UPDATE: NFL aware of Spillman's role in sex assault probe

IRVING, Texas (AP) — The NFL has been aware of Dallas Cowboys player C.J. Spillman's involvement in a reported sexual assault and has offered to interview the alleged victim "on a confidential and appropriate basis to obtain more information." Spokesman Greg Aiello said Thursday the league has been "looking into the matter and will continue to d…

Lions corners Warren, Williams locking it down

When it comes to throwing the ball against the John Tyler, Lions coach Ricklan Holmes wants teams to challenge his cornerbacks. Holmes almost dares teams to challenge seniors Isaac Warren and Deandre Williams.

Himes, Mills leading the way for Lady Raiders

Robert E. Lee senior Claire Himes entered the season as the team’s leading outside hitter.

UT Tyler men, women win golf tournament

Led by medalists Buddy Hallman and Laura Lindsey, the UT Tyler Patriots rolled to victories in the Al Jones Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament on Tuesday at The Cascades Golf Club.

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UPDATE: NFL aware of Spillman's role in sex assault probe

IRVING, Texas (AP) — The NFL has been aware of Dallas Cowboys player C.J. Spillman's involvement in a reported sexual assault and has offered to interview the alleged victim "on a confidential and appropriate basis to obtain more information." Spokesman…

02 October 2014 [10:39 AM]
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Himes, Mills leading the way for Lady Raiders

Robert E. Lee senior Claire Himes entered the season as the team’s leading outside hitter. She now does her damage in the middle at the net. Teammate Jamie Mills played a little outside last season, but was focused mainly on…

01 October 2014 [11:38 PM]
Apaches offensive line paving the way

Many football coaches will say “it all starts up front.” Tyler Junior College head coach Danny Palmer is no different. “Our offensive line has continued to improve each week,” said Palmer, whose club is ranked No. 10 in the nation.…

01 October 2014 [11:22 PM]
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Lions corners Warren, Williams locking it down

When it comes to throwing the ball against the John Tyler, Lions coach Ricklan Holmes wants teams to challenge his cornerbacks. Holmes almost dares teams to challenge seniors Isaac Warren and Deandre Williams. “People are going to try to test…

01 October 2014 [11:10 PM]
JT's McCollister named ASB player of the week

Geovari McCollister, John Tyler’s standout quarterback, was chosen the Week 5 “American State Bank — Player of the Week”, Tim Haugh, ASB general manager of consumer finance, announced on Wednesday. McCollister had a big night in leading the No. 5-ranked…

01 October 2014 [11:03 PM]
Top-ranked TJC volleyball sweeps LS-PA

PORT ARTHUR — The No. 1-ranked Tyler Junior College volleyball team won its 17th straight match on Wednesday. TJC (22-1, 6-0 Region XIV) swept Lamar State-Port Arthur. The Apache Ladies won 31-29, 25-15, 25-16. The Apache Ladies will host the…

01 October 2014 [10:40 PM]
ASC honors roll in for UT Tyler

The American Southwest Conference home office in Richardson has been keeping UT Tyler sports information director Jeff Williford busy in the autumn as the Patriots keep grabbing Player of the Week honors. This week was no different as cross country…

01 October 2014 [10:37 PM]
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VIDEO: Maddux, Buechele first to interview with Rangers

(MCT) -- The interview process is underway in the Texas Rangers’ managerial search. Pitching coach Mike Maddux and Triple A manager Steve Buechele were the first candidates to be interviewed, the Rangers said Tuesday in a statement. They are two…

01 October 2014 [02:46 PM]
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VIDEO: Charging documents show Phelps DUI tied to alcohol

By PAUL NEWBERRY, AP National Writer Michael Phelps can't seem to break a disturbing pattern. Record-breaking success in the pool. Trouble on dry land. The winningest athlete in Olympic history is facing DUI charges for the second time after being arrested…

01 October 2014 [01:37 PM]
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Horned Frogs' Boykin earns week 5 honor

Texas Christian University’s Trevone Boykin, a junior quarterback from Dallas, has been named the Week 5 winner of the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week, Cindy Smoak, vice president of SPORTyler announced on…

01 October 2014 [11:12 AM]
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YOESTING: Money spent paying off for PSG

Is the money finally starting to pay off? On Tuesday, Paris Saint-Germain defeated Barcelona 3-2 at the Parc Des Princes in the anticipated Champions League bout. PSG never trailed and led for much of the game. Twice the French side…

30 September 2014 [11:28 PM]
TAPPS Notebook: East Texas teams were road warriors

Four East Texas TAPPS teams went on the road on Friday. All four came back home with TAPPS D-II District 2 victories. All Saints, in its first district game since 2011, beat Carrollton Prince of Peace 27-8. Bishop Gorman went…

30 September 2014 [11:26 PM]
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UT Tyler men, women win golf tournament

Led by medalists Buddy Hallman and Laura Lindsey, the UT Tyler Patriots rolled to victories in the Al Jones Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament on Tuesday at The Cascades Golf Club. The Patriot men combined for a 577 (285-292) to win…

30 September 2014 [11:24 PM]
Lady Raiders sweep North Garland to even 11-6A record

Robert E. Lee senior Taylor Winchester served three straight aces as part of a six-point run by the Lady Raiders in Game 1 of their match Tuesday against North Garland. Winchester finished with eight service points in the opening game,…

30 September 2014 [11:16 PM]
HS Volleyball Roundup: JT falls to Corsicana

CORSICANA — John Tyler dropped its second straight match, falling 3-0 to Corsicana on Tuesday. The Lady Tigers secured a 25-23, 25-22, 25-19 victory to send the Lady Lions to 3-2 in District 16-5A. John Tyler (14-18) will look to…

30 September 2014 [11:11 PM]
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VIDEO: Olympian Michael Phelps arrested on DUI charge

BALTIMORE (AP) — Police arrested Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps on a DUI charge early Tuesday, and officials say he was speeding and failed field sobriety tests when officers pulled him over. Phelps, 29, was charged with driving under the influence,…

30 September 2014 [02:40 PM]
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VIDEO: NFL says prayer after TD should not have been penalized

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The NFL said Tuesday that Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct when he dropped to his knees in prayer after an interception. The league's rule book prohibits…

30 September 2014 [02:32 PM]
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Kingsbury might need to start freshman QB at KSU

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech could again have a freshman starting at quarterback when the Red Raiders play No. 23 Kansas State this week. Patrick Mahomes could start in place of sophomore Davis Webb after a shoulder injury to…

30 September 2014 [01:38 PM]
FCC votes to end sports blackout rule over NFL’s objection

WASHINGTON (MCT) — The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday unanimously voted to end its nearly 40-year-old sports blackout rule, saying the provision, which now applies largely to NFL games, is outdated in an era when professional football has become a…

30 September 2014 [01:14 PM]
Grace wins volleyball match

DALLAS — The Grace Community Lady Cougars scored a 3-0 win over Dallas Shelton on Monday in a volleyball match. Grace, which won 25-17, 25-12, 25-17, was led by Bethany Kimmey (11 kills, 6 assists), Taylor Kingsley (7 kills), Alexia…

30 September 2014 [01:03 AM]
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Different kind of Pro-Am at First Tee tourney

After a 15-minute warm-up, golfers loaded in their carts and headed off to begin the shotgun start for a very special six-man scramble Monday afternoon at Hollytree Country Club. It was the annual First Tee of Greater Tyler…

30 September 2014 [12:57 AM]
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Apache Ladies roll over Navarro

No. 3 Tyler Junior College defeated No. 4 Navarro in decisive fashion 4-0 on Monday at Pat Hartley Soccer Complex. The Apache Ladies were able to jump out to an early lead in front of the home fans, taking just…

30 September 2014 [12:55 AM]
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Patriots leading tournament

The UT Tyler men, led by Buddy Hallman, and the Patriot women, led by Laura Lindsey, are leading after Monday’s first round of the Al Jones Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament at The Cascades Golf Club. Hallman carded a 66 to…

30 September 2014 [12:47 AM]
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PARRY: Lietzke lived the Ryder Cup dream

The Ryder Cup holds a special place for me. Especially the final Sunday when everything is decided with singles matches. It is the only sporting event that can trump the National Football League. At least most years it does. During…

30 September 2014 [12:26 AM]
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Wounded Warriors wrap up weekend of golf

The Men’s Grill at Willow Brook Country Club in Tyler was crowded with people as the last awards from the Seventh Annual Texas Wounded Warriors Foundation Pro-Am golf tournament were read aloud on Monday. The top team consisted of…

30 September 2014 [12:21 AM]
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VIDEO: Chapel Hill coach reacts to big win over Tatum

Our Bill Campbell interviewed Chapel Hill High School head football coach Thomas Sitton moments after his team scored a come-from-behind 42-39 win over Tatum Friday night. And here is the play that won it for the Bulldogs: http://bcove.me/ittxwnld…

29 September 2014 [03:26 PM]
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VIDEO: Cowboys DT Brent rejoining teammates 2 weeks early

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent will be allowed to join his teammates at the club's practice facilities two weeks earlier than the NFL originally ruled when suspending him. Brent, who was convicted of intoxication manslaughter…

29 September 2014 [01:41 PM]
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Lee Wrap: Rowlett final drive denies Red Raiders

Robert E. Lee put the game in the hands of its defense, which had stopped Garland Rowlett on three of its four second-half drives. Rowlett converted four third downs as part of a 67-yard drive, scoring with 6 seconds remaining…

27 September 2014 [11:50 PM]
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JT Wrap: Lions defense shines in WH win

In the final regular-season game of 2013, John Tyler did all it could to keep pace with a high-flying Whitehouse offense. In the first district game of 2014, the Lions defense set the tone. After allowing a touchdown on its…

27 September 2014 [11:45 PM]