There will be a celebratory event for the 2019 9u World Series champions tonight at 6:30 pm. The event will be at Paris Ford on the loop with hamburgers and hot dogs provided.
North Lamar Panther football reserved season tickets holders will have the opportunity to reclaim their seats Aug. 5, 6, 7 and 9 at the athletic office between the hours of 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. On Aug. 8, hours will from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm. Tickets will go on sale to the public on a first-come, first-serve basis Aug. 12–16. Cost of the reserved season tickets for the five home games is $40. For more information, call NL athletic secretary Nicole Fitzgerald at 903-669-0190.
Dalton Flowers will be the new head boys basketball Coach at North Lamar. Coach Flowers takes over for Homer Garner, who had been the NL coach since 2007–2008. Flowers will also coach tennis.
As the Dallas Cowboys leave for Oxnard today, head coach Jason Garrett told reporters on Wednesday that he expects Zeke Elliott to be with the team for training camp.
New Orleans Pelicans rookie sensation Zion Williamson’s shoe deal with Jordan Brand is for five years and will be the richest annual agreement for a rookie in NBA history. The contract’s annual value reportedly surpasses LeBron James’ rookie deal with Nike, a seven-year, $90-million pact he signed in 2003 after he was drafted first overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Running back Melvin Gordon informed the Los Angeles Chargers he won’t be reporting to training camp when it begins. The two-time Pro Bowler threatened to hold out earlier this month in search of a new contract. Gordon can incur up to $40,000 in fines each day for missing camp.
And the Rangers lost in Seattle 5–3 Wednesday afternoon. Rougned Odor provided all the offense as he blasted a three-run homer. It’s his third homer in two games. Texas is in Oakland tonight to begin a four-game series. Pregame on 1490 AM and 96.3 FM KPLT is at 8:30 with the first pitch at 9:05.
Tennessee Titans left tackle, Taylor Lewan, is facing a suspension after a test came up positive for the banned substance ostarine, according to a post he made via social media Wednesday. Lewan’s A sample tested positive this summer, but results on his B sample are still pending and have yet to come back from the lab. Lewan, who can dispute the test results in an appeal, said he didn’t knowingly use a banned substance and posted apparent polygraph results on Instagram. He also said his supplements were tested by a third party.
Cleveland Cavaliers forward, Kevin Love, said that he will withdraw from playing for the United States at this summer’s World Cup in China. Love said that he called Team USA coach Gregg Popovich on Wednesday to inform him of his decision. Love becomes the latest player to withdraw, joining Anthony Davis, James, Harden, Damian Lillard, DeMar DeRozan, Bradley Beal, Eric Gordon, Tobias Harris, and CJ McCollum. The World Cup runs Sept. 1-15, and Team USA will spend a week in Australia playing exhibition games before going to Asia. The Americans open against the Czech Republic in Shanghai on Sept. 1.
Free-agent Pau Gasol has agreed to a one-year, $2.6 million deal with the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday. Gasol, 39, joins a reshaped Blazers roster that is prepared to make a run at a return to the Western Conference finals — and perhaps beyond.