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Browns coach expects Johnny to be good

Posted: 07/23/2014 - Browns coach Mike Pettine says he's not worried about rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel's off-field behavior carrying into the football season.

Bombers Split Double Header with Texas Marshals

Posted: 07/23/2014 - The Brazos Valley Bombers (31-11) split a double header with the Texas Marshals (16-27) on Wednesday, taking the first seven inning game 3-2 and conceding the second 6-8.

Cespedes hits 2 HRs, A's hold off Astros 9-7

Posted: 07/24/2014 - Yoenis Cespedes homered twice and tied a career high with five RBIs before leaving with an apparent right thumb injury, and the Oakland Athletics held off the Houston Astros 9-7 on Wednesday night.

Southeastern Louisiana Picked to Defend Southland Title

Updated: 07/23/2014 - Southeastern Louisiana, which won its first league title in school history last season, was picked as the favorite heading into the 2014 season as voted on by the league's coaches and sports information directors, the league announced Wednesday at its annual media day at L'auberge Resort.

Tigers acquire closer Joakim Soria from Rangers

Posted: 07/23/2014 - The first-place Detroit Tigers have reinforced the back end of their shaky bullpen, acquiring closer Joakim Soria from the Texas Rangers for minor league pitchers Jake Thompson and Corey Knebel.

Yankees top Rangers 2-1 in rain-shortened game

Posted: 07/23/2014 - Brett Gardner hit a tiebreaking homer off All-Star ace Yu Darvish, and the New York Yankees beat the Texas Rangers 2-1 Wednesday night in a rain-shortened game called in the fifth inning under bizarre circumstances.

Ashtin Zamzow wins USATF Junior Olympics heptathlon, throws javelin 152 feet

Posted: 07/22/2014 - exas A&M incoming freshman Ashtin Zamzow (Goliad, Texas) captured the heptathlon title at the USATF National Junior Olympics held at Turner Stadium with a career best score of 4,883 points on Tuesday. She won the seven-event competition by 110 points amid 23 competitors in the 17 to 18-year-old age group.

Reiter Shines at Monmouth County Horse Show

Posted: 07/22/2014 - Texas A&M rising sophomore Sophie Reiter had a successful June with the Monmouth County Horse Show Association, winning championships in two consecutive shows at the East Freehold Showgrounds in Freehold, N.J.

Groom Completes U.S. Soccer Training Camp

Posted: 07/22/2014 - Texas A&M rising senior Shea Groom was one of 24 players who participated in a U.S. Soccer Under-23 Women’s National Team training camp in Seattle from July 15-22.

Gavin Stansbury Departs Texas A&M Football Team

Updated: 07/21/2014 - Head football coach Kevin Sumlin says the defensive lineman has left the team to attend to personal matters. Stansbury, a 6-4, 257-pound senior from Franklin, La., played in 10 games a year ago, recording 47 total tackles and three sacks.

Wright Headed to U-19 Euro Semifinals

Posted: 07/21/2014 - Texas A&M rising sophomore Grace Wright played all 270 minutes for the Republic of Ireland as the squad topped Group B of the UEFA European Women’s Under-19 Championship Final Tournament with a 3-0 record to earn a spot in the semifinals.

Southeastern Louisiana Picked to Defend Southland Title

Updated: 07/23/2014 - Southeastern Louisiana, which won its first league title in school history last season, was picked as the favorite heading into the 2014 season as voted on by the league's coaches and sports information directors, the league announced Wednesday at its annual media day at L'auberge Resort.

JT Taylor second at Magnolia Amateur

Posted: 07/15/2014 - Sam Houston senior golfer JT Taylor shot eight under par and finished second in the Magnolia Amateur at Hattiesburg Country Club in Hattiesburg, Miss. Taylor is one of several Bearkat golfers having a strong summer on the Amateur circuit.

NCAA Suggests Contact Limits for Football Practice

Updated: 07/08/2014 - The NCAA is suggesting that football teams hold no more than two contact practices per week during the season in guidelines that grew out of a safety and concussion summit early this year.

Two Bearkats on preseason watch lists

Updated: 07/07/2014 - Tight end Shane Young and kicker Luc Swimberghe of Sam Houston State University have been included on preseason watch lists for FCS post-season awards.

Matt Deggs Named Head Baseball Coach at SHSU

Updated: 07/01/2014 - Matt Deggs joins Sam Houston State as the school’s eighth head baseball coach, Athletics Director Bobby Williams announced Friday. The former hitting coach for Louisiana-Lafayette, Texas A&M and Arkansas will bring his aggressive offensive approach to the Bearkats

Azar Named Student-Athlete of the Year

Posted: 06/17/2014 - Sam Houston State senior Anthony Azar has been named the Southland Conference Baseball Student-Athlete of the Year, the league office announced Tuesday in conjunction with the release of the All-Academic Baseball Teams.

Blinn Robbie Dickey selected as 124th pick in First-Year Players Draft

Updated: 06/06/2014 - The best way for Blinn baseball coach Harvey McIntyre to describe his pitching ace Robbie Dickey, who went from an undrafted player out of high school to the No. 124 overall pick in the First-Year MLB Players Draft, is to simply think back to an outing earlier this season.

Blinn sophomore Nolan Brown named NJCAA All-American

Updated: 06/04/2014 - Sophomore Nolan Brown’s bat helped carry the Blinn baseball team to its first NJCAA World Series appearance in 22 years. Tuesday, that big bat carried Brown to NJCAA All-American recognition.

Bombers Split Double Header with Texas Marshals

Posted: 07/23/2014 - The Brazos Valley Bombers (31-11) split a double header with the Texas Marshals (16-27) on Wednesday, taking the first seven inning game 3-2 and conceding the second 6-8.

Nottebrok Earns 2nd TCL Player of the Week Honors

Posted: 07/21/2014 - For the second time this season, Brazos Valley Bombers third baseman Logan Nottebrok earned Texas Collegiate League Player of the Week Honors. So far, Nottebrok is the only player in the TCL to receive the award twice this season.

Bombers sweep series with Acadiana after 5-3 win

Updated: 07/20/2014 - With their 13th straight home victory, the Brazos Valley Bombers (30-10) swept their two-game series with the Acadiana Cane Cutters (21-19) after a 5-3 victory Sunday night.

Bombers Fall 3-2 to Victoria Generals

Posted: 07/16/2014 - The Brazos Valley Bombers (27-10) fell to the Victoria Generals (29-10) 3-2 on Tuesday and slipped to second place in the second half of the season.

Brannon Earns 2nd TCL Pitcher of the Week Honors

Posted: 07/15/2014 - For the second time in as many weeks, Brazos Valley Bombers left-handed pitcher Cody Brannon earned Texas Collegiate League Pitcher of the Week Honors for his July 12th outing against the East Texas PumpJacks.

Bombers Headed Home After 6-2 Win Over Acadiana

Posted: 07/11/2014 - The Brazos Valley Bombers (25-9) defeated the Acadiana Cane Cutters (17-16) 6-2 Friday night, splitting the two game series. Down 1-0 early, the Bombers tied the game 2-2 in the third inning behind base hits from shortstop Horacio Correa III and center fielder Matt Hilston.

Cespedes hits 2 HRs, A's hold off Astros 9-7

Posted: 07/24/2014 - Yoenis Cespedes homered twice and tied a career high with five RBIs before leaving with an apparent right thumb injury, and the Oakland Athletics held off the Houston Astros 9-7 on Wednesday night.

Tigers acquire closer Joakim Soria from Rangers

Posted: 07/23/2014 - The first-place Detroit Tigers have reinforced the back end of their shaky bullpen, acquiring closer Joakim Soria from the Texas Rangers for minor league pitchers Jake Thompson and Corey Knebel.

Browns coach expects Johnny to be good

Posted: 07/23/2014 - Browns coach Mike Pettine says he's not worried about rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel's off-field behavior carrying into the football season.

Yankees top Rangers 2-1 in rain-shortened game

Posted: 07/23/2014 - Brett Gardner hit a tiebreaking homer off All-Star ace Yu Darvish, and the New York Yankees beat the Texas Rangers 2-1 Wednesday night in a rain-shortened game called in the fifth inning under bizarre circumstances.

Broncos owner giving up control due to Alzheimer's

Posted: 07/23/2014 - Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is giving up control of the team as he battles Alzheimer's disease. The team announced Wednesday that the 70-year-old Bowlen will no longer be a part of the team's daily operations. Team president Joe Ellis will take over after being named as the Broncos' chief executive officer.

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