The NBA these past few weeks has featured an almost nightly display of one-upmanship among the game's greatest scorers. NBA teams were averaging 113.8 points per game entering Monday night, which if it continues would be the highest mark for the league since 1969-70. In that 1969-70 season, teams averaged 116.7 points, but only two players had a 50-point game. More teams means more games, so it makes sense that there are more examples of a player scoring 50. Antetokounmpo scored a career high 55 in the game.
DENVER -- Defenses have finally figured out how to keep all those high-powered offenses from lighting up NFL scoreboards, and they're also showing that in 2022 this is no league for old men. Josh Allen, 26, also is on pace for 48 TDs, and Joe Burrow, 25, is on pace to throw for three dozen touchdowns. Lamar Jackson, 25, has 13 TD throws, three shy of last year's total, and he's fifth in the league with 510 rushing yards. Mahomes, Allen, Burrow and Jackson make up the league's new upper echelon of elite quarterbacks, supplanting the likes of Brady, Rodgers, Ryan and Wilson. But he has just eight through seven games this season, putting him on pace for 19.3 months ago Texarkana Gazette
PHILADELPHIA -- Navy spent most of coach Ken Niumatalolo's tenure anchored to the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy and always stuck it to Army on that last Saturday of games before bowl season. The CIC Trophy awarded to the winner of the three games played among Army, Navy and Air Force hasn't been docked in Annapolis since 2019. The annual rivalry game -- played Saturday for the 123rd time - once meant pure revelry for Navy. Now the Mids need a win to salvage a season that included losses against teams as varied as Delaware and Notre Dame. Navy has won two games this season without completing a pass are 8-1 under Niumatalolo when it doesn't throw.1 month ago Texarkana Gazette
"An arranger told me 'Thom Bell, Black people don't listen to that.' Bell took them on in the early 1970s and helped create such hits as "I'll Be Around," "Ghetto Child" and "The Rubberband Man." Bell won a Grammy in 1975 for best producer, but within a few years, the Philadelphia sound had been overtaken by other trends. In the early 1970s, he met Creed, a Philadelphia-born Jew who as a teen fell in love with soul music and with Bell formed a rare interracial musical partnership. We're looking around, because there's always something in the street to write about," Bell told NPR in 2006.1 month ago Texarkana Gazette
And New York law doesn't allow anyone under 18 to be tattooed, even with a parent's permission. None allow anyone under 18 to be tattooed without a parent's permission. Of those that do, some have a minimum age restriction, and some have no minimum age. Should there be age restrictions on a minor getting a tattoo, even with a parent's permission? So for all 10 of the ppl this federal and state pardon MIGHT help.... they are totally excited.3 months ago Texarkana Gazette
EventsPerot Theatre, 221 Main St., Texarkana, Texas, has "Rocky Horror Picture Show" at 8 p.m. Friday. Rhea Lana's of Texarkana hosts a family shopping event open to the public at noon Sunday at Octavia's Activity Center, 2315 Texas Blvd., Texarkana, Texas. Texarkana Police Department and Texarkana, Texas, Parks and Recreation Department present a Trunk or Treat from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Spring Lake Park, 4303 N. Park Rd., Texarkana, Texas. Ahern Home, 403 Laurel St., Texarkana, Arkansas, hosts a Halloween Murder Mystery Party from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Washington Community Development Center, 1900 Marietta St., Texarkana, Arkansas, has a Fall Festival from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.3 months ago Texarkana Gazette
HOOKS, Texas -- It's not often that a high school football team has an extra three "coaches" on the field, but that's essentially the case for the Hooks Hornets. Hooks' coach-son tandems include head coach Chris Birdwell/Ripken Birdwell, assistant coach Todd Ledford/Jake Ledford and assistant coach Michael Baysinger/Trip Baysinger. "It's definitely a big rivalry game because we're so close together (about 6-7 miles)," coach Birdwell said. DeKalb won the game to finish second behind Paul Pewitt, and Hooks placed fourth, both advancing to the state playoffs. He's averaging a team-leading 7.9 yards per carry, just eclipsing the team's second-leading rusher, Baysinger, who averages 7.8 yards per run.3 months ago Texarkana Gazette
1, evolution has hit warp speed, racing from Bowl Championship Series to College Football Playoff 2.0. The idea of major college football holding a playoff dates back decades and the Championship Subdivision has had one since 1978. "It's our intent to keep the Rose Bowl game on Jan. 1," said Laura Farber, chairwoman of the Rose Bowl Management Committee. That's important with how quickly things are moving in college football. Michigan defensive lineman Cam Goode celebrates their win over Ohio State after an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio.1 month ago Texarkana Gazette