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Phoenix Rising Head Coach And Player on Administrative Leave

Phoenix Rising Head Coach And Player on Administrative Leave

The Phoenix Rising Head Coach and Player, Junior Flemmings have been placed on administrative leave following an incident that led Landon Donovan’s San Diego Loyal to forfeit the match. Flemmings is accused of calling Collin Martin, an openly gay player, a homophobic slur. After no action was taken, San Diego decided to walk off the […]

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Brandon Figueroa Puts His Super Bantam WBA Title on the Line

Brandon Figueroa Puts His Super Bantam WBA Title on the Line

Weslaco native Brandon “The Heart Breaker” Figueroa is one step closer to his Super Bantam WBA title defense. The local boxer was face to face against his opponent Damien Vasquez for the last time before they meet once again tomorrow night in the ring. The heartbreaker made weight with 122 pounds while Damien Vasquez came […]

Weslaco ISD Set to Begin Fall Sports Next Week

Weslaco ISD Set to Begin Fall Sports Next Week

Weslaco ISD announced they are gearing up to kick off their athletics programs next week. The football, volleyball, cross country, swimming, tennis and golf teams will all be participating in fall sports. Weslaco East will begin fall activities next Monday, September 28 while Weslaco High will start in October with other division 6A schools. Schedules […]

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At Least Three NFL Coaches Fined Totaling Over $1 Million

At Least Three NFL Coaches Fined Totaling Over $1 Million

The NFL is leveling more than $1million in fines against teams whose coaches didn’t wear facemasks during games. The league says the Seattle Seahawks, the Denver Broncos, and the San Francisco 49ers coaches were each fined 100-thousand dollars for not wearing masks Sunday. On top of that, all three teams are being fined 250-thousand dollars […]

PSJA Students to Resume Voluntary Conditioning Next Week

PSJA Students to Resume Voluntary Conditioning Next Week

PSJA ISD just announced student athletes will be allowed to resume voluntary conditioning training starting next week. Students will have to submit a recent negative COVID-19 test as well as coaches and athletic trainers. This opportunity is available only for varsity athletes participating in football volleyball or cross country. Athletes will be required to wear […]

Basketball Season To Tip Off November 25 For UTRGV Vaqueros And D-1 Teams

Basketball Season To Tip Off November 25 For UTRGV Vaqueros And D-1 Teams

College basketball is gearing up for the official start of the season. After uncertainties on whether the season would be played this winter, the NCAA announced November 25th as the first day Division One teams will be allowed to compete again. Now, the return of college basketball during the pandemic does not come easy. Official […]

Athletic Activities Set to Begin For Mission CISD Varsity Teams

Athletic Activities Set to Begin For Mission CISD Varsity Teams

Mission CISD announced sports is returning for varsity teams this fall. However students can expect changes such as limited fans in the stands. Student athletes for varsity teams will be playing during the fall season this year after all. District officials announced the decision to allow the return of student athletes for varsity sports beginning […]

Detroit Lions Cancel Practice To Protest Police Brutality

Detroit Lions Cancel Practice To Protest Police Brutality

The Detroit Lions canceled their training this afternoon as they protested in the case of Jacob Blake, an African American man shot eight times in the back by Wisconsin police. Rather than participating in one of their regular practice sessions, the team took the microphone to send a message of change. The team says they […]

More Than 77 Positive NFL COVID-19 Tests Return Negative

More Than 77 Positive NFL COVID-19 Tests Return Negative

The NFL has cleared all 77 members who tested positive to COVID-19 over the weekend. In total, 11 teams were affected by the mistaken false positives. This misled some teams into readjusting their Sunday practice schedules. It turns out it was an isolated contamination during testing preparation. All the cases were retested and returned negative. […]