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Jason Garrett expects to speak with Kyle Orton soon

Jason Garrett expects to speak with Kyle Orton soon

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said he anticipates having a conversation with backup quarterback Kyle Orton before next week's mandatory minicamp. "I haven’t spoken with him directly," Garrett said Thursday.
Defining road trip? Rangers set to face top three teams in the AL West

Defining road trip? Rangers set to face top three teams in the AL West

By the end of it, the Texas Rangers will still have more than half their games left to play. But this nine-game road trip starting Friday in Seattle could become a season-defining trip.
Texans going back and forth between Keenum, Yates

Texans going back and forth between Keenum, Yates

With Ryan Fitzpatrick the Texans’ expected starting quarterback and rookie Tom Savage making a strong first impression, the team’s backup spot has come down to two QBs: Case Keenum and T.J. Yates.
Cheerleading on its way to be next UIL sport

Cheerleading on its way to be next UIL sport

The University Interscholastic League's legislative council gave the green light Wednesday for what could be the next UIL sport - cheerleading.
A new Von Erich generation enters the wrestling ring in Arlington

A new Von Erich generation enters the wrestling ring in Arlington

The sight of a Von Erich in the ring is nothing new. Now, a new generation of Von Erichs taking up the family business.
NBA Finals: Game 4 Preview

NBA Finals: Game 4 Preview

The Miami Heat tossed around some interesting words one day after falling to the Spurs in Game 3 of the NBA Finals.
Camp provides a Ray of hope for area baseball players

Camp provides a Ray of hope for area baseball players

Roughly 50 high schools and colleges from around the East Texas area were represented Wednesday at the Ballpark of Hallsville for the Tampa Bay Rays tryout camp.

Hayden Henry talks about Longview Lobo going to LSU

Hayden Henry writes for the Longview News-Journal. KETK Sports Director Danny Elzner asked him about Colin Jeter.

X-Games medalist, Tyler native Morgan Wade stops by KETK

Tyler native Morgan Wade won a silver medal last weekend at the Austin X-Games. The East Texan has now won five X-Games medals, including his first gold last year.
Rangers pitcher Tanner Scheppers headed to DL again

Rangers pitcher Tanner Scheppers headed to DL again

Tanner Scheppers is headed back to the disabled list with right elbow inflammation.
East Texas talent keeps Texas Tech coming back

East Texas talent keeps Texas Tech coming back

It’s hard for the Texas Tech staff to find a reason not to come back to East Texas each summer.
UIL state basketball moving to Alamodome in 2015; football site still up in the air

UIL state basketball moving to Alamodome in 2015; football site still up in the air

After more than 90 years in Austin, all that awaits moving the UIL state basketball tournaments to San Antonio is a final agreement from the state’s governing body for public schools and the Alamodome.
Are you ready for the 2014 World Cup?

Are you ready for the 2014 World Cup?

The world’s biggest sporting event kicks off this week, so it’s time to bone up on the tournament, which begins Thursday in Brazil.
Texas-OU staying put in Cotton Bowl through 2025

Texas-OU staying put in Cotton Bowl through 2025

Texas and Oklahoma officials both confirmed to the American-Statesman on Tuesday that they have agreed to extend their football contract at the Cotton Bowl to 2025.
Texans’ Clowney must earn playing time

Texans’ Clowney must earn playing time

Just because Jadeveon Clowney was the No. 1 overall pick of the 2014 NFL draft doesn’t mean he will automatically start for the Texans.