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For a league that took so many years to find a catch rule that makes sense — we think the current one does that — it can't be a surprise that the somewhat radical proposal of an alternative to the onside kick has been tabled.

Mike McCarthy has spent most of his first offseason as coach of the Dallas Cowboys at home in Green Bay.

He's also leaning on the experience of 13 years leading the Packers to help figure out how to implement a new program while the coronavirus pandemic prevents him from being in the same room with players or assistant coaches.

AUSTIN (AP) — Texas will soon allow outdoor pro sports events to have spectators, but the numbers will be strictly limited, under a new order Thursday from Republican Gov. Greg Abbott.

Southeastern Conference schools will be able to bring athletes in all sports back to campus for voluntary activities starting June 8 at the discretion of each university, and the Big 12 plans to welcome football players back to campus a week later.

Stephen F. Austin University was notified of postseason bans for three men’s sports, and then notified of additional sanctions later, including forfeiture of wins – one of them a big one, in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.

Members of different teams who competed in the very first Kilgore High School Alumni, Coaches and Teachers golf tournament over the weekend at Meadowbrook Golf and Event Center posed for this photo. The tournament had been planned for months and had originally been set back in March, but had…

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball will look somewhat like high school ball this year under protocols to deal with the new coronavirus, with showers at ballparks discouraged and players possibly arriving in uniform, like they did when they were teenagers.

Like thousands of high school seniors across Texas, and millions more across the nation, Kilgore High School’s Maliyah Holland didn’t get the entirety of her final track and field or soccer seasons this spring, helpless as the coronavirus paralyzed not only sports, but most of the world for months.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the 16th entry in a series of spotlighting local seniors in the Kilgore News Herald’s coverage area, who are on hiatus due to caution over the coronavirus. These are results from questionnaires sent out to the public asking senior athletes in the News Herald’s area to …

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the 15th entry in a series of spotlighting local seniors in the Kilgore News Herald’s coverage area, who are on hiatus due to caution over the coronavirus. These are results from questionnaires sent out to the public asking senior athletes in the News Herald’s area to be heard, and get a little attention. To submit a questionnaire, follow this format with the same questions, answer them, and e-mail it back to sports editor Mitch Lucas at mlucas@kilgorenewsherald.com.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR's season started with the Secret Service doing a security check on the firesuit-clad pole-sitter for the Daytona 500 and thousands of fans waiting hours in line to pass through a metal detector.

ARLINGTON (AP) — Texas Rangers season ticket holder Pat Green will be among the Texas artists who will play a series of drive-in concerts in the parking lot of the team's new stadium that has not yet hosted a baseball game because of the coronavirus pandemic.

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball owners gave the go-ahead Monday to making a proposal to the players' union that could lead to the coronavirus-delayed season starting around the Fourth of July weekend in ballparks without fans, a plan that envisioned expanding the designated hitter to the National League for 2020.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the 14th entry in a series of spotlighting local seniors in the Kilgore News Herald’s coverage area, who are on hiatus due to caution over the coronavirus. These are results from questionnaires sent out to the public asking senior athletes in the News Herald’s area to be heard, and get a little attention. To submit a questionnaire, follow this format with the same questions, answer them, and e-mail it back to sports editor Mitch Lucas at mlucas@kilgorenewsherald.com.

Tom Murphy has become somewhat of an online sensation during baseball's shutdown for the array of workouts the Seattle Mariners' catcher posts on Instagram from his home in upstate New York.

EDITOR’S NOTE: These are the 12th and 13th entries in a series of spotlighting local seniors in the Kilgore News Herald’s coverage area, who are on hiatus due to caution over the coronavirus. These are results from questionnaires sent out to the public asking senior athletes in the News Herald’s area to be heard, and get a little attention. To submit a questionnaire, follow this format with the same questions, answer them, and e-mail it back to sports editor Mitch Lucas at mlucas@kilgorenewsherald.com.

Like most everything else, Sabine High School’s athletic banquet wasn’t held, because of the cautionary measures taken due to the coronavirus.

But coaches still committed to awards for deserving athletes, and here they are.

Kilgore High School’s very first alumni, coaches and teachers tournament has been re-scheduled, and will be played on Saturday, May 16, at Meadowbrook Golf and Events Center, beginning at noon – lunch will be served shortly before that, at 11 a.m., for the players.

Golf hasn’t been at the forefront of a lot of plans lately, but with things gradually opening up after this long coronavirus break, a good walk spoiled might be just the thing.

The NFL's worst division has plenty of new kids — and coaches — on the block.

It still might not translate into much more success in 2020.

Last week, with all the predicting and figuring on the NFL Draft and possible landing spots for quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who would have ever guessed that a former Kilgore High School standout might wind up as one of Tagovailoa’s protectors?

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the 11th entry in a series of spotlighting local seniors in the Kilgore News Herald’s coverage area, who are on hiatus due to caution over the coronavirus. These are results from questionnaires sent out to the public asking senior athletes in the News Herald’s area to be heard, and get a little attention. To submit a questionnaire, follow this format with the same questions, answer them, and e-mail it back to sports editor Mitch Lucas at mlucas@kilgorenewsherald.com.

Erika Lowry (above), a senior at Sabine High School, was honored recently by the Texas High School Powerlifting Association. Lowry, a multitime state meet qualifier for the Cardinals, was named to the THSPA’s academic all-state first team. Congratulations, Erika!