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Past articles by Kevin:

PCL president: No minor league baseball without fans in stands

While Pacific Coast League President Branch Rickey remains hopeful for a 2020 season, he said Thursday there will be no minor league baseball without fans → Read More

Ho-hum: Jalen Hurts keeps Sooners' transfer train humming

Baker Mayfield ... Kyler Murray ... Jalen Hurts. Same as it ever was. Same as it ever was.Hurts demonstrated that Oklahoma's Heisman Trophy Quarterback → Read More

Pick Six: Our national college football preview, from the contenders to pretenders

Surveying the national college football landscape with a six pack of lists: National title favorites (According to consensus Vegas odds) Clemson (2.2-to-1): It’s splitting hairs trying to separate the Tigers and Tide, who’ve taken turns alternating titles the last four years. Give Clemson the edge because it’s a lot easier navigating the ACC than the … → Read More

Reid Ryan: Time with Round Rock Express 'pretty amazing ride'

ROUND ROCK — The Express have smacked the ball out of the park during a 20-year run in Round Rock. They've ranked top three in league home → Read More

Reid Ryan to become sixth member of Round Rock Express Hall of Fame

ROUND ROCK — The Round Rock Express will return to their roots Friday night to honor the man who founded the franchise, inducting Reid Ryan into → Read More

Astros' deadline trades create Round Rock Express roster churn

ROUND ROCK — Derek Fisher let out a joyous scream. Josh Rojas beamed but dealt with a twinge of sadness. Chas McCormick braced for the depature of a best buddy. Kyle Tucker kept his career compass pointing toward Houston. And Mickey Storey? He just wanted enough guys to field a lineup.All the Houston Astros' moving and shaking at the trade deadline Wednesday reverberated in Round Rock, where two… → Read More

Express star Kyle Tucker tends to business as trade deadline nears

ROUND ROCK — Baseball's one-and-only trade deadline is barreling this way faster than the exit velocity of a Kyle Tucker home run.The Houston → Read More

Dell Diamond to host 2021 Triple-A All-Star game

ROUND ROCK — The Triple-A All-Star game is headed to Central Texas for the first time.Officials from the Pacific Coast League, the → Read More

Astros' Carlos Correa happy with first Express game, regardless of stats

ROUND ROCK — He didn't get a hit. He never even had a chance to field a ball. And his temporary team lost. Yet Carlos Correa rated his first → Read More

Express at the break: Can Round Rock club its way to a PCL crown?

ROUND ROCK — This week's three-day All-Star break accomplished what Pacific Coast League pitchers haven't, temporarily halting the relentless home-run assault.The PCL's 2,061 homers already have eclipsed last year's season total of 1,955. The Triple-A's switch to the lively major-league ball is the main reason for the jump. Three teams are in line to break Omaha's PCL single-season record of 231… → Read More

Jose Altuve a hit for Express — even without one

ROUND ROCK — The most popular man in Round Rock on Friday night had never been to the city before, won't be setting up shop here and is → Read More

Toluca and Santos Laguna to clash as Liga MX soccer returns to Dell Diamond

For the fifth year in a row, Mexican professional soccer will return to Dell Diamond when Toluca, one of the oldest franchises in Liga MX, takes on Santos → Read More

Pitchers Cy Sneed, Jose Urquidy shine for Round Rock Express

ROUND ROCK — Their names aren't plastered all over the top of prospect lists, but Round Rock Express starting pitchers Jose Urquidy and Cy Sneed → Read More

Astros GM Luhnow offers in-depth opinions on Express prospects, being back in Round Rock

ROUND ROCK — The big-league club owns the best record in the majors and is destroying every baseball in sight. The top farm team resides in → Read More

Long road trips can be a 'relief' for Round Rock Express players

As road trips go, the Round Rock Express' longest getaway of the year is no match for what the Biloxi Shuckers endured four years ago.The Double-A → Read More

'Stacked' Round Rock Express enter season with target on their back

ROUND ROCK — There are 256 teams flying the official banner for Minor League Baseball. Recently the sport's top trade publication unveiled its "Prospect Super Teams For 2019."Number one on the Baseball America list? The Round Rock Express."We'll be the team with the big target on our back," said Forrest Whitley, the fire-balling Texan who will take the mound as the consensus No. 1 pitching… → Read More

New-look Express to start year with top talent

ROUND ROCK — The young Round Rock Express manager surveys his Opening Day roster, which includes the Astros three premium prospects, nine of Houston's top 25 and four of baseball's top 100, and knows his club carries a target the size of a Texas cotton field on its back."If Vegas gave odds on the Pacific Coast League, we would be the favorite," said 33-year-old Mickey Storey. "There is an… → Read More

Express roster loaded with Astros' top prospects

Major league baseball's No. 1 pitching prospect highlights a high-end Round Rock Express roster to mark the return of the Houston Astros' top minor-league → Read More

SEC/Big 12 Challenge times, TV assignments announced

Big 12 basketball, one of the top leagues in the country for years, has another prove-it day in the middle of the season with the SEC/Big 12 Challenge on Jan. 26. Kansas at Kentucky and West Virginia at Tennessee are the premier games this time around. → Read More

Big 12 basketball conference games won’t tip off til January

Big 12 basketball fans will have to wait until 2019 for the start of conference play. In recent years the league opener has been before New Year's Day. This season it begins Wednesday, Jan. 2, with a four-game lineup that features Texas Tech at West Virginia and Oklahoma at Kansas. → Read More