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

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(AP) - LaMarcus Aldridge scored 43 points to give the Portland Trail Blazers a 112-105 win over the Houston Rockets last night. Portland now has a 2-0 lead in the first-round playoff series. Dwight Howard was unstoppable early and scored 25 points in the first half.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The Texas Rangers wrapped up a three-game sweep of the Oakland Athletics with a 3-0 victory yesterday. Martin Perez pitched his second consecutive shutout to extend his scoreless innings streak to 26. The Rangers moved a half-game ahead of Oakland in first place in the AL West with their first sweep of the A's since August 2011.

DALLAS (AP) - The Stars beat the top-seeded Anaheim Ducks 4-2 yesterday in Game 4 of the best-of-seven series that is now even. Cody Eakin and Alex Goligoski scored on Dallas' first two shots in the third period. Dallas captain Jaime Benn scored off a faceoff only 27 seconds into the second period.

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) - Bradley Wright-Phillips scored twice in the first 24 minutes and added a second-half penalty kick to give the New York Red Bulls a 4-0 victory over the Houston Dynamo last night. Wright-Phillips was the first Red Bulls player to record three goals in a match since Thierry Henry in March 2012 against Montreal. Houston is winless in its last five.

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