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Astros mascot trolls Rangers Arencibia during game

Texas Rangers catcher J.P. Arencibia appears to have a rivalry brewing with a notable figure of another MLB team. No, it isn't Jeff Samardzija of the A's, or even Albert Pujols of the Angels. It is none other than Orbit, the green, furry mascot of the Houston Astros. The quarrel between the two appeared to begin in the fourth inning of Saturday night's game when Arencibia...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Texans struggle in preseason loss to Cardinals

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- A perfect start for Carson Palmer and, even if it's just preseason, an impressive opener for the Arizona Cardinals. And just the opposite for the Houston Texans and new coach Bill O'Brien. Palmer was 5 for 5 for 84 yards and a touchdown in his lone series and the Cardinals went on to rout the Texans 32-0 on Saturday night. "Really, really great...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Texans DT Mathews hero of practice after fielding punt

HOUSTON - It's not often a 6-3, 300 pound defensive tackle gets to play the hero in a game, much less a practice, but Tuesday, Ricardo Mathews did just that after successfully fielding a punt at the end of the morning session. Mathews, who said he has never fielding a punt before, borrowed receiver DeAndre Hopkins' gloves to help him get a better grip in the humid morning...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Hulk Hogan 'put a bullet' in daughter's engagement to Cowboys lineman

Wrestling legend Hulk Hogan is a fan of the Dallas Cowboys, but he didn't want his daughter marrying one.  Former Cowboys center Phil Costa popped the question to Brooke Hogan in June 2013 in Las Vegas. But just six months later, she had a change of heart and called off the engagement so she could focus on her music career.  But that isn't the whole story.   Brooke'...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMarco Murray adds to Lance Dunbar hype

The Dallas Cowboys' offseason has been filled with plenty of buzz and positive coach-speak surrounding third-year running back Lance Dunbar. The bandwagon is filling up so fast that you might think that Dunbar is competing for a featured role. Murray and the coaches have made it clear that he's only a compliment, but in the new offensive scheme he will have a greater opportunity...
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July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Rapper Fat Joe wants to punch Mavs owner Mark Cuban?

Mavericks' owner Mark Cuban sure knows how to ruffle a few feathers. Add Fat Joe to the list. The rapper recently revealed on Complex Magazine's web series "Quickstrike" that the two were in a bidding war over some highly coveted Michael Jordan tennis shoes. During an NBA All-Star Weekend, MJ himself was hosting an auction for a collection of Air Jordans 1 to 23...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Oklahoma fans take advantage of Texas spelling error

Since Charlie Strong was hired as the new head football coach of the Longhorns, he's talked about "Putting the T back in Texas." But in the Texas media guide, the "T" isn't the problem. It's the "A" and "S." Texas is misspelled as Texsa at the bottom of every page of the 2014 edition promoting its TexasSports.com website.  Red...
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July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

High school football is bigger in Texas with FOX Sports Southwest

SAN ANTONIO - In Texas, there's nothing bigger than high school sports, especially when it comes high school football. So it makes sense that FOX Sports Southwest is enhancing its already successful FOX Football Friday powered by Dave Campbell's Texas Football coverage this upcoming season, starting with this year's Texas High School Coaches Association Convention. "...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

High school football is bigger in Texas with FOX Sports Southwest

SAN ANTONIO - In Texas, there's nothing bigger than high school sports, especially when it comes high school football. So it makes sense that FOX Sports Southwest is enhancing its already successful FOX Football Friday powered by Dave Campbell's Texas Football coverage this upcoming season, starting with this year's Texas High School Coaches Association Convention. "...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas Tech LB Sam Eguavoen wants to 'shut up' Baylor

DALLAS -- Texas Tech linebacker Sam Eguavoen is ready to get back on the field and hit someone.   The Red Raiders have big home games against Texas and Oklahoma this season, but the senior has two road trips circled on his calendar, too. Eguavoen wants to knock down the defending Big 12 champs. "I'm looking forward to shutting up Baylor," he said. "They feel like...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Aggies freshman DB Victor Davis arrested for shoplifting

Texas A&M continues to make news off the field for all the wrong reasons. Victor Davis, a freshman defensive back, was called out by the Rosenberg Police Department on its official Twitter site (@RosenbergPolice) and official Facebook page in a graphic titled "Rosenberg's Shoplifters: Most Unwanted." The page listed six people who have been arrested for shoplifting...
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July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Thunder GM not sweating summer of 2016

LAS VEGAS -- Remember that tweet from Kevin Durant four summers announcing his contract extension with Oklahoma City? How time flies when deals are done. Durant is the top dog on the 2016 wish list when his current contract is set expires. Franchises are already getting their ducks in a row for the chance to bid on the reigning MVP. John Wall is lobbying for KD to consider his hometown...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

What to expect at Big 12 Media Days

Media days are a silly exercise, really. It was born out of the Skywriters' Tour, when groups of reporters would shuttle around college campuses in airplanes and buses over the course of a week. These days, media convene in one central location and teams join them. In the 10-team Big 12, it's a two-day event. Last week, the 14-team SEC did the same for four days. As college...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Oklahoma defensive players to watch this season

Geneo Grissom was a star against Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. Linebackers Eric Striker and Dominique Alexander are two of the most-dynamic players on the defensive side of the ball. Quentin Hayes had more than 100 tackles last season. Even punter Jed Barnett is getting a lot of run this preseason. So, who are some of the candidates on the defensive side of the ball who could surprise...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Spurs bringing the band back for encore

LAS VEGAS -- The San Antonio Spurs are bringing the band back together after an ensemble run to their fifth NBA championship. That doesn't mean they weren't looking for another lead guitarist. The dalliance with Pau Gasol proves the Spurs weren't satisfied with just standing pat. Adding perhaps the league's best-passing big man to the best-passing team might have...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-NBA star Tracy McGrady retires from baseball after first strikeout

Tracy McGrady's baseball career didn't last long. The former NBA star made his first professional strikeout with the Sugar Land Skeeters at the Atlantic League All-Star Game on Wednesday. And that was good enough for him as he rode off into the sunset after 1 1/3 innings with the ball from his one and only "K." "That is definitely going in the trophy case,...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Dirk playing past 40? Mavs president thinks so

LAS VEGAS -- Dirk Nowitzki shocked a lot of folks by agreeing to a three-year contract with the Dallas Mavericks for a modest (by NBA superstar standards) $25 million. Don't be surprised if this isn't his last deal. By becoming the fourth highest-paid Maverick for the upcoming season, Nowitzki gave Mark Cuban the necessary salary wiggle room to land restricted free agent...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Aikman surprised Cowboys didn't take Manziel in NFL Draft

Most Dallas Cowboys fans were hoping and expecting owner Jerry Jones to jump at the chance to take Johnny Manziel in the first round of the NFL Draft in May. It wasn't a shock that he took an offensive lineman instead, but former Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman was surprised Jones passed on Johnny Football when he was still available. "I thought there was a real good chance...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Oklahoma tabbed as Big 12 favorite in preseason poll

Oklahoma's been selected as the Big 12 favorite for the fourth time in five years. The Sooners collected 47 of 56 first-place votes in the media poll released on Thursday morning. Baylor, last year's Big 12 champion, earned the remaining nine first-place votes. Forty total points separate the Sooners and Bears, but just 80 total points separate Nos. 3-7 in the poll. Texas...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Carlisle looking to win with new faces on Mavs' roster

In the aftermath of the trade that brought Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton to the Dallas Mavericks, Rick Carlisle seemed to believe he'd still have players such as Vince Carter and perhaps even Shawn Marion on his roster. That all changed when the Mavs decided to sign Rockets small forward Chandler Parsons to a three-year, $46 million offer sheet. Carlisle will once again try...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Still plenty of reasons to watch the Rangers

The chances of the Texas Rangers making a run at anything other than mediocrity in the final 67 games of the season are slim. The gambling site Bovada has the Rangers chances of winning the World Series at 750-1. Texas isn't even listed by the site for American League West odds. But that doesn't mean there's not a lot at stake for Texas over the final two-plus months...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys officially release backup QB Kyle Orton

The Dallas Cowboys made it official Wednesday. They have released Kyle Orton. Orton, who signed with the Cowboys as an unrestricted free agent in 2012, had one year left on his current contract. His next step could be to join another team or retire. If the Cowboys did not cut Orton and he decided to retire, the 31-year-old backup quarterback would have had to surrender $3.4 million...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Source: Cowboys to part ways with Kyle Orton

The offseason-long saga about a backup quarterback with a questionable skillset comes to an end with the word that the Dallas Cowboys are releasing quarterbackKyle Orton from his contract. The team is set to report for training camp in just seven days, and apparently have decided that the game of chicken had exhausted its entertainment value. According to CowboysHQ.com capologist...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers take eight-game slide into break

ARLINGTON, Texas -- At least the losing streak for the Texas Rangers takes a break Monday. It doesn't come to an end though, as the Los Angeles Angels handed Texas a 10-7 beating Sunday to extend the skid to eight games. Texas will now have four days because of the All-Star break to try and figure out a way to work itself out what has arguably been the worst first half of play...
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July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

New stadium changing everything at Baylor

WACO, Texas --Two years ago, Art Briles had just stepped outside Baylor's football facility when a carload of fans from an out-of-state in-conference school stopped him in the parking lot. They were driving through Texas and stopped to see Baylor's campus but had a problem. "Where's the football stadium?" they asked. Briles drew them a map and showed them how...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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