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Sports Update For Thursday Sept. 12

Antonio Brown took part in his first practice with the New England Patriots on Wednesday afternoon, a day after his former trainer filed a civil lawsuit in the Southern District of Florida accusing him of sexually assaulting her on three occasions. Coach Bill Belichick declined to comment on additional questions about Brown before the practice, including his status for Sunday’s game at Miami.

Los Angeles Chargers’ tight end Hunter Henry has once again bit by the injury bug, suffering a tibial plateau fracture to his left knee during Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts. The Chargers expect Henry will miss four to six weeks.

Tonight in NFL Thursday night football, Tampa Bay travels to Charlotte to take on the Carolina Panthers at 7:20 pm on the NFL Network.

There is high school football on the radio tonight as Hughes Springs heads to Waskom for a special Thursday night game on STAR Country 96.9 at 7:00 pm. On Friday night, Mt Pleasant is off, Tatum is at Pittsburg (HC) on KLAKE 97.7 at 7:30 pm, Redwater is at Paul Pewitt (HC) at 7:30 pm on STAR Country 96.9, and Sulphur Springs is at Terrell on STAR Country 95.9. Also on Friday, Canton is at Mt Vernon (HC), New Boston is at Daingerfield, Paris is at Gilmer (HC), North Lamar will host Crandall and James Bowie will visit Rivercrest.

Rougned Odor hit a go-ahead, three-run homer and the Texas Rangers beat Tampa Bay 10-9 on Wednesday night to end a six-game winning streak by the Rays, who have the AL’s top wild-card spot. Game 3 of the series is tonight at 7:05 pm.

T. Boone Pickens, a shrewd, publicity-savvy Texas oil tycoon who helped usher in the era of hostile takeovers and corporate “greenmail” in the 1980s, died Sept. 11 at his home in Dallas. He was 91. Despite his height of 5-foot-8, Mr. Pickens was a standout high school basketball player in Amarillo. He won a basketball scholarship to Texas A&M University but lost the scholarship after breaking his elbow, then transferred to what is now Oklahoma State University. There, he was what was called, a Mega-Donor.