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HOUSTON | Man who cut off his ankle monitor suspected in 3 killings

HOUSTON — A Houston-area parolee who cut off an ankle monitor days before the start of a criminal rampage now faces capital murder charges in two killings — and possibly a third — after a manhunt led to his capture Tuesday, authorities said. Jose Gilberto Rodriguez, 46, has been charged with one capital murder count … Continue reading HOUSTON | Man who cut off his ankle monitor suspected in 3 killings

HOUSTON | Girl who fueled opposition to splitting families joins mom

HOUSTON — A 6-year-old girl from El Salvador who became a face of the Trump administration’s practice of separating immigrant families at the border has been reunited with her mother. Alison Jimena Valencia Madrid and her mother, Cindy Madrid, were separated after U.S. authorities detained them June 13 for illegally entering the United States near … Continue reading HOUSTON | Girl who fueled opposition to splitting families joins mom

HOUSTON | Morton added to AL All-Star roster

HOUSTON — Houston right-hander Charlie Morton was added to the American League All-Star team on Friday, giving the Astros a major league-leading six players in next week’s game. Morton joins fellow starters Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole on the squad, which also features Houston second baseman Jose Altuve, outfielder George Springer and third baseman Alex … Continue reading HOUSTON | Morton added to AL All-Star roster

HOUSTON  | Astros beat A’s 6-5 on bizarre play in 11th inning

HOUSTON  — Alex Bregman homered twice and his tapper just in front of the plate in the 11th inning led to a bizarre play that ended the game, as catcher Jonathan Lucroy’s throwing error handed the Houston Astros a 6-5 victory over the Oakland Athletics. Justin Verlander pitched six sharp innings and the Astros took … Continue reading HOUSTON  | Astros beat A’s 6-5 on bizarre play in 11th inning

LAS VEGAS | Silver says draft eligibility age likely to be changed

LAS VEGAS — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is certain that changes are coming to the league. Some are easy. Others, not so much. Speaking after the NBA’s Board of Governors meeting on Tuesday night, Silver said he thinks the league is ready to scrap the rule requiring players to be out of high school for … Continue reading LAS VEGAS | Silver says draft eligibility age likely to be changed

HOUSTON | Keuchel, Altuve help Astros complete sweep of White Sox, 2-1

HOUSTON  — Dallas Keuchel pitched seven strong innings, Jose Altuve hit a homer and the Houston Astros manufactured the go-ahead run in the seventh to complete a four-game sweep of the Chicago White Sox with a 2-1 win on Sunday. Altuve’s solo shot put Houston up 1-0 in the fourth.  Chicago starter Lucas Giolito (5-8) had … Continue reading HOUSTON | Keuchel, Altuve help Astros complete sweep of White Sox, 2-1

The Latest: Trevor Ariza leaving Houston for Phoenix

The Latest on the start of NBA free agency (all times EDT): 1:50 a.m. Trevor Ariza is moving to Arizona. The Phoenix Suns have lured Ariza in with a $15 million, one-year contract offer, according to a person with knowledge of the negotiations. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal cannot yet … Continue reading The Latest: Trevor Ariza leaving Houston for Phoenix

HOUSTON | Bregman’s 2-run shot gives Houston 7-6 win over Blue Jays

HOUSTON (AP) — It isn’t very often that Alex Bregman whiffs on two straight fastballs, so when he did so in the ninth inning on Wednesday it left Houston’s third baseman a bit upset. Fortunately for the Astros, he took out that aggression on the next pitch, connecting for a two-run homer that completed a … Continue reading HOUSTON | Bregman’s 2-run shot gives Houston 7-6 win over Blue Jays