• 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.

  • Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Matt Shoemaker delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros, Friday, July 22, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

    Shoemaker has good start but Angels fall to Astros 2-1

    HOUSTON (AP) — Matt Shoemaker had another good start for the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night.

  • Houston Astros starting pitcher Lance McCullers reacts after striking out Los Angeles Angels' Yunel Escobar to end the top of the eighth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 22, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

    McCullers fans 10 to help Astros over Angels 2-1

    HOUSTON (AP) — Lance McCullers is finally feeling like himself on the mound after spending the first five weeks of the season on the disabled list with a sore shoulder.

  • US rig count up 15 this week to 462

    HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 15 this week to 462.

  • In this July 19, 2016 photo, Breaion King is overcome with emotion as she describes being pulled from her car and thrown to the ground by an Austin police officer during a traffic stop in 2015, during an interview at her attorney, Erica Grigg's office in Austin, Texas. Patrol car video publicly released Thursday, July 21, 2016, shows a white Austin, Texas, police officer violently throwing King to the ground during a traffic stop, followed by another white officer telling her black people have "violent tendencies" and whites are justifiably afraid. (Rodolfo Gonzalez/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

    Black Texas woman seeks unity as white officers investigated

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A black Texas teacher thrown to the ground by a white officer during a traffic stop, and then told by another white officer on the way to jail that blacks have “violent tendencies,” said Friday she is grateful the police chief has publicly apologized.

  • 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.

  • In this Jan. 3, 2016, file photo, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) gestures during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, in Houston.  A person familiar with J.J. Watt's condition said the Houston Texans' star defensive end has had back surgery and will begin training camp on the physically unable to perform list, Thursday, July 21, 2016.  (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith, File)

    AP Source: Texans star J.J. Watt has back surgery

    HOUSTON (AP) — A person familiar with J.J. Watt’s condition said the Houston Texans’ star defensive end has had back surgery and will begin training camp on the physically unable to perform list.

  • In this Jan. 3, 2016, file photo, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) gestures during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, in Houston.  A person familiar with J.J. Watt's condition said the Houston Texans' star defensive end has had back surgery and will begin training camp on the physically unable to perform list, Thursday, July 21, 2016.  (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith, File)

    AP Source: Texans star J.J. Watt has back surgery

    HOUSTON (AP) — A person familiar with J.J. Watt’s condition said the Houston Texans’ star defensive end has had back surgery and will begin training camp on the physically unable to perform list.

  • Australia's Min Woo Lee discusses a putt on the eighth green with his caddie during the fourth day of the 69th U.S. Junior Amateur Golf Championship, Thursday, July 21, 2016  in Ooltewah, Tenn. (Robin A. Rudd/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP) THE DAILY CITIZEN OUT; NOOGA.COM OUT; CLEVELAND DAILY BANNER OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

    Travis Vick reaches US Junior Amateur quarterfinals

    OOLTEWAH, Tenn. (AP) — Australia’s Fred Lee beat stroke-play medalist Travis Vick of Houston 2 and 1 on Thursday to advance to the U.S. Junior Amateur quarterfinals.