• Texas Sports Writers Association 4A all-state baseball team

    BRYAN, Texas (AP) — Abilene Wylie’s Mack Mueller is the player of the year on the Texas Sports Writers Association’s Class 4A All-State Baseball Team.

  • 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)

    Houston Texans hope Osweiler can help them take next step

    HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans proved they were serious about upgrading their offense this offseason by luring Brock Osweiler from Denver with a four-year, $72 million contract. Now it’s time to see if the quarterback was worth it.

  • NFL 2016: Cowboys know Romo, Bryant only part of turnaround

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — The health of Tony Romo and Dez Bryant gives the Dallas Cowboys reason to believe they can have a turnaround as dramatic as the one that sent them tumbling in the other direction a year ago.

  • Woman in illegal body cavity search settles border case

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Customs and Border Protection has agreed to pay $475,000 to New Mexico woman who accused agents of forcing her to undergo illegal body cavity probes.

  • Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex., addresses the delegates during the third day session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Wednesday, July 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Ted Cruz booed lustily as he refuses to endorse Donald Trump

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A defiant Sen. Ted Cruz declared Thursday he’s no “servile puppy dog” as he faced a torrent of GOP criticism over his refusal to endorse Donald Trump on the Republican National Convention stage.

  • Los Angeles Angels' Jefry Marte is congratulated at the dugout after hitting a three run homer against the Texas Rangers in the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 20, 2016, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

    Marte homers, Angels sweep Rangers to get out of last place

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels have brought some fun back to Angel Stadium. All it took was two series.

  • In this Feb. 26, 2014, file photo, an election official checks a voter's photo identification at an early voting polling site in Austin, Texas. A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday, July 20, 2016, that Texas' strict voter ID law discriminates against minorities and the poor and must quickly be scrubbed of those effects before the November 2016 election. Voters will still need to show identification at the polls under the decision by the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, according to attorneys who challenged the law, but a lower court will now also have to devise a way for Texas to accommodate those who cannot. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

    Appeals court: Texas voter ID law discriminates; orders fix

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas’ strict voter ID law discriminates against minorities and the poor and must be weakened before the November elections, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday, following claims that at least a half-million registered voters could have struggled to cast a ballot.

  • Dallas Wings' Courtney Paris, left, defends as Connecticut Sun forward Chiney Ogwumike (13) positions for a shot attempt in the first half of an WNBA basketball game, Wednesday, July 20, 2016, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    Chiney Ogwumike leads Sun to 89-78 win over Wings

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Chiney Ogwumike had career bests with 26 points, four steals and seven blocked shots and grabbed a season-high 15 rebounds to help the Connecticut Sun beat the Dallas Wings 89-78 on Wednesday.

  • This undated file photo provided by the McLennan County Sheriff's Office shows NFL prospect and former Baylor football player Shawn Oakman. Oakman was indicted Wednesday, July 20, 2016, by a Texas grand jury on a charge of sexually assaulting a woman at his apartment in April. (McLennan County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

    Former Baylor DE Oakman indicted on sexual assault charge

    WACO, Texas (AP) — Former Baylor defensive end Shawn Oakman was indicted Wednesday by a Texas grand jury on a charge of sexually assaulting a woman at his apartment earlier this year.

  • Phoenix Suns to play 2 regular-season games in Mexico

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns will play two regular-season “home” games in Mexico City this season.