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Wednesday 06/19/2019
Homophobia study shows perception, reality "disconnect"

Researchers say a survey of players in the Australian Ice Hockey League shows homophobic language is often used but that an even higher percentage of competitors would make a gay player feel welcome.

Jets' Douglas fills out staff with Hogan, Savage, Alexander

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Douglas filled out his front office staff with some familiar faces who have plenty of NFL experience.

NFL teams up with NCAA for next round of safety improvements

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NFL's top medical experts believe they can take the knowledge of college football physicians and trainers and the research from the NCAA to make football safer — together.

Lawsuit alleges Carrie Underwood copied 'Game On' NFL intro

NEW YORK (AP) — A songwriting team sued country singer Carrie Underwood, the NFL and NBC Wednesday, saying they stole a song and "slightly modified" it to introduce "Sunday Night Football" to viewers last season.

Panthers sign second-round pick Greg Little

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers have signed second-round draft pick Greg Little to a four-year contact.

Police find missing former NFL running back Rod Smart safe

Former NFL running back Rod Smart has been found safe after missing for the last six days, according to Lancaster County police in South Carolina.

After piggybacking on baseball, NFL stood tall in expansion

George Halas wanted an NFL team in Dallas, and in 1960 the influential founder of the Chicago Bears helped Clint Murchison get one.

Dallas Zoo giraffe named after Cowboys' Jason Witten dies

DALLAS (AP) — Officials say a 1-year-old giraffe at the Dallas Zoo that was named after Cowboys tight end Jason Witten died during a medical exam.

Tuesday 06/18/2019
Raiders sign top draftee Clemson DE Clelin Ferrell

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders signed first-round draft picks Clelin Ferrell and Johnathan Abram on Tuesday.

Fans arrive in droves to honor Bowlen at public tribute

DENVER (AP) — Some wore full costumes and others sported jerseys, including one Denver Broncos supporter with "P. Bowlen" on the back. Quite a few devotees stood in the rain for about an hour before making their way inside the stadium.

Study: NBA earns overall A grade in diversity hiring

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A diversity report shows the NBA still leads men's professional sports leagues in racial and gender hiring practices.

Monday 06/17/2019
Broncos to honor Bowlen in myriad ways in 2019

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos are planning several ways to honor team owner Pat Bowlen , who died last week at 75 after a long battle with Alzheimer's just two months shy of his enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

QB Josh McCown retires after 16 NFL seasons

NEW YORK (AP) — Josh McCown was sometimes the starting quarterback, often the backup — and always among the most-respected and well-liked players in whatever locker room he was in.

Sunday 06/16/2019
Julie Ertz scores 1st World Cup goal with husband looking on

PARIS (AP) — Julie Ertz scored her first Women's World Cup goal in the United States' 3-0 victory over Chile, and she was cheered on by her husband, Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz.

Chargers coach Lynn has busy break ahead before camp starts

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Anthony Lynn has a busy stretch ahead before the Los Angeles Chargers report to camp on July 24.

Saturday 06/15/2019
Jaguars fine absent linebacker Smith $88K for missing camp

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Absent linebacker Telvin Smith says the Jacksonville Jaguars fined him $88,650 for missing the team's mandatory, three-day minicamp this week.

Mets shuffle leaky bullpen, sign 1st-round draft pick

NEW YORK (AP) — Desperate for help in a failing bullpen, the New York Mets acquired reliever Brooks Pounders from the Cleveland Indians for cash on Saturday.

Peyton Manning adds another honor in TN Sports Hall of Fame

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Peyton Manning, the former quarterback with a record five NFL MVPs among the string of awards and honors to his credit, calls his decision to attend the University of Tennessee one of the best he's ever made.

Fans pack downtown St. Louis to cheer on the champion Blues

ST. LOUIS (AP) — After a half-century of disappointment, even Mother Nature didn't dare spoil the celebration of St. Louis' first-ever Stanley Cup championship.

Friday 06/14/2019
Lions waive Roberts after trade with Patriots falls through

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions waived tight end Michael Roberts after trying to trade him to the New England Patriots.

Buffalo Bills sign 3rd-round pick, tight end Dawson Knox

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have their entire 2019 draft class under contract after signing rookie tight end Dawson Knox to a four-year deal.

Vikings slowly but surely adjust to yet another new offense

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Stefon Diggs has dived into yet another playbook. The fifth-year player is taking direction from a fourth offensive coordinator, Kevin Stefanski, since he was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings.

Texans drop pursuit of Caserio, Patriots drop complaint

HOUSTON (AP) — The Texans have dropped their pursuit of Patriots executive Nick Caserio for their vacant general manager's job, and New England has withdrawn the grievance it filed against Houston.

Colts close out draft class with signing of LB Okereke

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Rookie linebacker Bobby Okereke became the Indianapolis Colts' final draft pick to sign his rookie contract Friday.

Cowboys TE Rico Gathers gets 1-game substance-abuse ban

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys tight end Rico Gathers has been suspended for the first game in 2019 for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

Broncos owner Pat Bowlen dies at 75 before Hall enshrinement

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — On a cool night in Santa Clara, California, on Feb. 7, 2016, John Elway thrust the Lombardi Trophy into the air and hollered, "This one's for Pat!"

Prosecutors to retry Kellen Winslow Jr. on rape charges

VISTA, Calif. (AP) — Former pro football player Kellen Winslow Jr. will be retried after a jury convicted him of raping a homeless woman but failed to agree on eight other criminal charges, including the rape of a 54-year-old hitchhiker and an unconscious teen in 2003, California prosecutors said Friday.

Pat Bowlen was not your typical NFL owner

DENVER (AP) — Hall of Famer Gary Zimmerman realized Pat Bowlen wasn't your typical, meddlesome NFL owner his first Thanksgiving in Denver when he found a sign-up sheet for a turkey, surely a prank on the rookies and other newcomers like himself.

What's in a nickname? NFL has had great ones in its history

NEW YORK (AP) — The memorable moments and teams in NFL history can be summarized by a word or phrase such as the "Steel Curtain" or "America's Team."

Bears sign third-round draft pick Montgomery

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have signed third-round draft pick David Montgomery.

Giants sign 1st-round picks Lawrence and Baker

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants signed first-round draft picks defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence and cornerback DeAndre Baker on Friday.

The Latest: Ex-NFL player will face new rape trial

VISTA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a rape case against former NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr. (all times local):

Browns' Landry: Mayfield comments on Johnson a "non-issue"

SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Jarvis Landry's not worried about the Browns bickering.

Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen dies at age 75, family says in statement released by team

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen dies at age 75, family says in statement released by team.

Thursday 06/13/2019
Jets bring in another CB in Mark Myers, waive S John Battle

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have signed cornerback Mark Myers and waived safety John Battle.

Saints' Kamara aims to expand his game as 3rd season nears

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — When Saints star running back Alvin Kamara walked out to Thursday's minicamp practice wearing reserve quarterback Teddy Bridgewater's red practice jersey, teammates including Drew Brees were amused.

Titans scrap final minicamp session for escape to Topgolf

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans wrapped up their three-day mandatory minicamp not on a football field but with a field trip to hit golf balls.

Ex-Texans security coordinator alleges firing discrimination

HOUSTON (AP) — The former security coordinator for the Houston Texans has filed a discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, alleging his firing by the team was racially motivated.

Year of parades ends in Boston with Bruins' Stanley Cup loss

BOSTON (AP) — There won't be a third championship parade through the Back Bay, and it seems so long ago that people in the city were dreaming of a Boston Slam.

Eagles promote Andy Weidl to VP of player personnel

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Eagles have promoted Andy Weidl to vice president of player personnel to replace Joe Douglas.

New position, less attention in Shaquem Griffin's 2nd year

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Shaquem Griffin is thankful for a relatively normal offseason, even if it included a position change.

Chiefs sign kicker Butker to 5-year contract extension

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs signed kicker Harrison Butker to a five-year contract extension Thursday, locking up the former Panthers practice squad player through the 2024 season.

Jets' Gregg Williams establishing intense culture on defense

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Gregg Williams is the furthest thing from warm and fuzzy.

Heartache turns to triumph for St. Louis sports fans

ST. LOUIS (AP) — At age 100, Marge Kirchhoefer is among the oldest St. Louis Blues fans and now that they are Stanley Cup champions, she knows exactly how she will celebrate.

Vikings unveil community food truck to serve hungry youth

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Dalvin Cook's rookie year was dominated by his rehabilitation from reconstructive knee surgery, and his second season included recuperation from a significant hamstring strain. The arduous process of recovery from injuries quickly made the Minnesota Vikings running back realize the necessity of eating right.

Kenny Moore agrees to 4-year contract extension with Colts

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — All Kenny Moore II needed was a chance. Now the Indianapolis Colts cornerback has a starting job and a lucrative new contract.

Report: NFL investigating Texans for tampering over Caserio

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The NFL is investigating tampering charges against the Texans after the Patriots accused them of contacting New England director of player personnel Nick Caserio for the Houston general manager job.

Lamar Jackson settles in as Ravens starting quarterback

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — It's been a year since Lamar Jackson arrived at his first NFL minicamp, fully understanding that his stature as a former Heisman Trophy winner and first-round draft pick didn't guarantee a lick of playing time during the regular season.

Minnesota Vikings charity launches food truck to serve kids

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The charitable arm of the Minnesota Vikings recently unveiled a new food truck that will serve free, healthy meals to children in need.

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Wednesday 06/19/2019

TEXAS LEAGUE BASEBALL: RockHounds win on error in ninth TEXAS LEAGUE BASEBALL: RockHounds' White uses consistency to shine

Tuesday 06/18/2019

TEXAS LEAGUE BASEBALL: Diaz sparks RockHounds in second-half opener TEXAS LEAGUE BASEBALL: RockHounds honor all-stars at luncheon COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL: UTPB makes Perry full-time assistant

Monday 06/17/2019

TEXAS LEAGUE BASEBALL: Fagalde thwarts RockHounds' bid for division title NATIONAL PREMIER SOCCER LEAGUE: Vargas quickly fitting in with Sockers FC HIGH SCHOOL: Permian Basin athletes earn all-state honors

Sunday 06/16/2019

TEXAS LEAGUE BASEBALL: RockHounds take South Division race down to final day of first half

Saturday 06/15/2019

ARENA PRO SOCCER LEAGUE: Rumbleweeds fall to Wichita Falls NATIONAL PREMIER SOCCER LEAGUE: Sockers FC bounce back with victory over Fort Worth TEXAS LEAGUE BASEBALL: RockHounds win again, maintain division lead

Friday 06/14/2019

TEXAS LEAGUE BASEBALL: RockHounds blank Travelers to open series NATIONAL PREMIER SOCCER LEAGUE: Vargas earns player of the week honors TEXAS LEAGUE BASEBALL: Seven RockHounds selected to Texas League All-Star Game ARENA PRO SOCCER LEAGUE: Carlile makes most of opportunity with Rumbleweeds JUNETEENTH: Tournament basketball games return to Woodson Park

Thursday 06/13/2019

NATIONAL PREMIER SOCCER LEAGUE: Sockers FC winning streak snapped JUNETEENTH: Danny R. Wright Basketball Tournament set to begin VOLLEYBALL: Juneteenth tournament to take place this week

Wednesday 06/12/2019

NATIONAL PREMIER SOCCER LEAGUE: Sockers FC returns home to face Denton HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Three area athletes earn all-state honors TEXAS LEAGUE BASEBALL: RockHounds use six-run surge to move past Springfield

Tuesday 06/11/2019

COLLEGE BASEBALL: Castillo, Melendez earn All-American honors BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU: Hantz adds to his success with recent first place finish

Monday 06/10/2019

BULL RIDING: Odessa's Jones finds renewed passion for riding after years away COLLEGE SOFTBALL: Cisneros, Duran earn All-American honors TEXAS LEAGUE BASEBALL: Heim, Finnegan promoted to Las Vegas

Sunday 06/09/2019

TEXAS LEAGUE BASEBALL: RockHounds sweep RoughRiders to jumble standings COLLEGE BASEBALL: Queen continues growth with Red Raiders COLLEGE BASEBALL: It's all a matter of timing for MLB Draft BULL RIDING: Teel shows why he's one of the world's best TEXAS LEAGUE BASEBALL: RockHounds push win streak to five, close gap on RoughRiders

Saturday 06/08/2019

GOLF: Hannah, Begnel pull away from field to capture Quarter Century Partnership title COLLEGE BASEBALL: Wild ninth gives Oklahoma State the victory TEXAS LEAGUE BASEBALL: RockHounds win on White's walk-off single

Friday 06/07/2019

COLLEGE BASEBALL: Red Raiders survive in Game 1 of Super Regional GOLF: Begnel, Hannah serve up low round to take Quarter Century Partnership lead

Thursday 06/06/2019

GOLF: Teams bunched at the top after first round of Quarter Century Partnership TEXAS LEAGUE BASEBALL: RockHounds take series opener from RoughRiders COLLEGE BASEBALL: Red Raiders prepared for series against familiar opponent GOLF: Roman, Seybert relish rare playing opportunities TEXAS LEAGUE BASEBALL: RockHounds win series finale with big 10th inning

Wednesday 06/05/2019

NATIONAL PREMIER SOCCER LEAGUE: Sockers FC to face Laredo on the road NORTH AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE: Watson focusing on what's ahead for Jackalopes TEXAS LEAGUE BASEBALL: RockHounds to face RoughRiders in home series GOLF: Quarter Century Partnership set to tee off

Tuesday 06/04/2019

TEXAS LEAGUE BASEBALL: RockHounds rally past Hooks HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Permian's Day selected to TGCA Legacy All-Star Team HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Odessa High's Pena makes more memories at Globe Life Park

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