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World Cup: Argentina beats Belgium to reach semifinals

World Cup: Argentina beats Belgium to reach semifinals

If anyone wondered about Argentina's World Cup-winning credentials, surely there can be little doubt now. Not because of the convincing nature of the team's football thus far mind you -- far from it.
Even as they wait, Rockets not losing focus on offseason plan

Even as they wait, Rockets not losing focus on offseason plan

From the start – and that would be the premature start of the Rockets’ offseason and not of the free-agent recruiting season – the Rockets prepared to woo a handful of stars.
Spring Hill grad lands gig filming

Spring Hill grad lands gig filming

Zach Zeilinger played three sports (football, basketball and baseball) in high school, but dropped football when he realized his future was on the diamond.
Colonial to precede Nelson on 2015 PGA Tour schedule

Colonial to precede Nelson on 2015 PGA Tour schedule

The Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial will be played the week before the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship next year after the PGA Tour had to tweak its 2015 schedule.
U. S. Soccer looks to future

U. S. Soccer looks to future

With his superb performance against Belgium on Tuesday, goalkeeper Tim Howard has emerged as the new face of U.S. soccer. At age 35, though, Howard isn’t the future of U.S. soccer
Astros lose again

Astros lose again

A few minutes after the final pitch Thursday night, Astros manager Bo Porter brought lefthander Brett Oberholtzer into the visiting manager’s office at Angel Stadium for the type of meeting all players dread.
Pumps Jacks end first half of season

Pumps Jacks end first half of season

Carlos Contreras and Chase Daughdrill proved to be a two-man wrecking crew on Wednesday at Driller Park.
Rangers recall Neftali Feliz

Rangers recall Neftali Feliz

The Texas Rangers announced today that the club has recalled right-handed pitcher Neftali Feliz (#30) from Triple-A Round Rock and optioned right-handed pitcher Ben Rowen to Round Rock.
For Cowboys, long snapper goes perfectly unnoticed

For Cowboys, long snapper goes perfectly unnoticed

The long snapper is one of the most under-appreciated positions in all of sports, let alone football. Flying under the radar most of the time, the long snapper is the key to every field goal, punt, and extra-point play.
Duncan’s Finals jersey sells for price of car at auction

Duncan’s Finals jersey sells for price of car at auction

One of Tim Duncan’s jerseys from the infamous sweatbox that was Game 1 of the NBA Finals sold for nearly $21,000 in a recent auction conducted at NBA.com’s auction house.
White Oak’s Simmons named All-American

White Oak’s Simmons named All-American

Whitney Simmons ended her freshman year of college standing on the podium as an All-American. That would’ve been hard to predict, even for her.
Kilgore’s Torrence looking for win at Summit Racing Equipment Nationals

Kilgore’s Torrence looking for win at Summit Racing Equipment Nationals

Although his Capco Contractors Top Fuel dragster hasn’t exactly overwhelmed the competition in its last three appearances on the Mello Yello Tour, Kilgore native Steve Torrence knows that a strong effort in this week’s eighth annual
East Texas Passing Academy returning for eighth year

East Texas Passing Academy returning for eighth year

Gilmer's Jeff Traylor coached Josh McCown at Jacksonville High School in the '90s. McCown is the starting quarterback of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Gilmer remembers

The Gilmer Buckeyes this fall will play with heavy hearts. Desmond Pollard died earlier this year. He was the leading receiver for the team last year and no one will wear his uniform number this year.
Kyle Field redo is ‘on budget and on time’

Kyle Field redo is ‘on budget and on time’

Texas A&M’s first scheduled home game in its redeveloped Kyle Field is two months away from Saturday, and A&M chancellor John Sharp said Thursday the stadium construction on the east and south sides is coming along nicely.