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Second Thoughts: Quarterback: Special water healed injury

posted: 08/28/2015 3:20 a.m. Discuss

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson's faith in one particular product he is pitching may seem a bit far-fetched.

Board-breaking ‘Chocolate Thunder’ dies

posted: 08/28/2015 3:17 a.m. Discuss

Darryl Dawkins, whose board-shattering dunks earned him the moniker “Chocolate Thunder” and helped pave the way for breakaway rims, has died. He was 58.

Off the wire: Spieth at 4 over

posted: 08/28/2015 3:16 a.m. Discuss

The start of the FedEx Cup playoffs brought out the worst score from Jordan Spieth in three months.

NFL notes: Camp ends day early for Cowboys

posted: 08/28/2015 3:13 a.m. Discuss

The Cowboys have broken camp in California, technically a day early but in keeping with their routine for preseason games this year.

State sports briefs: Oaklawn purses on rise again

posted: 08/28/2015 3:07 a.m. Discuss

Oaklawn is projecting total purses worth $27 million for the 2016 racing season.

Texas League: Former major-leaguer Stults stymies Travelers

posted: 08/28/2015 3:06 a.m. Discuss

Eric Stults started this season in the rotation of the Atlanta Braves, as the veteran left-hander was hoping to stick with his fifth major league team.

Saints recall role in Katrina recovery

posted: 08/28/2015 2:59 a.m. Discuss

Coming off a career-threatening injury, Drew Brees had little choice but to sign with a downtrodden franchise in a disaster zone. Sean Payton became coach of the Saints only after being passed over for the job he really wanted in Green Bay.

Dallas Cowboys: Gregory’s work now showing on field, too

posted: 08/28/2015 2:58 a.m. Discuss

At times this summer, Randy Gregory would sign autographs and give interviews until Dallas team personnel had to just about pull him off the field during training camp.

Texas League: Northwest Arkansas clinches series against Springfield

posted: 08/28/2015 2:54 a.m. Discuss

Northwest Arkansas is building some momentum for the postseason in its final homestand of the season.

Ex-Hog a key cog for Chiefs

posted: 08/27/2015 3:42 a.m. Discuss

There may be no more valuable player on the Kansas City Chiefs than Jamaal Charles, the game-breaking running back with the slick moves and world-class speed.

Second thoughts: Gold medal pays for taxi, very nice tip

posted: 08/27/2015 3:39 a.m. Discuss

Polish hammer thrower Pawel Fajdek reportedly got so "hammered" during his victory celebrations at the World Athletics Championships that he paid for a taxi with his gold medal.

Off the wire: Pennsylvania advances to U.S. title game

posted: 08/27/2015 3:37 a.m. Discuss

Left-hander Adam Cramer struck out 13 in five innings, and undefeated Lewisberry, Pa. — the closest thing to a home team in the Little League World Series — beat Pearland, Texas, 3-0 on Wednesday night in Williamsport, Penn., for a berth in the U.S. bracket title game.

Verlander loses 3rd no-no in 9th, 1-hits Angels

posted: 08/27/2015 3:30 a.m. Discuss

Justin Verlander lost a bid for his third no-hitter when Chris Iannetta lined a leadoff double in the ninth inning that landed barely fair on the left-field line, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-0 Wednesday night.

Lewis ready to move up from second-place finishes

posted: 08/27/2015 3:28 a.m. Discuss

Stacy Lewis is ready to finish one spot better. Lewis (Arkansas Razorbacks) has been racking up second-place finishes with some regularity since her last win in June 2014.

Texas League: Scuffling Johnson's home run enough to carry Travs

posted: 08/27/2015 3:23 a.m. Discuss

Sherman Johnson has scuffled through August a bit more than any of his Arkansas Travelers teammates, but the second baseman was the biggest reason the Travs' winning streak reached seven games Wednesday night.

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