Former NBA Star Mookie Blaylock faces second degree vehicular homicide charges for a traffic accident in which his SUV crossed a median and killed a woman passenger in another vehicle.

Police investigators also charged Blaylock with driving under a suspended license, improper lane change, crossing the median and driving on the wrong side of the road.

“The investigation is still underway and we are awaiting the toxicology report from the crime lab to determine if alcohol or drugs were present in Mr. Blaylock’s system,” Jonesboro police said.


As we prepare for free agency in the NBA, there are plenty of big name players that will be available. There’s no doubt that the Houston Rockets are going to pursue Dwight Howard, but what may surprise you is sources close to the Rockets say the team plans a similar and simultaneous pursuit of Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul.

Howard has been quoted saying he will explore his options but has been in contact with Rockets players James Harden and Chandler Parsons.


The Houston Texans look to build off of the momentum they had from OTAs going into mini camp. Mini camp was held this week for three days and gave coaches a chance to get another look into their team before training camp.

Last season, the Texans didn’t have much trouble scoring points from the red zone — they scored in some way nearly every time. What was more of an issue was scoring touchdowns rather than field goals. That’s an area of emphasis for the Texans this offseason, and the additions of Greg Jones and rookie receiver DeAndre Hopkins could help in that respect.



Astros scouting director Mike Elias has hopes of signing the bulk of the Astros draft class by no later than next week. Houston kicked things off in the draft last Thursday with the first overall pick, locking down homegrown talent and Stanford right-hander Mark Appel at the No. 1 spot.


“It’s incredibly special,” Appel said. “Both my parents were born in Houston and raised there, and I lived [in Houston] for 12 years before moving to California. All of my family lives there. It’s exciting to potentially be back playing there.”



From botched snaps to miscues on routes, the Texans looked all but polished as they wound up the last week of OTAs.


According to head coach Gary Kubiak, there’s going to be a little bit of that here and there. “We had a lot of mistakes probably because I gave them a little bit too much [to handle].”



The stage has been set and the Miami Heat will return to the NBA Finals. With the Pacers forcing a Game 7, Miami had their backs up against the wall but responded as defending champions should.


LeBron James led all scorers with 32 points along with eight rebounds and four assists. Dwayne Wade added 21 points and nine rebounds. His 21 points matched his postseason high and helped lead the Heat to a 99-76 blowout victory.



The University of Houston’s leading wide receiver from last season has been declared academically ineligible and is no longer with the team.

DeWayne Peace led the Cougars with 54 receptions for 602 yards and two touchdowns last season. During the season, he missed three games serving a suspension for a violation of team rules.


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