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Julio Borbon ready for anther shot at majors

Antonio Morales July 25, 2012

Three roller-coaster seasons removed from his major league debut with the Texas Rangers, Julio Borbon is ready to be an everyday center fielder at the highest level, whether it’s with the Rangers...


Express adjusting to major roster changes

Antonio Morales July 9, 2012

Dealing with major shake-ups to its starting rotation, the Round Rock Express (39-51) lost its last three consecutive series. Round Rock will have to wait until after the All-Star break to pursue its first...

Big 12 Conference welcomes TCU and West Virginia

Antonio Morales July 5, 2012

For the first time in its 16-year history. the Big 12 added new members as TCU and West Virginia officially joined the conference this week. During the realignment saga of the past couple of years,...

Rockets, Spurs and Mavericks heading into draft with distinctively different approaches

Antonio Morales June 28, 2012

The New Orleans Hornets are taking Kentucky forward. Anthony Davis, with the top overall pick, seems to be one of the few certainties heading into Thursday’s NBA Draft. Another thing you can almost...

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Sanya Richards-Ross better prepared to deal with Olympic pressures

Antonio Morales June 25, 2012

Former Longhorn runner and five-time NCAA Champion Sanya Richards-Ross is attempting to qualify for her third Olympics and redeem herself from what she considers a subpar performance in the 2008 Beijing...

Durant and young Thunder find themselves in 3-1 Finals hole

Antonio Morales June 21, 2012

The Thunder were unable to capitalize on a historic performance from Russell Westbrook in Game 4 of the NBA Finals and their championship aspirations are on the brink. Despite Westbrook’s 43...

Durant and LeBron headline one of the most anticipated Finals in history

Antonio Morales June 13, 2012

LeBron James and Kevin Durant competed against each other weeks before the season began in what they refer to as “Hell Week.” The intensity of the four-day series of punishing workouts in Akron,...

Durant has Thunder a win away from NBA Finals

Antonio Morales June 5, 2012

Three-time scoring champion and 2007 NCAA National Player of the Year as a freshmen with the Longhorns basketball team, Kevin Durant has the young Oklahoma City Thunder franchise on the brink of reaching...


Oswalt tosses two scoreless innings in his Express debut

Antonio Morales June 4, 2012

  Roy Oswalt pitched two scoreless innings in Round Rock’s 3-2 win over the Albuquerque Isotopes in front of a sold-out Dell Diamond crowd Saturday evening. He worked around three hits and...

Round Rock Express looking for a strong May finish

Antonio Morales May 30, 2012

The Express won consecutive road games against the Nashville Sounds Sunday and Monday for the first time since April, and split a four-game series against the Sounds. It took Round Rock extra innings to...

Express players working toward another shot in the majors

Antonio Morales May 4, 2012

The two-time defending American League Champions Texas Rangers continue to prove that they are a premier franchise. They hold the best record in this early baseball season and their farm system ranks amongst...

Opening week of NBA Playoffs headlined by key injuries

Antonio Morales May 1, 2012

After a 66-game sprint in a four-month span, the NBA has reached its postseason and many teams are already marred by injuries. The heavy schedule and lack of off-season preparations seem to be taking their...


Unlikely teams geared to make playoff noise

Antonio Morales April 24, 2012

With the lockout-shortened NBA season ending Thursday, the top of the standings look like a photocopy of last season’s final regular season standings. The Chicago Bulls and San Antonio Spurs have...

Express open second home series with 4-2 win over Omaha

Antonio Morales April 18, 2012

The Round Rock Express bounced back from yet another one-run loss with a 4-2 win in their series opener against the Omaha Storm Chasers. The Express were finally able to scratch a win against the Storm...

Round Rock Express looking to turn season around with some home cooking

Antonio Morales April 14, 2012

After a rough 2-6 stretch during their season-opening eight game road trip, the Round Rock Express are hoping to return to last season’s winning form. The defending American South division champions...

Round Rock Express drop another game late

Antonio Morales April 10, 2012

The Round Rock Express dropped their second straight game in the midst of their season-opening eight game road trip. Omaha’s Max Ramirez broke a 3-3 tie with a solo shot in the home half of the...

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Final Four kicks off with matchups of historical powers in Big Easy

Antonio Morales March 30, 2012

The Final Four is in New Orleans this year and is headlined by four storied programs with elite coaching and future NBA talent. Unlike the last couple of years, not one tournament darling earned a trip...

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Second week of March Madness offers “Sweet” matchups

Antonio Morales March 22, 2012

Cinderella teams have come and gone, a couple of big name programs are now looking forward to next season after being eliminated, and the second week of the NCAA tournament is yet to get underway. Down...

Final 16 teams settled after frantic first week

Antonio Morales March 20, 2012

After a manic first weekend of March Madness 52 teams have left the “Big Dance” and the field of 68 has dwindled down to 16. All four No. 1 seeds survived the first week of upsets and close...


Championship Week sets stage for March Madness

Antonio Morales March 7, 2012

Besides handing out 30 automatic bids to the NCAA tournament, Championship Week serves as a stage for elite teams trying to secure a quality tournament seed and gives bubble teams one last chance to prove...


Houston to host 2013 NBA All-Star festivities

Antonio Morales February 9, 2012

Houston will play host to basketball’s biggest stars for the second time in seven years, having been selected to host the 2013 NBA All-Star Game, the league announced Wednesday. “Houston is...

Former Horns Durant and Aldridge looking to team up in NBA All-Star Game

Antonio Morales February 7, 2012

One-third of the way into the lockout-shortened NBA season, a couple of former Longhorns within the league continue to headline for their contending team while others show enduring signs of promising NBA...


African Nations Cup 2012

Antonio Morales January 25, 2012

This week marks the return of international football competition in a high-tech stadium in Africa. Less than two years after the 2010 World Cup crowned the Spain national team as world champions in South...

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