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Mahomes leads Chiefs to 42-21 victory over Steelers

Chiefs get wild-card romp over Steelers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs were going nowhere on offense against Pittsburgh early Sunday night, so coach Andy Reid had wide receiver Mecole Hardman take a shotgun snap and hand off to running back Darrel Williams on a…

Cowboys face same questions after another early playoff exit

Cowboys defeated by Niners first round of playoffs 23-17

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Mike McCarthy’s future as Dallas Cowboys coach wasn’t something Jerry Jones wanted to discuss after a wild-card loss that left the owner saying “I can’t remember” when asked if he’d ever been more disappointed in defeat.…

Wheelchair basketball takes Victoria by storm

TAAF organization held a wheelchair basketball tournament

VICTORIA, Texas -- A wheelchair basketball tournament began at East High School. Basketball teams from all around the state, including San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Houston and Louisiana traveled to…

Calhoun sweeps powerlifting meet

Here are the results from the meet

VICTORIA, Texas - The Calhoun High School girl's and boys' powerlifting teams finished in first place during the Brahma Strong Powerlifting meet in Kingsville. Here are the results from the meet…

Industrial Cobras Mason Roe signs with college

Cobras athlete signed to play basketball with the Hiram Terriers

VANDERBILT, Texas -- Industrial Cobras duo athlete Mason Roe, played basketball and football in high school and has now signed to continue playing in the next level. Roe signed to play college basketball in Ohio. Roe has been playing basketball…

Victoria East, West powerlifting teams place at meet

Here are the results

VICTORIA, Texas - Victoria East and West High School powerlifting teams competed at the Iron Tiger Powerlifting Meet. The meet took place at Goliad High School on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022. VEHS' Boys Powerlifting Team placed first, and the Girl's…

Victoria East soccer goalie signs to play at University of the Ozarks

Emma wants to major in pre-physical therapy and become a physical therapist

VICTORIA, Texas -- A Victoria East High School senior is taking the next step in her athletic career by signing to play college soccer. Emma Seiler is heading up to Arkansas to play goalkeeper at  University of the Ozarks. Seiler…

Cowboys to play Niners in first round of playoffs

Dallas will host 49ers after San Francisco clinched playoff berth by holding off Rams 27-24 in OT

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — When the Los Angeles took an early 17-0 lead on the San Francisco 49ers, George Kittle had several Rams chirping their excitement in his ear about a shift in this one-sided rivalry. “I was like, ‘A…

Victoria wrestlers place in each medal in Austin

Centex Invitational local winners

The Victoria wrestling teams traveled to Austin for the Centex Invitational. In total the teams earned three medals and one came in fourth place. West Warrior Joann Martinez- Gold East Titan Larissa Velazquez- Silver West Warrior Ariana Jacques-Bronze West' Damien…

Titans clinch AFC’s top seed with 28-25 win over Texans

Titans take AFC’s No. 1 spot with 3-point win over Texans

HOUSTON (AP) — Ryan Tannehill tied a career-high with four touchdown passes to help the Tennessee Titans clinch the top seed in the AFC with a 28-25 win over the Houston Texans on Sunday. The 12-5 Titans, who secured their…

Cowboys defeat Eagles 51-26

Prescott throws 5 TD passes in Cowboys’ romp over Eagles.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Dak Prescott threw a career-high five touchdown passes against Philadelphia Eagles backups, Cedrick Wilson and Dalton Schultz each had two scoring catches and the Dallas Cowboys kept their slim hopes for a No. 2 seed in the…

Chiefs win 28-24 over Broncos

Bolton’s fumble return sparks Chiefs’ win

DENVER (AP) — Nearly stumbling heading into the playoffs, Nick Bolton and the Kansas City Chiefs gathered themselves just in time to thunder into the postseason with an AFC-best 12 wins. They’ll learn Sunday if that’s enough to get them…

Baylor wins 76-64 over TCU

Flagler, No. 1 Baylor rally past TCU for 21st straight win

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — With a couple of ranked Big 12 rivals losing on the road before them Saturday, the No. 1 Baylor Bears kept it from being a trifecta of upsets. Oh, and that national-best winning streak is…

HS coach serves 1-game suspension after 88-point blowout win

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut girl’s basketball coach served a one-game suspension Thursday night, the result of his team’s 88-point win this week that sparked a statewide debate over sportsmanship. Sacred Heart Academy coach Jason Kirck was suspended after…

Dallas coach Jason Kidd enters NBA protocols, out vs Rockets

The Dallas Mavericks will be without coach Jason Kidd on Friday night against the Houston Rockets. The Mavericks announced Kidd has entered the health and safety protocols as the NBA’s 13th head coach sidelined this season. Assistant coach Sean Sweeney…

Zappe receives invite to 2022 NFL scouting combine

Former East quarterback Bailey Zappe said he didn't have an invite to the 2022 NFL combine, but on January 7, 2022 he finally received his invitation. The Western Kentucky quarterback will show off his skills at Lucas Oil Stadium from…

Report: Steve Stricker recovering from heart inflammation

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Ryder Cup captain Steve Stricker is recovering from a health scare that featured a soaring white blood cell count and inflammation around his heart, which hospitalized him for two weeks and caused him to lose 25 pounds.“I’m lucky,” Stricker told Wisconsin.Golf in a lengthy interview. “I’m feeling like things are going in the right direction. I’ve just got to give it time.”Stricker said his heart was jumping in and out of rhythm from Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve. He said the inflammation is starting to abate and he’s able to start moving around. The Wisconsin native was cleared to take his family to Florida for the winter at the start of the week.Even so, he said his cardiologist told him it could be six months before he competes again.It was a rough conclusion to what otherwise was the best memory of his career. In a Ryder Cup delayed one year by the pandemic, Stricker led a U.S. team to the biggest rout over Europe, 19-9, at Whistling Straits before a home crowd in Wisconsin.Stricker said for him, it was like winning a major. A month later came a major scare.It started with a sore throat and a cough. Stricker said a COVID-19 test came back negative, a few weeks later he felt well enough to go deer hunting.“I came home from hunting one night and I was like, ‘I don’t feel good. My side hurts. I just don’t feel right,’” he said. “That night I had the sweats and all of a sudden, my temperature was 103.”He went back to his doctor for a strong antibiotic and thinks he had a reaction, for his throat began to close and his lips, glands and tongue began to swell.He was hospitalized about two weeks before Thanksgiving, and that’s when his health took a nasty turn.“My liver numbers started getting worse. My white blood cell count was jacked up really high. I was fighting something, but they couldn’t find out what it was,” he said.He said he had jaundice and his urine was the color of cola. Four days into his hospital stay, his heart started fluttering. Stricker said at one point his heart rate was 160 beats per minute for two hours.He was released the day before Thanksgiving, and then readmitted three days later feeling worse that before.“A couple of times I was like, ‘What is going on?’” Stricker said. “Everything is going the wrong way. It wasn’t fun. You don’t know what’s happening. You don’t know where this road is leading to. I never thought that I’m not getting out of there kind of thing. But I didn’t eat for two weeks. I didn’t have any energy or appetite to eat. I had a hard time just getting up and walking because of the heart. I took a few steps to the bathroom in my room and I’d be out of breath.“I was pretty sick, from what they tell me.”Stricker said blood tests indicate the inflammation around his heart is coming down. He is able to walk short distances, but still not eating solid food.“I’m down 25 pounds. I’m freshman-in-high school weight. I lost all my muscle,” he said. “I look like an 85-year-old man, dude. My skin is hanging.”Stricker can only wonder how much the Ryder Cup took out of him. He devoted nearly three years to the job because of the one-year delay brought on by the pandemic. He had the pressure and distraction of delivering for a Wisconsin crowd. It was a smashing success.“I kind of have a feeling that could have had a part in it,” he said. “It’s a letdown, right, after that happens? And then your immune system is probably down. It probably played a role in it somehow.”