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A way-too-early look at fantasy basketball
TheFacts.com / Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:00:00 -0500
W ith the NBA draft over, LeBron’s decision made and the supposed Wiggins-for-Love trade seeming to stall, what can NBA fans do now with all this down time?

Andre Johnson’s holdout could cloud Texans camp
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:33:18 +0000

HOUSTON — As the Houston Texans prepare for the start of training camp on Saturday, their biggest question mark involves a player who probably won’t be there when they take the field.

Disgruntled receiver Andre Johnson skipped offseason workouts and mandatory minicamp after wondering in May if Houston was “still the place for me.”

A holdout by the face of the franchise and the team’s longest-tenured player could cast a pall on the beginning of coach Bill O’Brien’s first season.

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Action expected
baytownsun.com/ / Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
Council poised to vote on GC Country Club rezoning request 

ROCKHOUNDS: Midland splits with Frisco in doubleheader
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:08:00 -0500
A big swing of the bat by Dusty Coleman helped the Midland RockHounds earn a doubleheader split against the Frisco RoughRiders Tuesday night at Security Bank Ballpark.

Boxer Antonio Escalante says third DWI won’t delay Aug. 15 bout
elpasotimes.com / Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:27:09 MDT
Antonio Escalante said his August fight in California is still on — despite his third arrest since February for drunk driving.

Michael Sam excited about next phase of football career
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:33:52 +0000

ST. LOUIS — Now it starts to get intense for Michael Sam and the rest of the St. Louis Rams rookies.

The first openly gay player drafted in the NFL is enthusiastic about the challenge. Twice on Tuesday, he mentioned how enjoyable it was being back on the field and trading wisecracks with teammates.

“I’m so excited to be back with the guys,” Sam said. “Football’s fun.”

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Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 23 Jul 2014 03:28:37 +0000

NEW YORK — Experimentation with human growth hormones by America’s teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their looks, according to a new, large-scale national survey.

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Goose Creek CISD expands pre-K program for ESL students
baytownsun.com/ / Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
Parents of children eligible for half-day or full-day pre-kindergarten in Goose Creek CISD can register their children over four days next week. Two of those days are also open for registration of oth

Woman withdraws from suit against Lee College
baytownsun.com/ / Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
Women claim they were denied due process, unable to get diploma

Tech announces 2014 women’s football clinic
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:51:17 +0000

Interested in a sneak peek at Texas Tech football?

Football coach Kliff Kingsbury will host Tech’s annual women’s football clinic at 5 p.m. July 30 inside the Frazier Alumni Pavilion.

The clinic, which is for women 21 and older, offers participants a look at the Tech football season days before fall training camp and even before the team’s media day. The women will hear presentations by coaches, tour the strength and conditioning facilities, and run drills on the practice field.

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UIL: Football title games in Arlington
amarillo.com / Wed, 23 Jul 2014 03:07:08 +0000

The University Interscholastic League announced Tuesday that all 2014 state championship football games will be played at Arlington’s AT&T Stadium in December.

For the second straight year, both 11-man and Six-man (now known as Class 1A) championship games will be played in the same location. The Class 1A games will be played Dec. 13, while Class 2A to 6A title games are scheduled for Dec. 18-20.

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Broncos primed for another super run
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:34:24 +0000

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Sacred cows were scarce when Broncos general manager John Elway dug out from the wreckage of that Super Bowl blistering by the Seahawks.

Cornerback Champ Bailey, a perennial Pro Bowler and potential Hall of Famer, was sent packing.

So were Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Mike Adams and Shaun Phillips, three other defensive starters who helped keep the Broncos afloat during an injury epidemic that sidelined Von Miller, Rahim Moore, Kevin Vickerson, Derek Wolfe and Chris Harris Jr. at the Super Bowl.

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AT&T Stadium to host all 2014 Football championship games
TheFacts.com / Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:00:00 -0500
AUSTIN — The 2014 University Interscholastic League Football State Championship games will be played at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

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