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nba playoff schedule


schedulewestern conference(best-of-seven)second roundsan antonio leads houston, 3-2may 1: houston 126, san antonio 99may 3: san antonio 121, houston 96may 5: san antonio 103, houston 92may 7: houston 125, san antonio 104tuesday: san antonio 110, houston 107, otthursday: at houston, 7 pm (espn)if necessarysunday: at san antonio, 2:30 pm (ch. 5)golden state def. utah, 4-0may 2: golden state 106, utah 94may 4: golden state 115, utah 104may 6: golden state 102, utah 91monday: golden state 121, utah 95eastern conference(best-of-seven)second roundcleveland def. toronto, 4-0may 1: cleveland 116, toronto 105may 3: cleveland 125, toronto 103may 5: cleveland 115, toronto 94may 7: cleveland 109, toronto 102boston leads washington, 3-2april 30: boston 123, washington 111may 2: boston 129, washington 1






warriors hold down shooters, hold off rockets in houston


houston — to many, the rockets are a threat to the warriors in the playoffs for a simple reason: they take and make a historic amount of 3s. but against golden state this season, they’ve taken a ton, but made very few.on tuesday night in houston — in a physical foul-fest where the rockets did plenty else right — their 3-point inaccuracy was the separator in a huge warriors win, 113-106, sending them into san antonio on wednesday night with a 2.5-game cushion on the spurs.the warriors bolted out to a 22-point lead in the first 15 minutes. klay thompson was ultra-hot (20 points in his first 11 minutes) and golden state’s defense swarmed the perimeter with a physical, mostly hands-off approach. the rockets went 2-of-13 from three in the first quarter, while the warriors only fouled four times






police responding to reports of gunfire at houston hospital


houston — police in houston are responding to reports of shots fired inside a hospital at houston's texas medical center.houston police spokesman kese smith says authorities have no immediate word of anyone being wounded. he says authorities began receiving reports shortly after 2 p.m. tuesday.smith says officers and a swat team were responding to the scene at ben taub hospital, one of the hospitals that's part of the medical center. ben taub is one of the major trauma centers in houston.television images from helicopters show dozens of employees leaving the hospital. some are attending to patients who appear to have been evacuated on gurneys.






gameday preview: wolves at houston


8 p.m. at houston • toyota center • fsn, 830-amrockets have won five of past sixpreview: this will be the third game vs. the rockets this season, but the first away from target center. the wolves are 1-1 vs. houston, letting a late lead slip away in an overtime loss dec. 17, then rebounding with a 119-105 victory jan. 11, one of the team’s best victories this season. the wolves are 11-9 in their past 20 games. houston came out of the break with a 30-point victory in new orleans. it was the fifth win in six games for houston, which has the third-best record in the nba.players to watch: towns has averaged 32 points in two games vs. houston this season. ricky rubio had 17 assists in the jan. 11 victory. houston g james harden has averaged 30.5 points, 12.5 assists and 7.5 rebounds in two game






sports on tv and radio


on the air thursdaybaseballtimetvradioal: kansas city at tampa bay noon mlbnal: houston at new york 6 p.m. mlbncollege: auburn at lsu 6:30 p.m. espn2al: twins at chicago 7 p.m. fsn 96.3-fmbasketballnba: draft combine 2 p.m. espn2nba playoffs: san antonio at houston 7 p.m. espngolfpga: the players championship noon golfsocceruefa: celta vigo vs. manchester u. 2 p.m. fs1softballcollege: northwestern vs. purdue 10 a.m. btncollege: nebraska vs. penn state 12:30 p.m. btncollege: michigan state vs. indiana 3:30 p.m. btncollege: wisconsin vs. iowa 6 p.m. btn






warriors hold down shooters, hold off rockets in houston


houston — to many, the rockets are a threat to the warriors in the playoffs for a simple reason: they take and make a historic amount of 3s. but against golden state this season, they’ve taken a ton, but made very few.on tuesday night in houston — in a physical foul-fest where the rockets did plenty else right, continually baiting the warriors into fouls — their 3-point inaccuracy was the separator in an important warriors win, 113-106, sending golden state into san antonio on wednesday night with a 2.5-game cushion on the spurs.the warriors bolted out to a 22-point lead in the first 15 minutes. klay thompson was ultra-hot (20 points in his first 11 minutes) and golden state’s defense swarmed the perimeter with a physical, mostly hands-off approach. the rockets went 2-of-13 from three in t






5th person dies of wounds from texas murder-suicide


houston — a fifth person has died of wounds from a multiple homicide and suicide at different locations in the houston area last week.police say laverne holmes was among those wounded friday when her 29-year-old daughter, dekitta holmes, went on a shooting rampage, killing her sister, stepfather and another man before taking her own life.officers found the bodies of the stepfather and dekitta holmes at a houston home. houston police spokeswoman jodi silva said laverne holmes also was found critically wounded and was taken to a houston hospital. she died monday.after responding to the shootings in houston, police asked fort bend county sheriff's deputies to check on a home in fresno, about 16 miles southwest of houston. silva said deputies found the body of the shooter's sister.






360 houston transportation inc


360 houston transportation inc now makes taking care of your ground transportation needs more convenient than ever with our state of the art mobile app. with the 360 houston transportation inc mobile app, you can: see ride prices and book and pay for rides with just just a few taps- receive live notifications about your driver's status, track your driver on a map, and call the driver directly from the app- manage account preferences like pick-up and drop-off location, forms of payment, and vehicle preference - view and manage upcoming reservations.






5th person dies of wounds from texas murder-suicide


houston (ap) — a fifth person has died of wounds from a multiple homicide and suicide at different locations in the houston area last week.police say laverne holmes was among those wounded friday when her 29-year-old daughter, dekitta holmes, went on a shooting rampage, killing her sister, stepfather and another man before taking her own life.officers found the bodies of the stepfather and dekitta holmes at a houston home. houston police spokeswoman jodi silva said laverne holmes also was found critically wounded and was taken to a houston hospital. she died monday.after responding to the shootings in houston, police asked fort bend county sheriff’s deputies to check on a home in fresno, about 16 miles southwest of houston. silva said deputies found the body of the shooter’s sister.most re






whitney houston's bisexual romance detailed in new documentary


it was long rumored that whitney houston had a romantic relationship with her best friend and assistant robyn crawford.of course, houston herself never confirmed the rumor before her death in 2012, and people close to her publicly denied it. in 2013, her mother cissy houston told oprah winfrey that it “absolutely” would have bothered her if her daughter was gay.now, a new documentary “whitney: can i be me,” premiering at the tribeca film festival wednesday, shows that houston and crawford were indeed more than platonic friends. according to people magazine, the new film offers a sensitive examination of how much this relationship meant to houston and how much crawford’s eventual exile from houston’s life may have contributed to the diva’s tragic undoing.family and friends offering in-depth






volunteerhou download


download download the volunteer houston mobile application puts thousands of volunteer opportunities in the palm of your hand. with over 1, 200 nonprofits to choose from, you are sure to find a match for your skills and passions. volunteer to help houston area nonprofits straight from your phone and even track your volunteer hours. with both a list and map view of opportunities, you will find your best fit in no time at all using the application's search and filter capabilities. show why houston is the best place in the country to volunteer and why volunteer houston, connects people with their passions.






texas supreme court hears challenge on same-sex marriage rights


two houston taxpayers, backed by texas republican leaders, on wednesday challenged houston’s spousal benefits for same-sex couples, asking the state’s highest civil court to re-examine parts of a landmark 2015 u.s. supreme court ruling that legalized gay marriage.lawyers for houston said in opening arguments at the texas supreme court that the u.s. supreme court has decided that same-sex marriages should be treated equally nationwide and its decision means houston is obliged to provide the benefits.human rights groups contend the case tries to erode the u.s. supreme court’s decision on an already-settled matter. petitioners countered the top u.s. court’s decision on same-sex marriage is poorly reasoned and the couples are not entitled to the spousal employment benefits.“a state court’s ult






turkish opposition subsidizes scores of state lawmakers' trips


texas state rep. alma allen, a democrat from houston, has served on the advisory board of harmony charter schools, founded by gulen supporters, in addition to going on a gulen-sponsored trip to turkey. (photo: legislative reference library of texas)






tom brady's missing super bowl jersey has been recovered


new york -- tom brady’s jersey, which went missing last month after the new england patriots’ stunning super bowl victory in a historic game, has been recovered, the nfl announced monday.the jersey was found “in the possession of a credentialed member of the international media,” the nfl said in a statement. houston police said it was recovered in mexico.it was retrieved alongside another jersey: one brady wore in 2015 when the patriots won the super bowl against the seattle seahawks. that jersey was also in the possession of the unnamed member of the media, the nfl announced.art acevedo, houston police chief, tweeted monday that a division of the houston police traced brady’s jersey to mexico, adding “it has been recovered with help of fbi & mexican authorities.”at a news briefing later o






tom brady's missing super bowl jersey has been recovered


new york -- tom brady’s jersey, which went missing last month after the new england patriots’ stunning super bowl victory in a historic game, has been recovered, the nfl announced monday.the jersey was found “in the possession of a credentialed member of the international media,” the nfl said in a statement. houston police said it was recovered in mexico.a mexican newspaper company, the mexican editorial organization, said on twitter that a former executive from tabloid diario la prensa was involved in the case, the associated press reported. it was retrieved alongside another jersey: one brady wore in 2015 when the patriots won the super bowl against the seattle seahawks. that jersey was also in the possession of the unnamed member of the media, the nfl announced.art acevedo, houston poli






teenager survives 7-story plunge in car


houston – a teenager survived after his car plunged seven stories from a parking garage roof and landed on top of a store in houston on sunday.cbs station khou reports that the vehicle crashed onto a hardware store in west houston. officials said the car landed upside down, causing the roof of the building to cave in.firefighters said it appears that the driver, who walked away with minor injuries, apparently hit the gas instead of the brake by accident. “he is very fortunate, very fortunate,” said captain al castillo of the houston fire department. “and definitely god was on his side this afternoon.” no other injuries were reported. the station reported that a crane later pulled the car from the roof. 






super bowl serves at peacemaker between uber and houston


houston — anybody using uber in houston during super bowl week can thank the big game for their ride.uber had threatened to leave houston ahead of the super bowl, insisting various city regulations, including fingerprint background checks of drivers, were too burdensome and prevented drivers from working.houston officials and uber reached a compromise in november that kept the popular app-based ride-hailing service in the city.but the dispute highlights the ongoing debate many cities across the country have had with uber over how to balance sufficient regulation and public safety.city and super bowl officials say they're relieved uber will be one of transportation choices that will help shuttle many of the more than 1 million people expected to take part in super bowl related activities in






2 dead in shooting during brawl at houston strip club


houston — two men have been fatally shot during a large fight at a houston strip club.police say the brawl broke out just before 6 a.m. sunday at a club called fantasy island and escalated to gunfire when two men pulled out guns and started shooting.about 30 people witnessed the shootings. the two men were dead at the scene.






police respond after shooting reported at houston hospital


houston police said they were responding to reports of shots being fired on tuesday at ben taub hospital, a major healthcare center in the city.there were no indications yet if anyone was injured or killed. live aerial coverage provided by houston tv station khou showed officers outside the facility, at one point with a few drawing their weapons, and patients on gurneys being wheeled out of the hospital.police said they dispatched a swat team to the scene. hospital officials were not immediately available for comment.(reporting by jon herskovitz in austin and the houston bureau; editing by leslie adler)watch live coverage, courtesy of fox 10 news, below:






teenager survives 7-story plunge in car


houston – a teenager survived after his car plunged seven stories from a parking garage roof and landed on top of a store in houston, officials said on sunday.cbs station khou reports that the vehicle crashed onto a hardware store in west houston. officials said the car landed upside down, causing the roof of the building to cave in.firefighters said it appears that the driver, who walked away with minor injuries, apparently hit the gas instead of the brake by accident. “he is very fortunate, very fortunate,” said captain al castillo of the houston fire department. “and definitely god was on his side this afternoon.” no other injuries were reported. the station reported that a crane later pulled the car from the roof. 






tuesday's twins-houston game recap


game recapimpact playerjose altuve, houstonthe astros second baseman was 4-for-5 with two rbi.by the numbers31 runs scored by opponents over the past three games.48 percent of jose berrios’ first pitches were strikes.1-5 record against houston at target field since the beginning of 2016.on decktwins lefthander hector santiago has not beaten the astros since sept. 22, 2015 when he was with the angels. righthander david paulino will start for houston. first pitch is scheduled for 12:10 p.m.la velle e. neal iii






tuesday's twins-houston game recap


game recapimpact playerjose altuve, houstonthe astros second baseman was 4-for-5 with two rbi.by the numbers31 runs scored by opponents over the past three games.48 percent of jose berrios' first pitches were strikes.1-5 record against houston at target field since the beginning of 2016.on decktwins lefthander hector santiago has not beaten the astros since sept. 22, 2015 when he was with the angels. righthander david paulino will start for houston. first pitch is scheduled for 12:10 p.m.la velle e. neal iii






george h.w. bush hospitalized in houston


houston - president george h.w. bush is back in the hospital, spokesman jim mcgrath has confirmed, according to cbs news houston affiliate khou.bush, 92, is being treated at methodist hospital but is doing fine, his spokesman told khou.“he is already well on the path to recovery and going home,” mcgrath said.no other details have been released.the former president was in methodist for several days back in january for pneumonia. he was on a ventilator and in the intensive care unit, but he rallied and had been doing fine.former president bill clinton stopped by houston for his annual visit with bush days ago, and the two had lunch. 






oakland athletics play houston astros in mlb road game


the oakland athletics play the houston astros in an mlb game at minute maid park in houston, texas, on sunday, april 30, 2017. the a’s jesse hahn faces the astros’ dallas keuchel on the mound. click here for more oakland a’s coverage. if you have trouble viewing this gallery on your smart phone, click here.






philadelphia union look to conquer the houston dynamo


the ins and outsphiladelphia union (2-4-4) vs. houston dynamo (6-3-1)when: wednesday 7:30 p.m. et – talen energy stadium (chester, pa)where to watch: the comcast networkstreaming: mls livepro referees: jorge gonzalez, jason white (ar1), logan brown (ar2), mark geiger(ar4).coaches: jim curtin (philadelphia union) – wilmer cabrera (houston dynamo)unlikely performancesmore from philadelphia unionif you guessed that the philadelphia union would follow their 15-game winless streak with back to back convincing wins, go to vegas and please take me with you. but while the team has improved and seems to be righting the ship, the houston dynamo will provide a true challenge. thanks to a dynamic attack led by a little magic from erick “cubo” torres, the dynamo have climbed to the top of the western c






george hw bush released after latest houston hospital stay


houston — former president george h.w. bush has been released from a houston hospital where he received treatment for a mild case of pneumonia and chronic bronchitis during a two-week stay.bush spokesman jim mcgrath said in a statement that the 92-year-old bush was discharged from houston methodist hospital on friday.mcgrath says bush is "pleased to be home."bush was admitted to houston methodist hospital on april 14 for treatment of a persistent cough. doctors determined he had pneumonia. after the pneumonia was treated, bush remained hospitalized due to the chronic bronchitis.bush, who was president from 1989 to 1993, was hospitalized for 16 days in january with pneumonia.during that hospital stay, which included time in intensive care, doctors inserted a breathing tube and connected him






couple booted from united flight in houston


houston — a couple flying to costa rica for their wedding later this week were removed from a united airlines flight in houston for not following crew instructions.passenger michael hohl tells houston television station khou (http://bit.ly/2pqieia) he and his fiancé moved to empty seats because another passenger was asleep saturday in their ticketed seats. they insisted they complied with a flight attendant to return to their proper seats, but a federal air marshal came aboard the flight and asked they get off. they were rebooked on another flight sunday.the airline said in a statement the couple repeatedly tried to sit in upgraded seats they didn't buy and wouldn't move.united has been under fire for the contentious removal of a doctor from a plane in chicago last week.






houston 16, twins 8


renee jones schneider – star tribunegallery: minnesota's jorge polanco (11) slide safely to homeplate against houston pitcher brad peacock (41) in the bottom of the fifth inning at target field in minneapolis, minn. on monday, may 29, 2017.






feds: at least 6 tornadoes cause damage southwest of houston


dallas — residents of a coastal area southwest of houston are cleaning up debris after severe storms, including at least six tornadoes, swept through the area.at least six people were injured in van vleck, about 70 miles southwest of houston, by a weak tornado rated by a federal survey team as of ef1 strength with winds of 86 to 110 mph. an ef2 tornado with winds of 111-135 mph caused extensive damage to subdivisions 27 miles southwest of houston. a weak tornado also was confirmed in wharton.elsewhere, more than 3 inches of rain fell in some areas west of austin, and rain was mixing with snow in the texas panhandle, resulting in slick roads and delays in school openings.






williams, harden send rockets to 139-100 win over lakers


houston — lou williams scored 30 points against his former team and james harden had his 17th triple-double of the season to lead the houston rockets over the los angeles lakers 139-100 on wednesday night.harden had 18 points, 13 assists and 12 rebounds as houston handed the lakers their 11th loss in 12 games.williams broke out of a recent shooting slump against his ex-teammates. houston sent corey brewer and a first-round draft pick to los angeles in a trade for williams three weeks ago.the deal paid off for the rockets on wednesday night as williams went 7 for 9 from beyond the arc and made his first seven field goal attempts, including four straight 3-pointers.meanwhile, brewer had four points in 21 minutes.






spurs facing tough task containing high-scoring rockets


san antonio (ap) — after surviving an intense, physical battle with the memphis grizzlies, the san antonio spurs now face james harden and the freewheeling houston rockets.with a leading mvp candidate leading its offense in harden, houston averaged 112.8 points in its five-game series against the oklahoma city thunder. the rockets attempted 169 3-pointers in that series, making 34 percent, and were 134 for 168 from the free throw line.led by their own mvp candidate in kawhi leonard and a resurgent tony parker, the spurs will have to match houston’s offensive output if they can’t contain the rockets when the series tips off monday night in san antonio.“we don’t want to, but i feel if we have to, i think we’re capable,” said spurs guard danny green, who will be among those trying to slow har






apple maps updates houston map with transit data in time for superbowl


metro buses and metrorail data in houston, tx are available on apple maps after a sunday update.that way iphone users in houston - locals and fans of the superbowl li contenders new england patriots and atlanta falcons can get around avoiding high traffic, potential road closures and also have an access to public transportation options.we already reported that t-mobile upgraded its 4g lte coverage in the whole urban houston area and now mobile users get even more. the superbowl is on sunday and the preparations will cause m ive hickup in traffic in the whole area around nrg stadium.thanks to the update commuters now have information about all three metrorail routes and 40+ bus routes across houston.houston is now the 29th metropolitan area in the us added to apple maps transit. if you are






a three-ring circus: in the nba, 3-pointers hotter than ever


let’s be clear: in the nba, the 2-pointer is not obsolete.yet.houston’s recordsetting barrage of 3-pointers in its win over san antonio in game 1 of their western conference semifinal series provided the latest reminder of how the long ball’s value is continuing to skyrocket. there were more 3-pointers made this season than ever before, the fifth straight year that the nba saw that record get toppled.now meet a new trend: more 3s being taken than 2s in a game. and that one isn’t exactly as rare as a unicorn sighting anymore.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.“we just take what they give us,” rockets coach mike d’antoni insisted.it’s not that simple.houston took an nba playoff record 50 3-point attempts on monday, compared with 37 tries from 2-point range. before this






spurs facing tough task containing high-scoring rockets


san antonio — after surviving an intense, physical battle with the memphis grizzlies, the san antonio spurs now face james harden and the freewheeling houston rockets.with a leading mvp candidate leading its offense in harden, houston averaged 112.8 points in its five-game series against the oklahoma city thunder. the rockets attempted 169 3-pointers in that series, making 34 percent, and were 134 for 168 from the free throw line.led by their own mvp candidate in kawhi leonard and a resurgent tony parker, the spurs will have to match houston's offensive output if they can't contain the rockets when the series tips off monday night in san antonio."we don't want to, but i feel if we have to, i think we're capable," said spurs guard danny green, who will be among those trying to slow harden.






police in houston search for suspects after officers shot


houston -- one suspect is dead and two remain at large after two police officers were injured responding to reports of a burglary in progress in southwest houston.cbs affiliate khou-tv reports that houston police department officers were injured in an “officer involved shooting” early tuesday afternoon. both officers were transported to local hospitals.houston mayor sylvester turner told reporters tuesday afternoon that one officer was shot multiple times and remains in critical condition. the second officer was injured in the foot and his injuries are not life threatening.houston police chief art acevedo identified the officers as ronnie cortez and jose munoz, according to khou-tv’s stephanie whitfield. cortez is a 24-year veteran of the force, while munoz has served for 10 years.turner s






curry's 32 lead warriors over rockets 113-106


houston — stephen curry and the golden state warriors didn't get much time to celebrate their 60th win, not with a game at san antonio coming wednesday night.curry scored 32 points, klay thompson had 25 and the warriors built a big lead early and held on for a 113-106 win over the houston rockets to become the sixth nba team to win at least 60 regular season games in three straight seasons.the warriors scored 37 points in the first quarter and never trailed on the way to their eighth straight victory.after handling the third-seeded rockets, the western conference-leading warriors immediately shifted their focus to the spurs, who are 2 ½ games behind them in the standings."this is an important time of the year, especially with our schedule and teams we have to go up against ... all playoff






10 slept-on songs by whitney houston


with “i wanna dance with somebody,” “i will always love you” and “saving all my love” forever stealing the spotlight, it’s easy to forget that whitney houston had other songs that may not have gotten mainstream airplay, but still have her incredible vocal talents in tact.read: vibe’s whitney houston ‘death of an angel’ digital cover featurevibe has compiled a list of the top ten biggest slept-on songs performed by the late-great singer. check out the gallery above for some of the ditties you need to add to your nostalgia radar asap.read: whitney houston’s version of the “star-spangled banner” is still amazing 25 years later






man convicted of triple murder at houston car lot, gets life


houston — a houston man will serve life in prison after being convicted of capital murder in a shooting rampage at a used car dealership that left three men dead.jurors in harris county deliberated more than three hours tuesday before returning its verdict on james tinsley iv. since prosecutors weren't seeking the death penalty in tinsley's case, he automatically was sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole for the january 2015 shooting deaths.the attack happened at immaculate auto sales in houston, killing brothers tony and jesse contreras and tony contreras' adult son, casey contreras.prosecutors told jurors that tinsley shot the three after a car he had bought from the dealership was repossessed.






russia grounds proton-m rocket for 3 months


moscow — deputy russian prime minister dmitry rogozin says that proton-m rockets will be out of service for three and a half months because of engine problems.rogozin announced the delay on twitter on urday following a visit to the factory where the engines are manufactured.he says employees at the factory had been involved in faking documentation linked to the rocket and pledged that those responsible would be "harshly punished."he told journalists that: "it's lucky that it didn't end in an accident."the proton-m rockets, a workhorse of the russian space program, are used for deliveries to the international space stationrussian rockets have suffered several serious accidents in recent years. in may 2014, a proton-m rocket carrying an a nced ellite broke up shortly after launch.