For the 17th straight season, Texas City and Friendswood will square off on the gridiron tonight, in a series — currently knotted 8-8 — that’s as close as they come.
It wasn’t the prettiest showing, but La Marque’s record on the new season still reads, 1-0.
Nearly everybody wonders what the future holds, and some people spend time and money trying to find out in advance.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Dillon McNamara struck Malik Collymore out with the bases loaded to end the game, leading the Tampa Yankees to a 7-6 win over the Brevard County Manatees on Friday.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Latest on a computer breach involving Northwest hunting and fishing license sales (all times local):
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Dre Massey is Florida's most versatile player, capable of lining up at receiver, running back, quarterback, returner and punter. Yes, punter.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Two-time Olympic gold medalist Lilly King is embracing her new role as the poster child for clean sport.
TYLER, Texas (AP) — A federal judge has declared an East Texas school district to be integrated and then dismissed the government's 1970 desegregation lawsuit.
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Erick Fedde tossed a six-hit complete game and Stephen Perez tripled and singled, as the Harrisburg Senators topped the Hartford Yard Goats 5-1 in the first game of a doubleheader on Friday.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Muhammad Ali's legendary presence made him a natural ambassador for the center bearing his name. His family and friends hope his death won't stop fans from opening their checkbooks to support his legacy in the city where his boxing career started.
TORONTO (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Alex Wimmers from Triple-A Rochester, promoting their 2010 first-round draft pick to the major leagues for the first time.
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Logan Wilson has everything you want in an outside linebacker.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) —
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a hiker died after falling from a trail in the Columbia River Gorge east of Portland.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Ukraine's Elina Svitolina beat Sweden's Johanna Larsson 6-4, 6-2 Friday to move into the final of the Connecticut Open, the last women's tuneup before the U.S. Open.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Defense Department honored 15 U.S. employers for supporting workers who serve in the National Guard and military reserve units.
HOUSTON (AP) — Highway experts say a cat chase on a busy Houston-area tollway should serve as a warning about what not to do when animals get loose in traffic.
TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Sounders and U.S. national team forward Clint Dempsey will miss Sunday's MLS match against Portland as he undergoes evaluations for an irregular heartbeat.
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Every six weeks or so, Renee Rodriguez takes time to sit in front of a small space on the wall at Galveston's Tremont Gallery.
HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. decreased by two this week to 489.
MOSCOW (AP) — Luxury cars, apartments, even a racehorse — being an Olympic medalist in Russia can come with great material rewards but also controversy.
DALLAS (AP) — A nearly two-story mural of assassin Lee Harvey Oswald recently painted on a Dallas building is drawing criticism for being insensitive.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Keenan Reynolds' foray into the NFL has overwhelmingly altered his perspective of the game.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho, Oregon and Washington have shutdown online sales of hunting and fishing licenses amid concerns a vendor's computer system has been hacked and personal information is at risk.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn defensive back Stephen Roberts has been charged with attempting to elude an officer and possessing a firearm without a license.
BELLMEAD, Texas (AP) — Police say a Texas man is accused of beheading his wife just hours after officers visited the couple for a welfare check.
DALLAS (AP) — The husband of a business consultant detained for more than a year by Chinese authorities says her treatment amounts to torture.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A year ago, new Oklahoma offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley was still installing his Air Raid system while trying to figure out who would be his quarterback.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Searchers are looking for a missing hiker from Texas who split from his group at Wahkeena Falls in the Columbia River Gorge east of Portland, Oregon.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Jazz have traded center Tibor Pleiss to the Philadelphia 76ers for guard Kendall Marshall in a cost-cutting move. The Jazz announced the deal Friday morning and then waived Marshall.
LONDON (AP) — Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is close to ending his search for a central defender and striker, saying the club is working on deals to sign Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia and Lucas Perez from Deportivo La Coruna.
PUEBLA DE SANABRIA, Spain (AP) — Jonas Van Genechten of Belgium sprinted to win the Spanish Vuelta's seventh stage on Friday after Alberto Contador crashed near the finish line.
FARSOE, Denmark (AP) — Bradley Dredge hit five birdies in the front nine and finished with a 5-under 66 Friday as he surged to a three-shot lead amid windy conditions at the Made In Denmark tournament.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Since he was hired at Illinois in March, football coach Lovie Smith's calendar has been full.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A person familiar with Eric Berry's plans tells The Associated Press that the All-Pro safety will report to practice Sunday, giving him one preseason game to prepare for the season.
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Falcons rookie safety Keanu Neal will miss the start of the season with a knee injury.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Three New Jersey towns will hold ceremonies over the weekend to honor local athletes who competed — and in two cases, won medals — at the Rio Olympics.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Brandon Marshall knew very little about Ryan Fitzpatrick when they became teammates last offseason.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish discus thrower Piotr Malachowski has sold the silver medal he won at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics to help pay for the medication of a 3-year-old boy suffering from eye cancer.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana quarterback Richard Lagow will start Thursday night at Florida International.
DALLAS (AP) — Texas Rangers reliever Jeremy Jeffress, who was suspended twice as a minor leaguer for violating drug rules, has been arrested in Dallas on a drunken driving charge.
SEVILLA, Spain (AP) — French champion Paris Saint-Germain has loaned goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu to Spanish club Sevilla until the end of the season.
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier says its longtime sportswriter, Jim Sullivan, has died of an apparent heart attack just after completing work on the newspaper's sports pages.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A new report highlights the uncertainty of the University of Alaska athletics programs, with some facing elimination as the university prepares to make drastic budget cuts in coming years.
HONOLULU (AP) — The field at Aloha Stadium has been renamed after a credit union purchased a three-year deal for the naming rights.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open, which starts Monday (all times local):
ROME (AP) — The annual Rieti athletics meeting has been canceled to let local officials dedicate their resources toward recovery from the earthquake that killed at least 267 people in the area.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Defending NBA Development League champion Sioux Falls is planning open tryouts in both Sioux Falls and Miami for athletes hoping to earn an invitation to training camp.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration wants all U.S. blood banks to start screening for Zika virus, a major expansion intended to protect the nation's blood supply from the mosquito-borne disease.
LONDON (AP) — An ultra-marathon runner has been reunited with the stray dog that accompanied him through part of a grueling desert race in China and then went missing.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Rangers have agreed to terms with forward Brandon Pirri on a $1.1 million, one-year deal.
PLATTE, S.D. (AP) — Police in Platte are investigating vandalism at the town's golf course.
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The man who founded what's now called the HealthPlus Crim Festival of Races 40 years ago in Flint is preparing to run his 30th race.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Claudio Bravo's debut for Manchester City is set to come in the most high-profile match of the English Premier League season: The Manchester derby.
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Eintracht Frankfurt says newly signed forward Ante Rebic is out until further notice after falling ill with mononucleosis.
NEW YORK (AP) — Sweden has selected Jhonas Enroth to replace injured goaltender Robin Lehner on its World Cup of Hockey roster.
NEW YORK (AP) — When the U.S. Open draw sets the first-round matchups, top players could find themselves taking on an Olympic medalist.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An inscription honoring the Confederacy has been removed from public display at the University of Texas in Austin.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona's sports director says it is trying to secure the transfer of Spain striker Paco Alcacer from rival Valencia.
ZURICH (AP) — FIFA ethics prosecutors want a Qatari candidate for a FIFA ruling council seat to be banned for "failure to properly cooperate and provide truthful information" in an investigation.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A suspect in a Texas murder has been arrested while passing through Tulsa on a passenger bus.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Investigators say emergency responders in downtown Austin have treated more than 50 people who got sick after allegedly using synthetic marijuana.