Nowitzki signs two-year deal with Mavericks, gets bump to $50 million

DALLAS (TNS) - Dirk Nowitzki has taken the high road so many times in terms of giving the Mavericks a hometown discount, it’s about time he took the high paycheck. The franchise icon made it official Friday by signing his two-year deal to remain with the Mavericks. That will…

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 from Flint, Texas, may just be the archer to interrupt the dominance of South Korea, the nation

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 the same time, executive vice president of personnel Stephen Jones isn’t ignoring a defense that couldn’t make game-changing plays and

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 to the prosecutor’s office. A police spokesman described it as a “he said, she said” case. The

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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]
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SFA to open basketball season with Kentucky

Earlier this month when visiting Tyler, new Stephen F. Austin basketball coach Kyle Keller promised some “wow” games on the Lumberjacks’ schedule. That came true again on Monday when the school announced SFA will open the 2016-17 campaign…

18 July 2016 [08:50 PM]
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Texas Tech's Mahomes ready for season

DALLAS - The blinding glare from almost 20 television camera lights shown directly at Patrick Mahomes II as members of the media clamored to get an interview with the Texas Tech quarterback. Mahomes sat poised, unnerved and unfazed as he…

18 July 2016 [08:44 PM]
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Astros topple Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) - One day after an ill-advised bunt attempt in a losing effort, Jose Altuve returned to what he does best. Altuve homered among his four hits and drove in three runs, Collin McHugh escaped a pair…

17 July 2016 [11:58 PM]
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Hamels tosses gem

CHICAGO (AP) - Nearly a year after throwing a no-hitter at Wrigley Field, Cole Hamels was masterful again in his return to the famed ballpark. Hamels pitched eight dominant innings, and the Texas Rangers stopped a four-game slide…

17 July 2016 [11:56 PM]
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Tidehaven stops Rose Capital East

Tidehaven scored seven early runs en route to a 9-6 Senior League win over Rose Capital East on Sunday in the Texas East Little League State Tournament at Faulkner Park. The loss eliminated the Tyler East squad. Gordo Morena and…

17 July 2016 [11:34 PM]
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Tomlin wins 10th game

Staff, Wire Reports MINNEAPOLIS - Josh Tomlin pitched 7 2-3 strong innings, Mike Napoli hit one of three Cleveland homers and the Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 6-1 Sunday. Chris Gimenez had…

17 July 2016 [11:22 PM]
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Rose Capital East drops opener

CHRIS PARRY, cparry@tylerpaper.com The Rose Capital East All-Stars must rebound if Tyler is to stay alive in the Texas State Little League Tournament. Tyler East was edged out 5-3 by Barbers Hill in its opening game of the Senior Division…

16 July 2016 [11:01 PM]
Texas East State Little League Tournament gets underway

The tradition continues. For the 14th straight year, the Texas East State Little League Tournament will take place in Tyler. It all gets underway on Saturday at Faulkner Park, 410 W. Cumberland - just off South Broadway (U.S. Highway…

15 July 2016 [11:57 PM]
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PHIL HICKS: Bullard's Tennison decommits from University of Texas

Bullard’s Major Tennison, one of East Texas’ most highly recruited football players, announced via Twitter on Friday he has decommitted from the University of Texas. He wrote via @major_tennison: “Only doing what I feel is best for me, thank you.”…

15 July 2016 [09:49 PM]
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Phil Hicks: TJC's Groff named NJCAA DII Pitcher of the Year

After the championships comes the award season for Tyler Junior College. Topping the list is Apache sophomore pitcher Jonathan Groff as he was named the Spaldingᆴ NJCAA DIII Baseball Pitcher of the Year after leading TJC to its third…

14 July 2016 [10:17 PM]
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British Open goes back to its roots in Scotland

PAT WHEELER, Golf Correspondent The original Open Championship or British Open as it is commonly called, was played in 1860 at the Prestwick Golf Club that is just down the road from where the 145th edition will be played this…

13 July 2016 [10:42 PM]
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Phil Hicks: Rangers to honor UT Tyler softball team

Rangers’ fans will never forget the one-strike away (twice) from the World Series victory in 2011. On July 25, the UT Tyler Patriots softball team may give the Texas squad a few hints on how to close out a series.…

13 July 2016 [10:39 PM]
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American League scores win

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Eric Hosmer and Salvador Perez made sure the Kansas City Royals will start at home, sweet, home if they get a chance to defend their World Series title. The Royals duo homered off former…

12 July 2016 [11:23 PM]
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Brownsboro's Griffin set for induction into TGCA Hall of Fame

It’s been quite an eventful few months for Brownsboro High School girls basketball coach Fred Griffin. In February, Griffin registered his 1,000th career win. Now on Thursday, Griffin will be inducted into the Texas Girls Coaches Association Hall of Fame.…

12 July 2016 [11:18 PM]
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A&M ready to stop slow slide

HOOVER, Ala. - The trajectory of Kevin Sumlin’s tenure at Texas A&M has not been going in the right direction. The fifth-year coach hopes a transfer quarterback and some talented defensive linemen can get the Aggies back into…

12 July 2016 [11:16 PM]
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Ross one of stars for Mississippi State

HOOVER, Ala. - Although Dak Prescott is no longer running the Mississippi State offense, Tyler’s Fred Ross is excited about the next quarterback to step up. Ross, a John Tyler High School graduate who…

12 July 2016 [11:10 PM]