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Verlander shines to lead Astros to 2-1 win over Rangers

Verlander (6-1) scattered six singles across six scoreless innings without a walk

HOUSTON (AP) — After another splendid start gave Justin Verlander the most wins and lowest ERA in the majors, Houston manager Dusty Baker was asked just how impressive the veteran right-hander has been this season in his return from Tommy…

Mavs down 2-0 again, this time against title-tested Warriors

The Mavericks are headed home to try to stay in the Western Conference finals

Luka Doncic didn’t have another “believe” in him with the Mavericks facing a 2-0 deficit for a second consecutive series. Not that the Dallas superstar doesn’t believe. There’s just a difference after losing a 19-point lead against title-tested Stephen Curry…

Lady Warriors lose in two games to Georgetown

MARION, Texas -- The West Lady Warriors are out of the playoffs after losing in two games to the Georgetown Eagles. West is familiar with Georgetown since the Eagles knocked them out of the playoffs last season. The Lady Warriors…

Four-time gold medalist wins Athlete of the Week

REFUGIO, Texas -- The Athlete of the Week is Refugio track state champion Ernest Campbell. He is the two time state champion for the 100 meter dash two years in a row. He added to his collection, when he helped…

US Soccer equalizes pay in milestone with women, men

The U.S. Soccer Federation reached milestone agreements to pay its men’s and women’s teams equally, making the American national governing body the first in the sport to promise both sexes matching money. The federation on Wednesday announced separate collective bargaining…

Former West track star wins gold at WAC Outdoor Championships

SEATTLE, Washington -- A former Victoria West graduate is brining home a gold medal after he competed in the track  2022 Western Athletic Conference Championships over the weekend. Eric Callaway attends Sam Houston State University and won three medals in…

Astros hit record 5 HRs in 2nd, rout Red Sox 13-4

BOSTON (AP) — The Astros tied the MLB record for most home runs in an inning, hitting five off Red Sox starter Nathan Eovaldi as part of a nine-run second to help Houston rout Boston 13-4 on Tuesday night. Yordan…

Rockets get third pick in lottery, Magic get first

CHICAGO (AP) — Orlando Magic president of basketball operations Jeff Weltman was supposed to be at the podium for the NBA draft lottery. He benched himself in favor of coach Jamahl Mosley. “I haven’t been very good at this,” Weltman…

Edna athletic showcase for 6th-8th grades

EDNA, Texas -- Current sixth-eighth grade athletes are invited to  showcase being held in Edna May 21. This showcase will feature combine testing and positional work on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. The event will be…

AP source: Browns QB Watson to meet with NFL reps in Texas

CLEVELAND (AP) — NFL officials will meet this week with Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson as the league continues to investigate whether he violated its personal conduct policy, a person familiar with the plans told The Associated Press on Monday.…

Doncic leads Mavs over Suns 123-90 in Game 7 blowout

Doncic and Dinwiddie combined to pour in 48 of the Mavericks’ 57 points

PHOENIX (AP) — Luka Doncic scored 35 points, Spencer Dinwiddie added 30 and the Dallas Mavericks stunned the top-seeded Phoenix Suns with a 123-90 Game 7 blowout Sunday night, advancing to the Western Conference finals for the first time since…

Gurriel stays hot, Verlander solid, Astros blank Nats 8-0

Verlander struck out five and walked three

WASHINGTON (AP) — Yuli Gurriel went 3-for-4 with a homer, Justin Verlander pitched five scoreless innings and the Houston Astros beat the Washington Nationals 8-0 on Sunday. Jose Altuve, Martin Maldonado and Chas McCormick also homered for the Astros. Gurriel…

Doncic, Mavericks cruise past Suns 113-86 to force Game 7

Doncic scored 33 points

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic has his first victory in an elimination game. Now the young Dallas superstar gets another one — and another Game 7 to boot. Doncic scored 33 points and the Mavericks beat the Phoenix Suns 113-86…

Olave eager to team with Thomas in Saints’ rebuilt pass game

The two former Ohio State stars are central figures in a rebuilt

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Chris Olave just arrived in New Orleans. Michael Thomas will be returning soon. The two former Ohio State stars are central figures in a rebuilt Saints receiving corps designed to improve the NFL’s least productive passing…

State track meet starts this week

AUSTIN, Texas -- The state track meet starts Thursday, May 12 and continues through May 14. Many Crossroads athletes will be competing for the gold, silver and bronze medals in Austin at Mike A. Meyers Stadium. Classes 3A & 4A…

Victoria Cobras have sights on state title

Cobras made state semifinals last season

VICTORIA, Texas -- The Victoria Cobras are preparing for the next season by involving local schools to a little competition. The Cobras along with Crossroad Christian, Saint Joseph, Futures Academy and Divine School all gathered to play 7-on-7 tournaments to…