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

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Houston Astros closer Ken Giles is working even harder this spring, hoping to build up endurance to carry him through the whole year. Giles posted 34 saves last season, but then faltered in the playoffs and World Series. The champion Astros will hold their first full-squad workout this week in Florida.

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Mikkel Boedker scored twice in San Jose's four-goal first period and the Sharks beat the Dallas Stars for their fourth victory in five games. Joe Pavelski, Melker Karlsson and Justin Braun also scored and Martin Jones made 26 saves.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Corey Davis Jr. scored 20 points, Devin Davis had a double-double and Houston rolled to its fifth straight victory with an 80-59 win against Temple. Houston raced to a 15-0 lead with Davis making three 3-pointers and baskets from Breaon Brady, Rob Gray and Davis.

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Victoria Vivians had 26 points and 10 rebounds and No. 2 Mississippi State wrapped up its first Southeastern Conference regular-season championship, beating No. 17 Texas A&M 76-55. An 11-0 gave the Bulldogs (28-0, 14-0) a double digit lead that they would hold for the majority of the game

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