HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans have signed Pro Bowl punter Shane Lechler. Terms of the contract were not disclosed yesterday. ESPN reported the deal was for three years and worth a maximum of $5.5 million, with a $1 million signing bonus. Former Baltimore Ravens Ed Reed was introduced by the Texans at news conference Friday after signing a three-year, $15 million deal.
DALLAS (AP) — Derek Roy, Eric Nystrom and Jaromir Jagr each had a goal and an assist to lead the Dallas Stars to a 5-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche last night. Rookie Jordie Benn got his first NHL goal and Cody Eakin also scored for Dallas, and Jamie Benn added three assists at the American Airlines Center.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Kristi Bellock tied a career high with 18 points and Number 3 Texas A and M routed Wichita State 71-45 in the first round of the NCAA tournament yesterday. Playing in front of a hometown crowd, the Aggies used a big run at the end of the first half to erase a one-point deficit and take a 13-point lead into halftime.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Inga Orekhova scored 20 points, including five 3s, to lead Number 10 South Florida past Texas Tech 71-70 in the first round of the NCAA tournament yesterday. Andrell Smith added 13 points in the win over the seventh-seeded Lady Raiders in Lubbock.