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For a franchise that seems to be constantly spinning its wheels, the Houston Texans now have taken one big move forward as NRG Stadium now has a ring of honor.

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With only seven games remaining in the regular season, tonight’s Dallas-Philadelphia showdown at Jerry’s World is a must-win for the Cowboys if they plan to repeat as NFC East Division champions.

  • By MANUEL MORENO JR.
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Friendswood’s Race Haas won the boys 18-and-under singles red division at the Racquet Pro Pasadena Championship Major Zone tennis tournament.

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There have been some changes in hunting since our opening weekend report. The second week of the season saw a rut taking place in the Hill Country and good numbers of geese made it our way.

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Thanksgiving is traditionally a big day for runners and in the Galveston County area it’s no exception. Both islanders and mainland residents have opportunities to share some fresh air with family and friends before the turkey is cooked.

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At some point today, Major League Baseball will announce the two premier awards in its cavalcade of postseason honors — the most valuable players of the American League and National League.

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Sylvester Stallone became a famous, wealthy man for being known as one of the world’s greatest boxers as an actor. The character Rocky Balboa always fought his way back to the top after a multitude of negative life circumstances.

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It’s a sweet, sweet sound when Carole King sings “It’s too late, baby.” For those who remain Houston Texans fans (count me among the faithful), those lyrics describe the 2017 season; and, if you are a Tom Turkey, well then the words are just plumb tragic.

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Heading into Sunday’s road game against a very good L.A. Rams team, even the most diehard Houston Texans fan had to know in their heart of hearts that a win was not in the cards.

  • By MANUEL MORENO JR.
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Bacliff’s Susan Martin and Liz Burris grabbed runner-up honors at the United States Tennis Association National Mother-Daughter, Senior Mother-Daughter & Super Senior Mother-Daughter Hard Court Championships held at Walden Racquet Club in Montgomery.

  • By BERNICE TORREGROSSA
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Running injuries aren’t fun, but learning to prevent them can be, especially when there’s wine, prizes and socializing involved. Divas Night Out, scheduled for Thursday, combines all these elements in an informative evening.

  • By MANUEL MORENO JR.
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For eight years, Dallas Cowboys fans grew accustomed to quarterback Tony Romo racing onto the AT&T Stadium field right there at the 50-yard line.

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There are still a few months until the 2018-2020 district realignment, but with schools’ snapshot enrollment numbers reported and the UIL’s decision to split Class 5A into two divisions, one thing is already sure — change is coming for local football teams.

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For all you fellas who are planning a marriage proposal or had been through it, wouldn’t you agree it takes on the same mentality as competing in sports?

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There was a change in the countenance of Astros second baseman Jose Altuve even as the ground ball was yet to have reached his glove. It was over, done and forevermore a memory to be replayed at moments of his choosing. As his throw to first for the final out and the first of World Series Ch…

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Pretty much everyone had to expect that what was left of the injury-decimated Houston Texans would be bad now that star quarterback Deshaun Watson became the latest team standout to suffer a season-ending injury. But that was really bad.

  • By MANUEL MORENO JR.
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Michael Leger scored a perfect 18 in Week 6 of action of the Galveston Island Thursday Night Tennis League, played at Menard Park’s Scoggins-Stiglich Courts.

  • By BERNICE TORREGROSSA
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The Houston Astros’ World Series victory is a testament to, among other things, the potential we all have to run just a little bit faster.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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This is the weekend that Texas hunters have been waiting for all year. It is the opening of some of the most popular fowl and game seasons of 2017.

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With Tuesday’s 3-1 loss, the Houston Astros have now booked their tickets to one of the greatest thrill rides in all of sports — Game 7 of the World Series.

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In every sporting event, defeating situations and challenging objectives are constant. For example, when a team is losing at halftime, the coach needs to develop a new strategy.

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Game No. 7 proved to be both exciting and disappointing for the Houston Texans, as their season record dropped to 3-4; Houston sports fanatics can only hope that a World Series Game 7 — should it be necessary — serves up a more positive result for the Astros.

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After the game got broken open offensively, at no point did this game feel over, up until the final swing in the bottom of the 10th inning. And even then, I think there was a slight bit of disbelief that the nearly 5-and-a-half-hour game was over.

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There’s a reason why yesterday’s World Series column called the Houston Astros’ ability to hide their bullpen a brilliant maneuver. Because when that group was asked in Game 4’s 6-2 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers to preserve a slim lead, they did what they’ve constantly done in this postsea…

  • By MANUEL MORENO JR.
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League City's Brice Farine won the boys 14-and-under singles title at the Bay Area Racquet Club's ninth annual Fall Festival Adult & Junior Open tennis tournament in Clear Lake City.

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Heading into the postseason, most observers figured the Houston Astros simply couldn’t just outscore everyone like they did in the regular season — no matter how excellent that excellent offense is. It’s simply not done in playoff baseball when the best of the best are playing each other in …

  • By BERNICE TORREGROSSA
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After a nearly two-month wait, it’s finally time for the sixth annual Daily News Press Run. The 10K, 5K and kids 1K get underway Saturday near The Daily News’ Galveston office on Teichman Road.

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It’s game day! You’re coming out of the gate with a fierce vengeance. All the hard work, training, studying, sweat and bruises have prepared you for this day.

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In his book “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry,” Neil deGrasse Tyson asserts: “The clash between gravity and quantum mechanics poses no practical problem for the contemporary universe.”

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For the first time in the history of the franchise, Houston hosted a Game 7 of a League Championship Series, and the hometown Astros delivered a Game 7 performance fans will remember for a long, long time.

  • By MANUEL MORENO JR.
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Today is the last day to register for the HELP! Beaumont RECOVER! Adult & Junior Open tennis tournament being held Saturday and Oct. 29 at the Beaumont Tennis Academy.

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Even more stunning than blowing a 4-0 lead late in Game 4 (and the managerial quick hook to remove starting pitcher Lance McCullers that led to the meltdown) of the ALCS and even more stunning than letting Game 3 get away from them, was the Houston Astros’ frustrating inability to click on o…

  • By BERNICE TORREGROSSA
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One of the best ways to get kids interested in walking and running is to make it fun, and an upcoming series of hikes at Galveston Island State Park gives the fun factor a seasonal spin by turning an outing on one of their nature trails into a “Zombie Apocalypse Hike.”

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Season in and season out, being a fan of Houston professional sports inevitably boils down to two feelings: hope and heartache. In case anyone needed a reminder, this week happened.

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In a few weeks, hundreds of athletes, my training partner Tina and I will be competing in an international world physique competition. Even though we’ve been training for countless months, the last six weeks requires total dedication and focus.

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Monday’s ALCS Game 3 was one the Houston Astros weren’t supposed to win. The New York Yankees had their ace pitcher C.C. Sabathia starting the game, had the home field advantage, and were in essentially a must-win situation.

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Ball High golfers had a few tricks in their golf bags as they treated themselves recently to a bewitching victory over the Stingaree golfers from Texas City to prevail in the annual Causeway Cup matches.

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Houston Texans fans have had their fair share of reasonable gripes with the franchise and plenty of let-downs, as well, (some of them very recently), but Sunday’s game at NRG Stadium reminded fans that things could always be worse — you could be rooting for the Cleveland Browns.

  • By MANUEL MORENO JR.
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Patrick McEnroe will be the keynote speaker and clinician at the Texas Tennis Coaches Association’s annual convention on Dec. 1-3, once again being hosted by Horseshoe Bay Resort in Marble Falls.

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On Friday the 13th, anything less than a Game 1 win for the Houston Astros would’ve been a nightmare on Crawford Street, considering all the favorable factors heading into the ALCS contest.

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Surfing doesn’t follow a set schedule, say the way a football or baseball game might. There’s no printed calendar that tells you when there are going to be waves or where the best surf might be breaking on a given day.