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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 27, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas December 2005 HERALDZEITUNG Page 5A Canyons Bernie Gutierrez runs down I SIDELINES From wire reports STATE MILLWOOD AGREES TO DEAL WITH RANGERS Free agent pitcher Kevin Millwood reached a pre liminary agreement Monday on a fiveyear contract with giving the Rangers the legitimate 1 starter they have been Texas can void the fifth year of the deal if Millwood doesnt pitch a certain number of innings in earlier years of the con Millwood is expected to undergo a physical Tuesday in and the deal likely will be finalized Details of the deal were disclosed by two people familiar with negotiations who spoke on condition of anonymity because the contract had not been Millwoods deci sion to accept Texas offer was first reported by the Fort Worth StarTelegram on its Web Millwood was 911 with a ERA that led the American League this his only season for The righthan who turned 31 rejected a salary arbitration offer from the COWBOYS RELEASE CUNDIFF The Dallas Cowboys released incon sistent kicker Billy Gundiff on the teams fourth change at the posi tion since training The Cowboys resigned rookie Sean who was cut when the team brought back Cundiff on 19 and didnt miss a field goal or extra point in two Suisham was first signed after Dallas cut Jose who was released in training camp when he injured his was 5for8 since returning to the He kicked a teamrecord 56yard field goal in his first game back against the TURCO OUT WITH FLU Dallas Stars goalie Marty Turco didnt travel to Louis for Monday nights game against the Blues because of the Turco is 189 this Johan his back is 41 in six appear The Stars recalled goalie Dan FJlis from Iowa to take Turcos PORTS COMING Best in football The illComil County grid To have your sports event publi contact Will Wright at or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org HE DAILY Unicorns Rangers New Braunfsls girls take a break from 27 lime Alamo Bowl showdown Michigan takes on Nebraska in matchup of 74 teams in Time 7 ESPN Rangers begin 265A Smithson Valley boys begin league play in second game ofDH time Parcells focused on not talking about quitting Texas AP Bill Parcells doesnt seem to act like he plans to quit coaching any time With the Dallas Cowboys still trying to make the he appears as focused as At 2 Christmas morn Parcells was in his office watching film and already preparing for the regular sea son On he released inconsistent kicker Billy Cun Veteran safety Tony Dixon was resigned in case Pro Bowl safety Roy Williams injured left foot bothers Parcells focus is solely on the finale against the Louis not on the help Dallas needs from other And especially not a report that Bill Parcells claims hes consider ing Im not talking about any of Parcells said when asked about his coaching When youre 64 years they can say anything they Theyre proba bly going to be pretty close to being some The Cowboys 96 remained in playoff con tention with a 2420 victory Saturday at but a 10th victory Sunday night at home against Louis wont be enough if Carolina and Washington win their road games earlier in the But if either the Panthers or Red skins Dallas gets a wildcard berth by winning the NFLs last regularseason game this Not making the playoffs would be a disappointment to Parcells adding thats how hed feel even if the team wins 10 Last a couple of teams got in with but this were not that Parcells talked about how much he likes his He said the Cowboys have been pretty close to reaching the potential that he felt they had for this After going 610 last the Cowboys are already guar anteed their second winning season in three seasons under They went through three straight 511 seasons under Dave Campo before Parcells has another season left on his four year though there has been some speculation about whether he would return to coach A report posted Saturday on citing unidentified said Parcells was pri vately contemplating retire There is no one I have talked no one about any thing of that said Par an ESPN studio analyst before joining the I challenge anyone to step for ward to say tliis guy said to me he was thinking about retire Parcells said he didnt want speculation about his future to be a distraction to his play ers this When told by a reporter that he could end any speculation by just saying hed back next the coach responded Im not saying Parcells I dont want any more questions about Thank Ill say what I want to say when I want to say it about those There have been other reports that owner Jerry Jones wants to offer Parcells a con tract but the coach said there havent been any talks about Hoop teams head back to the hardcourt Unicorns girls visit Smithson Valley today From staff reports After a weeklong break thanks to local high school basket ball teams return to action begin ning In an allComal County the Smithson Valley girls will host New Braunfels in a nondistrict clash at 2 today at Ranger The game will feature two teams that have shown signs of improve ment but are still searching for a breakthrough Smithson Valley 02 District 265A struggled for much of the ear ly season as injuries decimated the Things were expected to get even worse once district play but despite playing in one of the toughest districts in the the Rangers have been an early Smithson Valley battled highly ranked Reagan and Madison to the final seconds before dropping each game by two The Rangers hope to finish off a game when New Braunfels visits this For the the story has been similar flashes of brilliance but a difficult time finishing the New Braunfels 02 District 274A showed both in the final game against The Unicorns played step for step with the Cougarettes for a but a few quick baskets in the second half proved to be too much for New Braunfels to over Despite the early coach Lance Hughey has said he still believes his team can battle for a top DAVID Canyon guard Isaiah Jackson drives to the basket during a recent game against Canyon will return to action Wednesday in the Holiday Classic in three finish in the To do New Braunfels must lim it turnovers while shooting at a bet ter The first step could come The New Braunfels boys will also hit the hardwood traveling to Pleasanton for a nondistrict The Unicorns are another confusing A victory over ninth ranked Boerne and a hardfought loss to lOthranked have proven New Braunfels can play with But in the Unicorns have struggled and lost games they should have Coach Chris Dial is hoping for con sistency when his team opens the second half of the season Canyon 10 is easily the class of the boys field in the Comal County but the game against New Braunfels proved they can be beaten if they dont play Canyon will face a stiff test this week when the Cougars travel to Houston to participate in the Sec ond Baptist Eagle Holiday The who have won 14 in a row since opening the season with a will continue through The Smithson Valley boys may have the toughest test this going with out a warmup game before beginning District 274A play at home against Churchill at Hundreds pay respects to Colts coach and son AP Tony Dungy and his wife stood for more than three hours Mon day greeting hundreds of mourners with hand shakes and From NFL players past and present to wellwishers off the all came to offer the couple condolences for the loss of their The Indianapolis Colts coach and his will bury 18yearold James Dungy on Among those who waited hours to file through the tiny funeral home chapel were former Tampa Bay Devil Rays manager Lou Piniella and representatives from several NFL Many had never met James but still felt compelled to show support for a softspo ken man revered in this city as much more than a foot ball The Dungys took the time to thank each person for coming by to pay respect to who was found dead in his suburban apartment last week of an apparent sui The exact cause of his death was pending the result of a toxicology Hopefully he felt the love that I have for him and Lau Tampa Bay Buccaneers Pro Bowl linebacker Derrick Brooks Hes doing the best he can under the cir A lot of people have come to pay their respects because hes meant more to this community than just a football Texans down to four healthy defensive linemen HOUSTON AP Houston Tex ans defensive line has dwindled to just four healthy players as they prepare to face San Francisco in the season finale on Veteran defensive end Gary Walker sev ered his right triceps on the first play against Jacksonville on Saturday and will have surgery on He will be placed on the injured The who employ a 34 had just one reserve defensive lineman against the Jaguars after Walkers Coach Dom Capers was forced to play rookie Alfred Malone He had just been moved up from the practice squad on Rookie Travis the Texans top pick in was inactive against Jack sonville after he strained his back in a noncontact drill during practice on Capers said that Johnson is feeling a lot but that his status against the 49ers is not He will likely practice on a limited basis this Were going to have to monitor We obviously cant go into a game with just four healthy defensive Dom Capers Houston coach Capers If Travis doesnt look like hes going to be totally ready to then well have to take a look in terms of maybe signing another defensive line We obviously cant go into a game with just four healthy defensive line Malone had seven tackles and a sack on but also got a penalty for running into the kicker mat led to a Jack sonville field You never know what to expect when a guy comes from the practice squad and ends up going out and playing over 25 Capers I think he was Capers also said he wasnt too upset about the penalty because of Malones game In fairness to him he hadnt been in those situation on the practice field very Capers Malone was elevated from the prac tice squad after defensive tackle Junior loane was placed on the injured reserve with a calf There are no defensive linemen remaining on the practice Besides Houstons other healthy defensive linemen are defensive ends Robaire Smith and Jerry Deloach and nose tackle Seth The Texans are also having injury prob lems at running Domanick Davis has missed the last two games with inflammation in his knee and will not practice on His Jonathan has a thigh contusion and will also sit out of practice on Capers said it is likely that who has ran for 173 yards and two touch downs the last two will play against the Capers is less hopeful about the return of who needs just 24 yards to reach for the thirdstraight
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