Rangers Activate RHP Felize from DL; Option Starter Martinez

BALTIMORE (AP) _ The Texas Rangers have activated right-handed reliever Neftali Felize from the 15-day disabled list and optioned starter Nick Martinez to Triple-A Round Rock. Felize went on the DL in late May with an abscess on his right side. His rehabilitation assignment consisted of 10 relief appearances for Round Rock. He is 1-2 […]

Texans Release Rookie Ivory After Burglary Charges

HOUSTON (AP) _ The Houston Texans have released defensive lineman Brandon Ivory a day after he was charged in a residential burglary in Tuscaloosa. The team announced his departure on Thursday. The 23-year-old Ivory, a former Alabama standout, signed a free-agent contract with the Texans in May. Police said Wednesday that Ivory was arrested with […]

Spurs’ Tim Duncan tells Paper: ‘I’ll be back on the court’

SAN ANTONIO (AP) _ Tim Duncan is returning to San Antonio for a 19th season with the Spurs. Duncan tells the San Antonio Express-News that “I’ll be on the court next year.” Until Duncan made his announcement Thursday, there was speculation that he could call it a career after the Spurs lost to the Los […]

Cowboys’ McClain Suspended for Four Games

IRVING, Texas (AP) _ Linebacker Rolando McClain of the Cowboys has been suspended for the first four games of the season for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. The suspension leaves the Cowboys without two key defenders to start the season as defensive end Greg Hardy was suspended for the first 10 games for his […]

U.S.-Japan will do it again in Championship Match

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) _ The U.S. women’s World Cup team will play Japan for the championship this Sunday in Vancouver in a rematch of the title match four years ago won by Japan. Japan defeated England 2-1 when Laura Bassett scored into her own net during second-half stoppage time. The Americans advanced with a 2-0 […]

Hendrix Caps Off Team USA’s No-Hitter

CARY, North Carolina – Texas A&M rising junior Ryan Hendrix pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning to help the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team record a three-pitcher no-hitter in a 2-0 win over the Cuban National Team on Wednesday evening at the USA Baseball National Training Complex. It marked the third time in USA Baseball Collegiate […]

Farewell Letter from Former Aggie Women’s Tennis Coach Howard Joffe

To the entire Texas A&M Family: I am certain that the words in this letter will fall hopelessly short of conveying exactly what I feel as I leave this great University and Athletics Department. Nor will this letter sufficiently thank or give credit to everyone in Aggieland that has left such an indelible mark on […]

Texas Hires Women’s Tennis Coach Howard Joffe

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ Texas hired Howard Joffe to as the new women’s tennis coach, poaching from former rival at Texas A&M. The school announced the hire on Tuesday. Joffe led the Aggies women to NCAA top-10 finishes each of the last three seasons. He replaces Danielle Lund McNamara, who resigned June 3. A native […]

Josh Hamilton Activated From DL by Rangers, Gallo to Minors

BALTIMORE (AP) _ Josh Hamilton has been activated from the 15-day disabled list by the Texas Rangers, who placed the outfielder in the starting lineup for Tuesday night’s game against the Orioles. Hamilton was sidelined since May 31 with a strained left hamstring. He has played in only seven games this season, batting .273 with […]

Stars Sign Newly Acquired Goalie Niemi to 3-Year Contract

DALLAS (AP) _ Former Stanley Cup-winning goalie Antti Niemi has signed a three-year contract with the Dallas Stars. The deal Monday came two days after Dallas acquired Niemi’s contract rights from San Jose for a seventh-round pick during the draft and two days before the goaltender would have become an unrestricted free agent. Niemi won […]

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