Eric Shorter can’t be in two places at once but don’t tell that to Temple’s junior defensive end, whose relentless activity almost makes it appear that he can defy the reality.
BELTON — Mental miscues and self-inflicted mistakes have been the annoying pebbles in Belton’s cleats this season, despite the Tigers spending weeks working to free themselves of such nuisances.
FORT WORTH — Kyle Busch won for the first time this season to extend a 16-year streak while his penalized teammate missed a chance to secure a spot in the championship in the NASCAR playoff race at Texas that finished Wednesday, three days after it started.
A year ago, Temple had to replace nine defensive starters. Those vacancies were in part filled in some form by underclassmen, including two freshmen and six sophomores and others who hadn’t seen much, if any, varsity action.
That group weathered the ups and downs — allowing a low of three points and yielding a high of 52 — and everything else in between usually associated with learning the ropes. It then tucked 11 games’ worth of experience into its collective back pocket ahead of this season.
Once again, the Temple Tem-Cats showed they could compete with the top teams in District 12-6A. But once again, the ability to compete did not result in a victory.
Dallas receiver Amari Cooper had no answer for why the Cowboys didn’t respond Sunday when Andy Dalton ended up with a concussion after the quarterback was hit while sliding on a play that led to the ejection of Washington’s Jon Bostic.
Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy didn’t hide his disappointment in the rest of the players on offense. Defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence fit the theme perfectly when answering an unrelated question about whether Dallas (2-5) could turn its season around after a demoralizing 25-3 loss to Washington.
The 25th annual Craig Bukosky Junior Golf Open began Sunday with a message from an 18-time major champion and ended with trophies reminiscent of a major championship.
LANDOVER, Md. — Cole Holcomb kept his eyes on Ezekiel Elliott in coverage and while rushing the passer, Holcomb intercepted a pass that hit off the Dallas running back and ran over him on the way to a sack later Sunday afternoon.
HOUSTON — Aaron Rodgers insisted that Green Bay’s lackluster performance in its first loss of the season last week was an anomaly.
AUSTIN — Sam Ehlinger passed for an early touchdown, then ran for two more in the second half to lead Texas to a 27-16 win over Baylor on Saturday that snapped the Longhorns’ two-game losing skid.
When friends and fellow cyclists Jack Jones, Rod Houston and Frank Jennings realized they were all 66 years old, they saw the Barrow Brewing Volks Ride last weekend as an opportunity to enjoy the Central Texas countryside together and celebrate their age with a circuitous 66-mile biking trek…