• AP source: Mavericks boost Nowitzki’s deal to $50 million

    DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki has signed his contract with Dallas, and a person with knowledge of the deal says it’s worth more than the original agreement.

  • Rangers slugger Fielder will have neck surgery Friday

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Rangers slugger Prince Fielder will have his season-ending surgery Friday to repair a herniated disk in his neck.

  • Cowboys’ Gregory facing longer suspension over new violation

    FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas defensive end Randy Gregory is facing a longer suspension over another violation of the NFL’s substance-abuse policy, and owner Jerry Jones says he doesn’t expect to see the troubled player at training camp in California.

  • In this July 30, 2015 file photo, St. Mary's and Safe Kids Coalition uses a wireless monitor to record the temperature outside and inside of a closed vehicle at St. Mary's Market Days in Evansville, Ind. The deaths of four children in hot cars in recent days has brought the number of such deaths across the U.S. this year to at least 23, nearly matching the total for all of 2015 and prompting experts to plead for vigilance and warn parents that it can happen to anyone. (Darrin Phegley/Evansville Courier & Press via AP)

    Recent deaths of kids in hot cars prompt pleas to parents

    DALLAS (AP) — The deaths of four children in hot cars in recent days has brought the number across the U.S. this year to at least 23, nearly matching the total for all of last year and prompting experts to plead for vigilance and warn parents that it can happen to anyone.

  • Houston Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Monday, July 25, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

    Keuchel outpitched as Astros lose 2-1 to Yankees

    HOUSTON (AP) — Dallas Keuchel had another strong outing for the Houston Astros on Monday night. He just needed more help than George Springer’s leadoff homer.

  • In this Saturday, July 16, 2016 photo, brothers Montrell White, 22, left, and Edwin White, 18, visit their childhood neighborhood for a potluck organized by young civil rights activists in the Estell Village subsidized apartment complex in the Highland Hills area of Dallas. The Whites say the neighborhood has been overrun with drugs and guns since they were kids. A rag tag group of young activists in this city have tried to raise awareness about the geographical segregation and unequal access to opportunities that continue to dog this city of 1.3 million people. (AP Photo/ Emily Schmall)

    In Dallas, burgeoning movement overshadowed by shooting

    DALLAS (AP) — The leadership of the Next Generation Action Network drove all night from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, arriving in Dallas early on July 7, just hours before the start of their hastily arranged march that ended in the worst attack on law enforcement since 9/11.

  • Texas Sports Writers Association 6A all-state baseball team

    BRYAN, Texas (AP) — Dallas Jesuit senior Kyle Muller is the player of the year on the Texas Sports Writers Association’s Class 6A All-State Baseball Team.

  • In this Jan. 19, 2016 file photo, Nolan Hammer looks at a gun at the Heckler & Koch booth at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas. Nearly two-thirds of Americans expressed support for stricter gun laws, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll released Saturday, July 23, 2016. A majority of poll respondents favor a nationwide ban on the sale of semi-automatic assault weapons such as the AR-15. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

    AP Poll: Support grows among Americans for stricter gun laws

    Americans increasingly favor tougher gun laws by margins that have grown wider after a steady drumbeat of shootings in recent months, but they also are pessimistic that change will happen anytime soon, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.

  • Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner speaks to the media during a press conference, Thursday, July 21, 2016, in Houston. Officials in Houston released video footage Thursday, taken from the body camera of one of the officers showing police officers shooting Braziel, who police said had been holding a gun while standing in a street. (Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle via AP)

    Houston police release videos from deadly shooting

    HOUSTON (AP) — Officials in Houston released video Thursday showing police officers shooting a black man who police said had been holding a gun while standing in a street.