Category Archives: Sports

Starting pitching makes Astros the World Series favorites, but Dodgers are close

BILL SHAIKIN

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Justin Verlander (Photo by Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press)

October starts Tuesday, and so does the postseason. We could just tell you which teams are in, or we could tell you which team is going to win.

The Houston Astros, right?

We would like to tell you the Dodgers will win, and the grainy Kirk Gibson videos finally can be retired, and 30-year-olds all over the Southland can say they have seen the Dodgers win the World Series within their lifetime. It could happen, and it is long past time.

But pitching wins in October, and the Astros start with Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole and Zack Greinke. Verlander or Cole will win the American League Cy Young Award; the other will finish second.

Read more from the LA Times…

TEXAS HUNTING AND FISHING LICENSES GO DIGITAL

Hunters and fishermen in most cases will no longer be required to carry their original paper hunting and fishing licenses with them to the field.

HB 547, which went into effect Sept. 1, allows licensees to use a photograph of their physical license to serve as verification of a valid license while hunting any game that doesn’t need a tag, like dove.

HB 547 was authored by state Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg.

Read more from KHOU 11…

Angels Pitcher Found Dead in Southlake Hotel Room Died of Accidental Overdose of Painkillers, Alcohol

tyler-skaggs-mccannLos Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs, who was found dead in his Southlake hotel room July 1, died from an accidental overdose of drugs and alcohol, the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office says in a report released Friday.

According to the report, Skaggs had the powerful painkillers fentanyl and oxycodone in his system along with alcohol.

Skaggs, who was in town with the Angels for a four-game series against the Rangers, was found unresponsive in his hotel room, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene and no foul play was suspected.

Read more from NBCDFW…

Texas Rangers ban fan who racially harassed family, made obscene gesture at game

By RJ MARQUEZ, RYAN PRIOR, CNN

fan pic splash image blurred_1565192601490.png_22157589_ver1.0_1280_720Texas Rangers baseball officials took action against a fan who racially harassed a members of a Hispanic family and made an obscene gesture in the background of their photo at a game.

Jessica Romero says she and her family were harassed at Globe Life Park in Arlington by a fan who made racist comments. That fan has now been banned from home games.

Read more from ABC 12…

Southlake DPS Press Release regarding Los Angeles Angels’ pitcher Tyler Skaggs

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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.

Read more from WFAA…

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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Photo courtesy of Tempest Freerunning Academy

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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