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HOUSTON (AP) Chris Carter hit his 32nd homer, a three-run drive in the eighth inning that lifted the Houston Astros over the Oakland Athletics 4-2 on Tuesday night.

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HOUSTON (AP) First-year coach Bill O'Brien would seem to have the star power in place to turn around the Texans in a hurry.

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DENVER (AP) General manager John Elway wanted more of an edge on defense after Denver's shellacking in the Super Bowl, so he went out and signed free agents DeMarcus Ware, Aqib Talib and T.J.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The ride Andy Reid took the Kansas City Chiefs on last season was fun while it lasted.

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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons are looking for starters to emerge at right tackle and nickel back in their final preseason game.

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