten is retiring from the NFL after a 17-year career. He intends to sign one-day contract and retire as a member of the Dallas cowboys in March when his contract with the Las Vegas raiders…

New Jays OF Springer sees echoes of Astros in Toronto’s core

In seven seasons, Springer has a .270 career average with 174 home runs and 458 RBIs, including career bests of .292 with 39 homers and 96 RBIs in 2019.

TORONTO (AP) — George Springer thinks Toronto’s promising young core is similar to the group he played with that led Houston to its first World Series title in 2017. Springer and the Blue Jays agreed last week to a team-record…

Another NBA game postponed due to COVID-19

The San Antonio Spurs and New Orleans Pelicans game postponed

(AP) San Antonio’s game in New Orleans was called off Monday night in the latest virus-related postponement for the NBA, one that came when the league determined that neither team would have enough players available. Also Monday: Kawhi Leonard and…