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2019 SWAC Media Day

The Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) held its annual Media Day with one of the biggest issues being addressed by SWAC Commissioner Dr. Charles McClelland. The conference has announced the permanent future of its football championship game which will be played at the home site of the highest ranked team at the conclusion of the regular season.

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Superman Returns Home

Michael Brantley returns back to Cleveland as a starter in the 2019 MLB All-Star Game

As I prepared to exit the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, I was stopped in my tracks mid-stride and paused for a second. What I was witnessing was something I was not prepared for, but definitely had been waiting all my life to see. Walking out of the last door at the north end of the airport, there is a nice montage of my childhood hero Superman. The fictional character was created during the 1930s and portrayed as a working-class citizen by day and crime fighter by night.

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Six Pack: SIX PACK Major League Baseball select six Astros players to participate in the 2019 MLB All-Star Game

Well, here we are again. In the exact same spot as two years ago. Yes, I know our physical anatomy has changed a little bit. Ok. For me, it has a lot because I love Shipley’s donuts and Whataburger. Hey, I am from Houston and those two establishments fed me through my upbringing. I digress.

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Passing the Torch

I can imagine that whenever the name of 15-year old tennis phenom Cori ‘Coco’ Gauff is brought up that a certain young lady in the city of Houston face lights up with excitement. It’s as if she is looking at a direct reflection of herself on television. Before Venus and Serena Williams was ripping through the WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) at a rapid pace, there was another African American young lady who paved the way for them as well.

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The Champ Has Returned

WBC Middleweight Champion Jermall Charlo returns home for title fight

The energy and excitement of the Kinetix Fitness Center was felt immediately upon entering its doors. Music blaring amongst the loud chatter, I just knew something special was going but it wasn’t until the crowd disbursed that finally, right there sitting in the center of the circle, was none other than the unbeaten Interim WBC Middleweight Champion Jermall Charlo; the man responsible for all of the enthusiastic presence inside of Kinetix.

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Astros routed by Blue Jays on Father’s Day

“Even though they didn’t get the win it is always a pleasure to see my son play,” said Sam Bregman who is the father of Astros All-Star third baseman Alex Bregman after the game as he made his way towards the clubhouse. The elder Bregman was one of four fathers (Hector Rondon Sr., Cionel Perez Sr., and Lourdes Gurriel Sr.) of current Astros player to throw out the first pitch to their sons on Father’s Day.

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Astros Sign First And Second 2019 MLB Draft Picks

The Houston Astros have been busy since the conclusion of the 2019 Major League Baseball Draft. They have signed 19 of their 40 selections including their top-two picks who were able to visit the park this week to meet with the media and take batting practice with the team.

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Astros rookies lead them to a victory over the Blue Jays 7 -2

Behind a strong performance from two rising stars from the Astros farm system. The Houston Astros defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 7 -2 in front of a home crowd of 38,012 on Saturday at Minute Maid Park. With that win the Astros are 48-23, which gives them their best 71-game start in franchise history.

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Texans Coach Answers Questions About General Manager Firing

Texans head coach Bill O' Brien walked to the podium and looked out into a packed media work room full of reporters waiting to ask him the million-dollar question every Texans fan wanted to know.

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Brian Gaine Out As Texans GM

Friday's are usually slow days for the media as no one really expects anything to break going into the weekend news cycle. I guess no one mentioned that to the Texans franchise. Houston fired their General Manager Brian Gaine after less than two years of service with the organization.

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