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.
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.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — It’s back to the waiting game for Tom Brady.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The party’s still on for the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years — and the owner, trainer and jockey.
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.
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.
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.
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...
CHICAGO (AP) — Showing off their grit and determination, the Chicago Blackhawks finally put away the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup Final.
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.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors are a win away from ending one long championship drought and extending another.
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.
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.
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.
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.