• Ex-Texas A&M linebacker, wife killed at their home

    HOUSTON (AP) — A former Texas A&M and Miami Dolphins linebacker and his wife were fatally shot at their home in Houston, and a 16-year-old boy has been charged as a juvenile with murder in the slayings.

    Updated: 7:10 pm

  • US rig count up 1 this week to 463

    HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by one this week to 463.

  • Houston Astros starting pitcher Lance McCullers throws against the New York Yankees during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 27, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/George Bridges)

    Yankees fanned season-high 15 times in 4-1 loss to Astros

    HOUSTON (AP) — The New York Yankees had trouble with Lance McCullers’ curveball on Wednesday night and it led to a 4-1 loss to the Houston Astros.

  • Houston Astros starting pitcher Lance McCullers throws against the New York Yankees during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 27, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/George Bridges)

    McCullers, Rasmus help Astros over Yankees 4-1

    HOUSTON (AP) — Lance McCullers struck out 10 in six solid innings, Colby Rasmus broke out of a slump with a two-run homer and the Houston Astros beat the New York Yankees 4-1 on Wednesday night.

  • Circus acrobats tie the knot on tightrope during show

    HOUSTON (AP) — Two circus acrobats tied the knot on a tightrope during a performance in Houston.

  • Houston Astros starting pitcher Doug Fister delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Tuesday, July 26, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

    Fister struggles as Yankees beat Astros 6-3

    HOUSTON (AP) — Doug Fister had trouble locating his pitches on Tuesday night and it doomed the Houston Astros in a 6-3 loss to the New York Yankees.

  • New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros, Tuesday, July 26, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

    Sabathia solid to lead Yankees over Astros 6-3

    HOUSTON (AP) — CC Sabathia allowed just two runs in 6 2/3 innings to get back on track after a tough stretch and help the New York Yankees to a 6-3 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.

  • 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.

  • New York Yankees relief pitcher Andrew Miller delivers in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros, Monday, July 25, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

    Romine, Pineda, new-look bullpen lead Yanks past Astros 2-1

    HOUSTON (AP) — In its first test since star closer Aroldis Chapman was traded, the New York Yankees’ bullpen came through just fine.

  • In this Dec. 13, 2015, file photo, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) takes the field before an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, in Houston. Watt is expected to start camp at full strength after spending much of the offseason recovering from groin surgery. (AP Photo/George Bridges, File)

    Texans star J.J. Watt on PUP list after back surgery

    HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans have put star defensive end J.J. Watt on the physically unable to perform list less than a week before training camp begins.