Professional Sports


    East grad returns to field as ball carrier for Victoria Texans

    The setting has changed, but the game remains the same.

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    Harden's 39 lead Rockets over Thunder 111-107

    HOUSTON (AP) - James Harden scored 39 points and the Houston Rockets ended a three-game skid and clinched their second straight playoff berth with a 111-107 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday night.

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    Rays blast Rangers

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Sean Rodriguez homered and tied a career-high with four RBIs, Jake Odorizzi got his first major league win, and the Tampa Bay Rays routed the Texas Rangers 8-1 Friday night.

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    Leader maintains 3-stroke lead after third round

    A day after shooting the lowest score of the day and taking over the lead at the Bob White Rentals Victoria Open, Ryan O'Rear still holds the lead headed into Saturday's final round. But it was also his worst score of the Adams Pro Golf event so far.

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    World's fastest woman on a motorcycle returns to Texas Mile (w/gallery)

    BEEVILLE - Jennifer Robertson is the fastest woman on a motorcycle in the world, but she could be even faster.

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    Q&A: Meet Joe Black

    In 1962, Jack Nicklaus wasn't the golf legend as he is known today, but he was well on his way.

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    Bulls, blood, steers and mud at Goliad rodeo (w/gallery, video)

    GOLIAD - As Jamie Amonett stretched Saturday for his ride at the Goliad Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association rodeo, he hoped to determine when the last time he will enter the rodeo as a participant will be.

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    Astros open spring training with 7-5 win

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Dexter Fowler had two RBIs in his Houston debut and Chris Carter added a run-scoring double that helped the Astros beat the Atlanta Braves 7-5 Friday night.

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    Wednesday night's NBA roundup

    SAN ANTONIO - Marco Belinelli had 20 points to lead eight San Antonio players in double figures, and the Spurs worked through a lethargic start to beat the Detroit Pistons 120-110 on Wednesday night.

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    Nowitzki, Marion lead Mavericks in win over 76ers

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Dirk Nowitzki scored 25 points, Shawn Marion had 22, and the Dallas Mavericks beat undermanned Philadelphia 124-112 Friday night, handing the 76ers their 10th straight loss.

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    Hamlin, Kenseth win qualifying races

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Parker Kligerman burst into the Daytona media room, arms outstretched and unleashed a "Woo hoo!"

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    Elway knows the pain will linger for Broncos, fans

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Three times during his Hall of Fame playing career, John Elway slogged through the rubble of a Super Bowl landslide.

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    Carroll, Seahawks reach pinnacle after four years

    SEATTLE (AP) - The guitar riffs ripped from the hotel ballroom where owner Paul Allen's band was performing and filled the lobby. Down on the lower level, Hall of Famer Walter Jones posed for pictures with exuberant fans.

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    Cowboys fan gets prize of a lifetime (w/video)

    Quite a few fans would love to give Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones some advice.

    Rockets rally for third win against Spurs

    HOUSTON (AP) - Dwight Howard scored 23 points, Terrence Jones had 21, and the Houston Rockets held on for a 97-90 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday night.

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