• Houston Astros' Jason Castro (15) is congratulated by Luis Valbuena (18) for his grand slam in front of Texas Rangers catcher Bobby Wilson, middle, during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Jim Cowsert)

    Astros go through 2 starters in 12-9 loss at Rangers

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Houston Astros were planning to send 21-year-old Lance McCullers back to the minors even before he got only one out in his latest start.

  • Texas Rangers' Adrian Beltre follows through on his solo home run completing the cycle against the Houston Astros during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. Beltre is the ninth player in Texas Rangers history to hit for the cycle. (AP Photo/Jim Cowsert)

    Beltre’s 3rd career cycle in Rangers’ 12-9 win over Astros

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Adrian Beltre came to bat in the fifth inning looking for a pitch he could hit over the wall. He got one for an impressive modern-day record.

  • Texas Rangers' Adrian Beltre follows through on his solo home run completing the cycle against the Houston Astros during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. Beltre is the ninth player in Texas Rangers history to hit for the cycle. (AP Photo/Jim Cowsert)

    Beltre has 3rd career cycle for Rangers

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Adrian Beltre had his third career cycle Monday night, becoming the first major league player since the 1930s to accomplish that feat.

    Updated: 9:13 pm

  • Son, Barbaree lead Junior PGA Championship

    BRYAN, Texas (AP) — Yujeong Son matched the women’s course record with a 7-under 64 on Monday to take the first-round lead in the Junior PGA Championship, and U.S. Junior Amateur champion Philip Barbaree topped the boys’ leaderboard at 66.

  • Monday, August 3, 2015

    Debate stage drama: Republican presidential candidates await top 10 announcement

    Updated: 4:00 am

  • A black SUV carrying Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and others departs the Collin County jail Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, in Plano, Texas. Paxton turned himself in Monday to face charges that he misled investors and didn't disclose money he made for referring financial clients as part of his private business before becoming the state's top lawyer in January. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    Texas’ attorney general charged with securities fraud

    McKINNEY, Texas (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton had an investment opportunity: a tech startup making data servers. He told people he had put his own money into Servergy Inc., according to prosecutors, and helped persuade a state lawmaker and another wealthy businessman to buy more than $100,000 in shares.

  • In this May 24, 2012, file photo, Texas Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate Craig James speaks at a news conference in Houston. James on Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, filed a religious discrimination lawsuit against Fox Sports that contends he was fired because he had expressed opposition to gay marriage during a failed run for the U.S. Senate. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)

    Former broadcaster James files lawsuit against Fox Sports

    DALLAS (AP) — Former college football television analyst Craig James on Monday filed a religious discrimination lawsuit against Fox Sports that contends he was fired because he had expressed opposition to gay marriage during a failed run for the U.S. Senate.

    Updated: 5:52 pm

  • Republican presidential candidates, from left, Lindsey Graham, Ben Carson, John Kasich, Chris Christie, Bobby Jindal, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and Rick Santorum speak among themselves after a forum Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

    GOP face off in early-state forum is also a debate preview

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Republican Party’s presidential class demanded aggressive steps to curb illegal immigration, seizing on a delicate political issue while facing off in New Hampshire on Monday night during a crowded and pointed preview of the 2016 primary season’s first full-fledged debate.

    Updated: 9:06 pm

  • This handout photo provided by Collin County, Texas shows Texas Attorney General Kenneth Paxton, who was booked into the county jail Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, in McKinney, Texas. A grand jury last week indicted Paxton on felony securities fraud charges. (AP Photo/Collin County via AP)

    The Latest: Texas attorney general charged with fraud

    McKINNEY, Texas (AP) — The latest on Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who has been charged with felony securities fraud (all times local):

  • Los Angeles Angels' Erick Aybar, left, sticks his tongue out at Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Howie Kendrick after stealing second during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Angels lose 6th straight, 5-3 to Dodgers in 10

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The sputtering Angels are in their worst funk of the season, and the Dodgers didn’t do anything to help them out of it.