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56 million people play fantasy sports in the United States and Canada. This is an enormous increase for a hobby-turned industry that just three years ago boasted 33 million players. 

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AUSTIN — University of Texas athletic director Steve Patterson says the Longhorns could play football in Mexico City by 2020 as UT considers expanding its brand internationally.

Patterson, who took over as athletic director 19 months ago, spoke at the Associated Press Sports Editors’ Southwest Region meeting Sunday in Austin. Patterson says UT has a natural advantage because of its proximity to what he considers to be a lucrative fan base in Mexico.

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AUSTIN — The Texas Senate has approved letting pro sport franchises conduct charitable raffles that include cash prizes. Half of the proceeds from the raffles would go to charity and the rest awarded to the winners.

The bill now goes to Gov. Greg Abbott for his consideration.

But even if Abbott signs it into law, the question must still go before Texas voters statewide to amend the state Constitution.

Texas The Front Line On High School ECG Debate

May 6, 2015

AUSTIN — Cody Stephens was trying to shed some of the 290 pounds from his 6-foot-9 frame before graduating high school and attending his first college football training camp three summers ago when he took a nap and didn’t wake up. The autopsy showed he had an enlarged heart, which gave out.

Spurred by the deaths of teenagers like Cody who die each year by sudden cardiac arrest, Texas lawmakers are pushing to make their state the first to require public high school athletes to undergo electrocardiogram testing. Those pushing for the change, including some of the parents of children who have died, say testing is relatively cheap and simple, and that it could save lives.

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The U.S. National Soccer team will face off against Mexico's football this Wednesday at the Alamodome in what is sure to be a legendary game. The 65,000-seat match has been sold out since February. Screaming fans in San Antonio are expected to be cheering for Mexico and the U.S.

Major league soccer is looking to expand and San Antonio seems like a logical choice for a team as well, so what is the future of Soccer in the Alamo City?

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