National Sports Headlines
Rangers Make Stop In College Station
- The Fox Sports Southwest Texas Rangers Media Tour made a stop at Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park Thursday night.
Parker scores 17 to lift Spurs past Hornets 95-86
- Tony Parker scored 17 points and the San Antonio Spurs overcame another lethargic third quarter to beat the Charlotte Hornets 95-86 Wednesday night.
Smith and Harden lead Rockets over Mavericks 99-94
- Josh Smith scored 18 points and James Harden added 17 as the Houston Rockets used a balanced scoring effort to outlast the Dallas Mavericks for a 99-94 on Wednesday night.
Full health: Entire Seattle roster participates in practice
- All-Pros Earl Thomas and Richard Sherman were full participants as the Seattle Seahawks held their first full Super Bowl practice of the week.
Bentley, DeGraw set to perform during pregame show
- Dierks Bentley and Gavin DeGraw will perform during the pregame festivities at University of Phoenix Stadium before the Super Bowl on Sunday.
Kobe Bryant has surgery, expected to be out for 9 months
- Kobe Bryant is expected to be ready for the start of next season after the Los Angeles Lakers superstar underwent surgery on his torn right rotator cuff.
Brady fighting cold, not worried about health for Super Bowl
- Tom Brady is dealing with a cold four days before the Super Bowl but says he'll be OK.
Kobe Bryant to Have Shoulder Surgery, Likely Out for Season
- Kobe Bryant will have surgery Wednesday on his torn right rotator cuff, likely ending his 19th season with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Border Protection Lends a Hand for Super Bowl Security
- Black Hawk helicopters and truck-sized X-ray machines that are typically deployed along the U.S.-Mexico border have been brought to the Super Bowl venue to assist with the security effort.
Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks dies at 83
- The Chicago Cubs say Hall of Fame slugger Ernie Banks has died. He was 83.
Spurs roll past Kobe-less Lakers 99-85
- Tony Parker scored 17 points and the San Antonio Spurs never trailed in rolling to a 99-85 victory Friday night over a depleted Los Angeles Lakers team that potentially has lost Kobe Bryant for the season.
Rose, Butler score 20 each as Bulls top Mavericks 102-98
- Derrick Rose scored 20 points, Jimmy Butler had 14 of his 20 in the second half and the Chicago Bulls beat the Dallas Mavericks 102-98 Friday night.
Prairie View A&M fends off Mississippi Valley State 72-65
- Montrael Scott scored 18 points with 10 rebounds, leading five players into double-figure scoring as Prairie View A&M held off Mississippi Valley State 72-65 Saturday night in a game that saw six lead changes and three ties.
Astros Fanfest set for Saturday at Minute Maid Park
- FanFest will conclude the Astros week-long Winter Caravan at Minute Maid Park this Saturday, Jan. 24
Infielder Marwin Gonzalez and Astros agree at $1,062,500.
- Infielder Marwin Gonzalez and the Houston Astros have agreed to a one-year contract for $1,062,500.
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