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As Bets Are Placed On NFL Playoffs, A Local Recovering Gambler Shares His Story

Posted on · The Houston Texans failed to make it into the NFL playoffs for yet another year. But that won't keep a lot of people in the Houston area from placing bets on the playoffs, along with the Super Bowl. While you might think this is the most exciting time of the year for sports gamblers, it actually isn't. David Pitman talked with a recovering gambler to find out why.

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Pearland Wins, Earns Trip to World Series

Posted on · Baseball fans in Pearland are ecstatic after their little league team beat Eagle Pass last night in Waco to advance to the Little League World Series in Pennsylvania. Bill Stamps caught up with one of the heroes of the game who still can't believe what happened.

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Bye-Bye Rodeo, Hello NCAA

Posted on · There's no rest for crews at Reliant Park. The rodeo ended last night and workers immediately had to begin preparing for the NCAA men's Sweet Sixteen Regional Basketball Finals. Bill Stamps has more.

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Yates: Best Ever?

Posted on · Here in Houston there's a high school basketball team that may be one of the best ever in the state of Texas. Not only is the Jack Yates boys' basketball team undefeated, they've won many of their games by a hundred points or more. The school held a big pep rally as the team headed for the state semi-finals in Austin. Bill Stamps has more.

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Longhorn Fans Snatch up Gear

Posted on · Tonight is as big as it gets for Longhorn fans. The University of Texas will play Alabama for college football's national championship. Even though the game is being played at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, local UT fans have been stocking up on anything with a UT logo. Bill Stamps has the story.

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Houston Moves Forward in World Cup Bid

Posted on · The City of Houston and Harris County are one step closer in their bid to host the 2018 World Cup. Houston and Reliant Stadium have passed another round in the selection process and now goes forward competing against other U.S. cities and other countries. Bill Stamps has the latest.

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Harris County Faces Unexpected $100 Million Debt

Posted on · A series of unfortunate financial events surrounding the financing of Reliant Stadium could force Harris County to make some tough decisions over the next five years. As Laurie Johnson reports, the Harris County Sports Authority is facing some huge and unexpected bills.

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Would Fans Welcome Vick to Houston?

Posted on · Former Atlanta Falcons Quarterback Michael Vick says he's close to signing with another NFL team. Vick was recently released from prison after serving 23 months for his role in a dog fighting ring. So now the question is what team will Vick play for and how will the fans respond. Bill Stamps asked Houston residents and Texans Football fans how they'd feel he came to Houston.

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Kids play at Minute Maid and learn about Steroids

Posted on · The Taylor Hooton Foundation is named after a high school athlete who committed suicide after months of using steroids. That foundation came to Houston today to teach kids about the need to live healthy lives and stay away from performance enhancing drugs. Bill Stamps has the story from Minute Maid Park.

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New Athletic Director has High Hopes for UH Athletes

Posted on · The University of Houston has introduced its new athletic director. Mack Rhoades takes over for Dave Maggart, who retired last month after seven years with the university. Rhodes comes from the University of Akron, where he presided over the construction of a new 54-million dollar stadium. He's also credited with improving graduation rates for student athletes, and he says he hopes to do the same thing in Houston.

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Dynamo Near Stadium Deal

Posted on · It's not official yet, but the Houston Dynamo is significantly closer to a final deal to secure a new stadium in downtown Houston. Laurie Johnson has more.

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NBA Playoffs is City of Houston’s Chance to Shine

Posted on · The Rockets and Lakers go head to head tonight at the Toyota Center for Game 3 of the second round playoff matchup. And although Houston has hosted plenty of big events in the past, such as the Superbowl and recently Wrestle Mania, the visitor's bureau says being in the national spotlight gives the city a chance to show what it has to offer and improve its image. Bill Stamps has that story.

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Are You Ready for Some Baseball?

Posted on · The 2009 Baseball season is officially underway for the Houston Astros. After more than five months without any baseball, most fans were pumped up and ready to get things started. As Bill Stamps reports, the Astros didn't exactly get off to the start everyone had hoped.

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Houston Dynamo Looks for Home

Posted on · Houston's professional soccer team slowly inches toward a stadium deal. The Dynamo hope to break ground on a facility this fall. But city officials say the deal isn't done yet. Laurie Johnson has more.