British government wants an NFL team in London

LONDON (AP) — The British government wants an NFL team based in London.George Osborne, the British treasury chief, told the Evening Standard newspaper on Wednesday that the government will do whatever it can “to make this happen.”The NFL has been playing regular-season games at Wembley Stadium every year since 2007, and this season there are three games on the schedule. But they haven’t yet announced any plans to put a team permanently in the Brit...

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Lions square off against Skiatook

Just how cruel can the football gods be?When the Durant Lions travel to the far northern reaches of Oklahoma on Friday night to play a tough 6-1 Skiatook team, the Lions will be playing with one paw tied behind its back.Seems like a plague of injuries have fallen upon the Lions season. Six of the Durant’s offensive starters, who played in week one, won’t be playing this Friday night.The latest injury was to quarterback/linebacker Layton Tubbs. His ...

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Southeastern Homecoming is here

There is always a lot of stuff happening during Southeastern’s Homecoming celebrations and this there will be even more.You’ve seen the schedule and know everything starts with this evening’s Night at the Museum.You also know the Whang Bang Golf Tournament tees off Friday morning at Chickasaw Pointe Golf Club on Lake Texoma. The popular tournament is filling as you read, so hurry and get online and get registered. There are usually a few spots available...

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Butler delivers 2 big hits, KC evens World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A big-and-burly thumper still has a place on these flash-and-dash Kansas City Royals, it seems. Especially if he can deliver clutch hits in the World Series, the way Billy Butler did Wednesday night.Butler stroked a hard, RBI single in the first inning that his team desperately needed, then lined a loud, tiebreaking single in the sixth to send the Royals past the San Francisco Giants 7-2, tying things up at one game apiece.“I felt like...

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Southeastern volleyball downs Lions

COMMERCE, Texas - Emily Gentle led all attackers with a 20 kill performance as Southeastern picked up a 3-1 non-conference win over Texas A&M-Commerce on Tuesday night in Commerce, Texas.The win lifts the team to 13-11 overall heading into Saturday’s Great American Conference matchup with Northwestern Oklahoma State at 7 p.m. on Oct. 25.The performance was Gentle’s second 20-plus kill outing of the season and 16th double0digit performance as she hit .357 for ...

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DMS football squads get road victories on Monday night

MADILL – Durant’s middle school football squads each rolled to impressive victories on the road Monday night with the seventh grade posting a 22-6 triumph and the eighth grade a 37-0 whitewashing.Each team returns home Thursday, hosting Shawnee starting at 5 p.m.Seventh gradeAfter a slow start, the Lions finally got things rolling behind a hard-nosed rushing attack fueled by Isaiah Wright’s two touchdowns and 120 yards on the...

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Silo Cross Country wins 2A Regionals

Silo Boys Cross Country took first place at the Class 2A Regional Championships Saturday in Velma.“The boys have been working hard all season for this opportunity,” said coach Bobbie Pratt.The Rebels were led by sophomore Dylan Gaskill (18:40) who placed seventh out of the 91 competitors. Junior Lukas Long ran a 19:09, which earned him 11th overall. He was followed by senior Cody Shelton, who came in 12th with a 19:10. Fourteenth place was taken by junior Tre...

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SE golf tied for third at MSU Invitational

WICHITA FALLS, Texas – After running out to a first-round lead in the event with a team score of 286, Southeastern slipped slightly over the second 18 holes and finished Day 1 of the Midwestern State Invitational with a 295 to fall into a tie for third with a 581.Despite the slight drop as a team, Zach James remained steady over the first 36 holes by carding back-to-back rounds of 68 to work himself into a tie for first with a two-round total of 136.Mason Horner is...

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Southeastern women’s hoops open season picked 4th

Southeastern women’s basketball will open the 2014-15 season picked to finish in a tie for fourth with rival East Central in the Great American Conference preseason poll.The Savage Storm are coming off a 13-14 season in which they posted a 10-10 conference record and fell to Arkansas Tech in the first round of the conference tournament.SE returns five of its top six scorers, including leading scorer and first team All-GAC selection Emily Williams who posted 15.9 pp...

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Durant Elks Lodge holds soccer shoot

Durant Elks Lodge held its annual soccer shoot at the Durant Multi-Sports Complex Saturday, October 4, 2014.This yearly event is open to all children under ten years of age. There are two groups in the competition: under-8 (U-8) and under-10 (U-10). The local 1st place winners from each group advance to the state competition in Shawnee, OK.The list of 1st and 2nd place local winners: U-10 girl Addison Polk 1st place, U-8 boy Axel Thurman 1st place, U-10 boy Clayton Franc...

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SE volleyball clinches tournament berth

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. - Southeastern opened the day with a five-set win over Henderson State that clinched a berth in the conference tournament, but ended the day with a sour taste after a 3-0 loss in a non-conference matchup against Alabama-Huntsville on Friday evening with both matches in Arkadelphia, Ark.The Savage Storm moves to 12-10 overall on the season and 6-3 in Great American Conference play heading into a non-conference contest at Ouachita Baptist at 10 a.m. on Saturday morn...

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