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Alex Phillips stands out as one of the more pragmatic ballplayers you could ever meet. He’s intelligent, articulate and introspective, not prone to suffer delusions of grandeur.

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New York Jet defensive end John Franklin-Myers has known his share of struggles, from his high school playing days at Greenville, to his collegiate football career at Stephen F. Austin and now professionally in the Big Apple.

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Professional sports teams in Texas are eager to return to some semblance of normal and get back to the game. But nobody’s sure when sports seasons, if they return this year, will include fans, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn said Wednesday morning following a video conference with “almost all of the p…

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Normalcy is a relative term. Whether it’s going to work on a regular schedule, enjoying an evening at a nice restaurant or at the movies. Who would have thought those things would feel so great before the year 2020.

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Who would have thought when former Stephen F. Austin Lumberjack Thomas Walkup was only courted out of high school by SFA and Houston Baptist that he was going to accomplish so much. Not only did he have a storied career as a ‘Jack, but he continues to play professional basketball overseas fo…

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I love it how ESPN/ABC and NFLN were bragging last weekend because the 2020 NFL Draft was bringing record numbers of viewers each of the three days. What did they think, that nobody would watch it because they have so much else to do? Come on now, there has been virtually no live sports on T…

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Even elite athletes have their share of disappointments at some point in their careers. But the great ones overcome obstacles and continue to achieve greatness.

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After not hearing his name called in this weekend’s NFL Draft, former Corrigan-Camden Bulldog La’Darius Hamilton didn’t take long to take the next step in his football career as he signed as an undrafted free agent with the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday night.

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Located in deep East Texas, Burkeville High School has a Class 2A Division II football program that hasn’t seen a lot of success lately. The small town with a population of 2,078, located 21 miles east of Jasper, has a squad that only as posted two victories in the last two seasons — includi…

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