Texas A&M beats Cal State Fullerton 12-7 in regional nightcapJune 3, 2023 GMT
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Jack Moss and No. 9 hitter Max Kaufer had three hits apiece and combined for five RBIs as Texas A&M rolled to a 12-7 victory over Cal State Fullerton in Friday's nightcap of the Stanford Regional.
Penn, Oral Roberts, Rider take down national seeds in NCAA Tournament baseball gamesJune 3, 2023 GMT
No. 1 Wake Forest and 10 other national seeds won their openers in the NCAA regionals on Friday before Penn began a late-night flurry of upsets.
The Quakers gave the Ivy League its first national tournament win over a Southeastern Conference opponent, beating No.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Micah McDowell had four base hits and drove in six runs and Gavin Turley added six more RBIs on three hits as Oregon State pummeled Sam Houston 18-2 in a first-round game in the Baton Rouge Regional Friday night.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Brayden Taylor hit a three-run home run and used two singles to drive in three more runs, and TCU rolled to a 12-4 victory over Arizona in Friday's nightcap of the Fayetteville Regional.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jon Gray threw another gem for the AL West-leading Texas Rangers, who are in pretty good shape even when their offense doesn't have one of those breakout games that have become so common.
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston manager Dusty Baker wasn't sure how his team was able to send Shohei Ohtani to one of his worst pitching starts of the season Friday night.
But Yordan Alvarez certainly played a big role in it.
Delle Donne’s double-double leads Washington past Dallas 75-74June 3, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Elena Delle Donne had 23 points and 10 rebounds to help the Washington Mystics beat the Dallas Wings 75-74 on Friday night.
Washington’s Shakira Austin blocked Kalani Brown's fast-break layup and Delle Donne sank a wide open 3-pointer at the other end for a 66-65 lead with 2:42 left.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Mariners starter Marco Gonzales remained in Seattle for tests on his left forearm and will not make his scheduled start Saturday in Texas.
Manager Scott Servais said Friday before the series opener against the Rangers that Gonzalez felt some discomfort after throwing 5 2/3 innings last Sunday at home against Pittsburgh.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers will wait until Jacob deGrom returns from Florida for the birth of his third child before determining the next steps for the injured two-time National League Cy Young Award winner, who hasn't pitched in more than a month.
Panama launches operation in Darien jungle targeting organized crime and migrant smugglersJune 2, 2023 GMT
NICANOR, Panama (AP) — Panama launched a security operation along its shared border with Colombia on Friday to combat criminal gangs and migrant smugglers involved in record-setting migration through the perilous Darien Gap.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Lucas Gordon pitched seven strong innings and Texas defeated Louisiana 4-2 on Friday in the opening game of the Coral Gables Regional.
Gordon (7-1) allowed one run on five hits in seven innings.
CARY, N.C. (AP) — The Dallas United soccer team withdrew from a 32-team, seven-on-seven soccer tournament following an alleged racial slur during a match against West Ham.
West Ham led 2-0 at the end of regulation in a match with a target score of 3 on Thursday night.
Texas Tech beats UConn 3-2 behind Molina’s 10 strikeoutsJune 2, 2023 GMT
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Texas Tech starter Mason Molina (6-2) struck out 10 in six innings and the Red Raiders took down UConn 3-2 on Friday in the Gainesville Regional.
No. 3 seed Texas Tech (40-21), in its seventh consecutive postseason bid, moves on to the winner’s bracket on Saturday, while second-seeded UConn (43-16-1) plays a loser-out game.
‘I think you are looking for me:’ Convicted Texas killer booted from towns in ’90s arrested againJune 2, 2023 GMT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When Raul Meza Jr. walked out of a Texas prison in 1993 after serving about a decade for killing an 8-year-old girl, outrage followed him everywhere.
Snyder, Tincher go deep, Washington defeats Dallas Baptist 9-5 in Stillwater RegionalJune 2, 2023 GMT
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Michael Snyder and Johnny Tincher hit home runs in a seven-run fifth inning and third-seeded Washington defeated No. 2 seed Dallas Baptist 9-5 on Friday in the opening game of the Stillwater Regional.
Fort Bragg becomes Fort Liberty in Army’s most prominent move to erase Confederate names from basesJune 2, 2023 GMT
FORT LIBERTY, N.C. (AP) — Fort Bragg shed its Confederate namesake Friday to become Fort Liberty in a ceremony some veterans said was a small but important step in making the U.S. Army more welcoming to current and prospective Black service members.
Expansion still a focus for Big 12 after record $440M revenue for 10 current schoolsJune 2, 2023 GMT
Big 12 Commissioner Brett Yormark said expansion remains a focus for the conference, which wrapped up its spring meetings Friday with a record revenue distribution of $440 million to split among its 10 current schools.
MIAMI (AP) — It's time for residents along the southeastern U.S. coastlines to make sure their storm plans are in place as the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season got underway Thursday.
A Texas high school cheerleader says she tries not to think about the man who allegedly shot her after a teammate mistakenly entered his car in a supermarket parking lot.
“He did what he did, and I'm just going to try and get through it, there's no point in me, really, trying to think about what he did,” Payton Washington, 18, told ABC’s Good Morning America on Friday.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark’s government said Friday that it will investigate whether the Danish arm of the Bandidos motorcycle club can be dissolved, saying "the criminal groups’ brutal violence and socially subversive activities create insecurity in the neighborhoods in which they live.”
HARLINGEN, Texas (AP) — U.S. authorities on Thursday expanded slots to seek asylum at land crossings with Mexico through a mobile app for the second time in less than a month, seeking to dispel doubts it isn't a viable option.
Astros face the Angels with 1-0 series leadJune 2, 2023 GMT
Los Angeles Angels (30-28, fourth in the AL West) vs. Houston Astros (33-23, second in the AL West)
Houston; Friday, 8:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Angels: Shohei Ohtani (5-1, 2.91 ERA, .95 WHIP, 90 strikeouts); Astros: Framber Valdez (5-4, 2.38 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 77 strikeouts)
Rangers host the Mariners, aim to continue home win streakJune 2, 2023 GMT
Seattle Mariners (29-27, third in the AL West) vs. Texas Rangers (35-20, first in the AL West)
Arlington, Texas; Friday, 8:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Mariners: Luis Castillo (4-2, 2.69 ERA, .99 WHIP, 76 strikeouts); Rangers: Jon Gray (5-1, 2.81 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 46 strikeouts)
Austin hosts Real Salt Lake in Western Conference actionJune 2, 2023 GMT
Real Salt Lake (4-7-4, 11th in the Western Conference) vs. Austin FC (5-6-4, eighth in the Western Conference)
Austin, Texas; Saturday, 8:30 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK MLS LINE: Austin FC -104, Real Salt Lake +253, Draw +267; over/under is 2.5 goals
Nashville aims to continue win streak in matchup with DallasJune 2, 2023 GMT
Nashville SC (8-3-4, first in the Western Conference) vs. FC Dallas (6-4-5, fifth in the Western Conference)
Frisco, Texas; Saturday, 8:30 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK MLS LINE: FC Dallas +118, Nashville SC +224, Draw +233; over/under is 2.5 goals
Houston Dynamo (5-6-3, 10th in the Western Conference) vs. Saint Louis City SC (8-4-1, third in the Western Conference)
Old North Saint Louis, St. Louis; Saturday, 8:30 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK MLS LINE: Saint Louis -122, Houston +313, Draw +268; over/under is 2.5 goals
HOUSTON (AP) — Alex Bregman and José Abreu had two RBIs each and Kyle Tucker added three hits to lead the Houston Astros to a 5-2 win over Los Angeles on Thursday night in a game during which Angels manager Phil Nevin was ejected.
Angels manager Nevin ejected in 6th against Astros after yelling at home plate umpireJune 2, 2023 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — Los Angeles Angels manager Phil Nevin was ejected in the sixth inning against the Houston Astros on Thursday night after screaming at home plate umpire Stu Scheurwater after Taylor Ward struck out looking with the bases loaded.
Judge: Diamond Sports must pay full value of contracts to Diamondbacks, Guardians, Twins, RangersJune 2, 2023 GMT
A federal bankruptcy judge has ordered Diamond Sports to pay the full value of its media contracts to the Arizona Diamondbacks, Cleveland Guardians, Minnesota Twins and Texas Rangers.
Judge Christopher Lopez made the ruling on Thursday in Houston.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Amid mounting pressure from Republicans, a bill banning gender-affirming medical care for transgender youths in Louisiana that was narrowly killed by a legislative committee last week has been resurrected.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired right-hander Ricky Vanasco from the Texas Rangers for lefty Luis Valdez on Thursday.
Right-hander Zack Burdi was also designated for assignment by the Dodgers to make room on their 40-man roster.
DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference will play eight league games in 2024 when it expands to 16 teams with the additions of Oklahoma and Texas, but beyond that the schedule model is still to be determined.
DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — Alabama's Nick Saban is among a contingent of coaches and administrators from the Southeastern Conference scheduled to meet with lawmakers in Washington next week to make a case for a federal assistance in regulating how college athletes can earn money off their fame.
Revised DACA program again debated before Texas judge who previously ruled against itJune 1, 2023 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge did not make an immediate decision Thursday on the fate of a revised version of a federal policy that prevents the deportation of hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the U.S.
Oath Keeper who guarded Roger Stone before Jan. 6 attack gets more than 4 years in prisonJune 1, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A member of the far-right Oath Keepers extremist group who was part of a security detail for former President Donald Trump's longtime adviser Roger Stone before storming the U.S.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two prominent Texas attorneys with a long list of famous clients will present the case for impeachment against Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton and called for transparency Thursday once the trial gets underway this summer in the state Capitol.
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Kellen Moore is with a new team, yet he has the same mandate.
Take a good offense and make it great.
Moore is in his first season as the Los Angeles Chargers offensive coordinator after eight years in Dallas, including the last four as coordinator.
Louisiana, 9 other states sue US government over steep flood insurance rate increasesJune 1, 2023 GMT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana and nine other states filed a lawsuit against the federal government Thursday to block sharp increases in national flood insurance rates that are slated to be phased in over the coming years, saying the steeper price could cost some people their homes.
French Open hopes AI can help tennis players block death threats, other social media hateJune 1, 2023 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Frances Tiafoe says he receives death threats via social media after he loses professional tennis matches.
COUNSELOR, N.M. (AP) — Members of the Navajo community have complained to Samuel Sage for years about the noise and vibrations that rattle their homes.
They tell him about the dust kicked up by heavy trucks traveling the surrounding dirt roads and the smells that come from some of the oil and natural gas wells and tank batteries that dot the land around their Navajo community of Counselor in northwestern New Mexico.
Transfer portal tampering frustrates SEC coaches, but few - if any - ideas on how to stop itJune 1, 2023 GMT
DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — South Carolina coach Shane Beamer lost some key contributors from the Gamecocks' eight-win team to the transfer portal this offseason.
In a few cases, it seemed as if things moved pretty quickly.
Astros begin 4-game series against the AngelsJune 1, 2023 GMT
Los Angeles Angels (30-27, third in the AL West) vs. Houston Astros (32-23, second in the AL West)
Houston; Thursday, 8:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Angels: Reid Detmers (0-4, 4.93 ERA, 1.53 WHIP, 58 strikeouts); Astros: Framber Valdez (5-4, 2.38 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 77 strikeouts)
Dallas plays Washington after Howard’s 25-point outingJune 1, 2023 GMT
Dallas Wings (3-1, 2-0 Western Conference) at Washington Mystics (2-2, 2-2 Eastern Conference)
Washington; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Dallas visits the Washington Mystics after Natasha Howard scored 25 points in the Wings' 94-89 victory against the Minnesota Lynx.
Whitecaps score early, often in 6-2 victory over DynamoJune 1, 2023 GMT
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Pedro Vite scored in the first minute, Julian Gressel added two goals and the Vancouver Whitecaps roughed up the Houston Dynamo 6-2 on Wednesday night.
Vite scored his third goal of the season, using an assist from Brian White to give Vancouver (5-5-5) a very early lead.
HOUSTON (AP) — Minnesota manager Rocco Baldelli said rookie starter Louie Varland deserved an offensive game ball after throwing seven scoreless innings in a victory over the Houston Astros Wednesday night.
Sallói, Kinda lead Sporting KC to 2-1 victory over DallasJune 1, 2023 GMT
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Dániel Sallói and Gadi Kinda both had a goal and an assist to power Sporting Kansas City to a 2-1 victory over FC Dallas after a lengthy weather delay to begin the match on Wednesday night.
Driussi scores late to lift Austin over Minnesota United 2-1June 1, 2023 GMT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Sebastián Driussi scored late in the second half to rally Austin FC to a 2-1 victory over Minnesota United on Wednesday night.
Defender Jon Gallagher staked Austin (5-6-4) to a 1-0 lead when he used assists from Adam Lundkvist and Julio Cascante in the 19th minute to score his sixth goal of the season.
Texas would prefer a 9-game conference schedule when it joins SEC but that might have to waitMay 31, 2023 GMT
DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — When Texas does join the Southeastern Conference next year, the Longhorns prefer to play as many league games as possible and Texas A&M every year.
“For where we’re at, and having Oklahoma at a neutral site, I prefer more games,” Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte said Wednesday.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A man run out of multiple cities and towns across Texas after he served prison time for the slaying of an 8-year-old girl in the 1980s has been arrested in connection with two other murders, and police say they are reopening several cold cases that could be linked to him.
DENVER (AP) — Victor Wembanyama’s NBA summer debut might come in Sacramento.
American Airlines says it will appeal a ruling that would break up a partnership with JetBlueMay 31, 2023 GMT
DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines said Wednesday it will appeal a court decision that would force the airline to break up its partnership with JetBlue Airways in the Northeast.
American and JetBlue face a late-June deadline to end the agreement in which they coordinate flights and share revenue.
Rogers, Marisnick lead Tigers over Rangers 3-2May 31, 2023 GMT
DETROIT (AP) — Jake Rogers hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the sixth inning and Jake Marisnick followed with a run-scoring single in his Tigers debut, leading Detroit over the Texas Rangers 3-2 Wednesday.
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Coach Pete DeBoer couldn't get a third different team to the Stanley Cup Final in his first season, though the Dallas Stars came close.
The Stars still set a promising foundation in DeBoer's debut with a core group of players — both young and old — that will remain pretty much intact for next season.
SEC puts emphasis on gambling after college sports roiled by multiple wagering scandalsMay 31, 2023 GMT
DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — When it comes to sports wagering, information is a commodity and even a morsel of news that is not widely available can be valuable.
As college sports experiences some of the negative consequences of ubiquitous legal betting on sporting events, could more transparency be among the potential safeguards?
Top MLB prospects Crews, Skenes lead LSU into NCAA tournamentMay 31, 2023 GMT
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — When 6-foot-6, 247-pound right-hander Paul Skenes steps on the mound at LSU's Alex Box Stadium — as he will this weekend in the NCAA baseball tournament — sellout crowds 13,000 strong buzz with anticipation of 100 mph fastballs and strikeouts galore.
NEW YORK (AP) — Little Amal, a 12-foot (3.7-meter) puppet of a Syrian refugee, will journey across the United States this fall, visiting key places in America's history to raise awareness about immigration and migration.
Redo of federal plane evacuation tests sought as passengers squeeze into smaller spacesMay 31, 2023 GMT
Lawmakers who want tougher standards for evacuating aircraft in an emergency have criticized the Federal Aviation Administration for what they consider unrealistic simulations, and now they are calling for a do-over of current evacuation tests.
FRANKLIN, Texas (AP) — One person was killed when a boiler exploded at a southeastern Texas power plant Wednesday morning, according to a spokesperson for Dallas-based Luminant.
“A contractor was fatally injured” in the blast about 8 a.m.
US Border Patrol chief is retiring after seeing through end of Title 42 immigration restrictionsMay 31, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the U.S. Border Patrol announced that he's retiring, after seeing through a major policy shift that seeks to clamp down on illegal crossings at the U.S.-Mexico border following the end of Title 42 coronavirus pandemic restrictions.
Astros and Twins meet to decide series winnerMay 31, 2023 GMT
Minnesota Twins (28-27, first in the AL Central) vs. Houston Astros (32-22, second in the AL West)
Houston; Wednesday, 8:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Twins: Louie Varland (2-1, 4.24 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 34 strikeouts); Astros: Hunter Brown (5-1, 3.28 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 66 strikeouts)