Houston Astros (100-53, first in the AL West) vs. Baltimore Orioles (79-72, fourth in the AL East)
Baltimore; Sunday, 1:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Cristian Javier (10-9, 2.77 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 179 strikeouts); Orioles: Austin Voth (5-3, 4.32 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, 81 strikeouts)
Chaminade 34, Soldan International 0
Cross Christian Academy, Okla. 30, Cornerstone-Joplin 22
HOUSTON (AP) — Nelson Ceaser returned a fumble for an 11-yard score with 3:34 left in the fourth quarter and Thabo Mwaniki intercepted a tipped pass on the next possession as Houston beat Rice 34-27 on Saturday to retain the Bayou Bucket for a record seventh consecutive time.
Houston Astros (99-53, first in the AL West) vs. Baltimore Orioles (79-71, fourth in the AL East)
Baltimore; Saturday, 7:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Framber Valdez (16-5, 2.52 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, 176 strikeouts); Orioles: Mike Baumann (1-3, 4.29 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, 15 strikeouts)
HOUSTON (AP) — A NASA researcher and Texas A&M University professor pleaded guilty to charges related to hiding his ties to a university created by the Chinese government while accepting federal grant money.
HOUSTON (AP) — A military recruiter was killed by deputies after authorities say he fatally shot his wife as she was making a domestic violence complaint against him to investigators.
The man’s wife had been speaking with investigators with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, or NCIS, around 1:30 p.m.
Houston Astros (99-52, first in the AL West) vs. Baltimore Orioles (78-71, fourth in the AL East)
Baltimore; Friday, 7:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Jose Urquidy (13-7, 3.96 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, 127 strikeouts); Orioles: Dean Kremer (7-5, 3.33 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 75 strikeouts)
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears were riding high after a surprising victory over San Francisco in a rain-soaked season opener at Soldier Field, only to get taken down by Aaron Rodgers and the rival Green Bay Packers yet again.
Houston Astros (99-51, first in the AL West) vs. Baltimore Orioles (77-71, fourth in the AL East)
Baltimore; Thursday, 7:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Justin Verlander (17-3, 1.78 ERA, .83 WHIP, 163 strikeouts); Orioles: Kyle Bradish (3-7, 5.05 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, 93 strikeouts)
HOUSTON (AP) — A 2-year-old boy was found dead inside his family's SUV hours after a man fatally shot his dad at a Houston gas station, then stole the vehicle, police said Wednesday.
Officials have not yet determined a cause of death for the toddler, but they believe it might have been heat exhaustion, Houston Police Executive Assistant Chief Larry Satterwhite said.
Houston Astros (98-51, first in the AL West) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (82-66, third in the AL East)
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans placed center Justin Britt on the reserve/non-football illness list Tuesday.
Coach Lovie Smith said last Wednesday that Britt was out for personal reasons and he remained out all week.
HOUSTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of mayors said Tuesday that whatever political differences they might have, they are united in fighting against recent voting restrictions enacted in some Republican-controlled states that they view as an attack on democracy.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky coach Kyra Elzy says freshman Tionna Herron is recovering from open-heart surgery to correct a structural abnormality.
The 6-foot-4 post player learned of her condition after arriving at school in June and received other opinions before surgery was recommended.
Houston Astros (97-51, first in the AL West) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (82-65, third in the AL East)
St. Petersburg, Florida; Tuesday, 6:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Cristian Javier (9-9, 2.87 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 173 strikeouts); Rays: Shane McClanahan (12-5, 2.13 ERA, .86 WHIP, 187 strikeouts)
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans have done a lot of good things through the first two weeks of the season.
The one thing they haven’t done is find a way to finish a game, and that has them without a win heading into Sunday’s trip to Chicago (1-1).
Houston Astros (96-51, first in the AL West) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (82-64, third in the AL East)
St. Petersburg, Florida; Monday, 6:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Luis Garcia (12-8, 4.04 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, 143 strikeouts); Rays: Drew Rasmussen (10-5, 2.77 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 114 strikeouts)
HOUSTON (AP) — Working closely with Framber Valdez, Houston catcher Martin Maldonado has enjoyed a front-row seat for the journey that has turned the left-hander into one of baseball's top pitchers in his fifth season.
Oakland Athletics (53-93, fifth in the AL West) vs. Houston Astros (95-51, first in the AL West)
Houston; Sunday, 2:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Athletics: Ken Waldichuk (0-1, 5.40 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, 14 strikeouts); Astros: Framber Valdez (15-5, 2.50 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 169 strikeouts)
HOUSTON (AP) — Seth Brown homered and drove in four runs, Cole Irvin overcame a rocky start and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 8-5 on Saturday night.
Tony Kemp had three hits and scored three runs as Oakland won for the fourth time in 15 games this month, and snapped Houston’s six-game winning streak a day after the Astros clinched a postseason berth.
HOUSTON (AP) — Jalon Daniels threw for 158 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 123 yards and two scores as Kansas improved to 3-0 for the first time since 2009 with a 48-30 win over Houston on Saturday.
Oakland Athletics (52-93, fifth in the AL West) vs. Houston Astros (95-50, first in the AL West)
Houston; Saturday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Athletics: Cole Irvin (8-11, 3.73 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 113 strikeouts); Astros: Jose Urquidy (13-6, 3.75 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, 121 strikeouts)
Houston Dynamo (9-16-6, 13th in the Western Conference) vs. Los Angeles FC (19-8-4, first in the Western Conference)
Los Angeles; Sunday, 10:30 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: LAFC -402, Houston +879, Draw +517; over/under is 3.5 goals
HOUSTON (AP) — Yordan Alvarez homered in his first three at-bats, Justin Verlander threw five hitless innings in his return from the injured list and the Houston Astros clinched a postseason berth with a 5-0 win over the Oakland Athletics on Friday night.
HOUSTON (AP) — Ace Justin Verlander had just wrapped up another strong start and was in the dugout in the fifth inning when Yordan Alvarez launched his third monster home run of the night for the Houston Astros.
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Shelby Jordan, whose spectacular career at Washington University in St. Louis earned him a spot in the College Football Hall of Fame and an 11-year NFL career, has died. He was 70.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The task ahead for Caden Sterns: take over for a Denver Broncos safety who has started 66 straight games and serves as their undisputed leader.
Oakland Athletics (52-92, fifth in the AL West) vs. Houston Astros (94-50, first in the AL West)
Houston; Friday, 8:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Athletics: Adrian Martinez (4-4, 5.59 ERA, 1.53 WHIP, 31 strikeouts); Astros: Justin Verlander (0-0)
HOUSTON (AP) — Aledmys Díaz hit a two-run homer, Lance McCullers Jr. had a solid start and the Houston Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 5-2 on Thursday night for their fifth straight victory.
At 94-50, American League-leading Houston’s magic number to clinch a postseason spot is one.
HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas board on Thursday declined a request that George Floyd be granted a posthumous pardon for a 2004 drug arrest made by a now-indicted ex-Houston police officer whose case history is under scrutiny following a deadly drug raid.
Texas Tech (2-0) at No. 16 North Carolina State (2-0), Saturday, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN2)
Line: N.C. State by 10 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Kansas (2-0) at Houston (1-1), 4 p.m. ET (ESPNU)
Line: Houston by 10 ½, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State's defense has experienced talent. The 16th-ranked Wolfpack will need that to handle Texas Tech's national-best passing attack on Saturday.
The Red Raiders (2-0) are averaging 411 yards passing under first-year coach Joey McGuire.
Oakland Athletics (52-91, fifth in the AL West) vs. Houston Astros (93-50, first in the AL West)
Houston; Thursday, 7:20 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Athletics: James Kaprielian (3-9, 4.79 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, 76 strikeouts); Astros: Lance McCullers Jr.
Some things to watch in Week 3 of the Big 12 Conference season:
GAME OF THE WEEK
Texas Tech at No. 16 N.C. State. The Red Raiders are off to a 2-0 start for new coach Joey McGuire after a double-overtime victory at home over then-No.
DALLAS (AP) — A man was sentenced automatically to life in prison without parole after a jury convicted him of capital murder Wednesday in the 2021 shooting death of a Dallas-area police officer.
A Dallas County jury deliberated a little over an hour before finding Jaime Jaramillo, 38, guilty in the shooting death last Dec.
HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities say newly tested DNA evidence helped them make an arrest in the killings more than eight years ago of a family, including two boys, who were shot in their suburban Houston home.
Houston Astros (92-50, first in the AL West) vs. Detroit Tigers (53-88, fifth in the AL Central)
Detroit; Wednesday, 1:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Cristian Javier (8-9, 3.01 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, 165 strikeouts); Tigers: Joey Wentz (1-1, 4.05 ERA, .98 WHIP, 10 strikeouts)
DETROIT (AP) — Rookie Hunter Brown returned to his hometown to pitch six strong innings, leading the Houston Astros past the Detroit Tigers 6-3 on Tuesday night.
Yordan Alvarez homered and scored three times for the Astros, who are 6-0 against the Tigers this season.
HOUSTON (AP) — Fafà Picault scored two goals in the second half and the Houston Dynamo beat the New England Revolution 3-1 on Tuesday night.
Picault gave Houston a 2-1 lead in the 76th minute on a penalty kick and also scored nine minutes later.
Kansas improved to 2-0 for the first time in more than a decade by squeezing out a victory at West Virginia, a win highlighted by a clinching pick-six in overtime.
NEW YORK (AP) — Up-and-coming comedian Mo Amer was opening for Dave Chappelle in 2014 when the more established comedian made a suggestion: Amer should make a short film to introduce his act.
Houston Astros (91-50, first in the AL West) vs. Detroit Tigers (53-87, fifth in the AL Central)
Detroit; Tuesday, 6:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Hunter Brown (1-0, .00 ERA, .67 WHIP, five strikeouts); Tigers: Drew Hutchison (2-7, 4.08 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, 56 strikeouts)
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The operator of Montana's Colstrip coal-fired power plant said Monday it was buying out one of the site's co-owners and plans to construct a wind farm nearby that would generate 600 megawatts of electricity.
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans put together a great three quarters Sunday to build a big lead before falling apart late and settling for a 20-20 tie with the Indianapolis Colts.
Despite the collapse, the Texans are encouraged by their performance and believe they’ll be able to build on the many good things they did in the opener as they try to improve on last year’s 4-13 season.