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Texas deputy attorney general calls Simone Biles ‘childish national embarrassment’

HOUSTON – One day after withdrawing from the team competition, Houston’s Simone Biles announced that she would not be competing in the individual all-around final. While millions of people have expressed their support of her strength and decision to be open and honest about the importance of mental health, one Texas elected official has a different opinion.
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Furr HS running back Johnny Robinson is ready

With summer coming to a close, football is finally over the horizon. And as things appear the next crop of gridiron high schoolers are all ready to go. One of Houston Independent School District’s riing strs to watch out for is Furr High School junior running back Johnny Robinson, who is a yard after contact machine on the football field.
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Concacaf Gold Cup 2021 odds, picks, predictions: Mexico vs. Canada best bets from proven soccer expert

The 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup semifinals are on Thursday and Mexico vs. Canada concludes the action as a traditional Concacaf power takes on an up-and-coming squad. Mexico is looking to defend its title and win the tournament for the 12th time ever. Canada, however, has played extremely well in this tournament and this resilient squad could spoil the party as it pursues its third-ever Gold Cup final appearance.
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Sports Psychologist says Simone Biles "made the right decision" to bow out from Tokyo Olympics

HOUSTON - Olympic champion and Houston's own, Simone Biles made headlines after bowing out unexpectedly from the Tokyo Olympics. USA Gymnastics said in a statement on Wednesday that the 24-year-old is opting to not compete. The decision comes a day after Biles removed herself from the team final following one rotation because she felt she wasn’t mentally ready. To get a better understanding, FOX 26 Houston spoke with Sport Psychologist, Dr. Lennie Waite on the impact of Biles' sudden decision.
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Photos: Suni Lee earns all-around gold for Team USA

HOUSTON, Texas (KIAH) Sunisa Lee became the fifth straight American woman to claim the Olympic title in the women’s all-around. She edged Rebeca Andrade of Brazil in an entertaining and hotly contested final while Simone Biles watched from the stands. Lee’s total of 57.433 points was just enough to top...
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Texans In Tokyo: Houston's Virginia Fuchs Out Boxed & Foreign-Born Mavs Ball Out In Seeding Games

Athletes with ties to the Lone Star State have represented pretty darn well so far. Gymnasts Simone Biles and Jordan Chiles, who train near Houston, won silver medals, Dallas Wings star Allisha Gray led her team to gold in the 3x3 Women's basketball competition and Fort Worth's Vincent Hancock became the greatest men’s skeet shooter of all time when he claimed his third gold medal earlier this week.
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Puttshack brings mini golf with nightclub vibe to downtown Houston

Puttshack, a tech-infused mini golf experience, restaurant and club, has signed on as an anchor tenant in the Shops at Houston Center downtown. The company, which made its U.S. debut in Atlanta in April, will occupy more than 26,000 square feet in the center at 1200 McKinney next year. Located next to Brookfield Properties' recently renovated Houston Center office buildings near Discovery Green park, the center includes food court, services and health care providers among its tenants.
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CONCACAF Gold Cup: Mexico vs. Canada odds, picks and prediction

The CONCACAF Gold Cup continues Thursday with a semifinals matchup between Mexico and Canada. Kickoff will be at 10 p.m. ET at NRG Stadium in Houston. Below, we preview the Mexico vs. Canada odds and lines, and make our best CONCACAF Gold Cup bets, picks and predictions. Mexico started off...
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Surviving Summer Sports: How to Beat the Houston Heat

Growing up, both of my brothers were baseball players, so I've watched my fair share of baseball games. I was toted around to each and every summer tournament. I remember watching my mom pack the cooler with goodies and trying to run away as she would lather me up with sunscreen. I remember helping my dad load the car with chairs and a huge awning to keep us shaded from the sun. I would run around with the other siblings and come back at the end of each game sticky, sweaty, and ready to go home!
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For the record, it was 98 degrees here in Houston today

Deshaun Watson was "very professional about everything" on the first day of Texans training camp, according to coach David Culley, who says the QB's presence has "not been a distraction at all." Not sure why the hoodie was necessary. Granted, practice is indoors and starts at 9:00am but nobody should...
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Golfer Patrick Reed, from Spring, filling in at Tokyo Games

TOKYO – Patrick Reed did not think he’d be coming to Japan but when the call came, he answered. The first round of Olympic golf tee’ed off Thursday morning local time. Reed was born in San Antonio but considers Spring his hometown. “We’re representing all of Houston,” Reed said. Reed’s...