Moreland, Rangers edge Royals, 3-2

ARLINGTON (AP) - Mitch Moreland’s second home run of the game broke a tie in the eighth inning and Cole Hamels earned his 12th win of the season as the Texas Rangers beat the Kansas City Royals 3-2 on Thursday night. Hamels (12-2) allowed two runs and six hits in eight innings, matching his longest start of the season. His 123 pitches were 10…

HICKS: Cotham’s dream highlights history of Lobo football

Whether you are Lobo fan or not, head over to Longview on Friday for the book release of “Friday Night Howl”, a very impressive book about the 100-plus history of Longview High School football. The book was the dream of a young buddy of mine, Jeremy Cotham. I meet Jeremy while he was attending UT Tyler. He was a correspondent for the Tyler

FANTASY: Dependents good for taxes, bad for your fantasy teams

Everyone fills out a tax return each year (at least you are supposed to) and there is a spot on the form where you list your dependents. This is where you list your children and get a tax break on each one. Kind of like the government rewarding parents. Well, there are dependents in fantasy football as well. Maybe another way to characterize

TJC names new softball coach

Phil Hicks, phicks@tylerpaper.com Maria Winn-Ratliff is the new softball coach at Tyler Junior College, Dr. Tim Drain, TJC athletic director, announced on Wednesday. Winn-Ratliff, who has been the head coach at Western Nebraska Community College for 12 years, takes over for Nicole Dickson, who left TJC earlier this month to take over the Stephen

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Moreland, Rangers edge Royals, 3-2

ARLINGTON (AP) - Mitch Moreland’s second home run of the game broke a tie in the eighth inning and Cole Hamels earned his 12th win of the season as the Texas Rangers beat the Kansas City Royals 3-2 on Thursday…

28 July 2016 [11:09 PM]
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HICKS: Cotham’s dream highlights history of Lobo football

Whether you are Lobo fan or not, head over to Longview on Friday for the book release of “Friday Night Howl”, a very impressive book about the 100-plus history of Longview High School football. The book was the dream of…

28 July 2016 [09:55 PM]
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Davis, Crisp lead A's past Rangers

ARLINGTON (AP) -- Khris Davis homered twice, Coco Crisp also went deep and the Oakland Athletics beat the AL West-leading Texas Rangers 6-4 on Wednesday night. The A’s have won four consecutive series for the first time since May 2014.…

27 July 2016 [10:27 PM]
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TJC names new softball coach

Maria Winn-Ratliff is the new softball coach at Tyler Junior College, Dr. Tim Drain, TJC athletic director, announced on Wednesday. Winn-Ratliff, who has been the head coach at Western Nebraska Community College for 12 years, takes over for Nicole Dickson,…

27 July 2016 [09:29 PM]
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Sam Houston State picked to win Southland Conference football title

With 16 returning starters, the Sam Houston State Bearkats are the favorites to win the Southland Conference football championship again, the league announced on Wednesday during SLC Media Day at L’auberge Resort in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Fresh off an 11-4…

27 July 2016 [09:24 PM]
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YOESTING: MLS needs to change all-star game format

The 21st Major League Soccer All-Star Game kicks off Thursday with the top players in the MLS facing yet another European club. I should be excited given that the all-stars are playing my favorite team, Arsenal. But after 11 years…

26 July 2016 [08:43 PM]
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Rangers walk off vs. A's on day UT Tyler softball honored

ARLINGTON - Adrian Beltre hit his second home run of the game with two outs in the ninth inning, a two-run shot that rallied the Texas Rangers past the Oakland Athletics 7-6 on Monday night for their third straight win.…

25 July 2016 [11:07 PM]
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UT Tyler softball team honored before Rangers game

ARLINGTON - The UT Tyler national champion softball team returned to the field Monday. The Patriots, who won the NCAA Division III championship on May 30, were honored before the Rangers game against the Athletics at Globe Life Park. UT…

25 July 2016 [09:04 PM]
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Flint's Matthew Bonner set for nationals

Dreams do come true. Just ask Flint’s Matthew Bonner. The 6-year-old dirt bike racer has qualified for the largest amateur motocross race in the world, the 35th Annual Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, presented by AMSOIL. The…

25 July 2016 [12:06 AM]
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Hall calls for Griffey Jr., Piazza

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Two players who began their careers at opposite ends of the spectrum nearly three decades ago ended up in the same place on Sunday - with their names etched on plaques at the Baseball Hall of…

25 July 2016 [12:03 AM]
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Cowboys bus involved in fatal crash

PHOENIX - A bus carrying Dallas Cowboys staffers but no players and a van collided Sunday on an Arizona highway, killing four people in the van, authorities said. The bus occupants emerged uninjured from the crash, Arizona Department of…

25 July 2016 [12:00 AM]
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Massa captures WBCC title

Both Cody Massa and Aaron Hickman were on fire as they posted red numbers on the brutally hot Sunday at Willow Brook Country Club. But it was Massa who out-dueled five-time champion Hickman to…

24 July 2016 [11:55 PM]
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DeShields' homer lifts Rangers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Delino DeShields homered in the seventh to break a tie and the Texas Rangers defeated the Kansas City Royals 2-1 on Sunday. DeShields, who was recalled Thursday from Triple-A Round Rock, walked and doubled before…

24 July 2016 [05:22 PM]
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Hamels, Rangers edge Royals, 7-4

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - With the Texas Rangers’ defense committing three errors in the first three innings, Cole Hamels had to pitch out of some dangerous situations. Hamels allowed one unearned run in 5 1/3 innings, Nomar Mazara and…

23 July 2016 [10:54 PM]
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Massa maintains lead at Willow Brook Club Championship

Cody Massa carded a 3-under 68 on Saturday to maintain his lead after the second round of the Willow Brook Men’s Club Golf Championship at Willow Brook Country Club. Massa’s lead was whittled by a stroke when Aaron Hickman posted…

23 July 2016 [10:08 PM]
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HICKS: Questions arise as Big 12 beefs up expansion talk

Politics and money. Money and politics. That’s what makes the world go round or at least collegiate athletics. The announcement that the Big 12 is open to new members has caused a frenzy across America. The conference sees immediate $$$…

23 July 2016 [10:03 PM]
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Whitehouse's House, Walls named to TSWA All-State baseball team

Whitehouse juniors Mason House and Ryan Walls led a surge that propelled the Wildcats from a fourth-place finish in District 16-5A to the Class 5A semifinals. The two were already honored as Co-Players of the Year on the Tyler Morning…

23 July 2016 [09:28 PM]
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Cowboys know Bryant, Romo are only part of a turnaround

IRVING (AP) -- The health of Tony Romo and Dez Bryant gives the Dallas Cowboys reason to believe they can have a turnaround as dramatic as the one that sent them tumbling in the other direction a year ago. At…

22 July 2016 [11:01 PM]
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Massa fires opening-round 65 at Willow Brook Club Championship

The last two years Cody Massa and Aaron Hickman have met in sudden-death playoffs to determine the Men’s Club Golf championship at Willow Brook Country Club. Hickman, who won three straight titles from 2012 to 2014, will need to make…

22 July 2016 [10:53 PM]
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Houston Texans hope Osweiler helps them take the next step

HOUSTON (AP) - The Houston Texans proved they were serious about upgrading their offense this offseason by luring Brock Osweiler from Denver with a four-year, $72 million contract. Now it’s time to see if the quarterback was worth it. All…

22 July 2016 [10:51 PM]
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East Texas' Mackenzie Brown leads U.S. archery into Rio Olympics

The lowdown on American archer Mackenzie Brown: She knits, line dances, used to be a competitive swimmer - backstroke was her specialty - and shoots arrows while listening to country music to hone her concentration. Then there’s this: The 21-year-old…

22 July 2016 [10:47 PM]
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Bullard U8 baseball team wins state title, heading to nationals

The Bullard U8 won the Dixie Youth Baseball League Texas State Championship and the squad is now headed to the national tournament in Laurel, Mississippi, in hopes of bringing home another crown. The coach pitch squad includes: Luke Alexander, Hayes…

22 July 2016 [08:09 PM]
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Cowboys rookie RB Elliott accused of domestic abuse

FORT WORTH (TNS) - Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has been accused of domestic abuse in Columbus, Ohio, although he denied those allegations to police on Friday. Elliott was not arrested or charged and the case has been referred…

22 July 2016 [05:40 PM]
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FANTASY: Which 8 players should owners keep?

Many avid fantasy football players are already starting the process. A purchase of a fantasy magazine maybe while visiting a grocery store, going to a website or two and clicking on the fantasy tab to begin looking at players -…

20 July 2016 [11:15 PM]
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Furr takes over as TVCC men's basketball coach

Guy Furr, a former assistant under legendary basketball coach Leon “Red” Spencer, is the new head basketball coach of Trinity Valley Community College, the Athens school announced on Wednesday. Furr, who is beginning his 15th year at TVCC, was promoted…

20 July 2016 [10:31 PM]
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Texas East State Little League Tournament

Faulkner Park, Tyler Challenger Division Saturday’s Game Game 1: Rose Capital East 11, Santa Fe 11, tie (co-champions) --- 9 & 10 Year Old Division Saturday’s Games Game 1: Bridge City 8, Seguin 4 Game 2: Post Oak 20, Northwest…

18 July 2016 [11:28 PM]
TVCC basketball coach resigns

ATHENS - Kris Baumann has announced his resignation as head men’s basketball coach/associate athletic director at Trinity Valley Community College, the school announced on Monday. Baumann has accepted a position as assistant coach on the men’s basketball staff at the…

18 July 2016 [09:07 PM]