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The Baylor Bears are in the number two spot in men's college basketball

Gonzaga remains No. 1, Baylor back to No. 2 in AP Top 25

(AP)-- Gonzaga’s bid to go wire-to-wire No. 1 is in its final week. The Zags received 61 of 63 first-place votes from a media panel in The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll released Monday as they attempt to become…

UHV Jaguars defeat Ottawa 1-0

University of Houston-Victoria baseball gets the win

VICTORIA,Texas-- The UHV Jaguars baseball team took on Ottawa at Riverside Stadium. The game was scoreless until the sixth inning as it was a pitchers duel between Jaguars' Christian Garcia and Ottawa's Tanner Fallon. The Jaguars scored the only run…

Titans to host C.C. Carroll in final home game

Victoria East Titans soccer taking on C.C. Carroll

VICTORIA,Texas-- The Victoria East Titans boys soccer team is playing their last home game Monday night at 6 p.m. against district opponent Corpus Christi Carroll at Memorial Stadium Frost Bank Field. The Titans have improved to an overall record of…

Houston Cougars defeat Memphis with a buzzer beater

Mark’s long 3-pointer at buzzer lifts Houston to 67-64 win

HOUSTON (AP) — Tramon Mark hit a long 3-pointer as time expired to give No. 9 Houston a 67-64 win over Memphis on Sunday. After Memphis had tied it with 1.7 seconds left, Marcus Sasser threw the ball to midcourt…

Dave Campbell's Texas Football reports Brahmas faced second toughest opponents

Hallettsville Brahmas had a tough schedule last season

HALLETTSVILLE,Texas--Hallettsville football was the 3-A Division State finalist last year. Dave Campbell's Texas football reports the Brahmas also had the second toughest schedule in the state in 2020. Hallettsville's opponents had a 71 percent winning percentage last year. The Brahmas…

Victoria College Pirates men's basketball get the win at home

VC Pirates defeat Jacksonville College 88-80

VICTORIA,Texas--The Victoria College men's basketball team hosted Jacksonville College. The Pirates led the at the half 42-37 and would win the game 88-80 behind leading scorer Miles Macadory who scored 25 points. The Pirates will take on Lamar State College…

UHV women's and men's soccer teams took on Jarvis Christian University

Jaguars hosted Jarvis Christian University

VICTORIA,Texas-- The University of Houston Victoria women's soccer team had a match Saturday against Jarvis Christian University. The Jaguars lost 2-1. Kiki Hinajosa scored the only goal for UHV in the 30 minute mark of the match. They were up…

Texas High School Women's Powerlifting Regionals

The Texas High School Womens Powerlifting Association Championship at Bert Ogden Arena

VICTORIA,Texas--The Texas High School Women's Powerlifting Association 5-A Region 5 Division 1 Championship took place today at Bert Ogden Arena in Edinburg. Women lifters from all around the state who qualified for regional's showed up to the event. Christen Hernandez…

Titans take on Ricebirds at El Campo

Victoria East Titans take 5th place in the track meet

VICTORIA,Texas-- The Victoria East track team competed against the El Campo Ricebirds at Ricebird Stadium on Friday. The Titans team came in 5th place. Brandalynn Rice who was Athlete of the Week in basketball a few weeks ago, placed first…

The Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill

Westwood has career-low at Bay Hill and takes 1-shot lead

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Lee Westwood isn’t just killing time waiting to become old enough to compete against guys his own age. He might not be able to contemplate driving a par 5 — that sideshow Saturday at Bay Hill…

The 2021 NBA All-Star game during a pandemic

NBA All-Star 2021: The game no one seemed to want

ATLANTA (AP) — It’s the NBA All-Star Game almost no one seemed to want. Certainly not the players, who scoffed at the notion of playing an exhibition game in the midst of a pandemic. The city of Atlanta, picked as…

Mark Pavelich, star player on Olympic hockey team, dead at 63

‘Miracle on Ice’ star Mark Pavelich dies at treatment home

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mark Pavelich, the speedy center from the Iron Range who played on the “Miracle on Ice” Olympic hockey team, has died at a treatment center for mental illness. He was 63. Officials in Anoka County, Minnesota, confirmed…

Victoria College adding Cross Country beginning Fall 2021

Victoria College Pirates will have cross country in their sports program

VICTORIA,Texas-- A new Fall sport is added to the Victoria College Pirates athletics program. Victoria College announced that they will add men’s and women’s cross country running teams  beginning of the Fall of the 2021 season. Athletic Director Josh Moore…

Baylor Bears defeat Oklahoma State

Big 12 champ No. 3 Baylor beats No. 17 Oklahoma State 81-70

WACO, Texas (AP) — Jared Butler and No. 3 Baylor certainly seem to be getting their legs back after a three-week stretch when the Bears couldn’t play any games games because of COVID-19 issues in the program. Two days after…

NHL mourns the death of Walter Gretzky

Walter Gretzky, father of NHL star Wayne Gretzky, dies at 82

TORONTO (AP) — Walter Gretzky, the father of hockey great Wayne Gretzky, has died. He was 82. Wayne Gretzky said in a social media post Thursday night that his father battled Parkinson’s disease and other health issues the past few…

Texas A&M opens SEC tourney with a win

No. 2 Texas A&M beats LSU 77-58 to open SEC Tourney

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Texas A&M coach Gary Blair expected a letdown when his second-ranked Aggies opened the SEC Tournament after clinching their first regular-season league title this past Sunday. He also expected his deep, talented group to play their…

Athlete of the Week: March 1-5

East Titans powerlifter Alyssa Sauceda named Athlete of the Week

VICTORIA,Texas--This week's Athlete of the Week is Victoria East High School sophomore powerlifter Alyssa Sauceda. In her most impressive meet this year, she has lifted 440 on squat, 410 on dead-lift and 230 on bench for a total of 1080…

Houston Astros are eight pitchers short due to COVID-19 protocols

Astros minus 8 pitchers because of coronavirus protocols

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Houston Astros are minus eight pitchers because of COVID-19 protocols, but general manager James Click said there were no plans to pause activity at the team’s spring training camp. Manager Dusty Baker said…

Ben Roethlisberger returns to the Steelers

Steelers, Roethlisberger agree to new deal for 2021 season

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger is returning for an 18th season with the Pittsburgh Steelers and is taking a pay cut to do it. The team and the two-time Super Bowl winner announced on Thursday they have agreed on a…

Problems with professional athletes after having COVID-19

Heart problems may be rare in pro athletes after COVID-19

(AP)-- Heart inflammation is uncommon in pro athletes who’ve had mostly mild COVID-19 and most don’t need to be sidelined, a study conducted by major professional sports leagues suggests. The results are not definitive, outside experts say, and more independent…

Mavericks Luka Doncic misses game against OKC

Mavs star Doncic sits out against Thunder with back issue

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic sat out a victory over Oklahoma City on Wednesday night, sidelined by lower back tightness that coach Rick Carlisle said shouldn’t cost him his second All-Star appearance this weekend. Doncic showed up…

MLB to honor Lou Gehrig every year

Major League Baseball to hold first Lou Gehrig Day on June 2

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball will hold its first Lou Gehrig Day on June 2, adding Gehrig to Jackie Robinson and Roberto Clemente on the short list of players honored throughout the big leagues. Each home team will…

James Hardens return to Houston

James Harden has triple-double in Houston return, Nets roll

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden had a triple-double with 29 points, 10 rebounds and 14 assists in the first meeting with his former Houston teammates and the Brooklyn Nets won 132-114 on Wednesday night to hand the Rockets their 13th…

Mavericks Luka Doncic ruled out against OKC Thunder

Mavs star Doncic ruled out against Thunder with back issue

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic was ruled out against Oklahoma City on Wednesday night, sidelined by lower back tightness that coach Rick Carlisle said shouldn’t cost him his second All-Star appearance this weekend. Doncic showed up on…