North Lamar ISD finished in the top 25 schools across the state by placing 16th in UIL’s 2019 4A Lone Star Cup standings. The annual award, sponsored by Texas Farm Bureau Insurance, is given to six high schools, one in each of the six UIL classifications (1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A, and 6A), based on their team performance in district and state championships.
Dodd City finished tied for third in Conference 1A in the Lone Star Cup.
In a 2019 preseason football poll, the Paris Wildcats are ranked number 7 in Class 4A Division 1.
The RoughRiders came up just short in their bid for a first-half title Monday, falling 5-3 in Tulsa. The Riders built a 3-0 lead by the middle of the second, including RBI singles from All-Stars Juremi Profar and Charles Leblanc in the first inning, before Tulsa scored five unanswered to secure the win. Starter Edgar Arredondo fired five strong innings, allowing three runs on six hit across five innings in a no-decision. Reliever Matt Bush worked another 1 1/3 scoreless innings and has yet to allow a run with the Riders this season in 4 1/3 frames.
Lance Lynn did what he has been doing throughout his first season with the Texas Rangers with another quality start. Lynn allowed one run over seven innings as Texas won 7-2 in their series opener with Cleveland. Texas and Cleveland play game two tonight on 1490am and 96.3fm KPLT. Pregame at 6:30. First pitch at 7:05.
After a circuitous career that began 17 years ago in Arizona, quarterback Josh McCown is retiring from football, he announced Monday. McCown, who turns 40 on July 4, spent the past two seasons with the New York Jets. He made the decision to retire after consulting with his family for the past few months. His body feels fresh — he appeared in only four games last season — but he decided to move on to the next chapter. Later Monday, it was announced that McCown is joining ESPN as an NFL analyst. He will make his debut Wednesday on NFL Live.
Some 1.5 million jubilant Raptors fans packed downtown Toronto on Monday for a championship parade that included shooting and problems with overcrowding. Two people had “serious but not life-threatening” injuries in connection with the shooting and two people have been placed in custody. Toronto native Drake, among the Raptors’ best-known fans, was celebrating alongside the players on one of the parade buses.
Meanwhile, The Golden State Warriors took out a full-page ad in Monday’s edition of the Toronto Star to congratulate the Toronto Raptors on their NBA title. The ad appeared in the sports section on the day when the Raptors held their victory parade through the streets of Toronto. The Raptors completed their six-game series victory in the NBA Finals with a win Thursday in Oakland, California
If you’re hungry for pizza in Atlanta, GA you can now call Shaq. NBA Hall of Famer and restaurateur Shaquille O’Neal’s first remodeled Papa John’s location is now open on Georgia Tech’s main campus, near the TNT Studios where he films “Inside the NBA.” It’s one of nine franchise locations Shaq says he is bringing his signature style to – all will feature his size 22 footprints and SHAQ in the phone numbers – as a new investor in the pizza brand. Shaq isn’t new to the franchising world or marketing. He owns a Krispy Kreme Doughnuts in Atlanta, and previously had 27 Five Guys franchise locations