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Unlucky Athletes Getting Balls (and More) to the Face

Our mothers weren’t too keen on us playing sports when we were younger for a good reason — they were trying to keep all those balls out of our faces.

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Who Is the World’s Highest Paid Athlete? [PICTURES]

Baseball, football and basketball player salaries keep rising, but a competitor outside of those popular team sports is the world’s highest paid athlete.

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The ‘Tyler Rose’ Makes Debut at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington

A new 'Texas Legend' has been added to the line-up at the Texas Rangers games in Arlington! Each home game in the middle of the sixth inning you can see either the traditional dot race or the 'Texas Legends' race. The Texas Legends began alternating games with the dots last season. Up until last weekend, the Texas Legends included the huge-headed Sam Houston, Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie and Nolan Ryan. This past weekend a new Legend was added and it's none other than Tyler's own Earl Campbell!

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How Do You Improve a Baseball Rain Delay? Add Bill Murray

Fans of the New York Yankee affiliate team the Charleston RiverDogs are boasting over the awesome happenings at a recent game. No, it had nothing to do with the teams or game itself, but rather what occurred during the rain delay.

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5 Professional Sports Stars Who Voluntarily Left the Game — Only to Return [VIDEOS]

Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas is considering taking a leave of absence from the ice, and even wrote in a Facebook message on Saturday that “hockey’s just not that important right now.”

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Watch this Umpire Take a Fastball to the Junk — Men With Balls

In this week’s edition of Men with Balls, Metta Man is the newest super hero, Kerwin Danley takes an inside fastball, a fan loses his shorts trying to get a foul ball and Blake Griffin gets the NBA Jam treatment.

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Work for the East Texas Pump Jacks Baseball Team

East Texas' only baseball team that's not high school or college, the East Texas Pump Jacks, are back for their fifth season at Driller Park in Kilgore and they may have a place on their roster for you! OK,  maybe not on the team itself, but working for the organization doing anything from concessions to mascot. They are concluding their job fair tonight (5/21) from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Kilgore Chamber of Commerce.

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Foul Ball in the Crowd — This Time the Kids Win! [VIDEO]

A few weeks ago we posted the video from the Texas Rangers game where a couple "stole" the ball from a screaming kid. A lot more was made of the video than what really happened, but in this video, the kids get their revenge!

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This Weekend in Sports: Preakness Stakes, UCL Soccer and NBA Playoffs

Another leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown, Europe’s biggest annual soccer event and the NBA and NHL playoffs highlight this weekend’s sports schedule:

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2012 NJCAA Div. 3 World Series Coming to Tyler

The 2012 NJCAA Division 3 Baseball World Series is coming to Tyler's Mike Carter Field. The series will take place this Saturday through next Thursday (May 19-24) and will feature eight teams playing for the national championship, including our own Tyler Junior College Apaches. 

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Texas Rangers v Baltimore Orioles
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Josh Hamilton’s Four Home Run Bat Heads to Cooperstown

Last week Josh Hamilton became the 16th player ever to hit four home runs in a single game, securing himself a place in the history books -- as if he hadn't done enough already. Now, the bat he used that night in Baltimore is headed to Cooperstown to forever live in the Hall of Fame. It broke last night in the Rangers' 13-6 win over the Angels, so now it can officially be retired to the Hall.

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Josh Hamilton Makes Major League History With 4 Home Runs in a Game [VIDEO]

Josh Hamilton obviously was confused last night. He must have thought he was a participant in the Home Run Derby at the All-Star Game. Either that, or he's just a home run machine -- oh wait, we already knew that -- and now the history books will forever state that fact.

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