LOWELL, Mass. — Some people thought he was crazy.
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Buddy Ryan, the countrified, colorful and controversial coach who could design a defense and find the talent to man it as well as anyone in NFL history but whose sneering disdain for what happened on the other side of the ball led to his downfall in Philadelphia, died Tuesday at 85 after a long battle with cancer.
Former Grayson College baseball players Kyle Weatherly and Ray Henderson-Lozano signed with the respective clubs that drafted them on Tuesday.
Former Pottsboro High School pitcher John Hayes of Wichita State was selected by the Detroit Tigers in the 25th round of the Major League Baseball first-year player draft over the weekend.
Three area baseball players were selected in the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft over the weekend.
CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Indians optioned lefthanded pitcher and Celina High School graduate Ryan Merritt to Triple-A Columbus on Tuesday, a day after Merritt made a strong major-league debut against the Texas Rangers.
BOWIE, Md. — It is not likely that any player wants to spend three years in a row at the Double-A level in professional baseball.
Although Jordan Taylor has become a professional football player, the Denver Broncos wide receiver has not forgotten his former elementary school teacher Janet Mobley. His visit was short, but Taylor wanted to make sure he popped into Lamar Elementary School to visit Mobley before returning to Colorado for training camp.
Denver Broncos wide receiver and Denison native Jordan Taylor holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers to win Super Bowl 50 on Sunday night, 24-10, at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. For more Super Bowl coverage see Page B1.
MESQUITE — University of North Texas alum and former Sherman Bearcat Zac Whitfield has signed with the Mesquite Marshals, the team announced Wednesday afternoon.