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V40_sportsThe NBA is about to act in hopes of stopping the floppers.

Spokesman Tim Frank said Thursday the league is finalizing procedures to deal with flopping, the art of falling down when little or no contact was made in an effort to trick referees into calling a foul.

Frank said the competition committee met two weeks ago and discussed plans that would go in place this season. Commissioner David Stern believes too many players are deceiving referees by flopping and has been seeking a way to properly penalize them.

v39_sports_tsuThe Texas Southern University Tigers wanted their inaugural home-opener to be something special; but despite a night full of memories, Jackson State gave Texas Southern a horrible memory with a 45-35 loss at BBVA Compass Stadium.

Various dignitaries and famous alumni came out to take in the festivities, along with hip-hop rappers Paul Wall, Slim Thug and others who performed in concert prior to the football game.

v38_golfAnthony Shareef has been golfing for 17 years. A big fan of the sport, he took his engineering degree and launched Sweet Spot in 2001. Today, he is the only African-American manufacturer of golf apparel in the U.S.

v38_texanslogoIt was one of the most anticipated games of the start of the 2012 season. The Houston Texans home opener against the Miami Dolphins was finally here!

Tailgaters were out in full force early, with cars more than a mile long waiting to get into the parking lot gates. It was a slow start for Houston offensively, but thanks to a huge defensive spark led by 2nd year veteran J.J. Watt, the team came alive in the second-quarter and scored 21-unanswered points in route to a 30-10 victory over the Miami Dolphins in front of a sold out crowd at Reliant Stadium.

v38_serenaFinally tested, even trailing, at the U.S. Open, Serena Williams turned things around just in time.

Two points from defeat, Williams suddenly regained her composure and her strokes, coming back to win the last four games and beat top-ranked Victoria Azarenka 6-2, 2-6, 7-5 on Sunday night for her fourth championship at Flushing Meadows and 15th Grand Slam title overall.

v36_TC4Thirty-one of the top Greater Houston area high school football players were honored by the Touchdown Club of Houston at their annual High School Pre-season Football Awards dinner, held at the JW Marriott Hotel in the Galleria.

Twenty-two of these young men have verbally committed to major universities across the country, and the Texas A&M Aggies, who will play their first season in the Southeastern Conference this year, have seven verbal commitments from that list. The list includes: Dawson running back James White, Westfield Defensive tackle Hardreck Walker, Sharpstown linebacker Reggie Chevis, Alief Taylor safety Jonathan Wiggins, Manvel cornerback Tavares Garner, and Terry receiver Derrick Griffin and safety Victory Davis.

v36_TOWhat now?!

That’s probably what Terrell Owens is saying to himself today after learning he’s been cut by the Seattle Seahawks.

Owens tweeted that he’s over and out with the Seahawks, who had to reduce their roster from 90 to 75 players on Sunday.

"I’m no longer a Seahawk," the tweet said, continuing, "I THANK the organization 4 the opportunity, I’m truly blessed beyond belief. My FAITH is intact & will NOT waiver."

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