Lindale holds ‘Midnight Madness’

  LINDALE — The Lindale Eagles had the earliest football workouts in Texas as they began practice a little after midnight Monday morning. Now, the Eagles are hoping to have some late workouts come December. With some 31 seniors, the Eagles are optimistic about the coming season. “The enthusiasm is great and the excitement is at high…

Lady Lions open VB practice

John Tyler volleyball returned to the courts Monday for the first sanctioned practices of the 2015 season, but it was hardly the first time the Lady Lions joined up since the end of the school year. Beach volleyball, weight-lifting sessions and even an out-of-state college camp were all attended over the summer by JT volleyball players, who were

Tyler's Emge wins Ironman Boulder

Tylerite Clay Emge won the Ironman Boulder Sunday, competing against some 2,768 athletes. Emge, an engineer competing in the 30 to 34 division, won the overall event with a clocking of 8 hours, 45 minutes and 20 seconds. A triathlon involves swimming, biking and running. Emge had a swim of 58:06 minutes, followed by a bike

It’s time! Football, volleyball teams begin practice

  The 2015-16 season begins now. Schools across Texas open fall practice for volleyball and football Monday, preparing for another year on the court and gridiron. The exception is Class 5A and 6A schools who participated in spring football, who must wait until Aug. 10 to begin. That includes Robert E. Lee, John Tyler and Whitehouse, among

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Lady Lions open VB practice

John Tyler volleyball returned to the courts Monday for the first sanctioned practices of the 2015 season, but it was hardly the first time the Lady Lions joined up since the end of the school year. Beach volleyball, weight-lifting sessions…

03 August 2015 [09:13 PM]
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Lindale holds ‘Midnight Madness’

LINDALE — The Lindale Eagles had the earliest football workouts in Texas as they began practice a little after midnight Monday morning. Now, the Eagles are hoping to have some late workouts come December. With some 31 seniors,…

03 August 2015 [08:57 PM]
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It’s time! Football, volleyball teams begin practice

  The 2015-16 season begins now. Schools across Texas open fall practice for volleyball and football Monday, preparing for another year on the court and gridiron. The exception is Class 5A and 6A schools who participated in spring football, who…

03 August 2015 [02:21 PM]
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Cowboys' Dez Bryant tangles with teammate in camp skirmish

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Dez Bryant kept going after Dallas cornerback Tyler Patmon in a heated training camp skirmish that didn't end until quarterback Tony Romo finally stepped in and calmed his star receiver. Bryant, who has a history of…

03 August 2015 [09:53 AM]
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Missing Special Olympics athlete turns up 350 miles away

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An Albanian athlete who disappeared from the Special Olympics in Los Angeles turned up safe early Monday 350 miles away in the San Francisco Bay Area city of Hayward. Andi Gusmari, 44, came to the Hayward…

03 August 2015 [09:46 AM]
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Pump Jacks top Bombers

Derek Clemons had three hits and two RBIs, while his twin Aaron Clemons added a double as the East Texas Pump Jacks scored a 7-1 win over the Brazos Valley Bombers Sunday night at UT Tyler’s Irwin Field. The Pump Jacks…

02 August 2015 [10:13 PM]
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Tyler's Emge wins Ironman Boulder

BOULDER, Colo. — Tylerite Clay Emge won the Ironman Boulder Sunday, competing against some 2,768 athletes. Emge, an engineer competing in the 30 to 34 division, won the overall event with a clocking of 8 hours, 45 minutes and 20…

02 August 2015 [05:47 PM]
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Josh McCown enters camp as Cleveland's starting QB Video

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — In his strongest statements yet regarding the direction of the Cleveland Browns since taking over as owner in 2012, Jimmy Haslam vowed to be patient and not make more changes if things go poorly this season.…

02 August 2015 [01:38 PM]
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Seth Russell set to take over Baylor offense Video

The quarterback is usually the face of a football team. During conference media days, those faces are often difficult to find. No Christian Hackenberg for Penn State. No Deshaun Watson for Clemson. No Anu Solomon for Arizona. Neither Cardale Jones…

02 August 2015 [01:33 PM]
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HICKS: Strong should give Heard a chance

  Phil Hicks, phicks@tylerpaper.com   If Tyrone Swoopes is announced as the starting quarterback on Sept. 5 in South Bend, Indiana, and the Texas junior plays the whole game against Notre Dame, Longhorn fans are in for a long season.…

01 August 2015 [10:34 PM]
TSWA 6A All-State Baseball Team

Collin Street Bakery/Texas Sports Writers Association Class 6A All-State Baseball Team FIRST TEAM Pitchers — Eric Walker, Arlington Martin, jr.; Beau Burrows, Weatherford, sr.; (tie) John Henry Gonzalez, Edinburg, jr.; Davis Martin, San Angelo Central, sr. Reliever — Mark Pearson,…

01 August 2015 [03:11 PM]
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Pump Jacks rally falls short vs. Generals

After a dramatic come-from-behind win on Thursday, the Pump Jacks were hoping for similar success Friday. This time, the Generals shut it down. East Texas stranded the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth to fall 5-3 to Victoria…

31 July 2015 [10:22 PM]
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TISD accepting Hall of Fame nominations

TISD accepting nominations for Athletic Hall of Fame until Aug. 7 The Tyler Independent School District is accepting nominations for the Athletic Hall of Fame. This will be the third induction class. The district encourages community members, parents, friends and…

31 July 2015 [10:10 PM]
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Bullard softball team set for World Series

The Bullard Dixie Ponytails are the Texas State Champions and are now headed to the World Series. The Bullard Ponytails won the U12 Dixie X-Play state championship, which was held in Commerce from July 17-22. The Ponytails defeated Hopkins County…

31 July 2015 [10:07 PM]
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Lee's Hall, Gilmer's Boyd highlight East Texas Dream Team

Beginning in the summer of 2008, the sports staffs from the Tyler Morning Telegraph and Longview News-Journal met up to combine all of our knowledge from East Texas football into a preseason Dream Team. It is made up of the…

31 July 2015 [09:55 PM]
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164 skydivers smash head-down world record in Illinois Video

OTTAWA, Ill. (AP) — Traveling at speeds of up to 240 mph, 164 skydivers flying head-down built the largest ever vertical skydiving formation Friday over central Illinois, smashing the previous record. It took the international team 13 attempts to beat…

31 July 2015 [04:46 PM]
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Rangers get Hamels from Phillies for 2015 — and beyond Video

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — With Cole Hamels, the Texas Rangers have gotten another ace in hopes of getting back to the playoffs — in 2015 and beyond. Texas obtained the Phillies left-hander in an eight-player deal completed before Friday's non-waiver…

31 July 2015 [12:43 PM]
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Online viewers won't miss Super Bowl ads shown on TV

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Next year, you won't have to worry about missing the buzziest commercials of the Super Bowl if you can't get to a TV. In the past, not all advertisers bought online time along with a pricy…

31 July 2015 [12:40 PM]
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Wilson signs 4-year contract extension with Seahawks

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Russell Wilson is sticking around with the Seattle Seahawks. Wilson signed a four-year contract extension with the Seahawks on Friday, keeping him with the franchise that took him in the third round of the 2012 draft…

31 July 2015 [12:36 PM]
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Pump Jacks rally to beat Victoria in extra innings

East Texas’ Tristan Clarke had the honor of scoring the game-tying run in the eighth inning and also coming home for the winning run in the bottom of the 10th as the Pump Jacks rallied to win 6-5 over the…

30 July 2015 [11:42 PM]
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WHEELER: The Right Place at the Right Time

LEWISVILLE —Sometimes you just happen to be in the right place at the right time. When I ventured out into the intense afternoon heat Wednesday for the second round of the 45th Veritex Texas Open, I was hoping to land…

30 July 2015 [10:10 PM]
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Olympic water littered with viruses and bacteria Video

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Sewage pollution has long been a problem for Rio de Janeiro, and officials promised they would use the 2016 Summer Olympics as the springboard to finally clean up this stunningly beautiful city's waterways. An Associated…

30 July 2015 [03:34 PM]
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Josh Warren's family waiting for an answer Video

LONGVIEW (KYTX) - It has been almost one month since Josh Warren unexpectedly passed away after football practice. His death was a blow to his family and friends, but the wait for answers as to why he died just seems…

30 July 2015 [09:27 AM]
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PARRY: No consensus fantasy No. 1

Fantasy Football season is again upon us and players have begun the early process of checking out websites, rankings and looking at stats from last season. This is the time of the year were the letters ADP (average draft position)…

29 July 2015 [10:21 PM]