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v42_sports_hsLumberjacks quarterback Brady Attaway’s fourth-down pass fell incomplete near the goal line with just 28 seconds remaining in the game to allow the Sam Houston State Bearkats to slip past SFA 51-43 in the annual Battle of the Piney Woods Classic in front of a record crowd of 26,185 at Reliant Stadium.

There’s an abundance of young African football talent plying their trade in Europe now. So much so that a player like Armaud Mendy–seen in the video scoring a spectacular goal in the FA Cup last weekend–has to play for Macclesfield Town in the English second division. Later this month the 2012 African Cup of Nations finals will be played in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon. We won’t get to see Mendy–his team Guinea-Bissau did not qualify for the finals; they finished last in their group–at the ACN and he did not make our list of “10 African Footballers to Watch in 2012″ (yes, we do love lists, not just any lists) compiled by AIAC’s Elliot Ross:

v27_dynamoDid a spectral Joan of Arc affect the outcome of last Saturday's game in Montreal? Was Leonard Cohen spinning a Buddhist prayer wheel while meditating on the fate of his hometown soccer team? Did Houston's players overdo it at lunch with too much bread and brie, or worse still, poutine?

Whatever the cause, the Houston Dynamo's defense, normally solid, was porous as a couscoussier in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Montreal Impact in Major League Soccer play.

v20_Dynamo2-RudleyThe Houston Dynamo and BBVA Compass launched its Building a Better Mind Initiative at The Rusk School in Houston’s East End, as part of their Building a Better Mind campaign.

Dynamo players Colin Clark, Adam Moffat, Brian Ownby and Nathan Sturgis, along with BBVA Compass and Dynamo officials, read to students in kindergarten through second grade. The event was part of the BBVA Compass literacy program, “Reading Counts,” which promotes the importance of reading to children and provides free books to students.

v15_warren_sappFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Former NFL star Warren Sapp owes more than $6.7 million to creditors and back child support and alimony, according to a Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing in South Florida.

Sapp's $6.45 million in assets includes 240 pairs of Jordan athletic shoes worth almost $6,500; a $2,250 watch; and a lion skin rug worth $1,200.

FALLBROOK CHURCH - CHRISTMAS IN JULY

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