Sports

Jackpot (Delta handicapper Steve Nick)
Winners: 4-10 (.400)
Best Bets: 0-1 (.000)
Longshots: 1-1 (1.000)
Top 3 picks in the $: .533

Morning Line (track odds)
Winners: 4-10 (.400)
Best Bets: 3-4 (.750)
Longshots: 0-0
Top 3 picks in the $: .397

Don Stevens (Delta track announcer)
Winners: 3-10 (.300)
Best Bets: 1-1 (1.000)
Longshots: 1-1 (1.000)
Top 3 picks in the $: .433

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Chad Cooper (Sports Editor)
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Saturday, April 16
Race 1
Coop: 1-10-9-2
Don: 1-9-10-3

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Lamar University will open its 2011 football schedule on Sept. 3 with a home game against Texas College, a member of the Texas State Football League.

Texas College, which went 1-9 overall and 1-4 in the TSFL last season, replaces Langston University on the previously-released 2011 Lamar football schedule. Coach Ray Woodard’s Cardinals defeated Langston 14-0 in their homecoming game last season.

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The Southeast Texas Mavericks announced today that they will be leaving the American Basketball Association immediately.

Three seasons as a member of the ABA, the Mavericks won their division each year, had a 30-game win streak and won consecutive ABA league titles.

"It has just become apparent to us that we need to be in a pro basketball league that gives us a greater challenge on a consistent basis," said Mavericks general manager/head coach Steve Tucker.

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More than 1,000 supporters  of horse racing and greyhound racing including those from Sam Houston Race Park, Retama Park and Lone Star Park, rallied at the State Capitol in Austin on March 31 to support House Bill 2111, which would allow slot machines at licensed racetracks (horse, greyhound) and Indian Reservations in Texas.

Two other pieces of legislation, SJR 33 and HJR 111, were also spoken of. Those would allow a vote by the public to put slot machines on racetracks.

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HOUSTON – Jeff Abt and Wade Mathis each drove in a pair of runs, leading Lamar University to a 5-2 win over the University of Houston in non-conference baseball action Wednesday night at Cougar Field.

The Cardinals return home to host Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in a three-game Southland Conference series this weekend at Vincent-Beck Stadium. Lamar and the Islanders will play Friday at 6:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m.

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Knight, who is the son of legendary college coach Bobby Knight, was the head coach at Texas Tech but was fired on March 7 after going 13-19 this season, which included a 10th place finish in the Big 12 with a 5-11 record.

Knight, 40, took over at Tech from his father midway through the 2007-08 season. He went 50-61 overall and just 16-42 in conference play. His Tech team made the post season just once and that came in 2008 when the Red Raiders advanced to the NIT Quarterfinals.

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Butler’s Brad Stevens and VCU’s Shaka Smart are two of the best storylines in this year’s Final Four and share two striking similarities – they both coach at mid-major programs and they’re both very young to be so successful so early.

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Lamar University is getting closer to announcing their next men's head basketball coach.

Sources close to the hiring process state that at least 10 coaches were interviewed, either formally or informally, and a decision will be made April 7.

Those who have interviewed, in no particular order, are:

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