• Von Miller gets top spot in AP’s outside linebacker rankings

    DENVER (AP) — With his Cardinals preparing to face the Cowboys this weekend, Arizona coach Bruce Arians was asked what he might take away from the Denver Broncos’ bashing of Ezekiel Elliott.

  • White Sox bullpen covers 8 2/3 innings to beat Astros

    HOUSTON (AP) — Two weeks ago, Chris Volstad was hanging out at home. His Triple-A season was finished, and for the second straight year, the Chicago White Sox hadn’t needed him at all in the major leagues.

  • New potential burden for Houston homeowners: higher taxes

    HOUSTON (AP) — Many Houston residents affected by Hurricane Harvey could now be asked to shoulder an added financial burden: higher taxes on the same homes they are struggling to rebuild.

  • Brady, Belichick donate to J.J. Watt’s hurricane relief fund

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has donated $100,000 to the Hurricane Harvey relief fund started by Texans pass-rusher J.J. Watt, and New England coach Bill Belichick has pitched in $50,000.

  • Watt dealing with broken finger as Texans prepare for Pats

    HOUSTON (AP) — J.J. Watt brushed off the fact that he’ll be playing against the New England Patriots on Sunday with a broken left ring finger.

  • AP Exclusive: Evidence of spills at toxic site during floods

    PASADENA, Texas (AP) — The U.S. government received reports of three spills at one of Houston’s dirtiest Superfund toxic waste sites in the days after the drenching rains from Hurricane Harvey finally stopped. Aerial photos reviewed by The Associated Press show dark-colored water surrounding the site as the floods receded, flowing through Vince Bayou and into the city’s ship channel.

  • AP Exclusive: Evidence of spills during floods at toxic site

    PASADENA, Texas (AP) — The U.S. government received reports of three spills at one of Houston’s dirtiest Superfund toxic waste sites in the days after the drenching rains from Hurricane Harvey finally stopped. Aerial photos reviewed by The Associated Press show dark-colored water surrounding the site as the floods receded, flowing through Vince Bayou and into the city’s ship channel.

  • Upton 2 HRs, Angels gain in wild-card race, beat Rangers 2-0

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Justin Upton hit two home runs, Parker Bridwell outpitched Cole Hamels and the Los Angeles Angels moved up in the AL wild-card race, beating the Texas Rangers 2-0 Saturday night.

  • Houston’s magic number at 1 after 8-6 win over Mariners

    HOUSTON (AP) — On a day when the Houston Astros cut their magic number to one for clinching the AL West title, they were already looking ahead to accomplishing another goal.

  • What hurricanes don’t teach us: AP finds fast coastal growth

    Rising sea levels and fierce storms have failed to stop relentless population growth along U.S. coasts in recent years, a new Associated Press analysis shows. The latest punishing hurricanes scored bull’s-eyes on two of the country’s fastest growing regions: coastal Texas around Houston and resort areas of southwest Florida.