• AP Sources: Memphis lands Parsons with 4-year, $94M deal

    The Memphis Grizzlies have landed one of the NBA’s best recruiters in free agent forward Chandler Parsons. They hope they won’t need those skills when it comes to Mike Conley.

  • Ex-Cowboy Spillman gets 5-year prison term for sex assault

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Former Cowboys special teams player C.J. Spillman has been sentenced to five years in prison for a conviction on a sexual assault charge from a 2014 incident at a Dallas-area hotel.

  • US rig count up 10 this week to 431

    HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 10 this week to 431.

  • Stars add veteran Hamhuis to blue line in free agency

    DALLAS (AP) — The Stars signed defenseman Dan Hamhuis to a two-year, $7.5 million contract in the opening hours of free agency Friday, providing another veteran to a strong young group on the blue line.

  • Oklahoma’s Neuse named winner of Brooks Wallace Award

    NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — University of Oklahoma shortstop Sheldon Neuse has been named winner of the Brooks Wallace Award.

  • Seattle QB, TCU-ex Boykin takes plea over Alamo Bowl fracas

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Former TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin has pleaded no contest to resisting arrest over an incident that led to his suspension for his final college game at the Alamo Bowl.

  • New York Yankees' Jacoby Ellsbury (22) celebrates after Chase Headley, left, slid past Texas Rangers relief pitcher Tony Barnette, right, to score the game winning run in the ninth inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 30, 2016, in New York. Headley scored on a passed ball and the Yankees won 2-1. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    Headley scores on passed ball in 9th, Yankees beat Texas 2-1

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees’ four-game set against the AL-leading Rangers started Monday with what Chase Headley called maybe the toughest loss of his career.

  • In a Monday, June 27, 2016 file photo, traffic passes a Planned Parenthood sign in Dallas. Abortions in Texas plummeted about 15 percent during the first year after approval of tough restrictions that the U.S. Supreme Court has since struck down — a decline that activists say shows how hard it had become to get an abortion in America's second-largest state. The health department released the statistics Thursday, June 30, 2016. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

    Texas abortions dropped 15 percent after now overturned law

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Abortions in Texas plummeted about 15 percent during the first year after approval of tough restrictions that the U.S. Supreme Court has since struck down — a decline that activists say shows how hard it had become to get an abortion in America’s second-largest state.

  • New Texas NCAA college baseball head coach David Pierce, left, talks with Texas basketball coach Shaka Smart, right, following a news conference where Pierce was introduced, Thursday, June 30, 2016, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    ‘Slow talker’ David Pierce taking reins at Texas baseball

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — For over 100 years, Texas had just four head coaches lead one of the most successful college baseball programs in the country. The last two left a legacy of winning national titles and thousands of career victories.

  • In this Aug. 28, 2014, file photo, Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain watches from the sidelines during the fist half of an NFL preseason football game against the Denver Broncos in Arlington, Texas. A person with knowledge of the situation says McClain has been suspended for the first 10 games next season for his second violation of the NFL’s substance-abuse policy in as many years.  (AP Photo/Brandon Wade, File)

    AP source: Cowboys’ McClain suspended again, for 10 games

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — Dallas linebacker Rolando McClain has been suspended for the first 10 games this coming season for again violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy, and defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence will get a four-game ban for his first violation.