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San Marcos guard Steven Price dribbles the ball up the floor. 

San Marcos forward Kaleb Johnson slashes toward the basket. 

San Marcos guard Jake Brown finds an open lane against San Antonio Memorial. 

College Basketball: Four Rattlers bound for next level

By ISHMAEL JOHNSON
Daily Record Sports

Now four former Rattlers will be taking their talents to college.

Guard Steven Price became the fourth Rattler basketball signing for this senior class, committing to play basketball for Angelo State University as a preferred walk-on.

Price’s backcourt partners (Jake Brown and Bennie Cherry Jr.) agreed to attend Labette College in Kansas and Ranger College, respectively, earlier in the semester and forward Kaleb Johnson signed with Central Community College in Nebraska.

Texas State Notebook: Anicka Newell qualifies for Summer Olympics, longtime assistant returns to Bobcats

By JOE VOZZELLI
Sports Editor

And then there were two.

Less than a week after former Bobcat pole vaulter Logan Cunningham punched his ticket to the Summer Olympics, Anicka Newell did the same.

Newell, who will represent Team Canada during next month’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, qualified at Sunday’s Canadian Track and Field Championships.

NBA: 5-time NBA champion Tim Duncan retires after 19 seasons

By JON KRAWCZYNSKI
AP Basketball Writer

Tim Duncan spent nearly two decades as the quiet storm in the middle of the San Antonio Spurs franchise, putting the team on his broad shoulders and carrying it to heights unseen in modern American sports.

With Duncan as the focal point, the Spurs won five championships, made the playoffs in all 19 of his seasons and cemented themselves as one of the most successful sports franchises in history. And now, the tireless and reluctant superstar is finally calling it a career.

Countdown to Kickoff: Matt Viator tries to fix ailing Louisiana-Monroe football program

By JOE VOZZELLI
Sports Editor

No one would blame Louisiana-Monroe if it wanted to forget that 2015 ever happened. 

The contrast between expectations and reality could not have been any more stark.

Todd Berry told the media before the 2015 season that he thought he had his best team ever at ULM. Four months later, he was out of a job. Amid an 1-9 start to Berry's sixth year at the helm, athletic director Brian Wickstrom canned his head football coach on Nov. 14.

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