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Sports Minute: Here is the latest Texas sports news from The Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - James Harden scored 30 points, Chris Paul had 27 and the Houston Rockets sustained the latest second-half flurry by Stephen Curry, evening the Western Conference finals at 2 games apiece with a 95-92 win. Curry scored 28 points and Kevin Durant added 27 points and 12 rebounds but the defending champions missed their final five shots from the floor. Their NBA-record postseason winning streak at home ended at 16 games.

HOUSTON (AP) - Gerrit Cole struck out eight in six innings of Houston's 11-2 win over the San Francisco Giants. His only major miscue came on a pitch to Brandon Crawford that will give his brother-in-law some bragging rights at family gatherings for years to come. Both of the runs that Cole (5-1) allowed came on a towering home run to left field by Crawford in the fifth inning.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Cole Hamels held the slugging Yankees to four hits over seven innings as the last-place Texas Rangers beat New York 6-4. The Yankees had won 22 of their previous 26 games. They homered twice off Hamels before adding another late home run. But they finished short of becoming the first team in major league history to homer at least four times in four consecutive games. Jurickson Profar and Ronald Guzman went deep for Texas.

HOUSTON (AP) - The Houston Astros have released former top prospect Jon Singleton, who is currently serving a 100-game suspension after a third positive test for a drug of abuse. The 26-year-old first baseman played 114 games for Houston in 2014-15, hitting .171 with 14 home runs. Singleton spent all of last season with Double-A Corpus Christi, where he batted .205 with 18 homers and 62 RBIs.

ATLANTA (AP) - The NFL approved a new owner for the Carolina Panthers, passed a rule to eject players who hit with their helmets, and took steps to spice up the kickoff. But the league has yet to find a consensus on a much more contentious issue: Whether to penalize players who kneel during the national anthem.

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - Kaylor Chafin and Nolan Hoffman combined to scatter eight hits as 11th-seeded Texas A&M eliminated No. 6 seed Vanderbilt 3-1 on the first day of the Southeastern Conference Tournament. Texas A&M advances to the double-elimination portion of the tournament and next faces No. 3 seed Georgia.

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Milwaukee's mayor is expressing concern about police conduct in the stun-gun arrest of Bucks guard Sterling Brown. The department is preparing to release video of the January incident. Mayor Tom Barrett says he's viewed the police video of Brown's arrest over an alleged parking violation, but did not offer details. The video might be released this week.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Aaron Boone has been ejected from a game for the first time as a big league manager. The New York Yankees skipper was tossed at Texas after apparently arguing balls and strikes from the dugout. Home plate umpire Pat Hoberg glanced over at the Yankees dugout after calling a high strike against Gary Sanchez. The ump then ejected Boone, who came out of the dugout and had a few choice words before leaving the field.

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