IRVING — Dez Bryant won’t miss any of training camp because of a contract holdout, and Tony Romo won’t need a crash course on conditioning in the mountains of the West Coast.
TEMPE, Ariz. — Jen Welter accepts the title of trailblazer, embraces the chance to be a role model for girls and, perhaps most of all, can’t wait to get beyond the hype and on to work when the Arizona Cardinals open training camp this weekend.
Let me take you back to 1999.The Boise State football program wasn’t much different from the North Texas program back then.
ARLINGTON — Alex Rodriguez homered on his 40th birthday, helping the New York Yankees beat the Texas Rangers, 6-2, Monday night.
As Christina Flores rounded her way onto Oakland Street — drenched in sweat and low in energy — she encountered some screaming spectators that exclaimed, “You’re almost done! Keep going!”
CORINTH — Lake Dallas will host a preseason tournament Saturday, two days before teams from all classifications are allowed to hold their first organized regular-season workouts.
The high school transfer system has been abused for decades, and there’s no sign of that trend ending anytime soon.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Three pitchers who became dominant after trades and a rock-solid catcher-turned-second baseman entered the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday.
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Mike Trout had a grand slam and a solo shot among his season-high four hits, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 13-7 victory over the Texas Rangers on Sunday.
Brandan Walton’s head whipped around to see what happened as a thunderous cracking sound echoed through Humphrey Coliseum in 2011.
Kenny Buyers felt confident a year ago that he was prepared to play a leadership role in what he hoped would be North Texas’ second straight bowl season.
Just a few days ago, the main story lines heading into Conference USA football media day seemed like the standard fare.
Jalie Mitchell will begin her first trip through Conference USA as North Texas’ head coach in the familiar confines of the Super Pit.
DENVER (AP) — Shin-Soo Choo was simply concentrating on having one more good at-bat. When his line drive went over center fielder Charlie Blackmon’s head, Choo found himself chugging for third base and into the Texas Rangers’ record book. Choo’s leadoff triple in the ninth inning completed the cycle, and Matt Harrison earned his first win in 14 months as the Rangers routed the Colorado Rockies 9-0 Tuesday night.
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Zach Johnson cradled the silver claret jug in his arms. Jordan Spieth let it slip through his fingers. Spieth was right where he wanted to be in his spirited bid for the Grand Slam — tied for the lead with two holes to go in the British Open, right after making a 50-foot birdie putt that made it feel as though he were destined to win at St. Andrews for his third straight major.
The road back to posting a winning season won’t be an easy one for the North Texas men’s basketball team.
DENVER (AP) — Ben Paulsen was given a chance to redeem himself and save the Colorado Rockies from a heartbreaking loss. He did, with one swing of the bat. Paulsen hit a tiebreaking single with one out in the bottom of the ninth, and the Rockies recovered from blowing a seven-run lead to beat the Texas Rangers 8-7 on Monday night.
Zach Johnson has won his second major title at the British Open, beating Louis Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman in a four-hole playoff at St. Andrews.
HOUSTON — Houston Astros ace Dallas Keuchel said he didn’t appreciate the approach Texas second baseman Rougned Odor took the previous night. So he made the Rangers pay for it on Sunday. Keuchel struck out a career-high 13 in seven scoreless innings, leading the Astros over the Rangers 10-0.
LOUDON, N.H. — Stuck in a hospital, Kyle Busch could only think about a comeback, not championship contention. Could Busch imagine, days after a horrific crash, he would become a title contender? “Yeah, right,” he said. “You’re crazy.”
Matt Fischer knows his job as a middle school coach for Denton ISD, a hotbed for Texas football talent, has always been more about teaching the basics and maximizing participation than winning games.
CHICAGO — Heading takes the heat in youth soccer, but limiting rough play might be a better way to prevent concussions and other injuries, a nine-year study of U.S. high school games suggests.
Sharon Winn has spent more than 30 years as an athletic trainer in the Denton school district and has seen the challenges that high school athletes face change dramatically. The most important and significant of those shifts involve the awareness and treatment of concussions.