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Past articles by Stephen:

Rangers beat Angels 9-3 in finale Skaggs would have started

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tyler Skaggs' No. 45 jersey still hung prominently over his locker in the visiting clubhouse after the Los Angeles Angels wrapped up their first series since the... → Read More

Blues prevail in wild 3rd to beat Stars 4-3 for 2-1 lead

Game 4 is Wednesday night in Dallas, before the series shifts back to St. Louis. → Read More

Klingberg's OT goal pushes Stars over Preds to advance

On to the next one. → Read More

Stars even series with 5-1 win over Predators after 4 in 1st

Game 5 is Saturday in Nashville. → Read More

Predators take 2-1 series lead over Stars with 3-2 victory

The Nashville Predators, after blowing a two-goal lead, beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 on Monday night → Read More

Early reveal UConn women not top seed; Baylor No. 1 overall

AP Sports Writer Everyone got an early look at the women's NCAA Tournament bracket, revealing that UConn isn't a No. 1 seed for the first time since 2006. The accidental early release of the 64-team bracket by ESPN just provided a couple of extra hours for the 11-time national champion Huskies to get fired up about their unusual position. "If you are going to do that, we're going to do… → Read More

Texas Tech’s Culver AP Big 12 top player, Beard top coach

Texas Tech sophomore Culver is AP Big 12 player of the year and Beard of Red Raiders is league's top coach. → Read More

Dotson scores 25 as No. 14 Kansas wins 82-77 in OT at TCU

Even when Kansas won games earlier this season against three Top 25 teams, the Jayhawks hadn't celebrated in the locker room like they did after an overtime victory at TCU. → Read More

Jaylen Fisher, the highest-rated recruit in TCU basketball history, is leaving program

Jaylen Fisher, once a highly-touted recruit plagued by injuries during his tenure at TCU, is done for the season and leaving the program. → Read More

North Dakota St wins 7th FCS title 38-24 over E Washington

Easton Stick ran for three touchdowns and threw two quick scoring passes to Darrius Shepherd in a wild start to the second half as North Dakota State won its record seventh FCS championship... → Read More

No. 1 UConn's 126-game win streak ends 68-57 at No. 8 Baylor

WACO, Texas (AP) — Geno Auriemma knew that top-ranked UConn couldn't keep winning every regular season game it played, even though the Huskies had won 126 in a row. That winning streak of more than four years ended with a 68-57 loss Thursday night at No. 8 Baylor, which won against a No. 1 team for the first time. "What is disappointing for me, not that we lost. How long did you think you were… → Read More

Dabo Swinney fulfills promise with Clemson's best decade

Dabo Swinney had no doubt Clemson was headed in the right direction to be a national power again. He just wasn't sure he would be around to be part of it after the 2010 regular season ended with a three-touchdown home loss to an instate rival. When Swinney got to his office with the Tigers at 6-6 after that South Carolina game, there waited the athletic director who had surprisingly named him… → Read More

Notre Dame title drought extends with another big bowl loss

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Notre Dame missed out on a big early game-turning play by the very nose of the football. The Fighting Irish defense missed having All-America cornerback Julian Love on the field when Clemson took over the Cotton Bowl. When the third-ranked Irish needed just about everything to go perfect, their national championship drought instead stretched to three decades after another… → Read More

College Football Playoff: Alabama, Clemson again for title

AP Sports Writer Alabama and Clemson, again. The top-ranked Crimson Tide and No. 2 Tigers both had double-digit victories in their semifinal games Saturday, setting up what has quickly become an annual postseason meeting. They will meet in the College Football Playoff for the fourth consecutive year, the third time in the championship game. And the winner this time will become the first 15-0 FBS… → Read More

Sears, facing liquidation, says it will close 80 more stores

Sears is closing 80 more stores as it teeters on the brink of liquidation. The 130-year-old retailer set a deadline for Friday for bids for its remaining stores to avert closing down completely. → Read More

African boy brought to US by Dikembe Mutombo passes away after surgery

During surgery to remove the tumor, the boy suffered a reaction to the anesthesia and never recovered. → Read More

Woodward hired as Rangers manager after 3 years with Dodgers

Los Angeles Dodgers third base coach Chris Woodward was hired as manager of the Texas Rangers on Saturday, six weeks after Jeff Banister was fired. He received a three-year contract with a club option for 2022. He will be introduced at a news conference Monday. Woodward inherits a team that went 67-95 and finished last in the AL West, with the focus turning to the development of younger players.… → Read More

#19 Texas Longhorns beat #7 Oklahoma Sooners 48-45 on FOX

Freshman Cameron Dicker kicked a 40-yard field goal with nine seconds left to give 19th-ranked Texas a 48-45 victory Saturday over No. 7 Oklahoma after Kyler Murray had rallied the Sooners with three touchdowns in the fourth quarter. → Read More

Texas Rangers fire Banister after consecutive losing seasons

The Texas Rangers have fired manager Jeff Banister before the end of what will be the team's first consecutive losing seasons in 10 years → Read More

Astros win on road again with 5-3 victory at rival Rangers

Josh Reddick and Tony Kemp homered, Dallas Keuchel worked seven solid innings to win for only the second time in his last nine starts and the AL West-leading Houston Astros beat the Texas Rangers. → Read More