Texas A&M University-Commerce defensive back Alex Shillow has been announced as one of 137 nominees for the 2019 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®, one of the most prestigious off-the-field honors in college football. To be in consideration by Allstate and the AFCA for a nomination, each player must be actively involved with a charitable organization or service group while maintaining a strong academic standing.
Texas A&M University-Commerce announced it will equip its entire varsity full roster with the VICIS ZERO1 helmet for the upcoming 2019 football season. The ZERO1 has received the highest rating in the National Football League (NFL) and National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) helmet performance testing three years in a row. The ZERO1 is also top-rated in VIRGINIA TECH® Helmet RatingsTM for a collegiate and high school play.
The Houston Rockets’ acquisition of Russell Westbrook from the Oklahoma City Thunder for Chris Paul was made official Tuesday by both teams. News of the blockbuster deal first broke last Thursday. The trade reunites Westbrook and James Harden, who played together in OKC from 2009–12.
Four Frisco RoughRiders pitchers kept a potent Tulsa offense quiet as part of a 5–2 win Tuesday night. Rafael Montero, Blake Bass, James Jones, and Emmanuel Clase combined to yield two runs on four hits. At one point, the group combined to retire 14 consecutive hitters. The Riders scored four times in the fourth and added another tally in the fifth to take a 5–0 lead.
The rookie Alex Young allowed one run in 5 1/3 innings to help the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Texas Rangers 9-2 on Tuesday night. Game two of that series is tonight on 1490 AM and 96.3 FM KPLT. Pregame at 6:30with the first pitch at 7:05.
The WNBA has suspended the Los Angeles’ Sparks’ Riquna Williams for ten games as a result of a domestic violence incident involving her ex-girlfriend in December. In April, Williams was arrested on felony charges of burglary with assault or battery and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill stemming from the December incident.
Free-agent forward Reggie Bullock has signed a two-year, $8.2 million deal with the New York Knicks on Tuesday. The second year of the deal is a team option.
Randy Gregory’s most recent comeback bid will begin in earnest this week. Under suspension since February for violation of the league’s substance-abuse policy, Gregory will apply for reinstatement this week. On Feb. 26, Gregory was suspended for the fourth time in his NFL career, which commenced when he was drafted in 2015. Just 26, Gregory’s age almost matches the amount of NFL games he’s played in as he’s participated in but 28 contests with only one start over the course of four seasons. He missed all of 2017 thanks to his third suspension.
The Big 12 has a message for those thinking of making the “Horns Down” sign this season: Do it quickly and don’t direct it toward opposing players. Greg Burks, the Big 12 coordinator of football officials, said if a player quickly flashes the “Horns Down” after scoring a touchdown, he likely would not be called for a penalty. Prolonged displays of the signal, used for decades to mock the Texas Longhorns’ “Hook ‘Em Horns” sign, will be penalized, especially if directed toward an opposing player or at the opponent’s bench.