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10/23/2014

District 28-6A
Final
SA East Central SA East Central Hornets (4-4)40
Ray Ray Texans (6-2)18
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10/24/2014

District 28-6A
Final
Carroll Carroll Tigers (7-1)26
King King Mustangs (6-2)21
 Listen LIVE: 1150 AM (KCCT) & TSRN

 

District 30-5A
Final
Miller Miller Buccaneers (0-8)10
Alice Alice Coyotes (6-2)28
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Final
Flour Bluff Flour Bluff Hornets (8-0)34
Calallen Calallen Wildcats (5-4)13
 Listen LIVE: 104.1 FM & 1590 AM; 1360 AM (KKTX)

 

Final
Victoria West Victoria West Warriors (7-2)51
Moody Moody Trojans (1-7)13
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Final
Gregory-Portland Gregory-Portland Wildcats (4-4)53
Tuloso-Midway Tuloso-Midway Warriors (2-6)42
 Listen LIVE: 1440 AM (KEYS)

 

District 16-4A II
Final
Orange Grove Orange Grove Bulldogs (7-1)21
Rio Hondo Rio Hondo Bobcats (6-2)18

Final
Port Isabel Port Isabel Tarpons (7-1)42
West Oso West Oso Bears (1-7)24

District 15-4A II
Final
Sinton Sinton Pirates (6-3)41
Generic Cuero Gobblers (6-2)26

Final
Ingleside Ingleside Mustangs (5-3)45
Yoakum Yoakum Bulldogs (6-3)56

District 16-4A I
Final
Kingsville Kingsville Brahmas (4-4)19
La Feria La Feria Lions (6-2)14

 

District 15-4A I
Final
Beeville Beeville Trojans (3-5)13
Pleasanton Pleasanton Eagles (6-2)36

Final
Robstown Robstown Cotton Pickers (3-5)14
Rockport-Fulton Rockport-Fulton Pirates (5-3)58

District 16-3A II
Final
Freer Freer Buckaroos (1-8)32
Monte Alto Monte Alto Blue Devils (2-5)23

Final
Hebronville Hebbronville Longhorns (6-2)34
Dilley Dilley Wolves (2-7)26

District 16-3A I
Final
San Diego San Diego Vaqueros (6-2)23
Aransas Pass Aransas Pass Panthers (4-4)21

Final
Bishop Bishop Badgers (0-8)12
Santa Rosa Santa Rosa Warriors (6-3)13

Final
Falfurrias Falfurrias Jerseys (2-6)21
Lyford Lyford Bulldogs (3-5)35

District 15-3A II
Final
Bloomington Bloomington Bobcats (2-6)14
Banquete Banquete Bulldogs (2-6)41

Final
Taft Taft Greyhounds (6-2)27
Odem Odem Owls (7-1)35

Final
Skidmore Tynan Skidmore-Tynan Bobcats (4-4)0
SGA Santa Gertrudis Academy Lions (7-1)27

District 15-3A I
Final
Hallettsville Hallettsville Brahmas (6-3)41
George West George West Longhorns (2-6)0

Final
Mathis Mathis Pirates (6-2)64
Brooks Academy Brooks Academy Bengals (1-6)6

District 16-2A II
Final
Pettus Pettus War Eagles (1-7)34
Benavides Benavides Eagles (1-8)24

Final
Woodsboro Woodsboro Eagles (3-6)13
Bruni Bruni Badgers (6-2)15

District 16-2A I
Final
Ben Bolt Ben Bolt Badgers (6-2)62
Santa Maria Santa Maria Cougars (3-5)2

Final
Riviera Riviera Seahawks (6-2)32
La Villa La Villa Cardinals (2-6)29

Final
London London Pirates (6-2)14
Three Rivers Three Rivers Bulldogs (8-0)42

District 15-2A I
Final
Ganado Ganado Indians (2-6)7
Refugio Refugio Bobcats (8-0)67

10/25/2014

TAPPS

1st
John Paul II John Paul II Centurions (0-8)0
SA Holy Cross SA Holy Cross (5-1)0

 

 


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Top Pick Clowney Expects to Play Sunday http://www.kristv.com/news/top-pick-clowney-expects-to-play-sunday/ http://www.kristv.com/news/top-pick-clowney-expects-to-play-sunday/ Sports Thu, 23 Oct 2014 5:37:40 PM Associated Press Top Pick Clowney Expects to Play Sunday

HOUSTON (AP) - Top overall pick Jadeveon Clowney is expected to play for the Houston Texans this weekend against the Tennessee Titans.

"I would be surprised if I didn't play," Clowney said Thursday.

The outside linebacker returned to practice last week for the first time since having arthroscopic surgery on his right knee. He wasn't quite ready to play on Monday night against Pittsburgh, but feels better now and believes he'll be on the field on Sunday as the Texans try to snap a three-game skid.

Clowney is still experiencing some discomfort in his knee, but thinks that's just something he's going to have to deal with this season. He was asked if he thinks he's close to where he was before the injury.

"I have no clue right now," he said. "I always feel like I can be better than I am now. So who knows, we'll see around game time."

The rookie isn't concerned about nerves as he prepares to play again, but he is a bit concerned about other things after missing the last six games.

"I won't be nervous or jittery," he said. "I'll just be out there trying to remember what I'm supposed to do on different assignments."

If he does play, coach Bill O'Brien has said it will be in a limited capacity. Whitney Mercilus has been solid filling in for Clowney and O'Brien said he'll still get playing time when Clowney is back.

"We're not going to put him back in there and play 70-80 plays," O'Brien said. "He's going to kind of (be) eased back into the rotation anyway. Whitney will still be out there, but that will be a competition ... you don't just hand it to a guy coming off of six weeks being out, especially when the other guy has played pretty well."

Clowney, a former South Carolina standout, was injured in the season-opener on Sept. 7 and had surgery the next day. It was the third injury for Clowney since he was drafted in May. He had sports hernia surgery in the offseason and suffered a concussion during training camp.

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OSU Sues Former Assistant at Texas http://www.kristv.com/news/osu-sues-former-assistant-at-texas/ http://www.kristv.com/news/osu-sues-former-assistant-at-texas/ Sports Thu, 23 Oct 2014 5:35:21 PM Associated Press OSU Sues Former Assistant at Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Who's calling the plays for the Texas Longhorns this season? It may take a lawsuit by Oklahoma State against Texas assistant coach Joe Wickline to find out.

Wickline's former employer has sued him in Payne County, Oklahoma, seeking nearly $600,000 it says he owes the school. Wickline this week countersued in Austin, saying Oklahoma State has caused him injury and mental anguish and is trying to interfere with his Texas contract.

Wickline was Oklahoma State's offensive line coach for nine seasons until he was hired away by first-year Texas coach Charlie Strong in January. Strong gave Wickline the title of offensive coordinator and offensive line coach.

Texas also hired Shawn Watson, Strong's former offensive coordinator at Louisville, with the title of assistant head coach to the offense and quarterbacks coach.

According to Oklahoma State's lawsuit, Wickline's contract with Cowboys allowed him to leave without financial penalty only if he took a job as a head coach or offensive coordinator with play-calling duties.

Wickline say he's calling plays at Texas. Oklahoma State says that's Watson's job. And Strong's comments up until now have only confused the issue.

The potential conflict was widely reported when Wickline was hired and Strong was pressed by reporters about who would be call plays.

On Jan. 15, Strong said Watson would collaborate but that "Joe will call the plays on offense." On March 18, Strong said Wickline would be "involved" in play-calling but that "the one final voice will be Shawn."

Six days later after Strong said Watson had the "final" call on plays, Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder wrote Wickline, saying the school wished him well but it considered him in breach of contract and wanted $593,478 in damages.

"Upon your departure from OSU, you advised you accepted a position at another university as the offensive coordinator with 'play calling duties,'" Holder wrote. "Regrettably, it has come to our attention that neither of those statements is apparently accurate."

After another warning in April, Oklahoma State filed its lawsuit against Wickline on Oct. 17.

The next day, Texas beat Iowa State 48-45 in its best offensive game of the season. And on Monday, Strong credited Wickline with developing Texas' running game, indicating he consulted both Wickline and Watson for plays on the Longhorns' game-winning drive in the final 22 seconds.

A Texas spokesman did not immediately respond to a request to describe Wickline's play-calling duties for the Longhorns, whether Texas would assist Wickline in his case or if it has ever promised to help him pay Oklahoma State if the school sought damages.

Wickline's lawsuit suggests Oklahoma State is mad that "the best offensive line coach in the country" left for a Big 12 rival and accuses Cowboys officials of "harassing and intimidating (him) for the purpose of interfering with his ongoing employment with UT and his UT contract."

Oklahoma State's lawsuit does not name the University of Texas as a defendant and Wickline has obtained a private attorney from Houston.

The two teams play each other Nov. 15 in Stillwater.

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AP Sports Writer Cliff Brunt contributed from Oklahoma City.

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NFL Commissioner Must Testify in Ray Rice's Hearing http://www.kristv.com/news/nfl-commissioner-must-testify-in-ray-rice-s-hearing/ http://www.kristv.com/news/nfl-commissioner-must-testify-in-ray-rice-s-hearing/ Sports Thu, 23 Oct 2014 8:19:14 AM NFL Commissioner Must Testify in Ray Rice's Hearing

An arbiter has ruled that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell must testify in Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension.

A source familiar with the case told NBC news that former US judge Barbara S. Jones has decided Goodell should testify at the hearing.

Rice was suspended indefinitely on September 8th for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy after a video of Rice hitting his then-fiancee in an elevator was released publicly.

Goodell originally had suspended the running back for two games.

Once the video became public, the Baltimore Ravens cut Rice, and the league banned him indefinitely.

The league considered the video to be new evidence, giving Goodell the authority to further suspend Rice.

The Players' Union appealed Rice's suspension, saying he should not be punished twice.

 


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Royals Beat Giants 7-2, Even Series http://www.kristv.com/news/royals-beat-giants-7-2-even-series/ http://www.kristv.com/news/royals-beat-giants-7-2-even-series/ Sports Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:55:52 PM Associated Press Royals Beat Giants 7-2, Even Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Giants manager Bruce Bochy signaled to his bullpen and got no relief. Over and over.

While the Kansas City Royals showed off their late-inning heat, San Francisco's relievers melted down.

Given a sixth-inning tie to preserve, Jean Machi allowed Billy Butler's go-ahead single. Rookie Hunter Strickland then allowed Salvador Perez's two-run double and Omar Infante's two-run homer in the Giants' 7-2 loss to Kansas City on Wednesday night, which tied the World Series at one game apiece.

The lasting image of the evening for the Giants was of Strickland shouting and getting into a confrontation with Perez, then getting removed from the game.

San Francisco's bullpen had the fifth-best ERA in the majors during the regular season at 3.01, while Kansas City was 10th at 3.30. And while Santiago Casilla, Jeremy Affeldt, Javier Lopez and Sergio Romo are among the seven players who have played in all three of the Giants' postseason runs since 2010, there have been signs of unsteadiness.

Jake Peavy had retired 10 in a row before Lorenzo Cain's soft single to center leading off the sixth. Peavy walked Eric Hosmer before Machi came in, fell behind Butler 2-0 and allowed a go-ahead single to left.

Lopez retired Alex Gordon on a flyout, and Bochy brought in Strickland, who gave up Bryce Harper's third-deck home run in the NL Division Series opener at Washington and a splash shot to Harper that landed between kayaks in McCovey Cove during Game 4. Harper shouted at Strickland that afternoon. This time, the pitcher did the yelling.

He threw a wild pitch that advanced the runners to second and third, then one pitch later threw a 97 mph fastball that Perez sent to the wall in left-center on three hops.

Two pitches later, Infante deposited a 98 mph fastball into the left-field bullpen. It was the fifth home run Strickland has served up this postseason.

Strickland appeared to be shouting at himself as Perez neared the plate. Words were exchanged, and the benches emptied. No punches were thrown.

By that time, the game had gotten away from San Francisco, along with the chance to become the first World Series team since the 1999 New York Yankees to open with a pair of road wins.

Tim Lincecum - remember him? - even got in the game in the seventh and left with an injury in the eighth. The two-time Cy Young Award winner was demoted to the bullpen in August because of ineffectiveness and hadn't pitched since the regular-season finale on Sept. 28.

Unlike two years ago against Detroit, the Giants won't sweep.

Now the Series is even as San Francisco returns home for the weekend.

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Hawks Beat Spurs 117-107 in Pre-Season Game http://www.kristv.com/news/hawks-beat-spurs-117-107-in-pre-season-game/ http://www.kristv.com/news/hawks-beat-spurs-117-107-in-pre-season-game/ Sports Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:38:24 PM Associated Press Hawks Beat Spurs 117-107 in Pre-Season Game

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Jeff Teague scored 21 points and the Atlanta Hawks closed their preseason schedule with a resounding 117-107 victory over the defending champion San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night.

Mike Scott added 19 points while Kyle Korver had 18 for Atlanta (4-3), which shot 52 percent from the field.

Tony Parker had 17 points and seven assists, Cory Josepha added 14 points and Boris Diaw had 12 points for San Antonio (2-4). Tim Duncan played just 13 minutes and the Spurs were missing Kawhi Leonard (eye infection) and Tiago Splitter (calf).

There were a combined 50 fouls and 33 turnovers in a sloppy game.

The Hawks scored 42 points in the third, the most the Spurs have allowed in a quarter during the preseason.

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Revamped Offense Paying Off For No. 10 TCU http://www.kristv.com/news/revamped-offense-paying-off-for-no-10-tcu/ http://www.kristv.com/news/revamped-offense-paying-off-for-no-10-tcu/ Sports Wed, 22 Oct 2014 4:45:34 PM Associated Press Revamped Offense Paying Off For No. 10 TCU

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - TCU coach Gary Patterson isn't afraid to say that the renovated offense he ordered after last season didn't look great in spring practice.

Yet, he's not sure where to start on how the 10th-ranked Horned Frogs turned into the nation's most improved offense in points scored and yards.

"People play better, your quarterback plays better," Patterson said this week. "Honestly, I think the guys have done a great job of calling it game-plan-wise. And there's a belief. I've always told them, as a defensive person, you're not just a coordinator, you're also a marketing major. You've got to make people believe what you do is the best that's out there."

Quarterback Trevone Boykin and his crew are playing like they're sold on what offensive coordinators Doug Meacham and Sonny Cumbie brought in after Patterson decided it was time to try to keep up with the fast-paced Big 12 teams.

Coming off the gut punch of a loss to Baylor - blowing a 21-point lead in the last 11 minutes and losing on a last-play field goal - the Frogs made school history last week with having the first 400-yard passer, 200-yard receiver and 100-yard rusher in the same game, a 42-9 rout of then-No. 15 Oklahoma State.

Boykin threw for 410 yards, while Josh Doctson had touchdowns of 77 and 84 yards among his 225 yards receiving and B.J. Catalon finished with 102 on the ground and a pair of scores.

In other words, TCU (5-1, 2-1 Big 12) now looks a lot like Saturday's opponent, Texas Tech (3-4, 1-3), did when Cumbie was quarterback in 2004 and the Red Raiders beat the Frogs 70-35. That's the most points Patterson allowed in his 14 years as coach.

"It's exciting to see the guys scoring and having fun because last year I feel like we weren't having this much fun on the offensive side," said safety Sam Carter, who was a high school quarterback in the Houston area.

For years, the Frogs measured their national prowess in the defensive standings - only Alabama has more No. 1 finishes since 1937 with six, and all five of TCU's have been since 2000 under Patterson. But now it's the offense's turn.

Boykin leads the Big 12 and is fourth nationally in total offense at 370 yards per game. He's the first quarterback under Patterson to throw for at least 250 yards in six consecutive games, and he ranks No. 5 nationally in scoring and seventh in total yards.

"We were pretty excited about this offense just going through spring and everything," center Joey Hunt said. "... When we were doing good against our defense, we knew we were doing pretty good because our defense is always so good."

That defense is living with the fact that it gave up 782 total yards to Baylor - including 510 passing to Bryce Petty. And the proud unit always has to be ready to hop back on the field. TCU scored three touchdowns in a span of four offensive plays against the Cowboys.

"I tell anyone," Carter said, "as long as they're scoring, I don't care about going back out there."

It's easy to forget that Boykin wasn't established as the starter when preseason workouts started in August, as Matt Joeckel came aboard looking for a place to play one more season after graduating from Texas A&M.

But Joeckel has played sparingly, mostly getting mop-up duty in blowouts, while Boykin is learning how to be more of a passer in the new spread offense. He bounced between receiver and quarterback when Casey Pachall was the starter, and was thrown into the leading role as a freshman two years ago when Pachall was arrested on a drunken-driving charge.

"I'm excited for him," Patterson said of Boykin. "For as much criticism as he's taken over his younger years here - only a junior, seems like he's been here forever. The way coach Cumbie and coach Meacham have handled him, the way it's turned out, has been awesome."

And a lot better than it looked in the spring.

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Giants Roll Past Roylas in Game One 7-1 http://www.kristv.com/news/giants-roll-past-roylas-in-game-one-7-1/ http://www.kristv.com/news/giants-roll-past-roylas-in-game-one-7-1/ Sports Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:51:58 PM Associated Press Giants Roll Past Roylas in Game One 7-1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Madison Bumganer took a two-hit shutout into the seventh inning, Hunter Pence hit a two-run homer off James Shields in a three-run first and the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals 7-1 in Tuesday night's World Series opener.

In a matchup of streaking teams, the Giants won their seventh Series game in a row dating to 2010 and ended a perfect postseason for the Royals, who had been 8-0. San Francisco also ended the Royals' 11-game postseason winning streak dating to their 1985 title, one shy of the record set by the Yankees on two occasions.

Bumgarner extended his Series scoreless streak to 21 innings before Salvador Perez's seventh-inning homer, which also ended Bumgarner's record streak of 32 2-3 scoreless postseason road innings.

Shields allowed five runs and seven hits and needed 70 pitches to get nine outs.

The Game 1 winner has captured 15 of the last 17 titles.

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Mavericks Appear to be Title Contenders http://www.kristv.com/news/mavericks-appear-to-be-title-contenders/ http://www.kristv.com/news/mavericks-appear-to-be-title-contenders/ Sports Tue, 21 Oct 2014 8:47:56 PM Associated Press Mavericks Appear to be Title Contenders

DALLAS (AP) - Dirk Nowitzki welcomed Tyson Chandler to Dallas with little fanfare four years ago, and certainly not amid talk of potential championships.

Now that they're reunited after leading the Mavericks to their only title in 2011, it's a hard for the team not to be a little giddy, even in the face of the Texas dynasty that is the San Antonio Spurs and a potent Western Conference.

"I don't think anyone knew what to expect the first time around," Chandler said. "But clearly this time around and having the success and winning the championship here, the expectations are a little different on the return."

There a couple of other reasons for the bubbly atmosphere.

The first is that Dallas, seeded eighth last season, gave the Spurs their toughest playoff series before Tim Duncan and company marched to their fifth title since 1999, dethroning LeBron James and the Miami Heat. The second is several major roster changes besides Chandler, most notably adding Chandler Parsons on a $46 million, three-year offer sheet that the Houston Rockets wouldn't match.

"I feel like we got better again," Nowitzki said. "I think every summer, that should be the franchise's goal. I feel like we got better and took a great step forward, but we all know how tough the West is. It's going to be tough to break into the top four."

Here are some things to consider as the Mavericks try to win a playoff series for the first time since 2011, after which they were immediately dismantled in the name of salary cap flexibility. Dallas opens the season at the Spurs on Oct. 28.

MORE ROSTER CHURN: Coach Rick Carlisle is going into his sixth straight season with at least two new starters - Parsons and Chandler included this time - and four new players in the rotation.

Jameer Nelson is third starting point guard in the three seasons since Jason Kidd left. He signed as a free agent after he was released by Orlando, where he spent his first 10 seasons.

Another significant newcomer is backup forward Al-Farouq Aminu, who'll bring a defensive presence to try to offset the loss of Shawn Marion to the Cavaliers. The Mavericks also have to find a way to replace the 3-point threat that Vince Carter took with him to Memphis.

"It's such a new roster that I think we've got to go into it with an open mind and then see what's what," Carlisle said.

BACK IN THE BIG D: Chandler was offered a one-year deal by the Mavericks coming off the 2011 championship, because owner Mark Cuban thought a long-term contract would be crippling under the new labor deal. Now, he's back for the final year of the four-year contract he signed with the Knicks after an offseason trade.

So, the obvious question is: Will the center beloved by Mavericks fans be a one-year wonder again?

"If you would have asked me that question the last time I would have said yes, and I would have said I would have finished my career here," Chandler said. "It still could happen."

DOUBLE CHANDLER: It will be confusing all season: Tyson Chandler and Chandler Parsons. Carlisle tried to set some ground rules early in training camp, settling on "Tyson" for references to the center and "Parsons" on references to Nowitzki's new sidekick at forward. If they want to think in basketball terms, it will be "rebounder-defender" for Chandler and "all-around guy" for Parsons.

"He's a very good all-around player and he's another guy that brings some personality, some real personality to the team," Carlisle said of Parsons. "If you don't believe me, just ask him."

WEIGHTGATE: During training camp, Carlisle called out Parsons for being overweight, prompting Parsons to tweet a shirtless picture of himself frowning. Carlisle thought better of it a day later and apologized to Parsons and reporters.

Parsons never had much of a problem with it, joking as he passed his coach talking to reporters that he was going to go do crunches.

AND DON'T FORGET: For all the talk about the return of Chandler and the arrival of Parsons, Monta Ellis is back at the off-guard spot and Devin Harris decided to re-sign after playing on a one-year deal last season. Harris will again play a significant role at the point, this time behind Nelson instead of Jose Calderon.

"We have so many versatile guys off the bench to give you different looks," Parsons said.

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Cowboys #2 in NFL Power Rankings http://www.kristv.com/news/cowboys-2-in-nfl-power-rankings/ http://www.kristv.com/news/cowboys-2-in-nfl-power-rankings/ Sports Tue, 21 Oct 2014 6:18:09 PM Associated Press Cowboys #2 in NFL Power Rankings


WLTPtsPvs
1. Denver Broncos (11)5103831
2. Dallas Cowboys (1)6103633
3. Philadelphia Eagles5103504
4. Indianapolis Colts5203457
5. Arizona Cardinals5103318
6. Green Bay Packers5203299
7. San Diego Chargers5203092
8. New England Patriots52030410
9. Baltimore Ravens52029312
10. Detroit Lions52027413
11. San Francisco 49ers4302676
12. Seattle Seahawks3302625
13. Kansas City Chiefs33023317
14. Cincinnati Bengals32122511
15. Miami Dolphins33020223
16. Buffalo Bills43020119
17. Pittsburgh Steelers43019822
18. Carolina Panthers33119314
19. Chicago Bears34015116
20. Cleveland Browns33014815
21. New Orleans Saints24014220
22. Houston Texans34014118
23. New York Giants34013621
24. St. Louis Rams24011727
25. Atlanta Falcons2507724
25. Minnesota Vikings2507726
27. Washington Redskins2507228
28. Tennessee Titans2506625
29. New York Jets1606429
30. Jacksonville Jaguars1604032
31. Tampa Bay Buccaneers1503030
32. Oakland Raiders0601331
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Pat Kirwan, SiriusXM NFL Radio/CBSSports.com

Jeff Legwold, ESPN/ESPN.com

Jenny Vrentas , Monday Morning Quarterback

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Charean Williams, Fort Worth Star Telegram

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Rockets Motivated by Early Playoff Exit http://www.kristv.com/news/rockets-motivated-by-early-playoff-exit/ http://www.kristv.com/news/rockets-motivated-by-early-playoff-exit/ Sports Tue, 21 Oct 2014 4:21:11 PM Associated Press Rockets Motivated by Early Playoff Exit

HOUSTON (AP) - The shot still stings more than five months later.

The Houston Rockets talk about how they've moved on from Damian Lillard's buzzer beater that knocked them out of the playoffs in the first round in May. But the shot remains with the Rockets and is one of many motivations for a team determined to do more this season.

"Our focus is getting there, and losing in the first round was disappointing for all of us and still hurts," general manager Daryl Morey said of the postseason. "We don't want to go through that again."

Houston has made two straight trips to the postseason after a three-year layoff, but the team hasn't advanced to the second round since 2009.

They added Dwight Howard before last season and thought he'd be the piece to get them to the next level. He had a great first season in Houston, averaging 18.3 points and 12.2 rebounds a game, but the Rockets were sent home after the first round again when Portland beat them in six games.

"We learned a lot the whole year," Howard said of his first season with the Rockets. "Especially understanding that each moment of the game counts."

The Rockets missed out on signing a big-name free agent when they wooed Carmelo Anthony before he decided to remain with the New York Knicks. Still, Morey thinks the Rockets can do better this season if they focus on improving in all areas.

"Overall we were an average team, we want to be a top-10 team," Morey said. "If we can be a top-10 team on both sides of the ball that's the entry card to compete for a championship."

A few things to know about the Rockets before they open the season Oct. 28 in Los Angeles against the Lakers:

HARDEN'S DEFENSE: James Harden's defense was the subject of a lot of criticism in the offseason and Houston's star admits it was warranted. "Obviously at times my defense is pretty bad ... I know I have to be better," he said.

Harden led the team and was fifth in the NBA with 25.4 points a game last season in his third year with the Rockets. Coach Kevin McHale said Harden is a hard worker and that he expects him to rise to the challenge this year.

"There's a lot of offensive pressure on him to deliver every single night, but you've still got to go out there and play on the other side," McHale said.

ADDING ARIZA: The Rockets beefed up their defense by adding Trevor Ariza in an offseason trade with Washington.

"The season is probably going to come down to our defense," Morey said. "We need that to be championship caliber."

It is Ariza's second stint with the team after he played for the Rockets in the 2009-10 season. He doesn't think it will be that difficult to improve the defense.

"Just staying solid the whole game," he said. "They had the capabilities of being a good defensive team, maybe they just weren't too focused on it."

POST PARSONS: Houston's biggest loss this offseason was free agent forward Chandler Parsons, who left town to join the in-state rival Mavericks in Dallas. Parsons was a key starter for the Rockets in his first three years in the league and averaged 16.6 points and 5.5 rebounds a game last season, which were both career highs.

TIME LEFT FOR TERRY?: The Rockets picked up guard Jason Terry in an offseason trade and hope he'll add a veteran presence that was lacking on this young team last season. He began last season with the Nets and averaged 4.5 points in 35 games before being traded to the Kings. He didn't appear in a single game in Sacramento because of a left knee injury.

He's recovered now and feels good, but knows people will wonder what he has left.

"Obviously there's a lot of questions," he said. "I'm 37 years old but I feel young."

JONESING FOR MORE: After playing only sparingly as a rookie, Terrence Jones had a breakout season last year by starting 71 games and averaging more than 12 points and almost seven rebounds a game. With Parsons gone, the Rockets will look to him to become a bigger contributor this year.

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Cowboys Release Sam From Practice Squad http://www.kristv.com/news/cowboys-release-sam-from-practice-squad/ http://www.kristv.com/news/cowboys-release-sam-from-practice-squad/ Sports Tue, 21 Oct 2014 3:20:31 PM Associated Press Cowboys Release Sam From Practice Squad

IRVING, Texas (AP) - The Dallas Cowboys have released Michael Sam from the practice squad, another setback as the NFL's first openly gay player tries to make an active roster during the regular season for the first time.

Sam was signed to Dallas' practice squad on Sept. 3, four days after he was among the final cuts by the St. Louis Rams at the end of the preseason.

The Rams drafted Sam late in the seventh round of the NFL draft in May. The former SEC defensive player of the year at Missouri was pick No. 249 out of 256.

While releasing Sam on Tuesday, the Cowboys added linebacker Troy Davis of Central Florida and defensive tackle Ken Bishop of Northern Illinois to their practice squad.

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Steelers Rally Past Stunned Texans 30-23 http://www.kristv.com/news/steelers-rally-past-stunned-texans-30-23/ http://www.kristv.com/news/steelers-rally-past-stunned-texans-30-23/ Sports Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:55:27 PM Associated Press Steelers Rally Past  Stunned Texans 30-23

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Ben Roethlisberger passed for two touchdowns and wide receiver Antonio Brown added another on a gadget play during a dizzying stretch late in the first half, helping the Pittsburgh Steelers rally for a 30-23 win over the mistake-prone Houston Texans on Monday night.

Pittsburgh (4-3) needed just over a minute to turn a 10-point deficit into an 11-point lead as the Texans self-destructed while losing their third straight.

Roethlisberger finished with 265 yards passing. Le'Veon Bell racked up 145 yards of total offense and rookie wide receiver Martavis Bryant caught a momentum-swinging touchdown pass in his first NFL start.

Arian Foster ran for 102 yards for Houston (3-4), but just 29 over the final three quarters. Ryan Fitzpatrick was 21 of 32 for 262 yards with two touchdowns and an interception but the Texans were undone by three turnovers.

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Garrett Shuns Contract Talk With Hot Start http://www.kristv.com/news/garrett-shuns-contract-talk-with-hot-start/ http://www.kristv.com/news/garrett-shuns-contract-talk-with-hot-start/ Sports Mon, 20 Oct 2014 5:26:55 PM Associated Press Garrett Shuns Contract Talk With Hot Start

IRVING, Texas (AP) - Add Jason Garrett to the list of questions about new contracts facing Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

Dallas is already watching the price go up for receiver Dez Bryant and DeMarco Murray, the first running back in NFL history to start a season with seven straight 100-yard games.

And now Garrett has his first six-game winning streak after the season started with him on the hottest seat in the league coming off 8-8 records in all three of his full seasons, extending the Cowboys' playoff drought to four years.

Jones said plainly during the preseason that he had no intention of extending Garrett's contract before the end of the year. The answer wasn't quite as clear after a 31-21 victory over the New York Giants on Sunday.

The Cowboys (6-1) are off to their best start since winning six of the first seven in 2007, when they went 13-3 and were the top seed in the NFC under Wade Phillips. They play their second straight NFC East opponent when Washington visits next Monday night.

"We've got so many contracts that we're supposed to be needing to be talking about now that things are going good," Jones said after the Cowboys moved a half-game ahead of idle Philadelphia atop the NFC East. "I'm not even going to begin to start anywhere."

Neither is Garrett.

"I just know where I need to focus, where our team needs to focus and it needs to focus on playing our best football," he said when reporters brought up the subject Monday. "That's really what I think about."

Garrett wouldn't address whether his agent and Jones will talk during the season about extending his four-year deal, or if he wants that to happen.

"That was the last answer I'm going to have about my contract," he said. "Seriously, I'm thinking about getting ready for the Redskins."

Jones heaped considerable praise on Garrett a week after the Cowboys dominated statistically in a 30-23 win at Super Bowl champion Seattle.

"I've always thought he had the potential to be a serious consistent winning coach in the NFL and still think that," Jones said. "I'm just proud that he has structured his staff the way that he has, the way he's coaching them the way he has. I'm glad he's coaching the coaches the way he is."

Jones hired Garrett, a backup quarterback on Dallas' Super Bowl teams in the 1990s, as offensive coordinator in 2007 before he brought Phillips in as head coach. Garrett kept the play-calling duties when he replaced the fired Phillips after a 1-7 start in 2010.

At Jones' urging, Garrett tried to step away from calling the plays last year, but re-inserted himself when the offense sputtered with Bill Callahan in that role.

Then came the offseason hiring of Scott Linehan, who worked with Garrett in Miami and hit it off with quarterback Tony Romo from the beginning. The passing game coordinator, with a history of running quarterback-first offenses, has Murray on pace for just the sixth 400-carry season in league history.

What does that mean for Garrett? More time in defensive meeting rooms, where Jones says he tells coaches how he would attack their scheme. And more time for game management, which he struggled with early in his career.

"He's very driven. Extremely driven," Jones said. "He's deceivingly competitive, but when you have an opportunity to be a part of a team or in that role, that stuff really comes out in Jason Garrett. He's really good in front of a team. They see he's very genuine."

Jones has long praised Garrett for how he handled the death of practice squad player Jerry Brown in an intoxication manslaughter case that landed defensive tackle Josh Brent in jail. The Cowboys won three straight games in the midst of that crisis to stay in playoff contention.

But that season ended the same way as the one before it and the one after: with a loss to an NFC East foe with a playoff berth on the line. Dallas started 2014 at risk of matching the franchise record of five straight years without a trip to the postseason.

"Jason has certainly shown even in .500 situations that he's got a lot to bring to a football team and a lot to bring to the NFL," Jones said. "He's had those pretty unfortunate things that didn't go his way as far his record is concerned as a coach. I'm glad to see it going his way for him now."

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Refugio #1, Flour Bluff #5 in AP HS Football Poll http://www.kristv.com/news/refugio-1-flour-bluff-5-in-ap-hs-football-poll/ http://www.kristv.com/news/refugio-1-flour-bluff-5-in-ap-hs-football-poll/ Sports Mon, 20 Oct 2014 4:16:48 PM Associated Press Refugio #1, Flour Bluff #5 in AP HS Football Poll

Here is The Associated Press high school poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records, points based on 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1, and the team's ranking in last week's poll:
Class 6A
SchoolTotalPointsPrv
1. Allen (17)(7-0)2411
2. DeSoto (8)(7-0)2302
3. Southlake Carroll(7-0)1793
4. Pearland(8-0)1356
5. Manvel(7-0)1245
6. Dallas Skyline(7-0)1127
7. Euless Trinity(7-1)814
8. Cibolo Steele(7-1)758
9. SA Northside Brennan(7-0)609
10. Denton Guyer(6-1)4610

Others receiving votes: 11, Katy 35. 12, Cedar Hill 22. 13, Hewitt Midway 12. 14, SA Northside Brandeis 7. 15, Mansfield 5. 16, The Woodlands 4. 17, Amarillo 3. 18, Lake Travis 2. 19, Denton Ryan 1. 19, Rockwall 1.
Class 5A
SchoolTotalPointsPrv
1. Aledo (21)(6-1)2421
2. Temple(6-1)1953
3. Fort Bend Ridge Point (2)(7-0)1836
4. Mansfield Timberview (1)(6-1)1785
5. CC Flour Bluff(7-0)1257
6. Richmond George Ranch (1)(6-1)1159
7. Ennis(5-2)7910
(tie) Fort Bend Elkins(6-1)792
9. Cedar Park Vista Ridge(7-0)36NR
10. Houston King(7-0)27NR

Others receiving votes: 11, Tyler 24. 12, Mesquite Poteet 11. 13, Canutillo 10. 14, Longview 9. 14, Lufkin 9. 16, EP Del Valle 7. 16, FW South Hills 7. 18, Crosby 6. 18, Richmond Foster 6. 20, Boerne Champion 5. 20, Lancaster 5. 22, Cedar Park 4. 22, Georgetown East View 4. 24, Georgetown 3. 24, Hutto 3. 26, Mercedes 2. 27, Lake Dallas 1.
Class 4A
SchoolTotalPointsPrv
1. Navasota (20)(7-0)2431
2. Argyle (2)(7-0)2172
3. Gilmer (2)(7-0)2083
4. Kennedale (1)(7-0)1584
5. La Grange(8-0)1345
6. Stephenville(6-1)1246
7. La Marque(7-1)857
8. Van(7-0)698
9. Gladewater(6-1)6410
10. La Vernia(6-1)27NR

Others receiving votes: 11, Sour Lake Hardin-Jefferson 11. 12, Graham 6. 12, West Orange-Stark 6. 12, Sweetwater 6. 15, Atlanta 5. 15, Andrews 5. 17, Celina 4. 18, Coldspring-Oakhurst 1. 18, Big Spring 1. 18, Huffman Hargrave 1.
Class 3A
SchoolTotalPointsPrv
1. Cisco (22)(7-0)2411
2. Franklin (2)(6-0)2232
3. Rockdale (1)(7-0)1863
4. Corrigan-Camden(7-0)1574
5. Wall(6-1)1505
6. Teague(7-0)1277
7. Malakoff(7-0)1068
8. Waskom(6-1)709
9. Blanco(7-0)4810
10. Buna(7-0)17NR

Others receiving votes: 11, Goliad 12. 12, Kirbyville 10. 13, Eastland 9. 14, East Bernard 6. 15, East Chambers 4. 16, Coleman 3. 17, Spearman 2. 17, Newton 2. 19, Pilot Point 1. 19, Shallowater 1.
Class 2A
SchoolTotalPointsPrv
1. Refugio (15)(7-0)2321
2. Mart (8)(7-0)2312
3. Canadian(7-0)1783
4. Bremond(8-0)1634
5. Mason (1)(8-0)1435
6. Albany(7-0)1196
7. Crawford(7-0)887
8. Alto (1)(6-0)868
9. Shiner(6-1)549
10. Iraan(8-0)3510

Others receiving votes: 11, Seagraves 17. 12, Abernathy 12. 13, Shelbyville 5. 14, Booker 4. 15, Stratford 3. 16, Hamlin 2. 16, Menard 2. 18, Tenaha 1.


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Cowboys Win 6th Straight http://www.kristv.com/news/cowboys-win-6th-straight/ http://www.kristv.com/news/cowboys-win-6th-straight/ Sports Sun, 19 Oct 2014 7:46:03 PM Associated Press Cowboys Win 6th Straight

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - DeMarco Murray moved ahead of Jim Brown in the NFL record book. Tony Romo moved the Dallas Cowboys up and down the field for their sixth straight win.

Murray broke Brown's 56-year-old mark with his seventh straight 100-yard rushing game to start a season, Romo threw three touchdown passes and the Cowboys beat the New York Giants 31-21 Sunday.

Romo had a fourth scoring pass overturned on replay. Instead, Murray wound up with his seventh rushing touchdown of the season on a 1-yard plunge.

He finished with 128 yards on the ground to pass Brown, who hit the century mark in the first six games of the 1958 season for Cleveland.

The Cowboys (6-1) are off to their best start since winning six of their first seven on the way to a 13-3 finish in 2007, when they were the top seed in the NFC before losing to New York in their first playoff game.

Eli Manning had three touchdown passes for the Giants (3-4), who have lost road games to the NFC East's top two teams in consecutive weeks. New York now has two-game skids on either side of a three-game winning streak.

Dallas tight end Gavin Escobar had his first two-touchdown game, and Dez Bryant finished with a season-high 151 yards receiving. Romo was 17 of 23 for 279 yards with an interception.

Bryant had a touchdown taken away when he stretched his left arm over the goal line as he was being tackled by Prince Amukamara. The call was overturned on review, and Murray scored on the next play for a 28-14 fourth-quarter lead.

Murray didn't return in the first half after falling down in the open field on his longest run before halftime, a 21-yard sprint around right end. He spent a few minutes with trainers on the sideline but didn't leave the field.

The fourth-year back from Oklahoma returned in the second half and broke Brown's record on a 1-yard plunge early in the fourth quarter after a 15-yard carry put him on the verge of setting the mark.

After the Giants pulled within seven on Odell Beckham Jr.'s second touchdown catch, Murray had seven carries on a time-killing drive to Dan Bailey's 49-yard field goal for a two-score lead with 1:05 to go.

New York tight end Larry Donnell had team highs of seven catches for 90 yards but fumbled twice. The first one set up a Cowboys touchdown for a 14-point lead in the fourth quarter and the second clinched the Dallas victory in the final minute.

Beckham was starting in Victor Cruz's place in the Giants' first game since their star receiver was taken off the field in tears when he tore the patellar tendon in his right knee in last week's 27-0 loss at Philadelphia.

The first score for Beckham was a 9-yard catch for a 7-all tie in the second quarter. The Giants went ahead less than 4 minutes later on Manning's 27-yard pass to Daniel Fells on the first play after Bryant fell on a deep route, giving Amukamara an easy interception that he returned 38 yards.

Manning was 21 of 33 for 248 yards.

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Finals: Friday Night Fever Scoreboard Week 8 http://www.kristv.com/news/finals-friday-night-fever-scoreboard-week-8/ http://www.kristv.com/news/finals-friday-night-fever-scoreboard-week-8/ Sports Fri, 17 Oct 2014 5:45:03 PM Finals: Friday Night Fever Scoreboard Week 8

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10/16/2014

District 16-3A I

Final
Aransas Pass Aransas Pass Panthers (4-3)30
Bishop Bishop Badgers (0-7)13

District 28-6A
Final
Ray Ray Texans (6-1)42
Carroll Carroll Tigers (6-1)62
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Final
King King Mustangs (6-1)29
South San SA South San Bobcats (2-5)6

District 30-5A
Final
Alice Alice Coyotes (5-2)13
Victoria West Victoria West Warriors (6-2)34
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Final
Calallen Calallen Wildcats (5-3)24
Gregory Portland Gregory-Portland Wildcats (3-4)27
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Final
Tuloso Midway Tuloso-Midway Warriors (2-5)21
Miller Miller Buccaneers (0-8)0

Final
Victoria East Victoria East Titans (5-3)10
Flour Bluff Flour Bluff Hornets (7-0)37
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District 16-4A II
Final
Progreso Progreso Red Ants (1-6)0
Orange Grove Orange Grove Bulldogs (6-1)61

Final
West Oso West Oso Bears (1-6)6
Raymondville Raymondville Bearkats (4-3)42

District 15-4A II
Final
Jourdanton Jourdanton Indians (5-3)8
Ingleside Ingleside Mustangs (5-2)45

Final OT
Yoakum Yoakum Bulldogs (5-3)46
Sinton Sinton Pirates (5-3)40

District 16-4A I
Final
Zapata Zapata Hawks (6-2)20
Kingsville Kingsville Brahmas (3-4)21

District 15-4A I
Final
La Vernia La Vernia Bears (6-1)51
Beeville Beeville Trojans (3-4)7

Final
Rockport Fulton Rockport-Fulton Pirates (4-3)14
Gonzales Gonzales Apaches (2-5)42

Final
Pleasanton Pleasanton Eagles (5-2)42
Robstown Robstown Cotton Pickers (3-4)24

District 16-3A II
Final
Cotulla Cotulla Cowboys (3-5)38
Hebbronville Hebbronville Longhorns (5-2)56

Final
Dilley Dilley Wolves (2-6)39
Freer Freer Buckaroos (0-8)12

District 16-3A I
Final
Santa Rosa Santa Rosa Warriors (5-3)27
Falfurrias Falfurrias Jerseys (2-5)7

Final
Lyford Lyford Bulldogs (2-5)15
San Diego San Diego Vaqueros (5-2)43

District 15-3A II
Final
Banquete Banquete Bulldogs (1-6)26
Taft Taft Greyhounds (6-1)30

Canceled Due to ForfeitCanceled Due to Forfeit
SGA Santa Gertrudis Academy Lions (6-1)
Bloomington Bloomington Bobcats (2-5)Forfeit

Final
Odem Odem Owls (6-1)52
Skidmore-Tynan Skidmore-Tynan Bobcats (4-3)7

District 15-3A I
Final
Goliad Goliad Tigers (7-1)47
Mathis Mathis Pirates (5-2)36

District 16-2A II
Final
Agua Dulce Agua Dulce Longhorns (6-2)28
Pettus Pettus War Eagles (0-7)26

Final
Benavides Benavides Eagles (1-7)6
Woodsboro Woodsboro Eagles (3-5)55

District 16-2A I
Final
Three Rivers Three Rivers Bulldogs (7-0)21
Ben Bolt Ben Bolt Badgers (5-2)19

Final
La Villa La Villa Cardinals (2-5)39
London London Pirates (6-1)34

Final
Santa Maria Santa Maria Cougars (3-4)0
Riviera Riviera Seahawks (5-2)54

District 15-2A I
Final
Refugio Refugio Bobcats (7-0)56
Schulenburg Schulenburg Shorthorns (1-6)3

TAPPS
Final
Regents Regents Knights (6-1)52
John Paul II John Paul II Centurions (0-8)0

 

 


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Islanders Volleyball Blanks Incarnate Word, 3-0 http://www.kristv.com/news/islanders-volleyball-blanks-incarnate-word-3-0/ http://www.kristv.com/news/islanders-volleyball-blanks-incarnate-word-3-0/ Sports Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:01:16 PM Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders Volleyball Blanks Incarnate Word, 3-0

SAN ANTONIO - The Texas A&M - Corpus Christi volleyball team swept Incarnate Word 3-0 (25-20, 25-22, 25-10) tonight in the McDermott Convocation Center. The Islanders exploded in the third set to hit .348 and clinch their fourth win in Southland Conference play.

Senior Brianna Brink propelled the Islanders' (11-12, 4-2 SLC) offense with 10 kills on .280 hitting while Ashley Phelps added eight kills. A&M - Corpus Christi who hit .242 in the match held the Cardinals (6-15, 2-6 SLC) to .047 hitting. Hailey King led the defense with 12 digs and Kate Klepetka added eight digs. Junior Chelby Stanford and freshman Kristyn Nicholson split setting duties tonight and they both finished in double figures with 17 and 14 assists, respectively.

The first set featured a back-and-forth battle that featured six ties and four lead changes. The Islanders and Cardinals tied early on before the Islanders scored three straight to push ahead 14-11. After a UIW timeout sparked two straight points for the Cardinals, Haley Satterwhite Day kept the Islanders in front with a solo block. Brink then followed with an ace before an attacking error by the Cardinals gave the Islanders a 17-13 lead. The Islanders maintained the lead and closed out the first set, 25-20, on a 3-0 run that included a kill by Brink, an ace by King and a block assist by Satterwhite and Brittany Gilpin.

The Islanders and Cardinals went neck-and-neck in the second set with 12 ties. A&M - Corpus Christi led early on with a 8-5 lead after a kill by Phelps and an ace by Ivy Baresh, but the Cardinals rallied back to knot the set at 9-9. After battling back-and-forth the Islanders garnered the lead at 17-14 on a 3-0 run. However, UIW answered back to even things up at 20-20. After trading points, the Islanders gained momentum and put together a 4-1 run to clinch the second set, 25-22. During the run, Gilpin put down a pair of kills while Satterwhite added one. A&M - Corpus Christi hit .333 in the set and held the Cardinals to .212 hitting.

The Islanders came out on fire in the third set to open with an 8-1 lead. A&M - Corpus Christi padded its lead to 10-3 after an attacking error by the Cardinals. The Islanders kept cruising as they built a 10-point lead after a kill by Brink, and then closed out the set on an 8-1 run to win 25-10. The Islanders hit an impressive .348 in the set and limited UIW to -.129 hitting.

The Islanders will continue Southland Conference play at Abilene Christian on Saturday, Oct. 18. First serve is set for 2 p.m.

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Lawsuit Against Jerry Jones Dismissed http://www.kristv.com/news/lawsuit-against-jerry-jones-dismissed/ http://www.kristv.com/news/lawsuit-against-jerry-jones-dismissed/ Sports Thu, 16 Oct 2014 4:46:00 PM Associated Press Lawsuit Against Jerry Jones Dismissed

DALLAS (AP) - A judge threw out a sexual assault lawsuit filed against Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on Thursday, saying the claims were barred by Texas law limiting the time in which a case can be filed.

Jana Weckerly had accused Jones of grabbing her genitals and forcibly kissing her in 2009. Weckerly also alleged an attorney for Jones took a memory card with photos and destroyed it, and that she was paid hush money for several years after the incident. Jones denied the allegations.

State District Judge Dale Tillery ruled that the allegations, even if true, fell outside the five-year statute of limitations for civil sexual assault cases.

Tillery's order also redacted certain allegations made by Weckerly in court filings, and it banned attorneys on both sides from discussing the case with the media even after its dismissal.

Weckerly's attorney, Thomas Bowers, said his client did not receive any money from Jones or the Cowboys as part of the case ending. He declined to comment further.

An attorney for Jones, Levi McCathern, said in an email that Weckerly's allegations were false and that he was pleased with Tillery's order. McCathern was also sued by Weckerly.

Bowers argued in court last month that Weckerly's case wasn't past the deadline because she was receiving payments and feeling pressured not to report the alleged incident. But McCathern denied that any payments were made to Weckerly and said that even if they were at first, Weckerly could not have felt pressure for several years afterward not to go to authorities or file a lawsuit.

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Aggies Look to Bounce Back Against Alabama http://www.kristv.com/news/aggies-look-to-bounce-back-against-alabama/ http://www.kristv.com/news/aggies-look-to-bounce-back-against-alabama/ Sports Thu, 16 Oct 2014 4:40:50 PM Associated Press Aggies Look to Bounce Back Against Alabama

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - No. 21 Texas A&M has moved on from consecutive tough losses and is focused on bouncing back this week at No. 7 Alabama.

They're using the challenge of playing in front of a hostile crowd as motivation to get back on track and remembering that they're the last team to beat the Crimson Tide in Tuscaloosa.

In their last trip in 2012, Johnny Manziel led the Aggies to a 29-24 upset of the nation's top team at the time.

Senior receiver Malcome Kennedy, who grabbed a 24-yard reception for the go-ahead touchdown in that game, spoke to the Aggies (5-2, 2-2 Southeastern Conference) at a practice this week. He told them to stay positive, ignore outside noise and fix the mistakes from the last two weeks.

"Some guys might not be sure about themselves at certain positions or as players so you've ... got to tell them: 'You came to Texas A&M for a reason. We play SEC football, there's going to be some tough games,'" said Kennedy, who missed the last two games with a separated shoulder but expects to play Saturday.

Quarterback Kenny Hill, who has had six turnovers in the last two weeks, is ecstatic to have his best receiver on the field again.

"He's a person that's been there and has a lot of experience and leadership for us and to have him back I think will be huge," Hill said.

Coach Kevin Sumlin is looking for more than the Aggies showed in a 48-31 loss to Mississippi State on Oct. 4 followed by last week's 35-20 defeat by Mississippi. But he has been impressed with the attitude of his players and says he isn't worried about his team's psyche after two tough games.

"Nobody said this was going to be easy," Sumlin said. "It's a difficult league and there's no doubt, based on the last couple weeks against these type of opponents, we've got to coach better and we've got to play better. ... Confidence is something you don't gain overnight and you don't lose overnight. It's something you build."

Though Hill has struggled to hang onto the ball recently, Sumlin is far more concerned about his team's inability to run the ball against Ole Miss. Texas A&M managed just 54 yards rushing on 35 attempts.

"In order to be consistent, we need to be able to run the ball efficiently," Sumlin said. "Does that mean we're going to rush for 200, 300 yards? I don't think that'll be the case, but we've had games where we were efficient.

"We weren't efficient the other night at 1.5 yards a carry," he said. "Getting four or five yards a carry puts pressure on defenses."

Hill is second in the nation in both yards passing (2,511) and touchdown passes (23), but knows he has a lot of work to do to help A&M win more.

He rates his performance in his first season as a starter as OK, but is looking to eliminate turnovers and be more accurate as the Aggies prepare for Alabama (5-1, 2-1), who ranks third in the country in yards allowed - just 277.2 per game.

"We could go in there and get a win and have momentum going into the bye week and hopefully roll for the rest of the season," Hill said.

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