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U.S. fans skip work to watch game against Belgium on unofficial 'National Watch Soccer Day'

U.S. fans skip work to watch game against Belgium on unofficial 'National Watch Soccer Day'

Untold thousands of soccer fanatics skipped work or sneaked away Tuesday to catch the World Cup game between the United States and Belgium. It is, after all, a do-or-die match. The winner advances. The loser goes home.
Rangers DFA Saunders, call up Mikolas

Rangers DFA Saunders, call up Mikolas

The Texas Rangers announced today that the club has designated left-handed pitcher Joe Saunders for assignment and recalled right-haned pitcher Miles Mikolas.
World Cup: Di Maria strikes late to break Swiss hearts

World Cup: Di Maria strikes late to break Swiss hearts

La Albiceleste are still standing, but only just.
Area tennis player competing on national stage

Area tennis player competing on national stage

Simran Kortikere is looking forward to the upcoming school year, but the 12-year-old tennis standout still has some unfinished business to attend to on the courts this summer.
East Texan named to Baseball Collegiate National Team

East Texan named to Baseball Collegiate National Team

The USA Baseball Collegiate National Team has finalized its 24-man roster that will take part in international competition this summer. Among the players is former Brook Hill standout A.J. Minter.
FIFA: U.S. World Cup fans most active online; Texas top 5 in states

FIFA: U.S. World Cup fans most active online; Texas top 5 in states

The results of Tuesday's knockout-round match with Belgium remain to be seen. But online, Team USA is already a World Cup winner.
BIG XII Football Media Days announced

BIG XII Football Media Days announced

The Big 12 Conference football media days will be July 21-22 in Dallas with five schools participating on Monday and f
Big XII Conference announces new branding initiatives, reveals new logo

Big XII Conference announces new branding initiatives, reveals new logo

As the calendar turns to July 1 and a new athletic season, the Big 12 Conference has undertaken a new set of branding
East Texan on Eagles faces 4 game suspension for PED use

East Texan on Eagles faces 4 game suspension for PED use

Multiple media outlets are reporting Groveton native Lane Johnson is facing a four game suspension for violating the league’s performance enhancing drug policy.
Looking for a World Cup watch party?

Looking for a World Cup watch party?

Want to watch Tuesday's USA-Belgium World Cup game with a group? Most bars in East Texas will have the game on. Bufalo Wild Wings in Tyler and Longview say they expect a big crowd.
Carmelo Anthony to visit Rockets Wednesday

Carmelo Anthony to visit Rockets Wednesday

As the NBA free agent market opens at 11:01 p.m. tonight, Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony is set to embark on his tour of suitors.
New doctor declares Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling mentally fit

New doctor declares Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling mentally fit

A new doctor has declared Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling mentally fit after a comprehensive medical examination in Las Vegas over the weekend, CNN confirmed through a source with knowledge of the situation.
What is Kawhi Leonard worth?

What is Kawhi Leonard worth?

By the start of the 2015-16 NBA season, Kawhi Leonard will be getting paid The only questions are which team will have the honor of paying him, and exactly how much.
World Cup: France sees off Nigeria to reach last eight

World Cup: France sees off Nigeria to reach last eight

Paul Pogba's second-half header and a late own-goal fired France into the quarterfinals of the World Cup on Monday.
Sources: Patterson, Garrido meet, but no contract extension offered

Sources: Patterson, Garrido meet, but no contract extension offered

Texas athletic director Steve Patterson and baseball coach Augie Garrido spoke late last week to discuss a possible contract extension, but two sources told the American-Statesman that no extension was offered.