Seth Littrell is known for being a creative guy when it comes to coordinating an offense. North Texas’ new head coach and his staff are having to show that same type of creativity when it comes to supplementing a depleted roster heading into his debut season.
LONDON — Marcus Willis originally was scheduled to spend Monday teaching tennis to a group of 5-to-10-year-old kids, among others, at Warwick Boat Club in central England.
A pair of consultants North Texas has hired to evaluate the school’s athletic program will meet with fans and boosters tonight.
No one has to tell Carolyn Tovar she’s been away for too long. Tovar, a longtime Denton resident who now lives in Farmers Branch, helped start a running group called the North Texas Roadrunners nearly 30 years ago for folks like herself who liked the idea of having someone to run with. Through divorce, remarriage and two pregnancies, Tovar was at practically every weekend run.
Neither player reached their program’s high expectation, but Argyle senior Tanner Boyzuick and Krum sophomore Tristan Bridges both stood above their peers on the diamond this past season.
RIO DE JANEIRO — Just weeks before the Olympic Games open in Rio de Janeiro, the city’s accredited anti-doping laboratory has been stopped from conducting tests.
MIAMI — Draft night belonged to Ben Simmons. The summer now belongs to Kevin Durant. With Simmons going No. 1 in the draft to Philadelphia and Brandon Ingram following one pick later to the Los Angeles Lakers, the most predictable part of the NBA offseason is complete.
NEW YORK (AP) — Ben Simmons went from Down Under to the top of the NBA draft, and a record number of international players followed.
As a three-sport athlete, Chris Miller has been at the heart of Denton’s recent resurgence. He anchored a relay team to the state track and field meet, added depth to an already deep basketball squad and injected the football team with some of the best speed and athleticism it’s seen in several seasons.
Denton athletic coordinator Kevin Atkinson knows how important experience at the highest level is, so when the Lady Broncos began their search for a new softball coach after Rhana Ramos resigned recently, Atkinson was looking for the right mix of approachability and confidence.
Krum’s Raymond Barrington has been selected to participate in the Blue-Grey Southwest Super Regional Combine on Friday and Saturday at Arlington’s AT&T Stadium.
HOUSTON — Lionel Messi was too much for the United States to contain. The five-time world player of the year set up Ezequiel Lavezzi’s opening goal in the third minute, then scored on a free kick to break Argentina’s career scoring record and assisted on the final goal in a 4-0 rout of the U.S. on Tuesday night that put La Albiceleste into the Copa America final.
ARLINGTON — Shin-Soo Choo hit a go-ahead two-run single, Ian Desmond homered halfway up the hill in center field and the Rangers beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-3 on Monday night in a makeup game matching the American League’s top two teams.
North Texas went all the way to Illinois to land College of DuPage quarterback Devin O’Hara earlier this summer.
After spending time riding the film festival circuit, When We Were All Broncos will make its television debut on KERA-TV (Channel 13) at 9 p.m. Friday. The documentary, directed by David Barrow, chronicles the journey of the racially integrated 1972 Denton High School football team and its role in Denton and the recently desegregated South.
North Texas continued to load up on junior college players over the weekend, when cornerback Eric Jenkins committed to play for the Mean Green. Jenkins was a first-team All-Region IV selection at Los Angeles Valley College as a sophomore last season. He originally signed with Cincinnati but never enrolled at the school and ended up back on the recruiting market.
The dream of many baseball players is to one day be headed to Cooperstown, New York, for induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. The Denton Bombers, a 12-and-under AAA select baseball team, will fulfill part of that dream as they travel to Cooperstown in early July.
VIENNA — Russia’s track and field athletes will be banned from competing for their country at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics after a landmark decision Friday that punished the sports powerhouse for a systematic doping system that operated “from the top down” and tainted the entire team.
FRISCO — Charlotte Jones Anderson wants to save a few special details for her father to see when Cowboys owner Jerry Jones moves into the team’s new headquarters this summer.
CLEVELAND — LeBron James scored 41 points, Kyrie Irving added 23 and the Cleveland Cavaliers sent the NBA Finals packing for California by beating the rattled Golden State Warriors 115-101 on Thursday night to even this unpredictable series and force a decisive Game 7.
OAKLAND, Calif. — When the ball left Max Muncy’s bat leading off the ninth inning, Colby Lewis thought it was another fly that would move him one out closer to a no-hitter. AP
Brad Stracke shot one of his star players of the past a text message earlier this month and waited patiently to see what would transpire when Carlos Ortiz participated in a U.S. Open sectional qualifier in Ohio. The longtime North Texas golf coach received some good news a short time later.