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My crystal ball is so obnoxious that I usually wait until the last minute to consult it. It’s obnoxious because it brags when it’s right and makes excuses when it’s wrong. Besides it has a nasty disposition.

My recent column on fond memories of the Sun Bowl prompted a call from Arturo Lightboune, a tall all-district end on the Bowie High School football team in the early 1950s.

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EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Cristian Solano threw two touchdown passes to Elijah Cooks, Kelton Moore ran for two fourth-quarter scores, and Nevada beat UTEP 37-21 on Saturday night.

DENTON, Texas (AP) — Tre Siggers ran for two touchdowns and Mason Fine fired two touchdown passes as North Texas rode a 17-point second quarter to a convincing 45-3 win over Texas-San Antonio in the Conference USA opener Saturday night.

HOUSTON (AP) — Alberth Elis and Christian Ramirez scored back-to-back goals in the second half and the Houston Dynamo earned a 2-1 victory over Orlando City Saturday.

HOUSTON (AP) — The Astros remained just shy of their third straight AL West title, wasting a chance to clinch when Wade Miley was hit hard Saturday night in an 8-4 loss to the Los Angeles Angels that ended a six-game winning streak.

NACOGDOCHES, Texas (AP) — Julien Gums rushed for 135 yards and three touchdowns and Chase Fourcade threw a TD pass and ran for two scores as Nicholls cruised past Stephen F. Austin 48-30 in a Southland Conference opener on Saturday.

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