Heisman Trophy winner Ricky Williams questions police stop in Tyler, Texas

Heisman Trophy winner Ricky Wiliams said on an Austin radio show Wednesday morning that he was stopped and profiled by Tyler police when he was in town for the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award banquet last week. Tyler Mayor Martin Heines said he is confident that soon-to-be-released body camera footage will show that the brief encounter in a hotel…

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Note: Part 1 of a four-part series chronicling East Texas pro baseball players as they prepare for the upcoming season by doing their offseason workout at Accelerate Performance Center (APEC) in Tyler. The radar gun told the story - 110 miles per hour. It was just another day at the office for Chicago White Sox pitcher Michael Kopech. In this

Houston Cougars coach Major Applewhite takes in John Tyler basketball game, talks football

By NCAA rules, college football coaches aren’t allowed to comment on players they’re recruiting, so University of Houston head coach Major Applewhite couldn’t say who he was watching at the Lions Den on Tuesday night. But as John Tyler played Rockwall, Applewhite’s choice of seats - right next to

Rockwall-Heath stops Robert E. Lee girls, 51-47

The shots did not fall for Robert E. Lee Tuesday, and because of that, the Lady Raiders fell in the District 11-6A standings following a 51-47 loss to Rockwall-Heath at Varsity Gymnasium. Lee made 17 of 52 (32.6 percent) field goals as a team with many of the misses coming underneath the basket and off of open looks. The Lady Raiders also went 2

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Girls Soccer: Grace scores late to edge All Saints, 1-0

Lexye Price scored with 2.5 minutes left to send Grace Community to a 1-0 victory over rival All Saints on Tuesday at Clyde-Perkins Stadium. The Lady Cougars (9-5, 2-0 TAPPS D-II District 2) and Lady Trojans appeared headed toward penalty…

18 January 2017 [12:13 AM]
Tuesday Basketball Roundup: All Saints crushes ETCS, 67-32

All Saints Boys 67, ETCS 32 LONGVIEW - Scottie Turner hit for 17 points to power All Saints to a 67-32 win over East Texas Christian School of Longview in a non-district basketball game on Tuesday. The Trojans had several…

18 January 2017 [12:11 AM]
Rockwall-Heath stops Robert E. Lee girls, 51-47

The shots did not fall for Robert E. Lee Tuesday, and because of that, the Lady Raiders fell in the District 11-6A standings following a 51-47 loss to Rockwall-Heath at Varsity Gymnasium. Lee made 17 of 52 (32.6 percent) field…

17 January 2017 [11:34 PM]
Red Raiders routed on the road at Rockwall-Heath

ROCKWALL - Robert E. Lee surrendered 48 points combined in the second and third quarters of a 74-43 loss Tuesday at Rockwall-Heath. The Red Raiders (7-12, 1-5 in District 11-6A) trailed 17-12 at the end of the first period, but…

17 January 2017 [11:08 PM]
Olivares scores twice to lead Robert E. Lee past Kilgore, 4-1

KILGORE - Robert E. Lee’s Isaac Olivares scored two goals and added an assist to lead the Red Raiders past Kilgore 4-1 on Tuesday in a non-district game at R.E. St. John Memorial Stadium. The Red Raiders led the defending…

17 January 2017 [11:06 PM]
Ledesma sparks John Tyler Lions to 2-1 win over Pine Tree

John Tyler overcame an early deficit to defeat Pine Tree 2-1 on Tuesday at John Tyler High School Field. The Pirates went ahead in the second minute but eight minutes later the Lions (5-1-1) equalized on a penalty kick by…

17 January 2017 [11:01 PM]
Rockwall hands John Tyler girls third straight loss

ROCKWALL - Jordan Mathis scored 19 points to help Rockwall beat John Tyler 62-47 to take over sole possession of second place in District 11-6A on Tuesday. Alyssa Mayfield scored 17 for the Lady Lions (15-9, 5-3 11-6A), who have…

17 January 2017 [11:01 PM]
Rockwall rallies from 15 down to beat John Tyler boys 66-63

New to District 11-6A, John Tyler is learning an important lesson against Rockwall whether on the football field or basketball court. Don’t let up. Just as the Yellowjackets rallied from 17 points down to hand the Lions a loss during…

17 January 2017 [11:01 PM]
Josh Hamilton ready to earn spot on Texas Rangers roster

ARLINGTON - Josh Hamilton will return to Texas Rangers spring training next month, though this time without a spot on the 40-man roster and with no guarantees that he will be in the organization past April 1. He will be…

17 January 2017 [07:44 PM]
State basketball poll

SUGAR LAND (AP) - High school basketball rankings as compiled by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches for the week of Jan. 16: BOYS PUBLIC Class 6A 1. Klein Forest, 21-0; 2. Houston Sam Houston, 25-1; 3. San Antonio Wagner,…

16 January 2017 [11:48 PM]
Dak Prescott feels pain, but part of promise for future

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16 January 2017 [11:43 PM]
President honors World Series champion Chicago Cubs at White House

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama celebrated the World Series champion Chicago Cubs on Monday and spoke about the power sports has to unite people. “Throughout our history, sports has had this power to bring us together even when the country…

16 January 2017 [11:31 PM]
Hicks: Cowboys have bright future

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16 January 2017 [11:26 PM]
Golf Mecca just a few hours away

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16 January 2017 [11:23 PM]
Serena opens with win

MELBOURNE, Australia - For five games in the second set, Serena Williams played almost flawless tennis in her first-round match at the Australian Open. Then came the rustiness that tends to follow a lengthy layoff, giving Belinda Bencic a glimmer…

16 January 2017 [11:13 PM]
Packers boot Cowboys from playoffs

ARLINGTON -- Aaron Rodgers didn't need another Hail Mary this time. Maybe just call it a “Half Mary.” Rodgers threw a 36-yard pass to a toe-dragging Jared Cook on the sideline, and Mason Crosby kicked a 51-yard field…

15 January 2017 [07:55 PM]
Green Bay Packers defeat Dallas Cowboys in final seconds 34-31

8 p.m. Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers are headed to the NFC championship game for the first time since the 2014 season after a thrilling finish in Dallas. Mason Crosby kicked a 51-yard field goal as time expired,…

15 January 2017 [07:38 PM]
All-State Volleyball

LONGVIEW - Listed are the Collin Street Bakery/Texas Sports Writers Association All-State Volleyball Teams for the 2016 season: CLASS 6A Coach of the Year: Karin Keeney, Hebron Player of the Year: Brooke Botkin, Pearland FIRST TEAM Outside hitter: Brooke…

15 January 2017 [04:34 PM]
TJC women, men pick up road wins

CARTHAGE - Sky’lynn Holmes hit for 28 points, while Nautica Grant and LaKendra Bassett connected on key free throws in the final seconds as the No. 21 Tyler Junior College Apache Ladies scored an 88-85 win over the Panola Fillies…

14 January 2017 [10:28 PM]
UT Tyler men, women sweep Ozarks

The UT Tyler Patriots swept their Arkansas visitors on Saturday in an American Southwest Conference basketball game. In the doubleheader at the Herrington Patriot Center, the Patriot women downed Ozarks 86-56, while the UT Tyler men downed the Eagles 89-67.…

14 January 2017 [10:23 PM]
Robert E. Lee, Lufkin girls tie 2-2

LUFKIN - Robert E. Lee’s Iris Pacheco scored with a minute left in regulation as the Lady Raiders salvaged a 2-2 draw against Lufkin on Saturday afternoon in their final game of the Lady Pack Soccer Showcase. Lee led 1-0…

14 January 2017 [09:16 PM]