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Christian Erickson remains in hospital after scare for precautionary reasons

Eriksen sends public thank you message from hospital

COPENHAGEN (AP) — Christian Eriksen sent his first public message from the hospital on Tuesday, thanking supporters for their “sweet and amazing” well-wishes after his collapse at the European Championship. Eriksen remains in the hospital after suffering cardiac arrest during…

Dallas Cowboys head to camp in their California home

Cowboys returning to California for camp after COVID pause

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys are headed back to California for training camp after the pandemic kept them home last year. The club said Tuesday its first practice will be in Oxnard on July 22, and fans will…

Horned Frogs get a new coach on the diamond

TCU promotes former MLB pitcher Saarloos as new head coach

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Former big league pitcher Kirk Saarloos was named TCU’s new head baseball coach Tuesday after nine seasons as the team’s pitching coach that included four consecutive trips to the College World Series. Saarloos replaces Jim…

The teams heading to the CWS

Breaking down the College World Series teams

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A look at the eight teams competing in the College World Series, which starts Saturday at TD Ameritrade Park. (Capsules in order of CWS opening games. Coaches’ records through super regionals): NORTH CAROLINA STATE (35-18) Coach:…

Nets without two star players in next game

No Irving or Harden in Game 5 when reeling Nets host Bucks

NEW YORK (AP) — First they lost James Harden, then Kyrie Irving, and finally the Brooklyn Nets lost their lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Though the series is tied, the Milwaukee Bucks are way ahead in the health category.…

Ryan Lochte's Olympic trial outcome

Lochte fails to advance in 200 free prelims at US trials

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Olympic champion Ryan Lochte failed to advance from the preliminaries of the 200-meter freestyle on Monday, his first event of the U.S. Olympic swimming trials. The 36-year-old Lochte, attempting to make his fifth Olympic team, posted…

Phil Mickelson will try to win another Open

Mickelson at home and running out of time for US Open title

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Phil Mickelson accepted a special exemption from the USGA with reason to believe this might be his last shot to finally win a U.S. Open. Now he gets five more years, courtesy of his stunning victory…

Suns remove Nuggets from playoffs

MVP Nikola Jokic ejected, Suns sweep Nuggets 125-118

DENVER (AP) — The Phoenix Suns roared into the Western Conference Finals for the first time in 11 years Sunday night with a testy 125-118 victory over Denver that completed a four-game sweep. The Nuggets? Well, they went down fighting.…

A NASCAR win in Texas

Larson wins 2nd NASCAR All-Star race, this one in Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kyle Larson was back in the NASCAR All-Star race, and got another $1 million by winning it again. Larson held off a hard-charging Brad Keselowski during the final 10-lap shootout at Texas on Sunday night,…

Bucks win two to even the series

Bucks tie series with 107-96 Game 4 win as Nets lose Irving

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton finally are getting a little more help, while Kevin Durant keeps seeing his superstar cohorts get hurt. And now a second-round playoff series that once looked like a Brooklyn Nets runaway suddenly…

Astros defeat Twins in last game of series

Brantley has 4 of Astros’ 20 hits in 14-3 rout of Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Michael Brantley had his second four-hit game of the series and drove in four runs, part of a 20-hit attack that helped the Houston Astros rout Minnesota 14-3 Sunday to take two of three from the Twins.…

A new PGA Tour winner

Garrick Higo wins Palmetto Championship at Congaree

RIDGELAND, S.C. (AP) — Garrick Higgo won the Palmetto Championship at Congaree for his first PGA Tour victory Sunday when leader Chesson Hadley blew a two-shot lead with bogeys on his final three holes. Higgo, the 22-year-old left-hander from South…

A scare during a Euro soccer match

Eriksen ‘was gone’ before being resuscitated

COPENHAGEN (AP) — Denmark’s team doctor said Sunday that Christian Eriksen’s heart stopped and that “he was gone” before being resuscitated with a defibrillator at the European Championship. Eriksen collapsed during Denmark’s opening Euro 2020 group game against Finland on…

USA soccer gets the win

Sam Mewis scores in U.S. women’s 1-0 win over Portugal

HOUSTON (AP) — Sam Mewis scored in the 76th minute and the U.S. national team beat Portugal 1-0 in the Summer Series on Thursday night. The U.S. women are undefeated in 40 straight matches, the third longest streak in team…

Jay Novacek signs autographs at a local liquor store

Former Cowboys promotes his first ever whiskey '84 proof'

VICTORIA,Texas-- Three time super bowl champion Jay Novacek promoted his first ever whiskey called "84 Proof" in a local liquor store, Texas Liquor, Thursday evening as he signed autographs. Novacek got the idea of making his own brand of whiskey…

College football planning an expansion

College Football Playoff considering expansion to 12 teams

(AP)-- There was a time not so long ago, 2012 to be exact, when the big news in college football was conference commissioners simply using the word playoff when talking about the future of the sports’ postseason format. Less than…

The NBA to return to their regular schedule

NBA plans to start ’21-22 season in October

MIAMI (AP) — The NBA told its teams Thursday that it intends to return to a normal schedule next season, with training camps opening in late September and the regular season set to begin on Oct. 19. A memo that…

Julio Jones will make a point this season

Jones says ‘stay tuned’ as he proves he’s still fast, strong

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Julio Jones turned 32 in February, missed seven games with a nagging hamstring issue in his 10th year in the NFL and now finds himself with a new team in the Tennessee Titans. The seven-time Pro…

Oklahoma wins the Women's College World Series

Juarez leads Oklahoma past Florida State for fifth title

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Giselle Juarez re-emerged as the star pitcher Oklahoma needed to complement its high-powered offense, and now the Sooners are national champions again. Juarez threw her second consecutive complete game, and Oklahoma beat Florida State 5-1 on…

Dak Prescott leaves injury behind

Cowboys’ Prescott moving past horrific injury

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott finished the offseason with his most vigorous practice since the horrific ankle injury that ended his 2020 season. Then the star Dallas quarterback tried to declare the injury issue dead. “I’ve buried the injury,”…

A General joins the Minnesota Twins

Outfeilder Nick Anderson has signed with the Twins

VICTORIA,Texas-- A former Victoria Generals player, Nick Anderson signed a free agent deal with the Minnesota Twins. Anderson played for the Generals back in 2016. Anderson played outfield while he was a General. He played college ball at Texas A&M…

Rangers defeated by Rays

Rookie Walls sparks late surge as Rays beat Rangers 7-1

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Rookie Taylor Walls had a tiebreaking, two-run double in the eighth inning among a season-high three hits, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Texas Rangers 7-1 on Sunday. The AL-leading Rays trailed 1-0 before scoring…

Mavericks knocked out of playoffs

Clippers beat Mavs 126-111 to win series

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kawhi Leonard scored 28 points, Marcus Morris added 23 and the Los Angeles Clippers finally won at home, finishing off the Dallas Mavericks 126-111 on Sunday in Game 7 of the first-round playoff series. Playing in…

Astros defeat the Blue Jays

Altuve leadoff HR, Garcia wins 5th in row, Astros top Jays

BUFFALO, N.Y, (AP) — Jose Altuve led off the game with a home run, rookie Luis Garcia earned his fifth straight win and the Houston Astros beat Toronto 6-3 Sunday, finishing the Blue Jays’ first homestand of the season in…