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Smart money

When Curtis Petersen was selected in the fourth round by the Miami Marlins in the 2008 draft, his parents told him to put his $350,000 signing bonus in a CD at the bank, forget about it, and go play baseball.


All things pickleball

Ford Roberson has never been the type of person to shy away from anything — his competitive juices just won’t let him do that.

Football: North Texas collects another recruit

North Texas has featured more than a few wide receivers over the years who were considered undersized.


Second to none

Coming into this past baseball and softball season, Argyle’s Rixey Boyd and Sanger’s Morgan Turkoly couldn’t have been more opposite. Boyd was an unproven pitcher in an Eagles rotation that had lost two Division I arms, while Turkoly was a decorated star for the Lady Indians.

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‘Not an easy road’

Tracey Kee came to the University of North Texas with a reputation as a winning college softball coach who pushed her players to the limit.

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Guyer quarterback Robinson selects Horned Frogs

Despite having offers from a laundry list of national powerhouses and tradition-rich programs, Guyer quarterback Shawn Robinson knew a few months ago where he should play in college.


Brady playing Goodell’s waiting game after appeal hearing

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — It’s back to the waiting game for Tom Brady.

Basketball: UNT hires staffer with school ties

Long before Todd Shelton became a highly successful high school basketball coach, he made the short drive to North Texas to try to secure his first big break in the coaching business.


Returning home

FLOWER MOUND — Boston Celtics point guard and former Denton County standout Marcus Smart decided it would be a great idea to throw down a dunk over a young camper at his basketball camp Tuesday.The trick...

Football: Ballard replaces Schuelke as Lions’ coach

After making the playoffs for the first time last season, the Ponder Lions will have a new coach at the helm as they attempt to extend the success they saw under former head coach Glen Schuelke, who resigned last week.

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Making history

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. — Jordan Spieth loves golf history, which is appropriate for someone quickly becoming part of it. Spieth was a freshman at Texas when he first went to St. Andrews with the rest of the Walker Cup team. They played the Old Course, soaked up the vibe at the home of golf and headed north for matches at Royal Aberdeen.

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Morgan breaks ice, U.S. shuts out Colombia

EDMONTON, Alberta — Alex Morgan scored her first goal of the Women’s World Cup and the United States advanced to the quarterfinals with a 2-0 victory over Colombia on Monday night.

Notebook shows Rose bet as a player

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — ESPN says it obtained a notebook that shows Pete Rose bet on Cincinnati Reds games during his last season as an active player in 1986.


Vanderbilt claims Game 1 of CWS finals

OMAHA, Neb. — Carson Fulmer combined with two relievers on a four-hitter, Will Toffey’s two-run double broke a scoreless tie in the sixth and defending national champion Vanderbilt opened the College World Series finals with a 5-1 victory against Virginia on Monday night.

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The future is here

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. — Another major for Jordan Spieth. Another stunning loss for Dustin Johnson. Chambers Bay delivered heart-stopping drama Sunday in the U.S. Open when Spieth birdied his final hole to become only the sixth player to win the Masters and the U.S. Open in the same year. The real shock was not that he won, but how he won.


Rangers lose in 11 innings

CHICAGO (AP) — Gordon Beckham led off the bottom of the 11th inning with a homer, Melky Cabrera went 5 for 5 and the Chicago White Sox beat the Texas Rangers 3-2 on Sunday.


Stars of the Triple Crown still riding high two weeks after Belmont Stakes

The party’s still on for the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years — and the owner, trainer and jockey.


Different paths lead to title reunion

OMAHA, Neb. — Many preseason prognosticators believed Vanderbilt and Virginia had what it took to reach the College World Series finals again.


Australia upsets Brazil with late goal

MONCTON, New Brunswick — Substitute Kyah Simon scored in the 80th minute to lift Australia to its first Women’s World Cup knockout win, a 1-0 upset of Brazil and star Marta on a rainy Sunday afternoon.

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Basketball: Jillson embraces move to quarters

Several major changes have been made to NCAA women’s basketball for next season. For the TWU Pioneers and coach Beth Jillson, plenty of physical and mental preparation will be done in anticipation of the rules makeover that begins with the 2015-16 campaign.

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Horrors of Tiger

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. — So much for Chambers Bay being the star of this U.S. Open. Thursday turned into another horror show for Tiger Woods.

Rangers lose 1-0 to Dodgers on Kela’s balk in 9th

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Keone Kela made a rookie mistake, and it cost the Texas Rangers a chance to win four in a row from the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers. Kela balked home pinch-runner Kike Hernandez with two outs in the ninth inning, and the Rangers lost a 1-0 heartbreaker Thursday night after spot starter Anthony Ranaudo pitched on even terms with 2009 AL Cy Young Award winner Zack Greinke.


Bryant joins teammates for last day of minicamp

ARLINGTON — Dez Bryant joined his Cowboy teammates for the last day of minicamp.


His back strong, Romo misses no workouts

ARLINGTON — Tony Romo walked off the field after the Cowboys finished their final minicamp practice without stopping to speak with reporters.


Chirinos dodges regret

ARLINGTON — Catcher Robinson Chirinos had to quickly forget about the pitch he called in the top of the ninth inning. All that really mattered for the Rangers was the one Chirinos hit over the wall.

Soccer: Denton promotes Hilborn to head job

With several seniors headed for graduation after winning Denton’s first district title since 2007 and coach Ryan Dunlevy headed for Coppell, assistant coach Peter Hilborn has been tasked with continuing an uptick in soccer tradition, as he was officially named boys head coach last week.


Warriors take title

CLEVELAND — Revived by a fresh-faced shooting superstar and a first-year coach who made them believe, the Golden State Warriors again reign supreme.


No surprise, Bryant a no-show

IRVING — As expected, Dez Bryant was a no-show for the start of the Cowboys’ mandatory offseason minicamp.


Instant impact

ARLINGTON — Yovani Gallardo pitched seven scoreless innings, Rougned Odor had three hits with a two-run single in his return to the majors and the Texas Rangers beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1 Monday night.

Football: UNT snags in-state RB commit, Tyrone Middleton

San Antonio Southwest high school coach Peter Wagner has a feeling Tyrone Middleton could be in for a big senior season.Middleton shined on the summer football camp circuit over the past few weeks and...


LeBron: Cavs can force Game 7

CLEVELAND — Wearing a leather Cavaliers cap and a steely look, LeBron James used his postgame platform to proclaim that he’s “the best player in the world.”


Stanley Cup heading back to Chicago after Hawks dispatch Lightning

CHICAGO (AP) — Showing off their grit and determination, the Chicago Blackhawks finally put away the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup Final.

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DeShields injured as Rangers fall to Twins, 4-3

ARLINGTON (AP) — The Texas Rangers lost the game, and maybe another left fielder. Delino DeShields Jr. left the Rangers’ 4-3 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Sunday in the top of the sixth inning with an injury to his left hamstring running in the outfield.

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Golden State thumps Cleveland to take 3-2 lead in NBA Finals

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors are a win away from ending one long championship drought and extending another.


Morrison breaks through, TCU beats LSU

OMAHA, Neb. — No pitcher in TCU history has as many wins as Preston Morrison, an accomplishment even more remarkable when you consider he joined the Horned Frogs as a walk-on.

U.S. Open course gets new look

So much is brand new about America’s oldest golf championship. Not to worry. The U.S. Open hasn’t lost its reputation as the toughest test in golf. And it’s still the most democratic of the majors, with more than half the field — including a pair of two-time champions — having to go through qualifying.


Basketball: Living her dream

Jalie Mitchell stands behind a trio of North Texas post players as each struggles through one of the final drills at the end of a long summer conditioning session.

Baseball: Blue Jays sign former Ryan star Knight

With about 10 rounds left in last week’s first-year player draft, former Ryan standout Nash Knight was starting to believe he wouldn’t get his chance to play professional baseball.


Baseball: Rhame on solid track to majors

Jacob Rhame hasn’t taken the conventional path to rising prospect status in baseball. Instead, the former Guyer standout went from Division I prospect to junior college project and capitalized on his last chance to prove himself.

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Argyle Eagles take home Class 4A state baseball title

AUSTIN — As Connor Mushinski accepted the Class 4A state title game MVP award Thursday, Argyle athletic director and football coach Todd Rodgers jumped in excitement near the Eagles’ dugout while praising Mushinski, who he insisted was only 15 years old and couldn’t drive himself home.

UNT wide receiver Bradley arrested

D’Aundrey Bradley, a wide receiver from Cedar Hill who signed with the North Texas football team in February and is scheduled to join the team in July, was arrested for theft at a Wal-Mart in Denton on Tuesday.

Dunlevy out as Broncos’ head coach

After coaching the Denton boys soccer team to its first district title since 2007 and a berth in the Class 5A Region I semifinals, head coach Ryan Dunlevy resigned, effective June 5.

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Baseball: Calm before the storm

AUSTIN — Argyle scored two runs in the fourth inning and seven more in the fifth Wednesday afternoon to rally from a 3-run deficit to beat Abilene Wylie 9-4 in a Class 4A state semifinal at UFCU Disch-Falk Field in Austin.

Former Ryan start drafted third time

Hearing his name called during the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft has never gotten old for former Ryan standout Adam Choplick.

Gallardo’s 10-strikeout night wasted as Rangers lose to A’s

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Texas Rangers were riding Yovani Gallardo’s overpowering right arm to what they thought would be another impressive road win. Once he left the game, everything changed. Sam Fuld slid into home to just beat the throw for the winning run with one out in the ninth, and the Oakland Athletics snapped a four-game losing streak with a 5-4 victory against the Rangers on Wednesday night.


Romo has no regrets after comments against NFL

IRVING — Tony Romo has no regrets about comments he has made about the NFL since the cancellation of a fantasy football-themed event where the Dallas Cowboys quarterback was to be a headliner.


Blackhawks edge Lightning, even Stanley Cup Final 2-2

CHICAGO — Brandon Saad and the Chicago Blackhawks finally broke through Tampa Bay’s rookie goalie and then barely hung on to even up the Stanley Cup Final.

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Pitch to win

ARGYLE — Argyle is back in the state tournament for a second straight year. And for the Eagles, that means a second chance.

Braswell gets its man for athletic coordinator

In the last 15 years, Denton ISD has produced four football state championships and four runner-up finishes between Guyer and Ryan, and the Denton Broncos enjoyed a resurgent season in 2014 with hopes of more success in 2015.