Category Archives: Sports

Texas sweeps No. 1 LSU with late rally for Sunday win, 7-6

UTAUSTIN, Texas — An Austin Todd RBI single with one out in the bottom of the ninth capped a three-run rally as Texas battled back to claim a 7-6 victory over LSU on Sunday at UFCU Disch-Falk Field and finish off a three-game sweep of the No. 1-ranked Tigers. Texas (10-3) trailed LSU (8-3) heading into the bottom of the ninth, 6-4, when the Longhorns got to work in front of a raucous home crowd on a bitterly-cold afternoon on the Forty Acres.

LSUFacing LSU relief pitcher Todd Peterson, Texas has the first two batters of the inning reach base as catcher Michael McCann was hit by a pitch and second baseman Masen Hibbeler singled to right. Freshman infielder Lance Ford advanced McCann and Hibbeler with a bunt before center fielder Duke Ellis beat out an infield single to bring in a run and make it a one-run game, 6-5, in favor of the visitors from Baton Rouge.

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Fourth-grader wins school science fair by proving Tom Brady is a cheater

Author: Adrianna Rodríguez

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A 10-year-old boy in Kentucky set out to discover through hard science one of history’s most debated questions: Is Tom Brady a cheater?

Christopher Davis was looking for ways to get his son, Ace, excited about his school’s science fair at Millcreek Elementary.

Davis knew his son was a big football buck and thought this was a good way for him and the family to get through “the tedious project.” And it looks like Ace had a good time with it.

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GCISD trustees approve changes to Mustang Panther Stadium stairwell

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Editor’s note: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated the status of the fireproofing. The fireproofing has already been completed, and the article has been updated throughout.

mpsnewArchitects for Grapevine-Colleyville ISD’s Mustang Panther Stadium have suggested additional work to ensure the completed stadium meets the district’s standards.

At the Jan. 25 GCISD board of trustees meeting, trustees approved $78,000 for additional work and provided these funds from a contingency budget for the stair towers of the stadium’s press box.

Huckabee architect Lowell Taylor explained to trustees due to the structural changes to the stadium, the press box was raised. The added height requires the press box to meet the building code, which requires it to be fireproofed.

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Retired NFL athlete to open sports performance and fitness center in Southlake

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fotolia_121166552_subscription_xxlFASST Performance & Fitness is opening at 1605 Hart St., Ste. 180, Southlake. The targeted opening date is early March. Programs will be available to help youth and adult-level athletes prepare for optimal performance and to help individuals reach their personal fitness goals. FASST stands for footwork, agility, speed, strength and technique, owner Willie Pile said. A youth football coach in the Southlake community, Pile previously played for the Dallas Cowboys and the Kansas City Chiefs as well as in the Canadian Football League. Official contact information for FASST will be added at a later date.

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Freerunning and parkour gym now open in Southlake

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Tempest Freerunning Academy held a grand opening Dec. 2 for its first Texas location at 280 Commerce St., Ste. 100, Southlake. The gym offers freerunning and parkour classes to students, including options for those as young as 4 years old. Although freerunning and parkour have minor stylistic differences, both sports involve traveling from point A to point B, often using obstacles in one’s path.

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Rangers ‘old stadium’ is not coming down; will be home to new XFL team

BY MAC ENGEL

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The XFL is relaunching and is scheduled to begin league play in the spring of 2020

The fate of the “old” Globe Life Park in Arlington will not immediately be a wrecking ball, but rather home to a new pro football team.

In an effort to find a new purpose for Globe Life Park, the Texas Rangers pursued a variety of alternatives and found a winner in pro football. The relaunch of the XFL will be coming to Arlington, and its home stadium will be the “old” stadium of the Rangers.

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Grapevine-Colleyville ISD stadium project experiences delays due to wet weather

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(Photo By Renee Yan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Renovations at Grapevine-Colleyville ISD’s Mustang Panther Stadium will continue through October as progress has been delayed by excessive rainfall, according to an announcement from GCISD Superintendent Robin Ryan. Home games have been moved to allow construction crews more work time.

“It is our hope that by providing additional uninterrupted work time, we will be still able to play football this season in Mustang Panther Stadium,” Ryan said in a statement.

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Grapevine-Colleyville ISD revises football schedule; teams will not play home games in the redesigned stadium

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A rendering of Mustang-Panther Stadium was released by Grapevine-Colleyville ISD last fall. (Rendering courtesy GCISD)

Grapevine-Colleyville ISD has reversed its earlier decision to host its home games at the redesigned Mustang-Panther Stadium, according to a news release sent out Tuesday.

Previously, it was announced the Colleyville Heritage and Grapevine football teams were scheduled to play their first official home games of the season on Sept. 28 and Oct. 5, respectively, at Mustang-Panther Stadium as renovations continued; however, excessive rainfall in recent weeks—coupled with the possibility of more in the forecast—has caused additional delays.

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Grapevine Police Officer Throws First Pitch for Rangers Game on Law Enforcement Appreciation Night

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On Saturday, September 1, 2018, the Grapevine Police motorcycle officer critically injured in an on-duty crash last year will throw the first pitch at the Texas Rangers game in Globe Life Park. Senior Officer RJ Hudson will be available for media interviews prior to the event.

WHAT: Media Availability with Senior Officer RJ Hudson

WHEN: 6:00 p.m., Saturday, September 1, 2018

WHERE: On the field at Globe Life Park

Senior Officer RJ Hudson spent more than a month in the hospital following his crash on October 19, 2017. Since his hospital release on November 22, 2017, Senior Officer Hudson has shown incredible strength, courage and perseverance. Officer Hudson has completed multiple surgeries and is working his way back to serving full duty.

The Peace Officers’ Angels Foundation arranged the opportunity for Senior Officer Hudson to throw the pitch as part of their presentation to honor all law enforcement officers injured in the line of duty.

Dallas PD turns down breakfast, donation from Mavericks CEO after email sparks outrage

By PoliceOne Staff

DALLAS — The Dallas Mavericks’ new CEO attempted to bring breakfast to Dallas police but was turned away after some officers were upset with the message from a movement she promoted.

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On Wednesday, Dallas Mavericks CEO Cynthia Marshall encouraged people to wear black and blue as part of a movement to promote unity between local communities and police, CBS DFW reported. Marshall’s grassroots movement, BB725, recognizes the five officers killed in the July 7, 2016 ambush in downtown Dallas.

But the movement also recognizes Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, two men who died in officer-involved shootings during the same week as the ambush.

While Dallas officers said they supported Marshall’s effort to bring the community together, a number of them said they were outraged from a mass email from the Mavericks that explained the purpose of the movement. The email, which notified the department of Marshall’s plan to bring breakfast to police, said in part that “BB725 7/25 represents the 7 who died July 5, 6, 7 2016 – 2 died because they were black, 5 died because they wore blue,” according to WFAA.

Several officers reportedly found the description offensive and were upset that the movement highlighted the Sterling and Castile shootings. Some wondered why Marshall’s movement doesn’t recognize the three Baton Rouge officers killed in an ambush a week after the Dallas ambush.

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