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Recent Astros moves mutually beneficial, 'a new wave'

Instead of diving into the free agency pool next year, starting pitcher Justin Verlander and the Astros negotiated a fair deal, completed this weekend, that will keep Verlander in an Astros uniform through the 2021 season. Also signing extensions with the Astros this past week were infielder Alex Bregman and reliever Ryan Pressley.

Good spring fishing conditions should extend into the week

Hopefully many of you were able to take advantage of the gorgeous conditions for fishing over the weekend.

Three-time county player of the year embraces leadership role

Ever since his freshman season, Dickinson guard Tramon Mark’s basketball abilities have never been in doubt, but it was strides he made in the intangibles — particularly his leadership skills — that had his coaches and teammates raving most about the now three-time Galveston County boys basketball player of the year.

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FIRST TEAM

Long-time La Marque athletics secretary remembered fondly

Coaches and players came and went, but the one constant in the success of the La Marque Cougars athletic program was Kathy Maly, so much so that she earned the title of “Mrs. Cougar” for her loving and (occasionally) strict demeanor.

AP Sports

Bobrovsky earns 7th shutout, Columbus beats Vancouver 5-0

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Pierre-Luc Dubois ended a scoring slump with a goal and an assist and goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky return…

Lehner earns 5th shutout, Islanders beat Coyotes 2-0

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Jordan Eberle and Brock Nelson scored to back Robin Lehner's fifth shutout of the season as the New York Islanders b…

Top-seeded Duke escapes Tacko Fall and UCF by 1 point

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Zion Williamson hit a layup over 7-foot-6 Tacko Fall in the closing seconds and RJ Barrett's putback provided the mar…

Oregon beats UC Irvine 73-54 to advance to Sweet 16

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Ehab Amin started the second half by cheering on his Oregon teammates from the bench during a scoring drought that …

Tennessee blows 25-point lead, beats Iowa 83-77 in OT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Admiral Schofield ran around the court in sheer joy, waving a March Madness towel after Tennessee made it back to the…

Keith scores in OT to lift Blackhawks over Avalanche 2-1

CHICAGO (AP) — Duncan Keith is a two-time Norris Trophy winner because of his defense, not his scoring skills.

McCowan leads Mississippi St over Clemson 85-61 in NCAAs

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Teaira McCowan could feel the Clemson defense wearing down and the 6-foot-7 senior sensed the weakness immediately…

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